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2011 HALLOWEEN HAPPENINGS AND FALL FESTIVALS



Published: Thu, October 6, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m.

Dances

UPMC Horizon Community Health Foundation annual Boo Ball: 7 p.m. Oct. 21, at The Corinthian, 47 Vine Ave., Sharon, Pa. The evening will feature a dinner buffet and dancing. Costumes are encouraged but not required. Tickets are $35 each or $300 for a table of 10. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 724-983-8875. All proceeds benefit UPMC Horizon Community Health Foundation Medical Equipment Recycling Program.

Hayrides and haunted houses

Canfield Scaregrounds: 7265 Columbiana-Canfield Road. Featuring the new Maze of the Mist. Food and Drinks on the interactive midway. Cost (house and mist): adults, $12; kids under 10, $7; hayride and mist, Adults, $10; kids under 10, $6; house, hayride and mist, adults, $20; kids under 10, $10. Hours: 7 to 10 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays; 7 to midnight Fridays and Saturdays. www.canfieldscaregrounds.com.

East Liverpool Area Jaycees Haunted House: 134 E. Fourth St., East Liverpool (former YMCA building). Open at 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Oct. 14, 15, 21 and 22 and from 7 to 11 tonight, Oct. 13 and 20. Tickets are $8.

Family Friendly Haunted Wagon Rides: Boardman Park, dusk to 10 p.m. Oct. 14-16, 21 and 22, 28 and 29. Non-haunted wagon rides 1-5 p.m. Oct. 16. Adults, $5; children 12 and under, $3. Family rates (based on two adults and up to four children) $12 for Boardman residents, $15 for nonresidents. Proceeds benefit 4-H Club of Mahoning County, 4-H Alumni, PANDA and Key Club of Boardman High school.

Fear Forest: Route 45 behind Dairy Queen, Lordstown. Sept. 23-Oct. 31. Hours: 7-midnight Fridays and Saturdays, 7-10 Sundays and Oct. 31. Adult hayride: $8, children under 12, $6; hayride and insane-a-tarium, $14. Not recommended for children. 330-824-3141 or www.fearforest.com.

Frightmare Forest Haunted Hayrides: Lazy Daisy Farm, 2061 Atkinson Ave., off of Lansdowne Boulevard, Youngstown. Thursdays through Sundays, Oct. 1 to 31; the cost is $7. Hours are from 7-11 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays, 7 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays. Hours on Oct. 31 are 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Ghost Lake, Conneaut Lake Park, Pa.: Eight levels of fear: The Amityville Horror, Dr. Rot’s Funeral Home, Terror Down Under, The Black Vortex, Ghoster Coaster, The Fox, The House of Evil and the Haunted Hotel. 7 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays; 7 to 11 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 30.

Ghoul Mansion and CarnEvil Fear in 3-D:, 66 N. Main St., Sharon, Pa. Hours: 7 to 10 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays; 7 to midnight Fridays and Saturdays, through Oct. 31. Tickets are $7 to $15. www.ghoulmansion.com.

HalloWeekends at Cedar Point: One Cedar Point Drive, Sandusky. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays Sept. 16-Oct. 30. Features outdoor scare zones and haunted houses, live entertainment and themed children’s attractions. Four haunted houses, five nighttime attractions, special entertainment and decorations, a parade and daytime fun for kids. 419-627-3050 or www.halloweekends.com.

Haunted Lake Trail: Lake Milton State Park, Grandview Road, Lake Milton. Hours: 7 to 10:30 p.m. Oct. 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29. 330-654-4989.

Kennywood Park’s Phantom Fright Nights: West Mifflin, Pa., will feature a new attraction called Biofear that utilizes the setting of a scientific-testing laboratory gone wrong. Biofear is one of 10 haunts and scare zones Phantom Fright Nights offers. Hours: 7 p.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays beginning Sept. 30 and 7 to 11 p.m. Sunday only. For information, go to kennywood.com or phantomfrightnights.com.

The Original Haunted Hayride: Storeyland Christmas Tree Farm, 5148 state Route 7, Burghill, sponsored by Hartford Optimist Club. 7:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 and 22. Nonhaunted hayrides from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Refreshments available. 330-772-8733 or www.storeyland.com.

Springfield Haunted Hayride: 11511 Springfield Road, North Lima. Hours: dusk to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and dusk to 9 Sundays, through Oct. 30. Bands on Saturday at 8 p.m. See the website for coupons. www.springfieldhauntedhayrides.com.

Nightlife

Zombie Crawl: 2 p.m. Oct. 22, registration and kick-off begins at Anthony’s on the River parking lot in downtown Youngstown. Registration is $3 and includes wrist band for shuttle and drink and food specials at participating establishments (see story on C7).

Thrill the World Youngstown: “Thriller” dance, after the Zombie Crawl (see above) on Central Square, downtown. Thrill Day, Oct. 29, time and location to be announced. Go to thrilltheworldyoungstown.com.

Halloween Party with the Sensations: 9-1 Oct. 29, The Fireplace, 2075 E. Western Reserve Road, Poland, 330-757-4043.

Nonfrightful Fun

Bessemer Community Pumpkinfest: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 22 at Old Glory Square, Bessemer, Pa. Food, crafts, children’s games, pumpkin painting and more.

Columbiana Maze Craze: 45107 state Route 14, Columbiana. Four mazes located in 20 acres of corn. Pumpkins, gourds, straw bales and corn stalks are available for purchase. Other activities include corn box, straw pyramids, food concessions and corn hole. Hayrides and barrel train rides noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays in October. Mazes open through Nov. 6. Hours of operation: 5 to 10 p.m. Fridays (last ticket sold; maze closes at midnight); 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays (maze closes at midnight); 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays (maze closes at 9 p.m.) and 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays only in October. Admission for all four mazes is $8 for age 12 and older; $6 for age 5 to 11; free for age 4 and under. Hayrides are $3, and barrel train rides are $1; age 3 and under free. 330-482-9904 orcolumbianamazecraze.com.

Coolspring Maze and Farm Market: U.S. Route 62, 31/2 miles north of Mercer, Pa. Ten-acre corn maze, hayrides, gemstone mining, expanded food menu. Maze hours: 4-11 Fridays; 11-11 Saturdays; 11-8 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 30. Bring flashlights. Cost: $7.95. www.coolspringmaze.com.

Conneaut Lake Bark Park: Foust Road just north off Route 18. “The Haunting” Halloween party for dogs to benefit Canine Partners for Life and Paws Therapy Dogs groups. Dogs can play games and paint a picture in the Pawcasso booth, enter the Halloween costume contest with prizes, puppy kissing booth, Chinese auction, bonfire and snacks. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 22. www.conneautlakebarkpark.

Derthick’s Corn Maze and Farm Experience: State Route 82 in Mantua, just east of state Route 44, honors all U.S. servicemen by remembering Sept. 11 as the theme of its 17-acre corn maze this year. Runs weekends Sept. 16-Oct. 30, weather permitting. More than six miles of winding paths in five mazes. There’s also the bucking cow train for kids, the Farm Experience barn, a tire obstacle course, corn sandboxes, the soybean maze and a smaller corn maze, pony rides, corn hole and a few new surprises. Don’t forget the nighttime maze; flashlights are required. The popular Farm Scene Investigation “whodunit” clue game will return. More than 10,000 visitors mastered it last year. Hours: Fridays, 5-11 p.m., Saturdays, 1-11 p.m. and Sundays, 1-5 p.m. The last tickets are sold at 9:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and at 5 p.m. on Sundays. Admission (5 years and older) is $8 for the Corn Maze, $8 for the Farm Experience, or $14 for both. Tickets for the bucking cow train are $2. For those only interested in going to the pumpkin patch, a hayride is available (cost for pumpkins is additional). For more information about all the attractions, go to www.derthickscornmaze.com.

Detwiler Farm, 4520 Renkenberger Road (one mile west of Route 46, five miles south of Canfield, two miles north of Columbiana), will be open from noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 30. There will be hayrides to the 10-acre “you pick” pumpkin patch, straw maze, four-acre cornfield maze, petting zoo, fall decorations, apples and cider. 330-482-2276 or www.detwilerfarm.com

Halloween at the Judge Morley Pavilion: Mill Creek Park, 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 15. Families can enjoy the antics of Jocko the Clown, compete in the mummy wrap contest, or cheer their favorite adult in the pie-eating contest. Children of all ages will enjoy their moment in the Morley stage spotlight during the costume competition. Pet owners can bring their costumed animals (secured on a leash) for a special competition.

Hayrides to the Pumpkin Patch: Catalpa Grove Farms, 41473 state Route 14, Columbiana. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 and 22. 330-482-4064.

Kids’ Pumpkin Train: Weekends Oct. 9-10, 15-16 and 23-24 with departures at 1 and 3 p.m. at 161 E. Jefferson St., Jefferson. Entertainment by magician Jim Hathy and Freddie the Hobo. No reservations required; visit familytrainrides.com.

Fall Fun Weekends: Ridgeview Farm, 5488 Kinsman Road (state Route 87, 71/2 miles west of state Route 45 or 31/2 miles east of Middlefield). Noon-6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through October. Enjoy a hayride, corn maze, pick your own pumpkin, petting zoo, lunch, Amish bake stand and other fall activities. No admission charge to the farm. Reasonable fee for hayride and corn maze www.ridgeviewfarm.com.

Ghost Walk in Warren: Ghost Walk will take place Oct. 14, 15, 21 and 22. The walk begins at the First Presbyterian Church, 256 Mahoning Ave., Warren, and stops at historic sites up and down Mahoning Avenue. The first walk leaves the church at 6:30 p.m., and the walks continue every 10 minutes until 9 p.m. Area actors and actresses portray the historic figures of the area and tell some of their stories; some are scary, some are odd, and some are sad. The event is family-friendly and includes a snack provided at the end of the walk. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger. Tickets will be discounted $1 each with the presentation of a library card or a membership card from any Fine Arts Council member group. Tickets may be bought in advance at trumbullarts.org, Packard Music Hall or Trumbull Art Gallery, also with a $1 discount. For information, call Fine Arts Council at 330-399-1212 or visit the website.

The Ghosts of Burton Historical Tour: 14485 N. Cheshire St., Burton. Tours are at 3, 6:30, 7, 7:30 and 8 p.m. Oct. 15 and 22. Each tour lasts about 21/2 hours. Several volunteers will be stationed throughout the historical Century Village and at the County’s oldest cemetery to tell local stories of old. Pre-registration and pre-payment required. No tickets at time of tour. The cost is $18. In past years, the Ghosts of Burton Historical Tour has sold out in advance of the dates; call 440-834-5050 to order by credit card, or go to wwww.ghostsofburton.com.

Salem Haunted and Historical Walking Tour (Saturday) and Trolley Tour (Oct. 15): Both tours begin at the Salem Historical Society at 208 S. Broadway Ave. The walking tour will be from 4-7:30 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $10, and it’s for people over 12. Learn about murders and ghosts that haunt the city while walking the streets. The Trolley Tour will be Oct. 15 at 4, 5:45 and 7:30 p.m. Cost is $15 (for people over 12). Will include stops at Hope Cemetery and Cry Baby Bridge. For both tours, call 330-205-3923.

Lantern Light Walking Tour: Mercer County Historical Society, 119 S. Pitt St., Mercer, Pa. Tour its cemeteries, focusing on various aspects of the Civil War and the Underground Railroad. Tours leave headquarters at 7 p.m. and return around 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19 and 26. Bring a lantern or a flashlight — the tour will be dark in places. Tour is in excess of a mile and a half. People who cannot walk that distance will be able to meet the tour at the various stops. Donations will be accepted to benefit the Old Mercer Cemetery and the Western Pennsylvania Civil War Re-enactors Society. Go to mchspa.org.

Wagon Trails Animal Park Hayride and Apple Toss: 907 Youngstown-Kingsville Road SE, Vienna. The eighth annual event will be from 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 30. It’s free with admission to animal park. Call 330-539-4494 or visit www.wagontrails.com.

Onstage

“The Rocky Horror Show,” by Rust Belt Theater Company at Calvin Center, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown. 8 p.m. Oct. 21, 22, 28 and 29 and midnight Oct. 22 and 29. 330-507-2358.

Pumpkins

Pumpkin Carving: Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek Park. 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 13, 14, 15. Have fun carving pumpkins to display at the Pumpkin Walk on Oct. 16. Carving takes place in the Service Building area, which may be chilly, so dress in warm layers. Carving tools will be available or bring your own. Light refreshments are provided. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens for information at 330-740-7116.

Great Pumpkin Carve Out: Boardman Park. Small charge for pumpkins and wagon rides. Prizes awarded in all categories. Please bring your own carving tools and newspaper. Food concessions available. Jocko the Clown, balloon art, climbing wall, bounce-around. Hours: 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 14, noon to 10 p.m. Oct. 15 and noon to 6 p.m. Oct. 16. Lighted display will run from Oct. 21-31.

Pumpkin Walk at Twilight: Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek Park, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 16. Jack O’Lanterns will be smiling as visitors stroll about at twilight. Harvest decorations will be on display throughout Fellows Riverside Gardens. Refreshments and entertainment in the Davis Center after the walk.

Parto’s Pumpkin Patch: 2231 Coitsville-Hubbard Road (state Route 616), Youngstown. Pumpkins, cornstalks, Indian corn and more items for sale. Halloween party from noon to 2 p.m. Oct. 22, with face painting, pumpkin painting, prizes and more. 330-743-6718.

Pumpkin Festival: Columbiana County Fairgrounds. 10-4 p.m. Oct. 15 and noon-4 p.m. Oct. 16. Free admission. Features arts and crafts, antiques, DJ, food, classic-car cruisers, garden tractor pull and wagon rides. Food and concessions. 330-222-914 or columbiana-countyfair.org.

Conneaut Lake Park Fall Pumpkin Fest: Family-oriented festival, featuring rides, food, crafts and entertainment with juried crafters, food vendors, entertainment and more. There will be a lumberjack show, a lumber jills show, a Wild West show and a variety of musical entertainment, along with jugglers, unicyclists, strolling magicians, maple syrup and apple cider demonstrations and the famous Giant Pumpkin Drop. Hours: 4 to 9 p.m. Oct. 14, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 15 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 16. Go to www.conneautlake.com.

Other Frights

Pymatuning State Park’s Halloweeen Spooktacular: Jamestown Campground, 2660 Williamsfield Road, Jamestown, Pa. Friday, Saturday, Oct. 14 and 15. Fun for the entire family. Haunted hayrides, 8-11 p.m., $2; haunted walk in the woods, $2; Boo Alley Walk, $2; the Electric Chair, $1. No-scare hayride Saturday and Oct. 15 only, 6 to 7 p.m., $2. 724-932-3142.

Witch Walk, Boardman High School: 7777 Glenwood Ave., Boardman. Enter at door 8. Hours: 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 15, 16, 22, 23. Cost: $2. Proceeds benefit the Art Club and its activities. 330-758-7511.


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