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Fall Fun and Halloween Frights in Toledo

Looking for October weekend adventures?

Grab the kids or your friends and check out these top picks in Northwest Ohio for some spirited fun. Check attraction websites for most up-to-date information including hours and admission prices.

Photo by The Toledo Zoo (Little Boo 2019)

Fall Color Cruises
October 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 24-25, 2020
Sandpiper Boat
Travel down the Maumee and enjoy the fall festival of color. Make sure to bring your camera for some of the most beautiful views along the Maumee River. As the leaves change, the river becomes even more breathtaking. This 2-hour cruise will leave you counting down the days until the next Sandpiper season.


Fall on the Farm
October 10, 2020
Sauder Village
Enjoy stories, demonstrations, and fun activities as you visit historic homes, barns, gardens, and craft shops at Ohio’s largest living history destination. Special activities will take place throughout Sauder Village as they celebrate their annual Fall on the Farm day. 

Little Boo at the Zoo
October 15-16, 2020
Toledo Zoo & Aquarium
Toddlers and preschool aged children are invited to wear their Halloween costumes to trick-or-treat throughout the Zoo and enjoy puppet shows, strolling magic, pumpkin carving, character appearances and all kinds of fun and fall festivities.


Pumpkin Path
October 17-18, 2020
Toledo Zoo & Aquarium
A safe Halloween experience featuring outdoor activities and trick-or-treat stations staggered throughout Zoo grounds for social distancing; masks required while interacting with staff and volunteers, plus plenty of hand washing stations.

Halloween Spooktacular
October 25, 2020
Toledo Museum of Art, Peristyle Theater
Ghosts, ghouls, and goblins—oh my! Dress up and bring your little ones to a spook-tacularly fun show full of music you know and love. Livestreaming available.


Halloween Boo Cruises
October 28-31, 2020
Sandpiper Boat
A Halloween celebration like no other! Hop on board The Sandpiper boat October 25-28 for a family-friendly experience for kids of all ages. This 30-minute cruise features Halloween treats and fun. Dress to impress!


Fall Family Fun Days
Open daily through October 31, 2020
Country Lane Tree Farm, Genoa, OH
Come milk a real, live cow! Feed goats, fallow, deer, mini cows, and Lulu our HUGE pig! Meet peacocks, chickens, guineas, and baby goats. Hold baby bunnies, ducks, and chicks. Hand-led pony rides, candy cannon, barrel train rides, and a hayride down to our U-pick pumpkin patch. New for 2020: family game area and tiny tots straw climb.


Photo by Wheeler Farms

The Corn Maze at the Butterfly House

Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through October 31
Wheeler Farms, Whitehouse, OH
Kids of all ages will enjoy navigating through some of their all-time favorite characters. There are four different mazes all suitable to different levels of skill. You can go through one maze or all four, which can take up to two hours. For those that enjoy a challenge, there are 24 hidden checkpoints in the maze. Be sure to bring your flashlights if you are planning on visiting at night!


Fleitz Pumpkin Farm
Open daily through October 31
Oregon, OH
Enjoy the best selection of pumpkins, gourds, corn stalks, apples, cider and many other fall items. Visitors of all ages will enjoy petting farm animals, corn mazes, a craft barn, hundreds of giant pumpkins, daily hayrides and a snack shop.


Lake Eerie Fearfest at Ghostly Manor
Open Fridays and Saturdays through October 31
Ghostly Manor Thrill Center, Sandusky, OH
Ready for a good scare? Then you’ve come to the right place! Lake EERIE Fearfest at Ghostly Manor Thrill Center is the one haunted house you don’t want to miss this Halloween! Featuring 5 legendary haunts, find out for yourself why Haunted Attraction Magazine ranked Lake Eerie Fearfest the #1 Haunted House in Ohio and Forbes Magazine put it on their list of Top 10 Haunted Attractions in the country.


Haunted Hydro Dark Attraction Park
Open Fridays and Saturdays through October 31
Fremont, OH
“Crazy Bob” and the Haunted Hydro has instilled FEAR, FRIGHT and FUN to over a quarter million screaming guests becoming one of the top longest running haunts in the country. It is a haunted tradition for many generations of families and haunt enthusiasts. Expect the unexpected as you find your way through the twisted mind of the infamous Crazy Bob and 31 years of fears packed into the historic 1910 Hydro Electric Power Plant building.


Distracted Haunted House
Open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through October 31
Woodland Mall, Bowling Green, OH
This Halloween, fear spawns at Distracted Haunted House in an all new location, all indoors inside the Woodland Mall in Bowling Green. Watch creatures of the swamp crawl out at 2020’s most feared experiment and come see why people are afraid. An intense haunted house loaded with dark creatures and unexpected scares from every direction.