HALLOWEEN AND FALL EVENTS
Bloodview Haunted House — Opening night Friday, 8 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays, 8-10 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays through Nov. 1 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 — Oct. 12-13, 18-20, 25-27 at the Akron Zoo, 500 Edgewood Ave., Akron. 5:30-8 p.m. Fridays and 3-8 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Nonscary event features festive decorations and lighted displays throughout the zoo and trick-or-treating at 12 themed stations. Tickets are $10 for trick-or-treaters and $6 for observers. For more information, call 330-375-2550 or go to www.akronzoo.org.
DeBord’s Annual Halloween Festival — 2-10 p.m. Oct. 12 at Firestone VFW Post 3383, 690 W. Waterloo Road, Akron. With live performances, food and Halloween fun. Free to the public. For more information, go to www.debordhalloweenfestival.com.
Factory of Terror — Opening night Friday, 7 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays, 6-9 p.m. Sundays at 4125 Mahoning Road, Canton. Tickets are $23. 330-455-3327 or www.factoryofterror.net.
The Fear Experience — Opening night Friday, 7 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays; 7-10 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 27 at 10701 Brookpark Road, Parma. Three award-winning haunted houses, zombie paintball and fire-breathing shows. $22, $30 speed pass. For more information, go to www.thefearexperience.com.
Glendale Cemetery Tours — Saturdays Sept. 29 through Oct. 27 at Glendale Cemetery, 150 Glendale Ave., Akron. An actor playing Edgar Allan Poe will share Poe’s insights on a tour through the historic cemetery. Dinner, tour and encounter start at 4:30 p.m. and is $48 per person; tour and encounter only starts at 5:45 p.m. and is $36 per person. For reservations or more information, call Larry Pentecost at 330-322-1012.
Haunted Cleveland Tours — Includes tour of haunted spots in downtown Cleveland and Medina, Ghost-bus tours, ghost hunt and tour at Punderson Manor and more. For reservations or information, call 440-775-1217 or go to www.hauntedclevelandtours.com.
Haunted Schoolhouse and Laboratory — 7:30-midnight Fridays-Sundays Sept. 26-Oct. 6; 7:30-10 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays, 7:30-midnight Fridays and Saturdays. Oct. 10-Nov. 2 at 1300 Triplett Blvd., Akron. Tickets: Fridays and Saturdays $15 per haunt or $29 for both; Thursdays and Sundays and Halloween day, $14 per haunt or $26 for both. 330-849-0211 or www.hshlab.com.
Lantern Tours of the Ghosts of Zoar — At dusk Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 26 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. $18 per person. Advance reservations required. 330-874-2002 or www.haunted-ohio.com.
Murder in the Mansion: A Thorny Situation — 6:45 p.m. Oct. 10-11, 16-18 and 24-25 at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, 714 N. Portage Path, Akron. Guests will help solve a mystery, and then enjoy light refreshments at the conclusion. Tickets are $45, $35 for Stan Hywet members. For tickets, call 330-315-3287 or go to www.stanhywet.org.
Nickajack Farms Fall Festival — Opens Saturday and will be open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily through Oct. 31 at Nickajack Farms, 2955 Manchester Ave. NW, North Lawrence. Visit the petting zoo, 7-acre corn maze. Answering farm-related questions at various stops in maze will help folks through the maze. Includes Discovery Barn for hands-on learning for children and adults, midway games and other carnival-type activities. For more information, go to www.nickajackfarms.com/fall-festival.