SPOOKY RANCH, Sep 22 thru Oct 30, Thursdays and Sundays 7PM-9:30PM and Fridays and Saturday 7PM to 11:30PM, Rockin’-R-Ranch, Columbia Station, with five attractions including The Famous Haunted Hayride.
HALLOWEEKENDS, Cedar Point, Friday 6pm-12mid; Saturday 11am-12mid; Sunday 11am-8pm. Spooky chills and monstrous fun for the little ones in a family-friendly daytime event. Nighttime feature more adult scares with ghouls and terror emerging.
LAKE EERIE FEARFEST, Sep 29-Oct 31. Open Friday and Saturday through Oct 07, then Friday-Sunday through Oct 29 and Tuesday Oct 31. Hours: Fri-Sat 7:30-11:30 pm, Sun 7:30-9:30 pm; Oct 31: 7:30-9:30 pm, featuring five attractions, Ghostly Manor Thrill Center, Sandusky.
THE HAUNTED HYDRO DARK ATTRACTION PARK, Fremont, Sep 29-Oct 31. Open every Friday & Saturday from 7-11:30pm, Sundays from 7-10:30 Oct 15, 22 & 29, and Halloween Oct 31 from 7-10:30pm with two main attractions, plus escape rooms and more.
HAUNTVILLE HAUNTED HOUSE, West River Road North, Elyria. Open Fridays and Saturdays from 7pm-midnight, until Nov. 4, and Thursdays and Sundays from 7-10pm Oct 9-30, with four different haunted attractions.
ESCAPE FROM BLOOD PRISON, Thursday-Sunday through Nov. 5 at Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield. Beyond the Blood Prison, Mansfield is home to four other haunted sites worth visiting, as well as a variety of haunted houses including: the Haunted Bissman Building; Mansfield Fire Museum; Malabar Farm State Park; and the Renaissance Theater. Details are found at HauntedMansfield.com. Filming is also currently underway at the prison for Escape Plan 3, starring Sylvester Stallone.
DARKENWOOD HAUNT, Friday & Saturday through Oct 28, 7-11pm, next to the Historic Old School House, Rt 60, Vermilion.
OLD WEST PUMPKIN FEST AT ROCKIN’-R-RANCH, through Oct 29 (Sat & Sun from 12noon-5pm), Rockin R’ Ranch, Columbia Station, with hayrides, pony rides, Children’s Haunted House in 3D, food, pumpkins, gem mining, Duck Pond, and the Zombie Paint Ball Hunt in 3D.
HALLOWEEN FAIR, Friday & Saturday through Oct 28, 5-10pm, Carlisle Visitor Center, LaGrange. Non-spooky for the little kids from 5-7pm, and scarier attractions after 7pm.
LIVE PERFORMANCE: THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW WITH SIMPLY HIS SERVANTS, Fri Oct 13, 11:30pm, Apollo Theatre, Oberlin.
HALLOWEEN CAMPOUT, Friday Oct 13, Findley State Park Campground, Wellington, with family games, volleyball, Trick or Treating, decorated campsite contest, hayrides, potluck soup, DJ.
PANIC IN THE PINES HAUNTED HAYRIDE AND TRAIL, Friday & Saturday Oct 13-14 and Oct 20-21, 8-10 pm (weather permitting), Country Lane Tree Farm, Genoa. Northwest Ohio’s only haunted hayride.
PUMPKIN FEST, Saturday Oct 14, 11 am-5 pm, Huron Boat Basin. Family festival with games, entertainment, food, kids’ crafts, petting zoo, pumpkin drop and more.
BOO AT THE BAY, Saturday Oct 14, 12-3 pm, Maritime Museum and Sandusky Bay Pavilion, Sandusky. Participate in Halloween-related activities, games, crafts, and more. Pumpkin drop by the Sandusky Fire Department at 2 pm.
EVP MEDIUMS PRESENT: GHOST OF THE PALACE, Saturday Oct 21, 7pm, Palace Theater, Lorain, with a documentary on the big screen…
HUFF AND PUFF ZOMBIE 5K, Saturday & Sunday, Oct 21-28, 5-10pm, Synergy Woods, Avon. Obstacles include mud pits, cargo net climbs, walls, wire crawls, and you get to shoot paintballs at live zombies! Most of this run is at night and trails will be lit up with lights.
SANDUSKY WITCHES’ WALK, Wednesday Oct 25, 5:30pm, starting at Sandusky State Theatre, going through downtown Sandusky. Dress in witch attire and stop at sponsor businesses for treats, refreshments and prizes.
NOSFERATU SILENT MOVIE WITH ORGAN ACCOMPANIMENT, Thursday Oct 26, 7 pm, Sandusky State Theatre.
PUMPKIN PALOOZA, Saturday Oct 21, 12-3 pm, Milan Museum, Milan, with pumpkin decorating, costume contests, caramel apples, and much more.
MORE FUN THINGS:
GREASE AND GLAMOUR, Wednesday Oct 11, 6-9pm, Foster Chevrolet Cadillac, Sandusky. Fundraiser for Safe Harbour Domestic Violence Shelter, with snacks, prizes, vendors. Free admission, but a donation of a paper or cleaning product for Safe Harbour is appreciated.
GARDEN BROS CIRCUS, Friday Oct 13, 4:30 & 7:30 pm, Erie County Fairgrounds, Sandusky.
OKTOBERFEST, Lorain Palace Civic Center, Friday Oct 13, 7-11pm, with German beer, food, music and dancing.
MASQUERADE BALL/MURDER-MYSTERY DINNER THEATER, Saturday Oct 14, 6pm, Ten Fifty Eight Events Center, Sandusky.
OAK HARBOR APPLE FESTIVAL, Saturday & Sunday Oct 14 & 15. SAT: Wild West Grande Parade at 2pm, Ohio State game on the big screens at the Beer Garden, Talent Show at 6, The Junk at 8pm; SUN: Car Show at 12noon, kids events all afternoon, 5K run and walk at 2pm.
OKTOBERFEST, Saturday & Sunday Oct 14 & 15, Sat 11 am-7 pm, Sun 12-5 pm, DeRivera Park, Put-in-Bay, with German food, beer, live polka and German music, German dancers.
STEIN HOSPICE PK5K, Sunday Oct 15, 8 am registration, 9:30 am race, Lakeside Chautauqua.
AUTUMN WINE AFFAIR, Saturday Oct 21, 2pm or 7pm, Liberty Aviation Museum, Port Clinton, with eight northern Ohio wineries, live music, light food.
LIP SYNC BATTLE!, Saturday Oct 21, 7 pm, Sandusky State Theatre, lip sync or cheer on your favorites and help raise money for the Volunteer Center and the Nehemiah Center.
STEIN HOSPICE PET EXPO, Saturday Oct 21, 12-3 pm, Erie County Fairgrounds, Sandusky, with various pet-related activities and demonstrations.
SHIPWRECKS & SCUBA CONFERENCE, Saturday Oct 21, Daytime program 9:30 am-4:30 pm, Evening program 6:30-9:30 pm, Kalahari Resort, Sandusky.
“THE WAKE” AT THE ROUND HOUSE, Saturday Oct 21, Round House Bar, Put-in-Bay, mourning the passing of another fun season at Put-in-Bay.
LUMINOUS NIGHTS-A FESTIVAL OF FALL COLOR, through Oct 29, Sun-Thurs 6-10 pm; Fri-Sat 6-11 pm, Toledo Zoo, with 500+ Chinese lanterns in the shapes of animals and botanicals.
MURDER MYSTERY DINNER SHOW, Friday Oct 13, 6 pm, Rosie’s Bar & Grill – Upstairs Loft, Port Clinton, with a performance of “The Great Gatsby’s Last Gasp” by Random Acts.
ART, SHOP, AND PUB CRAWL, Friday Oct 13, 4-7 pm, Marblehead. Artists will be set up from 2-6 pm.
LIVE PERFORMANCE: THE RITZ PLAYERS PRESENT THE FOREIGNER, Saturday Oct 14 at 7:30 and Sunday Oct 15 at 2pm.
LIVE PERFORMANCE: BONNIE & CLYDE – ADULT THEMED MUSICAL, Friday-Sunday through Oct 29, 7:30 Friday & Saturday, 3pm Sunday, French Creek Theatre, Sheffield Village.
LIGHTHOUSE FESTIVAL, Saturday Oct 14, 9 am-4 pm, Lakeside Chautauqua and Marblehead Peninsula, with tours of Marblehead Lighthouse and Keeper’s House, live entertainment, pie contest/auction, arts and crafts vendors, farmer’s market, historic walking tours, children’s crafts, hayrides, free miniature golf and shuffleboard, family movie, and shopping/dining opportunities.
CIVIL WAR ENCAMPMENT, Saturday Oct 14, 11 am-4 pm, Wolcott House, Marblehead.
PUT-IN-BAY SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT, Saturday Oct 14, Put-in-Bay.
A NIGHT AT THE RACES, Saturday Oct 14, Blue Ribbon Catering Hall, Huron, with a fun night of horse racing and gambling with food and drinks! Doors open at 6:30 pm with the first race at 7:15 pm.
FREMONT FLEA MARKET, Saturday & Sunday Oct 14-15, Sandusky County Fairgrounds, Fremont, 9-4 Saturday 9-3 Sunday.
ANTIQUE TRACTOR SHOW, Saturday & Sunday Oct 14 & 15, Quarry Hill Orchards, Berlin Heights, with apple picking, a tractor pulled wagon ride, machines from the past.
LIVE PERFORMANCE: WIGHTMAN/WIEBER CHILDREN’S THEATRE MATINEE SERIES PRESENTS “YOUNG ABE LINCOLN,” Tuesday Oct 17, 10 am, Sandusky State Theatre. For grades 3-12.
LIVE PERFORMANCE: WESTERN RESERVE BAND, Wednesday Oct 18, 6pm, Wakeman Community Park.
LIVE PERFORMANCE: MICHAEL SHIRTZ’S JAZZ @ 8 “JAZZ GETS SPOOKY,” Friday Oct 20, 8 pm, Sandusky State Theatre, with a night of jazz classics with a Halloween twist!
LIVE PERFORMANCE: EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL, Friday & Saturday Oct 20-21, Bellevue Society for the Arts, Bellevue.
FAMILY FRENZY, Saturday Oct 21, 6 pm, Port Clinton Elk’s Lodge, a “Family Feud”-style game, where six teams will go head-to-head and answer questions. All proceeds benefit Joyful Connections.
LORAIN COUNTY JVS CRAFT SHOW, Saturday Oct 21, 9-4, Lorain County JVS
FREMONT GUN SHOW, Saturday & Sunday Oct 21-22, Sandusky County Fairgrounds, Fremont, 8:30-4:30 Saturday and 8:30-2:30 on Sunday.
MODEL TRAIN / TOY SHOW, Sunday Oct 22, 10-3, Ernsthausen Recreation Center, Norwalk, featuring Operating Train Layouts, RC Cars, Planes & Drone Demos.
HALLOWEEN CLASSIC, Sunday Oct 22-Sunday Oct 29, Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park, Norwalk, with eight days of racing, camping, lottery prizes, bonus races, contests, drawings, and more. You can race or watch and have the time of your life!
PORT CLINTON ROTARY PIZZA CHALLENGE, Tuesday Oct 24, 4-7 pm, Mon Ami Restaurant and Historic Winery, Port Clinton.