Deadline Monday, October 15

FREE to participate. Win Prizes! You can also participate in the Scarecrow Making Workshop October 16. Contest scarecrows will be left on display for the remainder of October.

REGISTRATION FORM | Sponsored by the Wood County Park District

Wood County Historical Center

Tuesday, October 16  |  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.

WORKSHOP DETAILS | Sponsored by the Wood County Park District

Wood County Historical Center

Thursday, October 18  |  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

28th annual FOLKLORE & FUNFEST
Wood County Historical Center

Saturday, October 20  |  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

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

Friday, October 26  |  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) with the vibe of a 1920s carnival.

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. 

$15 ticket | Discounts for WCHS Members and Students.

Volunteers needed for the CARNIVAL Trick, Treat, & Folklore Tour on October 26. Sign up at SignUp.com.

Thank you Friday Folklore Sponsors & Supporters: Dolores Black & Janet Parks, ADAMHS Board, Gearhart Plumbing, Judy Ennis, Ed & Irma Wolf, Dave & Linda Ernsthausen, Tim Brown, Josh Goltiao, Becky Bhaer, Colleen Smith, Galen & Carol Ash, Wood County Park District, Pendleton & Sons, Haslinger's Orchard, Dunn’s Funeral Home, For Keeps, Alex Hann, Toledo Metroparks, Downtown Bowling Green, Gaynelle Predmore, our candy donors, and the amazing story stop organizers and volunteers.


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Wood County Historical Museum

Tuesday, October 30  |  8:00-9:00 PM

The Wood County Historical Center & Museum is proud to present a modern-adaptation of the classic novel and radio broadcast, War of the Worlds. The date and time were selected to represent the original broadcast, which aired 80 years ago on October 30, 1938, from 8:00 – 9:00 PM as a "Mercury Theatre on the Air" radio episode on the Columbia Broadcasting System radio network. This program also ties in with the Museum’s current exhibit on Leisure Time Activities.

The adaptation of H. G. Well’s thrilling novel "War of the Worlds," directed and narrated by Orson Welles, caused widespread panic as listeners believed the fictitious broadcast to be a true account of an alien invasion – preserving the event as an iconic piece of popular culture.

The adaptation will be presented by The Vintage Radio Players. Doors open at 7:00 PM and self-guided tours of the Historical Museum are included with ticket price. Light refreshments served.

Sponsored by Habitec Security

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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 - Trick-or-Treating in the Downtown Bowling Green Business District as part of FireFly Nights Fall Festival, Oct. 19, 6-10 PM. BG City wide trick-or-treat - Oct. 31, 6:30-8 PM.

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