Grab your favorite costume & head out for some tasty treats!
Residents who choose to distribute treats should turn on their porch lights during this time.
Drivers are encouraged to watch for young pedestrians unaccustomed to traveling at night.
In typical years, each Beggars Night, the Police Division coordinates Pumpkin Patrol, sending out marked City vehicles with assistance from the Citizen Police Academy Alumni Group to patrol neighborhoods and assist children if they become lost or scared while trick-or-treating with their friends. The trucks have two-way radios to contact emergency personnel and are also “equipped” with candy to pass out along the way.
Beggars Night is a community-wide activity, with the recommended event date established by the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) on behalf of Central Ohio communities. It is not organized by the City of Upper Arlington.
Parents are advised to use discretion when deciding if it is appropriate for their children to be out trick-or-treating based on inclement weather conditions.
Beggars Night Dates
The City observes Beggars Night on dates set by the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC), for the hours of 6-8 pm. When Halloween, October 31, falls on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, Trick or Treat is held the Thursday prior to October 31. When October 31 falls on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, Trick or Treat is held on October 31.
2021 – Thursday, October 28
2022 – Monday, October 31
2023 – Tuesday, October 31
2024 – Thursday, October 31
2025 – Thursday, October 30