Though some parts of the country may be experiencing a bit of a pumpkin shortage due to the dry summer, locally the price for jack-o-lanterns is about the same as last year, so find a local patch, pick out a pumpkin (or two) and get in the spirit.
You may also be a-mazed by the many autumn and Halloween activities and attractions to help you get into the haunting holiday spirit.
• Through Jan. 13, 2013 “Prints and Authors from the Time of Manet,” Works on Paper Gallery, Toledo Museum of Art. www.toledomuseum.org.
• Through Jan 27, 2013: “Tales of Travel from the President’s Attic,” Hayes Presidential Center, Hayes and Buckland, Fremont. An exhibit chronicling the world travels of descendants of President Rutherford B. Hayes as evidenced by steamer trunks and other artifacts left in the Hayes Home attic.rbhayes.org
• Oct. 7-Jan. 1, 2013: “Manet: Portraying Life,” Canaday Gallery, Toledo Museum of Art. Toledo is the exclusive U.S. venue for this major exhibition that explores the creative force of Édouard Manet and his work in the genre of posed portraiture as well as portraits depicting everyday life in the Paris of his time. www.toledomuseum.org.
• Oct. 7-Jan. 20, 2013: “Made in Hollywood: Photographs from the John Kobal Foundation,” Galleries 4, 5 and 9, Toledo Museum of Art. Exhibition focuses on the stars, sets and scenes created by the American film industry and captured by Hollywood photographers between 1920 and 1960. www.toledomuseum.org.
• Oct. 19-Jan. 13, 2013: “Leslie Adams: Drawn from Life,” Gallery 18, Toledo Museum of Art. As a young girl Leslie Adams attended art classes at the Toledo Museum of Art. Today she is nationally known for her portraits of distinguished members of society and civic leaders. www.toledomuseum.org.
• 2012 Sculpture in the Village, Williams Park, Gibsonburg. The sculptures in the park represent many of the most prominent sculptors from Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Vermont and will be on display for one year for all to enjoy. Admission is free, but the experience is priceless.
• Through Oct. 31: Fleitz Pumpkin Farm, 7133 Seaman Rd., Oregon. Free mini-corn maze, free kids’ straw bale maze, plus one- and five-acre mazes, hayrides, a Craft Barn, Snack Shack and more. 419-836-7613, www/fleitzpumpkinfarm.com.
• Weekends in October: Fall fun at Country Lane Tree Farm, 3525 N. Bolander Rd., Genoa. Corn mazes, U-Pick Pumpkin Patch, Haunted Hayride, Haunted “Carnevil” Barn, Farm Animal Tour and more. 419-461-1298 or www.countrylanetreefarm.com.
• Friday nights, Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 28: HalloWeekends at Cedar Point, Sandusky. Spooky chills of Halloween combine with the thrills of the world's biggest collection of rides and roller coasters. Some rides & attractions closed Fridays. www.cedarpoint.com.
• Through Oct. 31: Ghostly Manor Thrill Center, 3319 Milan Rd. (US 250), Sandusky. $15/person (Ghostly Manor only), $25/person (all five haunted houses), $25/person (Fast Pass Ghostly Manor), $35/person (Fast Pass all five haunted houses). Four legendary haunts unite with newly renovated, Ghostly Manor, as seen on The Travel Channel's "Best Places I've Ever Been." For hours & info, call 419-626-4467 or ghostlymanor.com.
• Dimensions of Darkness, 2523 Parkway Plaza, Maumee. Step into dimensions of depravity, madness, and untold horrors. Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, plus Halloween. www.dimensionsofdarkness.com.
• Fall Color Cruises, Sandpiper Boat, Jefferson Ave. Dock, Jefferson Ave. & Summit St., Toledo. Oct. 6-7, 13-14 and 20-21: Fall Color Cruises, www.sandpiperboat.com.
• Corn Maze at the Butterfly House, 11466 Obee Rd., Whitehouse. Challenge your navigational skills in 6.2 miles of corn mazes and discover why getting lost means finding fun. www.whitehousecornmaze.com or 419-877-2733.
Oct. 19-20: Trail of Lost Souls @ Maumee Bay, 1400 State Park Rd., Oregon, 7-10 p.m. at the Big Hill in the meadow area. Small fee charged. 419-522-2726.
HallowWeekends at Cedar Point offer family-friendly daytime delights and nighttime frights.