Haunted houses aren't the only places to find fright-oriented family joy this Halloween season. There are plenty of events throughout the month of October to keep you and your little ones entertained.
These two campouts take place Oct. 3-4 and Oct. 10-11 at East Harbor State Park in Marblehead. Not only will you have a blast camping in the park, there will be a bonfire, dancing, scarecrow-building and a haunted house. For more information call 419-734-4424 ext, 2 or visit eastharborstatepark.org.
Family Scarecrow Making Festival:
Burnham Orchards in Berlin Heights continues their fall festivities with a scarecrow making festival Oct. 4-5. Make your own scarecrows and enjoy all the orchards have to offer. For more info call 419-588-2138 or visit burnhamorchards.com
Boo at the Bay Pumpkin Festival:
An annual family favorite, Boo at the Bay in downtown Sanudusky also held Oct.4-5 features pumpkin decorating, a pumpkin drop, pumpkin painting, children's activities, children's costume parade, Underground Railroad trolley tours and more. The organizers ask you to please bring a canned good or nonperishable food item to help local charities. For more info call 419-627-5886 or visit ci.sandusky.oh.us.
Port Clinton Halloween Spooktacular:
On Oct. 25, Port Clinton will be spooky and scary as the community comes together to present tons of kids activities, from a costume party to crafts, games and prizes. This local event is geared towards infants through fifth graders. For more information call 419-734-5503 visit portclintonchamber.com.
Sandusky Halloween Costume Parade:
We hope you have your costume ready! Join or watch the parade as it winds through downtown Sandusky on Oct. 25. See if anyone has the same costume as you! For info call 419-627-5886 or visit ci.sandusky.oh.us.
Halloween Costume Contest & Sweet Scavenger Hunt Kids:
Halloween hits the mall! The Sandusky Mall will throw open its doors to those ten and under to participate in a scavenger hunt and show off their costumes on Oct. 25. Prizes for all, including a trick-or-treat bag. For more information call 419-626-8574 or visit sandusky-mall.com.
Check out Funcoast.com for more Halloween events going on throughout the area.