It’s astounding, time is fleeting, madness takes control.
No, it’s not a time warp, it’s just the last weekend in October which means in many cases, the last chance to enjoy the scares, or fairs, of Halloween. Your choice.
If you enjoy being scared within an inch of your life, there are haunted town halls, tunnels of doom, and corn fields ready to curdle your blood.
If you prefer the gentler fun of the season, there are corn mazes and pumpkin patches waiting to show you a good time. There are even still a few chances to dress up and gather candy or comic books, whichever way your tastes run.
So, savor the season and enjoy all that’s Halloween.
Trick or Treat Times
Ada: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
American Township: 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.
Bath Township: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Bluffton: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Buckland: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Celina: 2:30 p.m. parade on Sunday, trick-or-treat to follow.
Columbus Grove: 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Parade at 5:30 p.m.
Delphos: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Elida: 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Parade at 7 p.m., with costume judging at 8 p.m. at Elida Fieldhouse.
Fort Shawnee: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Lima City: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
New Bremen: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
New Knoxville: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Ottawa: 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday.
Perry Township: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
St. Marys: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Shawnee Township: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Wapakoneta: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Waynesfield: Trunk ‘N Treat is 6 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Waynesfield Baptist Church, 512 N. Westminster St.
It’s Scare Fair at Harold’s Haunted Cornfield
5891 Waynesfield Road
Open 7:30 to 11 p.m. Fridays and 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sundays through October.
Elmcroft of Lima
2075 N. Eastown Road
A safe Trick or Treat, for children 12 and younger, will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Alter Ego Comics
230 N. Main St.
Halloween ComicFest 2012 will be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Facebook costume contest, Halloween-themed comic book give-aways, and candy.
Suter’s Corn Maze “Fun on the Farm”
12200 Pandora Road
Maze hours are 1 to 8 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays to Nov. 3. Not haunted. $6 adults, $4.50 for kindergarten to college students.
Putnam County’s Haunted Cornfield
13360 Road 12
Open 7:30 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, closing after this Saturday. $12. Not recommended for small children.
Haunted Town Hall
101 High St.
Open 7:30 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays, through Oct. 31.
Haunted Trail of Horror and Tunnel of Doom
5126 state Route 67
419-675-2330 or 567-674-2391
Haunted trail with monsters. Open 8 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturdays through October. $10
Kernel Coopers Corn Maze
9867 Mendon Road
419-968-2536 or www.kernelcoopers.com
Open weekends until Nov. 3. Hours are 7 p.m. to midnight Fridays, 1 p.m. to midnight Saturdays and 1 to 9 p.m. Sundays. $8 adults, $6 for 5 to 11 years or older than 65 years, and free for 4 and younger.
Hiestand Haunted Woods
Hospital Drive, next to Van Wert County Hospital
Runs 8 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays in October. $8. New this year, a kid-friendly family path for $2.
Fall Mums and Pumpkin Festival
6588 Pollock Road, Convoy
Open 3 to 7 p.m. Fridays, noon to 7 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays through October. $7 adults, free for 3 and younger. Petting zoo, activities, food, corn maze.
Fall Fright Fest
Van Wert County Fairgrounds
Open 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, family entertainment includes costum judgnig, games, pumpkin carving and contests.
Free party starts at 6 p.m. Saturday in the Ohio City Community Building. Music by “Section-Ate” begins at 9 p.m. Also, costume judging; chili; and local culinary favorite, peanut butter and lettuce sandwiches.
The Fear Factory
260 Pine Ave.
Open 7 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays, and 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday. $8. Closes this weekend.
Haunted Engine House
11600 County Road 99
Open 7 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays and 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday. $7. For ages 13 and older. Closes this weekend.