Get ready for the Monster
Now in its 16th year, this annual celebration hosted by the German Village Society allows participants to dress up in their Halloween best, enjoy live music and drinks, and–the highlight of the evening, if you ask us–participate in adult trick-or-treating within German Village.
This year’s Bash is taking place Oct. 15, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets cost $75 per person.
Editor’s note: This year’s event has sold out. Make sure to follow the German Village Society’s social media account to see when next year’s tickets will become available.
The event kicks off at 6:30 p.m. at the German Village Society Meeting Haus, which is located at 588 S. Third St. Adult trick-or-treating will take place until 8:30, when the on-site party at the Meeting Haus will begin. The evening is capped off with an afterparty at The Daily Growler, which will take place from 10:30 p.m. until midnight.
Those in Hallowen garb will be invited to enter into a best costume contest, with prizes provided by local businesses. Monster Bash guests will also be able to purchase food from a number of food trucks, or make their own s’mores.
The long-standing event has been a hit from the start, generating such a wide appeal in part due to how unique it is, according to Natalie Brehm, co-chair of the German Village Society.
“I think Monster Bash draws such a big crowd because there’s not really anything else like it in Columbus, especially this time of year. The “Adult Trick-or-Treating” is very nostalgic of being a kid and running around the neighborhood in costumes. Everyone is friendly and happy and you get to visit the host’s houses like they’re a true friend,” she said. “I haven’t been to any other event where almost 400 people feel like good friends by the end of the night. And hey, I’m sure the all-inclusive alcohol with your ticket purchase doesn’t hurt.”
And while the annual Bash provides nostaligc fun for everyone involved, it also serves a worthy cause, functioning as one of the German Village Society’s largest fundraising events.
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