Shoppers on Site: Halloween Fun Edition

Northwest Ohio Offers October Tricks and Treats for all Ages

By Nida Ammar and Chris Watson

Every year we are invaded…haunted really. Sure, we all know the basic Halloween days and anyone with kids has to put up with their children wanting to wear their costumes every day for the entire month of October. Pumpkin sales in 2017 were $186 million dollars and Halloween candy sales topped $491 million in 2016. So, Halloween is a “thing”.

So join you neighbors in northwest Ohio and jump on the bandwagon. This year there are a

Fall is a perfect time to get out of town and onto a farm

variety of cool activities for all ages. Many of our local farms have corn mazes and pumpkin patches that are a great family fun day. If you are in the mood to be scared (or have to get rid of a persistent case of hiccups), haunted houses dot the landscape.

Like all seasonal things, these activities will only be around for few more weeks then they disappear like ghosts into the aether. So get into the spirit…all puns intended. The Halloween clock is ticking.

Pumpkin Patches/Corn Mazes/Farm Family


Fleitz Pumpkin Farm

Location: 7133 Seaman Road Oregon, Ohio

Hours: 10am – 7pm

Dates: 2ndSat of September until Oct 31


Stevens Gardens

Location: 4550 Weckerly Rd Monclova, Ohio

Hours: 10am – 6pm

Dates: May through Dec


Johnston Fruit Farms

Location: 2790 US-20 ALT, Swanton, OH 43558

Hours: 8:30am – 7:30 pm (starts 10:30 Sundays)


Wheeler Farms a.k.a The Butterfly House

Location: 11455 Obee Rd Whitehouse, Ohio

Hours: October hours: Weekends only Sat 10-4 & Sun Noon -4

Dates: May 1st– Oct 28th


Trabbic’s Pumpkin Farm

Location: 1560 Sterns Rd Erie, Michigan

Hours: 10am – 7pm

Dates: Sep 15th – Oct 31st


Gust Brothers’ Pumpkin Farm

Location: 13639 Mulberry Road Ottawa Lake, Michigan

Hours: 9am -7pm

Dates: Sep 9 to Oct 31st


The Pumpkin Peddler

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

Time: Weekdays, 12-8 PM  Saturday, 9-8 PM  Sunday 10-8 PM

Dates: Through October

Haunted Houses / Haunted Farms


Field of Fear

Location:3001 S. Crissey Rd Monclova, Ohio

Hours: Fri & Sat 7-10:30pm

House of Damnation Haunted House

Location: Lucas county Agricultural Society, 1406 Key Street, Maumee, OH

Hours: Weekends starting at 7:30 PM

Distracted Haunted House

Location: Levis Commons, Perrysburg OH

Time: Weekends starting at 7 PM

Panic in the Pines!

Location: 3525 N. Bolander Rd, Genoa OH

Time: October 13, 20, 27, 8-10 PM

Haunted Hydro

Location: 1333 Tiffin St., Fremont OH

Time: Weekends, 7 PM