Oh fall, how we welcome you! With the crisp air, the colorful leaves and the
fun of pumpkin patches, hayrides and all things Halloween. There’s much fun to be had this season. We’ve rounded up a spooktacular list of fall fun and haunted happenings for your family to enjoy.
Country Lane Tree Farm
Family Fall Fun Days
Saturdays and Sundays
3525 N. Bolander Rd., Genoa
Along with feeding goats, deer, cows, and Georgie the pig, kids can actually milk a cow themselves at Country Lane! Other activities they’ll love include collecting candy from a candy shooter and shoot-the-corn cannon, picking pumpkins, holding bunnies, taking a ride on a pony, and playing on a straw climb. The fall fun is also educational, with features like an observation bee hive. Those who are up for the challenge can even take part in their very intricate corn maze! There is no shortage of things to do at Country Lane Tree Farm.
Fleitz Pumpkin Farm
September 8 – October 31
7133 Seaman Rd., Oregon
It’s not fall without a trip to the pumpkin patch. Head to Fleitz Pumpkin Farm to find your perfect pumpkin, wander through mini corn mazes and feed goats and chickens. Kids can check out the Craft Barn before hopping on a hayride for just $1. There’s also a snack shack with homemade apple doughnuts and apple cider.
Johnston Fruit Farm
8am-7pm, M-Sat, 10-6pm Sunday
2790 US-20 ALT, Swanton
Interested in apple or pumpkin picking? This is the place to go to pick out your own produce or find the perfect gourd. After a trip to the petting zoo, enjoy some apple cider and fresh homemade donuts. It’s the perfect way to spend a fall day, any day of the week!
4508 Curtice Road, Northwood
If you’ve never heard of Pumpkin Hill, make it a must-do this fall. This family owned business sells pumpkins, mums, gourds, straw and more; plus, 100 percent of the profits are donated to charity. Spend a few hours at this fun venue AND contribute to a great cause.
4550 Weckerly Rd., Monclova
Stevens Gardens offers seasonal fruits and veggies, along with lots of fall fun. They have a family friendly corn maze, hayrides, a cow train and corn cannon open Saturdays and Sundays 11am-7pm. Between the pumpkins, apples, mums and apple cider slushies, you won’t leave empty-handed or hungry.
Gust Brother’s Pumpkin Farm
13639 Mulberry Rd, Ottawa Lake
Spend the day at Gust Brother’s Pumpkin Farm this fall picking out your favorite pumpkins, squash and gourds. Make sure to check out the farm animals and get some warm donuts and apple cider slushies. Free parking. Hayrides on Saturday and Sunday.
Farmer Charley’s Kackleberry Farm
Thursdays, 5 -10pm,
Sundays, 12pm -10pm
6421 North Stoney Creek Rd.,
Spend the perfect day at Kackleberry Farm:
reserve a bonfire to stay warm, walk the 12-acres of corn maze, shop and eat. Enjoy the pumpkin patch, barrel train rides, hayride, Little Farmers Playland and more. Prices start at $8.
Paint Your Own Pumpkin
Saturday, September 25, 11am-1pm
305 Conant St., Maumee
Feeling crafty? Sunshine Studios has you covered with their pumpkin painting event! For $15 (and an additional $5 if you’d like to add lighting), the staff at Sunshine will have you feeling like Martha Stewart as you make your own unique pumpkin creations. Purchase tickets on their website to secure your spot.
Folklore & Funfest
Date & Time TBA
Wood County Historical Center and Museum
13660 County Home Rd., Bowling Green
For a spooky – but fun for all ages – fall activity, the Wood County Folklore & Funfest is an excellent choice. They’ll have games to play in Booville, s’mores, horse-and-buggy rides, a creepy trail, apple cider, crafting and much more. Keep up to date on the activities and the date for this annual festival by visiting the Wood County Parks website.
Apple Stir Festival
October 2-3, 10am-6pm
7605 Garden Road, Holland
This festival has been a great way to kickstart the autumn season, and has plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained. You can pick your own apples, tour the Giant Apple Cider Press, or take a wagon ride. Live performances, an apple pie baking contest, pony rides and bounce houses help to round out the festivities.
Grand Rapids Applebutter Fest
Sunday, October 10, 10am-5pm
Downtown Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids
In its 45th year, this traditional fall event is fun for the whole family. Enjoy making apple butter and experiencing farm exhibits, pioneer demonstrations, military and colonial life reenactments and feast on fall foods such as bratwurst, steel-kettle bean soup and apple creations.
Fall on the Farm
Saturday, October 9, 10am-5pm
22611 State Route 2, Archbold
Get ready to help with the harvest! Take a step back in time, roll up your sleeves and help in the gardens and the kitchens. At Fall on the Farm, children get a sense of farm life with hands-on activities such as churning butter, decorating pumpkins and food preservation activities.
Sylvania Fall Festival
Saturday, October 16, 4 -10pm
Sunday, October 17, 10am -4 pm
Main St., Downtown Sylvania
Hosted by Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce, this Sylvania tradition is fun for all ages. Craft and food vendors, a parade and performances will keep everyone entertained at the 35th annual festival.
Art Loop Haunted Harvest Celebration
Saturday, October 16, 3:30-9pm
Uptown Green Park & Adams St (17th-21st)
The Art Loop celebrates the onset of autumn with a spooky celebration of fall favorites. Enjoy the Handmade Toledo Mini-Makers Mart, family-friendly Trick or Treating, pumpkin painting, creative spaces, pop-up performances, interactive experiences, music, and lots of scary fun! The Art Loop Outdoor Movie starts at 7:15 PM. Costumes are also encouraged!
Trunk or Treat presented by Cody Ickes Agency
This free annual Trunk or Treat features face painting, a bounce house, trunks full of candy, a DJ, costume contest, Fall treats, and much more. Join the action on Friday, October 22nd, 5:30 – 7:30pm, at 2680 Woodville Rd. Northwood.
1st Annual Trunk or Treat presented by Kiddie Kollege Childcare
Kiddie Kollege Childcare Campus will be hosting their first Trunk or Treat! Tell your friends and family about this free event and join for the first day, the second, or both! The first event will be Saturday, October 23, from 1-3pm at 5142 Ryan Rd. The second will be Sunday, October 24, from 1-3pm at 2880 W. Laskey Rd.
Fall Festival: Truck or Treat at The Shops of Fallen Timbers
Saturday, October 23, 12 – 3 pm
3100 Main St., Maumee
Enjoy a fun afternoon at The Shops of Fallen Timbers filled with activities, food, and a costume contest. Trick-or-treating will be at large vehicles. The event will take place in front of Dillard’s at the mall’s main entrance.
Little Boo at the Toledo Zoo
October 14-15, 10am-3pm
2 Hippo Way, Toledo
A chance for toddlers and preschoolers to delight without the fright! The little ones come in costume to trick-or-treat throughout the zoo, while admiring all their favorite zoo animals. Crafts, games, puppet shows and character meet-and-greets will keep everyone entertained! Separate fee.
October 16-17, 10am-4pm
2 Hippo Way, Toledo
Pumpkin Path is when the Halloween fun really comes alive! In addition to trick-or-treating for all ages, there will also be games, artistic pumpkin carving demonstrations, bounce houses and magic shows to entertain all the ghosts and goblins. Separate fee.
Scarecrow Contest & Workshop
October 1, 5-7:30 pm
Carter Historic Farm
18331 Carter Rd., Bowling Green
Join in on the fun fall tradition of building scarecrows and lighthearted competition! Build a scarecrow from scratch using our provided materials or bring your homemade scarecrow to Carter Historic Farm to enter in our 20th Annual Scarecrow Contest to win cash prizes
Saturday, October 2, 9am-7pm
Sunday, October 3, 11am – 6pm
Johnston1235 E. Erie Rd., Erie, MI
Time for weekend pumpkin-picking at Erie Orchards and Cider Mill. There will be hayrides, a corn maze, pony rides and more. Sip on cider and munch on donuts during this fun, family- friendly event.
Pumpkin Stomp & Chomp
Saturday, October 23, 10am-3pm,
2 Hippo Way, Toledo
Zoo animals get to share in the Halloween fun when they find pumpkins in their exhibits. Some will make a meal and others will make a mess, but all of them will be using their natural instincts and displaying innate behaviors.
Panic in the Pines at
Country Lane Tree Farm
Ticket sales begin on the farm at 7:30pm
Must arrive by 10pm
Every Saturday in October
3525 N. Bolander Rd., Genoa
Looking for a spooky time for the older kids? Look no further than Country Lane Farms’ Panic in the Pines, which includes three different haunts. This one is not for the faint of heart! It’s the perfect fall fright fest for families who are brave enough for the experience.
Halloweekends at Cedar Point
September 17-October 31, 10am-8pm
1 Cedar Point Dr., Sandusky
Daytime activities for younger kids include Tricks and Treats Fall Fest, while the nighttime scares of Haunts at Halloweekends— scary mazes, haunted houses, mysterious games, and other delights— are to be enjoyed by older kids at parents’ discretion. However you decide to enjoy Cedar Point’s Halloweekends, there is a little something for everyone!
September 17-October 31, 3pm
15600 Tunnicliffe Rd., Petersburg, MI
If you’d like to have a fall getaway with the fam, look no further than the Monroe County campgrounds near the Ohio-Michigan border. Guests who stay for a two-night minimum can partake in festivities like pumpkin carving and pet costume contests, trick-or-treating, mini-golf, magic shows and more!
ScreamAcres Haunted Attractions
Dark to 10 pm Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through October 29
Leaders Farm 0064 Co. Rd. 16, Napoleon
Walk through ScreamAcres haunted fields, filled with terrifying monsters and research specimens that broke loose and mauled everyone around them! The PanDEMONium Project is a haunted, high-action activity for teens and adults. If those are too scary, head on over to the Barnyard for activities for children: face-painting, inflatables, pumpkin-picking and plenty of food options as well. See website for dates and times as they vary.
Trabbic Family Pumpkin Farm
1560 E Sterns Rd., Erie, MI
Trabbic Family Pumpkin Farm is a year-round working farm with over 40 acres of pumpkins. The whole family will enjoy this farm that has been in the business for over 100 years with rides, donuts, cider, animals and a corn maze.
Ohio Field of Fear
7-10:30pm, every Friday &
Saturday night in October
3001 S. Crissey Rd., Monclova
If you’re looking for a frightful way to spend a fall evening, this could be it! Hop aboard a hayride for a haunted trip through a field of fear and then test your luck in a five-acre corn maze. A $20 combo ticket includes the haunted hayride and the corn maze. This terrifying event is not recommended for young children.
Weekend of Kindness at Wheeler Corn Maze
11455 Obee Rd., Whitehouse
The Luken T. Boyle Weekend of Kindness encourages visitors to the corn maze to donate items like markers, scissors, glue and other craft supplies for their Kindness Room program. Those who donate will receive $1 off the corn maze! Who doesn’t like a classic fall activity like a corn maze, and for a worthy cause, no less? Learn the latest about the event here.
Spooky Science Live Virtual Event
October 31, 3pm
Members of Imagination Station can let their kids join in on Halloween festivities from the comfort of their homes! They’ll take in a spooky storytime, a Halloween demonstration, and a lesson on how to make their own creepy zombie wounds. Members of Imagination Station will receive a link one week in advance of
Boo-To-Do Downtown Waterville Halloween
The Waterville Area Chamber of Commerce and surrounding businesses are hosting their annual Halloween Boo-To-Do event on Thursday, October 28, from 5-7pm at 122 Farnsworth Rd. This is a fun and safe Halloween activity for children. Put on your kids’ costumes and bring their empty treat bags to fill them with goodies handed out by the businesses! Look for the “BOO” sign, various businesses will set up tables in the downtown area as well.
Dare To Dream – Girls Initiative Halloween Bash
This event is presented by The Mott Branch Library and welcomes all girls ages 5-17 to join, as there will be candy, food, and even a photobooth! This event will be held at the Mott Branch Library located at 1010 Dorr St. on Friday, October 29, 2021, at 4pm.
Halloween Movie Afternoon
This family-oriented event will feature a showing of Hotel Transylvania, a costume contest, Trick-or-Treating, concessions for purchase, and even a pumpkin patch! It is $5.00 per person, $25 max per family, and masks are required. It will begin at 1:30pm on Saturday, October 30, at the Rossford High School Auditorium, 701 Superior St.
2nd Annual Family Tyes Riders Halloween Block Party
The entire street will be closed for this annual Halloween festivity. Wear your costumes and join the fun! This fun and safe event will begin at 4pm on Halloween day, October 31, at 426 East Pearl St.
Boo on the Boat
National Museum of the Great Lakes
Bring your ghouls and goblins for Halloween fun aboard two of Toledo’s most historic haunts, the Col. James M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship and the Museum Tug Ohio. Trick or treat in costume from the pilot houses to the galleys and everywhere in between. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
The event will take place during the weekend of October 29 through October 31 at varied times. Tickets must be purchased online in advance to reserve a time slot. Members receive free admission, but for non-members, adults are $17, kids (6-17) are $14, and children 5 and younger are free. Purchase tickets here.