The 2018 Fall and Halloween Happenings Guide

. October 1, 2018.
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Celebrate Halloween, pick your fall favorites, and find the tastiest treats with a few tricks thrown in!

Fridays-Sundays

The Corn Maze at The Butterfly House

Wheeler Farms isn’t just known for its butterfly house, but also for its wild mazes that change in design every year. Four different mazes make sure that even the most advanced maze navigator has a challenge. Within the mazes are 24 hidden checkpoints, adding an even bigger challenge.

5-11pm Fridays, noon-11pm Saturdays and noon-8pm Sundays until October 28th. Cost is $8 for children under 10 and $9 for adults.

The Butterfly House | 11455 Obee Rd, Whitehouse
419-872-1731 | wheelerfarms.com/corn-maze

Fridays-Sundays

ScreamAcres Haunted Attractions

Several awesome attractions are offered by ScreamAcres. PanDEMONium Project is a no holds barred scare attraction for teens and adults where visitors see the underground facilities of a bio-engineering company doing terrible human experimentations. Screamacres is a haunted corn maze where eyes and scary beings will follow you, call your name, and jump out of the darkness. If both of those seem like too much terror, The Barnyard offers farm fun with golf, slides, cornhole, straw tunnels, and the chance to visit Buttercup the cow.

6-10pm Fridays, 2-10pm Saturdays and various times Sundays until October 28. Admission prices vary.

0064 Co Rd 16, Napoleon
419-599-1570 | screamacres.com

Saturdays and Sundays, 1-5pm Saturdays and Sundays through October 21.

Pumpkin Train

It’s time for Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation’s annual pumpkin train. Come out to ride their 1/4 scale trains to the pumpkin patch, find that special pumpkin, load it up on the train and haul it back to the station! Pumpkins cost $5 and purchase of a pumpkin is optional. Train ride rates apply.

$2/adults and $1/children 12 and under.

Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation | 12505 County Road 99
419-423-2995 | nworrp.org | “NORTHWEST OHIO RAILROAD PRESERVATION, INC” on Facebook

Fridays and Saturdays, October 5 – October 27 | 6:30-9pm

Halloween Express

You’ve ridden during the day and now here’s your chance to take a night ride around the museum on Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation’s Halloween Express! Family friendly, non-scary, night time train ride around the museum grounds decorated for Halloween. Watch for the pumpkins, scarecrows, ghosts and goblins along the tracks. You never know what you might see hiding out in the depot on train cars! All ages are welcome!

$2/adults and $1/children 12 and under.

Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation | 12505 County Road 99
419-423-2995 | nworrp.org | “NORTHWEST OHIO RAILROAD PRESERVATION, INC” on Facebook

Monday, October 8 | 6-7pm

Goosebumps in the Night

Celebrate R.L Stine’s birthday with his best-known book series, Goosebumps. Kids will have spooky fun with themed-activities and reading. Geared towards 3rd-6th graders.

Lima Public Library Auditorium | 650 W Market St, Lima
419-228-5113 | limalibrary.com

Wednesday, October 10 | 6:30-7:30pm

The Wonderful World of Bats

Do you know much about bats? Come find out and learn more with Jerry Schneider who will present local and tropical bats to the audience. Hear the echolocation calls of these creatures and view stunning photographs as you understand their important role in the environment.

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library | 77 Jefferson St, Tiffin
419-447-3751 | tiffinsenecalibrary.org

Friday, October 12

Jack-O-Lantern Festival

There’s plenty of activities for everyone including hay rides, face painting, games, a pumpkin patch, trunk or treat, 100 jack-o-lanterns and screenings of two movies. “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” with show first, followed by an intermission and then a screening of “Night of the Living Dead.”

Gates open at 6pm, shows begin 8pm, $20 per carload or $5 per person.

Tiffin Drive-In Theater | 4101 N State Rt 53, Tiffin
877-343-5334 | fieldofdreamsdrivein.com

Sunday, October 14 | 7am-5pm

Applebutter Festival

Join the fun along the Maumee River. Explore the past with historical reenactments and pioneer demonstrations. Live music, various crafts, and food make this a
not-to-be-missed festival.

Downtown Grand Rapids
applebutterfest.org

Sunday, October 14 | 9:30am-4pm

Downtown Tiffin Pumpkin Stroll

Take a stroll through the beautiful Downtown Tiffin area visiting local businesses to collect pumpkin themed treats. Like trick-or-treating, but all about pumpkins! $15

Downtown Tiffin Historic District
419-443-0882 | downtowntiffinevents.com

Thursday & Friday, October 18 & 19 | 10am-3pm

The Toledo Zoo’s Little Boo at the Zoo

The littlest pumpkins and princesses can have fun trick or treating at the zoo. All toddlers and preschool aged kids are invited to show off their Halloween costumes and collecting treats throughout the zoo. Various games and crafts will also be available, and of course you can’t forget to visit the animals! $7-$13.

2 Hippo Way, Toledo
419-385-5721 | toledozoo.org/boo

Friday & Saturday, October 19-20 & 26-27 | 7-8:30pm

Fort Meigs Garrison Ghost Walk

Fort Meigs will be getting a little spooky with the Garrison Ghost Walk. Tour the 1812 fort with a guide after dark where you’ll hear some ghostly tales of the past. Tickets must be purchased online.

$10 for ages 13+, $5 for children ages 6-12 and free for children 5 and under.

Fort Meigs | 29100 W River Rd, Perrysburg
419-874-4121 | fortmeigs.org/ghostwalk

Friday & Saturday, October 19 & 20 | 7-8:30pm

Ghosts of Providence

For some authentic ghostly fun check out Ghosts of Providence, a historical lantern lit evening walk through a real ghost town. The canal town was abandoned after a fire, a cholera epidemic and a decline in canal traffic, but this town (which is now a park) is booming again with ghostly characters from the past. Recommended ages, 5 and older. $7.

Providence Metropark | 13801 S River Rd, Grand Rapids
metroparkstoledo.com/explore-your-parks/providence

Saturday, October 20 | 5-8pm

Spooktacular!

Spend a fun afternoon with your little ones exploring the Hancock Historical Museum. Both indoor and outdoor activities are planned including crafts, face painting, decorating Halloween cookies, pumpkin tic-tac-toe and pumpkin painting. Visitors can also tour the Hull House with a historical interpreter and enjoy a Halloween scavenger hunt. The Derrick Express Bus will tour to look at fossils, animal tracks and animal furs. The candy-free event is sponsored by local dentists.

$1/person, children 2 and under are free.

Hancock County Historical Museum | 422 W Sandusky St
419-423-4433 | “Hancock Historical Museum” on Facebook

Saturday, October 20 | 11am-4pm

Fall Festival – Truck or Treat

Kids can spend the afternoon showing off their costumes while collecting candy at Truck or Treat. A costume contest and dance party make this a fun event for the whole family.

The Shops of Fallen Timbers | 3100 Main St, Maumee
theshopsatfallentimbers.com

Saturday, October 20 | 10am-2pm

Boo on the Boat

Celebrate Halloween at the Great Lakes Museum. The M. Schoonmaker Ship Museum comes alive with ghouls and ghosts of all kinds. Trick or treat in style! $8-$11.

Great Lakes Museum | 1701 Front St, Toledo
419-214-5000 | inlandseas.org

Saturday, October 20 | 2-3pm

Break It Make It with Home Depot: Pumpkins

Meet in the Children’s Place Programming Room and get into the Halloween spirit for hands-on exploration of pumpkins. Deconstruct, investigate and tinker with the gourds using various tools and safety equipment.

Wood County District Public Library | 251 N Main St, Bowling Green
419-352-5104 | wcdpl.org

Saturday, October 20 | 4-7pm

Fall Family Festival

The Gathering presents a fun, fall festival for all ages. Kids can paint and decorate a pumpkin and participate in the costume contest at 5pm. Adults enjoy sipping on fall-flavored brews, Apple Cider Sangria, and warm spiked cider. Caramel apples made by Chef Jeremy England will also be available for purchase. $10 per child.

The Gathering | 114 E Main Cross St
567-525-3235 | findlaygathering.com

Saturdays and Sundays, October 20-28 | 12-5pm

Trick or Treat on Horseback

Bring your family out to Project H.O.P.E. for some fun! Any ages (yes, parents and older “kids” may ride, too!) are welcome! Fun costumes are encouraged but, of course, they are not required to have a ride. Riders get on a horse and are guided by a person that takes them around to different stops to participate in an activity on their horse. Once they finish the activity, they are rewarded with candy, face painting and more fun! $10 donation per rider. $10/person.

Project H.O.P.E. | 6645 Twp Rd 215
419-469-0415 | projecthope-equinetherapy.org | “Project HOPE Equine Assisted Therapy” on Facebook

Tuesday, October 23 | 7pm

Halloween Parade

Don’t miss one of the most exciting events in Findlay—the annual Halloween Parade! With six Hancock County bands and numerous floats, costumes and characters of all types, there’s plenty to see and hear. Arrive early to get a good spot along the parade route and don’t forget to wear a costume and bring a bag for all the treats! The parade lasts approximately 2-2.5 hours. The parade starts on East Main Cross Street at East Street, proceeding west, then turning onto South Main Street and proceeding south, ending at Lincoln Street.

Friday, October 26 | 10am-5pm

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

Screening throughout the day, families can enjoy watching the beloved movie while eating popcorn. Bring your blankets and cozy up.

Wood County District Public Library | 251 N Main St, Bowling Green
419-352-5104 | wcdpl.org

Friday-Wednesday, October 26-31 | 10am-5pm

Spooky Science

Science can definitely be spooky and also a ton of fun! Kids will get to hear scary Halloween myths, and also have the opportunity for some hands-on learning. Spooky activities will help teach elements of chemistry, physics, and biology.

$10-$12, children under 2 free.

Imagination Station | 1 Discovery Way, Toledo
419-244-2674 | imaginationstationtoledo.org

Saturday, October 27 | 1-2:50pm

Halloween Public Skate

Dress up in your favorite skating-friendly costume and head to The Cube for their Halloween Public Skate. $5/person admission and $3 skate rental without costume, free skate rental with a costume.

The Cube | 3430 N Main St
419-424-7176 | “The Cube” on Facebook

Sunday, October 28 | 2-5pm

Fall Festival at Kaleidoscope Farms

Join Kaleidoscope Farms as they bring back their Fall Festival and Tree Tagging event. Bring the whole family to tag your family’s Christmas tree, pick out pumpkins and gourds for your Halloween decorations, shoot pumpkins out of the pumpkin launcher, enjoy the bounce house, visit our concession stand and take your fall family pictures in front of the beautiful sunflower fields. Sunflowers will also be available for purchase to cut and create your own bouquet.

14841 CR-54, Mt Cory
419-722-1154 | kaleidoscopefarms.com

Sunday, October 28 | 6-8pm

Trunk or Treat at United

Time to get dressed up in your costumes and start gathering the sweet treats. Cars will be lined up on the lot passing out candy and other prizes. Enjoy additional games and snacks.

United Baptist Church | 419 Coe St, Tiffin
419-447-5035 | lovetiffin.org