Deadline October 9

Registration forms online or in the Wood County Park District Oak Leaf Newsletter. FREE to participate. Win Prizes! You can also participate in the Scarecrow Making Workshop Ocotber 10. Contest scarecrows will be left on display for the remainder of October.

Wood County Historical Center

Tuesday, October 10  |  5:00-7:30 PM

Individuals and groups welcome. The Wood County Park District provides straw, string, support pole, and refreshments; you bring clothes, decoration, and support for the scarecrow’s back and arms. You can take it home or enter it in the annual Scarecrow Contest to win prizes. Contest scarecrows will be left on display for the remainder of October.

Wood County Historical Center

Thursday, October 12  |  6:30-8:00 PM

FREE Family Fun! Individuals and groups welcome. Drink cider, eat snacks, and practice your pumpkin carving skills. Take one home or leave on display at the Historical Center for the Folklore & Funfest.

27th annual FOLKLORE & FUNFEST
Wood County Historical Center

Saturday, October 14  |  4:00-9:00 PM

Horse-drawn wagon rides, kid-friendly activities in Boo-ville, apple cider press, working oil derrick, & tricks and treats for all ages!

Sponsored by the Wood County Park District

Friday Night Folklore Tour

Wood County Historical Center & Museum

Friday, October 27  |  7:00-10:00 PM
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Self-guided adult trick-or-treat story stops around the former Wood County Infirmary (now the Historical Center & Museum):

  • Pauper’s Cemetery
    Pauper's Cemetery sponsored by Dunn Funeral Homes/Peinert-Dunn Funeral Homes
  • Lunatic Asylum
    Lunatic Asylum sponsored by the Wood County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board
  • Linwood Bridge
    Linwood Bridge sponsored by Wood County Committee on Aging
  • Spooky Trail
  • Oil Derrick
    Oil Derrick sponsored by Gearhart Plumbing
  • Scarecrow Alley
    Scarecrow Alley sponsored by David & Linda Ernsthausen
  • Victorian Death Selfies in the Corn Barn
    Corn Barn sponsored by Pendleton & Sons
    Be sure to tag us! #WoodCountyMuseum
  • “A Séance Gone Bad”
  • The return of the Mary Bach fingers
    Mary Bach stop sponsored by Mike & Terri Marsh
  • Featured performances from Magician Andrew Martin. Shows at 7:15, 7:50, 8:25, 9:00 & 9:40.
    Magician sponsored by Dolores Black & Janet Parks

Reservations are appreciated by calling 419-352-0967 but walk-ins are welcome.

Dress appropriate for the weather, especially footwear and outerwear. Bring a flashlight. 

$15 ticket | Discounts for WCHS Members and Students.

Gift Shop Open

Additional Event Sponsors: Kroger, Ben Franklin, Marion Newman, Haslinger's, and Wood County Historical Society members


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around Northwest Ohio

Wood County District Public Library - Ohio's Haunted History library tour October 24, spooky sounding CDs, and unique programs for little goblins

Wood County Park District - autumn and folklore programs for all ages and interests

Trick-or-Treating at the Woodland Mall, Bowling Green

Trick-or-Treating in the Downtown Bowling Green Business District

BG City Trick-or-Treat

Bowling Green Parks & Recreation - autumn programs and night hikes

Haunted South Main School FaceBook page

Pemberville - Beeker's General Store and Historic Pemberville has ghostly gatherings and spooky events through October

Perrysburg - Garrison Ghost Walk at Fort Meigs and other events in Downtown Perrysburg

Hancock County - "Spirits Arise!": Maple Grove Cemetery Lantern Tour and the Hancock Historical Museum Spooktacular!

Fall Family Fun Night at Sauder Village


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