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19th annual SCARECROW CONTEST

Deadline Monday, October 14 | Entry Form


FREE to participate. Win Prizes! You can also participate in the Scarecrow Making Workshop October 15. Contest scarecrows will be left on display for the remainder of October.

Sponsored by the Wood County Park District

SCARECROW MAKING WORKSHOP
Wood County Historical Center

Tuesday, October 15  |  5:00-7:00 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.

Sponsored by the Wood County Park District

PUMPKIN CARVING WORKSHOP & CONTEST
Wood County Historical Center

Thursday, October 17  |  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.

Sponsored by the Wood County Park District

29th annual FOLKLORE & FUNFEST
Wood County Historical Center

Saturday, October 19  |  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!

EVENT DETAILS | Sponsored by the Wood County Park District

Friday Night Folklore Tour

Friday Night Folklore Trick, Treat, & Tour
Wood County Historical Center & Museum

Friday, October 25  |  7:00-10:00 PM
Flyer to share   |   Press Release


Tickets: $15

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. Gift Shop Open.

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Self-guided adult trick-or-treat around the former Wood County Infirmary (now the Historical Center & Museum). Story Stops include:

  • WELCOME TENT • POPCORN • CIDER
    sponsored by the Wood Co. Park District.
    Cider courtesy of Haslinger's Orchard
  • MAGICIAN ANDREW MARTIN
    Shows at 7:15, 7:50, 8:25, 9:00 & 9:40.
    sponsored by Dolores Black & Janet Parks
  • WOOD COUNTY GHOST TOWNS (Lunatic Asylum)
    sponsored by David & Linda Ernsthausen
  • DEVIL'S HOLE ROAD (Ice House)
    sponsored by Ed & Irma Wolf
  • WOOD COUNTY CEMETERIES
    Hearse courtesy of Dunn Funeral Homes/Peinert-Dunn Funeral Homes
  • WAR OF 1812 ENCAMPMENT
    "The Crossroads of Hull's Trace in 1813"
  • CARNIVAL GAMES & SELFIE STATION
    sponsored by Everyday People Café
    Kettle Korn courtesy of Poppin' George
    Be sure to tag us! #WoodCountyMuseum
  • THE SEDUCTION OF DR. SCHNOCKARD
    "Mungen Medicine Lore"
    sponsored by Habitec Security
  • NAZARETH HALL
    sponsored by Gearhart Plumbing, Heating, & Cooling
  • SCARECROW ALLEY
    courtesy of the Wood County Park District
  • COUNTY HOME GIFT STOP
    filled with Haunted Ohio books and Halloween treats!
  • Additional support provided by:
    Frisch Family Fund of the Toledo Community Foundation, Colleen Smith, Galen & Carol Ash, Toledo Metroparks, WCHS Members and Candy Donors

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MORE HALLOWEEN EVENTS
around Northwest Ohio

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

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

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