DeBord Halloween Festival: noon to 9 p.m. Saturday at Derby Downs, 789 Derby Downs Drive, Akron. Vendors and food, hay and train rides, kids costume contest, adult costume contest, pet costume contest, entertainment. Special guests Big Chuck and Little John and The Son of Ghoul. www.debordhalloweenfestival.com.

Spooky Science at Beech Creek Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve: 4:30-8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Oct. 19-20 at Beech Creek Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve, 11929 Beech St. NE, Alliance. More than 25 activity stations for families , including science experiments, hay ride, Bugmania, Amazon Adventure, the Craft Cave, gold panning and bone digging, getting up-close with live woodland animals and reptiles. $8, $6 Beech Creek members. www.beechcreekgardens.org.

Belden Village Mall-O-Ween: 4-6 p.m. Oct. 25, Belden Village Mall, 4230 Belden Village St. W., Canton. Trick-or-treat bags will be provided while supplies last. Participating stores will pass out candy, coupons or other giveaways as long as supplies last. Free. www.shoppingbeldenvillagemall.com.

Bloodview Haunted House: Sept. 14-Nov. 2, 8 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays, 8 to 10 p.m. Sundays beginning Sept. 30, Halloween night 8-11 p.m., at 1010 Towpath Trail, Broadview Heights. Elaborate makeup and improvisational horror acting. Unlimited all night pass Fridays and Saturdays $20, after 10 p.m. $15; Sundays $10. 440-526-9148.

Boo at the Akron Zoo: 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 13-28 at the Akron Zoo, 505 Euclid Ave. Non-scary event features festive decorations and lighted displays throughout the zoo and trick-or-treating. Advance $12 for trick-or-treaters, free for member observers and $9 for nonmember observers. Day of event $14 for trick-or-treaters, $2 for member observers and $11 for nonmember observers. 330-375-2550 or www.akronzoo.org.

Boo at the Cleveland Zoo: 5 to 9 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Oct. 19-21 and 26-28 at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, 3900 Wildlife Way. Trick-or-treating, unlimited 4-D Theater movies, carousel and train rides, hay maze, Monster Mash Dance Party, and more. $14 at the gate for members and non-members, Advance $10 members, $11 non-members. Children under 2 free. www.clemetzoo.com.

Buckeye Library Halloween Party: 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Buckeye Library, 6625 Wolff Road, Medina. Grades 6-12 will do pumpkin decorating and bob for apples. http://mcdl.info/events.

Carnival of Horrors: Through Oct. 28, 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Fridays, 7:30 p.m. to midnight Saturdays, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 28 at Blossom Music Center, 1145 W. Steels Corners Road, Cuyahoga Falls. Four different haunts each with a different theme. $23. 330-644-4473 or www.carnivalofhorrors.com.

Cleave-Land Halloween Party: 9 p.m. Oct. 27 at the House of Blues, 308 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. Featuring DJ Flaco Flash, DJ Red-I and a Costume Contest with $1,000 cash prize. Ages 21 and over. $22 in advance, $25 day of show. www.houseofblues.com/cleveland.

Factory of Terror: Through Nov. 3, 7 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays, 6 to 9 p.m. Sundays Sept. 7-28; 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 19 and 25, 8-11 p.m. Nov. 2 at 4125 Mahoning Road, Canton. 55,000-square-foot haunted house, guests walk nearly a mile. $25-$30. 330-455-3327 or http://fotohio.com/.

Fall Festival featuring The GLOW: 5-10 p.m. Oct. 25-26 and 5-11 p.m. Oct. 27 at Fieldcrest Estate, 1346 Easthill St. SE, North Canton. Thousands of lit jack-o-lanterns, a hayride, hay stack climb, hay slide, a maze, putt-putt course, spook trail, petting zoo, food trucks and drinks, a DJ, kid-friendly Halloween movies, face painting, pumpkin activities and more. www.eventbrite.com/e/fall-festival-featuring-the-glow-tickets-39885609933.

Captain NEO’s Hauntaquarium: 6-9 p.m. Oct. 19-20 and Oct. 26-27 at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium, 2000 Sycamore St., Cleveland. Collect pirate booty along a protected trick-or-treat trail, walk a gangplank, animal encounters, storytelling and DJ Dance Party. $12, $10 for aquarium pass holders. www.greaterclevelandaquarium.com.

Harry Potter Halloween Bash: 1-5 p.m. Oct. 21 at 135 S. Broadway, Akron. Costume contest, themed food and drinks, themed games, vendors and more. Benefits Akron Children’s Hospital. $15 adults, ages 12 and under free. www.facebook.com/groups/borginburkesohio.

Haunted Cleveland Tours: Saturday Luxury Bus Tour 6:30-11 p.m. Oct. 27 and Nov. 3. $60; Thursday Night Ghost Walks from 7:30-9:45 p.m. Oct 4-Nov. 1. $20; and Saturday Night Ghostly Dinner Tales and Walking Ghost Tour, 5:30-10 p.m. Oct. 20. $50. Meet for all events at Flat Iron Cafe, 1114 Center St., Cleveland. Ages 13 and older. For reservations, call 440-775-1217.

Haunted House Tours: 5-10 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Zimmerman Bury Octagon House, 10095 Wadsworth Road, Marshallville. Haunted attractions throughout the grounds and tours of the first two floors of the historic home. $10. www.ZimmermanBuryOctagonHouse.org.

Haunted Schoolhouse and Laboratory: Through Nov. 3, 7 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays, 6 to 9 p.m. Sundays Sept. 7-28; 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 19 and 25, 8-11 p.m. Oct. 31 and Nov. 2. at 1300 Triplett Blvd., Akron. $25-$30. Tickets available at www.hshlab.com. 330-849-0211.

Hudson Haunted House: Through Oct. 31, 7:30 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30-10 p.m. Sundays beginning Sept. 30, and 7:30-10 p.m. Oct. 31 at Oak Grove Park, 2200 Barlow Road, Hudson. $12 adults, $6 kids under 48 inches, $6 after 11 p.m.  www.hudsonhauntedhouse.org.

Kent Ghost Walk: 6:30-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday at The Kent Stage, 175 E. Main St. Family friendly walks depart the theater every 30 minutes with a guide for a lantern lit walk to other haunted stops. $12-$15. www.thekentstage.com.

The Kent Stage Ghost Hunt with Team Spectre: 10:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday at The Kent Stage, 175 E. Main St. Members of Team Spectre will be on hand with professional paranormal investigation equipment in known hot spots. Age 18 and over. $30. For tickets, go to www.thekentstage.com.

Land of Illusion: Through Nov. 2, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays in October, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Nov. 2-3 at 8762 Thomas Road, Middletown. Featuring six haunted houses, Middletown Haunted Trail; and live entertainment on select weekends. $35-$40. www.landofillusion.com.

Lantern Tours of the Ghosts of Zoar: 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 27. Tours begin on the steps of the Zoar Hotel, 187 Main St. Stroll through the streets by candlelight, hear accounts from spirits and visit the sites of the hauntings. $18. Advance reservations required. 330-874-2002 or www.haunted-ohio.com.

Lodi Library Halloween Party: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at Lodi Library, 635 Wooster St., Lodi. Trick or treating, crafts, games and balloon animals by Nate the Great. To register, call 330-948-1885 or go to http://mcdl.info/events.

The Masque of the Red Death Macabre Masquerade Ball: 8 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Akron Civic Theatre, 182 S. Main St. Food, drink and revelry as Theresa Rose and The Dearly Departed perform live at 8 p.m. in the Grand Lobby. Dancing on the Civic Theatre stage at 9 p.m. Artistic “happenings” from dancers, musicians, tattoo artists, jugglers, instrumentalists, Tarot Card Readers, and many other performance artists. $75. 330-253-2488 or www.ticketmaster.com.

Massillon Museum Pumpkin Patch Party: 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Massillon Museum, 121 Lincoln Way E. For members, members' children and  grandchildren. Costumes optional. Games, art activities, and refreshments. Reservations are required, call 330-833-4061.

Massillon Museum “Art After Dark”: 7-11 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Massillon Museum, 121 Lincoln Way E. Costume contest and dance party. Refreshments included. $20. Ages 18 and over only. www.massillonmuseum.com/party.

Mayhem in Massillon Walking Tours: Tours at 4:30, 5:30. 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Join Spring Hill’s docents on a spooky walking tour of downtown Massillon to explore the silly and weird stories that litter the past. Tours will start at Tommy Henrich Blvd. Tickets are $12-$15 per person and can be purchased by calling 330-833-6749 or go to www.springhillhistorichome.org/mayhem.

Trick or Treat at the Library: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway St., Medina; 11 a.m. Oct. 27 at Seville Library, 45 Center St., Seville; 6:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at Buckeye Library, 6625 Wolff Road, Medina; 6:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Register at http://mcdl.info/TrickTreat.