Fall into Findlay Family Fun! (Say that 3 times fast!) There is so much to do in Hancock County every season – and Fall is definitely not the exception. Check out these Family-Friendly activities that take place this season!
Where to Go
Head to Ghost Town, located at 10630 CR 40 south of Findlay, on Saturday afternoons from Noon – 4 p.m. for a Junior Haunt! This junior haunt is not scary for children and will have friendly monsters handing out candy. Ghost Town also has a kid-friendly Junior Zombie Laser Tag at the same time! Stop by the gift shop to pick up pumpkins, Ghost Town gear, and enjoy a Halloween-themed old fashioned soda flavor like Zombie Brain Matter (Black Raspberry) and Bone Crush (Lemon-Lime)! Facebook.com
Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation, Inc.
NWORRP, located at 12505 CR 99 north of Findlay, has two great opportunities for Fall Family Fun! Check out the Not-so-Scary train rides Friday and Saturday evenings from 7 – 11 p.m. As a family-friendly alternative to the Haunted Engine House, guests will take a ride on the Riverside Train! The Pumpkin Train gives families a ride to the magical pumpkin patch on Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 1 – 5 p.m. Purchase a pumpkin if you would like, but it isn’t necessary! NWORRP.org
Homestead Fall Farm and Geckle Orchard
Pumpkins? Apples? Does it get any more “Fall” than that? Head to Homestead Fall Farm to get all the pumpkins you need to carve and decorate your home. Then head down the road to Geckle Orchard to pick up bushels of apples, apple butter, cider, and more goodies! October 8 & 9 are the final days of the two farm’s open house dates but they have regular hours for you to get your seasonal favorites! Facebook.com/Geckle-Orchard; Facebook.com/TheHomesteadFallFarm
Things to Do
Harvest the Past
This fun event held on October 16 from 1 – 5 p.m. is held in the Activity Barn and McKinnis House at Litzenberg Memorial Woods. Learn about life during the Fall in the 1840’s, tour the orchard, watch demonstrations of the cider press and corn grinding, listen to live music, go on a fall hike and take part in other kid’s activities makes this a great event for the whole family! HancockParks.com
Other Park Activities
In addition to Harvest the Past, there are so many other great park activities that are great for the whole family! Register your children for this month’s Kids in the Park on October 22, which will take children on a hayride as well as allow them to take part in pumpkin bowling, acorn toss, and make a fall related craft. For children three and younger take them to Wee Ones on October 24, which is all about Pumpkins. Children will get hands on and feel different parts of the pumpkin, make a pumpkin craft, try pumpkin bowling, plus a story! For something extra fun, gather a group of your closest friends and book a Fall Color Hayride! Old fashioned wagon rides are tractor-drawn and are available for groups up to 25 people through mid-November.
Halloween Fun to be had!
Head over to the “haunted” Hull House, which houses the Hancock Historical Museum, for family friendly Halloween fun! There will be crafts, games, tours of the Hull House, plus seasonal treats, even better – admission is only $1 a person! HancockHistoricalMuseum.org
City of Findlay Halloween Parade
On Tuesday, October 25 Downtown will transform to Halloween Headquarters for the Halloween Parade! The parade begins at 7 p.m. and will begin East Main Cross St. at East St. The parade will then head west on East Main Cross St., turning south on Main St. and end at Lincoln Street. The parade will last 2 – 2.5 hours and we highly recommend coming Downtown early! Awakening Minds Art will have a fun and sensory friendly experience prior to the parade, children will make a candy craft, participate in a coloring contest and vote for their favorite pumpkin carving! HancockLeadership.org
What is Halloween without Trick-or-Treat? The City of Findlay trick-or-treat is Thursday, October 27 from 6:30-8! Check out the list of Hancock County village trick-or-treat dates and times on our event calendar. Plus, back this year is the Blanchard Township Firemen’s Halloween Parade! Taking place October 29 at 5 p.m. there will be a costume judging contest at 5:30 before Benton Ridge trick-or-treat kicks off at 6! VisitFindlay.com
Check out even more fun to have this Fall by visiting our complete event calendar!