Getting in the spooky spirit

. September 5, 2012.

Halloween might be only a few weeks away, but for kids it’s an eternity. If your young ones can’t wait to kick off the fall fun and get into their costumes, you won’t want to miss the second annual Nightfall Festival at Toledo Botanical Garden. “Last year was a huge success,” says TBG’s events and marketing manager Melissa Shaner. “There’s a whole lot to do, a lot going on.” Wander the garden as a crisp fall evening fades into night, exploring the spooky pumpkin patch and taking the eerie lantern walking tour. There are fall-themed art activities for kids, and a midway tent with music, street performers and fortune tellers. Take a horse-drawn wagon ride with surprises around every corner — and most importantly, do some trick-or-treating! Parents can enjoy the Monster’s Bash Preview Night on Thursday, October 4 from 6-10pm, but they’re sure to enjoy the festival, too. Friday, October 5, 4-10pm. $8 adults, kids 12 and under free! 5403 Elmer Dr. 419-536-5566.