AND FALL EVENTS
Third Annual Family Halloween Spooktacular — 7 p.m. Friday at First Congregational Church, 292 E. Market St., Akron. Presented by the Akron chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Scary music, costume parade, Halloween party and prizes. 330-253-5109.
Bloodview Haunted House — Through Nov. 1: 8-10 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays; 8 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays. 1010 Towpath Road, Broadview Heights. $15, $20 for unlimited repeats. For more information, call 440-526-9148 or visit http://www.bloodview.com.
Boo at the Akron Zoo — Oct. 17-19, 24-26, 30-31 at the Akron Zoo, 500 Edgewood Ave., Akron. Hours are 3-8 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, 5:30-8 p.m. Thursdays and Friday. Non-scary event with trick-or-treat stations throughout the park. Costumes are encouraged. In advance: $8 for trick-or-treaters, $4 for observers. At the door: $9 for trick-or-treaters, $5 for observers. Free for zoo member observers. Advance tickets available at the zoo and all Acme Fresh Market stores. 330-375-2550.
Boo at the Zoo — 5:30-8 p.m. Oct. 16-19 and Oct. 23-26, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, 3900 Wildlife Way. New this year is the High School Musical interactive activity area along with Waterfowl Lake. All kids receive a Boo Treat Bag. Everyone is encouraged to wear fun, not scary, costumes. $7. 216-661-6500.
DeBord's 13th Annual Community Halloween Party — 4 p.m. Saturday, VFW pavilion, 690 Waterloo Road, Akron. Carnival-type atmosphere with kids games, adult activities, belly dancers, bands, the Bat mobile, hearse, jugglers, movies and much more at free, family-friendly nonalcoholic event. Bring a side dish to share. 330-753-8692, 330-592-0243, http:www.killerparty13.com.
Factory of Terror — 7 to midnight Fridays and Saturdays; 7 to 10 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 31 at 4125 Mahoning Road N.E., Canton. Two haunted houses, carnival rides, food and games. Admission: $10 for haunted mirror maze; $15 for Factory of Terror; $20 for both attractions. 330-455-3327 or visit http://www.factoryofterror.net.
Frightful Forest — 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout October at Clay's Park Resort, 13190 Patterson Road N.W., Lawrence Township. There will be 13 Halloween-type vignettes that will be presented along a half-mile trail in the wooded area of Clay's Park Resort. $12. 800-860-4386 or http://www.clayspark.com/frightfulforest.html.
Ghosts and Urban Legends — 6:30 p.m. Oct. 29, Akron-Summit County Public Library, Firestone branch, 1486 Aster Ave., Akron. Ghostologist Debby Catrone takes a Halloween journey in area backyards. Free. 330-724-2126.
The Great Pumpkin Hunt — 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 25 near the Randall Campus Center at Malone College, 515 Twenty-fifth St. N.W., Canton. $3.50 per child in advance, or $5 at the door. $15 maximum per family. 330-471-8273.
Halloween Costume Contest — 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Brunswick Community Recreation and Fitness Center, 3637 Center Road. Children, infants to age 12, can participate in a costume contest for awards in age categories and styles. There will be one award for the best adult costume (accompanied by a child) and one award for best carved or decorated pumpkin. $5 per child. 330-273-8000.
Halloween Monster Jump — 6-8 p.m. Oct. 29 at Pump It Up of Hartville, 1135 W. Maple St. Jump on over for ghostly prizes and freaky fun. Cookies and punch provided. Prize for best costume. $10 per child. 330-877-7867.
Halloween Spooktacular VI FallFest Weekend — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 31-Nov. 1 at the Children's Museum of Cleveland, 10730 Euclid Ave. Halloween games, face painting, costumes and Monster Mash Ball dance. $3 in addition to museum admission. 216-791-7114.
Haunted Akron and Summit County — 6:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Akron-Summit County Public Library, Goodyear branch, 60 Goodyear Blvd., Akron. Ghostologist Debby Catrone.
Haunted Cleveland Tours — Cleveland Ghost-Bus Tours continue through mid-November at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays. Thursday tours start at the Local Hero's Bar and Grill, across from Jacob's Field on East Ninth Street and Bolivar Avenue in Cleveland, Friday night tours start at the Sunset Grill on Whiskey Island. Tour visits downtown Cleveland's most haunted places. $50 per person. Urban Legend Tour of the Cuyahoga Valley 6 p.m. Oct. 18, 25, Nov. 1 and 8. Meets at the Canal Visitor Center, Canal Road at Hillside Road, Valley View. Visits alleged haunted locks, bridges and areas where ghosts and Bigfoot have been seen. $50 per person. Haunted Medina County cemeteries tour 4:30 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 2. Meets at the gazebo on the square in downtown Medina. Highlights include a visit to Indian Burial Mounds, a witch's grave and a haunted restaurant. $50. For reservations, call 440-775-1217 or visit http://www.hauntedclevelandtours.com.
Haunted Cleveland Ghost Tours: Burning River Ghost Tour — Burning River Ghost Tour 6 p.m. Fridays and Oct. 23, Oct. 28-30 from the Powerhouse parking lot on the west bank of the Flats. The evening concludes at approximately 10 p.m. Tour features historic facts and scary ghost stories about some of the most actively haunted locations in Cleveland. $50 per person. For reservations, call 216-251-0406 or visit http://www.hauntedcleveland.net.
Haunted and Family Friendly Hayrides — 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 17-18, 24-25 and Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 at Southgate Park in Green. $6 presale, $10 at the hayride. Children 5 and under $1. Tickets may be purchased at any area YMCA, Green Parks and Recreation office and Fox's Pizza Den of Green. 330-896-6621.
Historic Haunts: Tales of the Strange and Unexpected in Akron, Ohio — 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 24, 25, 30, 31, and Nov. 1 at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, 714 N. Portage Path, Akron. Guided by flashlights, guests will experience a different side of Stan Hywet and hear peculiar and curious stories about Stan Hywet and other Akron institutions. $22 for members and college students, $30 for nonmembers. 330-315-3287.
Hudson Haunted House — Open 7:30 to midnight Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 18; 7:30-10 p.m. Oct. 18, 22, 23; 7:30 p.m. to midnight and Oct 24, 25, 31 and Nov. 1; 7:30-10 p.m. Oct. 27-30; matinees from 1-4 p.m. Sunday and Oct. 26. 2250 Barlow Road, Hudson. $10. For more information, call 877-999-4679, or visit http://hudsonjaycees.com/haunted/index.html.
Kids Mask-Making Workshop — 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Children's Museum of Cleveland, 10730 Euclid Ave. Learn how to combine found objects to create wearable art. $10 for members, $15 for nonmembers. 216-791-7114, Ext. 22.
Lantern Tours of the Ghosts of Zoar — 8:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through October 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. $16 per person. Advance reservations required. 330-874-2002 or http://www.haunted-ohio.com.
Maize Valley Farm Market — Maize Valley Winery & Market, 6193 Edison St., near Hartville. Featuring an eight-acre corn maze, wagon rides, pumpkins, petting pasture, kids play area and more. Through October. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays; 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays. 330-877-8344 or http://www.maizevalley.com.
Peninsula Library Kids Crafts: Halloween — 10:30 a.m. to noon Oct. 25, Peninsula Library, 6105 Riverview Road. Ages 5 and up. 330-657-2291.
Peninsula Library Halloween Trick or Treat — 6-7 p.m. Oct. 31, Peninsula Library, 6105 Riverview Road. 330-657-2665.
Phoenix Coffee's Pumpkin-Carving Parties — 4-8 p.m. Monday at Phoenix Coffee, 2287 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights, 216-932-8227; 4441 Mayfield Road, South Euclid, 216-381-5705; and 1854 Coventry Road, Cleveland Heights, 216-932-5282. $10 donation per pumpkin. All proceeds benefit HeightsArts.
37th Annual Pumpkin Festival — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Hiram House Camp, 33775 Hiram Trail, Moreland Hills. Enjoy autumn foliage, food, rides, animals, entertainment, games, crafts for the whole family. $4, $3 for children ages 2-12. 216-831-5045 or http://www.hiramhousecamp.org.
Ramseyer Farms — 3-7 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. Sundays through October at 3488 Akron Road, Wooster. Seven mazes, visit farm animals, pumpkin people, scenic hayrides. $8.50, $6.50 ages 3-11 and seniors, free for 2 and under; admission includes hayrides. 330-264-0264 and http://www.ramseyerfarms.com.
Spooky Science Nights at Great Lakes Science Center — 7-11:30 p.m. Oct. 24 and 25; and 7 p.m. to 9:30 a.m. Nov. 1 at the Great Lakes Science Center, 601 Erieside Ave., Cleveland. All programs will include eerie stories told aboard the Steamship William G. Mather Museum, as well as the movie Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs on the giant OMNIMAX screen. Families will be able to explore the entire Great Lakes Science Center and enjoy a late-night snack. The Nov. 1 overnight program will include a continental breakfast and admission to the Great Lakes Science Center and Steamship William G. Mather Museum the next day. $24 for Oct. 24 and 25, $29 for Nov. 1. 216-694-2000 or http://www.greatscience.com.
Summit County Historical Society Paranormal Pizza Party — 7:30-11:30 p.m. Oct. 25, Perkins Stone Mansion, 550 Copley Road, Akron. Participants will spend four hours with a ghost-buster enthusiast to search for other-worldly residents in the 1837 home of Col. Simon and Grace Perkins. $40. Reservations, 330-535-1120.
Summit County Historical Society Ghost Hunt Tours — 6:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 31, Perkins Stone Mansion, 550 Copley Road, Akron. Take a guided tour through the mansion at night and hear all about the spooky tales and ghost experiences. For reservations, call 330-535-1120.
Summit County Historical Society Dinner to Die For — 6:30 p.m. Oct. 30, Perkins Stone Mansion, 550 Copley Road, Akron. Dinner followed by a tour led by a clairvoyant as you search for earthbound spirits. $80. Reservations, 330-535-1120.