Fall, Halloween fun for boys & ghouls of all ages
• Sculpture In the Village, Williams Park, SR 300 just north of SR 600, Gibsonburg. Ohio; Open daily. A juried outdoor sculpture exhibit with over 20 of the Midwest's best sculptors displaying sculpture in bronze, stone, steel, marble, aluminum, granite, glass, concrete, etc. in an outdoor setting meandering for 1/3 mile on a paved path around a quarry surrounded with trees, flowers, fountains and waterfalls. For further information, contact: Jim Havens, Curator, at 419-849-3048 or visit: www.sanduskycounty.org
• Through Jan. 10: "White House Pets: Ambassadors at Large" & "White House Horses," Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Dillon House, Fremont. A pair of special exhibits on loan from the White House Historical Association that explore the four-footed residents of the White House. 800-998-7737 or www.rbhayes.org.
Through Oct. 31: Adventures With Louse Brooks, Owens Community College Walter E. Terhune Gallery.
Weekends in Oct.: Haunted Hydro Dark Attraction Park, 1333 Tiffin St. Fremont. Two full-blown haunted houses, food concessions, and more. Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in Oct. 419-332-7380 or www.thehauntedhydro.com.
Ghostly Manor Thrill Center, 3319 Milan Rd., Sandusky. See if you can make it all the way through as Ghostly Manor comes alive to reveal your deepest fears. Ghosts lurk in every corner as you wander through this "old mansion."
Thursdays & Sundays 7-10 p.m.; Fridays & Saturdays 7 p.m.-midnight; Nov. 1 7-10 p.m. www.ghostlymanor.com
HalloWeekends at Cedar Point. Creatures of the night come alive at the park’s annual celebration of spooks and screams. There is also not-so-scary fun for the kids. www.cedarpoint.com.
Oct. 3-4: Hayes Civil War Re-enactment, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Fremont. Step back in time to the days of America's Civil War. Hundreds of re-enactors camp on the grounds of the Presidential estate for this two-day event featuring battle re-creations, period entertainment, demonstrations, food and wares. Children can take part in turn-of-the-century games. Sunday’s events are highlighted by a presidential memorial service, featuring military personnel sent by President Barak Obama. 800-998-7737 or rbhayes.org.
Oct. 2-4, 9-11: “Hoodwinked” at Fremont Community Theatre, 1551 Dickenson St., Fremont. Friday & Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets $12, seniors & students $10. Hilarious romp through Sherwood Forest as Robin Hood and his famous band of merry men come face to face with some very liberated women. 419-332-0695 or www.fremontcommunitytheatre.org.
Oct. 6-7: “Menopause The Musical,” 7:30 p.m., Sandusky State Theatre, 107 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. www.sanduskystate.com.
Oct. 7: Dillon House Victorian Tea; Hayes Presidential Center; corner Hayes and Buckland; Fremont. 1-3 p.m. Experience the elegance of a formal Victorian-era tea hosted in the grandeur of an 1873 historic home. Dulcimer music by Karri Danner. Cost $20 per person, $12 for children. Reservations required. 419-332-2081 or www.rbhayes.org
Oct. 8: Ghostly Gathering, 6-9 p.m., downtown Pemberville. Vintage hearse display, tours of Pemberville’s oldest frame house decorated for the holiday, 1940’s radio show in the Historic Opera House, crafts for little goblins, displays of nostalgic Halloween keepsakes, tricks and treats and more. www.beekersgeneralstore.com.
Oct. 9-10: 10th Annual Halloween Campout - Weekend #2, East Harbor State Park, Marblehead. 419.734.4424 ext. 2
Oct. 9: Jeff Dunham, ventriloquist and stand-up comedian, 8 p.m. Lucas Co Arena, 500 Jefferson Ave. www.ticketmaster.com.
Oct. 10-11: 31st Oak Harbor Apple Festival, downtown Oak Harbor. Come see the crowning of the 2009-2010 Royalty Court at opening ceremonies Saturday at 10 a.m. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Grand Parade at 2 p.m. with the tractor-pulling contest, baking contest and the talent show to round out the day’s entertainment. Sunday is full of fun as well, with a Classic Car Show, 5K Apple Run, youth football game and local performers. www.oakharborohio.net
Oct. 10-11: Fremont Flea Market, Sandusky Co. Fairgrounds, 901 Rawson Ave., Fremont. Free admission. Sat. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Over 200 vendors. 419-332-5604 or www.sanduskycountyfair.com.
Oct. 10: Fall on the Farm & Scout Day, Sauder Village, Archbold. From making noodles, butter and cornhusk dolls to decorating pumpkins, pressing apples for cider, exploring a straw tunnel and harvesting sunflower seeds and vegetables from the garden. Special activities for all ages to enjoy. Boy and Girl Scouts get in free with the purchase of an adult admission. (Scout must be in uniform or present their Scout card. Group rates are also available). www.saudervillage.org
Oct. 10-11: 7th Annual AMA Dragbike Championship Series, Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park, Norwalk.
summitmotorsportspark.com or amadragbike.com.
Oct. 10-11: 16th Annual Island Oktoberfest, DeRivera Park, Put-in-Bay. German-style festivities, lots of food, live entertainment for the entire family. Held under the Big Top downtown in DeRivera Park. put-in-bay.com.
Oct. 10: Marblehead Peninsula Lighthouse Festival in Lakeside, various Locations, Marblehead – Lakeside. lakesideohio.com or marbleheadpeninsula.com.
Oct. 10: A Night at the Village, Historic Lyme Village, 5001 SR 4, Bellevue, O. 7-10 p.m.. See Historic Lyme Village by lantern and candlelight. Admission $5 for adults; $3 for children 6-12; free for 5 and under. 419-483-4949 or www.lymevillage.com.
Oct. 10: So You Think You Can Dance Live Tour 2009, 7:30 p.m., Lucas County Arena, 500 Jefferson Ave. www.ticketmaster.com.
Oct. 10: Kids in the Kitchen, SeaGate Convention Centre, 401 Jefferson Ave., Toledo. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. a free, fun health expo for kids ages 5-12. 419-255-3300.
Oct. 11: Grand Rapids Apple Butter Festival, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., downtown Grand Rapids O.
Oct. 11: WWE/World Wrestling Entertainment – Raw Live, 5 p.m., Lucas County Arena, 500 Jefferson St., Toledo. www.ticketmaster.com.
Oct. 14: Internet Genealogy Class, Hayes Presidential Center; corner of Hayes and Buckland; Fremont. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Learn how to make use of the latest computer technology in your genealogical research. Free. Pre-registration required. 419-332-2081 or www.rbhayes.org.
Oct. 14: Glenn Miller Orchestra, Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo. www.ticketmaster.com.
Oct. 15: Lynyrd Skynyrd, 8 p.m., Lucas County Arena, 500 Jefferson Ave., Toledo. www.ticketmaster.com.
Oct. 16: Toledo Walleye vs. Florida Everblades, 7 p.m., Lucas County Arena, 500 Jefferson Ave., Toledo. 419-725-WALL or www.toledowalleye.com.
Oct. 17: Tombstone Bicycle Tour. Registration 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Secor Metropark, Berkey. Get in the spirit of Halloween by wearing bike-safe costumes for a 38-mile ride. 419-829-2761.
Oct. 17-18: Gun Show at the Sandusky County Fairground, corner of North & Rawson, Fremont. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission $3. Buy, sell and trade all types of guns. Kitchen will be open. 419-332-8189 or www.sanduskycounty.org.
Oct. 17: General Flea Market and Racer’s Flea Market, 7 a.m.-4 p.m., ARCA/Toledo Speedway, 5639 Benore Rd., Toledo. 419-243-2200 or www.arcaracing.com.
Oct. 17: “If You Give a Pig a Pancake,” 2 p.m., Valentine Theatre, 400 N. Superior St., Toledo. Mini-musical based on the popular kids’ book! A bossy pig’s demands frazzle a little girl in this hilarious lesson about cause-and-effect. 419-242-2787.
Oct. 17: Toledo Walleye Hockey vs. Florida Everblades, 7 p.m., Lucas County Arena, 500 Jefferson Ave., Toledo. www.toledowalleye.com.
Oct.17: Black Swamp Blues Society’s 13th Annual Blues Challenge, 6 p.m., Maumee Indoor Theatre, 601 Conant St., Maumee. Come and hear the best of the area blues bands compete for a spot in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis. $10. 419-897-8901.
Oct. 17-18: Flea Market, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Seneca County Fairgrounds, 100 Hopewell Ave., Tiffin. 888-736-3221 or tiffinfleamarket.com.
Oct.17: Sound of Music Festival, 7:30 p.m., Sandusky State Theatre, 107 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. Starring Elisabeth Von Trapp. Acoustic music to inspire the listener's journey of the heart and soul including original compositions, poetry set to music, ballads of heroes and heroines and melodies of love. 419-626-1950 or www.sanduskystate.com.
Oct. 21-25: 36th Annual K&N Halloween Classic, Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park, Norwalk.
Trick or Treat, adult & kids costume contests, "Bumper Dragging Air Show" and more. 419-668-5555 or summitmotorsportspark.com.
Oct. 22-23: Little Boo at the Zoo, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Way, Toledo. A Halloween party for preschoolers who may be too young to enjoy Pumpkin Path. Trick-or-treat stations, games, and Fisher-Price's giant play area. Costumes are encouraged. Lines for all games and activities close at 2:30 p.m. but all trick-or-treat stations will remain open until 3 p.m.www.toledozoo.org or 419-385-4040.
Oct. 23-24, 30-31: Garrison Ghostwalk, 7-9 p.m., Fort Meigs State memorial, 2900 W. River Rd., Perrysburg. Tour the fort with an 1812 guide and encounter the spookier side of this historic place. The whole family will enjoy hearing tales from the past, and while the ghosts may not be real, the fun certainly is. Proceeds from this event go to the Old Northwest Military History Association. Reservations required. Call 800-283-8916.
Oct. 23: Toledo Walleye vs. Reading Royals, 7 p.m., Lucas County Arena, 500 Jefferson Ave., Toledo. www.toledowalleye.com.
Oct. 23-25: “Kiss Me Kate,” Maumee Indoor Theater, 601 Conant St., Maumee. 419-897-8901.
Oct. 23-25: Fall Festival 2009, The Town Center at Levis Commons, Perrysburg. Trick-or-treat from store-to-store, get crafty with fall projects, sing around the bonfire and cozy up with warm treats. www.shopleviscommons.com.
Oct. 24: 5th Annual Elmore/Tombstone Derby, Depot Park, 253 Ottawa St., Elmore. 4-9 p.m. Halloween wouldn’t be complete without attending the 5th Annual Tombstone Derby featuring Motorized Casket Races, a live band, ghoulishly good food, a Car and Hearse Show, magic shows and games and activities. There will also be Pedal Cars restyled to look like Caskets. 419-260-1282 or www.elmorehs.tripod.com.
Oct. 24: Pemberville’s Harvest Gathering Craft Show 9 a.m.-4 p.m. featuring more than 75 craftsmen at the American Legion Hall and elementary school. Gift Boutique featuring unique gifts from area boutiques at the Pemberville Fire Hall. www.beekersgeneralstore.com.
Oct. 24: Fremont Racers Swap Meet; Sandusky County Fairgrounds, corner of Rawson & North, Fremont. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. New and used racing parts and equipment. Inside and outside vendors. Heated buildings. Food vendors. Admission $4. Under 12 free. Free parking. 419-332-5604 or www.sanduskycountyfair.com.
Oct. 24: Halloween at the Bay, various Locations, Put-in-Bay. put-in-bay.com.
Oct. 24: Toledo Walleye Hockey vs. Trenton Titans, 7 p.m., Lucas County Arena, 500 Jefferson Ave., Toledo. www.toledowalleye.com.
Oct. 24: “Capitol Steps,” 8 p.m., Valentine Theatre, 400 N. Superior St., Toledo. The troupe of former Congressional staffers travel across the country satirizing the very people and places that once employed them. 419-242-2787.
Oct. 24-25: 23rd Annual Woodcarvers’ Show & Sale, Sauder Village, SR 2., Archbold. Founder’s Hall will feature skilled carvers showcasing handcrafted wildlife, fish, caricatures, Santas, pins and pens. Special guest carver Charles Smalligan will be demonstrating and teaching a workshop. www.saudervillage.org.
Oct. 24-25: Pumpkin Path, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Way, Toledo. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Put on your costume and join the fun! Pumpkin Path is the family-friendly trick-or-treat event with games, enchanting entertainment and more candy than you can shake a broomstick at. www.toledozoo.org.
Oct. 24: Bob & Tom Comedy All-Stars Tour, 7:30 p.m., Stranahan Theater, 4545 Heatherdowns Blvd, Toledo. www.ticketmaster.com.
Oct. 25: Pumpkin Palooza, 12-3 p.m., Milan Historical Museum, 10 Edison Dr., Milan. Come enjoy a free afternoon of harvest holiday fun. Pumpkin painting, costume contest at 1 p.m., popcorn, cider and more. All activities are free. 419-499-2968 or milanhistory.org.
Oct. 25: “The Wedding Singer: The Musical Comedy” 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Sandusky State Theatre, 107 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. Take a trip back to a time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were up, and a wedding singer might just be the coolest guy in the room. 877-626-1950 or sanduskystate.com.
Oct. 28: Camelot, 7:30 p.m., Valentine Theatre, 400 N. Superior St., Toledo. 419-242-2787.
Oct. 31: Daugtry in concert, 7:30 p.m., Lucas County Arena, 500 Jefferson Ave., Toledo. www.ticketmaster.com.
Oct. 31: Ghost Hunt, 9:30 p.m., Sandusky State Theatre, 107 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. International Psychic Travis James Sanders, along with T.O.S.S. (The Ohio Spirit Searchers) travel to Sandusky to investigate the historic Sandusky State Theatre. Recommended for adults who are 18 or older, unless accompanied by a parent. 877-626-1950 or sanduskystate.com.