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Oktoberfest 2020 canceled
Cedar Point’s Tricks and Treats Fall Fest
Saturdays and Sundays from Sept. 12 through Nov. 1
With current COVID-19 safety protocols in place, this outdoor street festival offers new and engaging ways to celebrate the season with Halloween decor, live entertainment, fall food and drink tasting, and Cedar Point’s world-famous rides and roller coasters. Guests can try foods like Vampire Chili Dogs and pumpkin spice funnel cakes, as well as craft beer and specialty drinks like Hocus Pocus Punch and Jack-o-Lantern Juice. There will be plenty of fun for the whole family with Monster Makeovers, trick-or-treat candy stations, crafts and games.
Cedar Point expects its traditional event HalloWeekends, including the Great Pumpkin Fest and Haunt, to return next year.
More information, including how to buy tickets
Coolspring Corn Maze
Located at 537 Franklin Rd., Mercer, Pa.
Fridays 4 – 11 p.m., Saturdays 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
The hayride also goes to the Pumpkin Patch where you can choose a pumpkin
4520 Renkenberger Rd., Columbiana
Saturdays and Sundays in October, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Hayrides to pick your own pumpkin at the patch. Hayrides $6 per person, ages 2 and under ride free. Cost includes a 15-minute hayride to the pumpkin patch, a four-acre corn maze and petting zoo. Pumpkins are weighed and purchased by the pound for 40 cents a pound once you return from the patch. Apples, cider, cornstalks and various other farm-grown decorations for sale. Visit Detwiler Farm’s website for more information.
Dog Costume Contest and Cookie Giveaway
Saturday, Oct. 24 at 3 p.m.
One Hot Cookie, 1315 Boardman Canfield Rd., Boardman
Prizes will be awarded to the top three dog costumes. Any child in costume will be given a free cookie between 2 and 4 p.m. You don’t have to register ahead of time.
Drive-thru Trick or Treat presented by Boardman Nissan and LOUD 102.3
Friday, Oct. 23 from 5-7 p.m.
Drive to 16 Boardman Blvd. where you can go through a spooky lot to receive individually-wrapped bags of candy. The event includes a photo booth and a costume contest with prizes. There will also be hand sanitizer available.
Call 330-726-5555 or visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.
East Palestine Halloween parade
The parade will begin at 7:30 p.m., leaving the Methodist Church parking lot next to McDonald’s. Party to follow at the Moose Lodge. Safety and Security provided by the Ease Palestine police and fire departments. The event is sponsored by the East Palestine Kiwanis Club. Please follow social distancing and mask guidelines.
Eastwood Mall Monster Maul
5577 Youngstown-Warren Rd., Niles
Explore kindness throughout the month of October.
- Eastwood Mall Pumpkin Patch: Pop into the pumpkin patch for some great photo ops! Once there, you’ll find Blue — a small pumpkin in a very large pumpkin patch. Blue has a small split in his stem that is noticeable and makes him very self-conscious. Blue’s mom knows that what makes him different can also make him special, and she tries to encourage Blue not to worry about the split! Take a selfie with Blue the Pumpkin and show our friends at the customer service center to win a prize while supplies last!
- Captain McFinn Kindness Banner and Pledge: Sign your name in support of Kindness Month. Bubbles to sign your name can be found at the customer service center. The annual Captain McFinn Kindness Banner will be on display on the food court wall all month long.
- Random Acts of Kindness Worksheet: Pick up worksheets and stickers at the customer service center while supplies last. Children will complete “Random Acts of Kindness” and parents will check off tasks when completed.
- Kindness Rocks: Look closely. Can you find a Kindness Rock anywhere in the mall? If you do, bring it to the customer service center for a surprise while supplies last. One rock per customer per day, please.
Saturday, October 24 and 31 from 5 – 9 p.m. at Pymatuning Rentals, 1 Gibson St., Jamestown, Pa.
Reservations must be prepaid by Oct. 16.
The 6 p.m. launch on the two-mile trip will take approximately an hour-and-a-half. Along the way, you will encounter Clown Town, Hannibal Lecter’s Kitchen, the Baby Doll Factory, Zombie Camp and the Unforgettable Cemetery. The Upper Shenango Water Trail Spirits Rise. Bonfire to follow on the riverbank at the shop.
October 31 will be the grand finale night for adults only. There will be a costume contest and BYOB party. The event is limited.
The haunted house on Warren-Sharon Road in Vienna is canceled for the 2020 season. The Happy Valley Cemetery portion will be up as usual during the month of October for viewing. Actors will be in the cemetery Oct. 30 and 31 from 6 – 9 p.m. Visit the event’s Facebook page for updates.
Halloween Health Fair
Saturday, Oct. 24, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
East High School, 474 Bennington Avenue
Hearing and vision screenings will be available for all YCSD scholars in odd-numbered grades. Flu shots will be offered for YCSD children, parents and staff, sponsored by the Youngstown City Health District. Kids are encouraged to wear costumes and will be able to trick or treat at local vendor-sponsored candy stations. Masks must be worn and social distancing will be maintained.
Halloween Night Hike
Friday, Oct. 30, from 6-7:30 p.m.
Test your senses as we adjust to walking in the dark. Learn about creatures of the night as well as Pymatuning myths and legends. Face masks required. Space is limited. Registration required. Meeting location will be provided to all registered participants. For more information or to register, contact Jared McGary at firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-932-3142 ext. 109. Visit the event’s Facebook page for updates.
Haunted Hollywood Musical Workshop
Maureen Collins will be hosting Easy Street’s wackiest online workshop yet, taking her classes on a virtual tour INSIDE some of Hollywood’s spookiest films! With the use of animated backgrounds, these fun-filled, age-appropriate classes will travel via time machine through old movies and spooky locations learning Halloween’s greatest hit songs and dances! She will also and assign fun weekly projects like carving pumpkins, applying creepy make-up and creating a costume! This Halloween is sure to be a THRILLER with songs from The Wizard of Oz, Scooby Doo, Ghostbusters, Little Shop of Horrors, Beetlejuice, Hocus Pocus, Young Frankenstein, Rocky Horror and The Nightmare Before Christmas just to name a few!
Saturdays, September 26 – October 31
Ages 3-5: 10:00 – 10:45 a.m.
Ages 6-8: 11:00 – 11:45 a.m.
Ages 9 & Up: 1:00 – 1:45 p.m.
The cost of the workshop is $75, which includes six weeks of classes, rehearsal materials and choreography links. Easy Street offers a sibling discount price of $50 for children of the same household. Registration forms are available at EasyStreetShows.com.
Hermitage First Assembly of God Trunk or Treat
Sat. Oct. 31 from 2-4 p.m.
Fun for the whole family. The parking lot will be hoping with cars and trucks all decked out in fall fun and with tons of treats for the kids. Games and refreshments will also be part of the event. All children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information message us or contact the church office at (724) 962-8206.
Hubbard Haunted Woods
Opening Oct. 2
1429 Brookfield-Hubbard Rd.
Come out for the Haunted Maze Fridays & Saturdays from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. and Sundays from 7-10 p.m. Tickets can be purchased on the premises for $15 per person.
Irons Mill Farmstead
Opening day is Saturday, September 12
252 Greenfield Rd., New Wilmington, PA
Guests can check out the region’s premier corn maze, pumpkin patch and fall fun experience. Masks are required except for those with medical conditions. For a full list of farmstead events, visit their website.
Locust Grove Baptist Church Trunk or Treat
12015 Washingtonville Rd., Salem
Sunday, Oct. 25 from 5-7 p.m.
Maniacs in the Woods
2619 Hoagland Blackstub Rd., Warren
Haunted trail every Friday/Saturday in October, from dusk to 11 p.m. Tickets are $7 per person ages 12 and up and $5 for under 12. Concessions, live entertainment, covered pavilion and bonfire available. Cash, debit or credit card accepted. Check their Facebook page for more information.
14070 State Route 165 (Woodworth Rd.), New Springfield
The maze will be open September 18 through November 1. The theme this year is “A Christmas Carol,” and masks are mandatory inside and outside when social distancing isn’t possible.
Friday: 5 p.m. – Midnight (Last ticket sold at 10 p.m.)
Saturday: 11 a.m. – Midnight (Last ticket sold at 10 p.m.)
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. (Last ticket sold at 7 p.m.)
Wine Adventure Maze, October 1, 8 and 15 from 6 – 11 p.m. rain or shine. Tickets are $35 for ages 21 and over only.
Movies 8 Boardman Spooktacular Weekend
The movie theater is offering the following classics: Hocus Pocus, The Thing, Nightmare Before Christmas, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Casper, Halloween and Halloween II, and Evil Dead.
You’ll be able to buy concession stand favorites. Social distancing and safety precautions will be in place. Check Movies 8’s website for showtimes.
Nightmare at Canfield Scaregrounds
October 2 – 31. Check the Facebook page for hours and announcements on COVID-19 safety procedures.
Niles Halloween Parade
November Rain Fireworks at the Eastwood Mall
Saturday, Nov. 7 at 9 p.m.
5577 Youngstown-Warren Rd., Niles
Experience the tradition that is the fabulous November Rain Fireworks, all simulcast to the hottest music on HOT 101. You won’t want to miss this display in the Eastwood Mall parking lot. It is a one-of-a-kind fireworks show that is sure to bring excitement and entertainment.
Oktoberfest Drive-Thru Dinner at Christ Our Savior Church in Struthers
Saturday, Oct. 24 from 4 to 6 p.m. or until sold out
764 5th St., Great Hall entrance
One wienerschnitzel, kielbasa link and sauerkraut, side of German potato salad, slice of apple strudel — $10.
Oktoberfest To-Go at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Warren
Saturday, Oct. 24 from 4 to 6:30 p.m.
2860 E. Market St.
Pick up your dinners and enjoy a taste of Germany at home! Sauerkraut, bratwurst, cabbage rolls, mashed potatoes, escalloped apples, rolls and cake. Dinners are $10 apiece. There will also be 50/50 and basket raffles. All money raised goes back to the church.
Pleasant Valley Church Fall Festival
Saturday, Oct. 24 from 5 to 7 p.m.
2055 Pleasant Valley Rd., Niles/Liberty Township
Free event. Pumpkin patch, food and drive-thru candy. Please join us!
Rolling Acres Corn Maze
Opening day is September 11
1184 Lisbon Canfield Rd., Leetonia, Ohio
The cost of tickets is $10, which includes the maze, hayride, mini golf, sling shot and many other activities and games. Masks are mandatory inside and outside when social distancing isn’t possible.
Friday 5 – 11 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Rulli Bros. Drive-thru All-Inclusive Trunk or Treat
October 25 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Rulli Bros. Market, 8025 Market St., Boardman
Elisa’s Entourage, Rulli Brothers and Miss Dana’s Diamonds are hosting a modified drive-thru All-Inclusive Trunk or Treat this year! This year the event will benefit Easter Seals and The Walnut Grove. There will be non-candy items for those with food allergies or special diets or friends with special needs. Sensory items will also be passed out for those with special needs. There will be a special needs family time from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. All others will have timed ticketing between 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets will be available soon. You must have a ticket purchased ahead of time to come this year. Tickets will only be available online. For more information, find this event on Facebook.
Salem Thanksgiving Day Dinner
Scrappers’ Halloween Drive Thru
The Mahoning Valley Scrappers will be hosting a Halloween Drive-Thru in Eastwood Field’s parking lot from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 27, with proceeds going to Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley.
Cars can drive through a route of decorated vendor displays in the Eastwood Field parking lot and each car (up to 4 kids per car) will receive prepackaged Trick or Treat bags at the end of the route. Cars must purchase a $10 “hangtag” ticket in advance to attend. Hangtags must be purchased online only at www.mvscrappers.com, and they will be mailed out prior to the event.
Each Trick or Treat bag will include a ticket voucher to a 2021 Scrappers game. There will be no in-person or day of event hangtag sales. Cars are limited to the first 250!
The Eastwood Field parking lot will open at 5 p.m.
Shenango Valley Mask & Treat
October 24 from 2 – 5 p.m.
A drive-thru candy and PPE giveaway for kids at the Park Inn by the Radisson for a night of trick or treating from the safety of your car. All kids present will receive one bag of candy, plus each car will receive one bag of PPE masks and info donated by the local community.
Shops at Boardman Park Trick or Treating
Southern Park Mall Candy Crawl
Thu., Oct. 29 from 5 to 7 p.m.
A fun, safe place for local families to trick-or-treat drive-thru style. Guests will also enjoy appearances from their favorite superheroes and princesses, who will be handing out candy and treats. Families are to remain in their cars to ensure social distancing. The event is free, but reservations are required. You can get tickets online — one ticket per car.
Southern Park Mall Community Day
Sat., Oct. 24 from 1 to 6 p.m.
Celebrate the season with fun for the whole family while supporting our neighbors in need. The event will feature entertaining activities such as live music by Sophisticated Soul, superhero appearances, pony rides, pumpkin painting, caricature drawings, food trucks and your local law enforcement will be there. Admission is free and guests are encouraged to bring a nonperishable food item or hygiene product, like toothpaste or body wash, to help the Salvation Army of the Mahoning Valley.
Steel Valley Nightmare and Escape
160 Trumbull Ave., Girard
We are a horror themed escape room open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. We offer a multi room escape game action packed with animatronics, theatrical lighting, lifelike props and actors. Game times are located on the booking site; admission is $25 per person. Perfect for the fall season!
Trunk or Treat
Oct. 31 starting at 3 p.m.
McGuffey Centre 1649 Jacobs Road, Youngstown
Masks or facial coverings are required at the drive thru event.
Trunk or Treat by Heels n Wheels Entertainment
October 25 from 1 – 3 p.m.
ITAM 39, 1243 N. Main Street, Niles
Calling all pirates, ballerinas and superheroes — draculas and witches, too! We’ve got a trunk-or-treat parking lot candy giveaway planned just for you. Come dressed in your costume and grab a bag of goodies!
Trunk or Treat at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
Sunday, Oct. 25 from 3 to 5 p.m.
2985 Center Rd., Poland
Drive-thru event, rain or shine.
Trunk or Treat at Sovereign Grace Chapel
Saturday, October 31, from noon – 2 p.m. at 2012 Mahoning Ave Youngstown, Ohio
An afternoon, of food and candy, fun and games, a bounce around and more. More information at sovereigngracechapel.com.
Trunk or Treat at St. Thomas the Apostle
Sunday, October 25 from 2 – 4 p.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Community, 4453 Warren-Sharon Rd, Vienna, OH 44473. Please park in the Mathews High School rear parking lot.
Vineyards at Pine Lake Hallovine Scavenger Hunt
Get a group together (1-5 people in a group) and join The Vineyards at Pine Lake for its second Annual Hallovine Scavenger Hunt. As you adventure through the vines, be sure to sample up to 12 different wines. Be the first one back with a completed scavenger list to win a gift.
Tickets include 12 wine samples, the scavenger hunt, live music, a post-hunt bonfire and s’mores.
Sunday, October 25, with the hunt starting promptly at 5 p.m.
**You must be at least 21 years old to participate**
For tickets, visit The Vineyards at Pine Lake’s website.
Wagon Trails Animal Park
Dress up drive thru!
All children who attend in costume get free fish food in the drive thru and a free petting zoo cone.
All Saturdays and Sundays in October.
Warren Flea and Farmers Market Halloween Trick or Treat
Saturday, Oct. 31 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
428 Main St. SW
All-day family fun! Walk through our haunted entrance. Trick or treat with costumed vendors. Free candy. Rain or shine.
White House Fruit Farm
9249 State Route 62, Canfield
The fall gift barn and pumpkin pavilion will be open September 11 through October 31. For the safety of all and due to social gathering concerns, there will not be horse-drawn wagon rides, a kids’ play area, a petting zoo or live music.
Monday – Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Witches Night Out
625 Main Street, Volant, Pa.
Saturday, October 26, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Woodland Cellars Haunted Wine Trail
3128 Logan Way, Youngstown
Oct. 2-Nov. 1, Fridays and Saturdays from 7-11 p.m., Sunday from 7-10 p.m.
Kiddie Haunt: Friday-Sunday, 1-7 p.m.