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Oct. 19-20 • All Hallows Eve Harvest and Gourd Festival
A pumpkin path will be lit at dusk and the night will come alive with
storytellers, bonfires and re-enactors leading lantern tours. Visitors
can try their hands at harvest crafts and tomahawk throwing, see
demonstrations and carve pumpkins. Also, growers and crafters will
display and sell their gourd work (10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 20). Horse-drawn
carriage rides (Oct. 19) and hayrides (Oct. 20) will be offered. 6-10
p.m. Oct. 19 and 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Oct. 20 at Seven Eagles Historical
Education Center, 16486 Wapakoneta Road, Grand Rapids. $5 adults, $2.50
for children and seniors and $10 families. (419) 509-0095.
Oct. 20 • Family Fall Festival
This family affair will feature old-time craft demonstrations, hands-on
activities for youth and adults and more. Noon-4 Oct. 20 at Wolcott
House Museum Complex, 1031 River Road, Maumee. $5 adults, $4 seniors
and $2.50 students. (419) 893-9602.
Oct. 20 • 2007 Pumpkinarama
Sal Y Pimienta will provide music, and there will be bouncy and
carriage rides, candy, balloons, crafts, face painting and, of course,
pumpkins. 1-3 p.m. Oct. 20 at Liz Pierson Shelter, Ottawa Park, Kenwood
Oct. 20 • Halloween Folklore & Funfest
A family-oriented evening, this event will feature haunted museum
tours, kids’ games and crafts, horse-drawn wagon hay rides and nature
hikes. Visitors can try their hands at pressing apple cider or listen
to haunted storytelling. Costumes are welcome; treats (and maybe a few
tricks) will be available. 4-9 p.m. Oct. 20 at Wood County Historical
Center & Museum, 13660 County Home Road, Bowling Green. Free. (419)
661-1697, ext. 200; (419) 352-0967, or www.woodcountyhistory.org.
Oct. 20 • Pumpkin Fest 07
“Zombie” vendors will distribute goodies to visiting costumed
characters and select best and scariest costumes. Also, Ten Mile Creek
will provide entertainment; UT ceramics students will display their
work; bakers can enter their best pumpkin pie in a contest; and door
prizes will be awarded. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 20 at Toledo Farmers Market,
525 Market St. (419) 255-6765.
Oct. 26-27 • Fourth Annual River Raisin Halloween Festival
The Nightmare on Front Street (7-11 p.m. Oct. 26) features a mainly
adult holiday celebration: a costume contest, entertainment from
Spaghetti Zombie and Pumpkin Hook, food and shopping. The next day (11
a.m.-8 p.m. Oct. 27), things get more kid-centric. Disney artist Brad
Schreiber will draw kids (noon-2); music (noon-3); kids can
trick-or-treat at area businesses (noon-2); costume contests will be
held (11 a.m.-1 p.m.
at Dorsch Memorial Branch Library, between Washington and South Monroe
streets on West First Street); spooky movies will be screened (2 and 7
p.m. at River Raisin Centre for the Arts, 114 S. Monroe St.); plus
pumpkin carving and more. Oct. 26-27, downtown Monroe, Mich. (800)
Oct. 26-28 • The Town Center at Levis Commons Fall Festival
Includes trick-or-treating with local mascots, arts and crafts,
concerts, hayrides, a bonfire, costume contest, scavenger hunt and
more. 5-8 p.m. Oct. 26, 5-9 p.m. Oct. 27 and noon-3 Oct. 28 at 3201
Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg. (419) 931-8888.
Oct. 27 • Tombstone Derby Family Halloween Celebration
Ghoulish food, live music, local haunted lore trolley, casket races and
more are planned for this annual spook-tacular. Oct. 27 at Depot Park,
353 Ottawa St., Elmore. (419) 862-3552.
Oct. 30 • Pumkin Festival
and Halloween Party Pumpkins, pies, games, prizes, face painting and more will ensure the
makings of a happy Halloween. 3 p.m.
Oct. 30 at Augsburg Lutheran
Church, 1342 W. Sylvania Ave. A canned food donation is requested.
— Compiled by Whitney Meschke