2016 Northeast Ohio Halloween Events

2016 Northeast Ohio Halloween Events

From thrills and chills to not-so-spooky family fun, there is plenty to do in Northeast Ohio to celebrate Halloween this month. Check the list below for some fun ideas to get your family in the Halloween spirit!

Fridays & Saturdays

Halloween Hayrides. Travel on a Halloween hayride filled with family thrills, chills and adventure. 6:30-8:30 p.m. beginning Oct. 14. Lake Metroparks Farmpark, 8800 Euclid Chardon Road, Kirtland, 440-256-2122, lakemetroparks.com

Saturdays & Sundays

Boo at the Zoo. Dress your little ghosts and goblins in their costumes for everyone’s favorite non-scary Halloween event. 11:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. beginning Oct. 15. Akron Zoo, 504 Euclid Ave., Akron, 330-375-2550, akronzoo.org

33rd Annual Pumpkin Festival. Kids’ play area, hay maze, corn maze, wagon ride, all you can carry pumpkins, face painting and more. Noon-5 p.m. Red Wagon Farm, 16081 E. River Road, Columbia Station, 440-236-3007, redwagonfarm.com

Pumpkin Patch Express. Hop aboard the Ohio Station Railroad and visit the Pumpkin Patch. Noon-5 p.m. Ohio Station Outlets, 9911 Avon Lake Road, Burbank, ohiostationoutlets.com

Old West Pumpkin Fest. Bring the family to explore Old West Town, enjoy the pumpkin slide, pet the animals, go on a hayride and more. Rockin’-R-Ranch, 19066 E. River Road, Columbia Station, 440-236-5454,  clevelandhayride.com

Friday, Saturday & Sundays

Lake Eerie Fearfest. Visit Lake EERIE Fearfest at Ghostly Manor Thrill Center in Sandusky this October. Five terrifying Haunted Houses — voted as one of USA Today’s Top 10 Haunted Attractions for 2016. Open weekends through October 31. 3319 Milan Rd. Sandusky, 419-626-4467 lakeeeriefearfest.com

Through 10/30

Fun Fest. Relax in the outdoor farm fun area with hay stacks, a tree house, a 50-foot double slide, corn maze and more. Patterson Fruit Farm, 8765 Mulberry Road, Chesterland, pattersonfarm.com

Spooky Ranch. Five dynamic attractions including The Famous Haunted Hayride and Extreme Nightmares Haunted House. Thursdays & Sundays 7-9:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays 7-11:30 p.m. Rockin’-R-Ranch, 19066 E. River Road, Columbia Station, 440-236-5454, spookyranch.com

Through 10/31

Fall Festival. Hay rides, hay chutes, animals, pedal carts, corn maze, tire dragons, pony rides, gourd golf, pumpkins and more. Nickajack Farms, 2955 Manchester Ave., North Lawrence, 330-323-9714, nickajackfarms.com

10/1-2 & 10/8-9

Hale Farm & Village’s Harvest Festival.  Apple butter churning, a cider press, wagon rides, a conversation with Johnny Appleseed, pumpkin painting, a corn maze and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Hale Farm & Village, 2686 Oak Hill Road, Bath, 330-666-3711, wrhs.org


Ghosts and Goblins 5K. Family-friendly 5k run and 1-mile fun run. 9-11 a.m. Thornton Park, 3301 Warrensville Center Road, Shaker Hts., zapevent.com/reg/event/10788

DeBord’s Annual Halloween Festival. Free family-friendly community event open to the public. Noon-9 p.m. Hardesty Park, 1615 W. Market St., Akron, debordhalloweenfestival.com

Howloween Doggie Carnival. 2-4 p.m. Sharon Center Veterinary Hospital, 2131 Sharon Copley Road, Medina, saveohiostrays.org

Teen Halloween Party. Make mutant toys and have a costume contest. 2-3:30 p.m. Mentor Public Library, 8215 Mentor Ave., 440-255-8811, mentorpl.org


Goblins in the Garden. Bring your children in costumes to trick-or-treat during daylight in decorated gardens. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Holden Arboretum, 9500 Sperry Road, Kirtland, 440-946-4400, holdenarb.org


Pumpkin Festival. Enjoy beautiful autumn foliage, food, rides, animals, entertainment, games, crafts and fun for the family. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Hiram House Camp, 33775 Hiram Trail, Chagrin Falls, 216-831-5045, hiramhousecamp.org


Extreme Pumpkin Carving. Join master carver Paul Koerner for an extreme carving. 6 p.m. South Lorain Branch Library, 2121 Homewood Drive, Lorain, 440-277-5672, lorainpubliclibrary.org


Howl-O-Ween Party for Dogs. Bring your dog for a Halloween party. 5:30-6:45 p.m. Mentor Dog Park, 6645 Hopkins Road, Mentor, 440-974-5720, cityofmentor.com


Spooky Pooch Parade. Pet owners will have their dogs dressed in the finest Halloween fashions. 12:30-3:30 p.m. Kauffman Park, 15450 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, lakewoodalive.com

Monster Mash Halloween Bash. Come dressed in costume for this non-scary event for all ages. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Quirk Cultural Center, 1201 Grant Ave., Cuyahoga Falls, 330-971-8225, cityofcf.com

Halloween on the Heights. Fun-filled family event featuring indoor trick-or-treating and costume competitions. 1-4 p.m. Broadview Hts. Park & Rec Dept., 9543 Broadview Road, broadview-heights.org


Scarecrow Day. Scarecrow build-off, scavenger hunt, crafts, face painting, storytelling, marshmallow roasting, raffles and crow-calling contest. Noon-4 p.m. Nature Realm Visitor’s Center, 1828 Smith Road, Akron, 330-865-8065, summitmetroparks.org

10/19 & 10/25

Ghoulish Goblins Halloween Party. Wear your favorite costume, be in the parade, dance with a goblin and paint a pumpkin. 6-7:30 p.m. Painesville Twp. Park Community Center, 1025 Hardy Road, Painesville Twp., lakemetroparks.com

10/20-23 & 10/27-30

Boo at the Zoo. Gather your magicians, princesses and superheroes – bring your little ones in costume to Cleveland’s most magical Halloween celebration, Boo at the Zoo at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo presented by Giant Eagle. Kids can trick-or-treat, see their favorite animals at night and enjoy the Monster Mash Dance Party. Choose from eight nights of spooktacular fun. 5-9 p.m. Get your tickets before they disappear. Purchase your tickets online to save $1 per ticket at clevelandmetroparks.com/boo.

10/21-22 & 10/28-29

Hauntaquarium Under the Big Top. Calling all clowns, tightrope walkers and jugglers. A safe and friendly environment for even the youngest ringmasters. Greater Cleveland Aquarium, 2000 Sycamore St., Cleveland, 216-862-8803, greaterclevelandaquarium.com


Brunswick Hills Firefighters’ Annual Halloween Bonfire. Hayrides and costume contest. 5-8 p.m. Plum Creek Park South, 2500 Plum Creek Pkwy., Brunswick Hills, medinacountyparks.com

Pumpkin Derby Day. On your mark, get set, go. Gather your family and friends and get to the first, soon-to-be-famous City of Mentor Pumpkin Derby. 2-3:30 p.m. Civic Center Park, 8600 Munson Road, Mentor, cityofmentor.com

Halloween Pool Party. Families jump in the pool for a spooky good time. Bring floats, balls, toys and rafts. 2-4 p.m. Broadview Hts. Park & Rec Dept., 9543 Broadview Road, broadview-heights.org

Boo-tanical Bash. Play in Hershey Children’s Garden during evening hours and trick-or-treat on garden paths. 5:30-8 p.m. Cleveland Botanical Garden, 11030 East Blvd., Cleveland, 216-721-1600, cbgarden.org

Falloween Festival & Trick-or-Treat. Frightening friendly-family festival with crafts and games. Noon-7 p.m. Main Street Medina, 23 Public Square, Medina, mainstreetmedina.com


Frightful Fun. Get your spook on at this year’s Halloween bash. Costumes optional. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Reed Memorial Library, 167 E. Main St., Ravenna, reedlibrary.org

Halloween Roller Skating Party. Wear your costume and enjoy games and prizes for a haunting good time. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mentor Skateland, 5615 Andrews Road, Mentor-on-Lake, mentorskateland.com


Beggar’s Night. If your kids aren’t into the scary Halloween, bring them for a candy tour around the museum and enjoy carnival games. Lake County History Center, 415 Riverside Drive, Painesville, 440-639-2945, lakehistorycenter.org

Merchants of Hudson Trick-or-Treat. Trick-or-treat at area merchants. 4-6 p.m. Downtown Hudson, 330-906-0642, merchantsofhudson.com

Boo Bash & Trick-or-Treat. Come for a Mall-o-ween Boo Bash and bring your kids for treats and crafts. 10-11:30 a.m. Summit Mall, JCPenny Court, 3265 W. Market St., Fairlawn, 330-867-6997, simon.com/kidgets

Boo-tique Trick-or-Treating. Bring the kids in costume for some Halloween fun inside the mall. 5-7 p.m. Eton Chagrin Blvd., 28601 Chagrin Blvd., Woodmere, etonchagrinblvd.com


Jack-O-Lantern Jog. 5K Family Fun including costume contest and trick-or-treat. 5:30 p.m. Lock 3, 200 S. Main St., Akron, akronymca.com

Halloween at the “Boo-seum.” Annual Halloween party and “Trick-or-Treat” in the Street of Shops and Discover World, hayrides, scavenger hunt, and science shows. 6-8:30 p.m. McKinley Museum, 800 McKinley Monument Drive NW, Canton, 330-455-7043, mckinleymuseum.org

Tricks & Treats. Celebrate with a day of food trucks, The Halloween Express, Pet Costume contest, and trick-or-treating. Noon-6 p.m. Crocker Park, 189 Crocker Park Blvd., Westlake, crockerpark.com


Haunted Gingerbread Houses. Decorate a haunted gingerbread house together. 11 a.m-noon or noon-1 p.m. Kent Free Library, 312 W. Main St., Kent, 330-673-4414, kentfreelibrary.org

Halloween Spooktacular. Take part in a petting zoo, hay rides and hay maze. 2-4 p.m. Keiser Park Barn, 851 W. Bath Road, Cuyahoga Falls, cityofcf.com

Frankenstein’s Workshop. Come celebrate a Frightening Frankenstein Halloween with face painting, creepy crafts, pumpkin decorating, and a slightly scary story time. 10 a.m.-1 p.m.  Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, 330-273-4150, mcdl.info

Trick-or-Treat at the Library. Walk through the library to different stations to trick-or-treat in costume. 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 4:30-5:30 p.m. North Canton Public Library, 185 N. Main St., 330-499-4712, ncantonlibrary.com

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