Calendar of events Autumn, Halloween fun abound for boys and ghouls of all ages

Press Staff Writer

        The Northwood Community Fall Festival will be held Saturday, Oct. 9 in Central Park.
        The celebration will include a parade beginning at 11 a.m. from Great Eastern, and proceeding down Woodville Road to Mary Street into Central Park. Grand marshals will be Ken and Kris James.
        A fun-filled day of family-friendly activities will follow including a kids’ area with bounce houses, a zipline  rock wall and more will open from noon-6 p.m. The festival will also include live entertainment including Canyon Ridge (5 p.m.) in the Big Tent, woodcarver Jacob Smith (1 p.m.), a Junior Firefighter Challenge (3 p.m.), cornhole tournament (5:30 p.m.), a scarecrow contest, raffle drawings, food trucks, and more. A fireworks display will cap off the celebration at dusk.
        Kids’s wristbands will be available at a discount through Oct. 7 at, where a complete schedule of events can also be found.
        Through Oct. 31: Ohio: An Unnatural History,” Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Spiegel Grove, Fremont. The exhibit profiles legendary creatures and spooky tales from across Ohio and looks at the role of folklore in our culture. Included with regular admission. Members admitted free.
        Through Oct. 31: Fall Fun at Fleitz Pumpkin Farm, 7133 Seaman St., Oregon, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Family-friendly activities, fall produce including pumpkins, gourds, apples and more. Snack Shack featuring donuts, cider slush and more.
        Saturdays and Sundays in October: Fall Color Cruises, Sandpiper Boat, 1 Jefferson Ave., Toledo. Two-hour cruises along the Maumee River.
        Saturday and Sunday through November, Toledo Farmers Market, outdoors, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays, 525 Market St., Toledo.
        Wednesdays in October: Senior Discovery Days, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Way, Toledo. Seniors ages 60 and better enjoy free admission, free parking in the Anthony Wayne Trail, free small coffee & mini muffin at Northern Ice concession stand (10 a.m.-2 p.m.), a 15% discount on merchandise in the gift shop, a 10% discount on memberships and $1 off individual or family baskets at the Giraffe Feed deck. Visit for more info and special event listings.
        Weekends through Oct. 31 (select days, see website): HalloWeekends, Cedar Point, Sandusky. Family-friendly delights and evening frights are back this fall with expanded operating days and hours on Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays.
        Weekends through Oct. 30: Distracted Haunted House, Woodland Mall, Bowling Green. Featuring Five Horrors of Hell.
        Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 30: Lake Eerie Fearfest, Ghostly Manor Thrill Center, 3319 Milan Rd., Sandusky.
        Saturdays and Sundays, through Oct. 31: Fall Family Fun Weekends, Country Lane Tree Farm, 3525 N. Bolander Rd., Genoa, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. A variety of events for the whole family. Also visit Panic in the Pines Haunted Hayride, Trail & Woods (8-10 p.m.)  For a schedule, admission and more, visit
        Sundays, Sept. 26-Oct. 31, Haunted Brew Tours, Maumee Bay Brewing, 27 Broadway St., Toledo, 3 and 5 p.m. Local medium Sirena LaPoint will offer insight on the past history and current paranormal activity of the oldest still in-use building in Toledo. 419-243-1302,
        Through March 27, 2022: Chameleon Effects: Glass (Un)Defined, Toledo Museum of Art. The exhibit brings together historical and contemporary works from the museum’s collection to explore the spectrum of technical and formal possibilities of glass.
        Through June 19, 2022: “Out of the Dark: A Historic Journey,” Toledo Museum of Art. A digital exhibition in recognition of Juneteenth, an observance acknowledging the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States.
Oct. 1-2, 8-9, 15-26, 22-24, 29-31: Haunted Hydro Experience, Haunted Hydro Dark Attraction Park, Fremont. Get your scare on at Haunted Hydro’s 32nd season. 419-455-4364,
Oct. 2: Croghan Colonial Bank Farmers Market and Crop Circle Event, downtown Fremont (South Front Street), 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Farmers and vendors selling produce and unique items, entertainment and more.
Oct. 2: Fremont Speedway, (Championship night with 401s, 305s and Dirt Trucks), 901 Rawson Ave., Fremont. Gates open at 4 p.m.; races start at 7 p.m.
Oct. 2: Fremont Speedway Championship Night, Fremont. Gates open at 4 p.m.; races start at 7 p.m. (subject to change). 419-332-5604,
Oct. 3: Wreath-laying at President Hayes’ Tomb, Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Fremont, 1-2 p.m. In honor of President Rutherford B. Hayes’ birthday, which is Oct. 4, the President will send U.S. military representatives to lay a wreath at his tomb at Spiegel Grove. Free admission.
Oct. 6: Rollin’ Food & Farm Market, Dustin Road between Isaac Streets and Harbor drives, 5-8 p.m. Vendors, food trucks and more.
Oct. 6: Theresa Caputo Live – The Experience, Stranahan Theater, 7:30 p.m. The star of “Long Island Medium” will share personal stories about her life and explain how her gift works.
Oct. 7: For King & Country in Concert, Huntington Center, Toledo, 7 p.m.,
Oct. 7: Beer & Wine Tasting, Schedel Arboretum & Gardens, Elmore, 6:30-8 p.m., $36.05. Join personal chef Jennifer Schuerman for a beer and wine tasting with creative foods. Arrive early and enjoy the gardens before the tasting. 419-862-3182,
Oct. 8: Fort Meigs After Dark Lantern Tour, Fort Meigs, Perrysburg, 7 p.m. Doors open 30 minutes before tour steps off. Register by calling 419-874-4121.
Oct. 8: Fremont Speedway Jim & Joanne Ford Classic with All Star Circuit of Champions and Dirt Trucks, Fremont Speedway. Gates open at 4; races start at 7 p.m. (subject to change). 419-332-5604,
Oct. 8: Fremont Speedway (Jim & Joanne Ford Classic with All Star Circuit of Champions and Dirt Trucks), 901 Rawson Ave., Fremont. Gates open at 4 p.m.; races start at 7 p.m.
Oct. 8-9: Haunted Glow Trail, Maumee Bay State Park, Oregon, 6-10 p.m. Travel the spooky trail behind the big hill for some thrills and chills. Trail admission: adults $10, youth ages 6-15, $5 and children under 5 free with paid adult. Food and Games open at 6 p.m., Haunted Trail 7-10 p.m. Proceeds will benefit Maumee Bay State Park, World Affairs Council of NWO and American Cultural Exchange Service student events. Personal Hygiene Item collections: Soap, toothpaste, deodorant, razors, back packs. Donations will earn free game tickets.
Oct. 9: Second Saturdays R 4 Kids, Around the World with Col. Webb Hayes, Hayes Presidential Library & Museums Fremont, 9:30-11:30 a.m. (drop-in). Monthly program for kids featuring a craft or activity inspired by the travels of Col. Webb Hayes – son of President Rutherford and Lucy Hayes. India is this month’s featured stop. Free admission. 419-332-2081,
Oct. 9: 25th Annual Lighthouse Festival, 110 W. Main St., Marblehead, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tours of the Marblehead Lighthouse and Keeper’s House, entertainment, arts and crafts, kids’ crafts, hayrides and more.
Oct. 9: Fall on the Farm, Sauder Village, Archbold. Explore the many ways our ancestors sustained themselves throughout the year.
Oct. 9: Bicentennial Farewell Fireworks Display, Terra State Community College, 2830 Napoleon Rd, Fremont, 8 p.m. Finish off the Sandusky County Bicentennial +1 year with a fireworks display to finish off the celebrations. Parking available at the Terra State Parking lot area.
Oct. 9-10: Oak Harbor Apple Festival, downtown Oak Harbor. A family-oriented celebration featuring food, music, contests, a Grand Parade, Apple Royalty and more.
Oct. 9-10: Fremont Flea Market, Sandusky County Fairgrounds, 901 Rawson Ave., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Free.
Oct. 14-15: Little Boo at the Zoo, Toledo Zoo. A Halloween event geared toward the zoo’s littlest visitors. Trick-or-treat around the Zoo and enjoy fun activities including Strolling Magic, pumpkin-carving cemos, puppet shows, phot opportunities with popular characters, and more. Reservations and advance tickets are required for all guests.
Oct 12: Poe in the Parlor, Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Fremont, 6:30 p.m. A dramatic live reading of some of Edgar Allan Poe’s works.
Oct. 15: REO Speedwagon, Stranahan Theater, Toledo, 7 p.m.
Oct. 16-17: Fremont Gun Show, Sandusky County Fairgrounds, 9 01 Rawson Ave. Fremont, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sunday, $5 admission. Exhibitors with all types of guns and related products will be on hand trading and selling items from modern to historical. Food and handicapped access available. All federal, state and local firearm ordinances and laws will be followed.
Oct. 16: Fall Demo Derby, Sandusky County Fairgrounds, Fremont, 2 p.m.
Oct. 16: Croghan Colonial Bank Farmers Market & Harvest Happenings Event, downtown Fremont, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., rain or shine. Free. Farmers and vendors selling produce and unique items, entertainment, family-friendly activities.
Oct. 16-17: Pumpkin Path, Toledo Zoo Halloween fun for little boys and ghouls.Reservations and advance tickets required. Trick-or-treat around the Zoo and enjoy other free fun activities including pumpkin carving demos, strollingmagic, stories and songs with Witch Sisters Matilda and Hilda, and more.
Oct. 20: Sandusky County Historic Jail & Dungeon Tours, 622 Croghan St., Fremont, 5:30-7:30 p.m. One-hour guided tour includes the 1892 Sandusky County Jail, the 1840s Dungeon located under the Sandusky County Courthouse and the Gallows Exhibition Hall featuring the gallows used for the last hanging in Sandusky County. $5. Tickets available at the door or online at
Oct. 21: Rain – A Tribute to the Beatles, Stranahan Theater, 7:30 p.m.                                              
Oct. 22-23, 29-30: Garrison Ghost Walk, Fort Meigs, Perrysburg, 6:30-9:45 p.m. Enjoy a “spirited” stroll with an 1812 guide and encounter  the spookier side of this historic place.
Oct. 22-23: Ghosts of Providence, Providence Metropark, Grand Rapids, OH. 45-minute tours begin at 6:30, 6:45, 7, 7:15, 7:45 and 8 p.m. (Not recommended for children under 5). Program involves walking in the dark over uneven terrain. $7.
Oct. 23: Pumpkin Stomp & Chomp, Toledo Zoo. Visitors are invited to watch as zoo animals make a meal (and a mess) of the pumpkins left over from trick-or-treating activities.
Oct. 23: Civil War Winter Camp, Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Fremont, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Experience what life was like for President Rutherford B. Hayes’ Civil War regiment while it camped for the winter. In the afternoon, Civil War reenactors will give free infantry demonstrations on the HPLM grounds. They also will offer afternoon and evening lantern tours of a Civil War winter camp based on the winter camps of President Hayes’ regiment, the 23rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Tour times TBA.
Oct. 23: Kids Days @ Hayes, Civil War Camp 2021, Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Fremont, 12:30 p.m. Kids will experience what life was like in a Civil War camp and interact with and witness historical demonstrations by Civil War reenactors.
Oct. 23: Monster Archery, White Star Park, Gibsonburg, 4-5 p.m. Learn the basics of archery using NASP bows, arrows and targets (ages 10 and up). Registration required at
Oct. 27: Sandusky County Historic Jail & Dungeon Tours, 622 Croghan St., Fremont, 5:30-7:30 p.m. One-hour guided tour includes the 1892 Sandusky County Jail, the 1840s Dungeon located under the Sandusky County Courthouse and the Gallows Exhibition Hall featuring the gallows used for the last hanging in Sandusky County. $5. Tickets available at the door or online at
Oct. 29: Spirit Stories at Spiegel Grove, Hayes Presidential Library and Museum, Fremont. Enjoy a frightful night at the Grove.
Oct. 29-30: Woodcarver’s Show & Sale, Sauder Village, Archbold. A weekend filled with artistry and fun.
Oct. 30: Holiday Wreath with Sharon, Schedel Arboretum & Gardens, Elmore, 10 a.m.-noon, $48.19. 419-862-3182,
Oct. 30: All Wheels Swap, Sandusky County Fairgrounds, 901 Rawson Ave., Fremont, 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. $5. Swap/trade anything with wheels. New and used racing parts and equipment.
Oct. 31: Whose Live Anyway? Stranahan Theater, Toledo, 8 p.m. A completely improvised 90-minute show of games, scenes and songs that will tickle not only your funny bone, but every bone in your body.
Nov. 4: MercyMe 2021 Tour with Micah Tyler, Huntington Center, Toledo, 7 p.m.
Nov. 4-7:Anastasia,” Stranahan Theater, Toledo. From the Tony Award-winning creators of the Broadway classic, “Ragtime,” “Anastasia” transports audiences from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past.
        In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, please visit event websites and social media for updates on safety procedures and scheduling. For more events, visit,, or Submit event information to for inclusion in calendar of event listings.


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