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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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
Haunted Town Hall
101 High St.
7:30 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays through October.
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.
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.
TRICK OR TREAT TIMES
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 email@example.com.