Halloween events, attractions help boys & ghouls get in the spirit
• Through October: PRIZM Creative Community, a 501 c. 3. non-profit for the arts, Fall Exhibit themed “Places I Have Been” on display, Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg. Tapestry, quilts and other fiber arts, watercolors, mixed media pieces and more.
• Through Oct. 7: “The War of 1812 on the Ohio Frontier” on exhibit, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Fremont. An exclusive exhibit featuring artifacts and manuscripts from the Hayes Presidential Center Collections, area museums and historical societies and the private collection of Lou Schultz are featured. 419-332-2081, www.rbhayes.org.
|Four Mazes: The corn maze at the Butterfly House in Whitehouse features four different mazes
offering 7.4 miles of fun. (Photo courtesy of the Butterfly House)
• Through Nov. 10: “Perry’s Victory: The Battle of Lake Erie,” Galleries 28 and 29, Toledo Museum of Art. Paintings, prints, sculpture, artifacts, letters and music commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie. www.toledomuseum.org.
• Through Jan. 1, 2014: “Fresh Impressions: Early Modern Japanese Prints,” Canaday Gallery, Toledo Museum of Art.www.toledomusem.org.
• Oct. 11-Jan. 5, 2014: “Ebb & Flow: Cross Cultural Prints, Works on Paper Gallery, Toledo Museum of Art. Exhibit explores the global influence of Japanese printmaking in the 20th century with more than 100 works from the museum’s collections and loans from other institutions. A free digital catalog can be viewed at www.toledomuseum.org.
• Oct. 17-April 13, 2014: “Rutherford B. Hayes: Buckeye President,” Hayes Presidential Center, Fremont. In his first term as Ohio governor, Rutherford B. Hayes urged the legislature to establish a land-grant college funded by the Morrill Act of 1862. His persistence resulted in creation of The Ohio State University. The exhibit highlights the strong link between Hayes and the university. www.rbhayes.org.
• Through December: Art Exhibit, featuring artwork from members of Port Clinton Artists’ Club, Terra State Community College, 2830 Napoleon Rd, Fremont, Buildings A, B & D.
• Sculpture in the Village, Williams Park, SR 300, Main Street, Gibsonburg. A walkway path of more than 20 sculptures designed by various artists
• Country Lane Tree Farm, 3525 N. Bolander Rd., Genoa. Fall festival activities include corn cannon, live animals, corn maze, hayrides, U-Pick Pumpkin Patch and more. 419-461-1298 or www.countrylanetreefarm.com.
Haunted Hydro Dark Attraction Park, 1333 Tiffin Street, Fremont. A Halloween attraction sure to scare up fun and fright with a complete haunted park built around the 1911 Hydro Electric Power Plant. Park includes two Haunted Houses, Scare Theatre, Crazy Bob Museum and Gift Shop, Tarot Readings, Wheel of Fortune/Misfortune Stage Show, Hit the Haunted Hooptie for Charity, food concessions and more. www.thehauntedhydro.com.
Terror Town, Toledo’s Longest¬-running Haunt located at the Lucas County Fairgrounds, 1406 Key St., Maumee. Featuring the House of the Dead and Big Top Terror. Open Friday and Saturday 8 p.m.-midnight, Thursday and Sunday 8-10 p.m., and Oct. 31 8-11 p.m. www.terrortown.net.
• HalloWeekends, weekends Cedar Point, 1 Cedar Point Dr., Sandusky. Scares from mild to wild for the whole family. www.cedarpoint.com.
• Lake Eerie Fearfest, Ghostly Manor Thrill Center, 3319 Milan Rd., Sandusky. Four all new haunted encounters brought in from around the world including Darkmare, Caged, Quarantine & Eerie Chateau. www.lakeeeriefearfest.com.
• Corn Maze at the Butterfly House, 11455 Obee Rd., Whitehouse. Challenge your skills at 7.4 miles of corn mazes and discover why getting lost means finding fun. Whitehousecornmaze.com.
• Fleitz Pumpkin Farm, 7133 Seaman Rd., Oregon. Mini-corn maze, straw bale maze, one- and five-acre mazes, hayrides, craft barn, Snack Shack, live animals plus pumpkins and much more. 419-836-7613, www.fleitzpumpkinfarm.com.
Oct. 4-5: Nightfall Festival, Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr. Enjoy haunted tours, a spooky pumpkin patch, trick-or-treating, crazy performers, food, and plenty of fun, non-spooky activities for the little ones too. 419-536-5566 or www.toledogarden.org.
Oct. 5 & 19: Fremont Farmers Market, Front Street, downtown Fremont, 9 a.m. Vendors selling in-season fruits and vegetables, baked goods, jams and more. www.downtownfremontohio.org. Free.
Oct. 5-6: Hayes Civil War Re-enactment, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Spiegel Grove, Fremont, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mark the birthday of Ohio Civil War hero and 19th U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes by experiencing life during the Civil War. More than 500 re-enactors camp on the grounds of the Hayes estate for this two-day living-history event. 800-998-PRES or www.rbhayes.org.
Oct. 5-6: All Aboard Train Event, Sauder Village, 22611 SR 2, Archbold. Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun. noon-4 p.m. Model trains, garden scale trains and more. www.saudervillage.org.
Oct. 8, 15, 22 and 29: Senior Discovery Days, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Trail, Toledo. Seniors are treated to free admission, great perks and activities every Tuesday during Senior Discovery Days and great discounts during the rest of the week. 419-419-385-4040 or www.toledozoo.org.
Oct. 10: Mask-erade Tea, Wood Co. Historical Center & Museum, 13660 County Home Rd., Bowling Green. Halloween-themed tea takes a look behind the making of masks. Reservations required. 419-352-0967.
Oct. 11-13: “The Mousetrap,”
Oct. 12: Storybook Halloween, Historic Lyme Village, 5001 SR 4, Bellevue, 2-5 p.m. Visit storybook characters in each building with many activities for children. Kids are invited to come in their favorite costume. lymevillage.com.
Oct. 12: Fall on the Farm & Scout Day, Sauder Village, 22611 SR 2, Archbold, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Visitors young and old will have the opportunity to take a step back in time and help prepare the farm for the winter ahead. 800-590-9755 or www.saudervillage.org.
Oct. 12: Internet Genealogy I, Hayes Presidential Center, 1 Spiegel Grove, Fremont, 9:30 a.m. $10/adult and $5/students. Hayes Head Librarian Becky Hill will discuss how to utilize free genealogical websites in family history research. Pre-registration required. www.rbhayes.org.
Oct. 12: Lighthouse Festival at the Keeper’s House, 9999 E. Bayshore Rd., Marblehead, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Civil War encampment honoring Henry Wolcott, Ohio 14th Volunteer Regiment, Daughters of Civil War Veterans, music, craft and military drills and more. thekeepershouse.org.
Oct. 12-13: 34th Oak Harbor Apple Festival, downtown Oak Harbor. A family-oriented family festival featuring a Grand Parade, kiddie-tractor pull, talent show, classic car show, 5K Apple run, food, entertainment and more. www.oakharborohio.net.
Oct. 12-13: Fremont Flea Market. Sandusky Co. Fairgrounds, corner of Rawson and North St., Fremont, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun. Indoor and outdoor vendors; rain or shine. Free parking.
Oct. 12: Island Oktoberfest, DeRivera Park, Put-in-Bay. German-style festival featuring food, music, beer and more. Visitputinbay.com.
Oct. 12: “So You Think You Can Dance?” at the Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns, Toledo, 8 p.m. www.stranahantheater.com.
Oct. 13: Big Sit, Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, 14000 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor, sunrise-3 p.m. Celebrate Refuge Week with a Big Sit at the mouth of Crane Creek along the Estuary Trail. Park at Magee Marsh Wildlife Area. 419-898-0014.
Oct. 13: Buddy Walk sponsored by the Down Syndrome Assn. of Greater Toledo, Shops at Fallen Timbers, Maumee. Family-friendly activities at noon; walk starts at 2 p.m. Visit Toledo Buddy Walk on Facebook for info.
Oct. 13: Owens Fall Concert Band, Owens Community College Center for Fine and Performing Arts, 30335 Oregon Rd., Perrysburg, 2:30 p.m. www.owens.edu.
Oct. 14: Historic Jail and Dungeon Tours. Historic Sandusky County Jail, 622 Croghan St., Fremont, 5 p.m. $2 person. Visitors will hear stories of restoration, intrigue and escape. Tours last approximately an hour and are fun for all ages. Tickets available at the Sandusky County Convention and Visitors Bureau located at 712 North St. Tours begin at 5, 5:30, 6, 6:30 and 7 p.m. 419-332-4470.
Oct. 17: Pumpkin-Carving Contest, Wood County Historical Center & Museum, Bowling Green, 6:30-8 p.m. Enjoy cider and snacks while practicing your pumpkin-carving skills. Registration required. www.woodcountyhistory.org.
Oct. 17-18: Little Boo at the Zoo, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Trail, Toledo. Toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy trick-or-treating, games and activities and lots of other Halloween fun that’s just for them. 419-419-385-4040 or www.toledozoo.org.
Oct. 19-20: Pumpkin Path, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Trail, Toledo. Kids of all ages will enjoy trick-or-treating, games and activities and lots of Halloween fun. 419-419-385-4040 or www.toledozoo.org.
Oct. 18-19 and 25-26: Garrison Ghostwalk, Fort Meigs State Memorial, 29100 W. River Rd., Perrysburg, 7-9:30 p.m. Enjoy a “spirited” stroll at the fort with an 1812 guide and encounter the spookier side of this historic place. Proceeds benefit the Old Northwest Military History Association. Reservations required. www.fortmeigs.org.
Oct. 18-19: Fall Family Fun Nights, Sauder Village, 22611 SR 2, Archbold. Reservations only. A magical, after-hours fun at the Village. 419-446-2541.
Oct. 18 & 25: Friday-Night Folklore Tours, Wood County Historical Center & Museum, 13660 County Home Rd., Bowling Green, 7-10 p.m. Ninety-minute tours include the Informary and outdoor Story Shops at the Log Cabin. Reservations required. 419-352-0967.
Oct. 19: Halloween Folklore & Funfest, 4-9:45 p.m. Frightfully free family fun at the Old County Infirmary including horse-drawn wagon rides, kids’ games and activities in Boo-ville, guided folklore tours of the Museum, haunted storytelling and more. Costumes welcome. 419-352-0967 or www.woodcountyhistory.org.
Oct. 19: Gaither Vocal Band, Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, 6 p.m. www.stranahantheater.org.
Oct. 19: Ghost of Providence Lantern Tour, Providence Metropark, US 24 at SR 578, Grand Rapids, O., 7:15-8:45 p.m. Journey the trails by lantern light and meet characters from long ago. Not recommended for kids under 5. www.metroparkstoledo.com.
Oct. 19: Trick or Trot 5K Run & Zombie Walk, Shops at Fallen Timbers, Maumee. Open to all ability levels. Costumes encouraged. www.facebook.com/TrickOrTrot.
Oct. 19-28: Scarecrow Contest, Front Street, downtown Fremont, Local businesses, organizations and individuals will be displaying their decorated scarecrows in the 8th annual scarecrow decorating contest. Vote for your favorite for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate for yourself. http://www.downtownfremontohio.org
Oct. 20: Auto Tour, Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, 14000 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Drive-through seven miles of the refuge that are normally closed to the public, weather permitting. 419-898-0014 or fws.gov/Midwest/Ottawa.
Oct. 20: Toledo Doll, Bear & Toy Show, Great Hall at the Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. www.toledodollshow.com.
Oct. 20: Light the Night Walk, SeaGate Convention Centre, 401 Jefferson Ave., Toledo, 5-9 p.m. A walk to fund lifesaving research and support for those battling cancer. www.lightthenight.org/noh.
Oct. 20-27: Halloween Classic, Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park, 1300 SR 18, Norwalk. Summitmotorsportspark.com.
Oct. 24: Meet American Salvage author Bonnie Jo Cambpell, Owens Community College Center for Fine and Performing Arts, Perrysburg, 11 a.m. www.owens.edu/arts/index.html.
Oct. 24-27: “Hello, Dolly!” at the Stranahan Theater, 4345 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo. 419-381-8851, www.theaterleague.com.
Oct. 26-27: Jumping Pumpkins, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Trail, Toledo. Visitors are invited to watch as zoo animals enjoy pumpkins as treats. 419-419-385-4040 or www.toledozoo.org.
Oct. 26: 8th Annual Tombstone Derby, Depot Park, Elmore, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Pumpkin-carving contests, Ghoulish food, Haunted Historical Cabin, Parade of Fools, Cadaver Toss Contest and more. www.elmorehs.tripod.com.
Oct. 26: Boo! on the Boardwalk, Magee Marsh, 13229 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor, 6-8 p.m. Meet at the west end of the boardwalk. Treats, tricks and Halloween fun. Come in costume. Free family fun. 419-898-0960, ext. 31 or www.friendsofmageemarsh.org.
Oct. 26: Pemberville Harvest Gathering, downtown Pemberville, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Info: Todd Sheets at 419-287-3274.
Oct. 26: Halloween at the Bay, various locations, Put-in-Bay. visitputinbay.com.
Oct. 26-27: Woodcarver’s Show & Sale and Butchering Day, Sauder Village, 22611 SR 2, Archbold. Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. A special weekend filled with unique artistry and family fun. www.saudervillage.org.
Oct. 28: Jailhouse Rock Dinner Theater, Historic Sandusky Co. Jail, 622 Croghan St., Fremont, 5:30 p.m. An evening of live jailhouse entertainment provided by David Lester, plus a catered meal served “jail style” in the cell block. Tickets are $20 and are available at the Sandusky Co. Convention & Visitors Bureau, 712 North St., Fremont. 419-332-4470.
Nov. 2: The World at War: Miniature War Gaming Day, Fort Meigs Memorial, 29100 W. River Rd., Perrysburg, Miniature war gaming experts help visitors play more than 16 different war games and learn about this family-friendly hobby. www.fortmeigs.org.