Fall Family Fun Guide 2018

Fall….the gorgeous colors, soft comforting embrace of a sweater, warm cappuccino on a dewy October morning, picking apples, carving pumpkins, pumpkin pie, apple fritters, kiddos in their adorable Halloween costumes, fall festivals, and so much more! It is one of the most magnificent seasons to experience in Toledo Ohio! But don’t blink, it goes by way too fast so tag friends and make plans now! Here is this year’s Fall Family Fun Guide….




Ribbet collagePUMPKIN

Gust Brother’s Pumpkin Farm

Gust Brother’s Pumpkin Farm is a working farm that provides a real farm experience to all visitors. Visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy a wholesome and fun family atmosphere…visit the cows, pigs, goats, bunnies, roosters, etc. and don’t forget to pick put the perfect pumpkin in the pumpkin patch!

Location: 13639 Mulberry Rd, Ottawa Lake, MI 49267

Phone: (517) 486-2237

Dates: open Sunday, September 9 to October 31, 2018

Hours: Open every day from 9 A.M. to 7 P.M

Cost: FREE (but do bring some spending cash for a Hay Ride, donuts, cider, and other Fall goodies and decorations)

Website: https://www.gustbrothers.com/

MacQueen’s Apple Orchard

Famous for our Apple Butter Stir Festival held every year on the first weekend of October, MacQueen’s Orchards grows 16 varieties of apples and 10 varieties of peaches, plus we sell a large variety of all your favorite, seasonal locally grown vegetables year round. In the fall, (Mid-Sept-3rd Week of Oct.), you can drive your own vehicle in the orchard to pick your own apples, if you choose.

Location: 7605 Garden Rd, Holland, OH 43528

Phone: (419) 865-2916

Dates: Apple Butter Stir Festival Saturday, Oct. 7th & Sunday Oct. 8th 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Hours: Aug-Oct: 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Cost: Varies depending on your purchases (and parking for the Apple Butter Stir)

Website: http://www.macqueenorchards.com/index.htm


Erie Orchards & Cider Mill

Erie Orchards and Cider Mill is a working farm with approximately 70 acres in production. Approximately 15,000 bushels of apples are harvested annually. They minimize the use of chemicals and use no chemicals which are absorbed into the tree. There is something exciting going on every weekend be sure to check the website for a full list.

Location: 1235 Erie Rd, Erie, MI 48133

Phone: 734-848-4518.

Special Event Dates: Literally an event every weekend September-end of October, click on website for details

Hours: Monday through Saturday, 9am – 7:00pm and Sunday: 11am – 6:00pm. Note: the u-pick closes a 1/2 hour before the store closes each evening

Cost: Varies depending on purpose for visit and event

Website: http://www.erieorchards.com/?pg=events


Fleitz Pumpkin Farm

Savor the fall season with your family at our farm! Located just two miles south of Maumee Bay State Park in Oregon, OH. Opened from the 2nd Sat. of Sept. thru Oct 31!

Location: 7133 Seaman Rd, Oregon, OH 43616

Phone: (419) 836-7613

Dates: Opening Day is Sept. 13th @ 10AM New this year: each Tuesday and Thursday special is now also a sundae. Sept 13 = Oreo Donut Sundae!

Cost: Varies depending on purchase…FREE admission

Website: https://www.facebook.com/fleitzpumpkinfarm/?rf=593051204063529

Trabbic Pumpkin Farm

Experience the Fall Atmosphere in a Family and Faith Filled environment. From visiting the animals in the “Animal Kingdom”, to the rides, Cider and Doughnuts, if you love the Fall season, then the farm is the place to be. This year they are celebrating their 28th year with the pumpkin patch and it wouldn’t be possible without you. God has blessed them and the farm in so many ways over the past 28 years and they appreciate all of your business and support. Upcoming 2018 Events….Oct 7: Harvest Mass @5pm, Oct 27-28: Free donut and cider if dressed up in A costume, Oct 28: Balloon Creations and Stilt Man

Location: 1560 E Sterns Rd, Erie, MI 48133

Phone: (734) 848-4049

Dates: September 15th – October 31st, 2018

Hours: 10am-7pm

Mon-Wed: 4-6:30pm (Corn Maze and Play area Only)

Thurs-Fri: 4-6:30pm (Corn Maze, Play area, Pumpkin Train, and Teddy Bear Spin Only)

Sat-Sunday: 11am-6:30pm (Hay Ride, Corn Maze, play area, Pumpkin Train, Teddy Bear Spin)

Cost: Admission is FREE (Bring money for Rides, Pumpkin, etc.)

Website: https://www.trabbicpumpkinfarm.com/

The Pumpkin Peddler

The fall season just isn’t complete without a hayride to a pumpkin patch, and The Pumpkin Peddler offer a memorable ride through the tree farm for you and your family to enjoy. There are thousands to choose from and your children can pick their own pumpkins right in the field. Your family can enjoy other activities as well, such as a pumpkin maze, face painting, and guessing the weight of a painted pumpkin. A craft store is also on site where we offer Indian corn, gourds, mini and pie pumpkins straw bales, corn stalks and more for your fall and Halloween decorating needs. Enjoy a cookie and some apple cider and your family outing is complete!

Location: 20354 N Dixie Hwy, Bowling Green, OH 43402

Phone: (419) 409-0252

Dates: Month of October

Hours: Weekdays: Noon til Dark, Saturday: 10 til Dark, Sunday: 11 til Dark

Cost: Varies depending on purchase Admission is FREE

Website: http://bowlinggreenchristmastrees.com/pumpkin-farm.php

Country Lane Tree Farm Fall Festival Weekends

No other farm in NW Ohio or Michigan allows you to wander through their farm, alongside of peacocks, ducks and chickens, hold baby ducks, chicks and bunnies, and then feed all of their farm animals. Milking their REAL cow is always a big hit with the kids and adults! In addition to the farm tours, Fall season brings the Fall Festival that features 10 acre U-Pick pumpkin patch, a FREE Hayride, Family Farm Animal Tours, and NW Ohio’s ONLY Haunted Hayride! (see Panic in the Pines)

Location: 3525 N Bolander Rd, Genoa, OH 43430

Phone: (419) 461-1298

Dates: OCTOBER 6,7, 13,14, 20,21 and 27, 28

Hours: SATURDAY and SUNDAY 11 am to 4 pm – NO RESERVATIONS NEEDED!!! Last Admission 3 PM. (All activities end at 4 PM!)

Cost: FALL FESTIVAL WEEKEND ADMISSION PRICES: Children under 2 are FREE, 3yrs – 12 yrs -$10/person, Adults – $5/person, Active Military – FREE

Website: https://www.countrylanetreefarm.com/




Little Boo At the Zoo

Little Boo is the pre-school pirates’ and princesses’ chance to delight without the fright! Toddlers and preschool aged children are invited to wear their Halloween costumes to trick or treat throughout the Zoo and enjoy crafts and games sized just for them.

Location: 2 Hippo Way, Toledo, OH 43609

Dates: Thursday, October 18 and Friday, October 19 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Cost: $7 for Members’ Children, $16 for Non-Members Children, $16 for Non-Members Adults, & $13 for Non-Members Seniors (60+)

Website: https://www.toledozoo.org/boo



Pumpkin Path

Pumpkin Path is when the Halloween fun really comes alive at the Toledo Zoo! In addition to costumed trick or treating for all ages, there will also be games, artistic pumpkin carving demonstration, bounce houses and magic shows to entertain all the ghosts and goblins!

Location: 2 Hippo Way, Toledo, OH 43609

Dates: Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Cost: $7 for Members’ Children, $16 for Non-Members Children, $16 for Non-Members Adults, & $13 for Non-Members Seniors (60+)

Website: https://www.toledozoo.org/pumpkinpath


Luminous Night at the Toledo Zoo

Bring the whole family to the Zoo’s Fall Festival of Color, as we shine a spotlight on Asian culture. This year, the whole show takes place on the historic side of the Zoo where guests will be immersed in the wonders of the Far East, including more than 500 hand-crafted Chinese lanterns in the shapes of animals and botanicals, hands on cultural activities and demonstrations led by international students from local universities, tastes of traditional Chinese and Zoo concessions and much more.

Location: 2 Hippo Way, Toledo, OH 43609

Dates: September 28 – November 4, 2018

Hours: Sunday – Thursday: 6 – 8 p.m. & Friday – Saturday: 6 – 9 p.m.

The Zoo remains open for one additional hour after gates close to allow guests to complete their visit.

Cost: Ticket Prices Online $11members $13 non-members Tickets at the gate $13 members $15 non-members, 4-Pack $35 for members (on-line only), 4-Pack non-members $45 (on-line only)

Website: https://www.toledozoo.org/luminousnights




Sandpiper Fall Color Cruise

Travel down the Maumee and enjoy the fall festival of color. Make sure to bring your camera for some of the most beautiful views along the Maumee River. As the leaves change, the river becomes even more breathtaking. This 2-hour cruise will leave you counting down the days until the next Sandpiper season.

Location: The Sandpiper is docked at Water Street and Jefferson Avenue in Downtown Toledo. For GPS directions to the dock, use this address: 1 Jefferson Avenue Toledo, Ohio

Phone: (419) 537-1212

Dates: Saturdays & Sundays in October @ 1pm and 4pm

Cost: Adults are $19 Children are $11 (12 and under) reserve your spot online today!

Website: https://www.sandpiperboat.com/public-cruises/


Sandpiper Halloween Boo Cruise

Halloween BOO! Cruise is a family-friendly experience for kids of all ages. This 30-minute cruise features Halloween treats and fun. Dress to impress!

Location: The Sandpiper is docked at Water Street and Jefferson Avenue in Downtown Toledo. For GPS directions to the dock, use this address: 1 Jefferson Avenue Toledo, Ohio

Phone: (419) 537-1212

Dates: 25th, 26th, 27th, & 28th of October with various times each day, click on link below for times

Cost: only $7 per riders! Buy Tickets online in advance, these will fill up FAST!

Website: https://www.sandpiperboat.com/calendar


Wheeler Farms Corn Maze

This year’s Corn Maze theme…DINOSAURS!

There are four different mazes of all different levels of skill totaling over 6.9 miles of trails. Guests of all ages will enjoy navigating through wild mazes of fun. You can go through one maze or all four, which can take up to two hours. For those that enjoy a challenge, there are 24 hidden checkpoints in the mazes.

Location: The Corn Maze 11455 Obee Rd. Whitehouse, OH 43571

Phone: 419.872.1731

Dates: The 2018 Season runs September 15th – October 28th.

Hours: Friday: 5pm – 11pm, Saturday: Noon – 11pm, & Sunday: Noon – 8pm

Cost: 10 & Over: $9, Ages 6-9 w/ Adult: $8, 65 & Over: $8, Under 5: Free with Adult

Website: http://www.wheelerfarms.com/corn-maze/





Panic in the Pines is located deep within a 150 year old farm. Climb onto the hayride that takes you out into the Forest of Pines where flesh eating zombies are lurking around each twist and turn…waiting for the right victim.

Enter if you dare into the Haunted Woods….where a crazed Psych Doctor and his staff work to keep the current patients locked up and try to pick out a few new ones to stay!

The Haunted Trail will take you back to what you may believe to be happy memories of childhood play…. BUT games can be misleading and not what they seem.

Haunt ticket booth opens at 7PM!

Location: 3525 N Bolander Rd. Genoa, OH 43430

Phone: (419) 461-1298

Dates: October 13th, 20th, & 27

Hours: 8-10pm…The first hayride of the night starts promptly at 8PM! All 3 haunts are outside so dress appropriately.

Cost: 3 Haunts- 1 price! $20 purchase tickets online, click link below

Website: http://www.panicinthepines.com/




Wolcott Heritage Complex

Enjoy an afternoon of family time together. Listen to live music or enjoy a story at the log house. Youngsters can make a craft to take home and so much more. Cost: Free!

Location: 1035 River Rd, Maumee, OH 43537

Phone: (419) 893-9602

Hours: Saturday and Sunday from 12:00-4:30 (Tours at 12:30 and 2:30pm)

Cost: FREE

Website: https://sites.google.com/view/maumeevalleyhistoricalsociety/museum-complex




Children’s Halloween Pizza Train

Magician Andrew Martin performs as Count Wakula. Includes pizza, salad, bread sticks, dessert and pop, coloring activities, costume contest with prizes, cider and doughnuts, and two hour train ride! The children will also receive candy and a small pumpkin once they exit the train.

Location: 301 E Adrian St, Blissfield, MI 49228

Phone: (888) 467-2451

Date: Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 5:00PM

Cost: $34.00 Adults, $22.00 Children (2-12)

Website: https://www.murdermysterydinnertrain.com/



Monster Bash

Calling all monsters, ghouls and ghosts!

Frankenstein’s monster invites you to join him for a night of ghoulishly fun activities and creepy demonstrations. Dress up in your favorite costume and let us treat your family to the best Halloween party in town! Trick-or-treat stations around the science center – There’s no need for tricks when there are plenty of treats to go around.

Location: 1 Discovery Way Toledo, Ohio 43604

Phone: 419-244-2674

Date: October 25, 6 – 8pm

Cost: Members ONLY (FREE event for Members ONLY) Click on link to RSVP

Website: https://www.imaginationstationtoledo.org/visit/events/event/monster-bash


Sauder’s Village Family Fun Nights

There is something magical about being in the Village after hours! Register now to take part in their annual Fall Family Fun Night! Take a trolley ride, learn about pioneer life, decorate a pumpkin, warm up with some hot cocoa and enjoy a snack, take an evening train ride and other activities fun for everyone in the family. Space is limited, so register early!

Location: 22611 State Route 2, Archbold, Ohio 43502

Phone: Register early, call 419.446.2541 or 800.590.9755

Dates: Friday & Saturday, October 19 & 20, 2018

Hours: 6:00 – 8:00 pm each evening

Cost: $13 for adults, $7 for children (4-16) and children 3 & under are free. Discounted rates available for members. Pre-registration is required!

Website: https://saudervillage.org/classes-events/details/2018/10/19/default-calendar/fall-family-fun-nights



Garrison Ghost Walks at Fort Meigs

Come to Fort Meigs for a “spirited” stroll this fall at the Garrison Ghost Walk. Tour the fort with your 1812 guide and encounter the spookier side of this historic place.  The whole family will enjoy hearing tales from the past, and while the ghosts may not be real, the fun certainly is!  Proceeds from this event go to the Old Northwest Military History Association, the volunteer association for Fort Meigs. (Advanced Tickets required, Online ONLY)

Location: Fort Meigs 29100 W. River Rd. Perrysburg, OH 43551

Phone: (419) 874-4121

Dates: October 19 – 20, & 26-27, 2018 7 – 9 pm

Cost: $10 ages 13+, $5 ages 6-12, Not recommended for ages 5 and under

Website: http://www.fortmeigs.org/


Valentine Theatre Silver screen Classic, Night of the Living Dead!

Night of the Living Dead is a 1968 American independent horror film written, directed, shot and edited by George A. Romero, co-written by John Russo, and starring Duane Jones and Judith O’Dea. The story follows seven people who are trapped in a rural farmhouse in western Pennsylvania, which is besieged by a large and growing group of “living dead” monsters. Tickets are general admission and can be purchased at the box office window one hour prior to the show. Tickets are only $5 and Tall Drafts, Full Bar, and Popcorn are available for purchase!

Location: 410 Adams St, Toledo, OH 43604

Phone: 419.242.3490

Date: Friday, October 19 at 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $5

Website: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/5974695/night-of-the-living-deadsilver-screen-classic-film-toledo-valentine-theatre




OctoBOOfest Downtown Perrysburg

Join Downtown Perrysburg Inc for another fun OctoBOOfest event, sponsored by Mercy Health. OctoBOOfest is their annual Fall festival filled with family fun events, including trick or treating, costume parades, and scavenger hunts. Click on website for more information on the fun activities to come!

Location: Downtown Perrysburg

Date: October 27th 11am-3pm

Cost: Admission is FREE

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/2262270467136120/


Hoen’s Greenhouse Autumn Harvest Festival

Bring the entire family for a weekend of warm autumn cheer at the Autumn Harvest Festival. Enjoy delicious eats and fall treats around a warm bonfire, a relaxing tractor hayride around the farm, or search the pumpkin patch for unique pumpkins and gourds. They’ll have a petting farm with some of your favorite barn animals, pony rides for the little ones, and plenty more outdoor activities and crafts for kids of all ages.

Location: 1710 Perrysburg Holland Rd, Holland, OH 43528

Phone: (419) 865-6566

Dates: October 13th & 14th 10am-5pm

Cost: Varies depending on activities/purchases admission is FREE

Website: https://www.facebook.com/hoensgardencenter/


Roche de Bouef Festival in Waterville

The Roche de Boeuf Festival has something for the entire family to enjoy. Children will love the kids zone and parents can shop for beautiful art and one of a kind items. Take a journey back in time with Pioneer Village, see amazing cars in the car show, and enjoy wonderful music and entertainment throughout the day. The Roche de Boeuf Parade is the cornerstone of the Roche de Boeuf Festival. Local bands and organizations make their way through downtown Waterville as a kickoff to the Festival. Parade begins on Farnsworth Rd. The parade starting point will be on Farnsworth at Michigan Street. The parade will then proceed east onto Farnsworth to River Road and then to Waterworks Park.

Location: FREE Shuttle Service, pick-up locations Conrad Park next to the Waterville Library (800 Michigan Ave) and Waterville Landings (J&R Contracting) 1300 Michigan Ave.

Date: September 22, 2018

Hours: Parade Starts at 10 AM and Festival 9 AM – 5 PM

Cost: FREE admission

Website: https://watervillechamber.com/roche-de-boeuf-parade-and-festival/


42nd Applebutter Fest Grand Rapids Ohio  

What is Applebutter Fest? It’s historical reenactments, pioneer demonstrations, crafts, live music, food, and family fun along the beautiful Maumee River!

Location: Click on website for specifics….where to park and what streets will be closed

Phone: N/A

Date: October 14th, 2018

Hours: 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Cost: There are no participation fees other than a $15 per vehicle parking fee that provides the operating funds for the Fest. Parking in the official lots is sincerely appreciated!

Website: http://www.applebutterfest.org/


Downtown Sylvania Fall Festival and Parade!

A longstanding Sylvania tradition, the Sylvania Fall Festival returns this year on Sunday, October 21st, 2018! Several dozen food, craft, informational and other vendor booths will line Main Street, Tree City’s historical throughway. Everybody’s perennial favorite, the fall festival parade, will energize the town from Monroe to Main Street. Catch a stage performance at the corner of Main and Maplewood, explore Sylvania Historical Village and celebrate community when you join us for the 33rd Annual Sylvania Fall Festival!


Pumpkin Carving Contest & Dino Dash…click link for more information

Location: Downtown Sylvania

Phone: 419.882.2135

Date: Sunday, October 21st, 2018 10AM-4PM (Rain Date, Oct. 28th)

Cost: FREE admission

Website: https://www.sylvaniachamber.org/sylvania-fall-festival/


Trick or Treat for TOTS at Franklin Park Mall

Monsters, superheroes, princesses, kings and queens, ghosts and ghouls – all 6 years old or under – are invited to have an imaginative, spooktacular good time dressing up in their Halloween finest (no full facial masks or toy weapons please) for mallwide trick-or-treating at participating retailers, a magic show, Halloween-themed photo ops and more! Receive a free goodie bag when you check in at the Food Court. After trick-or-treat, take a seat in the Food Court and be entertained with a magic show featuring Count Wakula. Three shows will take place at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Location: Franklin Park Mall 5001 Monroe St, Toledo, Ohio 43623

Phone: (419) 473-3317

Date: Friday, October 26, 2018

Hours: 10 a.m.-noon

Cost: FREE

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/2165761030330890/


The Shops at Fallen Timbers Trunk or Treat

 Bring the kids out in Costume for a family afternoon of Truck or Treat, Dance party, and Costume Contest! This FREE event is one for the whole family! Let the kids explore some of their favorite “big trucks” and get some early trick- or- treating done! Enjoy spooky Sounds, Character interactions, Treat, and even a Costume Contest! Contest Categories to be announced at a later date!

Location: The Shops at Fallen Timbers – Maumee, OH 3100 MAIN STREET, Maumee, Ohio 43537

Phone: (419) 740-7080

Date: Saturday, October 20

Hours: 11 AM – 4 PM

Cost: FREE

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/663292514045656/


Costume Clean-Out at Levis Commons

Come out to the second annual Costume Clean Clean-Out at Levis Commons. They are collecting gently used Halloween Costumes to benefit Family House. Give your costumes a second chance to Trick Or Treat with kids currently living in the shelter. Visit with your favorite costumed characters from Nicole Slovak & Co. for photo ops, autographs and fun!

Character Line-up: Anna, Belle, Captain America, Elastigirl, Rapunzel, Spiderman

Location: The Town Center at Levis Commons 3201 Levis Commons Blvd Perrysburg, OH 43551

Phone: (419) 931-8888

Date: Sunday September 30th

Hours: Noon-4pm

Website: https://www.shopleviscommons.com/event/costume-donations-and-character-meet-and-greet/2145512267


21st Annual Halloween Hike

Superheroes, princesses and dinos will bound all around Lake Olander at TOPS’ most popular family event! Kids collect treats at stations as storytellers recite friendly tales of the Enchanted Evening! The Hike is family-friendly and not intended to scare children. For kids 12 & under; children MUST be accompanied by an adult guardian. Park at Tam-O-Shanter and enter on Vicksburg Avenue or use the Olander walk-in gates. Remember to dress for the weather. The Hike is rain or shine.

Location: 6930 Sylvania Ave

Phone: 419-882-8313

Date: Friday, October 26

Hours: Event entry: 6 to 7pm

Cost: $2 donation for ages 3 to 12; 2 & under FREE

Website: http://www.olanderpark.com/programs-events/


Want to add to the list? Email momonthegoinholytoledo@gmail.com



Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Categories: Uncategorized

You're off to great places! But do keep in touch!

In the words of Dr. Seuss, You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go. And when you get there take us with you!

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: