pumpkins in a pile

A chill is in the air. Cornstalks have grown high and thick, and the leaves on trees are turning shades of gold, red, yellow, and brown. This can only mean one thing: Autumn is here.

It’s a great time of year for families to enjoy nature’s splendor and family fun in and around the Granville area. Check out just some of the wonderful family fun opportunities that Granville has to offer this fall season.

Fall Events in Granville


Monday, October 21 | 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. | Infirmary Mound Park; James Bradley Senior Center, 4309 Lancaster Road

dog dressed up in halloween costume

Come for a fun afternoon celebrating Howl-O-Ween with canine pals. There will be food, bounce houses, and demonstrations. Licking County Humane Society and Licking County Dog Shelter will be on hand with adoptable dogs. Newark Veterinary Hospital will offer micro-chipping. Eventgoers will love the doggy costume contest. Website registration is encouraged - click here to register.



Thursday, October 24 | 3:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Friday Oct.25 | 9 a.m. - noon
Ages: All | Drop off carved pumpkin at The College Town House, 334 E Broadway St
Entry Drop-Off Times | Free Event

pumpkin carving

The community is invited to drop off their family-friendly carved pumpkin to be displayed on the College Town House lawn for The Great Granville Pumpkin Walk. NOTE: Entries must be picked up at the end of trick-or-treat on October 31 (entries that are not picked up will be recycled/composted).

The People’s Choice Award winner will be announced during Trick-or-Treat, October 31 (College Town House lawn entries only). Vote on your favorite between October 25-30 on the porch of the College Town House.



October 25 through October 31 (pumpkins lit in the evenings) | Ages: All
Downtown Granville & Community and Pumpkin Garden Display @ The College Town House
carved pumpkin lit up at nightThe Granville Recreation District in partnership with The Federated Clubs of Granville of the College Town House will present six days of lit carved pumpkins throughout downtown Granville.

The front lawn of the College Town House will be transformed into a community pumpkin garden. Come experience the fall whimsy and see carved pumpkins aglow! (To join in the fun, submit your own carved pumpkin creation in the competition.) 


gingerbread house decorated

Saturday, November 23, 2019 | Robbins Hunter Museum
Ages: 5-7, 8-10, Family & Adults

Children of all ages are invited to build and decorate their own North Pole-themed “gingerbread” house to have on display during the Candlelight Walking Tour. Create your house without the mess at home - supplies included. 

Session 01: Ages: 5-7 from 10-11 a.m. $15 (R), $35 (NR)
Session 02: Ages: 8-10 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. $20 (R), $40 (NR)
Session 03: Family/Adult from 2-3:30 p.m. $25 (R), $45 (NR)

Register by 11/16 (all sessions)


Fall Event at Kendal

We’re getting into the fall festivities here at Kendal at Granville all month long, too! Here are the details.


All Month | Kendal at Granville, 2158 Columbus Road | Granville, OH 43023

A perfect fall foliage tour opportunity! Kendal at Granville has been accredited as a Level 1 Arboretum and is now open to visits from groups such as hikers, students, Scouts, and more! With more than 60 species of trees (including a variety of oaks, elm hybrids, maples, dogwoods, cherries, birch, and spruce as well as Ohio’s state tree, the Buckeye) and about five miles of walking trails, the campus is a great spot for nature lovers. To make a reservation, contact Peggy Qualls at 740-321-0447.


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