October is around the corner which can only mean one thing – the haunted houses are open! Get your adrenaline pumping and add some thrill to your October by visiting one of these attractions and events!
Purgatory and The Fear Factory
12630 County Rd 216
Friday & Saturday, 8 p.m. – Midnight
This inside and outside haunted attraction is open rain or shine and is sure to scare you and your friends. There are several areas to exploit your fears, no matter what they are! Facebook.com
Haunted Ghost Town
10630 CR 40
Friday & Saturday, Dark – 11 p.m.
Sunday, Dark – 10:30 p.m.
Enter the Haunted Ghost Town if you dare! This favorite Hancock County area attraction is back to scare you and your friends, new attractions have been added this year for an even better experience. Facebook.com
Fort Findlay Playhouse
October 18-21 & 26-28
Fort Findlay Playhouse’s thrilling October performance is perfect for those looking for some suspense as well as a laugh. The play follows Sidney Bruhl, a successful writer of Broadway thrillers, appears comfortable living in his Connecticut home as he is overcoming a period of flops and shortage of funds. A possible break in his fortunes occurs when he receives a script from a student in the seminar he has been conducting at a nearby college – a thriller that Sidney recognizes immediately as a potential Broadway hit. Sidney’s plan, which he devises with his wife’s help, is to offer collaboration to the student, an idea which the younger man quickly accepts. Thereafter suspense mounts steadily as the plot begins to twist and turn with devilish cleverness and an abundance of thrills and laughter. Deathtrap holds the record for the longest-running comedy-thriller on Broadway and was nominated for four Tony Awards, including Best Play. Buy your tickets online beginning October 8! FortFindlayPlayhouse.org
Big Foot: Fact or Myth?
Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
October 6, 2 p.m.
Learn about a real creature of mystery this Halloween-season – Big Foot! The Southeastern Ohio Society for Bigfoot Investigation will be at the library’s Lindamood Room this October for a discussion on Bigfoot. Bigfoot or Sasquatch is a hairy, up-right walking ape-like create who reportedly dwells in the wilderness and leaves behind footprints. Participants will listen to witness statements and stories about the existence of Bigfoot. Doug Waller, founder of SOSBI and author of two books on Bigfoot, will share his experiences researching and experiences as a Bigfoot investigator. FindlayLibrary.org
For the Kids
Need a more family-friendly “scare”? Haunted Ghost Town will offer a Jr. Haunt on Saturday afternoons for trick-or-treating through the village, as well as options for Zombie Laser Tag and to try the climbing wall. Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation, Inc.’s Pumpkin Train isn’t the slightest bit scary…and honestly, the Halloween Express isn’t either. But children will have fun on this nighttime train ride on Fridays and Saturdays with Halloween decorations around the track!
We hope you have a great time being scared around Hancock County! See all the places to gather your pumpkins and fall decor, as well as all the events taking place this Fall!