Halloween events!



Fall is a time for Halloween-themed events!

Head out on a hike, wander through a local event, or venture to the country, driving or biking back roads to slow down and marvel at the colorful leaves. Pick and carve jack-o-lanterns. Get lost in a corn maze. Drink warm cider and freshly-baked treats.

And don’t forget to take lots of photos! Send them to editor@2presspapers.com and your family could be featured in the paper! Also, know of an event that’s not listed? Let us know!

Keep this roundup of regional events handy to help plan your family’s fall season.



What: Pickering Hill Farms hayrides

Where: Pickering Hill Farms, 35669 Detroit Road, 440-937-5155

When: October wagon rides to pick pumpkins noon – 5 p.m. Saturday and Sundays.

Cost: Free

Website: pickeringhillfarms.com/


What: Hope Christian Church Trunk or Treat

Where: Hope Christian Church, 32325 Detroit Road, 440-937-9602

When: 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 14

Cost: Free

More info.: Trunk or Treat is a fun, free, safe, interactive Halloween event for families! Dozens of car trunks will be in the church parking lot filled with candy. Kids are welcome to come trick or treat by going from trunk to trunk. There will also be hot dogs, popcorn, drinks, hayrides and much more! In case of rain, the event will be held Oct. 21.

Website: hopechristianchurch.com/events/trunk-or-treat


What: Tri-C Ghost Hunters

Where: Avon Branch Library, 37485 Harvest Drive, 440-934-4743

When: 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 24

Cost: Free

More info: Come for a presentation by some real ghost hunters! The Tri-C Ghost Hunters collectively have been on more than 700 investigations, from a small two-bedroom apartment in West Virginia to a large medieval castle in Scotland. They have more than 165 years total experience in the paranormal field and have investigated nearly 200 locations, including many well-known haunted locations, as well as private homes.

Website: Lorainpubliclibrary.org

What: Trick-or-Treat

When: From 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31.


What: Murder Mystery Dinner

Where: John Christ Winery, 32421 Walker Road, 440-933-9672

When: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 11 and Oct. 22.

Cost: Tickets selling fast

More info.: Murder mystery performance plus dinner


What: Cemetery Tours

Where: Folger Home and Lakeshore Cemetery,440-549-4425

When: 4 p.m. – 9 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 19

Cost: Free

More info.: All new spooky tales for 2017!


What: Boo by the Woods

Where: Avon Lake Public Library, 32649 Electric Blvd.

When: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21.

Cost: Free

More info.: The Trail of Haunted Tales groups will leave from the trail off of the parking lot. The City of Avon Lake and Avon Lake Public Library have partnered to offer a variety of spooktacular activities for kids of all ages. Tickets for the Haunted Trail are sold out, but many other crafts, pumpkin decorating, face painting, entertainment, food, a DJ, popular characters, dancing and more will be available.

Website: avonlake.org.


What: Boo By The Woods: Pictures Books…That Go Bump in the Night!

Where: Avon Lake Public Library, 32649 Electric Blvd.

When: 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30 pm, Saturday, Oct. 21

Cost: Free

More info.: In tandem with Boo By the Woods and for those not quite ready to brave the haunted trail, head to the library’s children’s department for creepy stories and songs. They’ll turn the lights down, use creepy voices and read aloud from some favorite seasonal picture books. These stories are geared for ages 4-6, but all ages are welcome! No registration is required. Numbered tickets are available beginning 15 minutes before each scheduled time.


What: Trick-or-Treat

When: From 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31.



What: Lake Erie Nature and Science Center Halloween celebration and hayride

Where: 28772 Wolf Road, 440-871-2900

When: 6 – 9 p.m., Friday, Oct. 27

Cost: $14 for adults/$9 for children 2 and up. Age 1 and under free (includes dinner)

More info: For all ages. Put on a costume and trick or treat through wildlife gardens. Make a Halloween craft. Hop on a hayride. Enjoy a family-friendly holiday show in the planetarium, Eat dinner and relax by a crackling fireplace

Website: lensc.org


What: Bay Rockets Association Trick or Treat the Track

Where: Bay High School, 29230 Wolf Road

When: 5-6:45 p.m., Friday, Oct. 27

Cost: $8 adults/$10 children ages 3-12. Child must be with adult.

More info.: For adults and ages 3-12. Activities include entrance to trick or treat the track, collection bag and candy. A Rocket meal of hot dog, chips and candy, activities and entrance to game between Bay and Valley Forge high schools. Costumes encouraged to show spirit for Bay Rockets but people asked to remember elementary school guidelines of no fake blood, weapons, masks and items scary for young children. Event limited to 500 people. Pre-registration only by Oct. 19. Include Children’s name and date of birth. Adult chaperone’s name, phone, email. Number of children attending times $10 and number of adults times $8, and total cost. Make check payable to Bay Rocket Association and send form to c/o of Jana Roach 28036 Osborn Road. Bayrocket1@gmail.com


What: Boo Village 2017

Where: Byway Cabin, 27400 Wolf Road

When: Saturday, Oct 28.

Cost: Free

More info.: Starts at Bayway Cabin. Monster March from Bay Village Square up Dover Center to Dover Commons Shopping Center. Two bikes will be awarded for best costume and designs.Call Vivid Jewelers. 440-835-0111. Ask for  Krista or Jenna


What: Trick-or-Treat

When: From 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31.



What: Fall Fest 2017

Where: Fairview Park Recreation Department at the Gemini Center, 21225 Lorain Road, 440-356-4444

When: 2-4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 15

Cost: Free

More info.: An afternoon of games, entertainment and fun for the whole family to celebrate all things Fall at the Gemini Center.

Website: 4fairviewparkrec.com/fall-fest.html


What: Fairview Centre Halloween Bash

Where: Fairview Centre shopping plaza, 21593 Lorain Road

When: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21

Cost: Free

Website: facebook.com/Fairview-Centre-236258413059196/

More info.: Face painting, balloon art, interactive games, photo booth, spin art, wax hand machine, petting zoo, pony rides, and pumpkin decorating.


What: Fairview Park Women’s Club Halloween Happy Hour

Where:Two Bucks restaurant, 24108 Lorain Road, North Olmsted

When: 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21

Cost: $20 per person, includes food and two drinks

More info.: Proceeds from this event, which includes a costume contest, go toward student scholarships. Email FairviewParkWC@gmail.com for tickets.

Website: fairviewparkwomensclub.org/


What: Teen Zone: Tiny Spinning Ghosts

Where: Fairview Park Branch Library, 21255 Lorain Road,440-333-4700

When: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23

Cost: Free

More info.: Create a wire ghost sculpture and make it spin by building a homopolar motor using a AA battery and neodymium magnets. Get your ghost spinning in time for Halloween. Registration and release form signed by parent/guardian required.

Website: cuyahogalibrary.org/Branches/Fairview-Park.aspx


What: American Legion Halloween Party

Where: American Legion Post 738, 19311 Lorain Road

When: 6 – 10 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 28

Cost: $10 per person with cash bar.Call 440-356-2110 for reservations.

More info.: Come play like a kid again at the Halloween party hosted by American Legion Post 738. The party will have a 1960s theme with a little country music. Costumes are optional. Tim Whalen & Sundown will play from 7-10 p.m.

Website: facebook.com/Post738/


What: Westgate Trick-or-Treat

Where: Westgate Shopping Center, West 210th Street and Center Ridge Road
When: 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28
Cost: Free
More info.: Stroll through Westgate Shopping Center and trick-or-treat at participating retailers, which will be marked with a special sign in the window. Wear your best costume and participate in the Halloween Selfie contest.
Website: westgateohio.com/  or  facebook.com/westgatefairviewpark/
What: Fairview Park PTA Boo Breakfast
Where:Applebee’s Grill and Bar Restaurant at Westgate Shopping Center, 20705 Center Ridge Road
When: 8-10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28
Cost: $10 for adults, $8 for children.To purchase tickets, contact Jess Eidson at jchums@hotmail.com.
More info.: The Fairview Park PTA will host a pancake and bacon breakfast, with balloon animals and a coloring contest.
Website: fairviewparkschools.org/support/pta/


What: Trick-or-Treat

When: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31.



What: Spooky Pooch Parade

Where: Lakewood’s Kauffman Park, XXXXX

When: 12:30-3:30 p.m., Saturday Oct. 21. Dog parade at 2 p.m.

Cost: Advance registration $10 per dog; day of registration $15 per dog

Website: spookypoochparade.com / 216-521-0655


What: H2O Pumpkin Palooza

Where: Garfield Middle School, 13114 Detroit Ave.

When: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 28

Cost: Free to enter; participation in activities requires ticket purchases.

More info.: Come enjoy games, crafts, face-painting, food, entertainment, story times, pumpkin carving, a haunted stage, and a raffle featuring dozens of artistically-decorated pumpkins! Supports the hunger relief efforts of Lakewood Community Services Center and Lakewood Charitable Assistance Corp.Please also bring a canned good to donate

Website: facebook.com/events/253363095186931/


What: Trick-or-Treat

When: From 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31.




What: MallStars Malloween

Where: Great Northern Mall, 4954 Great Northern Blvd., 440-734-6304.

When: 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29

Cost: Free

More info.: For 10 and younger. Dress in costumes monsters, superheroes, princesses, kings and queens, ghosts and ghouls (no full facial masks or toy weapons please) for mall-wide trick or treating. Halloween themed photo ops, games, magic performance, balloon twists and Flower the Clown. Must with be with adult.

Website: Shoppinggreatnorthernmall.com


What: Slightly Scary Stories

Where: North Olmsted branch Cuyahoga County Public Library, 27403 Lorain Road.

When: 4- 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30

Cost: Free

More info.: Families can attend show of slightly scary stories performed by sixth through 12th graders. Pre-register on line.

Contact: cuyahogalibrary.org/Branches/North-Olmsted, 440-777-6211.


What: Trick-or-Treat

When: From 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31.



North Ridgeville 

What: Retro Halloween Weekend at the Aut-O-Rrama Twin Drive-In

Where: Aut-O-Rrama Twin Drive-In, 33395 Lorain Road

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, and Saturday Oct. 7

Cost: Adults ages 12 and over:  $10; Children ages 4-11:  $5; and Children ages 3 and under:  FREE

More info.: Halloween classics on both screens, one family-oriented, the other not; showings will be paired with fun activities and Trunk or Treating.

Contact: Autoramadrivein.com, 440-327-9595



What: Oktoberfest

Where: Rocky River Senior Center, 21012 Hilliard Blvd.

When: Lunch at noon; show at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 5

Cost: $30 lunch and show. $10 show only

More info.: Music provided by Chardon Polka Band. Catered by Hofbrauhaus of Cleveland.

Contact: 440-333-6660


What: Kiwanis Trunk or Treat

Where: Rocky River Senior Center parking lot, 21012 HilliardBlvd.

When: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 23

Cost: Free


What: Halloween party and costume contest

Where: The Beachcliff Tavern, 19245 Detroit Road

When: 8:30 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, Oct. 28

Cost: Free

More info.: Think you can out-costume everyone else? Try your luck in the costume contest! Event will include live music

Contact: Beachclifftavern.com, 440-333-4686



What: Trick-or-Treat

When: From 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31.



Sheffield Village Fire Dept. Safe Candy Check

6:30-8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 31

Sheffield Village Fire Dept., 4340 Colorado Ave.



440 949-6032



Trick-or-treat will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31.




Sheffield Lake Halloween house and business decorating contest

sponsored by Sheffield Lake Pride Comomittee

Deadline to apply: 5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 22.

$25 fee for businesses, free for homeowners

Judging occurs Thursday and Friday, Oct. 27 to 28; 7 to 9 p.m.Saturday, Oct. 28 in case of inclement weather

Winners announced: Sunday, Oct. 29




Trick-or-treat in Sheffield Lake will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31.



Friday the 13th Fundraiser

7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13

Westlake Historical Society’s Clague House Museum, 1371 Clague Road

Tickets cost $21 and must be purchased online


An evening of ghost stories, tales of the past and the opportunity to see the Clague House Museum at night. This fundraiser will benefit the society’s flag fund. Refreshments will also be served. Not appropriate for those under 14.

Call Lysa Stanton at 440-808-1961 for more information.


Fall Festival and Pumpkin Hunt

1- 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 14

Westlake Recreation Center, 28955 Hilliard Boulevard


The fun family festival for kids ages 9 and younger includes a pumpkin hunt, face painters, hay rides, refreshments, inflatables and more. The pumpkin hunt will begin at 1:30 p.m. Pre-registration for the pumpkin patch is required and will be accepted until 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13 .or until full, whichever comes first.




The Haunted Treat Trail

7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20

Westlake Recreation Center, 28955 Hilliard Blvd.

For ages 8 and younger. Ghosts, goblins and graveyards fill the haunted trail behind the rec center between the pond and the tennis courts. There will be plenty of treat stops along the way so bring your bag and wear a costume. Refreshments will be available at the end of the trail.

The cost is $3 per person for rec center members, $4 per person for non-members and $5 on the day of the event. Pre-registration is encouraged.




Trick & Treats presented by St. Edward High School

Nooon – 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28

Crocker Park, Westlake



The pet costume contest begins at noon, and trick-or-treating begins at 1 p.m. Family-friendly music by The Real PopFusion at the Main Stage the rest of the afternoon. Food trucks will be on hand.



Trick-or-treat at Clague House Museum

6 – 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 31

Westlake Historical Society’s Clague House Museum, 1371 Clague Road, Westlake



In addition to trick-or-treating, refreshments, crafts for the children and tours of the museum will be offered.




Trick-or-treat will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31.

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