HALLOWEEN AND FALL EVENTS
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.barber haunt.com.
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 — 5:30-8 p.m. Friday; 3-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and Oct. 25-27 at the Akron Zoo, 500 Edgewood Ave. Non-scary 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 — 6-9 tonight-Sunday and Oct. 24-27 at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, 3900 Wildlife Way. 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, stiltwalkers, musical entertainment and much more. Each child receives a complimentary treat bag. Kids 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.carnivalof horrors.com.
Cider Festival — 1-4 p.m. Saturday at Hometown Bank Plaza, Main and Water streets, downtown Kent. Old-fashioned cider press demonstration, baked goods, performances by Johnny and The Apple Stompers, activities for children, and hot cider. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 330-673-4970.
Factory of Terror — 7 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays, 6-9 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 2 at 4125 Mahoning Road, Canton. $23. 330-455-3327 or www.factoryofterror.net.
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 at 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.
Fort Laurens Trick or Treat — 6 p.m. Oct. 25-26 at Fort Laurens, 11067 Fort Laurens Road, Bolivar. An exploration of the dark and creepy past of Fort Laurens and the Revolutionary War. $7, $3 children. Wear Halloween costume and receive $1 off admission. 330-874-2059, 800-283-8914 or go to www.fortlaurens.org.
Ghoulardifest — 5-9 p.m. Nov. 1, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 2 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 3 at LaVilla Conference and Banquet Center, 11500 Brookpark Road, Cleveland. Includes a special appearance by Tim Conway. Ticket information: $15 for one day or $30 for three-day tickets. Children up to 12 years old free (when accompanied by an adult). Schedule of events at www.theghoulardifest.com. Glendale Cemetery Tours — Saturdays through Oct. 27 at Glendale Cemetery, 150 Glendale Ave., Akron. An actor playing Edgar Allen Poe will share Poe’s insights on a tour through the historical 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 and 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 and information, call 440-775-1217 or go to www.hauntedclevelandtours.com.
Haunted Schoolhouse and Laboratory — 7:30-10 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays, 7:30-midnight Fridays and Saturdays through 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.
Trunk-or-Treat — 4-6 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Key to My Father’s House Church, 1825 Reimer Road, Wadsworth. Children will walk from car trunk to car trunk and receive candy from people dressed in non-threatening costumes. There will also be a bonfire, hayride, prizes and hotdogs, popcorn, cider and coffee. Free. For more information, call Jeanne at 330-335-7301.
The Lantern Tours 2013 — 6:30 and 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 26 at the Lantern Theatre at Canal Corners Farm & Market, 7243 Canal Road, Valley View. $15, $8 ages 12 and under. 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.
McKinley Presidential Library & Museum annual Halloween Party — 6-8:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at the museum, 800 McKinley Monument Drive NW, Canton. Make a Halloween craft, watch planetarium and science shows, and compete in a costume contest. Children are invited to trick-or-treat. $5 per person. For more information or to register, call 330-455-7043.
MOMS Club Halloween Party Open House — 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 28 at the Hub, 1234 A S. Cleveland-Massillon Road, Copley Township. More information at www.momsofcopley.com.
Murder in the Mansion: A Thorny Situation — 6:45 tonight and Friday and Oct. 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.
Murder, Mayhem & Modern Mysteries — 7-9 tonight at Quirk Cultural Center, 1201 Grant Ave., Cuyahoga Falls. Lean how local psychics, mediums, and dowsers are used to help solve crimes. Second half is hands-on crime solving. Registration is $2 residents/$4 nonresidents. Class fee is $10. To register, call 330-971-8425.
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.
Owls & Howls Children’s Halloween Party — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, 1 Wade Oval Drive, University Circle, Cleveland. Come in costume and help make treats for the animals in the Perkins Wildlife Center and learn about the serious business of animal enrichment at the museum. The event will include crafts and activities such as mask making, pumpkin decorating and face painting. The party is free with paid museum admission. Museum admission is $12, $10 ages 3-18. 216-231-4600, 800-317-9155 or www.cmnh.org.
Pumpkin Carving and Bonfire — 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday at the Mustill Store and Yard, Cascade Valley Metropark, West North Street, Akron. Free pumpkin carving, spooky stories with Trish the librarian, and a bonfire in the yard. 330-374-5625.
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.
Shaker Historical Society Family FUN Halloween Party — 6-8 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Shaker Historical Society, 16740 S. Park Blvd., Shaker Heights. Pumpkin hunt, Halloween candy bags, pin the face on the Jack-o-Lantern, ghost stories and more. $5 per family. Reservations required, call 216-921-1201 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submarine’s Spooky Halloween — 6:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 25 and 26, The Strange Tide of History aboard the USS Cod Memorial, at the sub’s dock, North Marginal Road, between East Ninth Street and Burke Lakefront Airport in downtown Cleveland. Features guided tours under eerie red lighting and strange tales mixed with the history of the WWII sub. Tickets are $10 at the gate. Wear shoes for climbing vertical steel ladders and going through hatches. For information, call 330-668-1199.
Summit County Historical Society Haunted and Paranormal Events — All events are held at the Perkins Stone Mansion, 550 Copley Road, Akron. A Moon, A Mansion and Mausoleums, Friday, $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 — 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, Akron. For ages 12 and under. $10. www.hallowfun.org.
Walk in the Hollow — 6-9 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Chippewa-Rogues Hollow Historical Society, 17500 Galehouse Road, Doylestown. The park, grounds, trails and the Chidester Mill will be open with stories at the campfire, access to softly lighted trails, the mill/museum, some dark and chilly spots in the forest and refreshments available from the Boy Scouts at the park pavilion. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at either Doylestown Village Hall or Three Star Supply. For tickets by mail, contact Earl or Kay Kerr at 330-658-6342 or email email@example.com.