Halloween Happenings

. October 1, 2017.

Oh fall, how we welcome you! With the crisp air, the colorful leaves and the fun of pumpkin patches, hayrides, and all things Halloween. There’s so much fun to be had this season. We’ve rounded up a spooktacular list of haunted happenings and fall fun for you and yours to enjoy. The only problem might be fitting it all in!

Trick or Treat on Horseback

October 21st and 22nd and October 28th and 29th, 12-5pm
6645 Township Road 215
Bring your children out (any ages, yes, parents and older “kids” may ride, too!) to share in the fun! 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 to put in their bucket. There will also be food, face painting, pony cart rides, and a chance to get your picture taken with a REAL unicorn! $10 donation per rider.


Brooklyn Cook, 3, North Baltimore

Halloween Parade

October 24th, 7-10pm
This year’s parade, expected to last approximately over 2 hours, invites spectators to dress in their best family-friendly Halloween costumes and cheer on the participants as they walk, ride, roll, or drive by! Come Downtown early to have dinner before you enjoy the festivities.
Participants in this year’s parade will include six Hancock County bands and many great floats featuring costumed characters of both the spooky and family friendly variety. Look for Findlay Family staffers to join the fun when we participate in this Findlay tradition! Free.

Pumpkin Train

Saturdays and Sundays in October, 1-5pm
12505 County Road 99
Ride the trains and Pick a Pumpkin! Lots of family fun to be had! Admission $2 adults, $1 Kids; Purchase of Pumpkin additional, but not required to ride the train.

Haunted History Tour

October 27th, 7-8pm and October 28th, 7-10:30 pm
313 E Sandusky St.
This family friendly tour will take guests through the mansions 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floors and takes about an hour. Enjoy an evening that will feature “ghosts,” light refreshments, haunted history and a recreation of a Victorian séance that you will not want to miss!
Tickets are required, tours are given every 10-15 minutes, 10-12 people per tour. Tickets will be available at the door if they do not sell out. You may have to wait until a tour has space for you so get a reserved ticket early and save time and money. Reserve your ticket, $10, by calling 419-427-6110. Tickets the day of the event are $15.

Riverside Halloween Express

Fridays and Saturdays on October, 6:30-9:30 pm
12505 County Road 99
You have ridden during the daylight – now experience a night time trip on the Riverside Train. This is a family friendly train ride on their quarter scale Riverside Train through the museum grounds that are decorated for Halloween. Keep an eye out for the ghosts, giant pumpkins, and other characters of the night! Recommended for families with children of all ages. $2 for adults and $1 for children 12 and under.

Ben, 2 as Harry Potter Tommy,6 mo. as Hedwig These brothers won second place in the Forest parade.

Ben, 2 as Harry Potter Tommy,6 mo. as Hedwig These brothers won second place in the Forest parade.

City of Findlay Trick-or-Treat

October 26th, 6:30-8pm
It’s that time of year! Get your scary, silly, cute or cuddly costumes ready and head out for an evening of tricks and treats across the city. Free

Findlay Village Mall’s
Indoor Trick-or-Treat

October 26th, 6:30-8pm
1800 Tiffin Ave.
No tricks, just treats! It’s safe, friendly, and warm. Event begins at 6:30pm. Please visit participating stores for treats and goodies. Pick up a fun Findlay Village Mall activity book at Guest Services while supplies last. Family-friendly costumes only. Free.

Good Shepherd United
Methodist Church Fall Fest

October 21st, 4-8pm
Benton Ridge Park
152 Pine St. | 419-859-1234
Visit this family-friendly festival for great chili, exciting games, a rustic bonfire complete with s’mores and hot chocolate and, most of all, a loving family atmosphere. Free community event.

Historical Museum

October 21st, 5-8pm
422 W Sandusky St.
Halloween fun for all ages including crafts & games, tours of the “haunted” Hull House and season treats! $1 per person.

Spooky Science at
Imagination Station

October 27th-31st, during regular museum hours
1 Discovery Way, Toledo | 419-244-2674
You have never seen science this scary (or fun)! During the last weekend of October, explore the hair-raising, bone-chilling, spine-tingling myths of Halloween. Learn chemistry, physics and biology with their spooky activities. Plus enjoy a live pumpkin carving demonstration from 12-3pm on Saturday only.

Event is free with admission. Admission is $11 for ages 13 and up, $10 for seniors, $9 for ages 3-12 and free for age 2 and under.

Spooky in Nature

October 29th, 1-4pm
Oakwoods Nature Preserve Discovery Center
1400 Oakwoods Lane
419-425-7275 | hancockparks.com
Nature can be awe-inspiring and AHHHH-inspiring. Celebrate the spooky season by learning about nature’s creepy offerings like star-nosed moles, ghost orchids, horror frogs and more. Displays, crafts and activities will be available for visitors. Free.

Little Boo at the Zoo

October 19th and 20th, 10am-3pm
Toledo Zoo | 419-385-5721
Little Boo is the pre-school pirates’ and princesses’ chance to delight without the fright! Toddlers and preschool aged children are invited to wear their Halloween costumes to trick or treat throughout the Zoo and enjoy crafts and games sized just for them! To help with the zoo’s green initiatives, please bring a bag, plastic pumpkin, or other container for trick-or-treating. $16 for adults, $13 for seniors, $16 for children ages two and older (includes trick-or-treating), Free for children under age 2 but a $7 trick-or-treating ticket must be purchased.

Pumpkin Path

October 19th and 20th, 10am-3pm
Toledo Zoo | 419-385-5721
Pumpkin Path is when the Halloween fun really comes alive at the Toledo Zoo! In addition to costumed trick-or-treating for all ages, there will also be games, artistic pumpkin carving demonstration, bounce houses and magic shows to entertain all the ghosts and goblins! To help with the zoo’s green initiatives, please bring a bag, plastic pumpkin, or other container for trick-or-treating. $16 for adults, $13 for seniors, $16 for children ages two and older (includes trick-or-treating), Free for children under age 2 but a $7 trick-or-treating ticket must be purchased.

Sauder Village’s Fall
Family Fun Nights

October 20th and 21st, 6-8:30 pm
22611 State Route 2, Archbold
800-590-9755 or 419-446-2541
There is something magical about being in the Village after hours! Take a hayride, learn about pioneer life, decorate a pumpkin, warm up with some hot cocoa and enjoy a snack, take an evening train ride and other activities! Fun for the whole family! Space is limited, so register early! Pre-registration is required.

Wood County Historical
Center’s Foklore & Funfest

October 14th, 4-9pm
13660 County Home Rd., Bowling Green
You will have a ghoulishly good time at this family friendly event full of fall fun. Enjoy wagon rides, apple cider pressing, live music, storytelling, s’mores, games in Booville, a spooky trail and more ! Costumes are fun and appreciated, but not required. Free.

Suter’s Corn Maze

Weekends in October, 1-8pm
8250 Road R, Pandora
Loads of family fun will be had at Suter’s Corn Maze & Cider Press. Enjoy hayrides to the pumpkin patch to pick the best pumpkins for your family and explore your way through this year’s corn maze: Walking with Dinosaurs II. There are many fun activities plus kettle corn and cider slushies! Hayrides and Corn train end at 6pm. Maze prices: $6 for adults, $4.50 for students in K-College. Hayride prices: $2.50 and free for children under age 2. Corn Train prices: $1 and free for children under age 2.

Fall Fest at
Hedges-Boyer Park

October 13th, 6:30-8pm
Amvets Shelter in Hedges-Boyer Park
621 E Market St, Tiffin
Join the St. Francis Community at the Amvets Shelter in Hedges-Boyer Park, located across from the YMCA.for “Trunk or Treat,” Games, S’mores, Hayrides, Story Walk, Apple Bobbing, Crafts and much more!

Please bring a can good donation to help the local food pantry. Decorate your trunk and bring some candy to pass out to the trunk and treaters in the YMCA parking lot! The event is FREE and open to the entire community, so bring your friends and family! (Signage will be in place)