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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 2014 Halloween events covered. (We are keeping an ongoing list. If you know of something we missed, please send the info to email@example.com.)
Saturday, October 25
- Sandusky: 5-7 p.m.
- Springfield Township: 5-7 p.m.
Sunday, October 26
- Fremont: 4:30-6 p.m.
- Tiffin: 5-7 p.m.
Tuesday, October 28
- The Shops at Fallen Timbers: 6-7:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 30
- Archbold: 6-7:30 p.m.
- Bluffton: 6-7:30 p.m.
- Custar: 6-7:30 p.m
- Findlay: 6:30-8 p.m.
- Cygnet: 6-7:30 p.m.
- Gibsonburg: 6-7:30 p.m.
- Leipsic: 6-7 p.m.
- Lima: 6-8 p.m.
- Port Clinton: 6-8 p.m.
- Wauseon: 6-7:30 p.m.
- Carey: 6-7:30 p.m.
- Defiance: 6-7:30 p.m.
- Genoa : 6-7:30 p.m.
- Liberty Center: 5:30-7 p.m.
- Luckey: 6-7:30 p.m.
- Napoleon: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
- Norwalk: 6:30-8 p.m.
- Rossford: 6-8 p.m.
- Sycamore: 6-7:30 p.m.
- Sylvania: 6-7:30 p.m.
- Sylvania Township: 6-7:30 p.m.
- Walbridge: 6-7:30 p.m.
Friday, October 31
- Holland: 6-8 p.m.
- Woodville: 6-8 p.m.
- Pemberville: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
- Sandusky: 5-7:30 p.m.
- Rocky Ridge: 6-8 p.m.
- Metamora: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
- Luna Pier- 6-7:30 p.m.
- Dundee: 5:30-7 p.m.
- Huron: 5-7 p.m.
- Adrian, MI: 6-8 p.m.
- Bedford Township – 6-8 p.m.
- Bowling Green: 6:30-8 p.m.
- Blissfield, MI: 5:30-7 p.m.
- Erie Township: 6-7:30 p.m.
- Fayette: 6-7:30 p.m.
- Grand Rapids: 5-7 p.m.
- Toledo: 6-8 p.m.
- Ida Township: 6:30 – 8 p.m.
- Monclova Township: 6-8 p.m.
- Monroe, MI: 6:30-8 p.m.
- Northwood: 6-7:30 p.m.
- Oak Harbor: 6-7:30 p.m.
- Oregon: 6-8 p.m.
- Ottawa Hills: 6-8 p.m.
- Perrysburg: 6-8 p.m.
- Perrysburg Township: 6-8 p.m.
- Pemberville: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
- Richfield Township: 6-8 p.m.
- Tecumseh: 6-8 p.m.
- Whitehouse: 6-8 p.m.
- Washington Township: 6-8 p.m.
- Waterville Township: 6-8 p.m.
- Waterville: 6-8 p.m.
- Arcadia: 6-7:30 p.m.
- Bloomville: 6-7:30 p.m.
- Maumee: 6-8 p.m (Uptown Businesses 3-5 p.m.)
- Tontogany: 5-6:30 p.m.
- Delta: 5-6:30 p.m.
- Fostoria: 6-7:30 p.m.
- Swanton: 6-7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 2
- Elmore: 4-6 p.m.
Sunday, October 19 at 12:45 p.m.
Saturday, October 25 at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, October 28 at 7 p.m.
Friday, October 31 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, October 31 at 5:45 p.m.
Saturday, November 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 29 at 7:00 p.m.
Ghostly Manor & Lake Eerie Fearfest
Haunted Hydro (Fremont)
Lake Erie Fearfest (Sandusky)
ScreamAcres & The PanDEMONium Project (Napoleon)
12540 County Road 7-2, Delta, OH 43515. Phone: 419-822-4080
Pumpkins, Pick-your-own apples, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, pre-picked produce. Open daily 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Johnston Fruit Farms
2790 Airport Highway, Swanton, OH. Phone: 419-826-1453
U-Pick Apples, Pumpkins, squash and gourds. Open Monday-Saturday from 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Henry CountyLeaders Farm
Corner of State Route 24 and County Road 16, Napoleon. 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 November 2. $8 for 12 and up, $6 ages 5-11 and free for kids under 4.
Fleitz Pumpkin Farm
7133 Seaman Rd., Oregon, OH 43618. Phone: 419-836-7613
Pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, corn maze, straw or hay bale maze, child-sized haybale maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, school tours. Crops are usually available in September, October. Open: 7 days a week, 10 a.m. to 7p.m. September 15 through October 31.
Hoen's Greenhouse & Garden Center
1710 Perrysburg-Holland Road, Holland, OH 43528. Phone: 419-865-9276.
Pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, straw or hay bale maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, Honey from hives on the farm, prepicked produce, gift shop, restrooms, school tours. Open: Monday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 7.p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
7605 Garden Road, Holland, OH, Phone: 419-865-2916
Apples, cider mill, pony rides, wagon rides, kiddie rides, craft shows, barbeques, 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 their giant apple cider press to produce one of nature's finest drinks! School Tours and groups are provided special walk-through tours of the MacQueen Orchards Cider Mill and Packing Plant. Open: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. in October, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. in November.
6760 Brown Road, Oregon, OH 43618. Phone: 419-836-2108
Pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, gourds, six different sizes of pumpkins, corn stalks, straw bales, apples.. Open: Open Daily, October 1 through the 31.
4550 Weckerly Road, Monclova, OH 43542. Phone: 419-867-7229
Pumpkins for sale in the shop and farmstand, pumpkin patch pick in the field, child hay maze, tractor-pulled hay rides and petting zoo. Open Monday through Sunday from 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
The Corn Maze at Butterfly House
11500 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 seeking laughter by day or adventure by night, you, your family, and your friends are sure to find everything you came for and more! Open: Now through October 31, 2014 Friday: 5 p.m. - Midnight; Saturday: Noon - Midnight; Sunday: Noon - 8 p.m. Last ticket sold 1 hour before closing time.
Gust Brothers Pumpkin Farm
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, 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 9 a.m.-7 p.m through November 1.
4562 East Bayshore Road, Port Clinton, OH 43452. Phone: 419-734-4272
Apples and pumpkins. Open: all year. Squirrel and goose corn, firewood, apple and pumpkin tours, peach tours, pick-your-own apples and pumpkins.
Jason's Pumpkin Patch
12629 West Salem- Carroll Road, Oak Harbor, OH 43449. Phone: 419-898-3215
Pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, corn maze. Open: 7 Days a week 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. September 12 to October 31. Payment: Cash, only. Jason's Pumpkin Patch has a large variety of unusual and unique shapes, colors, textures, and painted pumpkins. We have Indian Corn, Gourds, Corn Stalks, Straw, Squash, and Mums. Come have your picture taken at the Giant Pumpkin Tree or with some of our large pumpkins weighing up to 200 pounds.
The Great Pumpkin Patch At Country Lane Tree Farm
3525 N. Bolander Road, Genoa, OH 43430. Phone: 419-461-1298
Open for families every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Hayrides, mazes, feed farm animals, refreshments. U-Pick Pumpkin Patch with gourds, straw bales, Indian corn and corn stalks.
Riehm Farm Market
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.
20354 North Dixie Highway, Bowling Green, OH, 43402. Phone: 419-409-0252
Pumpkin patch with kid activities, hayrides (free) out to the patch. Open: Monday to Friday Noon until dark, Saturday, 10 a.m. until dark, Sun. 11 a.m. until dark.
Downtown Grand Rapids
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
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.
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!
11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Pumpkin carvings and kids activities are the highlights of this downtown Perrysburg event, which takes place at the corner of Louisiana Avenue and Front Street.
NW Ohio Railroad Preservation, Inc.
Get a double dose of awesome autumn fun with a train ride and a pick-your-own pumpkin treat. Train departs every 15 minutes to the pumpkin patch.
The Old Road Dinner Train, Blissfield
Kids Halloween Express
5 p.m.-7 p.m.
Dress up and experience a kid's Halloween party by train, complete with costume contest, donuts, cider and ride on the Old Road Train. Reservations required.
Fall Family Fun Nights
6 p.m.-9 p.m.
There is something magical about being in the Village after hours! Register now to take part in our fifth annual Fall Family Fun Night!
Tecumseh Plaza & Pamida Parking Lot
21st Annual Appleumpkin Festival & Westfest
Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
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.
Little Boo at the Zoo
October 23 & 24
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
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.
October 25 & 26
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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.
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!)The Town Center at Levis Commons
Every Saturday in October
Hayrides Return to Levis Commons! Join us every Saturday in October from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. for a horse-drawn hayride around the boulevard! Hayrides are only $1/person!
Wood County Historical Center & Museum
Scarecrow Workshop & Contest
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
6:30 p.m.-8 p.m.
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.
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.
Toledo Museum of Art
Art Hours: Create a Mini Pumpkin
Oct. 10: 6, 7 and 8 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Oct. 11: 12 and 4 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Oct. 16: 6 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Oct. 17: 6, 7 and 8 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Oct. 18: 12 and 4 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Oct. 19: 3 and 4 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Oct. 23: 6 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Oct. 24: 6, 7 and 8 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Oct. 25: 12 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Oct. 26: 3 and 4 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Oct. 30: 6 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Oct. 31: 6, 7 and 8 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Nov. 1: 12 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Nov. 2: 3 and 4 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Create your own glass objects during these one-hour sessions at the Glass Pavilion®. Buy tickets ($15 members/$25 nonmembers; no refunds) 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.
Garrison Ghost Walk
October 17-18 & 24-25
7- 9:30 p.m.
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 7 p.m., moderate rain or shine. The final tour steps off each night at approximately 9 p.m. 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 & 9:00 p.m. tours. Garrison Ghost Walk is a fund-raising event benefiting the Old Northwest Military History Association, the volunteer association of Fort Meigs. Funds raised at Garrison Ghost Walk go directly to ONMHA and are used to further educational programming at Fort Meigs. Reservations required. Call (800) 283-8916 to reserve your place.
Adults & ages 13+: $8.00
Children, ages 6-12: $4.00
Ages 5 & under: free
Metroparks of the Toledo Area
Ghosts Of Providence
Providence, Dam Shelter
They’re back! The spooky, family-friendly Halloween tradition returns to the Canal Experience at Providence Metropark. Meet historical characters from the past on this lantern lit evening walk through the unique historic park. Ghosts of Providence is an Autumn Adventure walk. Fee: $5 (Metroparks Members $4)
Family Fall Festival
Bring the family to the grounds of the Wolcott House Museum Complex and enjoy an afternoon of family time together. Listen to live music and enjoy a story at the log house. Youngsters can play old-fashioned games and make a craft to take home, plus so much more. Cost: free Time: 12pm-4pm rain or shine.
October 11, 18, 25, 31, & November 1
This spooky experience is not for the squeamish or visitors under 12. Paranormal groups have documented inexplicable events at the Wolcott House, and this is your chance to experience them too. Bring a flashlight and tour this historic house. Tours run every half an hour until 10 p.m. Register in advance on the official website.
Wood County Historical Center & Museum
Folklore Tea: Creatures of the Night
$12 per adult, $10 Historical Society members, $3 children age 10 & under
Pam Menchaca, a Wood County park naturalist, will open our eyes to owls, bats, and other creatures that shy away from the light of day. Make a reservation by calling 419-352-0967. Be chilled to the bone by some eerie folklore stories told by Becky White-Schooner. Light refreshments before the program. Reservations required. Call 419-352-0967.
Friday Night Folklore Tours
October 17 & 24
Tours start at 7 p.m., 8 p.m., and 9 p.m.
$10 per person. $7 for Historical Society members or with a college student ID.
90 minute guided folklore tours include the Infirmary (now the Wood County Museum), and outdoor Story Stops at the Log Cabin (Civil War medicine), and Pestilence House, the Lunatic Asylum and the Pauper's Cemetery. Reservations are necessary by calling 419-352-0967.
24th Annual Halloween Folklore & Funfest
Horse-drawn wagon rides, kid-friendly activities in Boo-ville, plus tricks and treats for all ages. FREE. Sponsored by the Wood County Park District
Elmore, Depot Park
Elmore Chamber of Commerce Tombstone Derby Casket Racing
10 a.m-7 p.m.
Real caskets souped-up and ready for racing, kids casket race, family festival atmosphere, food, games, pumpkin carving and more.
Historic Sauder Village
Fall on the Farm
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
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. Try making noodles, butter and cornhusk dolls, decorating pumpkins, pressing apples for cider, exploring a straw maze and harvesting sunflower seeds. There are special activities for all ages to enjoy at Fall on the Farm. Based on century old liturgy, a Harvest Home Service will be recreated in St. Mark’s Church with short services throughout the day.
Metroparks of the Toledo Area
Metroparks and Maumee Valley Adventurers invites you to participate in the 37th annual Tombstone Bicycle Tour or Family Haunted Ride. More information available on the official website.
Ghosts of Providence Lantern Tour
When the sun goes down the Ghost Town of Providence awakens. Meet characters from long ago still searching for answers to their mysterious deaths. Listen closely and see if you can unravel the story of their last days. More information available on the official website.Trick Or Trot 5K & Zombie Walk
Oak Openings MetroPark (Mallard Lake Area)
RSVP on the event page. Find more information and register for the walk here.
A 5K Run and Walk for people of all ability levels. The 5K course is a mix of gravel, trail and asphalt - be prepared for anything! Walkers can choose to walk the 5K course, or walk 1/2 mile laps around Mallard Lake.
t's a beautiful area, no matter which option you choose!
Olander Park System
17th Annual Halloween Hike presented by The Olander Park System
Kids 12 and under collect treats at 20 stations as storytellers relate friendly tales of the Enchanted Evening! The Hike is family-friendly and is not intended to scare children. Admission: $1 ages 3 to 12; all others Free. All admissions will go to the Sylvania Area Family Services. Park at Tam-O'Shanter and enter on Vicksburg Avenue or us the Olander walk-in gates. This is a RAIN-OR-SHINE so dress accordingly.
Fall Color Cruise
October 5 & 6, 12 & 13, 19 & 20
Departures at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
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! Adults $19, Kids under 12 - $9. Reservations required, call 419-537-1212.
Halloween Boo Cruise
October 24 & 25 & 28 & 29 & 30
Weeknights every 45 minutes between 5 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. and Saturdays at 12:45, 1:30, and 2:15 p.m.
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.
Sylvania Recreation District
Start and Finish at Flower Hospital Grounds. Follow parking signs and directions. Participants will meet at the white barn at the north end of the hospital grounds. One-mile run for children grades K—3. Two-mile run for children grades 4—6.Entry Fee: $7 (Includes a great t-shirt and plenty of refreshments). Restrooms, plenty of refreshments and first aid will be available. Note: The course winds its way through the Flower Hospital grounds. First, second, and third place boy and girl finishers in each grade will receive awards. A wagon will be available to pick up any participant who cannot finish the race. More information and registration available here.
The Factory Party
Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion
Join us for an evening inspired by Andy Warhol’s studio and legendary party spot, The Factory. Enjoy era-inspired cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and music while you experience live, avant-garde performances throughout the night. The Glass Pavilion Hot Shop will be transformed into a swanky lounge for the night where partygoers can enjoy their drinks as they watch glass art being created. Think ’60s mod in the spirit of the Warhol superstars—Edie Sedgewick, Ultra Violet, Nico. Colorful cocktail attire is also welcome.
Circle 2445 members: $25 advance / $35 at the door.
Nonmembers: $35 advance / $45 at the door.
Adams Street Zombie Crawl V
6 p.m.-2:30 a.m.
More information available and RSVP on the official event page.
Hello again bats & ghouls, the night you've been rolling in your graves for returns on October 24 as the Adams Street Zombie Bar Crawl celebrates 5 deathly years. 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 the region's largest zombie gathering as we slump and stroll the streets in search of brains and beers! Zombie attire is a must. Stay tuned for all the flesh eating details you can handle.
Adams Street Zombie Bar Crawl Path of Destruction:
6-8 p.m.: Beat the madness of the zombie apocalypse during the Zombie Bar Crawl Pre-Party Happy Hour.
8:30 p.m.: Zombie March of Death - Meet in the lot at 14th and Adams (across from Toledo School for the Arts) for the zombie parade, a 2 block stumble of slow terror through the streets.
9pm: All he'll breaks loose - make your way to 5 killer venues and a beer garden to quench your thirst for blood (aka booze) as you ravage your brains with beers while you and work up an appetite for more brains.
Glass City Cafe opens 12am to 5am for a late night breakfast massacre, just incase you weren't able to stuff yourself on enough body parts throughout the night.
Halloween at the Bay
7 p.m.-2 a.m.
Join us October 25th for the Put-in-Bay Halloween Celebration. The island will be decorated with a theme for Halloween. Hundreds of people in costume. Some establishments have costume contests and give cash prizes. The Island's last big weekend!
Collingwood Arts Center
6 p.m.-2 a.m.
From Sean Nestor and Third Space, this year's BEST Halloween party will be held in Toledo's cultural epicenter, the Old West End. Join us for a night of unforgettable revelry and entertainment. You won't want to miss it! Featuring Performances by Bird's Eye View Circus Space, T-Town Tassels and DJ Amjad Doumani.
Tickets are $10 ($15 at the door) and can be purchased at Collingwood Arts Center, Phoenix Earth Food Coop and online at Third Space.
Home Slice Pizza Halloween Party
Home Slice Pizza
A house and techno and art party. On Halloween night. Featuring music by DJs Dennis Cox & Marty Noller. Artwork featured for the first time ever by Larry Wade & also by Toledo Artist Nate Masternak.
Third Street Cigar's Halloween Costume Party
Third Street Cigar Store
Costumed party. Snacks, non-alcoholic drinks, cigar raffles and discounts, dancing and prizes for the best costumes. At 10 p.m. there will be a Magic/Mantalism show, tickets are $20 per person.
Toledo Club Halloween Party
Collingwood Arts Center
Persuit of the Paranormal: Lecture Featuring Chris Bores
We’re kicking off the Halloween season ghost hunts with an hour lecture presentation featuring stories about ghosts caught at the center on October 3rd! Learn about some of the tool Chris uses to get super long conversations going with the spirits there, hear about stories and interactions that Chris has had, and learn about one of the students that still lurks in the hallways. The evening wraps up with a 15 minute video that features an interaction Chris had with a spirit there that lasted around 60 minutes long!
Everyone that attends will get a $5 off coupon for one of the CAC's Ghost Hunts in October 2014. A special Ghost Hunt at the CAC event will be held after the lecture from 10pm - 2am.
Tickets for each event are limited. General Admission is $5 and the Ghost Hunt Package is $35 when purchased online at the Collingwood Arts Center website.
Ghost Hunting at the Collingwood Arts Center
Saturdays and Sundays, October 3 - 25
The Collingwood Arts Center has long been rumored to be haunted and has been featured in the books “Ghost Hunting Ohio” and “Haunted Ohio” series. This summer, Chris Bores from the Pursuit of the Paranormal Documentary will be hosting both the Ghost Tour and Ghost Hunt. Chris Bores is a Leading Ghost Communicator in the field. In the past he has gotten a 90 minute conversation with a spirit, as well as other lengthy conversations since the release of the film. At previous ghost hunts, Chris has gotten taps on command, EVP’s, cold spots, and more. Odds at experiencing paranormal activity at this facility are the best you will find in Northern Ohio.
The event runs from 8pm - 1am with check in at 7:30pm. At check-in you’ll be asked for your driver's license/state ID, be given a list of rules and regulations, and asked to sign a waiver. Doors will be locked at 8pm. Promptly at 8pm, 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 9pm - 2am will be unguided independent investigation. Your ghost hunt ends when you exit the premises. There will be no reentry. At 10pm,snacks are served.
There are a limited number of spaces for each hunt. If available, the door price for tickets is $45.
Doctor Scream's Spook Show Revival
For decades, traveling "Ghost Masters" crossed the country presenting an old-time spooky and funny evening of fun. Combining macabre comedy, magic, "live" ghosts, and a good classic horror film, the Spook Show was a unique theatrical genre nearly forgotten ... until now.
Tickets are available online here. Individual tickets are $15 General Admission or $11 with a Group Booking.
The Ottawa Tavern
The Squidling Bros. Circus Sideshow
Tickets are $5 per show
Cult Leaders on the run from town to town across America. Catch them if you can. Man with hollow bones wanted for the killing of siamese twin for top billing in one man band. Tattooed faced strongman wanted for bending frying pans at local super stores. Naked man with rubber bones wanted for attempted murder upon himself with epidural needle.
The Valentine Theater
Family Concert: Halloween Spooktacular
Visit the Toledo Symphony website.
Your favorite Halloween tradition is back and better than ever! Enjoy a variety of pre-concert activities (like our popular instrument petting zoo!) in the Grand Lobby and then head on into the Valentine Theatre for a fabulously fun program of the spooky classics you know and love. Bring your camera—kids get the opportunity to walk across the stage in our annual costume parade! Pre-concert activities begin at 2PM, and the matinee begins at 3PM.
Evil Dead: The Musical
October 24 - November 22 (check calendar for showtimes)
This hilarious live stage show combines all the elements of the cult classic horror films Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness, to make one of the craziest theatrical experiences of all time. (Mature Content.)
Tickets are available on The Valentine Theater website for $20 General Admission.
Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical
Glamorous, sexy and deliciously wicked, Jekyll & Hyde The Musical is the enthralling musical based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic story about a brilliant but obsessive scientist whose alter ego wreaks havoc across Victorian London. An evocative tale of two men – one a doctor, passionate and romantic – the other, a terrifying madman; and two women – one beautiful and trusting – the other, beautiful and trusting only herself. Both in love with the same man and both unaware of his dark secret!
Tickets are available on The Valentine Theater website.
Silver Screen Classics: Young Frankenstein
Call the box office for confirmation. General Admission, reservations suggested. 419-242-ARTS.
The Croswell Theater
Spectacular Saturday Series: Frankenweenie
Tim Burton’s stop motion adaptation of a classic Disney story. When a car hits young Victor’s pet dog Sparky, Victor decides to bring him back to life the only way he knows how. But when the bolt-necked “monster” wreaks havoc and terror in the hearts of Victor’s neighbors, he has to convince them that Sparky’s still the good, loyal friend he was.
Save those Halloween costumes! Wear a costume to the movie and get a prize! Adult tickets $5 and for kids it’s FREE. More information available on the official website.
Glacity Theatre Collective
October 17 - 31 (check calendar for showtimes)
8 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Amy is a sprite young woman on the cusp of becoming a member of a satanic sisterhood, the Sisters of Lilith. The Sisters offer treatment to those who are spiritually struggling--sending these outsiders, such as Amy, on a deranged path to enlightenment. Audiences are invited to serve as witnesses to Amy’s initiation, as well as make their own conclusions towards the practices of the Sisters in The Satanarium. Written and Directed by: Edmund Lingan and Megan Aherne.
Similar to Glacity’s previous horror show, For The Devil Tells Me So, the audience will be guided through the space, blending the fluid, participatory concept of a haunted house with traditional theatre. The show is an interactive performance and members of the audience will be asked to mildly participate with the performers in certain scenes. Packed with terrifyingly evil circumstances, The Satanarium is sure to feed the need to be scared this Halloween season. Due to strong content, audience members must be 18+.
Located at The Collingwood Fallout Shelter in the basement of the Collingwood Arts Center; enter from the Stratford and Parkwood entrance to the CAC—there will be signs and an escort. Tickets are $20 with a portion of the proceeds going towards the CAC--due to limited space, tickets must be purchased in advance and are available online here.
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