HALLOWEEN AND FALL EVENTS
The Barber Haunt — 7:30-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 7:30-10 p.m. Sundays Oct. 4-27 at O.C. Barber Pig Barn, 248 E. Robinson Ave., Barberton. $15. www.barberhaunt.com.
Bloodview Haunted House — 8 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays, 8-10 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays now 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 the 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 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.
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. In addition to the apple butter stirring and cider pressing demonstrations, other outdoor demonstrations will be birds of prey by rescue volunteers from the Raptor Center and Saffle Brothers bluegrass folk music on Sunday. Free admission.
DeBord’s Annual Halloween Festival — 2-10 p.m. Oct. 12 at the VFW, 690 W. Waterloo Road, Akron. With live performances, food and Halloween fun. Free. More information at www.debordhalloweenfestival.com.
Factory of Terror — 7 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays, 6-9 p.m. Sundays now through Nov. 2 at 4125 Mahoning Road NE, Canton. Tickets are $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 the kiddies. $12, $10 for residents. Reservations may be made starting Friday for residents and Oct. 4 for nonresidents, 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, Trail to the Unknown is $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 now 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.
Glendale Cemetery Tours — Saturdays, starting this week, 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 starts 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. For reservations and 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.
Key to My Fathers House Church 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 a bonfire, hayride, prizes and hotdogs, popcorn, cider and coffee all for free. For more information, call Jeanne at 330-335-7301.
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, 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 — Open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily now 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 people find passage. 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. Oct. 5-6 in the Heritage Barn at Silver Springs Park, 5238 Young Road, Stow. Enjoy craft vendors, apple butter, entertainment, children’s activities, farm animals, concessions, and old-time craft demonstrations. 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.