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 2013 Halloween events covered. (We are keeping an ongoing list. If you know of something we missed, please send the info to scott@toledo.com.)

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

Sunday, October 19 

  • The Shops at Fallen Timbers: 12-3pm

Thursday, October 24

  • Bowling Green (Downtown Businesses): 4-6pm 

Saturday, October 26

  • Antwerp: 5-6:30pm
  • Bryan: 6-7:30pm
  • Clyde: 5-6pm
  • Edgerton: 6-7pm
  • Hickville: 5-7pm
  • Montpellier: 6-7pm
  • Paulding: 5pm
  • Weston: 5-7:30pm 
  • West Unity: 6-7:30pm

Sunday, October 27

  • Bellevue: 5-7pm
  • Sherwood: 3:30-5pm 

Monday, October 28

  • Uptown Maumee (Business): 3-5pm

Wednesday, October 30

  • Bass Pro Shop: 4-7pm 

Thursday, October 31

  • Arcadia: 6-7:30pm
  • Bedford Township: 6-8pm
  • Dundee: 5:30-7pm
  • McClure: 6-7:30pm
  • Monroe: 6:30-8pm 
  • Monclova Township: 6-8pm 
  • Ottawa 
  • Westfield Franklin Park: 10am
Friday, November 1
  • Custar: 6-7:30pm
  • Fayette: 6-7pm 

Saturday, November 2

  • Allen Township: 6-8 p.m.
  • Archbold: 6-7:30pm 
  • Berkey: 6-8 p.m.
  • Clay Center: 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Cygnet: 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Elmore: 6-8 p.m.
  • Fostoria: 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Genoa: 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Gibsonburg: 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Grand Rapids: 5-6:30 p.m.
  • Liberty Center: 5:30-7 p.m.
  • Lima: 1-3 p.m. 
  • Pandora: 6-7 p.m.
  • Pemberville:  5-6:30 p.m.
  • Richfield Township: 6-8 p.m.
  • Rudolph: 6:30-8 p.m.
  • Stony Ridge: 6-7:15 p.m.
  • Swanton: 4-5:30 p.m.
  • Walbridge: 6-7:30pm
  • Wauseon: 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Whitehouse: 6-8 p.m.
  • Woodville: 6-8 p.m.

Sunday, November 3rd

  • Bowling Green: 6:30-8pm
  • Holland: 6-8 p.m.
  • Maumee: 6-8 p.m.
  • Northwood: 6-8pm 
  • Oak Harbor: 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Oregon: 6-8pm
  • Ottawa Hills: 6-8pm
  • Perrysburg: 6-8pm
  • Perrysburg Township: 5-7 p.m.
  • Port Clinton: 5-7 p.m.
  • Republic 5-6:30
  • Rocky Ridge 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Rossford: 5-7 p.m.
  • Springfield Township: 6-8 p.m.
  • Sycamore: 3:30-5 p.m.
  • Sylvania: 6-7:30pm
  • Sylvania Township: 6-7:30pm
  • Toledo: 6-8pm
  • Walbridge: 5:30-7pm
  • Washington Township: 6-8pm 
  • Waterville: 6-8pm
Monday, November 4
  • Findlay: 6:30-8pm
  • Napoleon: 6-7:30pm



Halloween Parades

Saturday, October 26 at 7pm

Tuesday, October 29 at 7pm 

Grand Rapids
Thursday, October 31at 7pm 

Sunday, October 27 at 2pm 


Haunted Houses

Cedar Point HalloWeekends

Dimensions of Darkness

Fear Factory (Findlay)

Ghostly Manor & Lake Eerie Fearfest

Haunted Hydro (Fremont)

Lake Erie Fearfest (Sandusky) 

ScreamAcres & The PanDEMONium Project (Napoleon)



Pumpkin Farms, Corn Mazes & Cider Mills

Fulton County
Hoen's Orchard
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.

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 County

Leaders 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.
Lucas County
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. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover.

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. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover.

MacQueen Orchard

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.

Nelson's Pumpkins
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.

Stevens Gardens
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, 2013 Thursday: 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.; Friday: 5 p.m. - Midnight; Saturday: Noon - Midnight; Sunday: Noon - 8 p.m. Last ticket sold 1 hour before closing time

Monroe County
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. 

Ottawa County
Bergman Orchards
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.

Seneca County
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.

Wood County
Pumpkin Peddler
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.
The Maize
1165 Haskins Road, Bowling Green, OH 43402. Phone: 419-353-1808
Find your way to Narnia at this year's Maize in Bowling Green!! "The Maize," located adjacent to Bowling Green Christian Academy, is designed to take you through the 'wardrobe' and into the land of Narnia as you search for the path you want to follow. Open every weekend now through October 28.  


Family Festivals and Activities

Downtown Grand Rapids
Applebutter Fest
October 13
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.

Fallen Timbers 

Fall Festival 
October 19

Calling all ghosts, goblins, and ghouls to The Shops at Fallen Timbers Fall Festival! This year’s event features hayrides and pony rides, face-painting, bounce houses, mingle with Princess Laurel from Laurels Princess Parties, carnival games, magic by Andrew Martin, trick-or-treat from store to store, and a performance by The Wanna Bees Band. Also included in the festivities is a special performance from students at Dance FX Academy! Our Fall Festival will also mark the FIRST DAY of our ice rink opening! Come dressed in your Halloween costume and ice skate. Skating is FREE all season long! It's going to be a SPOOK-Tacular time!

Downtown Toledo 

Monster Bash
October 24: Members Only Monster Bash
6-8 p.m.

Calling all ghouls, goblins, sorcerers and skeletons for a wicked Member Event. Gather your zombie family for a haunting evening filled with special activities and demonstrations that will trick your eyes and treat your mind. The evening includes Halloween inspired activities, The Spider Stroll, Monster Lab 101, and a Costumer Parade. Fill out the online form on their website to RSVP.

Toledo Public Library 

Little Wak's Halloween Funny Fest 
October 26

The Toledo-Lucas County Public Library presents Little Wak’s Halloween Funny Fest featuring Magician Extraordinaire Eli Portala from 3-4 p.m. on Saturday, October 26 in the Huntington Room at Main Library, 325 Michigan St. Portala portrays Little Wak, the teenage wacky-dracky vampire of magical mystification, along with his silly side-kick Patty Wak! This hauntingly hilarious Halloween magic act is fun for the whole family!


October 26
1-4:30 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.

Pumpkin Train
October 29 & 29
1-5 p.m.

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
Halloween Excursion Train
October 26
Dress up and experience a kid's Halloween party by train, complete with costume contest, donuts, cider and ride on the Old Road Train. $20 per child, $25 for adults. Reservations required.

Sauder Village
Fall Family Fun Nights
October 18-19
6-8 p.m.
Take an early train ride to the Stuckey Barn in Pioneer Settlement where you can decorate a pumpkin to take home, enjoy a hayride around the village, make a fall themed craft, and enjoy cookies around the fire. Call 419-446-2541 to register.

Tecumseh Plaza & Pamida Parking Lot
18th Annual Appleumpkin Festival & Westfest
October 12-13
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.

Toledo Zoo

Little Boo at the Zoo

October 17 & 18
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.

Pumpkin Path
October 19 & 20
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.

Jumping Pumpkins
October 26 & 27

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
Through October 31
5-8 p.m.

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
October 8
6 p.m.

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 17
6 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.

22nd Annual Halloween Folklore & Funfest
October 19
4-9 p.m.
with Guided Folklore Tours of the Museum from 5-9:45 p.m.
Wood County Historical Center & Museum
Free parking & admission

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.

Halloween Arts & Crafts Workshops

Toledo Museum of Art
Art Hours: Create a Mini Pumpkin
Oct. 10: 6 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Oct. 11: 6 and 8 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Oct. 12: 12, 3 and 4 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Oct. 13: 12, 3 and 4 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Oct. 17: 6 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Oct. 18: 6, 7 and 8 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Oct. 19: 12, 3 and 4 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Oct. 20: 12, 3 and 4 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Oct. 24: 6 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Oct. 25: 6 and 8 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Oct. 26: 12, 3 and 4 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Oct. 27: 12, 3 and 4 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Oct. 31: 6 p.m., Glass Pavilion 
Nov. 1: 6, 7 and 8 p.m., Glass Pavilion 
Nov. 2: 12, 3 and 4 p.m., Glass Pavilion  
Nov. 3: 12, 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.


Storytelling & Folklore

Fort Meigs
Garrison Ghost Walk

October 18-19 & 25-26

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.

Admission Rates:

Adults & ages 13+: $8.00
Children, ages 6-12: $4.00
Ages 5 & under: free

Metroparks of the Toledo Area
Ghosts Of Providence
October 19
7:15 p.m.
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)

Wolcott House

Family Fall Festival 
October 13
12 p.m.

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.

Paranormal Tour

October 31
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.

Wood County Historical Center & Museum

Folklore Tea

October 10
7 p.m.
$12 per adult, $10 Historical Society members, $3 children age 10 & under

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 18 & 25
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.

Halloween Folklore & Funfest 

October 19

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

Outdoor Fun & Nature Events

Elmore, Depot Park
Elmore Chamber of Commerce Tombstone Derby Casket Racing
October 26

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
October 12
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

35th Annual Tombstone Tour & Family Haunted Bike Ride
October 12
Secor Metropark

Ghosts of Providence Lantern Tour
October 19
Providence Preserve

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.

Trick Or Trot 5K & Zombie Walk
October  19
9 a.m.
Oak Openings MetroPark (Mallard Lake Area)
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

16th Annual Halloween Hike presented by The Olander Park System

October 26, 6 p.m.
Olander Park

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.

Sandpiper Boat
Fall Color Cruise
October 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 25, 26, 28, 29, 30
Departure times:
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
Goblin Gallop
October 26
9 a.m.
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). Registration Deadline: Friday, October 21, 2011. NO RACE DAY ENTRIES !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. Playsylvania.com


Adult Parties

The Gallery in the Davis Building 

Fang-Tastic Art!
October 17

A Halloween Costume Art Event at The Gallery in the Davis Building. Come see some amazing art by over 25 local artists! Lot's of tricks and treats! Art, food, music, drinks, door prizes, 50/50 drawing, and fun! Costumes are encouraged but optional!


Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion
October 18
7-10 p.m.

While sampling various beers and wines, attendees can watch goblets and beer steins being made during live glassblowing demos and embark on a scavenger hunt of the Museum’s centuries-old glass cups and containers. Items on the hunt include a German wine glass from the year 1661, stamped with raspberry-shaped prunts at its base to help the drinker keep a firm grip on the glass. It is from an era before the widespread use of forks, when hands tended to get greasy during a meal. Partygoers will also search for an American flask from the early 19th century, which represents a time when “communal binge drinking” increased, dramatically expanding the demand for portable flasks.

Adams Street Zombie Crawl
October 25
8:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m.

Gather your guts bats and ghouls, it's time again to rattle the bones of the bars along Adams Street in Downtown Toledo, Ohio at one of the largest zombie-themed events around. The walking dead will consume the street in search of brains and beers on Friday, October 25. Come slop and stumble your way to 5 incarnations of hell on earth and drag your corpse in costume around as you wreak havoc in UpTown ... and on your liver! (who cares, it's just going to be eaten anyway) Join more than 2000 of your liveliest dead friends for the kick-off to the Halloween season. Zombie attire is a must. The goal is simple: Wobble and hobble your way from one end of Adams Street to the other and back again, consuming everything in sight. 

Adams Street Zombie Bar Crawl Path of Destruction:

8:30pm - Meet at Wesley's

9:30pm - Zombie rally!

10pm - Walking Dead March of Death down Adams Street (out front of Wesley's to Manhattan's)

10:30pm - 2:30am - Drink your brains out at Manhattan's, The Attic on Adams, Truth Gallery, Ottawa Tavern, and Bretz Bar ... double back for scraps if you dare. 

For the insatiable undead short on brains, The Glass City Cafe (11th and Jackson, 2 blocks from Wesley's) serves gory delights (breakfast) from 1am until 5:30am. 

Toledo Club Halloween Party 
October 25
Toledo Club  
8 p.m.

Costumed party. Members and their guests welcome. Specialty drinks, munchies, Ice luge, photobooth live, and prizes.

Ghoulwill Ball 2013
November 2
Holiday Inn French Quarter 
7-11 p.m.
The Ghoulwill Ball invites everyone, ages 21 and up, to come and resurrect Old Hollywood. It will be a night of costumes, live music and tasty treats. You'll dance to your favorite hits, enjoy screenings of classic horror flicks, win prizes in our casket (basket) raffle, and many more surprises. You can even purchase your costume at all Northwest Ohio Goodwill stores.


Music, Performances & Film

Collingwood Arts Center
Persuit of the Paranormal 
October 12 

The event kicks off with the groundbreaking documentary 'Pursuit of the Paranormal' which contains a 90 minute conversation with a spirit in style! We begin the celebrations on Saturday October 12th with a full evening of activities! Hosted by Chris Bores, you can partake in 1 or both activities.

 Pursuit of the Paranormal Movie Premiere

First up will be a special screening of the special documentary. Starting at 6-8:00pm.

Tickets: $15.00 ($20.00 at the door)

Mini Lecture by Chris Bores

Special Screening of the Documentary 'Pursuit of the Paranormal'

Meet and Greet with Chris Bores and Alan Cicco

The Ghost Hunt:

Stay after the movie and you can partake in a special ghost hunt conducted by the stars of this groundbreaking documentary! Check in Time is at 8:30. Starts 9pm-1am. The Collingwood Arts Center is know to be very haunted and it's opening it's doors to the public for the very first time. Waivers will need to be signed at the event.

Tickets $50.00 ($60.00 at the door) Tickets are Limited!

Ghost Hunt at the Collingwood Arts Center.

All participants will be required to sign in at check in and present a valid photo ID.

Complimentary Pizza and Drinks

Chris Bores and Alan Cicco will be on hand personally to showcase their methods and give a Ghost Tour.

Make sure to bring recording devices for recording EVP's and other anomolies!

Security Staff on hand

Special VIP badge to keep

Must be 18 and over to participate

Maumee Theater 
Doctor Scream's Spook Show Revival 
October 11-12
Tickets are $15 per show

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…

The Ottawa Tavern 
The Squidling Bros. Circus Sideshow 
October 23
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 Ohio Theater 
Double Feature of Repo: The Genetic Opera & The Rocky Horror Picture Show
October 26
Tickets are $10 per show
It is the event you have all been waiting for. Repo: The Genetic Opera and the Rocky Horror Picture Show return to the Ohio Theatre Stage! There will be a costume contest between shows with awards for best and worst costume. We also have V.I.P. seating that will put you on the stage, which means the actors will have immediate access to you and involve you during some scenes. There is limited V.I.P. seating so call today!

Repo: The Genetic Opera begins at 9pm

Costume Contest at 11:30pm

Rocky Horror Picture Show begins at Midnight 

Croswell Opera House

Sweeny Todd 
October 11-20
Times Vary
Tickets are $15-$35

The rare instance of a musical thriller, Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s chilling, suspenseful, heart-pounding masterpiece tells the infamous tale of the unjustly exiled barber who returns to 19th century London seeking revenge. Macabre and uncompromising, Sweeney Todd also has a great sense of fun, mixing intense drama with moments of dark humor.

Toledo Museum of Art
Family Concert: Halloween Spooktacular
October 27
2 p.m.
Valentine Theatre
Visit the Toledo Symphony website

Phone: 419-246-8000
Your favorite Halloween tradition is back and better than ever!  Come to the Valentine for a fabulously fun program of the spooky classics you know and love.  Pre-concert activities begin at 2PM, and the matinee begins at 3PM.

Valentine Theater 
Silver Screen Classics: Young Frankenstein 
November 1
7:30 p.m.
Call the box office for confirmation. General Admission, reservations suggested. 419-242-ARTS.

Glacity Theatre Collective 
Fo The Devil Tells Me So 
October 24 - November 1
9 p.m.

For The Devil Tells Me So chronicles the final moments of a family’s struggle with a daughter who is possessed by the Devil. The limited audience (10) will be guided through the family’s home by the Butler to witness the chilling events. In the spirit of Halloween, For The Devil Tells Me So is not for the faint hearted or weak of stomach. The 45-minute domestic performance includes violence, vulgar language, offensive content and blood—for mature audiences only (18+). All performances at 9 pm. $10 Tickets must be purchased in advance. Location of performance will be sent to you upon confirmation of purchase.