44th Oak Harbor Apple Festival set for Oct. 14-15

Press Staff Writer

        Join locals and visitors from near and far at 44th annual Oak Harbor Apple Festival, which will be held Saturday and Sunday Oct. 14-15 in the village’s downtown.
        The festival, held each year during the second full weekend in October, typically draws more than 25,000 people of all ages who come to enjoy a weekend of old-fashioned family fun. All activities are located within a two block walking area.
        The theme for this year’s event is “A Charlie Brown Festival.”
        Highlights of the festival include crowning of the Royalty Court, the Candy Apple Cutie contest, a Grand Parade, an Apple Run, a baking contest, a car and bike show, vendors, entertainment, ride, foods and much more.
        There is no admission fee. A shuttle is available the Oak Harbor High School parking lot for $1 per person.
        A complete schedule and more information is available at oakharborapplefestival.com.
Ongoing events:
Mondays through Oct. 16: Monday Night Cruise-in, Applebee’s, 3007 Curtice Rd., Northwood, 5:30-7:30 p.m. cruisinzeake.com.
Tuesdays in October: Halloween-themed Films at the Maumee Indoor Theater, 601 Conant St., 7:30 p.m. maumeeindoor.com.
Select days and nights Through Oct. 29: HalloWeekends, Cedar Point, Sandusky. Featuring the daytime Tricks and Treats Fall Fest, complete with activities perfect for the little ones, plus the Tricks and Treats Food Tasting Tour. At night, Haunt takes over select areas of the park with scare mazes, haunted attractions and the creepy nighttime atmosfear of America’s Spooky Roller Coast. Guests age 13 and older are not permitted to wear costumes, masks or makeup while inside the park. cedarpoint.com.
Fridays-Sundays through Oct. 29: Wheeler Farms Corn Maze, 11455 Obee Rd., Whitehouse. This year’s theme is “Dinosaurs.” Even the savviest navigator will be challenged trying to find all 24 checkpoints throughout the nearly 5 miles of intricate mazes. wheelerfarms.com.
Fridays and Saturdays in October: Lake Eerie Fearfest, Ghostly Manor Thrill Center, 3319 Milan Rd., Sandusky. Seven floors of Hell, Bloodview, Factory of Terror, Spooky Ranch, Haunted Hydro, Distracted, Chippewa Lake Slaughterhouse, Forest of Screams, Mohican Haunted Schoolhouse, Blood Prison, The Ohio State Reformatory and so much more. lakeeeriefearfest.com.
Saturdays in October, Fall Family Fun Days, Country Lane Tree Farm, 3525 N. Bolander Rd., Genoa, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Fall family fun including farm animals, barrel train ride, playground, corn maze, u-pick pumpkins and more. countrylanetreefarm.com.
Saturdays in October, Panic in the Pines Haunted Hayride, Trail & Woods, Country Lane Tree Farm, 8-10 p.m. Climb onto the hayride that takes you out into the Forest of Pines where flesh eating zombies are lurking around each twist and turn…waiting for the right victim.​ Enter if you dare into the Haunted Woods, where a crazed Psych Doctor and his staff work to keep the current patients locked up and try to pick out a few new ones to stay. panicinthepines.com.
Weekends in October: Haunted Hydro, 1333 Tiffin St., Fremont. Northwest Ohio’s longest-running and most authentic Haunted House! Built in a 1911 Hydro Electric Power Plant. thehauntedhydro.com.
Through Oct. 31: Fleitz Pumpkin Farm Fall Activities, 7133 Seaman Rd., Oregon, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.  Hayrides, maze, play area, donuts, goats and, of course, pumpkins. fleitzpumpkinfarm.com.
Through December 2024: “History and Sciences of Eclipses,” Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Spiegel Grove, Fremont. On April 8, 2024, Spiegel Grove and the rest of Sandusky County will be plunged into total darkness as the moon completely blots out the sun. Astronomers have known about the 2024 North American Solar Eclipse for more than a century. The exhibit explores the story of humanity’s fascination with eclipses and looks at the science behind how eclipses work, the history of astronomy’s attempts to understand that science and a look at one particular solar eclipse that drove Americans across the country to the western territories during Rutherford B. Hayes’s presidency. Included with regular admission. rbhayes.org.
Oct. 1: Tatum’s Town PorchFest, Art Tatum’s Childhood Home, 1623 City Park Toledo, 12:30-4 p.m. Food trucks, live music, comedy and tours. arttatumzone.org.
Oct. 1: Wreath-laying at President Hayes’ Tomb, Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Fremont, 1:45 p.m. In honor of President Hayes’ birthday, which is Oct. 4, the President will send U.S. military representatives to lay a wreath at his tomb at Spiegel Grove. rbhayes.org.
Oct. 1: Sal Vulcano Live, Stranahan Theater, 4345 Heatherdowns Boulevard, Toledo, 5 p.m. Vulcano is best known for creating and starring in truTV’s hidden-camera prank show hit, “Impractical Jokers.” He and his pals in the Tenderloins comedy troupe also star in the TBS game show, “The Misery Index.” stranahantheater.com.
Oct. 1-2: Life in Early Ohio, Fort Meigs State Memorial, Perrysburg. See historic trades and skills and learn about a different side of life in early Ohio. fortmeigs.org.
Oct. 4, 11, 18 and 25: Senior Discovery Days, Toledo Zoo. Seniors are treated to free admission, perks and activities every Wednesday during Senior Discovery Days and special discounts during the rest of the week. 419-385-4040 or toledozoo.org.
Oct. 5: U at the Zoo College Night, Toledo Zoo, 5-9 p.m. An event exclusively for college students featuring discounted memberships and admission tickets, free parking, food, music and more. $10 admission. toledozoo.org/events/college-night.
Oct. 5: Haunted Waterville Tour, The Robbins House, 114 S. River Rd., 5:15, 6, 6:45, 7:30 and 8 p.m. Jump on the horse-drawn trolley for a 45-minute tour featuring tales of Waterville’s haunted heritage. watervillehistory.org/haunted-waterville-tours.
Oct. 6-8: Fall Family Fest, Sandusky County Fairgrounds, 901 Rawson Ave., Fremont. Truck Races on Friday night, a Fall Demo Derby on Saturday night, kids’ activities, corn hole, costume and camper lot decorating and more. Weekend camping is $60. 419-332-5604, sanduskycountyfair.com.
Oct. 6: CiderFest419, Glass City Riverwalk, Toledo, 5-10 p.m. Featuring tastings of hard cider, mead, wine and craft beer, music by Marty Ray Project, line dancing, toledonightmarket.com/ciderfest419. Proceeds will benefit It’s My Mommy’s Business Association, and Metroparks Connections Camp. Open to ages 21 and older. toledonightmarket.com/ciderfest419/.
Oct. 6: Stock-tober Showdown, Truck & Late Model Races, Fremont Speedway, 901 Rawson Ave. Pits open at 4 p.m.; races start at 7:30 p.m. Food concessions available. fremontohspeedway.com.
Oct. 6: Zootoberfest, Toledo Zoo, 7 p.m. Beer tasting, light snacks, live music and more. toledozoo.org/events/zootoberfest.
Oct. 6, 8: Cinderella (La Cenerentola), Valentine Theatre, 410 Adams St., Toledo. Toledo Opera will transport audiences into a fairy tale full of larger-than-life characters, humor and vibrant costumes. toledoopera.org.
Oct. 7: Explore the Crafts, Sauder Village, Archbold. Visitors can learn about the village’s craftsmen and try a variety of hands-on craft activities and saudervillage.org
Oct. 7: Sturgeon Fest, City of Toledo Boat Launch, 2700 Broadway St., 10 a.m. Join the Toledo Zoo for this free event to celebrate the zoo's partnership with organizations to help bolster the local Lake Sturgeon population. Attendees will have the chance to release a reared Lake Sturgeon into the Maumee River. Sponsor a tagged fish for $30 to support conservation efforts. If the tagged fish is ever located, zoo staff will alert the donor. The event will feature music, food trucks and family-friendly activities. toledozoo.org/events/sturgeon-fest.
Oct. 7: Downtown Fremont Farmers Market & Sauerkraut Social Event, downtown Fremont. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., rain or shine. Free. Vendors, entertainment, treats and more. downtownfremontohio.org.
Oct. 7: Adams Street Zombie Crawl, The Village on Adams, UpTown, Toledo, 4 p.m.-12 a.m. Zombie costumes encouraged. Drink specials, food trucks, live entertainment and spooky happenings. 21 and older. Find Adams Street Zombie Crawl on Facebook.
Oct. 7: ARCA Menards Series National Championship 200, Toledo Speedway, 5639 Benore Rd., Toledo, 4 p.m. toledospeedway.com.
Oct. 7: Chris Kiser Memorial Fall Demo Derby, Fremont Speedway, 901 Rawson, Fremont, 2 p.m. Youth Class, Lawn Mowers, Pro Stock, Motor Swap, Kids Power Wheels (free) and more. Over $20,000 payout. Pit inspections begin at 7 a.m. Grandstand general admission opens at noon. sanduskycountyfair.com.
Oct. 11: Sandusky County Historic Jail & Dungeon, Historical Tours, 622 Croghan St., Fremont, 5:30 p.m. One-hour guided tour includes the historic 1892 Sandusky County jail that has ties to President Hayes, the 1840’s dungeon located under the Sandusky County Courthouse and the Gallows Exhibition Hall. Cost: $5. A flashlight tour will be offered at 6:30 p.m. (not recommended for children). $10. Tickets available at the door or online at www.sanduskycounty.org.
Oct. 11-14: Fall on the Farm Week, Sauder Village, Archbold. Enjoy fall family adventures including churning butter, playing old-fashioned games and pumpkin decorating. saudervillage.org.
Oct. 12: Fall Fur All Family Night, Toledo Zoo, 4-8 p.m. Stroll through autumn displays as the sun sets and enjoy giant pumpkin displays, seasonal food and beverages and family-friendly activities including a bounce house, pumpkin-carving demonstrations and more. toledozoo.org/events/fall-fur-all-family-night.
Oct. 13: Toledo Walleye vs. Kalamazoo Wings Preseason Game, Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave., Toledo, 7:15 p.m. toledowalleye.com.
Oct. 14: Toledo Toy Show, Total Sports Complex, 10020 S. Compass Dr, Rossford, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free parking, food concessions. Handicap accessible.midmichigansupershows.com/toledo-toy-show.
Oct. 14: Partial Solar Eclipse, Glass City Metropark, Sledding Hill, 1505 Front St., Toledo, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Watch the moon slowly cross in front of the sun for a partial solar eclipse. Eclipse glasses will be available to borrow. Recommended for ages 5 and up. No reservations required. metroparkstoledo.com/starstruck.
Oct. 14: Northwood Community Fall Festival, Central Park, Wales & Oram roads, Northwood. The event kicks off with a parade on Woodville Road, followed by the festival at Central Park with children’s activities, entertainment, games, food trucks and more facebook.com/northwoodfallfestival.
Oct. 14: AEW Collision Wrestling, Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave., Toledo, 7:30 p.m. huntingtoncentertoledo.com/events/aew-collision/.
Oct. 14-15: Fremont Flea Market, Sandusky County Fairgrounds, Fremont. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. sanduskycountyfair.com.
Oct 14-15: Sylvania Fall Festival, Downtown Sylvania. Crafts, music, parade, and more. sylvaniachamber.org.
Oct. 14, 21: History Roundtable, Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Spiegel Grove, Fremont, 10-11:30 a.m. Local historian Mike Gilbert shares stories of local and national history during this popular series. Prerecorded virtual sessions will be offered. Each session is $5. Pre-registration and prepayment are required. Contact Julie Mayle at jmayle@rbhayes.org or call 419-332-2081.
Oct. 17: “Encanto” Sing-along, Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Boulevard, Toledo, 6 p.m. Walt Disney Animation Studio’s film comes to life in a concert event featuring the full-length film and an on-stage band. stranahantheater.com.
Oct. 17, 24: Poe in the Parlor, Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Spiegel Grove, Fremont, 6:30 p.m. Guests will enjoy a dramatic reading of some of Poe’s works set against the dark ambiance of a Victorian mansion in the evening.
Call 419-332-2081 or visitrbhayes.org for info.
Oct. 19-20: Little Boo at the Zoo, Toledo Zoo. Toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy trick-or-treating, games and activities and lots of other Halloween fun that’s just for them. toledozoo.org/events/little-boo.
Oct. 20: Downtown Fremont Chocolate Walk, 5-8 p.m. Each ticket allows a person 21 years and older to visit downtown businesses to shop and receive a gourmet chocolate item. Proceeds benefit Downtown Fremont Inc. and Relay for Life of Sandusky County. downtownfremontohio.org.
Oct. 20-21, 27-28: Garrison Ghostwalks, Fort Meigs State Memorial, Perrysburg Enjoy a “spirited” stroll at the fort with an 1812 guide and encounter the spookier side of this historic place. fortmeigs.org.
Oct. 21: Downtown Fremont Farmers Market & Harvest Happenings Event, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., rain or shine. Free. Last farmers market of the 2023 season. downtownfremontohio.org.
Oct. 21-22: Pumpkin Path, Toledo Zoo Toledo. Kids of all ages will enjoy trick-or-treating, games and activities and lots of Halloween fun. toledozoo.org/events/pumpkin-path.
Oct. 21-22: Fremont Gun Show, Sandusky County Fairgrounds, Fremont, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday and 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sunday. 419-332-8189.
Oct. 21: Pemberville’s Harvest Gathering, downtown Pemberville. beekersgeneralstore.com.
Oct. 21: Hard Hat Tours – Behind the Scenes Tours of the National Museum of the Great Lakes Vessels, NMGL, 1701 Front St., Toledo, 10 and 11 a.m. and 1 and 2 p.m. Set foot in spaces typically off-limits to visitors in an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of the Col. James M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship, Museum Tug Ohio and St. Marys Challenger Pilothouse. nmgl.org/events/.
Oct. 21; Presidential History Book Club, Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Spiegel Grove, Fremont, noon-1 p.m. Free. Discuss “And Then There Was Light,” by Jon Meacham. In person and online. dmclochlin@rbhayes.org, rbhayes.org.
Oct. 21: Jason Aldean – Highway Desperado Tour, Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson, Toledo, 7:30 p.m. ticketmaster.com.
Oct. 21: “Dirty Dancing” in Concert, Stranahan Theater, 4545  Heatherdowns Boulevard, Toledo, 8 p.m. Enjoy the digitally remastered hit film with a live band and singers performing the iconic soundtrack songs. stranahantheater.com.
Oct. 22: The Dropkick Murphys, Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave., Toledo, 7 p.m. The American Celtic punk band formed in Quincy, Massachusetts performs. huntingtoncentertoledo.com.
Oct. 27: Authors! John Stamos, Glass City Center, 401 Jefferson, Toledo, 7 p.m. The actor, author and producer will discuss his book and take questions. glasscitycenter.com/events/2023/authors-with-john-stamos.
Oct. 27: Spirit Stories at Spiegel Grove, Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Fremont, 7-10 p.m. Enjoy a spooky evening at Spiegel Grove with lantern tours through the dark wooded grounds. Enjoy popcorn, cider and hot chocolate by the campfire before and after your tour. rbhayes.org.
Oct. 27: Roar and Pour, Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Way, 7-10 p.m. An outdoor fall evening featuring live music, fire pits, and ambassador animals for guests to enjoy. Adults only. toledozoo.org/events/roar-and-pour.
Oct. 27: The Price is Right Live, Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Boulevard, Toledo, 7:30 p.m. Arrive early to register to play. stranahantheater.com.
Oct. 27: Oliver Hazard with the Toledo Symphony, Valentine Theatre, 410 Adams St., Toledo, 8 p.m. artstoledo.com/events/.
Oct. 27-28: Woodcarver’s Show & Sale, Sauder Village, Archbold. A special weekend filled with unique artistry and family fun. Founder’s Hall will feature skilled carvers showcasing handcrafted wood art. saudervillage.org.
Oct. 28: Pumpkin Stop & Chomp, Toledo Zoo, Toledo. Visitors are invited to watch as zoo animals make a meal (and a mess) of the pumpkins left over from trick-or-treating activities. toledozoo.org/events/pumpkin-stomp-chomp.
Oct. 28: All Wheels Swap Meet, Sandusky County Fairgrounds, Fremont, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. sanduskycountyfair.com.
Oct. 28: Civil War Winter Camp, Hayes Presidential Library and Museums, Spiegel Grove, Fremont, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Experience what life was like for President Rutherford B. Hayes’ Civil War regiment while it camped for the winter with a day of Civil War events. rbhayes.org.
Oct. 28: RuPaul’s Drag Race: Night of the Living Drag, Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Boulevard, Toledo, 7 p.m. Sashay into The Twilight Zone this Halloween with the queens of RuPaul's Drag Race for the 12th Annual Night of the Living Drag Tour. stranahantheater.com.
Oct. 28-29: Brick Convention, Glass City Center, 401 Jefferson Ave., Toledo. Event brings the hands-on, minds-on fun of LEGO building and experiences together in one activity- and entertainment-packed family event for children of all ages and builders of all skills and interests. glasscitycenter.com/events/. etix.com.
Oct. 29: Halloween Spooktacular, Valentine Theater, 410 Adams St., Toledo, 3 p.m. Toledo Ballet dancers join the Toledo Symphony on stage for a spooky performance of “Danse Macabre” plus other ghoulish fun from “Sleepy Hollow.” This family friendly event will include pre-concert games, demonstrations, and activities and costumes are encouraged. artstoledo.com/events.
Oct. 31: Nurse Blake – Shocked Advised Tour, Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Boulevard, Toledo, 8 p.m. Hailed as a “genuine phenomenon” by The New York Times, Blake worked in trauma centers around the country before his career in comedy. stranahantheater.com.
        For more events, be sure to visit presspublications.com, visittoleddo.org, shoresandislands.com or sanduskycounty.org. Submit event information to twalro@presspublications.com.


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