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Things to do this weekend, October 23-25

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Are you constantly asking “What’s Happening, Hancock County?” There are plenty of things to do in Findlay and Hancock County this weekend!


Happy Halloween!  We hope you and your family have a happy and safe trick-or-treat!  See Hancock County trick-or-treat times here.  Don’t miss Trunk-or-Treat at Trinity Lutheran Church in Arlington or the Trick-or-Treat Halloween Train at NWORRP!

Pumpkin Hunt

Hancock Historical Museum

Visit the Hancock Historical Museum any time from October 14- 30 to take part in the museum’s pumpkin scavenger hunt!  All the pumpkins are outside, so the museum does not need to be open to find them.  Turn in your completed scavenger hunt during regular hours (Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.) for a Halloween prize!

Halloween Express

Friday, 6:30 – 9 p.m.

You’ve ridden the trains during the daylight – now come out to experience a night time train ride! A non-scary Halloween train ride for the whole family around our tracks to see the Halloween decorations after dark.  Rides are $3 for adults and $2 for children 12 and under.

Area Farmers’ Market

Bluffton: Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – Noon, Citizen’s National Bank

Stock up on your favorite local homemade goods, produce, freshly cut flowers, and more while visiting the local farmers’ markets!  The Bluffton Farmers’ Market has many vendors registered this year, and many allow pre-orders and pick up.  See who is participating here!

Trick-or-Treat Halloween Train

Saturday, 1 – 4 p.m. & 6:30 – 9 p.m.

Two nights of special Halloween Express train rides – take a ride around our tracks and enjoy the Halloween displays as our train makes trick or treat stops. No scary sites – just fun and treats for all!  Rides are just $3 for adults and $2 for children!

Self-Guided Fall Float Trip

Blanchard River Water Trail
Trips begin at Zonta Landing
Saturday & Sunday, 1 p.m.

From a canoe or kayak, you get a perspective on autumn unlike any other. The Hancock Park District is offering 2020 Self-guided Fall Float Trips on the Blanchard River Water Trail on Saturdays and Sundays this fall, starting at 1 PM. Float trips begin and end at Zonta Landing at Riverside Park Waterfront. Canoeists and kayakers have the opportunity to enjoy the late summer green and early autumn brilliance along the Blanchard River as they paddle upstream past the Country Club’s golf course, Eastpoint Area, and Vogelsong Conservation Area to the State Route 568/Sandusky Street Bridge and back.  The trip takes approximately 2 hours. See details about the trip here!

Halloween Costume Contest

Saturday, 7 – 10:30 p.m.

The rules may be a little different this year but Alexandria’s isn’t going to stop them from throwing our annual Halloween Costume Party!  Cash prizes will be awarded to winners of these categories: Most Original / Best Costume (Solo), Best Group Costume, and Sexiest Costume (male or female).  Live Music will take place from 7 – 10:30 p.m. with the costume contest taking place about 8:30 p.m.  Group tables, which seat up to 10, are available for reservation at $75 per table. Table reservations include 3 complimentary appetizers and a bottle of champagne. Call 419-424-5750, x3 to reserve your group’s table. Reserved tables are limited.

Guests will be required to follow all proper social distancing guidelines set forth by the State of Ohio which does include wearing a mask when not actively eating and/or drinking.

Virtual Funday Sunday

Sunday, access begins at 8 a.m.

A live adventure awaits in our brand new Virtual Funday Sunday when we sneak into the vault to grab a piece of art! Meet guests who will help S.T.E.A.M up our time with creative activities and follow us as we go behind the scenes in surprise locations! Visit UF’s Mad Scientist, move like you never have before with our very own Amy Schlessman, enjoy Mazza art time, and more!  Watch until the end for your chance at a Mazza prize pack.  Funday Sunday videos will be posted on Mazza Museum’s website and facebook page at 8 a.m. on the day of the event.

Halloween at Home

Jen’s Buggy Whip Cakery
Special Halloween cookies and cupcakes to celebrate Spooky Season!

Trends! on Main
Devour delicious varieties of rice krispies, they make great trick-or-treat gifts!

Painters’ Pottery
Purchase an at-home pottery painting kit to enjoy at home, select a special Halloween themed bucket for extra fun!

Smarty Pants Findlay
Learning can be fun!  Pick up some Halloween Jixelz puzzles, books, toys, or more to celebrate Halloween at home!

Visit the Library!

Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Friday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Did you know that it is National Library Card Sign-Up Month?  Plan to visit the library and sign up for a card while also exploring all the items you can check out like books (of course!), movies, music, and even items like telescopes!  Learn more about the library’s services here.  

Take Part in the Hike-It Program

The fall is a great time to explore the trails that wind throughout the community.  Hancock Park District invites you to walk designated trails at several locations.  Email your registration individual registration or family registration to or you can drop them in the night slot in the front door of the administrative office, or mail them to 1424 E. Main Cross.

Plan next week’s At-Home Learning!

We know more kids than ever are learning at home, whether that is through homeschool, online learning, or hybrid learning.  For caretakers and parents who are looking for activities for their children we have you covered!  See what learning opportunities are available next week here!

For more information about what is happening in Hancock County, visit our event calendar.

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