Halloween events around the Mahoning Valley:
Family Halloween Bash at the Old Mill, 3:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 24, Lanterman’s Mill, 980 Canfield Road, Youngstown. Wear a costume and enjoy activities, food, music/dancing with Diva Productions and a costume competition. Register/pay at Ford Nature Center by Oct. 21. Cost is $3 for Mahoning County residents, $5 for nonresidents; walk-ins are available, but there is limited space, and will cost $5 for residents, $7 for nonresidents.
Hayrides and Haunted Houses
Hayrides to the Pumpkin Patch, Catalpa Grove Farms, 41473 state Route 14, Columbiana. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 31 (weather permitting). One-mile hayrides through scenic woods to the pumpkin patch. Cost is $3.50 per person, and age 2 and younger are free. Pumpkins will be sold; cost is 30 cents per pound, $1.35 each for small pie pumpkins. Corn maze for older children and adults, and a straw maze for younger children, both free. For information, call 330-482-4064 or visit www.catalpagrove.com.
Canfield Scaregrounds, 7265 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield. Featuring the Barn of Evil, Mange’s Pet Emporium, Tingling Brothers Circus and Side Show, Barbie’s Scream House, the Gateway, the Witches of Five Points, Farmer Swine’s Slaughter House and Blood Moon farm house and harvest hayride. Open rain or shine from 7 a.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays and 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 15 and Sundays, from Friday through Nov. 1. Cost for 9 dimensions of terror including hayride is $20 for adults and $25 for adult speed pass, $10 for kids under 10, and same cost for kids speed pass; hayride only is $10 for adults and $6 for kids under 10. For group rates, call 800-431-3343 or email email@example.com; $2 off discount coupons available at Arby’s. Visit www.bloodmoonfarm.com.
“Fearhaven” Haunted Forest, behind Fairhaven School, 420 Lincoln Way, Niles. An “outdoor haunted house,” or a 20 to 25 minute self-guided walk on a haunted trail. Hours are 7-11 p.m. Saturdays and 7-10 p.m. Sundays in October. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children. www.fearhavenhalloween.com or www.facebook.com/FearhavenHalloween.
Family-friendly haunted wagon rides, Boardman Park, 375 Boardman Poland Road, Fridays and Saturdays in October starting Oct. 16. The event starts at 6 p.m.; ticket sales are from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Times are subject to change due to weather and volunteer safety. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children younger than 12. Family rates are $15 for Boardman residents, $18 for nonresidents (family rate based on two adults and up to four children). Proceeds will benefit 4H Clubs of Mahoning County, 4H Alumni, P.A.N.D.A. and Key Club of Boardman High School. Along with the rides, Jocko the Clown balloon art, bonfires, climbing walls, children’s bounce-a-rounds, and a lighted pumpkin display Oct. 21-31 will be offered in the park as entertainment.
Fear Forest, 6780 Tod Ave. SW (state Route 45), Lordstown. Featuring haunted house mental hospital “Insane-A-Tarium,” Psycho Path haunted trail, haunted hayride and Forbidden Cornfield. Hours are 7-midnight Fridays and Saturdays and 7-10 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 31. Ticket sales end at 11:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 9:30 p.m. Sunday. In the event of light rain, hayride will remain open (wagons are covered); in heavy rain, haunted house will remain open for $10. Ticket prices, with combo deals, are available at www.fearforest.com.
Ghoul Mansion, 66 N. Main St., Sharon, Pa. Featuring the “Hooded Haunt” where guests will conquer the haunted house alone, in the dark and hooded. Open 7-10 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays, 7-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 31. Cost for Mansion is $13; Hooded Haunt, $7; and ScarePass for both attractions, $18. Visit www.ghoulmansion.com.
Ghost Lake at Conneaut Lake Park, 12382 Center St., Conneaut Lake, Pa. Thirteen Levels of Fear including Clown Town, Front Gates of Hell, Rots Funeral Home, House of Evil, Haunted Hotel Conneaut, Zombie Nightmare, Last House on the Left, 3-D Carnival of Fear, Purple Haze, Demon House, Cabin in the Woods, Devil’s Den and Blue Streak Ghoster Coaster. Open rain or shine from 7-midnight Fridays and Saturdays, 7-11 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 31; special hours 7-10 p.m. Nov. 1. Allow two hours to explore attraction. Ticket sales end at 10:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 9:30 p.m. Sundays and Halloween night. Cost is $25 Friday and Saturday and $20 Sunday for adults; $15 Friday and Saturday and $10 Sunday for children 11 and under. For group rates, call 800-431-3343 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.ghostlake.net.
Halloweekends at Cedar Point, One Cedar Point Drive, Sandusky. Open weekends through Nov. 1; 6 p.m.- midnight Fridays, 11 a.m.-midnight Saturdays, and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sundays; special hours 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Oct. 11. The Family-friendly Great Pumpkin Fest, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday, includes Magical House on Boo Hill, Franklin’s Tractor Trek, Linus’ Mummy Pit, Monster Midway Invasion celebration parades, trick-or-treat with Peanuts characters and more. Scary events at “Haunt” begin at night and include mazes, six indoor haunted houses and six outdoor fright zones, Pumpkin Blaze pumpkin display, fine-dining Halloween events, live shows and other haunted experiences. All Cedar Point rides and attractions remain open. Expanded information and ticket prices at halloweekends.com.
Haunted Schoolhouse and Laboratory, 1300 Triplett Blvd., Akron. The attractions feature seven floors of combined terror. Hours are 7:30 p.m.-midnight Fridays and Saturdays through Nov. 1 and 7:30-10 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays Oct. 9 through Nov. 1. Visit hauntedlab.net for ticket prices, online ticket sales and more information.
Hells Hollow Haunt, Hell’s Hollow Farm, 340 Bestwick Road, Mercer, Pa. Haunted “Bloody Barn” with three levels of terror, haunted hayride and corn-field walk. Combo adult ticket is $20/person, and combo for children 12 and younger is $13 per person. Combo pass coupon available on website. Open from 7-10 or 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 31. www.hellshollowhaunt.com or 724-662-1999.
Kennywood Park Phantom Fright Nights, 4800 Kennywood Blvd., West Mifflin, Pa. Spectacles include the new Friday the 13th 4-D with Jason Vorhees and the Ark in the Dark Haunt. Park thrill rides open. Open from 6 p.m.-midnight Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 31, and special 6-11 p.m. Oct. 11. At gate, cost is $32.99; buy tickets online for $29.99. Other deals available. Recommended for age 13 and older. Halloween masks, makeup and costumes are prohibited. Visit www.kennywood.com/pfn or call 412-461-0500.
The Original Haunted Hayride, Storeyland Christmas Tree Farm, 5148 state Route 7, Burghill. Sponsored by Hartford Optimist Club. Nonhaunted hayrides from 5:30-7 p.m., haunted hayrides from 7:30-10 p.m., Saturday and Oct. 10, 17, 23 and 24. Refreshments available. Proceeds benefit Hartford youth groups and organizations. Call 330-772-8733 or go to www.hartfordoptimist.com or www.storeyland.com.
Wagon Trails Animal Park Hayride and Apple Toss, 907 Youngstown-Kingsville Road SE, Vienna. On the “Apple Toss Express,” guests will ride through the park and toss, launch or roll apples to the exotic animals at the park. Decorated hay bales also will be on display. Hayrides and apple tosses are from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 25. Free with regular park admission. Cost available by calling 330-539-4494, or visit www.wagontrails.com.
Walking Deadhouse, 523 E. Market St., Warren (across from the Sunrise Inn). Open from 7 p.m.-midnight Fridays and Saturdays in October and Nov. 1. Zombies invade downtown Warren. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids 6 and under.
Halloween Party with Manhattan, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Oct. 31, Fireplace Restaurant, 2075 E. Western Reserve Road, Poland. No cover charge.
Hallowine Trail Tour, all day Oct. 23-25, at wineries Knockin Noggin (Volant, Pa.), Nova Cellars (Pulaski, Pa.) and the Fractured Grape (New Wilmington, Pa.). Wine tastings, a glass of wine or cider, and themed food pairing will be offered. Wear a Halloween costume on the tour and receive 25 percent off a purchase. Registration required. Cost is $25 per person or $40 per couple. Call a winery location or visit www.knockinnoggin.com for tickets/information.
Legend of Sleepy Hollow, 4-10 p.m. Oct. 23 and 24, Greene Eagle Winery, 2576 Davis-Peck Road, Cortland. The legend will come to life when Ichabod Crane emerges headless from the fields of the winery. Dress in costume for a costume contest. Regular winery entertainment will include Take II at 7 p.m. Friday and Jim Gill at 7 p.m. Saturday. Free admission. www.GreeneEagle.com or 330-583-9463.
Youngstown Zombie Crawl, 11 a.m. Oct. 24 to 2 a.m. Oct 25, starting at B&O Station, 530 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown. Registration for the crawl takes place from 11 a.m.-7 p.m., and the Zombie Crawl festivities will continue throughout the night in downtown Youngstown. Activities this year include a number of family-friendly events during the daylight hours at the B&O, including: Zombie makeup by professional makeup artists, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sidewalk Chalk fun for kids by Victorian Players, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Pumpkin Painting for kids, hosted by the Rich Center for Autism, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Zombie Photo booth, by YSU photography students, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Chili Cook-off, hosted by Rich Center, noon to 3 p.m. Snacks and T-shirts will be sold by the Rich Center, and there will be food trucks on site. All money raised from registration will benefit the Rich Center.
Autumn Color Trolley Tours, board at Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown. Tours are 2-3:30 p.m. and 4:30-6 p.m. today, Tuesday and Oct. 11, 15, 20, 25 and 29. A 90 minute tour on the Cohasset Express trolley will highlight the autumnal beauty, natural elements and historic features and buildings of Mill Creek. Trolley is unheated; dress accordingly. Register/pay at FNC. Cost for adults is $6 for Mahoning County residents, $9 for nonresidents; and for 12 and younger and 60 and older, $4 for residents and $7 for nonresidents.
Boardman Rotary 39th annual Oktoberfestival, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Boardman Park, 375 Boardman- Poland Road. Cost is $3 for adults, and children under 12 enter for free. More than 200 arts and crafts vendors, food and entertainment. YMCA of Youngstown offers new KidZone at Masters Pavilion with a bounce house, bounce slide, rock-climbing wall, pony rides and its specialized Healthy Kids Initiatives. Entertainment at Maag Theater includes “Stars of Oktoberfestival” singing contest from 12:30-2:25 p.m.; martial-arts demo, 2:30-2:55; dance performance by Judy Conti Dance Studio, 3-3:25; Chaney High School VPA performance, 3:30-4; and world Hi-Ya challenge, 4-4:25. All proceeds benefit Rotary programs throughout the year.
Boo Thru the Woods, 1-3 p.m. Oct. 18, beginning at the Hofmaster pavilion in Boardman Park, 375 Boardman- Poland Road. Guests will trick-or-treat through the park with treats offered by area businesses. Free.
Bow Wow Ween, noon-2 p.m. Saturday, at Pogany Pavilion in Austintown Township Park, 6000 Kirk Road. Legacy Dog Rescue will host a Halloween events for dogs and owners. There will be a dog costume contest ($5 entry fee, with unlimited entry to all contests), games, refreshments, basket auction and fall pictures for $5 will be offered. Funds raised will benefit Legacy Dog Rescue. 330-719-5569, www.ldrofohio.org or www.facebook.com/LegacyDogRescue.
Coolspring Corn Maze and Farm Market, 537 Franklin Road, Mercer, Pa. General-admission activities include corn maze, indoor hay maze, hayride, mountain slides, barnyard board game, pedal tractors and 40-foot jumping pad for $9.95. “Admission with a bang” includes all general-admission activities and one additional pay attraction (mechanical-bull riding, gemstone mining, pony rides, cow train and pumpkin blaster) for $12.95. Group rates and season passes available. Open 4-11 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 1. Visit www.coolspringmaze.com.
Corn Maze at Guyette Farms, 10833 Chamberlain Road, Mantua. Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 25; last ticket sold 90 minutes before closing. Cost for age 3 and older is $6, and children 2 and younger enter for free. Corn maze, round-bale obstacle course, bale maze for young children, corn box, slide, petting zoo, hayride, indoor play area and apple-launching pad. Pick your own pumpkin patch, 25 cents per pound. For information, call 330-562-5234 or go to www.guyettefarms.com/corn-maze.html.
Derthick’s Corn Maze and Farm Experience, 5182 state Route 82, Mantua. The 2015 corn maze celebrates Ohio State University. New this year is a human fooseball court. Open Fridays to Sundays through Nov. 1. For information on ticket pricing deals and opening/closing times, visit www.derthickscornmaze.com.
Detwiler Farm, 4520 Renkenberger Road (one mile west of Route 46), Columbiana, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays now through Oct. 31. Hayrides to the 10-acre pumpkin patch, straw maze, 4-acre cornfield maze, petting zoo, fall decorations, and apples and cider. www.detwilerfarm.com or 330-482-2276.
DIY Pumpkin Spice Soap, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 14, Youngstown library, 305 Wick Ave. For teens. Celebrate fall and its wonderful aromas with a simple pumpkin spice soap craft. Call to register.
Fall Celebration Weekends, White House Fruit Farm, 9249 Youngstown-Salem Road, Canfield. Open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and noon-5 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 25. Six new attractions will be in the fun area (paid admission) and children’s play area (free). Horse-drawn wagon rides, petting zoo, the pumpkin pavilion and gift barn, Lutz Greenhouse gifts and mums, portraits by the lake by FadedJoe Photography LLC and many food vendors will be available. Guests are invited to visit the farm’s market for fresh apples, apple cider, specialty foods, fudge and more. Information at www.whitehousefruitfarm.com.
Fall Fun Weekends at Ridgeview Farms, 5488 Kinsman Road (state Route 87), Middlefield. Hayride, corn maze, pick your own pumpkin, petting zoo, pig races and other fall activities. There is no admission charge to the farm, but cost for corn maze is $5.50 per person, hayride $5.50 per person and maze-hayride combo $10. Open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 25. Visit www.ridgeviewfarm.com.
Ghosthunting Ohio, 7 p.m. Oct. 21, Boardman library, 7680 Glenwood Ave. Author John Kachuba will offer a haunted and historical tour of 25 haunted places in Ohio. His books will be available for sale. Refreshments to mark the library’s 135th anniversary will be offered while supplies last. For adults.
Ghost Walk Warren, First Presbyterian Church, 256 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren. Sponsored by Fine Arts Council of Trumbull County. Guided tours leave every 10 minutes from church parking lot. One-mile historic walking tour features stops where actors portray people who lived in Trumbull County. Last group leaves at 9 p.m. Tours 6:30-9 p.m. Oct. 16, 17, 23 and 24. Tickets at the door are $8 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Info at www.trumbullarts.org.
Halloween Night Owl Storytime, 6 p.m. Oct. 27, Boardman library, 7680 Glenwood Ave. An evening story time for age 3 and older will feature finger plays, Halloween stories and a treat. Come in costume for a Halloween parade.
Halloween Planetarium Show, 2-3 p.m. Oct. 17, 24 and 31 in Ward Beecher Hall, Youngstown State University. Non-scary program exploring history and traditions of Halloween is free and for all ages. Information available by calling 330-941-1370.
Haunted Library, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at Austintown library, 600 S. Raccoon Road, and 11 a.m. Oct. 31 at Tri-Lakes Branch library, 13820 Mahoning Ave., North Jackson. Stories, games, slimy science and a craft will be offered. Costumes are welcome for in-library trick or treating. For children of all ages.
Holiday Family Story Time – Halloween Costume Party, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 27, Youngstown library, 305 Wick Ave. Books, crafts and games will be offered. After a story time, kids will trick or treat at the librarians’ desks in costume. For all ages.
Irons Mill Farmstead Corn Maze and Fall Fun, 252 Greenfield Road, New Wilmington, Pa. Open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays to Sundays through Nov. 1, with special opening 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Columbus Day, Oct. 12. A $12.95 Barnwelly Farm Pass includes entrance to corn maze, hayride, duck races, corncob beach, bounce castles and more; a seasons Farm Pass is $14.95 and will include all Barnwelly Farm Pass activities with unlimited visits in the 2015 season. Senior citizen cost is $9.95, and age 2 and younger enter for free. Additional fees for other activities. Visit www.ironsmillfarmstead.com for information.
I-X Treat Street, I-X Center, One I-X Center Drive, Cleveland. The non-scary Halloween event for kids under 10 will offer candy stations, rides, costumed entertainers, magic shows, juggling, performances from local dance, singing and martial-arts groups. Hours are 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Oct. 17 and 24 and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 18 and 25. Tickets, online at www.ixtrickortreatstreet.com and on site, will be $13.99 for adults and children; tickets for seniors 60+ on site is $9.99; children under two enter for free, but a ticket must be purchased for them to participate in trick-or-treating. Group tickets are available for 10 or more; discounted tickets in advance are available at Ohio Discount Drug Mart locations. 216-265-2675, www.ixtrickortreatstreet.com or on Facebook.
Maze Craze, 14070 Woodworth Road (state Route 165), New Springfield. Four mazes through 20 acres of corn. Enter through the rabbit hole and get lost in the 2015 Alice in Wonderland maze. Find all 18 checkpoints, play “Farm Scene Investigation“ and Farm Tracks games. Hayrides and barrel train rides available from noon-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays in October. Hours are Wednesdays in October, 5-10 p.m.; Fridays, 5 p.m.-midnight; Saturdays, 11 a.m.-midnight; and Sundays 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Last tickets are sold two hours before closing. Cost for admission to all mazes, Maze Master, Treasure Hunt, Farm Scene Investigation and Farm Tracks games, cornhole, corn boxes, jumping balls, swing set, straw pyramid, straw maze and fire pits is $10 for ages 12 and over, $8 for 5 to 11 and free for ages 4 and younger. Hayrides are $3 each, and ages 3 and under ride for free. Barrel train rides are $1 each. Food concessions, pumpkins and gemstone mining have an additional charge. 330-549-9000 or www.getlostatmazecraze.com.
MetroMutts Howl-O-Ween Hike, 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 17, MetroParks Bikeway Kirk Road Trailhead, 6685 Kirk Road, Canfield. Humans and dogs are invited to dress up for this hike, with a costume contest, prizes, and refreshments in the pavilion to follow. MetroMutts members receive a free pumpkin and photo with their dog. Easy, 2 mi. Bring along an item to donate to Animal Charity Humane Society. Blankets, towels, dog food, collars, leashes, toys, treats, crates, beds, garbage bags, newspapers, plastic baggies, plastic totes with lids, rubbing alcohol, paper towels, bleach, laundry detergent and disinfectant spray are needed.
Niles Cemetery Walk, Union Cemetery, meet at the Cemetery Chapel near Niles-Cortland Road entrance, Niles, 5 p.m. Sunday. Historian Wendell Lauth will lead a tour through the grave sites at the cemetery, where guests will learn about the prominent residents who once lived in Niles and are buried in the cemetery. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a flashlight.
Pymatuning State Park Halloween Spooktacular, Jamestown Campground, 2660 Williamsfield Road, Jamestown, Pa. Open 10 a.m.-midnight Friday and Saturday and Oct. 9-10. For information, visit www.facebook.com/pymatuningstatepark.
Spooktacular Halloween Science, 6 p.m. Oct. 27, Poland library, 311 S. Main St. Erupting pumpkins and other spooky experiments will be offered, as well as a treat. For grades 1-6.
Trumbull County Farm Foliage Tour, 1-5 p.m. Oct. 11. A “drive-it-yourself” tour of agricultural businesses and other sites focusing on Gustavus Township. Stops include W.I. Miller & Sons Farm; Logan Acres; and Gustavus Federated Church. Antique Tractor Club of Trumbull County, Trumbull Soil and Water, OSU Extension 4-H and others will be on the church grounds with information and displays, and food will also be served. A map of the tour stops can be picked up from the Trumbull County Tourism Bureau, the Farm Services Agency of Trumbull County and other locations.
“Dinner with the Addams Family,” Top Hat Productions, Fairview Arts and Outreach Center, 4220 Youngstown-Poland Road, Youngstown. Performances are 6:30 p.m. Oct. 10, 16, 17, 23, 24 and 30.
“Living Dead The Musical,” Rust Belt Theater Company, Calvin Center, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown. Performances are 8 p.m. Oct. 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 and 31.
“Sweeney Todd,” Salem Community Theater, 490 E. State St., Salem. Performances 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays Oct. 30, 31, Nov. 6 and 7, and 2 p.m. Sundays Nov. 1 and 8.
“Zombio and Juliet” and “Downtown Zombie,” Victorian Players Theater, 702 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown. Performances 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays Oct. 23, 24, 30 and 31, and 2 p.m. Sundays Oct. 25, Nov. 1.
Conneaut Lake’s 25th annual Fall Pumpkin Fest, Conneaut Lake Park, 12382 Center St., Conneaut Lake, Pa. Festival from 2-8 p.m. Oct. 9, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Oct. 10 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 11. Pumpkin drops 5 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday. Two stages of continuous live music Saturday and Sunday, including The Stickers 6:45 p.m. Saturday and local bands Double vision, Country Blue, Dave McMillin and the Grayhounds, Jeff Fetterman Band and more. For information call 814-853-5833 or visit www.pumpkinfest.conneautlake.com.
Decorate a Pumpkin for Halloween, 3 p.m. Oct. 24, Sebring library, 195 W. Ohio Ave. For teens. Pumpkins will be decorated with paint, jewels and other pretty/spooky stuff. Music and staff will be offered.
Great Pumpkin 5K Run/Walk, 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 31, starting at technology building at Kent State University Trumbull Campus, 4314 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren. Starts and finishes at the Tech building and will follow a fast out-and-back course down Educational Highway to Champion Street and back. Halloween costumes are encouraged. A best costume award will be given. Proceeds benefit United Way of Trumbull County. Free to watch; $20 to race. www.UnitedWayTrumbull.org or 330-369-1000.
Great Pumpkin Carve-Out Contest, Boardman Park, 375 Boardman Poland Road, Boardman. 6-9 p.m. Oct. 16, noon-9 p.m. Oct. 17 and noon-5 p.m. Oct. 18. Guests will bring carving tools and newspaper to create Jack O’ Lanterns; the park will handle clean up. There is a small charge per pumpkin. Prizes will be awarded in all age categories.
Ohio Valley Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off, Parks Garden Center, 9010 state Route 62, Canfield. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 10. Prize money will exceed $25,000 for heaviest categories of giant pumpkin, watermelon, tomato and Halloween pumpkin, as well as widest sunflower head and longest gourd. Exhibits will remain on display through 4 p.m. that day, and several of the larger pumpkins will remain on display through Halloween. There is no admission charge. Lunch stand available. Call 330-533-7278.
Pick a Pumpkin, Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and Oct. 10, 17 and 1-4 p.m. Sunday and Oct. 11, 18 and 25. A fall guided tractor wagon ride will leave every half hour with a stop at the pumpkin patch to pick a pint-sized pumpkin. Barns wll be open. Cost is $1 wagon ride, $3 for a ride and pumpkin.
Pumpkin Carving at the Park, Mill Creek MetroParks Service Building at Fellows Riverside Gardens, Youngstown. From 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 15-17, carve pumpkins that will be displayed at the Pumpkin Walk at Twilight on Oct. 18. The carving area is in the Service Building, which may be chilly, so dress appropriately. Carving tools will be provided while supplies last or you can bring your own. While supplies last.
Pumpkin Walk Before Twilight, meet at Calvary Run parking area near Glacier Boathouse, 303 Glacier Heights Road, Youngstown, 1-3:30 p.m. Oct. 18. Before the crowd arrives for the walk at Twilight, stroll through the display of jack o’lanterns at Fellows Riverside Gardens. Moderate/difficult hike; 1 mile.
Pumpkin Walk at Twilight, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown. Walk through Fellows Riverside Gardens’ pumpkin-lined path live entertainment and children’s activities from 5-8 p.m. Oct. 18. This event is free and open to the public.
Saplings— Succulent Pumpkins, 10-11:30 a.m., Oct. 17, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown. For ages 8+. Guests will turn a pumpkin into a succulent planter and learn about the importance of pumpkins for food and decoration with Pam Baytos. Register/pay by Oct. 12. Cost is $15.
Story Time— Pumpkin Patch Kids, 10-11 a.m. Oct. 31, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown. Ages 5+ with a guardian. FeltSmart will present a StoryAlive program called “An Old Lady’s Pumpkin Patch.” Guests are welcome to dress up. A silly scarecrow craft will follow the storytime. Register/pay by Oct. 29. Cost is $8.
Volant Shops’ Autumn Pumpkin Festival, Main Street Shops, 550 Main St., Volant, Pa., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 10. Featuring a farmer’s market, pumpkin decorating, tin punching, gifts, crafts and games for kids, food and drink, craft show, and guess the pumpkin weight contest. Volant Fire Company will host a chili cook off from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., and music from Reunion will be 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and the Doug Butchy Jazz Trio from 1-3 p.m. Visit www.volantshops.com/events.