Halloween and fall events 2018

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Boardman Park's Great Pumpkin Carve Out Contest
Oct. 19 (6 to 9 PM), 20 (noon to 9 PM), 21 (noon to 5 PM)
The Great Pumpkin Carve-Out Contest at Boardman Park is your chance to create "spooktacular" Jack O' Lanterns! You do the art, we will do all the clean-up! All the fun and none of the mess! Just bring yourself, some carving tools and newspaper. No registration required, small charge per pumpkin.

Family-friendly Haunted Wagon Rides
Oct. 19-20, 26-27 from 6:30 to 9:30 PM
Boardman Park
Adults $5, children 12 and under $3

The Hartford Optimist Club presents 'The Original' Haunted Hayride
Saturday, Oct 20, Friday, Oct 26, Saturday, Oct 27
Located in Northeast Ohio at Storeyland Christmas Tree Farm.
Haunted hayrides ($7 each) run from 7:30 PM to 10PM. Non-haunted hayrides ($3 each) are from 5:30 PM to 7PM
5148 St. Rt. 7, Burghill, Ohio (Storeyland Christmas Tree Farm)
Refreshments are available on site. Cook hot dogs over a roaring bon-fire!
Proceeds benefit Hartford youth groups & organizations.
For more information call 330-772-8733
For updates, check out Storeyland Chistmas Tree Farm on Facebook or go to www.storeyland.com.

Maze Craze
Now through November 4

  • Fridays: 5 PM to midnight
  • Saturdays: 11 AM to midnight
  • Sundays: 11 AM to 9 PM
  • Wednesdays (Oct. 3-31): 5 to 10 PM

14070 Woodworth Rd. (SR 165), New Springfield
Our design for 2018 is Peter Pan. Average time to complete all four mazes is approximately 1½ to 3 hours, depending on your maze expertise. Other activities include a gemstone mining attraction, straw pyramids, corn box, corn hole, wood cutouts for photos, swing set and concessions. Hayrides and barrel train rides on Saturdays and Sundays. Pumpkins available for purchase.
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Maniacs in the Woods
Fridays and Saturday in October, dusk to 11 PM
Candlelight Knolls, 2619 Bazetta Rd., Warren
A haunted woods walking trail. Food concessions and live entertainment every night outside. 
Hosted by Boy Scout Troop 54. $5 adults, $3 kids, $20 per carload up to 5 people.

Hell's Hollow Adventure Trail
Fridays and Saturdays in October, 7 to 10 PM
496 Bestwick Rd., Mercer, Pa.
Three haunts -- Bloody Barn, Haunted Haywagon of Horror, Frightening Field of Corn
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Canfield Scaregrounds
Now through Oct. 31
Canfield Fairgrounds, 7265 Columbiana-Canfield Rd., Canfield
Six terrifying attractions -- Barn of Evil, Core Reformatory, The Slaughterhouse, Zombie Paintball Massacre, Haunted Circus, The Last Ride Haunted Hayride.
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White House Fruit Farm Fall Festival Celebration
Saturdays and Sundays in October, 11 AM to 5 PM
9249 Youngstown-Salem Rd., Canfield
Enjoy horsedrawn wagon rides, a petting zoo, pony rides, food vendors with fall fare, kettle corn, caramel apples, the Pumpkin Pavilion and Gift Barn, Lutz Greenhouse’s mums and professional fall portraits by the lake with FJPortraits. Fresh apples, apple cider and homemade donuts inside the market. Pumpkin Pavilion and Gift Barn is open during the market’s regular hours of operation. Join us for harvest season!
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Fall Weekends – Molnar Farms
Saturdays (9 AM to 5 PM) and Sundays (11 AM to 4 PM) in October
3115 E. Western Reserve Rd., Poland
Enjoy a hayride out to the pumpkin patch where you get to search for the perfect pumpkin to decorate for fall! See and learn more about the farm as we travel from the pumpkin patch back to the market.

Fall Fun Weekends at Ridgeview Farm
Now through Oct. 28, noon to 5 PM
5488 Kinsman Rd. (State Route 87), Mesopotamia
Enjoy a hayride. Walk the corn maze. Pick your own pumpkin. Plenty of fall produce. Hayrides. Check out the petting zoo. Amish bake stand. Free admission with fees for some activities.
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Family Fall Fest at Fair Haven Farms
Now through Oct. 29

  • Fridays: noon to 6 PM
  • Saturdays: 11 AM to 6 PM
  • Sundays: noon to 6 PM

206 Lee Rd., Grove City, Pa.
Pumpkin patch, hayrides, family fun center, punkin’ chunkin, corn maze, pony rides and hayloft shop will be some of the events going on. Admission is $10 for 2 years and older.

Scare Away Hunger at White House Fruit Farm
Oct. 8-21
9249 Youngstown-Salem Rd., Canfield
Visitors to White House can vote for their favorites by purchasing $1 tickets and placing their votes in the buckets by the scarecrows they like best. Proceeds and the scarecrows' clothing will go to the Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley.

Nightlights – Ward Beecher Planetarium
Oct. 12-26, all shows start at 8 PM
Youngstown State University, One University Plaza, Youngstown
The Ward Beecher Planetarium’s spooky annual Halloween spectacular has been going strong since 1974! You won’t believe your eyes or ears! COME IN COSTUME! Great for all ages, although younger visitors might be scared of the loud music and darkness.

Ghost Walking and Trolley Tours in Salem
Call 330-205-3923 for reservations.

  • Walking tour: Oct. 19, 8 and 9:30 PM
    • Begins at front door of the Pearce House at 208 S. Broadway
    • Cost: $10 per person, walk-ups welcome
    • Walk around downtown Salem and learn of ghostly tales and folklore. Wear good walking shoes.
  • Trolley tour: Oct. 20 and 27 at 6, 8 and 10 PM
    • Begins at the lower level of Dale Shaffer Library on S. Lundy Avenue
    • Cost: $15 per person
    • Takes participants out of the downtown area to famous graves and other "haunted" areas around Salem.

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Ghost Walk in Warren
Oct. 19-20, 6:30-9 PM
First Presbyterian Church, 256 Mahoning Ave. NW
Walk and discover the spirits of Warren who never sleep. True stories about real people who died tragically in Trumbull County. Sponsored by the Fine Arts Council of Trumbull County.
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The Twilight Zone
Oct. 19, 20, 26, 27 at 7:30 PM, Oct. 28 at 2 PM
Hopewell Theatre, 702 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown
Hopewell Theatre and Centaur Stage productions collaborate to offer a very special event for
Halloween this season. After obtaining special permission from Rod Serling’s daughter, they will present four classic episodes from The Twilight Zone television show. Tales of suspense, science fiction, fantasy, horror and the paranormal with classic twist endings in brand new original adaptations for the stage.
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The Addams Family – Youngstown State University Theatre
Oct. 19-20, 26-27 at 7:30 PM, Oct. 21, 28 at 2 PM
Ford Theater, Bliss Hall at YSU, One University Plaza, Youngstown
Everyone’s favorite macabre family of creepy kooks comes to devilishly delightful life in this new and original comedy. Living in their super-spooky mansion in Central Park, the Addams family, led by the elegantly gaunt and seemingly undead Morticia and her ever-devoted husband Gomez, is in turmoil.
Their daughter, Wednesday, now 18, finds herself falling in love—a sensation that is unsettling for both her and her family of endearing misfits. When the teen invites her new boyfriend, Lucas Beineke, over with his “normal” family to get better acquainted with the Addams household, comic chaos ensues.
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Pick a Pumpkin – MetroParks Farm
Oct. 20 (10 AM to 2 PM)
Oct. 21 (1 PM to 4 PM)
7574 Columbiana-Canfield Rd., Canfield
Take a tractor-wagon ride to the pumpkin patch to pick a cannonball-size pumpkin. Decorate (no carving) your pumpkin to take home. Barns are open to visit the animals. Additional size pumpkins will be for sale.
Rides: $1, Pumpkins: $3 -- cash only

Creepy Hollows Haunted Trail
Oct. 20, 27
East Palestine City Park, 31 Park Ave.
$5 admission

Greenford Ruritan Pancake Breakfast
Oct. 20, 7 AM to noon
South Range High School, 11300 Columbiana-Canfield Rd., Canfield
The 6th annual Greenford Ruritan all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast. Basket raffle, 50/50, door prizes and kids' activities. Proceeds go toward scholarships awarded to South Range graduating seniors. For pre-sale tickets and basket raffle donations, please contact Andraea Hazel at 330-549-0377.
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Parto's Annual Kids Halloween Party
Oct. 20, 12 to 2 PM
Parto's Golf, 2231 Coitsville Hubbard Rd., Youngstown
Admission: $5 per person
Face painting, obstacle course, balloons, games, cupcakes, drinks, mini golf, popcorn, pumpkin decorating, prizes, fire truck and mini hay wagon rides.

Family Halloween Bash at Lanterman's Mill
Oct. 20, 4 to 6 PM
Admission: $3 for Mahoning County residents, $5 for non-residents (if registered and paid by Oct. 17); fees for late admission or walk-ins are $5 for residents and $7 for non-residents.
Dress in your Halloween finest for a child-friendly party! Music, dancing, snacks, games, costume competition and more. Sponsored by WKBN 27 First News.
For more information, call Ford Nature Center at 330-740-7107 or visit Mill Creek MetroParks' website.

Halloween at McDonald's in Salem
Oct. 20, 5 to 7 PM
1892 E. State St.
Free pumpkin to decorate with Happy Meal purchase, games, face-painting, Salem Police Officer LaRosa with K9 Argo (from 5 to 6), Salem fire truck (from 6 to 7) and costume contest with prizes.

Indoor Trick or Treating at St. Thomas the Apostle
Oct. 20, 6:30 to 8:30 PM
4453 Warren-Sharon Rd., Vienna
Free event

Costume Contests and Plaza-wide Trick or Treat
Oct. 21

  • Trick or Treat: 2 to 5 PM, businesses between Blue Wolf Tavern and Hot Head Burritos along Route 224 in Boardman will be passing out candy and treats to costumed kiddos
  • Dog Costume Contest: 3:30 PM at One Hot Cookie in Boardman
  • Kids' Costume Contest: 5 PM at Suzy's Dogs & Drafts in Boardman

Pumpkin Crafts at Columbiana Public Library
Oct. 23, 4 to 5 PM
332 N. Middle St., Columbiana
Grades K-3.
Call 330-482-5509 to register.

20th Annual “Trick or Treat” at Eastwood Field
Oct. 23, 6 to 8 PM
111 Eastwood Mall Blvd., Niles
"Trick or Treat” at Eastwood Field is a fun and safe way to celebrate Halloween for children ages 12 and under. Ticket quantities are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis. Children and adults will require a ticket. Tickets are just $1 each and are available at the Scrappers Team Office, located at Eastwood Field.

Trick or Treating at Concord Care Center of Hartford
Oct. 24, 6 to 7 PM
3090 Five Points-Hartford Rd., Fowler
Cookies, punch and trick or treating throughout the building!

Indiana Smith and the Mummy’s Curse
Oct. 26, 12 PM & 7 PM
Best Western Plus Dutch Haus Inn & Suites, 150 E. State Route 14, Columbiana
Indiana Smith and the Mummy’s Curse, a hilarious audience-interactive Halloween murder mystery, will be performed by Pittsburgh’s Musical Mysteries & More. The matinee performance includes a four-course plated luncheon and the evening performance includes a four-course gourmet buffet. Overnight packages are also available.

Trunk or Treat
Oct. 26, 5:30 to 7:30 PM
755 Boardman-Canfield Rd., Suite K2, Boardman
Hot dogs, drinks, candy, popcorn. Activities for the kids. Remember to wear your costume!

Halloween at Penn State Shenango
Oct. 26, 5:30 to 7:30 PM
147 Shenango Ave., Sharon in the auditorium
Family-friendly event, open to all ages.
Hosted by Penn State Shenango, benefitting THON organization. Costume contest, crafts, dancing and more. Admission: $1, food and drink will be available for purchase.

Mall-wide Trick or Treat at Southern Park Mall
Oct. 27, 10 to 11 AM
7401 Market St., Boardman
Stop by participating stores for a sweet treat while supplies last! Trick or treaters can start in Center Court for a special Shelby’s Sugar Shop bag. Plus, stop by our selfie station and take a photo at the Halloween set! Sign up to become a KidX member at the event!

A View from the Hill – Tours of Oak Hill Cemetery
October 27, 1:30 to 3:30 PM
344 Oak Hill Ave., Youngstown
You may know this Youngstown landmark by glimpses caught along Route 680 but now is your opportunity to visit and explore the rich history of this fascinating site. Guided tours begin and end at the Oak Hill Cemetery Chapel. Donation of $5 per adult is appreciated. Parking is available within the cemetery.

Westminster Planetarium Halloween shows
Oct. 27
319 S. Market St., New Wilmington, Pa.
Free and open to the public
Make reservations due to limited seating by calling 724-946-STAR or through an online form

  • "Halloween: Celestial Origins" -- Shows at 3:30 and 6:30 PM. Recommended for ages 5 and up. Learn the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a "cross-quarter day." Explore the night sky and learn what planets, constellations and stars will be out on your Halloween evening. Outdoor skygazing will follow the 6:30 screening, weather permitting.
  • "Ooky Spooky" -- Shows at 5 and 8 PM. Appropriate for all ages. Features Halloween songs, visually enhanced with animation on our full-dome screen. There will also be a brief live tour of autumn constellations. Outdoor skygazing will follow the 8 screening, weather permitting.

Trick or Treat at Calla Community Church in Canfield
Oct. 27, 4 to 6 PM
6482 W. Calla Rd.
Lots of candy, apple cider and donuts! Make sure to stop in for your treats!

Trunk or Treat at East Fairfield United Methodist Church
Oct. 27, 5:30 PM
45675 State Route 558, New Waterford

Trunk or Treat at First Christian Assembly in Liberty
Oct. 27, 4 PM
3243 Cardinal Dr.
Free admission, free food, games and candy.

Crazy Costume Clue Day at Irons Mill Farmstead
Oct. 27-28
252 Greenfield Rd., New Wilmington, Pa.
Our yearly end-of-the-season fun lives on. Add to your yearly Halloween traditions by coming to IMF to celebrate with family-friendly fun. Kid-friendly, no-scare decor and costumes in keeping with our high standards is our pledge to you. Bring your well-behaved, leashed, vaccinated dogs! Costume contests for humans and dogs.
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Trunk or Treat
Oct. 27, 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church 2985 Center Road, Poland Ohio 44514
Everything free hot dogs, face painting, apple cider, Smores, cotton candy,and of course trick or treating.

Trunk or Treat
Oct. 27, 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Sovereign Grace Chapel 2012 Mahoning Avenue Youngstown, OH 44509
All adults and children from the community are welcome to come and enjoy a fun and safe way to dress up and gather candy, play games, have fun, and enjoy food! Free for everyone.

Trunk or Treat
Oct. 27, 1:00 PM
Haunted Car Show/ Trunk or Treat
Youngstown, OH

Trunk or Treat
Oct. 28, 1:00 PM
Haunted Car Show/Trunk or Treat
Warren, OH

Halloween Parade -- downtown Niles
Oct. 28, 1 PM
Come dressed in your best costume! Those who would like to participate can contact Becky Thomas at 330-974-6722.

Trunk or Treat at West Austintown United Methodist Church
Oct. 28, 4 to 6 PM
6749 Mahoning Ave., Austintown
Lots of candy, hot dogs, apple cider, hot chocolate and more! We can't wait to see you!

Trunk or Treat at 614 Church in Masury
Oct. 28, 5 to 7 PM
1382 Broadway Ave.

Trick or Treat Door Dash
Oct. 28, 6 to 8 PM
Poland United Methodist Church, 1940 Boardman-Poland Rd., Poland
Free, safe, indoor event for children up to age 16. Over 40 decorated doors throughout the church for kids to knock on and receive candy. Games and refreshments, too! Open to the entire community.

Trunk or Treat at Niles Nazarene Church
Oct. 31, 5 to 7:30 PM
1822 Niles Vienna Rd., Niles
Outside and inside fun for all ages.

Halloweenifest in Jackson Township
Oct. 31, 5 to 7 PM
Jackson Township Administration Building, 10613 Mahoning Ave., North Jackson

Trunk or Treat at Old North Church in Canfield
Oct. 31, 6:30-8 PM
7105 Herbert Rd.
Free community event
Candy, games, donuts, cider, photo booth, family-friendly costumes.

Schenley Avenue Haunt
Oct. 31, 6 to 9 PM
S. Schenley Ave., Youngstown

2nd Year Anniversary of The Schenley Ave Haunt.
After last years success with approximately 500 kids walking through the front yard being scared before being given treats it's running again this year. This year will be bigger and better with a costume contest for the best boy & girl costume, photo board, new animatronics, scarioke (karaoke with Halloween music) and more.

Visit https://www.facebook.com/SchenleyAveHaunt/ for more details like the address and keep up to date new new additions.

Rocky Horror Show presented by The Millennial Theatre Company and Sunrise Entertainment
Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, 2 at 7 PM (another showing at midnight on Nov. 2)
DeYor Performing Arts Center, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown
Tickets: $15 for adults, $13 for students and seniors (buy tickets online)
In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy butler. Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation -- a muscular man named “Rocky.”
Virgin Sacrifices and the costume contest will begin a half-hour before showtime each night. Prop packages will also be available for purchase at all performances (no outside props permitted).
This show is rated R (parental discretion advised).

Penn State Shenango
Oct. 31, 5:30 to 7:30 PM
47 Shenango Ave., Sharon, PA 16146
Family friendly event at Penn State Shenango, open to all ages. Hosted by Penn State Shenango Benefiting THON organization. Event will be held in the Penn State Shenango Auditorium located at 147 Shenango Ave., Sharon, PA 16146. Costume contest, crafts, dancing and more. Entry fee is $1 and food/drink will be available for purchase.

Let's Do The Time Warp Again
Oct. 31, 7PM
Let's Do The Time Warp Again! The Millennial Theatre Company and Sunrise Entertainment are proud to bring The Rocky Horror Show to Downtown Youngstown for Halloween 2018! The show runs October 31, November 1 and 2 at 7pm and again at midnight on Friday, November 2. 

In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-n-Furter. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters including a rock-n-roll biker and a creepy butler. Through elaborate dance numbers and rock songs, Dr. Frank-n-Furter unveils his newest creation & introduces the young couple to new experiences they’ll never forget!

Tickets are $15 for adults, and $13 for students and seniors. Virgin Sacrifices and the costume contest will begin a half hour before showtime each night. Prop packages will also be available for purchase at all performances (no outside props permitted). This show is rated R (parental discretion advised).

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