Halloween Activities for Grown-ups in Toledo

Call to all ghouls and goblins: Get in touch with your dark side. The scary season has arrived and Toledo’s Halloween spirit is evident in this onslaught of events.


What better party than a Halloween party? Probably not. No seance required to celebrate with the dead, witches and vampires. Carry on your freak in the truest sense of the word.

OTs Halloween extravaganza / costume party
9 p.m. to 12 p.m. Friday October 25th
The Ottawa Tavern, 1815 Adams St., 419-725-5483. theottawatavern.com. $ 5/21 and more. $ 8 / under 21

Frankie’s: Halloween mayhem costume party
7.30pm-2am. Saturday October 26th
Frankie’s Downtown, 308 Main Street, 419-724-8000. frankiestoledo.com. $ 7.

Sandpiper costume party
8-10 p.m. Saturday October 26th
Sandpiper Boat, 1 Jefferson Ave., 419-537-1212. sandpiperboat.com. $ 25.

Reset Halloween costume party
9:30 p.m. – 1 a.m. Saturday October 26th
Reset, 27250 Crossroads Parkway, Rossford, 43460, 419-874-4555. resetarcade.com.

Bronze Wild Boar: Halloween Party by Human Juicebox
9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. Thursday October 31st
Bronze boar, 20 S Huron St., 419-244-2627. bronzeboar.com.

Still Delaney’s Lounge
8 pm-2am. Friday 1st November
Still Delaney’s Lounge, 309 W Alexis Rd., 419-476-2883. facebook.com/StillDelaneysLounge. No nominal fee.

Tours, crawls, and more

You may be too old to trick or treat, but there are still plenty of fun ways to celebrate the holiday.

Providence Spirits
7-8pm. Friday and Saturday 18th and 19th October.
“Northwest Ohio’s Only Ghost Town” comes to life in the Providence Metropark as part of this spooky historical tour by lantern light.
13801 S River Road, Grand Rapids. 419-779-6052. metroparkstoledo.com. $ 7.

Haunting history tours
6.30pm-8.30pm, Friday and Saturday, October 25th and 26th.
Spooky Doctors, Undertakers, and the Pony Express are all central features of this spooky tour of Wauseon, with the troubled history of Fulton County on this five-stop trip.
225 Depotstr., Wauseon. (419) 337-7922. museumoffultoncounty.org $ 10

Review Halloween pub crawl
6:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. Saturday October 26th
Focus your energy on creating the perfect costume and leave the rest to TASA. Just hop on the bus and stop at Backyard, Jamos, Bier Stube, Vida Cantina, Cock n ‘Bull and Tin Can. No planning or driving required.
Search for “TASA Halloween PubCrawl” on Facebook. $ 25.

Count Krumnow’s Tombstone Derbyrum
Noon – 6 p.m. Saturday October 26th
Join the residents of Elmore as their depot grounds transform into a family-friendly, spooky event! You will find a race of cars that look like tombstones, competitions, and tons of Halloween dishes.
353 Ottawa St., Elmore. 419-377-0700. facebook.com/tombstonederby

Halloween winery tour
5 pm-9pm. Thursday October 31st
Too old for trick or treating, too young at heart to stay home? Then a winery tour is just the thing for you. Dress up in your favorite costume and spend the night visiting the American Winery and Leisure Time Winery with transportation aboard a Team Johnson trolley.
419-388-5800. Search for “Halloween Winery Tour” on Facebook. $ 25.

See Eerie Fear Festival at Ghostly Manor
8 p.m. to midnight, Fridays and Saturdays. 8-10 p.m., Sundays. Until October 31st.
One of the highest-rated haunted attractions in the country, Ghostly Manor’s Fearfest features five different themed areas to scare the pants of the most die-hard haunted house-goer.
Ghostly Mansion, 3319 Milan Road, Sandusky. 419-626-4467. seeeeriefearfest.com. $ 25.

HalloWeekends at Cedar Point
Fridays 6 p.m. – midnight. 11 am to midnight, Saturdays. 11 am-8pm, Sundays. Until October 27th.
The classic amusement park you love with a few extra pumpkins and tombstones. The creeps come out in a variety of mazes and horror zones at night.
Cedar Point, 1 Cedar Point Dr., Sandusky. 419-627-2350. cedarpoint.com. $ 45.

Panic in the pines
8-10 p.m. Saturday 19th & 26th October.
Ah, a hay rit. A classic autumn activity. But beware of zombies and crazy mental patients.
Country Lane Tree Farm, 3525 N Bolander Rd., Genoa. 419-461-1298. panicinthepines.com. $ 20.

6-10 p.m., Fridays. 2 pm-10pm, Saturdays. 2 pm-9pm, Sundays. Until October 27th.
A variety of spooky options await you at ScreamAcres in Napoleon, from your haunted cornfield to the PanDEMONium project.
0064 Co Rd 16, Napoleon. 419-599-1570. Screamacres.com $ 20.

Haunted Hydro
7-11.30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays. Sundays 7-10.30 p.m. Until 2.11.
For three decades, Crazy Bob and his menagerie have been putting outsiders’ pants off. Come and celebrate the 30th anniversary at Fremont’s signature Dark Attraction Park!
1333 Tiffin St., Fremont. 419-307-6985. thehauntedhydro.com $ 20.

Field of fear
7: 30-10: 30. Fridays and Saturdays. Until 2.11.
In addition to a terrifying corn maze, Field of Fear also offers a variety of escape trailers for guests.
3001 South Crissy Road, Monclova. 419-206-9650. fieldoffear.com. $ 20.

Purgatory: House of Troubled Souls
8-midnight. Friday and Saturday, 18.-26. October.
Join the creepy experts at the Fear Factory Outdoor Haunted Trail for Purgatory. If horror is what you’re looking for, don’t worry – horrors will find you.
Fear Factory, 12630 County Rd, Findlay. Search for “purgatory” on Facebook. $ 12.

Backyard BBQ & Booze: Pups on the Patio Halloween Edition
1-4 p.m. Sunday October 20th.
Everyone wants to pretend they have the cutest dog on the block. Here’s your chance to prove it by entering your pup in the Backyard BBQ dog costume competition.
Barbeque & Schnapps, 2600 W Sylvania Ave., 419-475-2515. backyardbbqtoledo.com. $ 10 donation proposal.

Witch hike
5-10.30 p.m. Wednesday October 23.
Grab your broomsticks and pointy hats! The ninth annual Witches’ Walk will allow attendees to shop, play, laugh and enjoy in full costume, with all proceeds going to the Sandusky charity OHgo.
Sandusky State Theater, 107 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. 419.626.1950. Witcheswalk.com $ 15 advance, $ 20 a day.

Pumpkin Pounding & Chomp
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday October 26th
At the end of the Halloween season, the Toledo Zoo naturally discards the tons of pumpkins on display – and gives them away to the animals. Stop by and see how the animals crush, eat and play with the big fruits!
Toledo Zoo, 2700 Broadway. 419-385-4040. toledozoo.org. Free with admission to the zoo.

7.30pm-11pm. Saturday October 26th
Make yourself comfortable in Hood Park for the second annual OctoBEERfest with live music and of course a costume contest with local craft beers and spirits.
Downtown Perrysburg, Louisiana Ave., Perrysburg, 43551. Search for “OctoBEERfest” on Facebook. $ 15.

Boo Bash in the Bay
Saturday October 26th and Sunday October 27th
Come by for the last big party in Put-in-Bay for 2019! Wear a costume to win a cash prize.
Put-in-Bay, Ottawa County. 888-742-7829. visitputinbay.org

Drag Queen Halloween Brunch
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday October 27th.
October isn’t just a scary season; it’s also the month of LGBT history. Celebrate both with drag queen Hershea Chocolatae at this Halloween brunch. Award for the best costume.
Toledo University Alumni Association, 4510 Dorr Street. 800-235-6766. toledoalumni.org. $ 25.

Halloween Spooktacular at The Valentine Theater
3 pm-5pm. Sunday October 27th
We can’t promise that there won’t be Phantoms at the opera during the Valentine Theater’s annual Halloween Spooktacular, but we can promise it will be a fun time. Enjoy an afternoon of spooky classics and a costume parade.
The Valentinstheater, 410 N Superior Str. 419-246-8000. toledosymphony.com. $ 25 for adults, $ 10 for children.

Kathy Najimy & Hocus Pocus Screening
6 p.m. Sunday October 27th.
It wouldn’t be Halloween without seeing Hocus Pocus once or twice (or ten times). Take it a step further this year by seeing a performance with a third of the Sanderson sisters, Kathy Najimy. Question-and-answer session at 6 p.m., followed by the demonstration.
Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., 419-381-8851. stranahantheater.com. $ 27-104.

Ohio’s haunted history
6.30pm-9.30pm. Tuesday October 29th.
Always curious about the myriad ghost stories in the Bowling Green area? Come and listen to expert storytellers as they weave over the ghosts that haunt Wood County’s cemeteries and abandoned buildings.
Wood County Public Library, 251 N Main St., Bowling Green. (419) 352-5104. Wcdpl.org. Free


If the horror doesn’t get your blood pumping and your heart racing, these active Halloween-themed events are sure to do it. Plus, all of that exercise just means you can eat more candy, right?

Red Line Circuit Training: Beauty Beast Fitness Halloween Costume Party
7 pm-9pm. Friday October 25th.
Okay, training dressed as a pirate might not make it easier, but it sure does make it more fun. If you win the costume contest, more endorphins will be added.
Red Line Circuit Training, 305 Morris St., 419-262-1552. redlinecircuittraining.com. $ 20.

Toledo Metroparks Spooky Climb
6-7.30 p.m. Sunday October 26th.
Have a howling good time with the Toledo Metroparks during this spooky rock climbing opportunity. Climbing-friendly costumes are welcome, bonus points if you dress like a tree creature!
Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Botanical Dr., 419-407-9810. Metroparkstoledo.com. $ 25, must pre-register.

Routines: Halloween Twerk-Out
7-8.30 p.m. Monday October 28th.
Costumes are encouraged while you dance at this spooky fitness party. Who would have thought that exercise could be fun?
Routines, 2121 S. Reynolds Rd., 419-215-1521. routines.online. $ 5.

Garrison wandering of the ghosts
7 p.m., guided tours every 15 minutes until 8.30 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays 18.-19. October, 25-26 October.
Nothing haunts you like a place with as much history as Fort Meigs. Spend the evening listening to creepy stories from the past that are sure to send chills down your spine.
Fort Meigs, 29100 W River Road, Perrysburg, 43551. 419-251-9622. fortmeigs.org. $ 10.

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