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Halloween 2023 at Findlay Market

Kelly Lanser
Director of Communication

Costume Pickup, Dog Costume Contest, Trick-or-Treat + more!

Cincinnati (October 2023) - Findlay Market has a weekend full of Halloween fun planned for the community. See below for a schedule of events and details.


Last Call for Costume & Candy Drive
There is still time to donate extra candy or gently used costumes to the Market Center before Sunday, October 29. Anyone who donates will receive a coupon for $1 off a drink at Jane's.

A Nightmare on Elder
Sunday, October 29, 11 A.M. -3 P.M.
ETC Produce & Provisions and Makers Bakers will be hosting a free Haunted House on the north side of the market (across from their stands).

Costume Pickup
Sunday, October 29, 1-4 P.M
Kids can pick up free costumes and accessories from the Race St. Esplanade, courtesy of generous community donations. Costumes are available on a first-come, first-served basis. There are costumes and accessories for all ages.

Dog Costume Contest
Sunday, October 29, 2 P.M.
Bring your costumed canine to compete in Findlay Market's annual Dog Costume Contest at Jane’s. Prizes will be awarded for the cutest, funniest, and most creative costumes. The first-place winner will receive a year's worth of Dog Food from Pet Wants:

Tuesday, October 31, 4-6 P.M.
Families are invited to trick-or-treat from our Market Merchants and partners. Trick-or-treat will take place throughout the Market House, along Elm Street and Race Street and at surrounding storefronts. We will have 250 special trick-or-treat bags donated by Curative Printing to hand out beginning at 3:30 P.M., plus a "Decorate Your Own Bag" station. There will be a children’s activity station at Race St Station, children’s games in front of 

Leader at Jane’s, and story time & crafts with the Cincinnati & Hamilton Co. Public Library.


Community Generosity

Thanks to donations from caring community members and organizations, many children will be able to celebrate Halloween in costumes this year and be truly treated on Halloween. We have received donations by so many individuals, and would also like to highlight some of the big donations received this year:

· Officer Amanda Johnson, CPD District 1 Neighborhood Liaison, hand-made 50 costumes, collected costumes and candy, and stuffed more than 100 individual candy bags with special Cincinnati Police Department stickers.

· Vivian Zieverink is the Executive Assistant to the Chief Public Defender for Hamilton County. She hosted a Costume & Candy Drive for the multiple offices of the Public Office and collected dozens of brand new costumes and thousands of pieces of candy.

· Connor McCarthy, an 8th-grade student at Our Lady of Victory, has been collecting donated candy and costumes as part of a service project for the National Junior Honors Society.

· 3CDC did a huge drive at their office and public spaces around OTR and downtown.

· Bahl & Gaynor sponsored the event and also collected costumes and candy in their office throughout the month of October.


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