It's that time of year again! Despite the unusual circumstances this year, we're pushing through with our annual Halloween event. In fact, we're making it even bigger and better than last year. Don't miss out on this mask-mandatory event, we have more games, more candy, and more social distancing than EVER BEFORE!

Findlay Market Costume Drive Findlay Market is collecting gently used Halloween costumes for the Neighborhood Trick or Treating Event. Donate your old costume for someone else to enjoy! You can drop donations off at the Market Center (located at the center of the market house) any time during market hours. The last day to drop a donation off is Wednesday, October 28.

Please email for more information.

Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest for Dogs Dress your pups up in the scariest, cutest or funniest costume and join us at our first ever Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest for Dogs at 4pm in the Findlay Market Biergarten on October 31. The winning entry will receive a year’s supply of pet food from Pet Wants!

Transportation There will be a free hayride connecting Findlay Market, Grant Park and Findlay Park that groups can hop on throughout the event. Please note that seats will be limited, first come-first serve, and social distancing is required at all stages throughout the hayride. Refer to this map for guidance:

The streetcar is also free to ride and stops at Findlay Market and Washington Park.

COVID-19 Safety Measures:

  • All participants, volunteers and staff members will be required to wear a mask

  • Groups of 10 or fewer will be spaced at least 6ft apart to encourage social distancing

  • Volunteers and staff will be utilizing gloves to hand candy to kids (no grab-and-go)

  • Hayride wagon will be limited to every other seat and wiped down after each use

  • Handwashing stations at the parks and Findlay Market


We appreciate your help! Please sign up here so that we can ensure a safe, fun, and smooth event.


Want to help sponsor the event? You can donate on our membership page or on findlay market's website.

Social Sharing

We've created an event on Facebook here to share with friends.

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With all the violence surrounding the park lately, it's more important than ever to unite as a community and create a safe environment for our residents and families to enjoy. Wesley Chapel Mission Center, St. Francis Seraph Ministries, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Queen City Career Prep, Cincinnati Works, and the Cincinnati Recreation Commission did just that this Thursday by hosting a community gathering focused on sharing knowledge and opportunity. Volunteers passed out water and snacks while discussing ways to grow and prosper, both as individuals and as a community.

Thanks to everybody who came and made this event possible! We are gearing up for and even bigger and better Halloween event this year, and we need your help! Stay tuned for important updates and information, and donate here to help us sustain park programming and make our long term vision for Grant Park a reality.

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Updated: Nov 3, 2020

Halloween has came and went, and all of us at the Friends of Grant Park couldn't be happier about the results. We had a great community turnout despite freezing temperatures, and gave out TWICE the candy compared to 2018!

Special thanks to the Model Group, Spruce Nail Shop, and Queen City Radio for providing the hayride cart, and 3CDC for the CAN-AM that pulled it!

The hayride was a massive success, making several journeys to and from Findlay Market and providing riders with endless entertainment along the way.

Special thanks to FC Cincinnati for sending us Gary the mascot! Kids loved having the big furry mascot around, and he made a great impression.

Providing the greater Cincinnati area with important safety updates is an absolutely crucial task, and Local 12 is always on scene to report.

Special thanks to Local 12 for the media coverage.

Making an impact on the northern Over-The-Rhine community has never been more important than now with the high rate of local neighborhood violence, and on Halloween, we all did our part. None of this event would be possible without our supporters, and we cannot thank all of our volunteers and sponsors enough!

Click here to visit our Membership page and make a donation.

All donations are 100% tax deductible.

Special thanks to John Donaldson for providing Halloween decor and theme music, &

Special thanks to all of our volunteers who handed out candy! We will see you next year!


Matt Jacob       

Steven Hampton & Jennifer Parr   

Katie Conner/ArcX        

Jamie Williams   

Renewal by Anderson      

John Donaldson        


Model Group

Ron & Jan Fresh


Cincinnati Police District 1

Wesley Chapel

Brewery District

Cincinnati Recreation Center


Grant Park Block Watch

Uptrade Media

FC Cincinnati

Findlay Market

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