Toledo Haunted Houses

Halloween is one of our favorite holidays here at Toledo.com. We can't get enough tricks...or treats! Once again, we've compiled a comprehensive list of all the frightful and fun Halloween happenings in the Toledo area. However you choose to celebrate--from parties and festivals to trick-or-treat times, pumpkin patches and corn mazes--we've got your 2016 Halloween events covered. (We are keeping an ongoing list. If you know of something we missed, please send the info to [email protected].)

Trick or Treat Times

Halloween Parades

Haunted Houses

Pumpkin Farms, Corn Mazes & Cider Mills

Family Festivals and Activities

Halloween Arts & Crafts Workshops

Storytelling & Folklore

Outdoor Fun & Nature Events

Adult Parties

Music, Performances & Film 

Trick or Treat Times 2016

Wednesday, October 26
Downtown Sycamore: 4:30-6pm

Thursday, October 27
Bluffton: 6-7:30pm
Defiance: 6-7:30pm
Findlay, 6:30-8pm
Leipsic: 6-7:30pm
Sycamore: 6-7:30pm

Friday, October 28
Downtown Tiffin: 3:30-5pm

Saturday, October 29
Arcadia: 5:30-7pm
Bellevue: 5-7pm
Fostoria: 5:30-7pm
Haskins: 6-8pm
Pemberville: 5:30-7pm
Swanton: 6-7:30pm

Sunday, October 30
Fremont: 4-6pm
Gibsonburg: 5-7pm
Tiffin: 6-8pm

Monday, October 31
Archbold 6-7:30pm
Bedford 6-8pm
Blissfield: 5:30-7pm
Bloomville: 6-7:30pm
Bowling Green: 6:30-8pm
Carey: 6-7:30pm
Delta: 5:30-7pm
Elmore: 6-8pm
Genoa: 6-8pm
Grand Rapids: 5-7pm
Holland: 6-8pm
Huron: 5-7pm
Liberty Center: 5:30-7pm
Luckey: 6-7:30pm
Luna Pier: 6-7:30pm
Maumee: 6-8pm
Metamora: 5:30-7:30pm
Monclova Township: 6-8pm
Monroe: 6:30-8pm
Northwood: 6-7:30pm
Norwalk: 6:30-8pm
Norwalk: 6:30-8pm
Oregon: 6-8pm
Ottawa Hills: 6-8pm
Perrysburg: 6-8pm
Port Clinton: 5-7pm
Rossford 6-8pm
Sandusky: 5-7:30pm
Springfield: 6-8pm
Sylvania/Sylvania Township: 6-7:30pm
Tecumseh: 6-8pm
Toledo: 6-8pm
Walbridge: 6-7:30pm
Washington Township: 6-8pm
Waterville: 6-8pm
Wauseon: 6-7:30pm
Whitehouse: 6-8pm
Woodville: 6-8pm

Halloween Parades

Defiance
October 29, 7pm

Findlay
October 25, 7pm

Gibsonburg
October 8, 4-8pm

Grand Rapids
October 31, 7:30pm

Leipsic
October 26, 7pm

Rossford
October 30, 2pm

Sylvania
October 16,11am-4pm

Tontogany
TBD 

Haunted Houses

Distracted (Levis Commons)
http://www.shopleviscommons.com/event/distracted-haunted-house/2145477986

House of Damnation (Maumee)
http://revelationsha.com/ 

Terror Town (Maumee)
http://www.terrortown.net/index3.html 

Purgatory (Findlay)
www.purgatoryohio.com

ScreamAcres & The PanDEMONium Project (Napoleon)
http://www.screamacres.com/ 

Haunted Hydro (Fremont)
www.thehauntedhydro.com

Cedar Point HalloWeekends (Sandusky)
https://www.cedarpoint.com/haunt/

Ghostly Manor (Sandusky)
http://www.ghostlymanor.com/attractions/ghostly-manor/

Lake Erie Fearfest (Sandusky)
www.lakeeeriefearfest.com/

Pumpkin Farms, Corn Mazes & Cider Mills

Lucas County

Fleitz Pumpkin Farm
www.fleitzpumpkinfarm.com
7133 Seaman Road 
Oregon, OH 43618
Phone: 419-836-7613
Pumpkin patch (already gathered from the field), corn maze, adult and child-sized hay bale mazes, tractor-pulled hay rides, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, farm animals, school tours. Crops are usually available in September and October.
Open 7 days a week,10am-7pm. September 12 through October 31.

Hoen's Greenhouse & Garden Center
www.hoensgreenhouse.com
1710 Perrysburg-Holland Road
Holland, OH 43528
Phone: 419-865-9276
Pumpkin patch (already gathered from the field), hay bale maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, fresh honey from hives on the farm, pre-picked produce, gift shop, restrooms, school tours.
Open Monday-Saturday 9am-7pm, Sunday 11am-5pm.

MacQueen Orchards
www.macqueenorchards.com/
7605 Garden Road
Holland, OH
Phone: 419-865-2916
Apples, cider mill, pony rides, wagon rides, kiddie rides, craft shows, barbecues, apple pie baking contest, and live entertainment.
Open: Year-round. Scheduled tours are available to see how the apples are washed and prepared, and then squished by an apple cider press to produce one of nature's finest drinks! Schools and group are given a special walk-through tour of the MacQueen Orchards Cider Mill and Packing Plant.
9am-8pm in October, 9am-6pm in November.

Nelson's Pumpkins
6760 Brown Road
Oregon, OH 43618.
Phone: 419-836-2108
Pumpkin patch (already gathered from the field), gourds, various sizes of pumpkins, corn stalks, straw bales, apples.
Open daily, October 1-31.

Stevens Gardens
www.facebook.com/pages/Stevens-Gardens/149366918434454
4550 Weckerly Road
Monclova, OH 43542 
Phone: 419-867-7229
Pumpkins for sale in the shop and farm-stand, pumpkin patch (pick from the field), child-sized hay maze, tractor-pulled hay rides and petting zoo.
Open Monday-Sunday from 10am-7pm, with extended hours Friday-Saturday from dusk-10pm.

Wheeler Farms Corn Maze 
http://www.wheelerfarms.com/corn-maze/
11455 Obee Road
Whitehouse, OH 43571
Phone: 419-877-2733
Come challenge your wits in our 6.2 miles of corn mazes and discover why getting lost means finding fun! Whether you are seeking laughter by day or adventure by night, you are sure to find everything you came for and more.
Open now through October 31.
Friday: 5pm-Midnight. Saturday: Noon-Midnight. Sunday: Noon-8pm. Last ticket sold 1 hour before closing time.

Fulton County

Hoen's Orchard
www.hoensorchard.com
12540 County Road 7-2
Delta, OH 43515
Phone: 419-822-4080
U-Pick apples, pumpkin patch (pick from the field or choose a pumpkin that is already gathered from the field), pre-picked produce.
Open daily 9am-7pm.

Johnston Fruit Farm
http://www.johnstonfruitfarms.com/ 
2790 Airport Highway
Swanton, OH
Phone: 419-826-1453
U-Pick apples and pumpkins.
Open Monday-Saturday from 8am-7pm and Sunday from 10am-6pm.

Henry County

Leaders Farm
http://www.leadersfarms.com/
Corner of State Route 24 and County Road 16 
Napoleon, OH
Phone: 419-599-1570
Enjoy the corn maze, gem mining, pumpkin picking, play areas for the kids, scenic hayrides, face painting, live entertainment and much more.
Open Friday-Sunday now through October 30th.
Admission: $9.00 for ages 5 and up, free for kids under 4.

Ottawa County

Bergman Orchards
www.bergmanorchards.com
4562 East Bayshore Road - Rte. 2
Port Clinton, OH 43452
Phone: 419-734-4272
Quality fruits and vegetables
Open: year-round

Jason's Pumpkin Patch
http://jasonspumpkinpatch.com/
12629 West Salem-Carroll Road
Oak Harbor, OH 43449
Phone: 419-898-3215
Pumpkin patch (already gathered from the field with a large variety of unique shapes, colors, and textures), Indian corn, gourds, corn stalks, straw, squash, and mums. Additionally, enjoy the corn maze, hay rides, pedal go carts, pony cart rides, Kids Zone, and much more.
Payment: Cash only.
Open: 7 Days a week 10am-7pm, through October 31.

The Great Pumpkin Patch At Country Lane Tree Farm
www.countrylanetreefarm.com
3525 N. Bolander Road,
Genoa, OH 43430
Phone: 419-461-1298
Hayrides, mazes, feed farm animals, and delicious refreshments. U-Pick Pumpkin Patch with gourds, straw bales, Indian corn and corn stalks.
Open Saturday and Sunday from 11am-4pm. 
Haunted hayride

Seneca County

Riehm Farm Market
www.funacres.net
7244 North State Route 53 
Tiffin, OH 44883
Phone: 419-992-4392
Pumpkin patch, corn maze, tractor-pulled hay ride, bounce house, farm market and more.
Open Monday-Saturday, 9am-7pm and Sunday 9am-6pm.

Wood County

Pumpkin Peddler

http://bowlinggreenchristmastrees.com/pumpkin-peddler.php
20354 North Dixie Highway
Bowling Green, OH, 43402.
Phone: 419-409-0252
Pumpkin patch with kid activities, and free hayrides.
Open Monday-Friday, noon-dark. Saturday 10am-dark and Sunday 11am-dark.

Monroe County

Gust Brothers Pumpkin Farm
www.gustbrothers.com
13639 Mulberry Road
Ottawa Lake, MI 49267
Phone: 517-486-2237
Check out a working farm and all its glory. Families are welcome to pick a peck of veggies, visit the U-pick pumpkin patch, and shop for jellies and jam. Petting farm, holiday gifts and weekend hayrides. Don't forget to try the cider and donuts.
Open daily from 9am-7pm through October 31

Kackleberry Farm
www.kackleberryfarm.com
6421 N. Stony Creek Rd.
Monroe, MI 48162
Phone:734-240-0825  
Wander through a 12 acres of corn, filled with twists and turns. Aside from the mazes (there are three of them), there are many exciting things to see and do at Kackleberry Farm! Enjoy a hayride, bonfire, barrel train ride, visiting with barnyard friends, corn toss, tether ball games, "Corn Popper" inflatable, rubber duck races, Little Farmers Playland, Kackleberry Rollers, No-Right-Turn Maze, pig races, Nana’s Pumpkin Patch, steer roping and unlimited visits to the Cornfield Mazes. It’s an all-day pass, so you are free to come and go during the farm’s operating hours.
Open Thursdays-Sundays, through November 6
Regular farm pass: $12

 

Family Festivals and Activities

MacQueen Orchard's Apple Butter Festival - Holland
October 1-2
10am-7pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/1829427220619031/ 
Since 1982, the Apple Butter Stir Festival has been one of the best ways to celebrate the arrival of the fall season. During the first weekend of October, MacQueen Orchards welcomes you and your family to enjoy this fall festival, which will include pick- your-own apples, horse-drawn wagon rides, craft shows, barbeque and cold apple cider, live entertainment and youth talent performances, pony rides, carousels and rock climbing walls, exciting kids rides and attractions, and much more. 

Zombiefest - Downtown Monroe
October 7
6-9pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/1808833752669560/ 
Come dressed in your Zombie or Survivor best! Zombiefest will take over Downtown Monroe with gnarly family-friendly zombie themed events including: zombie dance party, DIY zombie dolls, zombie caricatures, zombie belly dancers, and much more. For a complete list of activities, visit the Facebook page for more information.

Northwood Ohio's Fall Festival
October 8
Noon-10pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/529100690616468/ 
Kids activities, corn hole tournament, beer garden, car show, raffles, and much more! The night will end with the 80's band Square Pegz.

23rd Annual Appleumpkin Festival & Westfest - Tecumseh
October 8-9
Saturday 9am-6-pm, and Sunday 10am-5pm
http://www.downtowntecumseh.com/events/october/#.V-0xCvArKM9
The leaves are falling from the trees, the morning air has a certain crispness to it, this can only mean one thing in Lenawee County; it’s time for Tecumseh’s Appleumpkin Festival & Westfest. You’ll want to bring the whole gang to town for this one. The kids will enjoy the midway rides, carnival games, inflatables and make-it-take-it crafts. The Antique Street Fair and Flea Market will keep you captivated for hours. Plus, new for 2016, we will have helicopter rides and monster truck rides!

Applebutter Fest - Grand Rapids
October 9
10am-5pm
www.applebutterfest.org
Spend the day celebrating the harvest season with three 50 gallon kettles of apple butter! Come and give the kettle a stir, and then enjoy historical reenactments, pioneer demonstrations, crafts, music, food and plenty of family fun
Cost: $15 parking fee

Wood County Historical Center & Museum - Bowling Green
Scarecrow Workshop & Contest
October 11
6-7:30pm
http://www.woodcountyhistory.org/pr_folklore.html
Join in on the fun of the fall tradition of building scarecrows. The Wood County Park District provides the straw, string, support pole, and refreshments; you bring scarecrow clothes, decoration, and support for the scarecrow’s back and arms (to attach to the display pole, if needed). You can take it home or enter it in their annual Scarecrow Contest to win cash prizes.

Pumpkin Carving Contest
October 13
6:30-8pm
http://www.woodcountyhistory.org/pr_folklore.html 
Drink cider, eat snacks and practice your pumpkin carving skills, and help the museum prepare for Folklore & Funfest. At the end of the night we will select a winning pumpkin. Registration is limited, so hurry.

Cool Cat Strut Fundraiser
October 14
7-11:30pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/330782073979923/?active_tab=discussion 
Join Paws and Whiskers Cat Shelter for dinner, costume contest, 50/50 raffle, cash bar, and much more!

26th Annual Halloween Folklore & Funfest
October 15
4-9pm with a new Museum Corn Maze open 4-9 PM (last tour starts at 8:30 PM)
http://www.woodcountyhistory.org/pr_folklore.html
This family-orientated event is full of fun! Horse-drawn wagon rides, kids' games and activities in Boo-ville, and guided folklore tours of the Museum. Try your hand at pressing apple cider or listen to haunted storytelling. Costumes are welcome, but not necessary, and there will plenty of treats (and maybe a few tricks too) for all visitors. 
Free parking & admission.

Sauder Village Fall Family Fun Nights
October 16-17
6-8:30pm
https://www.saudervillage.org/Creativity/Events/Fall_Family_Fun_Nights.asp
There is something magical about being in the Village after hours! Register now to take part in our sixth annual Fall Family Fun Night!

Toledo Zoo
Little Boo at the Zoo

October 20-21
10am-3pm
https://www.toledozoo.org/little-boo-at-the-zoo
Little Boo is the perfect Halloween party for preschoolers who may be too young to enjoy Pumpkin Path. Costumes are encouraged. (Note: there are fewer trick-or-treat stations for Little Boo, as a condensed version of Pumpkin Path so the little one's little legs don't have to go as far to get their treats!) To help us with our green initiatives, please bring a bag, plastic pumpkin, or other container for trick-or-treating.

Pumpkin Path
October 22-23
10am-4pm
https://www.toledozoo.org/pumpkin-path 
The Toledo Zoo is the most exciting place to be this Halloween! Don't miss all the fun of this "ghost-travaganza!" Pumpkin Path offers more trick-or-treat stations than Little Boo, but there are no age restrictions -- if you can't make it out for Little Boo, your preschool poltergeists will enjoy Pumpkin Path too! To help us with our green initiatives, please bring a bag, plastic pumpkin, or other container for trick-or-treating.

WOW District Fall Festival - Sylvania
October 22
Noon-7pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/584082841772421/ 
Help celebrate the revitalization of West Toledo and all that our little corner of the city has to offer! Enjoy kids' and family-friendly activities, an art walk, food trucks, musical entertainment, and much more. Shop from local craft vendors, visit the bars and restaurants along Sylvania Avenue, try something new from one of the many food trucks, or just enjoy the many activites that will be happening with neighbors, family, and friends.

Trick-or-Treat at the Toledo Farmers' Market
October 22
9am-Noon
https://www.facebook.com/events/180381099076423/ 
Trick-or-Treat at the Toledo Farmers' Market! Please bring your children and grandchildren dressed in costume for this event. We will be giving out free treat bags at our customer service booth to participating children.

Spooky Science - Imagination Station
October 22-23; 29-30
Noon-5pm
http://imaginationstationtoledo.org/visit/events/event/spooky-science 
You have never seen science this scary (or fun)! Explore the hair-raising, bone-chilling, spine-tingling myths of Halloween. Learn chemistry, physics and biology with spooky activities.

NW Ohio Railroad Preservation, Inc. Pumpkin Train - Findlay
Saturdays and Sundays through October 23
1-5pm
http://www.nworrp.org/
Get a double dose of awesome autumn fun with a train ride on a steam locomotive and a pick-your-own pumpkin treat. The train departs every 15 minutes to the pumpkin patch.
Admission: $2.00 Adults and $1.00 Children. Additional charge for pumpkins, purchase of pumpkin is not required.

Halloween Hoopla - Swanton
October 26
3-5pm
https://www.facebook.com/HalloweenHooplaInSwantonOhio/ 
A fun, family-friendly, free event in downtown Swanton!

Monster Bash - Imagination Station
October 27
6-8pm
www.imaginationstationtoledo.org
Trick your eyes and treat your mind at this haunting members-only event filled with spooky activities and demonstrations! Members will also receive and additional 10% off purchases in Atomic Cafe and Science2GO!
Call 419-244-2674 ext.199 to register.

Glass City Roasters & Holey Toledough's Halloween Party
October 27
6-9pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/1635935023371262/ 
Decorate halloween doughnuts to your delight, bring a spooky story to share, and drink a hot cup of coffee, apple pie cider, or hot cocoa! There will also be facepainting availble!
Kids and adults are welcome to dress up and participate!

Tricks, Treats, and Dunks
October 29
6-9:30pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/1727877237534703 
Join the Toledo Rockets for a night of free community events.
6-7:45pm: Tricks, Treats, and Dunks - Trick-or-Treating, dunk contest, autographs, costume contests, team introductions, and much more! (located in Savage Arena)
6-7pm: Haunted House - located in Fetterman Gym (Fetterman Gym is located in the upper level of Savage Arena)
7:45-9:30pm: Haunted Walk - Immediately following Tricks, Treats, and Dunks, enjoy trick-or-treating between five residence halls including Parks, Presidents, Ottawa, International House, and McComas Village.

Boo Fest - Liberty Center
October 29
Noon-6pm
http://www.liberty-center.com/events/detail/boo-fest
Join us for our Pet Parade (1pm) in front of the stage near the AC Marriot! Dress up your pet for a Halloween parade and various fall activities. Also enjoy family-fun activities, music, pumpkins, painting, and more. Afterwards, bring your little ghosts and ghouls to trick-or-treat from local stores (4-6pm). Look for the "Shop, Eat & Treat " logo in the windows of participating retailers.

Jumping Pumpkins - Toledo Zoo
October 29
2016 information TBA on the website below
https://www.toledozoo.org/jumping-pumpkins
Watch some of your favorite Zoo animals will discover that the Great Pumpkin has paid a visit to their habitats! Some animals will eat the pumpkins, while some animals might just knock them around. Either way, it’s a lot of fun to watch and a great experience for the animals! Introducing new items such as pumpkins into animals’ habitats is a great form of enrichment, in which animals are presented with different stimuli that encourage the animals to explore their surroundings, manipulate objects and engage in naturalistic behaviors. Enrichment is a key component to the Zoo’s commitment to excellence in animal care. (The fact that it’s a lot of fun for visitors is a bonus!)

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Halloween Arts & Crafts Workshops

Toledo Museum of Art
Art Hours: Ghosts 

  • Oct. 1: noon and 4pm
  • Oct. 2: 3 and 4pm
  • Oct. 6: 6pm
  • Oct. 7: 6, 7 and 8pm
  • Oct. 9: 3 and 4 pm
  • Oct. 13: 6 pm
  • Oct. 14: 6 and 8 pm
  • Oct. 20: 6 pm
  • Oct. 21: 6, 7 and 8pm
  • Oct. 27: 6pm
  • Oct. 28: 6, 7 and 8pm
  • Oct. 29: noon and 4pm
  • Oct. 30: 3 and 4 pm

Create your own glass objects during these one-hour sessions at the Glass Pavilion. Tickets are $25, for members only. Purchase in person or by phone during Museum hours starting the Tuesday before each session. Adults and children 14 and older accompanied by an adult are welcome. Call 419-254-5771, ext. 7448. 

Storytelling & Folklore

Wauseon
Haunting History Tours
Every Friday and Saturday through October 29
6:30-8:30pm
http://www.ohio.org/events/haunting-history-tours 
Learn about the spirits that have been seen, heard, felt and smelled in the neighborhood surrounding the Wauseon Depot and the Fulton County Museum. Our museum was a former school and county hospital, and the railroad depot has travelers who have never left the station!
These tours are extremely popular and book quickly. Guided walking tours of no more than 12 people leave the Wauseon Depot every 15 minutes, beginning at 6:30 each night - rain or shine. Tours, which include first-person storytellers that tell you about their lives in the past, last around an hour.
Cost: $10 per person.
Call or email to reserve your tickets today: 419-337-7922 or [email protected]

Wood County Historical Center & Museum
Folklore Tea: Halloween Collections
October 13
7-9pm
http://www.woodcountyhistory.org/events_tea.html#teacard 
Enjoy tea and light refreshments followed by a unique program about Halloween-inspired collections with Becky Denes. RSVP by October 7, or call 419-352-0967.

Fort Meigs
Garrison Ghost Walk
October 21-22 & 28-29
7-9:30pm
www.fortmeigs.org/ghostwalk
Each summer during the Fort's living history encampments, strange lights and sounds, along with the appearance of soldiers long dead have been reported by staff, volunteers, and visiting participants. These phenomenal occurrences have never been accounted for or explained. Garrison Ghost Walks step off every 15 minutes beginning at 7pm, moderate rain or shine. The final tour steps off each night at approximately 9pm. Tours lasts a little over an hour and are primarily outdoors. Dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. Refreshments are available for purchase on-site. Appropriate for ALL ages! Note: The last two tours each night of Ghost Walk are reserved for ages 18+. There is no change to the program for the 8:45 & 9pm tours. Reservations required. Call 419-874-4121 to reserve your place.
Cost of admission:
Adults & ages 13+: $10.00
Children, ages 6-12: $5.00
Ages 5 & under: Free

Metroparks of the Toledo Area
Ghosts Of Providence
October 21
7-8pm
Providence, Dam Shelter
Metroparkstoledo.com
The popular Ghosts of Providence Lantern walk returns to the Canal with walks starting every 15 minutes from 7 to 8pm. You’ll meet characters from long ago that dwell in the ghost town of Providence on this lantern-lit walk through the region’s most unique historic park. This program is not recommended for children under 5.
Cost of admission: $7. Reservations required.
More details: http://metroparkstoledo.com/discover/blog/posts/ghosts-and-ghost-hunters-spooky-fun-planned-at-providence/

Paranormal Tour
October 21
6-8pm; 9-11pm
http://www.wolcotthouse.org/events
Tour with the experts! ORBS (Ohio Researchers of Banded Spirits) will guide tour groups through the complex. Limited to two groups of 40, choose from 6-8 or 9-11.
Cost of admission: $25.00
To register for the event, please click here, or call 419-893-3108. 

Haunted Collingwood
October 21-22, 28-29
7pm-midnight
https://www.facebook.com/events/1659478624381491/ 
This haunted house experience is not for the faint of heart! Our historic building offers an authentic eeriness equal to none. It has been rumored that the great halls of C.A.C's expansive full city block sprawl host more than the people who grace them. Interested in finding out what lurks behind the curtain? As you wait to have your fate determined by entering the haunted house, alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages and snacks will be available for your enjoyment while scary movies screen in the heated-indoor waiting area.
Participants younger than 18 MUST be accompanied by guardian.
Cost of admission: $13 at the door

Friday Night Folklore Tours
October 28
Tours start at 7, 8, and 9pm
http://www.woodcountyhistory.org/pr_folklore.html 
90-minute guided folklore tours of the former Wood County Infirmary (now the Historical Center & Museum) start inside the Oil Derrick, wind through the spooky trail to the Corn Barn, Pauper's Cemetery, Lunatic Asylum, and conclude inside the museum with "master of wonder" Dorian Grey, professional magician. Added 2016 features: the new Historical Center corn maze will be open from 6-8pm. Also, stop by and visit with 1860s-era costumed interpreters at the Log Cabin before or after your tour.
Cost of admission: $12 adult, discounts for WCHS members and students.
Reservations are necessary and can be made by calling 419-352-0967.

Outdoor Fun & Nature Events

Sandpiper Boat
Fall Color Cruise

October 1-2, 8-9, 15-16
Departures at 1pm and 4pm
http://www.sandpiperboat.com/fallcolor.jsp
Enjoy a 2-hour cruise with hot cider and donut holes while experiencing the quiet vistas and stately homes and the beauty of the river in its fall glory!
Cost: Adults $18
Kids 12 and under: $10
Reservations required, call 419-537-1212.

Historic Sauder Village
Fall on the Farm
October 8
10am-5pm
http://saudervillage.org/classes-events/details/2016/10/08/default-calendar/fall-on-the-farm-scout-day
Family fun awaits visitors young and old as Sauder Village celebrates Fall on the Farm! Take a step back in time and help prepare the farm for the winter ahead. Popular hands-on activities include leaf printing, decorating a pumpkin, exploring a straw maze, and helping out in the gardens and kitchens. Based on century old liturgy, a Harvest Home Service will be recreated in St. Marks Church with short services throughout the day. 

MacQueen's Run for Your Life 10k / 5k/ Kid's Run
October 9
9am
http://runtoledo.com/macqueens-run-for-your-life-10k-5k-super-run-family-friendly/ 
One week following the annual MacQueen Orchards Apple Butter Stir Festival, MacQueen’s will be hosting the Run for Your Life 10k / 5k / Kids Run, presented by NAIFA Toledo. If you’re looking for that elusive area 10k, this one was designed with you in mind. Get ready for the Halloween season by coming as a family and trying out your costumes during the runs. The course starts and finishes at MacQueen Orchards and travels through the scenic, and recently paved, Holland roads.

Metroparks of Toledo
Ghosts Of Providence
October 21
7-8pm
Metroparkstoledo.com 
Providence, Dam Shelter
The popular Ghosts of Providence Lantern walk returns to the Canal with walks starting every 15 minutes from 7 to 8pm. You’ll meet characters from long ago that dwell in the ghost town of Providence on this lantern-lit walk through the region’s most unique historic park. This program is not recommended for children under 5.
Cost of admission: $7. Reservations required.

Trick Or Trot 5K & Zombie Walk
October 22
8:30am
https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Maumee/TrickorTrot5KRunandZombieWalk
Located at the Shops at Fallen Timbers

Glass City Dog Park Howl-o-ween Party
October 22
1-3pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/188209358281690/ 
Bring your dogs for a fun afternoon at the park! Take a Halloween photo, and bring a donation for the Toledo Animal Shelter to get a raffle ticket for a prize basket! Members only please and normal rules apply.

Metroparks of the Toledo Area
39th Annual Tombstone Tour & Family Haunted Bike Ride
October 22
11am
http://www.mvadventurers.org/Tombstone%20Tour-1.pdf 
Metroparks and Maumee Valley Adventurers invites you to participate in its 39th annual Tombstone Tour. This bicycle tour takes riders from Secor Metropark to Oak Openings Metropark and back, a distance of 38 miles over flat terrain. While we have enjoyed many beautiful fall days in past years, please be prepared for all weather conditions.
http://metroparkstoledo.com/discover/blog/posts/slightly-spooking-a-little-kooky-its-the-tombstone-bike-tour/

Sandpiper Boat
Halloween Boo Cruise
October 26-29
Weekdays: 5:30, 6:15 & 7pm
Saturday:  Noon, 12:45, 1:30 2:15pm

http://www.sandpiperboat.com/boo.jsp 
A non-scary Halloween experience for kids of all ages. 30-minute boat ride, Halloween fun and treats. Costumes welcome!
$5 All ages.
Reservations required, call 419-537-1212.

Spooktacular Archery Shoot
October 29
7-9pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/382947022095327/ 
The zombie apocalypse is upon us and Metroparks needs your help! The park district staff has turned Westwinds Metropark (9918 Geiser Rd., Holland) into another world for a free, nighttime, Halloween-themed archery shoot.
Bring a flashlight, headlamp, or both. Halloween costumes are encouraged, and so is your favorite glow-wear (please make sure they are safe for archery). Free. No reservations needed.Have your own equipment? Test your skills on the zombie 3D course. If you need a bow to get the job done, Metroparks will provide the gear for beginners ages 8+ on the static range. Snacks and a campfire will keep you warm and full for the fight.


National Museum of the Great Lakes
Boo on the Boat
October 29
10am-2pm
http://www.inlandseas.org/event/boo-on-the-boat/ 
Bring your ghouls and goblins for Halloween fun aboard one of Toledo’s most historic haunts, the Col. James M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship. Trick-or-treat in costume from the pilot house to the galley, and everywhere in between. Admisison onto the Schoonmaker is FREE with museum admission on Otober 29th only.
Call or email for reservations or more information: 419-214-5000 ext. 200, [email protected]

Elmore, Depot Park
Count Krumnow's Tombstone Derby
October 29
11am-6pm
http://www.ohio.org/events/count-krumnows-tombstone-derby 
Ready for a unique Fall event? Don't miss the Tombstone Derby while on your visit to the Lake Erie Shores and Islands. The Tombstone Derby's main event is the motorized casket race, which is the last scheduled activity to happen, but other events include a mock-kid drag race on the bike path, a full-sized drag racing contest on the streets before the Derby, a parade, food, kid-friendly haunted house in the Log Cabin, and the Chamber of Commerce provides "Trails for Treats for Tots." People are encouraged to come in costumes, especially the drivers of the caskets and the children.

Olander Park System
19th Annual Halloween Hike
October 29
6-8pm
Olander Park
www.olanderpark.com
Superheroes and Pokémon will bound all around Lake Olander at this annual Halloween Hike. Kids 12 & under collect treats at 20 different stations as storytellers tell friendly tales of the Enchanted Evening! The hike is family-friendly and not intended to scare children. Park at Tam-O’Shanter and enter on Vicksburg Avenue or use the Olander walk-in gates. This event is rain-or-shine, so dress appropriately. Children MUST be accompanied by an adult guardian.
Cost of admission: $1 donation for ages 3-12
2 & under FREE

Sylvania Recreation District
Goblin Gallop
October 29
Grades K & 1 (9:00am) / 2nd & 3rd (9:20am) / 4th-6th (9:40am)
http://www.playsylvania.com/goblin-gallop/ 
Join us for this fun event for all Sylvania public and parochial students in grades K—6. The event helps promote a healthy and active lifestyle. We are extremely excited to announce that we will be holding the race on the trail system around Centennial Terrace & Olander’s Fossil Park.
Entry fee: $10 and includes a great t-shirt and plenty of refreshments. Restrooms, plenty of refreshments and first aid will be available. Registration deadline: Monday, October 17, 2016. 

Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation, INC.
Haunted Train Rides
Fridays and Saturdays, through October 29
7-11pm
http://www.nworrp.org/ 
Take a ride on a quarter-scale steam locomotive for a spooky dose of Halloween fun. 
Cost of admission: $5.00 (for train ride and/or Engine House)

Adult Parties

HalloWednesdays Week 1 - Zombie Outbreak
October 5
9pm-2am
https://www.facebook.com/events/1727711800885517/ 
The 1st Week of The Ination's HalloWednesdays: Zombie Outbreak! Let your favorite films be inspiration: The Walking Dead, iZombie, 28 Days Later, Dawn of the Dead, Zombiland, Shaun of the Dead, Resident Evil, etc. Come on in and bring out your DEAD!
Cover: 18+: $4 with theme participation or goth attire
21+: free with theme participation or goth attire

Monster Bash
October 8
8pm-midnight
https://www.facebook.com/events/1287325241312787/ 
Stone Productions presents our first annual Monster Bash! Located in The Underground Theatre of the Collingwood Arts Center, this Halloween Ball is going to be a night for the ages! Featuring live entertainment sets, a dance floor with DJ3PM, specialty drinks, catered food, a HUGE costume contest, and much much more. Gather your ghouls, goblins, and garter belts and join us for the premiere Halloween party of the season!

HalloWednesdays Week 2 - The Masquerade
October 12
https://www.facebook.com/events/1595673314061380/ 
9pm-2am
The 2nd Week of The Ination's HalloWednesdays is an all time crowd favorite, The Masquerade Ball! Bring out your gowns and masks, or dress down for the evening. 
Cover: 18+: $4 with theme participation or goth attire
21+: free with theme participation or goth attire

Zombie Fest at Put-in-Bay
October 15
https://www.putinbay.com/eventid.php?myid=62 
This is a new event on the island and we hope you will join us! Why come up with an awesome Halloween costume and only wear it on one weekend? Wear it twice! Yes, the Zombie Fest and Pub Crawl will be a costume-friendly event and especially for the scary and spooky dressed. This new event gives our weekend revelers a second weekend to enjoy the Halloween season and practice their zombie moves.

FallFest 2016
October 15
11am-8pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/269665116712642/ 
Live music, art, craft brews, and wines will be available in Whitehouse Village Park in downtown Whitehouse, Ohio. This 21 and over FUNdraiser will benefit the Sertoma Club of Whitehouse Ohio, who dedicates all funding to stay within the community.

HalloWednesdays Week 3 - Good Vs. Evil / Heroes Vs. Villains
October 19
9pm-2am
https://www.facebook.com/events/1067001810080546/ 
The 3rd Week of The Inations HalloWednesdays is Heroes Vs. Villains. Draw your inspiration from movies, comics, TV shows - whatever you want! Enjoy all the COSPLAY!
Cover: 18+: $4 with theme participation or goth attire
21+: free with theme participation or goth attire

90's Dance Party at Hollywood Casino
October 21
9pm-Midnight
https://www.facebook.com/events/1272917696082373/ 
Fool House is bringing the '90s to Toledo! Make sure you wear your best track suits and fanny packs. This party will include music from NSYNC, Blink 182, Britney Spears, all the way to Ricky Martin. No cover charge. Hope you're ready to party!

Halloween Boo Bash at the Bay
October 21-22
7pm-2am
www.putinbay.com/calendar
What do you get when you mix over 2,000 people in costume, frosty cold adult beverages, and great live entertainment? You get Ohio's largest island Halloween Party and a great time! Costume Contests with numerous prizes cash prizes take place at Mr. Ed's Bar & Grille! Downtown bars and taverns decorate with a haunting theme! Book early as this weekend usually fills up! This is the island's last big weekend of the year and doors close on Sunday at 11am sharp, so don't miss out on your last chance to party at Put-in-Bay for 2016!

Adams Street Zombie Crawl VII
October 22
3pm-2:30am
http://www.villageonadams.org/ 
Hey bats & ghouls! The party you've been dying to get into is back on Adams Street to celebrate its 7th year. Let us coerce your cadaver into the night as the 5 tombs along Adams St open to host the ultimate feast for the undead. Join us for Ohio's largest zombie gathering as we slump and stroll the streets in search of brains, beers, and booze! Your best drop-dead zombie attire is a must. Stay tuned for all the flesh eating details you can stomach. For full details, check out the Facebook Event.
$5 wristbands available upon entry. You will have access to all 6 bars (Bretz, Ottawa Tavern, The Attic, Manhattans Pub & Cheer, Georjiz and Wesley’s). The streets will be lined with Beer Trucks & Food Trucks to satiate your zombie needs. Also, there will be 3 stages along Adams Street with a variety of entertainment including Live Music, DJ’s & a very undead Drag Show!

Transylvania
October 22
7pm-11pm
http://www.sylvaniaarts.org/transylvania/ 
Eat, drink and be scary! Join us for a costume party fundraiser for the Sylvania Community Arts Commission, complete with short horror films, live music, food and fun. There is limited space in the barn, so purchase your tickets today! Be sure to wear a costume and bring your photo id. Light snacks will be provided.

HalloWednesdays Week 4: Circus Machine Halloween
October 26
8pm-2am
https://www.facebook.com/events/685859581572522/ 
The Ination Circus Machine Halloween is your HalloWednesdays FINALE! We will be charging $10 at the door with a special start time of 8pm. This also means that Power Hour will be nearly 2 hours! There will be a silent costume contest with special guests to be announced! We encourage you to dress up in the following ways: Masquerade, Day of The Dead, Occult, Victorian Dress or Historical Wear, Venetian Carnival, Aristocratic, Secret Society, Formal Attire, Carnival Clowns, Circus Performers, Side Show Freaks, Devils, Nymphs, etc.

Costume Karaoke
October 27
7-10pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/1654594784870211/ 
The Josh Project needs your your help to continue providing free survival swim lessons in our community, but they can't do it without you. Buy a ticket in advance and earn a chance to win free survival swim lessons for a child or an adult!
Enjoy a night of karaoke and wear your best costume to have a chance to win a Ghoulish Gift Basket worth $50! Tickets are $10 and all proceeds go toward teaching kids how to survive in water! Call or Text 567-343-0766 to get your ticket today.

A Nightmare on Realm Street
October 27
9pm-2:30am
https://www.facebook.com/events/317811005243650/ 
Come ride the free party bus to Toledo's craziest Halloween costume party! Cash prizes and costume contests. Visit the Facebook Event page for details regarding the costume contests, party bus pick-up locations, after-party information, drink specials, and more.

A Nightmare on Collingwood
October 29
8pm-2am
https://www.facebook.com/events/792671190874085/ 
Local artists and activists collaborating to bring you a nightmare-inspired experience at the historic Collingwood Arts Center. After wreaking mayhem on the Collingwood two years ago, this group of Halloween mavens are back at it again, tapping into your favorite nightmarish scenes. This years party will be one for the horror books. Costume is required or shame will fall upon you. Cash Bar. 

Tickets $10.00 in advance (available online through Brown Paper Tickets) or $15.00 day of party.

Fall Fleetfest - A Night Circus (at Hensville)
October 29
6pm - Midnight
https://hensvilletoledo.com/good-times-will-be-brewing-during-fall-fleetfest-a-night-circus-on-october-29/In addition to the craft beer, Hensville Park and the Fleetwood Building will be transformed into a multi-level Halloween party featuring Birds Eye View Circus and their incredible lineup of acrobats, jugglers, stilt walkers, fire-eaters, hoop performers and more. Revelers are encouraged to come dressed in their favorite vaudeville-style or Halloween costume.  The Night Circus theme is red, white and black.
Tickets are $10 (available online at link above)

Halloween Bash at Chuck's on Monroe
October 29
9pm-2am
https://www.facebook.com/events/790398484396182/ 
Chuck's Halloween Bash is back and better then ever. 

Barr's Halloween Bash
October 29
8pm-1am
https://www.facebook.com/events/192683081159250/ 
Calling all goons and ghouls! Barr's Puclic House is throwing it's annual Halloween Bash. This year's theme is Superheroes Vs. Villans and we are extremely excited for this battle of Good and Evil! The event kicks off at 8pm with the Super Sounds of John Barile & Bobby May! Also, brush up on your comic book trivia to win free shots! The costume contest will include 1st and 2nd place prizes, as well as a Best Couple's Costume. Featured drinks include: Alter Ego (Metropolis Martini) - Legion Of Doom and In A Single Bound (Shot).

Ghost Hunt with Chris Bores
October 30
8-11pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/1327006240665161/?active_tab=discussion 
The Collingwood Arts Center (CAC) has long been rumored to be haunted, and is featured in "Ghost Hunting Ohio" and the "Haunted Ohio" series. Promptly at 9pm, there will be a guided tour of the facilities. You'll learn to navigate the CAC and where most of the rumored "activity" is. From 8pm - 11pm, you will partake in an unguided and independent investigation. Your host for the evening will be CAC's resident Ghost Expert, Chris Bores.

Music, Performances & Film

Owens Community Center for Fine and Performing Arts
Sweeney Todd-The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
October 13-16
7pm, with a Sunday matinee at 2:30pm
Sweeney Todd returns to 19th century London seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed and exiled him, in order to steal Todd's young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to open a new barber shop. He soon forms a cut-throat partnership with the enterprising Mrs. Lovett who is soon producing the tastiest meat pies in London.
This show is rated PG13 for mature content, language, and violence.
Tickets: $22, $16, $10

The University of Toledo Department of Music
UT Concert Chorale - “Totentanz” (Dance of Death)
October 28
7pm
https://calendar.utoledo.edu/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J6J379RPtFZcTSQJvLxu6Y%2f6zif4LcUjw07LQdGh3KzBrV9IHGQrdQ1 
Distler’s “Totentanz” was written while he was an organist at a church in Lübeck, Germany when the Nazi’s were in power. Fear of death dominated his thoughts almost daily. After seeing the wall mural of the Dance of Death in St. Mary’s Church, he decided to write a choral work set to Liszt’s music, telling the story of each of the characters in the mural as they make their fateful dance with Death. UT’s unique performance will also feature a multimedia presentation created by UT film student John Leo. The evening will also feature selections from Distler’s “Elf kleine Klavierstucke für die Jugend” (“Eleven Short Piano Pieces for Youth”) played by piano performance major, Mercy Olson. These charming pieces are very rarely performed and are sure to be a treat for all in attendance.

"Totentanz" will be held in the UT Center for Performing Arts Recital Hall (UT Main Campus). Parking is free in Area 12, across the street from the Center for Performing Arts.
Free and open to the public.

UT Bands Halloween Concert
October 30
3pm
https://calendar.utoledo.edu/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J4p9PZd585gIAx301ZxygAlSl1EEZGg7XTeVKV2ec6fkgrz1y1wXfCH 
The University Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band will perform music from Hollywood’s scariest movies, a medley of haunted Broadway hits as well as spine-tingling selections of classical music. It is a family-friendly event. Costumes are not required but are highly encouraged! Treats will also be provided.
The Halloween Concert will be held in the Doermann Theater (University Hall, UT Main Campus). Parking is free in Area 1N and Area 13, the parking lots closest to University Hall.
Free and open to the public.

Bikini Babes Costume Party
October 29
9pm-2am
https://www.facebook.com/events/1127382297340990/
Bikini Babes Halloween Costume Party at The Ottawa Tavern. Also performing: Balance BirdThe Shakin' ShiversHuman Juicebox
Doors at 9. Just $5. Halloween costumes strongly encouraged! 

The Valentine Theatre
Silver Screen Classics: Young Frankenstein 
October 29
7:30pm
Call the box office for confirmation, 419-242-ARTS, or purchase tickets here. General Admission.

Family Concert: Halloween Spooktacular
October 30
3pm
http://www.toledosymphony.com/events/2016/10/30/the-andersons-family-series/halloween-spooktacular/ 
Your favorite Halloween tradition is back! Enjoy a variety of pre-concert activities (like our popular instrument petting zoo!) in the Grand Lobby and then head into the Valentine Theatre for a fabulously fun program of spooky classics you know and love. Bring your camera - kids get the opportunity to walk across the stage in our annual costume parade!

The Ohio Theatre & Event Center
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
October 29
http://ohiotheatretoledo.org/event/rocky-horror-picture-show/ 
Doors open at 11pm, show starts at midnight.
Tickets $10 at door only 

Collingwood Arts Center
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
November 5
7pm and midnight
https://www.facebook.com/events/184334748669030/ 
Let's do the time warp agaaaaain! Stone Productions brings a family favorite live to the stage of the Collingwood. And of course, it's a double feature with two shows: 7pm and midnight. Reserve VIP tickets now by calling or emailing the C.A.C:  419-244-2787 or [email protected].org