2015 Halloween Guide

. October 2, 2015.

Take your kids, don’t miss a beat! This Halloween, try some of the most horrifyingly fun family events happening in the Findlay area, with or without costumes! 

September 12th – Nov. 1st

The Corn Maze at the Butterfly House

Fridays 5pm-midnight
Saturdays noon-midnight
Sundays 12-8pm

Wheeler Farms
11455 Obee Rd., Whitehouse
419-877-2733 | www.wheelerfarms.com 

Wheeler Farms has created four different corn mazes totaling over 6.4 miles, which will be sure to keep those kiddos (and you) busy! This year’s theme is Toledo Jeep with all Jeep employees and retirees receiving $2 off admission.
Maze prices: $8/ages 10 and over, $7/ages 6-9 and over 65.

September 19th – November 1st

Suter’s Corn Maze 

Saturdays and Sundays 1-8pm

Suter Produce
8250 Road R, Pandora
419-384-3331 | www.suterproduce.com

Suter’s maze is a non-haunted, family-friendly day of fun! Take a hayride to the pumpkin patch, enjoy fresh-pressed apple cider and find your way through this year’s “Pirate Trails and Treasure 2” themed maze.
Maze prices: $6/adults, $4.50/students. Hayrides: Open Saturday and Sunday 1-6pm, $2.50 per person (2 years and under are free).

September 26th – October 25th

Pumpkin Train

Saturdays and Sundays 1-5pm

Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation
12505 County Road 99, Findlay
419-425-2995 | www.nworrp.org 

Families can take a quarter scale train ride to the pumpkin patch and pick out a pumpkin, then haul your pumpkin back on the train to the station for delivery.
Admission price: $2/adults, $1/children includes train ride (pumpkins are an additional cost; purchase of pumpkins is not required).

October 1-31

Spooky Science 

Regular museum hours

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

For the whole month of October, visitors can get hands-on with chemistry, physics and biology through a series of spooky hair-raising activities. From fake wounds to sneezy slime, Imagination Station knows how to make science fun.
Admission is $11 for ages 13 and up, $10 for seniors, $9 for ages 3-12, free for 2 and under.
Spooky events are included with admission to Imagination Station.

October 2nd – October 31st

Haunted House

Fridays and Saturdays 8pm-Midnight
Sundays 8-10pm

Purgatory: House of Unrested Souls
12630 County Road 216, Findlay

Calling all thrill seekers and haunted house enthusiasts! Fear Factory is taking over Purgatory for the 2015 Halloween season, so daring souls can enjoy two haunts (one indoor and one outdoor) for the price of one. You never know what is lurking around the corner…
General admission is $9 per person and tickets can be purchased on-site.

October 3rd & 4th, 10th & 11th

Fall Open Houses

Saturday 10am-5pm
Sunday 12-5pm

Homestead Fall Farm

6850 Biglick Township Road 258, Alvada
419-894-6765 | facebook.com/TheHomesteadFallFarm


8729 Biglick Township Road 258, Alvada
419-387-7305 | Facebook under Geckle Orchard

Geckle Orchard and Homestead Fall Farm have teamed up again to offer Autumn Open Houses full of fall fun! Homestead Fall Farm provides hayrides, pumpkin picking, Barrel train rides, putt-putt and more. Just down the street from Homestead, Geckle Orchard offers free riding tours of the apple orchard, free donuts and cider and plentiful apple selections for purchase. 

October 10th

Apple Butter Fest and Craft Show


Van Buren School
217 S. Main St., Van Buren

Join the Van Buren Lions Club for live entertainment, crafts, food, apple butter, children’s activities, a farmer’s market and more. This annual event is held at Van Buren School.

October 16th & 17th

Fall Family Fun Nights


Sauder Village
22611 St. Rt. 2, Archbold
419-446-2541 | www.saudervillage.org

Sauder Village will be hosting its 6th Annual Fall Family Fun Nights this October.   Activities include pumpkin and cookie decorating, an evening train ride, hot cocoa, crafts and more.
Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Adults: $13/$11 for members, children: $7/$6 members (3 and under are free).

October 17th 

25th Annual Halloween Folklore and Funfest

4-9pm with guided tours of the museum from 5-9:45pm

Wood County Historical Center & Museum
13660 County Home Rd., Bowling Green
419-352-0967 | www.woodcountyhistory.org 

Frightfully FREE family fun! Enjoy horse-drawn carriage rides, museum tours, plenty of treats, apple cider and “Boo-ville” activities for the kids. Costumes are welcome, but not necessary.
Free for all ages.

October 18th 

Harvest the Past 


Litzenberg Memorial Woods
6100 U.S. Rt. 224, Findlay
419-425-PARK/7275 | hpdparks@hancockparks.com

Hancock Park District’s annual event includes refreshments and music, wood carving demonstrations, a historic farmer’s market, educational activities and apple bobbing and for kids.
All ages are welcome and the event is free! No registration is required.

October 22nd & 23rd; 24th & 25th

Little Boo at the Zoo and Pumpkin Path

10am-3pm (Little Boo)
10am-4pm (Pumpkin Path)

Toledo Zoo
2 Hippo Way, Toledo
419-385-4040 | www.toledozoo.org 

With Pumpkin Path, kids of all ages can enjoy trick-or-treating through the Toledo Zoo!  There will be fun games, entertainment and more for the family to enjoy. Little Boo is a smaller-scale Halloween party for toddlers and preschoolers who may be too young to enjoy Pumpkin Path.  

October 24th

Hayride & Pumpkin Hike


Riverbend Recreation Center
16618 Township Road 208, Findlay
419-425-PARK/7275 | hpdparks@hancockparks.com

A great opportunity for kids to take a hayride through beautiful autumn scenery followed by a hike to search for pumpkins and the treasures they may hold!
Price is $2 per person for all ages. Register by October 22nd at Parks District office (1424 East Main Cross Street, Findlay).

October 27th

Findlay/Hancock County Halloween Parade


City of Findlay, Downtown
419- 422-3313 x124 | www.hancockleadership.org/parade

Findlay’s biggest parade features costumes, floats, bands and CANDY! Grab your treat bags and head downtown for this annual Findlay favorite that proves to be bigger and better each year.

October 29th


City of Findlay


It’s that time of year again! Get the costumes ready and the kids bundled up. City-wide trick-or-treat will take place October 29th from 6:30-8pm for all who want to hand out or collect treats.

October 29th

Indoor Trick-or-Treat


Findlay Village Mall
1800 Tiffin Ave., Findlay
419-423-8732 | www.shopfindlayvillagemall.com 

For those who prefer to stay warm, Findlay Village Mall offers a great opportunity for children to trick-or-treat indoors. Mall stores and vendors will have special treats for the kids.

October 31st

Fall Family Fest


Gateway Church
9555 County Road 9, Findlay
419-423-5947 | www.gatewayepc.org 

This year’s theme is “Camp Out” and families can expect activities for kids of all ages including rock climbing, bouncy houses, carnival games and face painting. New activities this year include archery and a Nerf Battle field.
Completely FREE event including food and door prizes.

October 31st

Annual Halloween Party


Children’s Museum of Findlay
Findlay Village Mall
1800 Tiffin Ave., Findlay
567-250-9616 | www.cmfindlay.com 

Come to the Children’s Museum of Findlay on Halloween for refreshments, games and hands-on activities for families.
Any children in costume will receive free admission!  Adult admission is $6.50.

October 31st

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow


Litzenberg Memorial Woods
6100 U.S. Rt. 224, Findlay
419-425-PARK/7275 | hpdparks@hancockparks.com

Brent Allan Burington will present a one man performance/story-telling of the timeless story of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow; the bewitching and haunting tale of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman. The evening will include popcorn and beverages.  Ages 8 and up.
Price is $7 per person. Register by 12pm on October 30th at Parks District office (1424 E. Main Cross St., Findlay).