Thursday, October 1, 2015

Toledo Area Family Events: October 2015

*Updated October 10, 2015*

Weekends: The Great Pumpkin Fest @ Cedar Point
For not-so-scary Halloween fun, Cedar Point offers the Great Pumpkin Fest with "No Tricks, All Treats." If you stay late when the ghosts and goblins are out, glowing pumpkin necklaces can be purchased to let those scary beasts know they aren't allowed to scare you.

Source: JD Hancock

Weekends: Pumpkin Patch @ NW Ohio Railroad Preservation
Every Saturday and Sunday now through October 25, ride the Pumpkin Train and trick-or-treat through a corn maze.

Weekends: Fall Fun @ Erie Orchards
Each weekend during the month of October, Erie Orchards is the place for everything fall! From pumpkin patches, a corn maze and bonfire to hayrides and apple cider, spend the day or each weekend celebrating the season with your family.

Weekends: Corn Maze @ The Butterfly House

Weekends: Hallowe'en @ Greenfield Village 
Stroll down Jack-o'-Latern Boulevard and meet classic characters such as the Headless Horseman. Witness death-defying stunts like sword-swallowing and fire-breathing. And no worries for the little ones, this is a kid-friendly event.

Source: Billy & Vicki T

Weekends through October 18: Fall Color Cruise @ Sandpiper
See the beauty of the Maumee River as you enjoy a 2 hour cruise with hot cider and donut holes.

October 1-31: Spooky Science @ Imagination Station 
Ever wonder how to levitate a chain or make fake wounds? Explore these tricks and more at Imagination Station.

October 2-3: Spooktacular @ Loop Park
There's so much to do at this year's annual Walbridge Spooktacular. From a Light the Night Parade, broom races, and a car and bike show, to special appearances and costume contest, you'll be sure to have a fun time!

October 3: 3rd Annual Fall Festival @ Brunner Campus
Get your pumpkins, gourds, crafts and more, along with great deals at the Mom 2 Mom Sale. Kids can also enjoy games, crafts, and face painting.

October 3: Toledo Glow Roll @ Wildwood Preserve 
It's time to decorate your bike in lights, glow paint, glow sticks, and put on some neon clothes for 2 miles of family fun! There will also be food trucks and music before the Glow Roll begins.

October 3-4: Apple Stir & Crafts Festival @ MacQueen's Orchard
For over 30 years, Northwest Ohio has been celebrating fall at MacQueen Orchards Apple Stir & Crafts Festival. Listen to music and drink fresh apple cider while eating delicious donuts as the kids climb, jump, and go on rides.

October 4: Family Fall Festival @ Wolcott Heritage Complex 
Enjoy family time together and listen to live music or a story. There will be crafts for kids and more. For families with children over 12, click here to find out how to take a ghostly tour of the Wolcott House.

October 8: Trunk-or-Treat @ Chick-fil-A (Perrysburg)
Stop by Perrysburg's Chick-fil-A for a Family Fall Festival! Wear a costume and you might win a prize!

Source: Mike McCune

October 10-11: Autumn Harvest Festival @ Hoen's

October 10-11: Fall Festival @ Lievens

October 11: Applebutter Fest @ Downtown Grand Rapids
Food, entertainment, apple butter making, and plenty more make up the annual Grand Rapid's Applebutter Fest. Don't miss your chance for family fun along the beautiful Maumee River.

October 12: Pumpkin Patch @ St. Paul's Lutheran Church
This family event will have a hay bail maze, games, free hot dogs, and plenty of fun with all proceeds benefiting Food for Thought.

October 15: Spooky Family Fun Night @ Collingwood Arts Center
We've all heard scary tales from the Collingwood Arts Center. There are ghost tours for the brave and over 18 crowd, but what about the kiddos? Stop by the Collingwood Arts Center during October's 3rd Thursday Art Loop for a Spooky Family Fun Night that includes trick-or-treating, games, art, and more!

October 16-17, 23-24: Garrison Ghost Walk @ Fort Meigs
Unexplained phenomena haunt Fort Meigs Battlefield and now's your chance to tour the area. Will you see strange lights or a ghostly soldier?

October 16-17: Fall Family Fun Nights @ Sauder Village 
Enjoy a tractor driven trolley hay ride, pumpkin decorating, crafts, and games with your reservation to this family fall event.

October 17: Family Haunted Bike Ride @ Oak Openings 
Dress up in your "bike safe costume" for a fun bike event designed for families with kids 12 and under.

October 17: Costume Halloween Party @ Chick-fil-A (Perrysburg)

October 17: Halloween Folklore & Funfest @ Wood County Historical Center
At this free fall festival, kids can play games in "Boo-ville," tour the museum, color a mask, make apple cider, and enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride.

October 18: Fall Festival & Parade @ Downtown Sylvania
Come one, come all, to this year's Fall Festival Parade! Check out stilt walkers, floats, unicycles, classic cars, and more.

October 20: Mall-O-Ween @ Woodland Mall

October 22-23, 24-25: Trick-or-Treat @ Toledo Zoo 
A yearly tradition of trick-or-treating, games, activities, and zoo animals, Little Boo at the Zoo (22-23) is geared toward the littlest Halloween lovers, while kids of all ages can enjoy the fun at Pumpkin Path (24-25).

Source: Valerie

October 23: Halloween on Ice @ Huntington Center 
See a show on ice full of Halloween spirit, skating, costumes, and Olympic medalist Nancy Kerrigan!

October 23: Costume Kids Night Out @ Dudez and Dollz
Drop off the kids for a "night out" at Dudez and Dollz. Children can wear costumes, play, watch a movie, enjoy snacks, and more.

Source: Kenny Louie

October 23: Halloween Party @ Sylvania Playland
Looking for a haunted house perfect for families? Join the fun at Playland's 6th annual Halloween party for 3 hours of playtime, mini glow golf, crafts, and other activities!

October 23-24, 26-29: Halloween Boo Cruise @ Sandpiper 
Wear your costumes for this non-scary 30 minute boat ride of Halloween fun and treats!

October 24: Trunk-or-Treat @ Toledo's Pet Bull Project

October 24: Trick-or-Treat @ Cricket West

October 24: Trick-or-Treat @ Indian Creek Zoo

October 24: OctoBOOfest @ Downtown Perrysburg 
Pumpkins, candy, face painting! All that and more are happening at this year's OctoBOOfest! Have some fun and wear your costume!

October 24: River Raisin Halloween Festival @ Downtown Monroe

October 24: Ghosts of Providence Lantern Walk @ Providence Metropark
A spooky Halloween tradition, take a lantern lit walk through the ghost town of Providence. Not recommended for children under 5.

October 24: Growl & Howl Spooktacular @ Tiger Ridge
Kid-friendly with a touch of scary, the Tiger Ridge Growl & Howl Spooktacular will have trick-or-treating, costume contests, games, a bonfire, and much more!

Source: Dee

October 25: Kids Halloween Express @ The Old Road Dinner Train 
Enjoy a 2 hour train ride along with hot dogs, chips, donuts, kids activities, and a costume contest.

October 25: Halloween Spooktacular @ Valentine Theatre

October 25: Boo on the Boat @ Great Lakes Historical Society
Trick-or-Treat aboard the Col. James M. Schoonmaker and have an  afternoon of fun. Wear a costume and get a prize from the Pirate’s Chest!

October 26: Trick-or-Treat @ Uptown Maumee

October 29: Trick-or-Treat @ Fallen Timbers
Can't wait to trick-or-treat in your neighborhood? Stop by Fallen Timbers and fill up on treats!

October 30: Trick-or-Treat for Tots @ Franklin Park Mall 
Little ghosts and princesses can trick-or-treat at the mall, make Halloween crafts, and stop by the photo booth. This event is for kids 6 and under.

October 31: Trunk-or-Treat @ The Andersons

October 31: Halloween Hoopla @ Downtown Swanton 
Come out and see some cool costumes and wear one of your own at this year's Halloween Hoopla in Swanton!

Do you know of an event not listed here or one that's coming up? Let me know at mamameowtoledo (at) gmail (dot) com.

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