Fall Festivals & Spooky Fun in Canton!

Ghost hunts, haunted history walks, Halloween races and fun runs are just a few of the activities to enjoy across Stark County this autumn. 

Women and children explore a corn maze in Stark County, Ohio

Plan a weekend getaway to America’s Playing Field this Fall.  All season long, there are special events, activities, and festivals.

Select from your choice of myriad harvest festivals at local farms and orchards. Enjoy local wine and craft beer, along with all the elements of a family-friendly fall festival: corn maze, wagon rides, and pumpkin patch, not to mention pumpkin cannon demonstrations, goat-a-palooza animal area, pushcarts, pedal trikes, and so much more — at Maize Valley Winery & Brewery.

Are you seeking something a little, or maybe even a lot, scarier?  Test your courage in the exhilarating Fortress of Fear ScreamPark. Then, check out one of the largest indoor haunted houses in the world, the three-time Guinness World Record-holding Factory of Terror. If you want to tag along with the group but just cannot quite work up the courage to enter the haunted houses, check out the Factory of Terror Bar Crawl with five different themed bars; Carnevil Circus Bar, Poison Ivy’s Greenhouse Bar, Forsaken Bar on Bourbon, One-eyed Jack’s Pirate Bar, and Bullseyes Axe Bar where you can also add on a round of axe throwing.

Perhaps true tales of macabre history are what you are looking for? Don’t miss downtown walking tours offered by Black Cat Tales & Tours to explore local mysteries and folklore. Or, hunt for real ghosts inside the historic Canton Palace Theatre alongside professional paranormal investigators Team S.P.E.C.T.R.E.

If all the spooky entertainment doesn’t already have you running for your life, register for a themed race, like the Haunted Forest Marathon along the Towpath Trail or the Haunted Wine Run 5K through Gervasi Vineyard’s 55-acre estate. There are more themed events as well, so don your best Halloween costume and head to town for events like the Haunted Pub Party and the Massillon Zombie Walk.

From fun to frightening, good times are ripe for the picking this season in Canton!