2014 Haunted Happenings

. October 1, 2014.

The spookiest events taking place in Toledo

Beware! The list below is sure to give you a hauntingly good look into what’s going on in the Toledo area during the spookiest month of the year. Grab your broom stick and we’ll tell you “witch” way to go for halloween candy, corn mazes, pumpkins and more!

Open every day through October 31
Pumpkin Picking
Fleitz Pumpkin Farm
7133 Seaman Rd., Oregon
419-836-7613, fleitzpumpkinfarm.com
Go through a free mini corn maze, feed goats and chickens, see the craft barn, snack shack with homemade doughnuts, apple cider, hot dogs and hot sandwiches. There are 1 and 5-acre mazes and $1 hayrides.

Tuesdays through Saturdays in October
Spooky Science
Imagination Station
1 Discovery Way, Toledo
419-244-2674, imaginationstation.com
Fun way for little monsters to get their hands dirty with fake wounds, bloody handprints, slime ghost crystals, glow jello, spider paint webs and boo bubbles. Learn how to create edible ‘blood’!

Weekends in October
Panic in the Pines
Haunted Hayride & Trail

Country Lane Tree Farm
3523 Balander Rd., Genoa
419-461-1298, countrylanetreefarm.com
Enjoy cow milking, farm animal feeding, a petting zoo, a corn cannon shoot, a playground, corn maze, pony rides and barrel train rides! Admissions: 3-12/$10, under 2/free, adults/$5. Visit the U-pick pumpkin patch and choose your own to carve! Country Lane Tree Farms also hosts the Panic in the Pines Haunted Hayride and Haunted Trail, October 18, 25 and 31 from 8-10pm, $12/person. Scare yourself silly!

Friday, October 3 & Saturday, October 4
Loop Park on the corner of Dixon St. & E. Perry St., Walbridge
There will be hayrides, a costume contest, a car show, the Light the Night kiddie parade at dark on Saturday, an auction and fun daily activities.

Saturdays through November 1
Paranormal Tour
Wolcott House
1035 River Rd., Maumee
419-893-9602, wolcotthouse.org
This eerie, 45-minute candlelit night tour of the historic Wolcott House, where paranormal events have been documented, is recommended for bigger kiddos (over age 12). See a short film on the Wolcott family and tour the rooms in the historic home, relating the strange happenings that have taken place within its walls. Admission is $10, registration required. Bring your own flashlight or end up in the dark!

Thursday, October 9
Tea: Creatures of the Night
Wood County Historical Center
13660 County Home Rd., Bowling Green
419-352-0967, woodcountyhistory.org
Take a guided tour of all things that go bump in the night: owls, bats, and other creatures who make the nighttime their playtime. Reservations required. $12 per adult, $3 for kiddos under ten.

Saturday, October 11
Andrew Martin’s Halloween Spooktacular
2- 2:45pm
Toledo Lucas County Public Library Holland Branch
1032 S. McCord Rd., Holland
419-259-5240, toledolibrary.org
Toledo’s favorite magician engages all ages in his Halloween show, full of magical tricks and treats for the whole family! Space is limited, please register.

Friday, October 17 & Saturday, October 18
Fall Family Fun Nights
Sauder Village
22611 St. Rt. 2, Archbold
419-446-2541, saudervillage.com
Take a hayride and make a cordage bracelet and fall-themed craft to take home. Decorate pumpkins and cookies, take a train ride and warm up with hot cocoa. Pre-registration is required. Admission is $12/adults, ages 4-16/$7, children under 3/free.

Fridays and Saturdays October 17-25
Garrison Ghost Walk Fort Meigs
29100 W. River Rd., Perrysburg
419-874-4121, fortmeigs.org/ghostwalk
See the spooky side of Fort Meigs as you tour the fort. Reservations are required and all proceeds go to the Old Northwest Military History Association.

Sunday, October 19
Fall Festival and Parade
Downtown Sylvania, Main St.
Get into the fall spirit with delicious fall inspired foods, halloween inspired costumes and a fantastic parade. Dress up and bring your bike to participate in Slow Roll Toledo as a part of the parade.

Thursday, October 23 through Sunday, October 26
Pumpkin Path and Little Boo
Toledo Zoo

2 Hippo Way, Toledo
419-385-5721, toledozoo.org
As in years past, the Toledo Zoo hosts two special Halloween events. The Pumpkin Path has trick or treating and many activities for older kids, while preschoolers too little for the Pumpkin Path can enjoy Little Boo. Please wear costumes and bring a container for trick or treating! Visit the website or call for special admission rates and more information.

Saturday, October 25
Trick or Treat
Toledo Farmers Market
525 Market St., Toledo
Come trick or treat around the market in your costumes! Lots of fresh veggies available for purchase, including pumpkins and squash.

Saturday, October 25
Louisiana Avenue
Downtown Perrysburg
419-872-6246, downtownperrysburg.org
Over 500 pumpkins to be carved to be entered in the professional- or amateur pumpkin carving competitions, with prize money! Louisiana Avenue in Perrysburg will be a Fall Festival street fair with entertainment for everyone and free family fun including vendors, hay rides, live music, street performers, face painting, a bounce house, petting zoo, crafts, free popcorn, candy apples and hot cider as well as a costume parade with prizes.

Saturday, October 25
Ghost of Providence Lantern Walk
Providence Metropark
7pm, leaving every fifteen minutes
13827 Old U.S. 24, Grand Rapids
419-407-9700, metroparkstoledo.com
Prepare to be scared as you experience an eerie walk through the trails by lantern light. The characters from the past may be ghosts! Not recommended for ages younger than five. Registration is required. Admission is $5 per ghost.

Saturday, October 25
Halloween BOOKtacular
Toledo Lucas County Public Library Main Branch
325 Michigan St., Toledo
419-259-5200, toledolibrary.org
The library is hosting a spooky story and craft with creepy decorations to get you in the Halloween spirit. Costumes and trick or treating within the library are encouraged!

Sunday, October 26
Kids Halloween Express
The Old Road Dinner Train
301 E. Adrian St., Blissfield
517-265-3626, murdermysterytrain.com
This two-hour Halloween themed train ride hosts a meal, activities and a costume contest for the kids. Reservations required. Boards 30 minutes prior to departure time.

Tuesday, October 28
Halloween Hullabaloo
Locke Branch Library, 703 Miami St.
419-259-5310, toledolibrary.org
Listen to scary stories, enjoy gory snacks and join the costume parade. Free

Open every day in October
Pumpkin Picking & Petting Farm
Gust Brothers Pumpkin Farm
13639 Mulberry Rd., Ottawa Lake, MI
517-486-2237, gustbrothers.com
Gust Brothers offers fall refreshments and decorating items, u-pick pumpkins, vegetables and cut flowers, hayrides Friday through Sunday, and a petting of farm animals. Free.

Saturdays and Sundays through November 3
Corn Mazes
The Butterfly House
1145 Obee Rd., Whitehouse
419-877-2733, whitehousecornmaze.com
Get lost in the 7.4 miles of butterfly shaped corn mazes and find some fall fun! Open day and night, it’s perfect for all ages. Admission: 10 and over $8, ages 6-9 with an adult $7, under 5 with an adult free and 65 and over $7. Be sure to visit the entire area and see all the attractions.

Weekends in October
Magic Shows & Halloween Weekend
Erie Orchards and Cider Mills
1235 Erie Rd., Erie, MI
734-848-4518, erieorchards.com
On October 12, 3pm, enjoy a magic show and costume contest for kids ages 1-10. On October 18, from 7 to 9pm, celebrate with a Halloween Eve party and bonfire, $8/adult $4/5 and under. On October 25 and 26 is Halloween Weekend with hayrides to the corn maze with cider and doughnuts, a costume contest for kids and adults with Halloween treats for all. Cash prizes for the top three costumes.

Sunday, October 5
Family Fall Festival
Wolcott Heritage Center
1035 River Rd., Maumee
419-893-9602, wolcotthouse.org
This fall themed fun for families is located on the grounds of the Wolcott House Museum Complex. Children can enjoy many crafts, including hand dipped candles and cornhusk dolls.
Bring your cameras – antique tractors and a fire truck will be available for kids to sit on. Chickens and rabbits look forward to being fed and petted. Storytelling in the log house and live music from 1-3pm will add to the festivities. Kids can decorate pumpkin cookies and enjoy refreshments.

Tuesday, October 7
Scarecrow Workshop and Contest
Wood County Historical Center
13660 County Home Rd., Bowling Green
419-352-0967, woodcountyhistory.org
Registration for the free-to-enter contest is required by October 6. The Historical Center hosts a workshop for scarecrow making and provides straw, string and poles while you provide clothes and arm and leg supports. You may enter your scarecrow in the competition to win a prize or take it home. Contest scarecrows will be used to decorate the Folklore and Fun Fest on October 18. The workshop is not required to enter your scarecrow in the competition. Just bring your scarecrow from home to the Historical Center on October 7 from 5-8pm.

Saturday, October 11 and Sunday, October 12
Autumn Affair
Hoen’s Greenhouse,
1710 Perrysburg-Holland Rd., Holland
419-865-6566, hoensgreenhouse.com
Fall Festival- A Family Weekend will feature a u-pick pumpkin patch and Autumn-inspired decorating items, cornstalks, straw, Indian corn, gourds, petting zoo and more! Admission is free.

Saturday, October 11 and Sunday, October 12
Tecumseh’s 21st Annual Appleumpkin Festival
Saturday 9am-6pm, Sunday 10am-5pm
Downtown Tecumseh, MI
Come to this free Fall Festival in the town of Tecumseh! Experience the Antique Street Fair and Flea Market with an arts and crafts show. Kids have crafts to create and take home. Carnival games, food vendors, midway rides and inflatables create a festive flair for all ages.

Thursday, October 16
Pumpkin Carving Contest
Adam Phillips Shelter at Wood County Historical Center
13660 County Home Rd., Bowling Green
419-661-1697, woodcountyhistory.org
Enjoy cider and snacks while practicing your pumpkin carving skills. The best pumpkin will be determined at the end of the night. Pumpkins will be used to decorate the Halloween Folklore and Funfest. Admission is free and registration is required.

Saturday, October 18
Halloween Folklore and Funfest
Wood County Historical Center
13660 County Home Rd., Bowling Green
419-661-1697, woodcountyhistory.org
Have some tricks and treats at the Old County Infirmary at the Halloween Folklore and Funfest! Kids and monsters alike will have the time of their lives on horse-drawn wagon rides, tours of the museum and games and activities in Boo-ville. Haunted storytelling and make-your-own cider will have the whole family smiling. Warm yourself at the bonfire and treat yourself to yummy vittles at the Coffin Café. Kids and parents can dance the night away in the Disco Dungeon.

Saturday, October 18
5th Annual Trick or Trot 5K Run and Zombie Walk
Main Street, Perrysburg
Come dressed in your Halloween best for the Costume Contest which starts at 8:30am. All proceeds benefit the Victory Center. Registration required.

October 24, 25, 28, 29 and 30
Sandpiper Boo Cruise
Located at the foot of Jefferson
Park in Promenade Park in downtown Toledo
419-537-1212, sandpiperboat.com
This 30-minute, non-scary Halloween boat ride will provide Halloween treats for all ages. Admission is $5 for everyone and costumes are encouraged! Departures at 5, 5:45, 6:30 and 7:15pm on weekdays and Saturday departures at noon, 12:45, 1:30 and 2:15pm.

Friday, October 24
Wild Fridays, Not So Spooky!
Secor Metropark
10001 W. Central Ave., Berkey
419-407-9700, metroparkstoledo.com
This new series for adults and families with school-aged children takes you on a not-so-spooky night hike and will feature stories
and information that make nocturnal wildlife more familiar. Please register as space is
limited. Admission is $2 per person.

Saturday, October 25
17th Annual Halloween Hike
Olander Park
6930 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania
419-882-8313, olanderpark.com
Little monsters will collect treats at 20 stations and listen to storytellers enacting tales of the enchanted evening. The hike is a rain or shine family event and not intended to scare children. Admission is a $1 donation for children ages 3-12, adults and children two and under are free. All donations go to Sylvania Area Family Services.

Sunday, October 26
Halloween Spooktacular
Valentine Theatre, 410 Adams St.
419-242-3490, valentinetheatre.com
Enjoy a variety of pre-concert activities (like the 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. Kids get the opportunity to walk across the stage in our annual costume parade.

Monday, October 27
Dracula’s Costume Party
Sylvania Library, 6749 Monroe St., Sylvania
419-882-2089, toledolibrary.org
Enjoy ghoulish games, creepy crafts, fiendish food, petrifying prizes, and the Ghastly Graveyard Golf Course. Costumes encouraged. Free

Tuesday, October 28
Halloween Bash
Monclova Community Center, 8115 Monclova Rd., Monclova.
419-861-1336, monclovacommunitycenter.com
In addition to costume contests, parties will enjoy a fire pit to roast marshmallows, dancing to scary music, kids Halloween crafts, scary story time, candy, fall foods to eat and more.