Top Ten Ways to Experience Halloween in Ohio

As the cool weather makes it’s way to the Ohio,  so do the ghost and goblins. This Halloween season we invite you to carve a pumpkin, tour a haunted place, take a ghost walk, find your way out of a corn maze,  explore North America’s largest candy store, and most importantly, embrace all the fun the season has to offer.

#10 Search area pumpkin patches till you find that perfect pumpkin to carve.

Host a neighborhood pumpkin carving contest.  It’s a great way to enjoy time with your neighbors or friends.  Light them all up with a string of holiday white lights or candles.  Make it a potluck event.

While at the fruit farms, don’t forget to grab a bag of Ohio apples. Perfect for making caramel and candy apples.

Ohio Pumpkin Patches

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#9  Get lost in one of Ohio’s fun corn mazes.

Ohio corn mazes

Ever fall many of the local farmers turn their fields into unique pieces of art.  Each corn maze represents a different theme.  This year we salute the following corn mazes.

  • “Get Lost in a Sea of Corn” at Dethricks Corn Maze & Farm Experience, Mantua, OH
  • Find your way “Mario Bros” Maze Workd at Ramseyer Farms, Wooster, Ohio. – click here for details.
  • A “Toga Corn Maze” can be found at Lynd Fruit Farm, Pataskala, Ohio – click here for details.
  • $25 dollars will allow you to enjoy the Haunted Winery and Corn Maze at Regal Vineyards,  Madison, OH – click here for details.
  • Szalay’s Farm & Market boasts a 3-acre corn maze that is a “bit challenging”.

For even more Ohio corn mazes CLICK HERE.


#8  Visit the largest candy store in North America.

It wouldn’t be Halloween without a big bowl of candy.  And you can find all your favorites at b.a. Sweetie Candy Company in Cleveland, Ohio.  Over 4,500 items to choose from, plus a soda shop.  Did you know most trick-or-treaters prefer a Reese’s cup?

 

 

If you find yourself in Ohio’s Amish Country, Coblentz Chocolates does an amazing job creating wonderful seasonal chocolate delights.  To learn more click here.

 

 


#7  Take in a scary movie or enjoy a night of “Rocky Horror Picture Show”.

Throughout the Halloween season many local movie theaters show many of the classic horror movies on their big screens including the always entertaining “Rocky Horror Picture Show”.  Just “Google” Rocky Horror Picture Show in Ohio and a listing of area theaters will appear.  Don’t forget to the bring “the toast”.

 

#6  Spend a night in a haunted hotel or bed & breakfast, if you dare.

Need ideas?  We can’t guarantee you will run into a ghost, but you never know.  The following area Inn’s made our list of possible haunted establishments.


#5  Visit the Ohio State Reformatory.
Ohio State Reformatory
Picture courtesy of the Historic Ohio State Reformatory, Mansfield, OH.

What better time to visit a haunted prison than during Halloween?  During the season, in addition to tours, the reformatory serves up it’s own haunted house called “Escape from Blood Prison”.

Did you know the Mansfield, Ohio area is considered the haunted capital of Ohio?  Click here to learn more.

 


Akron Civic Theater
#4  Take a tour or enjoy a performance in one of Ohio’s haunted theaters.

It is said that various spirits still walk the halls of many of our Ohio theaters.  Some of the theaters even offer their own ghost tours.  The following are theaters that  have acknowledged tales of “ghostly” events.


Akron Zoo

#3  Enjoy Boo at the Zoo.

What a fun way to enjoy the season.  Grab your Halloween costume and enjoy a day parading around the zoo.  Your admission goes towards funding our zoos. Here is a list of Ohio zoo’s hosting “Boo at the Zoo” events. Please visit website and purchase tickets online.


Ohio Ghost Walks and Tours

#2  Look for spirit orbs on a ghost tour or in a cemetery. Grab your friends and go on a ghost busting adventure.   Here are a few upcoming area ghost tours.
  • Hidden Marietta Ghost Walks
  • Kent Ghost Walk – October 14-15, 2022
  • Ghost Tours of the Reeves Museum – October 14-15, 2022
  • Tales of Terror Walking Tours – October 15-17, 2022
  • Garrison Ghost Walks – October 21-22, 28-29, 2022
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If you want to learn more about area ghosts and haunts, we suggested you check out local author William G. Krejci. He has published a few books on haunted places around Cleveland, Ohio, and Put-in-Bay.  He even resides in Franklin Castle during the winter months.  For more information click here.

 

 


#1  Brave a haunted house. Don’t forget to watch out for the clowns!

If you love being scared, then you have come to the right place. Ohio has some of the best haunted house experiences.  Here are a few of our top picks.

Ohio's Haunted Houses

Halloween is a great time to enjoy all that Ohio has to offer.

Need help with planning your Ohio Halloween fun? Feel free to reach out.


Article and photos, unless noted by: D. Rock, MyOhioFun.com

Diane Rock is the owner and editor of MyOhioFun.com, NorthernOhioTourism.com and the Tea Cup Rescue Society. She is an avid baker, gardener, Little Free Library owner, who loves to read and travel.  She spends most of her days sharing her love of things to do in Ohio, as well as creating destinations and itineraries for group tours and individual travelers.  Her words and images have been published in AAA Ohio Magazine, NE OH Baby Boomers, Long Weekends, and in local travel brochures.

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