2018 Halloween Happenings

. September 29, 2018.
Halloween Happenings

The weather is getting cooler which means Halloween is on its way! Halloween isn’t just one day…it’s an entire month of celebrations! So get your little ghosts and ghouls ready for some Halloween fun!

Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes

Fleitz Pumpkin Farm

7133 Seaman Rd, Oregon
419-836-7613 | facebook.com/pg/fleitzpumpkinfarm

Nothing says Fall more than picking pumpkins. Fleitz Pumpkin Farm is charming with elements of fall including hayrides, corn mazes, a kids play area, farm animals and, of course, a lot of pumpkins! Be sure to also pick up some delicious cider and doughnuts. The farm stays open until October 31st.

Stevens Gardens

4550 Weckerly Rd, Monclova
419-392-2065 | facebook.com/farm.monclova

For family friendly fun, visit Stevens Gardens. This Monclova farm offers a corn maze, straw maze, corn train, corn cannon, and a petting zoo. And Stevens offers a wide variety of pumpkins, guards, squash, homemade jams, local honey, and much more for all your fall food and decoration needs.

Gust Brother’s Pumpkin Farm

13639 Mulberry Rd, Ottawa Lake, MI
517-486-2237 | gustbrothers.com

Just fifteen minutes north and you’ll find Gust Brother’s Pumpkin Farm where they’ve been selling pumpkins since 1989. Enjoy a variety of fall decorations and a chance to pick your own pumpkin, or grab a pre-picked one. Be sure to see the farm animals and take a hayride. Don’t forget to visit the snack barn for caramel corn, doughnuts, cider, and pumpkin cookies!

Trabbic Family Pumpkin Farm

1560 E Sterns Rd, Erie, MI
734-848-4049 | trabbicpumpkinfarm.com

A family run farm for over 100 years, Trabbic Family Pumpkin Farm grows over 40 acres of pumpkins so you’re sure to find the perfect pumpkin here! The whole family will enjoy the Pumpkin Train, Corn Maze, Hay Ride, Teddy Bear Spin ride (and yes…teenagers are invited to ride too!), and a children’s play area. Throughout the season various events are held including a Harvest Mass on October 7th at 5pm.

The Corn Maze at The Butterfly House

11455 Obee Rd, Whitehouse
419-872-1731 | wheelerfarms.com/corn-maze

Wheeler Farms isn’t just known for its butterfly house, but also for its wild mazes that change in design every year. Four different mazes make sure that even the most advanced maze navigator has a challenge. Within the mazes are 24 hidden checkpoints, which add an even bigger challenge. Until October 28th. Cost is $8 for children under 10 and $9 for adults.

Kackleberry Farm

6421 North Stoney Creek Rd, Monroe, MI
734-240-0825 | kackleberryfarm.com

Plan to spend some time at Kackleberry Farm with all their fun activities. Their maze is 12 acres that you can try during daylight, or on their Flashlite Nights! After exploring the maze, visit the pumpkin patch, hayride, bonfire, train rides, corn toss, tug-o-war, and much more! Also, be sure to check out the pumpkin cannon!

Fall Festivals

MacQueen Orchards Apple Stir & Crafts Festival

7605 Garden Rd, Holland
Saturday & Sunday, October 6 & 7
macqueenorchards.com/macqueen-orchards-apple-stir-festival.htm

MacQueen Orchards serves some of the best autumn treats in the area, and their festival is a perfect time to visit. Visit the bakery or pick your own apples, then be sure to check out the arts and crafts show, wagon rides, live entertainment, apple pie contest, and kids play areas.

Northwood Fall Festival

Central Park
Saturday, October 13
facebook.com/northwoodfallfestival

The 3rd Annual Northwood Fall Festival is sure to get you in the Halloween spirit. The day begins with a parade at 11am, followed at noon by festivities including various food trucks throughout the park, big tent entertainment, corn hole, robots, a car show, and Dino-ROAR, with life-like dinos!

Applebutter Festival

Downtown Grand Rapids
Sunday, October 14
applebutterfest.org

Join the fun along the Maumee River. From 7am-5pm you can explore the past with historical reenactments and pioneer demonstrations. Live music, various crafts, and food make this a not to be missed festival.

Fall Festival—Truck or Treat

The Shops of Fallen Timbers
Saturday, October 20
theshopsatfallentimbers.com

From 11am-4pm, kids can spend the afternoon showing off their costumes while collecting candy at Truck or Treat. A costume contest and dance party make this a fun event for the whole family.

Sylvania Fall Festival

Downtown Sylvania
Sunday, October 21
sylvaniachamber.org

Join Sylvania’s Fall Festival from 10am-4pm. Enjoy the parade and check out stage performances and the Sylvania Historical Village. New this year is a pumpkin carving contest and the Dino Dash— run the parade route dressed in your dino costume.

Halloween Hike

Olander Park, Sylvania
Friday, October 28th
olanderpark.com

Put on your Halloween costumes and come out for a spooktacular time. From 6-7pm, families will enjoy storytelling, treats, and many other fun surprises. Entry is $2 per child ages 2-12, free for children under 2, with part of the proceeds
benefiting Sylvania Area Family Services.

Spooky Fun

Spooktacular Shoot

Westwinds Metropark | 9918 Geiser Rd, Holland
metroparkstoledo.com/explore-your-parks/westwinds
Friday & Saturday, October 12 & 13

Explore one of the newer Toledo Area Metroparks while enjoying some Halloween fun! The Westwinds Metropark features an archery area which will be transformed into a Halloween-themed outdoor attraction. Visitors are encouraged to bring a flashlight or headlamp and to wear their Halloween costumes while testing their archery skills at a 3D zombie course. If you don’t have bow, the Metroparks will provide gear for beginners ages 8 and up. Snacks and a bonfire will also be available.

The Toledo Zoo’s Little Boo at the Zoo

2 Hippo Way, Toledo
419-385-5721 | toledozoo.org/boo
Thursday & Friday, October 18 & 19

The littlest pumpkins and princesses can have fun trick or treating at the zoo. All toddlers and preschool aged kids are invited to show off their Halloween costumes and collecting treats throughout the zoo. Various games and crafts will also be available, and of course you can’t forget to visit the animals!

Fort Meigs Garrison Ghost Walk

29100 W River Rd, Perrysburg
419-874-4121 | fortmeigs.org/ghostwalk
Friday & Saturday, October 19-20 & 26-27

Fort Meigs will be getting a little spooky with the Garrison Ghost Walk. Tour the 1812 fort with a guide after dark where you’ll hear some ghostly tales of the past. Tickets must be purchased online.

Ghosts of Providence

Providence Metropark | 13801 S River Rd, Grand Rapids
metroparkstoledo.com/explore-your-parks/providence
Friday & Saturday, October 19 & 20

For some authentic ghostly fun check out Ghosts of Providence, a historical lantern lit evening walk through a real ghost town. The canal town was abandoned after a fire, cholera epidemic, and decline in canal traffic, but this town (which is now a park) is booming again with ghostly characters from the past. Recommended ages, 5 and older. Cost is $7.

Halloween BOO! Cruise

The Sandpiper | 1 Jefferson Ave, Toledo
419-537-1212 | sandpiperboat.com/calendar
Thursday-Sunday, October 25-28

Take a cruise down the Maumee River and get in the Halloween spirit. The 30 minute ride is for kids of all ages and costs $7. Enjoy a spectacular view of Toledo while collecting
Halloween treats. Wear your costume!

Spooky Science

Imagination Station | 1 Discovery Way, Toledo
419-244-2674 | imaginationstationtoledo.org
Friday-Wednesday, October 26-31

Science can definitely be spooky and also a ton of fun! Kids will get to hear scary Halloween myths, and also have the opportunity for some hands-on learning. Spooky activities will help teach elements of chemistry, physics, and biology.

Zombiefest

Toledo Public Library Mott Branch | 1085 Dorr St, Toledo
419-259-5230 | events.toledolibrary.org
Tuesday, October 30

Toledo Public Library’s Mott Branch will host a Zombiefest for tweens (10-13 years old) from 4-5pm on October 30th. Kids can test their skills against possible zombie attacks by making their own zombie survival kits. Will you survive the zombie apocalypse?

Haunted Attractions

Field of Fear

3001 S Crissey Rd, Monclova
419-206-9650 | facebook.com/pg/OhioFieldofFear

Not for the faint of heart, this spooky corn maze is likely best for adults, teens, and the bravest kids who want to test their courage. Try to find your way out of the maze in the dark while encountering fear lurking around every corner. Also take a ride on the haunted hayride!

ScreamAcres Haunted Attractions

0064 Co Rd 16, Napoleon
419-599-1570 | screamacres.com

Several awesome attractions are offered by ScreamAcres. PanDEMONium Project is a no holds barred scare attraction for teens and adults where visitors see the underground facilities of the bio-engineering company that did terrible human experimentations. Screamacres is a haunted corn maze where eyes and scary beings will follow you, call your name, and jump out in the darkness. If both of those seem like a little too much terror, The Barnyard offers farm fun with golf, slides, cornhole, straw tunnels, and the chance to visit Buttercup the cow.

Haunted Hydro

1333 Tiffin St, Fremont
419-307-6985 | thehauntedhydro.com

Just 45 minutes from Toledo, this haunted attraction is sure to leave even the bravest visitors screaming. This attraction may be more of a fit for older kids and teens because it definitely is scary. Face your darkest fears as you walk through the park. Attractions change each year, so even if you’ve visited in the past you’re still sure to have a new scare experience. The Haunted Hydro runs through the first weekend of November.

Cedar Point’s Halloweekends

1 Cedar Point Dr, Sandusky
419-627-2350 | cedarpoint.com/halloweekends

Cedar Point’s Halloweekends is a great Halloween tradition for any age. Running until October 28th, the park is transformed for some spooky fun. During the day the family can enjoy non-scary Halloween activities like The Great Pumpkin Fest which offers parades, trick-or-treating, indoor mazes (monster-free!), crafts, and more. But for older kids who might want an adrenaline rush, the fear starts after dark with haunted mazes, scare zones, haunted houses, and spook shows.