HALLOWEEN AND FALL EVENTS
41st Annual Pumpkin Festival at Hiram House Camp — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Hiram House Camp, 33775 Hiram Trail, Moreland Hills. Food, rides, animals, entertainment, games, crafts and more for family. Admission is $5, free ages 12 and under. Some attractions require an additional fee. 216-831-5045.
An Evening With a Medium — 8 p.m. Friday, Spaghetti Warehouse, 510 S. Main St., Akron. High-level medium will explain spirits. $31.90 per person, includes dinner. 330-374-0025 or www.meatballs.com.
Beriswill Farms Candy Farm Corn Maze — 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; flashlight nights from 6-10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 31. Beriswill Farms, 2200 Station Road, Valley City. $5 weekdays, $6 weekends. www.beriswillfarms.com.
Bloodview — 8 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays, 8-10 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays through Oct. 31 at 1010 Towpath Trail, Broadview Heights. $15 for one trip, $20 for unlimited trips through the haunted houses. 440-526-9148 or www.bloodview.info.
Boo at the Akron Zoo — 3-8 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 27 and 5:30-8 p.m. Oct. 19 and 26 at the Akron Zoo, 500 Edgewood Ave. Non-scary event with trick-or-treat stations throughout the park. Costumes are encouraged. In advance: $9 for trick-or-treaters, $5 for observers. At the door: $10 for trick-or-treaters, $6 for observers. Free for zoo member observers. Tickets available at the zoo and Acme Fresh Market stores. 330-375-2550.
Boo at the Cleveland Zoo — 6-9 Oct. 18-21 and 25-28 at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, 3900 Wildlife Way. Everyone is encouraged to wear a costume. Includes Ghostly Golf, the Monster Mash Dance Party, the Not-So-Haunted Greenhouse, the Jack-O-Lantern Express Train Ride, the Halloween Hay Maze, magic shows, jugglers, stilt walkers, musical entertainment and more. $8. Tickets can be purchased at www.clemetzoo.com or the zoo box office.
Brick-or-Treat LEGO Workshop — 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the Great Lakes Science Center, 601 Erieside Ave., Cleveland. Create creepy crawly creatures and program them to trick, treat or scare. For grades 4-8. $20, $15 for members. Includes admission to the science center. For more information, go to www.greatscience.com/fall_classes.php.
Lantern Tours of the 1853 Gleeson Homestead and 1905 Dairy Barn — 7, 8 and 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19-20 and 26-27 at the Canal Corners Farm, 7243 Canal Road, Valley View. Toast the harvest with a cup of cider or hot cocoa, share a few songs and poems about autumn and talk about the history of Tinkers Creek, followed by a walking tour of the 1905 Wisconsin-style dairy barn and the 1853 Gleeson House. $15. Call 216-401-5131 to reserve a date and time.
Carnival of Horrors — 7:30 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30-10 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 28 at Blossom Music Center, 1145 W. Steels Corners Road, Cuyahoga Falls. Full admission to all four events, $19. speed pass, $23 for all four attractions. 330-644-4473 or www.carnivalofhorrors.com.
Chatham Apple Butter Festival — Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Chatham VFW Hall and Pavilion, 6299 Avon Lake Road, Chatham Township. Event includes demonstration of apple butter stirring in copper kettles over an open fire. Also, Chatham Community Center will hold a flea market across the street and Chatham Historical Society will open its museums.
Cleveland Orchestra Family Concert Halloween Spooktacular — 2 p.m. Oct. 28 at Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. Families are invited to come in costume and join the orchestra for an afternoon of fun ghost tales in this story-based program. Free. Tickets required, go to www.clevelandorchestra.com.
Cleveland Rocks & Shocks Ghost Tour — Fridays through Nov. 2 and Oct. 25. Tour departs at 6 p.m. from the Powerhouse on the west bank of the Flats, 2000 Sycamore St., Cleveland. Four-hour journey combining Cleveland’s most famous ghost stories and its deep roots into the music of rock ’n’ roll. $50. For tickets, go to www.hauntedcleveland.net/tourshocks.html.
Cliffside Key Club Annual Halloween Party — 8 p.m. Oct. 27 at the club, 2118 S. Main St., Akron. Costume contest begins at 11 p.m. For more information, go to www.cliffsidekeyclub. com.
Derthick’s Corn Maze & Farm Experience — 5-11 p.m. Fridays, 1-11 p.m. Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 30 at Derthick’s Farm, 5182 State Route 82, Mantua. $8 for farm experience, $8 for corn maze, $14 combo ticket. Last tickets sold at 9:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. 330-352-0429 or www.derthickscornmaze. com.
The Enchanted Forest — 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Wilderness Center, 9877 Alabama Ave. SW, Wilmot. Educational experience for children 4-10 and their adults. Visitors are escorted around the trail by volunteer leaders called Fireflies, who light the way with lanterns. $8, $6 for members, free for children 3 and under. To register, call 877-359-5235 or go to www.wildernesscenter.org.
Factory of Terror — 7 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays, 6-9 p.m. Sundays; 7-10 p.m. Oct. 18 and 25, through Nov. 3 at 4125 Mahoning Road, Canton. $23. 330-455-3327 or www.factoryofterror.net.
The Fear Experience — 7 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays; 7-10 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 3 at 10701 Brookpark Road, Parma. Three award-winning haunted houses, zombie paintball and fire-breathing shows. $20, $16 for haunted houses only. $26 speed pass. For more information, go to www.thefearexperience.com.
4th Annual Trick or Treat at Fort Laurens — 5 p.m. Oct. 26 and 27 at Fort Laurens, 11067 Fort Laurens Road, Bolivar. Costumed guides will lead you on a lantern tour throughout the grounds where you will meet soldiers and hear stories about Fort Laurens. $10 adults, $6 children ages 5-17. 330-872-2059 or 330-602-2420.
Fright Night Family Sleepover — 6 p.m. Friday at the Great Lakes Science Center, 601 Erieside Ave., Cleveland. Halloween-themed activities and programs. Hear stories aboard the “haunted” William G. Mather steamship and stay overnight at the science center. Includes free next-day general admission to the science center. $39. www.greatscience.com/fright_night.php.
Graf Growers’ Pumpkin Walk and Hayride — 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Graf Growers, 1015 White Pond Drive, Akron. Participants will explore the pumpkin patch. $5 children, $2.50 adults. 330-836-2727, www.grafgrowers.com.
Haunted Cleveland Tours — Cleveland ghost-bus tours Fridays through Nov. 2. Tour haunted spots in downtown Cleveland starting at the Flat Iron Cafe, 1114 Center St. $50. Medina ghost-bus tours, Oct. 27. Tour starts at Corkscrew Saloon, 811 W. Liberty St. Bus tour 6:30-10:30 p.m., $50; ghost tales and dinner $25. Haunted Cleveland ghost hunt and tour at Punderson Manor, 5 p.m. Oct. 28 at Punderson Manor, Punderson State Park, 11755 Kinsman Road, Newbury. Bus tour 6:30-10:30 p.m. $50; ghost tales and dinner $25. Halloween: meet at Corkscrew Saloon, 811 W. Liberty St., Medina. ghost tales and dinner, 5-6:30 p.m. $25; ghost-bus tour, 6:30-10:30 p.m. $50; late night ghost hunt, 11 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. $40. Medina ghost walks: 7:30-10 p.m. Wednesdays through Nov. 14. No tour Nov. 7. Tour starts at Medina’s downtown square gazebo, South Court and West Washington streets. For age 10 and older. $20. Reservations: 440-775-1217, www.hauntedcleveland tours.com.
Haunted Hayrides — Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 20. City of Green and Camp Y-Noah’s Haunted Hayrides at Southgate Park, 5300 Massillon Road, Green. Family-friendly hayride 7-8 p.m., haunted hayrides 8-10 p.m. $6 in advance, $10 at the door; children 5 and under $1. 330-896-6621.
Haunted Schoolhouse and Laboratory — 7:30-10 p.m. Thursdays, Sundays and Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, and 7:30 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays at 1300 Triplett Blvd., Akron. Tickets: Fridays and Saturdays $15 per haunt or $28 for both; Thursdays and Sundays, $13 per haunt or $24 for both. 330-849-0211 or www.hshlab.com.
Haunted Akron and Summit County Ghost Hunting Class — 7-9 tonight at the Quirk Cultural Center, 1201 Grant Ave., Cuyahoga Falls. Stroll along forgotten canals amid the restless chatter of spirits and tour through Akron’s haunted past as specialists dig into the ghost tales and local legends that linger here. Registration is $2 residents/$4 nonresidents. Class fee is $10. To register, call 330-971-8425.
Haunted Train Ride — 5:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Peninsula Depot, 1630 Mill St. Learn about history and haunts of the Cuyahoga Valley. Train will leave at 6:30 p.m. stopping at Indigo Lake for a 40-minute investigation and return to Peninsula at about 8:30 p.m. Walk along the Lonesome Lock for more paranormal investigating after the train ride for hard-core ghost hunters. $46. www.sightofohio.com.
Howl-o-Ween at the Akron Dog Park — 11 a.m. to 3 p.m Oct. 20 at the Akron Dog Park, 499 Memorial Parkway. Costume contest for dogs and humans. Food, raffle prizes and games of skill for children and adults. Free admission. $5 registration fee per dog/child and a $10 registration fee per adult for costume party. www.akrondogpark.org/howl-o-ween.html.
Hudson Montessori School’s 38th Pumpkin Patch Fall Family Festival — 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Hudson Montessori School, 7545 Darrow Road. Includes children’s games, crafts, entertainment, face painting, scarecrow making and more. Bake sale, cake walk, food court, pumpkin and mum sales and a cash raffle. Free.
I-X Trick or Treat Street — 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 20 and Oct. 27; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 21 and 28; and 3-8 p.m. Oct. 26 at the I-X Center, 6200 Riverside Drive, Cleveland. Non-scary event geared for kids 10 and younger. Twelve “spooktacular” candy stations where costumed staff will pass out individually packaged candy. Also amusement rides, giant slide, 3D Mystery Manor and a Halloween-themed house with a vortex tunnel. $13.99, $9.99 seniors. 800-897-3942 or www.ixtrickortreatstreet.com.
Lake Eerie Fearfest — 7:30 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays; 7:30-10 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 31 at 3319 state Route 250, Sandusky. Fearfest gathers the mysterious legends of Lake Erie together to create a unique, haunted destination. $25 for all five haunted houses; $15 Ghostly Manor only. $25 fast pass for the manor; $35 fast pass for all five houses. For more information, go to www.lakeeeriefearfest.com.
Lantern Tours of the Ghosts of Zoar — Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 27 at dusk in Zoar. Take a haunted stroll through the streets of the village by candlelight. Hear accounts from spirits and visit the sites of the hauntings. $17 per person. Advance reservations required. 330-874-2002 or www.haunted-ohio.com.
The Legend of Scare Creek Haunted House — 8 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 28 at the Bear Creek Amphitheater, 2526 Downing St. SW, East Sparta. $20 for all four attractions. 330-998-5566 or www.scarecreekhauntedhouse.com.
Mad Scientist 101 NEOEO One Day Camp — 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Great Lakes Science Center, 601 Erieside Ave., Cleveland. Explore science behind spooky things, investigate Halloween creatures and do experiments. Also, Omnimax film, Flying Monsters. Extended care, lunch available for fee. Grades K-8. $42, $39 for members. www.greatscience.com/fall_classes.php.
Masque of the Red Death Halloween Party — 8 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Akron Civic Theatre, 182 S. Main St. Macabre masquerade party is a unique Halloween celebration for adults based loosely on Edgar Allan Poe’s tale. $50 ticket includes admission, food, beer, wine and signature beverages and access to paranormal readings. Must be 21. For tickets, call 330-253-2488 or go to www.reddeathparty.com.
Masque of the Red Death Halloween Murder Mystery — 7 p.m. Oct. 20 at Spaghetti Warehouse, 510 S. Main St., Akron. Everyone is to wear their costumes. Edgar Allen Poe will recite a few of his poems. $39.50 includes dinner. 330-374-0025 or www.meat balls.com.
McDonald’s Greenhouse Corn Maze and Fall Farm Fun — 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 31 at McDonald’s Greenhouse, 3220 Adamsville Road, Zanesville. Includes: hayride, enchanted forest, petting zoo, shelled-corn “sandbox,” educational and agricultural exhibits, 5-acre corn maze and more. $5 ages 3 and up, free for 2 and under. www.mcdonaldsgreen house.com.
Murder in the Mansion: Death of a Patron — 7-9 tonight and Friday, Oct. 18-19 and 25-26 at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, 714 N. Portage Path, Akron. Mystery centers on a fundraiser gone wrong and involves deception, betrayal, secrecy and jealousy. Guests will help solve the mystery. Light refreshments. $42, $34 for Stan Hywet members. For tickets, call 330-315-3287 or go to www.stanhywet.org.
O.C. Barber Haunt — 7:30-11 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 7:30-10 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 28 at O.C. Barber Pig Barn, 248 E. Robinson Ave., Barberton. $15. www.barber haunt.com.
Psychic Nites at the Spaghetti Warehouse — 7 p.m. Oct. 19, Spaghetti Warehouse, 510 S. Main St., Akron. Spend an evening with a noted psychic medium and be introduced to the world of spirits. Also includes Q&A session. $31.90. 330-374-0025, www.meatballs.com.
Quail Hollow’s Holloween Fest — 4-8 p.m. Oct. 20, Quail Hollow State Park, 13480 Congress Lake Ave., Hartville. Get treats in the Manor House, walk through the dark creepy haunted basement, wagon rides, and roast marshmallows at an outside fire. $2. 330-877-6652 or www.quailhollow park.org.
Ramseyer Farms Mystery Maze — 3-7 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m to 7 p.m. Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 31 at Ramseyer Farms, 3488 Akron Road, Wooster. Includes two giant corn mazes, hayrides, pumpkin picking, duck race, obstacle course, covered wagon rides and more. $9, $7 ages 3-11. For more information, call 330-264-0264 or go to www.ramseyerfarms.com.
Spooky Science Nights — 5:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 19-20 and 26-27 at the Great Lakes Science Center, 601 Erieside Ave., Cleveland. Listen to eerie stories aboard the Steamship William G. Mather, mix glow-in-the-dark concoctions and more. $12, $10 members. www.greatscience.com/spooky_science.php.
Summit County Historical Society Haunted and Paranormal Events — All events are held at the Perkins Stone Mansion, 550 Copley Road, Akron. Realm to Realm: 7 tonight, $30. Psychic Lights Out Haunted Tours: 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Oct. 19, $22. Lights Out Haunted Tour, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 26, $15. Paranormal Pizza Party and Lights Out Tour: 7-9:30 p.m. Nov. 9. $35. Information and reservations: 330-535-1120.
Tadmor Shrine’s Haunted House for Children — 5-8 p.m. Fridays, 4-8 p.m. Saturdays and 2-6 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 28 at Tadmor Shrine, 3000 Krebs Drive, Akron. For ages 12 and under. $10. www.hallowfun.org.
The Traveling Nightmare: Haunted Rock Revue — 8 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Akron Civic Theatre, 182 S. Main St. Featuring tributes to Ozzy Osborne and Black Sabbath and Alice Cooper. Special guests are Typhoid Mary with Steve Hammond. $15. 330-253-2488 or www.akroncivic.com.
Trunk or Treat — 5-7 p.m. Oct. 28 at Key to My Father’s House Church, 1825 W. Reimer Road, Wadsworth. For children under 12 who are accompanied by an adult. Includes candy and goodies, hayrides, bonfire, popcorn, cider and coffee. Free. 330-335-7301.
Victorian Mourning Customs — Noon to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays in October at Hower House, 60 Fir Hill, University of Akron. Program explores Victorian mourning from social customs to fashionable mourning wear. $8, $6 seniors, $2 students. 330-972-6909 or www.uakron.edu/howerhse.
Zombie Apocalypse — 7 p.m. Oct. 19, Spaghetti Warehouse, 510 S. Main St., Akron. Come dressed as a zombie and star in short zombie movie filmed and edited at the restaurant. $32.90 includes dinner. 330-374-0025 or www.meatballs.com.