Apple Creek Historical Society Open House and First Apple Creek Pioneer Fest — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 185 Church St., Apple Creek. Dozens of artisans and vendors from Northeast Ohio will demonstrate their pioneer crafts. There will be a hog roast, displays of antique tools, a vintage barbershop and old motors. For more information, go to www.applecreekhistoricalsociety.org.
The Barber Haunt — 7:30-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 7:30-10 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 27 at O.C. Barber Pig Barn, 248 E. Robinson Ave., Barberton. $15. www.barberhaunt.com.
Beginners Ghost Hunting Class — 7-9 tonight at Quirk Cultural Center, 1201 Grant Ave., Cuyahoga Falls. Learn basic ghost-hunting protocol, terminology, spirit photos, tools of the trade and more. Registration fee is $2 resident/$4 nonresident with a $10 class fee. 18 years or older for the class. To register or for more information, call 330-971-8425.
Bloodview Haunted House — 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 Akron Zoo, 500 Edgewood Ave. 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.
Boo at the Cleveland Zoo — Oct. 17-20 and 24-27 at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, 3900 Wildlife Way. 6-9 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays. Safe Halloween entertainment, with a spooky delight on every corner including animals on exhibit each evening. Happy haunts include the Creepy Crawly Critter Animal Show, 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. Each child receives a complimentary treat bag. Children and adults are encouraged to wear fun (not scary) costumes. Tickets are $8. For tickets, go to www.clemetzoo.com.
Carnival of Horrors — 7:30 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30-10 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 2 at Blossom Music Center, 1145 W. Steels Corners Road, Cuyahoga Falls. Full admission to all four events, $19. 330-644-4473 or www.carnivalofhorrors.com.
Chatham Apple Butter Festival — Noon to 6 p.m. Oct. 12 and noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 13 at Chatham VFW Hall and Pavilion, 6299 Avon Lake Road. Includes demonstrations of apple butter stirring and cider pressing. Saffle Brothers bluegrass folk music on Sunday. Free admission.
Cider Festival — 1-4 p.m. Oct. 19 at Hometown Bank Plaza, Main and Water streets, downtown Kent. Old-fashioned cider press demonstration, baked goods, performances by Johnny and the Apple Stompers, children’s activities and hot cider. Free to the public. For more information, call 330-673-4970.
DeBord’s Annual Halloween Festival — 2-10 p.m. Oct. 12 at Firestone VFW Post 3383, 690 W. Waterloo Road, Akron. With music performers, food and Halloween fun. Free. More information: www.debordhalloweenfestival.com.
Factory of Terror — 7 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays, 6-9 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 2 at 4125 Mahoning Road NE, Canton. $23. 330-455-3327 or www.factoryofterror.net.
Family Halloween Party — 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at Quirk Cultural Center, 1201 Grant Ave., Cuyahoga Falls. Tickets include dinner, disc jockey and dancing, keepsake photo, and a Halloween treat bag for children. $12, $10 for residents. Reservations are requested. Call 330-971-8425.
2013 Farnam Manor Lantern Tours and Trail to the Unknown — 7-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Nov. 2, and Oct. 30 and 31 at Farnam Manor, 4223 Brecksville Road, Richfield. Your experience begins in the 1840 carriage house. Sit by the roaring campfire and hear the legends and lore of the Farnam Estate. Groups will be escorted to the manor and tour the halls by lantern light. Ohio Living History Society interpreters in period dress will portray people from the manor’s past. Tours are about 45 minutes long. The Trail to the Unknown is a path winding through the land that was once Farnam’s Gardens. Put on your hiking boots and prepare for adventure by moonlight. Manor tour is $15, Unknown Trail $10 or both for $20. More information: www.farnammanorinn.com/2013halloweenexperience.html.
The Fear Experience — 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. More information at www.thefearexperience.com.
Ghost Stories of the Civil War — 6:30 p.m. Monday at Akron-Summit County Public Library, Green branch, 4046 Massillon Road. Paul Goebbel will present first-person accounts of paranormal activities at Civil War sites. 330-896-9074.
Glendale Cemetery Tours — Saturdays 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 through 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.
Johnson United Methodist Church ninth annual Fall Festival — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 12 at 3409 Johnson Road, Norton. Bake sale and craft tables, kids games and crafts, hayrides, homemade apple dumplings, pulled pork, fish and hotdogs, homemade soup and more. Free. For more information, call 330-825-7886 or 330-825-3409.
Trunk-or-Treat — 4-6 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Key to My Fathers House Church, 1825 Reimer Road, Wadsworth. Children will walk from car trunk to car trunk and receive candy from people dressed in nonthreatening costumes. There will also be able a bonfire, hayride, prizes and hotdogs, popcorn, cider and coffee all for free. For more information, call Jeanne at 330-335-7301.
The Lantern Tours 2013 — 6:30 and 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays Oct. 11-26 at the Lantern Theatre at Canal Corners Farm & Market, 7243 Canal Road, Valley View. $15, $8 ages 12 or younger. For more information, go to www.lanterntheatreohio.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 the mystery. Light refreshments. Tickets are $45, $35 for Stan Hywet members. For tickets, call 330-315-3287 or go to www.stanhywet.org.
Nickajack Farms Fall Festival — 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.
Rufener Hilltop Farms Fall Festival — 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 27 at Rufener Hilltop Farms, 1022 State Route 43, Suffield. New 8-acre maze, “Spirit of America.” For more information, call 330-628-1082 or go to www.rufeners.com.
Stow Historical Society’s 25th annual Harvest Festival — 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the Heritage Barn at Silver Springs Park, 5238 Young Road, Stow. Craft vendors, apple butter, entertainment, children’s activities, farm animals, concessions, and old time craft demos. For more information, go to www.stowhistory.org.
Summit County Historical Society Haunted and Paranormal Events — All events are held at Perkins Stone Mansion, 550 Copley Road, Akron. A Moon, A Mansion and Mausoleums, Oct. 18, $20, $18 members. Lights Out Psychic Paranormal Tours with Laura Lynn, 6:30-8 p.m. and 8:30-10 p.m. Oct. 25, $20, $18 for members. Lights-Out Paranormal Tours, Oct. 26. $15, $12 members, call for times. Information and reservations, call 330-535-1120.
Tadmor Shrine’s Haunted House for Children — Oct. 11 through Oct. 27, 6-9 p.m. Fridays, 5-9 p.m. Saturdays and 2-6 p.m. Sundays at Tadmor Shrine, 3000 Krebs Drive, Coventry Township.For ages 12 or younger. $10. www.hallowfun.org.