Guide to family-fun, scary Halloween activities


By Tara Jones - tjones@limanews.com



Avery Davis, 1, collects candy dressed as a cow during Cairo’s trick or treat.

Avery Davis, 1, collects candy dressed as a cow during Cairo’s trick or treat.


Dareal Scales, 2, collects candy dressed as Spiderman during Lima’s trick or treat.

Dareal Scales, 2, collects candy dressed as Spiderman during Lima’s trick or treat.


Children walk during trick or treat Thursday evening.


Russel Bates playing the mayor at the Haunted Town Hall in Lafayette.


Kayla fox walks in on Dave Neff playing the butcher at the Haunted Town Hall in Lafayette.


LIMA — If you are already looking to tap into the Halloween spirit, check out this list of area events.

Looking for family-friendly?

• Ride-A-Thon Pumpkin Festival: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Equestrian Therapy Center at Fassett Farm, 22532 Bowsher Road, Cridersville. Free admission. Live auction, pumpkin painting, scarecrow building contest, food.

• Shawnee Manor Fall Festival: noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Shawnee Manor, 2535 Fort Amanda Road, Lima. Free admission. Food, live music, petting zoo, face painting, inflatables, rock wall.

• Lima Mall Boo ‘n Brew: 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, 2400 Elida Road, Lima. Free admission. Paint class, costume contests, live music by Guitar Geoff, food and beverages.

• 696 Custom Trick or Treat Cruise-In Car Show: 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Main Street, Cairo. Free admission. Hand out candy, costumes optional. Hayrides, DJs, prizes.

• YMCA Fall festival and costume glow run: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Allen County Farm Park, Lima. Members $16, non-members $20 at limaymca.net.

• Suter’s Corn Maze and Hay Rides: 1 to 8 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 3, Suter’s, 4678 Road R, Pandora. Adults $6, students $4.50, pre-k free. Pick pumpkins, family-friendly mazes, fall foods.

Looking to get your scare on?

• Hammer Brothers Haunted Circus: 8 p.m. to midnight through Oct. 26, Furry Trail Farm, 19407 state Route 117, Waynesfield. Tickets $12 for cornfield, $18 for paintball trail, $35 The Hunt at hammerbrothershauntedcircus.com.

• The Haunted Town Hall: 7:30 p.m. to midnight through Oct. 26, 103 S. High St., Lafayette. Tickets $13 child hall and escape room, $15-25 adult hall and escape room at hauntedtownhall.com.

• The Curse of Bryerstone film and interactive haunt: dinner 5 p.m., movie 6 p.m., theatrical haunt at dark through Oct. 26, Haunted Ghost Town, 10630 county Road 40, Findlay. Adults $25, students $20, age 12 and under $15. Kids junior haunt noon to 4 p.m., admission $6 age 5 and up.

• Putnam County’s Haunted Cornfield: 7:30 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday through Oct. 26, 13360 Road 12, Ottawa. Admission $13. Haunted cornfield, barn and trailer of terror.

Looking to schedule your trick-or-treat?

• Rousculp Church of Christ, Cridersville: 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 19

• Shawnee Alliance Church, Lima: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 23

• Van Wert: 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 26

• Safety City, Lima: noon to 2 p.m. Oct. 26

• Lima Ford Engine Plant: 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 26

• Spencerville: 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 27

• Ottawa: 6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31

• Ada: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31

• Elida: 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31

• Delphos: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31

• Columbus Grove: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31

• Lima, surrounding townships: 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31

• Calvary Chapel of Praise, Lima: 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31

For a full list of Halloween-themed events, see Saturday’s entertainment section. To add your event, send full information to tara@limanews.com.

Avery Davis, 1, collects candy dressed as a cow during Cairo’s trick or treat.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2019/10/web1_Trick-or-Treat-RP-002.jpgAvery Davis, 1, collects candy dressed as a cow during Cairo’s trick or treat.
Dareal Scales, 2, collects candy dressed as Spiderman during Lima’s trick or treat.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2019/10/web1_Trick-or-Treat-RP-001.jpgDareal Scales, 2, collects candy dressed as Spiderman during Lima’s trick or treat.
Children walk during trick or treat Thursday evening.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2019/10/web1_Trick-or-Treat-RP-006.jpgChildren walk during trick or treat Thursday evening.
Russel Bates playing the mayor at the Haunted Town Hall in Lafayette.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2019/10/web1_hauntedtownhall02.jpgRussel Bates playing the mayor at the Haunted Town Hall in Lafayette.
Kayla fox walks in on Dave Neff playing the butcher at the Haunted Town Hall in Lafayette.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2019/10/web1_hauntedtownhall16.jpgKayla fox walks in on Dave Neff playing the butcher at the Haunted Town Hall in Lafayette.

By Tara Jones

tjones@limanews.com

Reach Tara Jones at 567-242-0511.

Reach Tara Jones at 567-242-0511.

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