2015 Halloween Guide

. October 2, 2015.
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This Halloween, try some of the most horrifyingly fun family events happening in the Toledo area, with or without costumes! 

 

OPEN EVERY DAY THROUGH OCTOBER

Pumpkin Picking

10am-7pm

Fleitz Pumpkin Farm
7133 Seaman Rd., Oregon
419-836-7613 | www.fleitzpumpkinfarm.com

Go through a free mini corn maze, feed goats and chickens, see the craft barn, and enjoy the snack shack with homemade doughnuts, apple cider, hot dogs and hot sandwiches. There are 1 and 5-acre mazes and $1 hayrides.

 

Pumpkin Picking & Petting Farm

9am-7pm

Gust Brothers Pumpkin Farm
13639 Mulberry Rd., Ottawa Lake, MI
517-486-2237 | www.gustbrothers.com

Gust Brothers offers fall refreshments and decorating items, u-pick pumpkins, vegetables and cut flowers, hayrides Saturday and Sunday, and petting of farm animals. Free.

 

Weekends in October

Panic in the Pines Haunted Hayride & Trail

11-6pm

Country Lane Tree Farm
3523 Balander Rd., Genoa
419-461-1298 | www.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 you-pick pumpkin patch and choose your own to carve. Then if you’re ready for a scare, enjoy the haunted hayride and trail on October 17, 24, and 31 from 8-10pm. Tickets are $12 per person.

 

Corn Maze

Friday 5pm-midnight 
Saturday noon-midnight 
Sunday noon-8pm

Wheeler Farms
11455 Obee Rd., Whitehouse OH
419-877-2733 | www.wheelerfarms.com/corn-maze 

Nothing says autumn like a corn maze. With a new creative design each year, this is one maze you don’t want to miss. Great for kids of all ages, and kids under 5 are free!

 

October 1-31

Spooky Science

10am-5pm Tuesday-Saturday
Noon-5pm Sunday

Imagination Station
1 Discovery Way, Toledo
419-244-2674 | www.imaginationstation.org

Bring a little haunting fun to science. Learn about the myths of Halloween and the science behind some of the spooky effects. Slime, edible blood, and boo bubble creation are just some of the highlighted experiments.

 

October 3 & 4 

Apple Stir Festival

9am-8pm

MacQueen Orchards
7605 Garden Road, Holland
419-865-2916 | www.macqueenorchards.com 

Since 1982 this festival has been a great way to bring in the autumn season. Fun events include picking your own apples, arts and crafts show, horse drawn wagon rides, camel rides, live entertainment, baked goods, children’s performances, pony rides, kid rides, and an apple pie baking contest.

 

October 4 

Family Fall Festival

Noon-4pm

Wolcott Heritage Center
1035 River Rd., Maumee
419-893-9602 | www.wolcotthouse.org

This free fall themed event is great for an afternoon out with the family. Enjoy live music and a story at the log house. Kids are invited to make a craft to take home.

 

October 9-11, 15-18, & 22-25 

Halloween in Greenfield Village

6:30-9pm on Friday and Saturday
6:30-8pm on Sunday

Greenfield Village
20900 Oakwood Blvd. Dearborn, MI
www.thehenryford.org

Spend your Halloween amongst history at Greenfield Village. Enjoy a mile-long path decorated with lanterns, and meet costumed characters including the Headless Horseman. Great for the entire family!

 

October 10 & 11 

Hoen’s Fall Festival

11am-5pm

Hoen’s Greenhouse
1710 Perrysburg-Holland Rd., Holland
419-865-6566 | www.hoensgreenhouse.com

An autumn inspired weekend with a you-pick pumpkin patch, and many autumn-inspired decorations including cornstalks, Indian corn, and gourds.

 

Tecumseh’s 22nd Annual Appleumpkin Festival

Saturday 9am-6pm
Sunday 10am-5pm

Downtown Tecumseh, MI
www.downtowntecumseh.com

A true fall festival with kid rides, carnival games, and inflatables. Kids also have the opportunity to make a take home craft and participate in a straw maze. For adults, you can enjoy live entertainment, scarecrow building, and an antique street fair. The weekend includes free admission, free parking, and a free shuttle.

 

October 10, 17, 24, 30, & 31 

Paranormal Tours

6pm-11:15pm

Wolcott House
1035 River Rd., Maumee
419-893-9602 | www.wolcotthouse.org

This 45 minute candlelit night tour of the historical and possibly haunted Wolcott House is sure to scare. It is advised that those participating be over 12 years old. Guests will watch a short film about the house and get to tour the home. Admission is $15, registration required. New this year, on October 31, the ORBS paranormal group will lead two investigative tours at three buildings at the Wolcott Heritage Center.

 

October 11 

Applebutter Fest

10am-5pm

Grand Rapids, OH
www.applebutterfest.org

This annual festival is the perfect way to spend an autumn Sunday. Taking place in downtown Grand Rapids, the festival features the making of apple butter, juried crafts, pioneer demonstrations, live entertainment, and a children’s area which will include magic shows, comedy, and storytelling.

 

October 15 

Pumpkin Carving Contest

6:30-8:00pm

Adam Phillips Shelter at Wood County Historical Center
13660 County Home Rd., Bowling Green
419-661-1697 | www.woodcountyhistory.org

Take your pumpkin carving skills to the next level with this fun contest. Enjoy an evening of cider and snacks while carving your creation. Registration is required for this free event.

 

October 16-17 & 23-24 

Garrison Ghost Walk

Fort Meigs
29100 W River Rd, Perrysburg              
419-874-4121 | www.fortmeigs.org/ghostwalk

The Garrison Ghost Walk is fun for the whole family! Tour the fort at night and enjoy hearing some ghost stories about the past. Proceeds go to the Old Northwest Military History Association. Reservations are required.

 

October 16 & 17 

Fall Family Fun Nights

6pm-9pm

Sauder Village
22611 St. Rt. 2, Archbold
419-446-2541 | www.saudervillage.com

Visit the Village after hours with the sixth annual Fall Family Fun Nights. Take a hayride, learn about Native American Life, make a fall themed craft, decorate pumpkins and cookies, and of course hot cocoa always makes a night extra special. Be sure to pre-register! Tickets for adults are $13 and children 4-16 is $7. 3 years and under is free.  

 

October 17 

25th Annual Halloween 

Folklore & Funfest

4pm-9pm

Wood County Historical Center & Museum
13660 County Home Rd, Bowling Green
www.woodcountyhistory.org

This free fun family event has horse-drawn wagon rides, kids’ games, a tour of the museum, and an apple cider press. Costumes are welcome and treats are provided.

 

Family Haunted Bike Ride

11am

Oak Openings Preserve
Register at www.MVAdventurers.org

Designed for families with children 12 years old or younger, this fun bike ride follows a 3 to 5 mile trail in Oak Openings. Be sure to wear your “bike safe costume” and of course your helmet!

 

Trick or Trot 5K Run and Zombie Walk

9am

The Shops at Fallen Timbers
3100 Main St. Maumee
419-740-7080 | www.theshopsatfallentimbers.com

A morning 5K race or 1 mile walk with prizes for top finishers. Race participants and walkers will receive a t-shirt and Halloween goodies. Costumes are encouraged and there will be a costume contest!

 

October 19, 20, 22, 26, 27, & 28 

Count Wakula’s Funny Fest

6:30-7:30pm

Andrew Martin’s Halloween Spooktacular!

Sponsored by The Toledo Public Library and takes place at the various branches
419-259-5200 | www.toledolibrary.org

Kick off the Halloween season with a little bit of magic! Local magician, Andrew Martin is sure to amaze adults and children alike with his Halloween Spooktacular. Performances will be held at six of the Toledo area branches.

 

October 22 

Halloween Parade and Paddle

2pm-4pm

Wiregrass Lake
Park Entrance 201 N. Eber Rd
www.metroparkstoledo.com/metro

This unique Halloween event gives adults and children an opportunity to spend the afternoon on the lake in canoes. A costume parade, treats, and fall-themed games will also take place. Registration is required, and the cost is $8.

  

October 23, 24, 26, 27, 28, & 29 

Sandpiper Boo Cruise

Located at the foot of Jefferson Ave. in Promenade Park in downtown Toledo
419-537-1212 | www.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.

 

October 22 & 23

Little Boo at the Zoo

10am-3pm

The Toledo Zoo
2 Hippo Way, Toledo
419-385-4040 | toledozooinfo@toledozoo.org

A party for preschoolers! The event allows the youngest children to dress up in the spirit of Halloween and go to trick-or-treat stations. This is a great event for children who are too young for the Pumpkin Path event at the zoo.

 

October 24 

Ghosts of Providence Lantern Walk

7pm-9pm

Providence Park
www.metroparkstoledo.com/metro
Register online for a time slot

The annual Halloween tradition has returned. Take the Canal Experience and walk through the ghost town where you’ll run into characters from the past. Take in some history while in the Halloween spirit! This is not recommended for children under 5. Registration is required and available online.

 

OctoBOOfest

Downtown Perrysburg
419-872-6246 | www.downtownperrysburg.org

Hundreds of pumpkins will be carved, entered into competitions, and put on display for the community’s enjoyment. This street fair will also include hay rides, live music, face painting, crafts, snacks, and of course a costume parade.

 

18th Annual Halloween Hike

6pm

Olander Park
6930 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania
419-882-8313 | www.olanderpark.com

Superheroes and Minions will bound all around Lake Olander at the annual Halloween Hike, The Olander Park System’s most popular family event! Kids 12 & under collect treats at 20 stations as storytellers tell friendly tales of the Enchanted Evening! Treats provided by TOPS with the help of Kroger. All admissions are donated to Sylvania Area Family Services. $1/donation for ages 3 to 12; 2 & under free.

 

October 24 & 25

Pumpkin Path

10am -4pm

The Toledo Zoo
2 Hippo Way, Toledo
419-385-4040 | toledozooinfo@toledozoo.org

Trick-or -treating and a day at the zoo, a perfect combination for any kid! No age restrictions for this daytime trick-or-treat event. Candy stations are set up throughout the zoo.

 

October 25 

Halloween Spooktacular

Pre-concert activities at 2pm; concert at 3pm

The Toledo Symphony
Valentine Theatre 410 Adams St, Toledo
419-246-8000 | toledosymphony@toledosymphony.com

Enjoy some fun Halloween classics presented by the Toledo Symphony. Come early for some pre-concert activities. They will be held in the Grand Lobby of the Valentine Theatre and include the instrument petting zoo and annual costume parade.

 

October 26 

Halloween Bash for Teens

7pm-8pm

Sylvania Branch Library
6749 Monroe St, Sylvania
419-882-2089 | www.toledolibrary.org

A Halloween party for teens! Enjoy creepy foods, fun treats, and creepy crafts. Be sure to dress in costume for the chance to win prizes! Registration is required.

 

October 28 

Halloween Bash

6:30-8:30pm

Monclova Community Center
8115 Monclova Rd., Monclova.
419-861-1336 | www.monclovacommunitycenter.com

In addition to costume contests, en-joy a fire pit to roast marshmallows, dancing to scary music, kids Halloween crafts, scary story time, candy, fall foods to eat and more.

 

October 29 

Zombie Survival Kit

4-5pm

Waterville Branch Library
800 Michigan Ave, Waterville
419-878-3055 | www.toledolibrary.org

Are you prepared for a zombie attack? If not, you better come enjoy this survival kit constructing class. Lots of zombie related fun activities. Open to 5-12 grade students. Registration is required.

 

October 31 

Kid’s Day and Trick or Treat

9am-1pm

Toledo Farmer’s Market
525 Market St., Toledo
419-255-6765 | www.toledofarmersmarket.com

Start trick-or-treating a little early on Halloween at the Toledo Farmer’s Market. Kids are encouraged to dress up in their costumes and trick-or-treat along the Market. Free face-painting will be available too!