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CRAIG KELLY419-993-2077 ckelly@limanews.com

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October is not for the faint of heart.

If you would test your mettle in the face of fear, then set out for the many local haunts, corn mazes and events, some of which are already under way. Submit your event by emailing ckelly@limanews.com.


Lantern Tours

Scare Fair and Harold’s Haunted Cornfield

5891 Waynesfield Road



Open 8 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays in September, 7:30 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays in October.

Halloween Gathering

Baton Rouge Health Services Community

2440 Baton Rouge Avenue


2 to 3 p.m. Oct. 26. This gathering is aimed for local children through age 12. The children will receive chili, peanut butter sandwiches and punch, and get to trick or treat with the patients. Candy bags will be provided by Walgreens. There is no cost to participate.


Halloween Costume Contest

Elida High School Gym

7:15 p.m. Oct. 31. Costumes will be judged by Elida School Board candidates. The Elida High School band will play, and numerous prizes will be awarded in several age groups.


Suter’s Corn Maze “Castle Days and Knights II”

12200 Pandora Road


Open from 1 to 8 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays to Oct. 27.

$6 adults, $4.50 students (K-College)


Putnam County’s Haunted Cornfield

13360 Road 12



Friday and Saturday nights 7:30 to 11 p.m. through Oct. 26

Sunday nights 7:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 6, 13, and 20

$12 admission


Haunted Town Hall

101 High St.


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

Van Wert

Kernel Coopers Corn Maze

9867 Mendon Road



Open weekends through Nov. 2. 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 ages 5-11, seniors over 65, and military personnel and free for 4 and younger.

Hiestand’s Haunted Woods

Hospital Drive, next to Van Wert County Hospital


Open 8 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays in October. $8 regular admission, $2 for family-friendly kiddie lane. Receive $1 off regular admission with donation of a canned food item.

Fall Mums and Pumpkin Festival

6588 Pollock Road, Convoy


Open noon to 7 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 6 p.m. each weekend through October. $7.50 admission, ages 3 and under free. Attractions include zipline, petting zoo, corn maze, food and other family activities.


Vaughnsville Halloween Carnival

Vaughnsville Community Center

3 to 6 p.m. Nov. 3. $3 adult admission, $2 kids 12 and under, maximum $10 per family. Admission gets you one ticket for a food item and five game tickets. Canned good donation gets an additional five tickets, with a maximum of four cans donated per family. Attractions include costume contest, games, prizes, raffles, and a haunted house.

St. Marys

Girty’s Town Rendezvous

High Street Shelterhouse

A candlelight walk will begin at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 to 20 at the shelterhouse and feature tales of St. Marys.


The Fear Factory

260 E. Pine Ave.


Open Fridays and Saturdays through October from 7 p.m. to midnight. $10 admission. Also open Sundays from 7 to 10 p.m. for $8 admission.

Train of Terror and Haunted Engine House

11600 County Road 99

Open 8 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays in October. $6 admission. For ages 13 and over.


Chamber of Commerce Halloween Parade

Oct. 24 beginning at 7:30 p.m. The parade will start at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds and will make its way downtown via Auglaize Street. Viewers may begin to line up for the parade at 4:30.


Ada: 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31 (tentative)

American Township: 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31

Auglaize Township: 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31

Bath Township: 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31

Bluffton: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31

Buckland: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31

Delphos: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31

Elida: 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31

Findlay: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31

Harrod: 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31

LACNIP Resource Center: 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31

Lima City: 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31

Perry Township: 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31

Safety City: noon to 2 p.m. Oct. 26

Shawnee Township: 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31

St. Marys: 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31

Uniopolis: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31

Van Wert: 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 26

Wapakoneta: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31

Waynesfield: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26

Submit your area’s trick or treat schedule to ckelly@limanews.com.

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