HauntedFest Guide

Need to know

Gates open at 7PM on Friday, October 26th at Lausche Building at the Ohio Expo Center. You will be searched upon entry to festival grounds. You’ll be required to empty your pockets and allow security to check through bags, wallets and purses. We reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone.


  • Individual glow-sticks
  • Totems
  • Outside food and drink
  • Dangerous costumes and accessories – real knives, items with sharp objects
  • Drugs or illicit substances
  • Fake guns
  • Professional cameras and video equipment
  • Fake plastic weapons
  • Selfie sticks
  • Large bags including backpacks


  • Costumes are absolutely encouraged! Just make sure they don’t have any hazardous parts or accessories
  • Glow toys, including hoops and poi
  • Small handbags and purses
  • Face paint
  • eCigs and vape pens
  • Reusable water bottles and empty hydration packs

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