Spooky: A guide to fall events


By Merri Hanjora - mhanjora@limanews.com



Cornfields in the Lima area turn into haunts this time of year, where scary folks wield weapons.

Cornfields in the Lima area turn into haunts this time of year, where scary folks wield weapons.


The Lima News file photos

A group of actors at Hammer Brothers Haunted Circus in Waynesfield get into character before going out into the haunted corn maze during a past year.

A group of actors at Hammer Brothers Haunted Circus in Waynesfield get into character before going out into the haunted corn maze during a past year.


The Lima News file photos

LIMA — It’s haunting time again with a host of activities taking place in the area. We’ve compiled a list of area haunts and happenings to make sure you get in on all the fun.

Bluffton Family Recreation Halloween Kids Night Out Party: 215 Snider Road, Bluffton. From 6-9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27, at Bluffton Family Recreation. Wear costumes and participate in activities and snacks. Cost: $10 for members and $20 for program participants. For more information call 419-358-4150.

696 Customs Halloween Trick-Or-Treat Cruise-In Car Show: Main Street, Cairo. From 2:30-6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20. Participants will pass out candy. Costumes optional. Hay rides, disc jockey, door prizes and raffles. Accepting donations for registration. Proceeds benefit local charities. Questions: Rick Davis 419-236-4297 or email ricklcc@yahoo.com.

Cedar Point’s HalloWeekends: 6 p.m.-midnight Fridays, 11 a.m.-midnight Saturdays, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 28. Starts at $44.

Escape from Blood Prison: 6 p.m., beginning Thursday, Oct. 11, and every Thursday through Sunday through Nov. 4, at Ohio State Reformatory, 100 Reformatory Road, Mansfield. Tickets: $20 and an extra $5 for a “touch pass” allowing actors to interact with you. Go to bloodprison.com for tickets.

Halloween Haunt at Kings Island: 6300 Kinds Island Drive, Kings Island, 6 p.m.-1 a.m. Fridays; 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 28. Tickets starting at $31.99.

Halloween Party at The Ohio Theatre: 122 W. North St., Lima. Friday, Oct. 27, for ages 18 and over. $10 cover charge. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., The Naked Karate Girls will be playing. Costume contest with cash prizes for best and most creative costumes.

Halloween Bash at The Ohio Theatre: 122 W. North St., Lima. Saturday, Oct. 28, for ages 18 and older. $10 cover charge. Nashville Crush and Brother Believe Me providing music.

Halloween ComicFest: Alter Ego Comics, downtown Lima. 419-224-6700. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 27 at Alter Ego Comics, 230 N. Main St., Lima.

Halloween Sock Hop: VFW Post 1275, 6-11 p.m., Oct. 20, featuring ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s music by Groovin’ Greg Cook. Prizes for first, second and third place costumes. $5. Food available for purchase.

Hammer Brothers’ Haunted Circus: 19407 state Route 117, Waynesfield. www.hammerbrothershauntedcircus.com. 8 p.m.-midnight Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 27. Starts at $12.

Haunted Ghost Town, Findlay: 10630 County Road 40, Findlay. 419-270-2667. 7:30-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 28. Starts at $15. Friendly event noon to 4 p.m. Saturday for $5.

Kids Halloween Party at Buffalo Wild Wings: 2948 Allentown Road, Lima. 5-7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15. There will be a DJ music, bouncy house, candy and Halloween cookie decorating. Kids receive a prize for dressing up. A trunk or treat will be in the parking lot sponsored by local businesses. Enjoy 99-cent tenders and free milk or apple juice.

Lafayette Haunted Town Hall: Town Hall, 103 S. High St., Lafayette. 419-230-4619. 7:30 p.m.-midnight Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 27. Adults $15, children $10.

Ohio City Halloween Party: Ohio City Community Building 503 Lambert St., Ohio City. 8 p.m.-midnight, Oct. 27. For more information contact Brenda at 419-965-2000.

Putnam County’s Haunted Cornfield: 13360 Road 12, Ottawa. www.pchaunt.com. 7:30-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 27. Closed Sundays. $13.

Suter’s Corn Maze and Hayride: 8250 Road R, Pandora. suterproduce.com. 419-384-3665. 1-8 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 4. Adults $6, students $4.50.

Trinity Friends Church, Van Wert: 605 N. Franklin St., Van Wert. Great Pumpkin Festival, Noon-2 p.m, Saturday, Oct. 13.

WapaWeen Halloween Parade: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 18, Auglaize County Fairgrounds.

Wass-in-Space: Wassenberg Art Center, 214 S. Washington St., Van Wert. 8 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Oct. 27. Wear retro, glam, Sci-fi, Star Wars, Bowie, Bauhaus. Just be weird. Dancing, gourmet food truck, bizarre activities. Thrills and chills from the stratosphere. $15 per person for members or $20 per person non-member or $200 per table which seats eight and includes a bottle of wine. Tickets may be purchased by visiting https://wassenbergartcenter.org/wass-in-space-tickets/ or call 419-238-6837.

Youth Halloween Party: Lima YMCA, 345 S. Elizabeth St., Lima. 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19. Cost: $2 for members and $6 for non members. Activities include a costume contest, craft activities, gym games and swimming. Limited to 40 youth. Registration required by calling 419-223-6045 or online at www.ymca.net.

Cornfields in the Lima area turn into haunts this time of year, where scary folks wield weapons.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/10/web1_38326652smaller.jpgCornfields in the Lima area turn into haunts this time of year, where scary folks wield weapons. The Lima News file photos
A group of actors at Hammer Brothers Haunted Circus in Waynesfield get into character before going out into the haunted corn maze during a past year.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/10/web1_57334453.jpgA group of actors at Hammer Brothers Haunted Circus in Waynesfield get into character before going out into the haunted corn maze during a past year. The Lima News file photos

By Merri Hanjora

mhanjora@limanews.com

To add your event to this ongoing listing, call Merri Hanjora at 567-242-0511.

To add your event to this ongoing listing, call Merri Hanjora at 567-242-0511.

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