Tricks and haunted happenings


First Posted: 10/7/2014

LIMA — The time has come again for ghosts, vampires and things that go bump in the night.

Those looking for a good scare this Halloween season will have plenty of places from which to choose this year. And keep reading for some friendly fall attractions for the family as well.

FINDLAY

Purgatory

7 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays through Nov. 1

2619 Crystal Ave.

New indoor haunted attraction. $12.

FORT JENNINGS

Haunted Hall

8 to 11 p.m. today, Saturday, Oct. 24 and 25, 8 p.m. to midnight Oct. 31

371 N. Water St.

This scary tour takes you through War of 1812 Colonel William Jennings’ historic building in a way you’ve never seen before. Admission is $4.

LAFAYETTE

Haunted Town Hall

7:30 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays through Nov. 1.

See Mayor Joseph’s terror unleashed at the old haunted town hall. Prices are $9 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under. For more information, go to hauntedtownhall.com.

LIMA

Springbook Garden’s Haunted Maze

6 to 11 p.m. Oct. 24, 25, 31 and Nov. 1

Springbrook Gardens, 4240 N. West St.

Admission is $5, with all proceeds benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. A kids day is scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 26 with children’s activities and a trick or treat thru maze.

Fifth annual Lima Zombie Walk

Downtown Lima

2 p.m. Oct. 25

Gather at 1:30 p.m. Donation.

OTTAWA

Putnam County Haunted Cornfield

7:30 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Nov. 1. 7:30 to 9 p.m. Sunday and Oct. 26.

13360 Road 12

419-538-6333

For over 13 years, this field has haunted all visitors during Halloween. $12. Check pchaunt.com for coupons.

VAN WERT

Dr. Wassenstein’s Freak Haus, Wassenberg Art Center, Van Wert

7:30 p.m. to midnight Oct. 31

214 S. Washington St.

419-238-6837

This event will feature Dr. Wassenstein, a mad scientist, and his laboratory. DJ Vourteque will bring his Smash Swing act from Chicago. There will also be a costume contest and food included, with a cash bar. Tickets are pre-sale and at the door. $25 each or $35 for couples.

WAYNESFIELD

Scare Fair

7:30 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Nov. 1. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. every Sunday in October.

5891 Waynesfield Road

419-648-2887

Be frightened by such attractions as Harold’s Haunted Cornfield, the Gauntlet, Hatchet Creek and Toxic Trauma. Tickets are $16. For more information go to scarefair.entertainerohio.com.

FRIENDLY FALL ATTRACTIONS

CONVOY

Mums and Pumpkin Festival

Lincoln Ridge Farm, Lincoln Highway (follow sign off U.S. 30)

Every weekend through October

Bring the kids to this fall festival, which features hayrides, pick-your-own pumpkin patch, fall foods, a corn maze and more. $8.

FINDLAY

Hancock Historical Museum’s Riverside Train

Corner of state Route 568 and County Road 236

5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 18 and 19, Oct. 25 and 26

Rides are 50 cents each. For details, call 419-423-4433.

PANDORA

Suter’s Produce

8250 Road R

Weekends through Oct. 26

This area favorite features a corn maze, pumpkin patch, hayrides, cider press, activities for the kids and more. Maze $6, hayrides $2.50. Call 419-384-3665 for group visits.

TRICK OR TREAT SCHEDULE

Bath Township: 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 30

Bluffton: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30

Buckland: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30

Columbus Grove: 6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 30. Parade in front of school 5:30 p.m. Oct. 30.

Delphos: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30

Harrod/Auglaize Township: 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 30

Lima: 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 30

Lima/Calvary Chapel of Praise: Trunk or Treat 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 30. “Frozen” theme.

Ottawa: 6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 30

Perry Township: 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 30

Safety City: Noon to 2 p.m. Oct. 25

St. Marys: 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 30

Shawnee Township: 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 30

Wapakoneta: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30. Halloween parade 6:30 p.m. Oct. 23.