Good evening boys and ghouls! It’s once again THAT time of year, dear lovers of darkness. The season of crisped leaves and pumpkin smells and chilled autumn nights. And Samhain! To any amateurs out there, it’s pronounced sow-in, and it represents the harvest and the coming of the winter frosts. We in Stark County adhere to its newer Christian nomenclature—Halloween.
In days of yore there were spooky rituals and ghostly ties to this tradition. But let’s forget about the “truly” terrifying—let’s focus on the “fake” terrifying. Today’s Halloween parties mean fun and revelry and apple-bobbing and candy. And for my way of thinking, that’s just as it should be.
Stark County has its share of attractions and events to satisfy that innate longing to be frightened. We boast The Factory of Terror on Mahoning Road, the current Guinness record holder of the title “Longest Walk-Through Haunted Attraction.” At 3,800 feet, trust me; you will get your money’s worth at every turn. There are demons and devils and just enough darkness to deliver goosebumps to all comers.
Prefer a sit-down venue? Then check out The Warehouse on the Canal on North Canal Street in the haunted wonderland of Canal Fulton. You can enjoy a ghost tour or a psychic night, and if you like your scares with a dose of history, come participate in a Victorian Wake or see the one-time mortuary transformed into The Warehouse of Usher for an evening with Edgar Allan Poe.
Visit our calendar of events to find out about the dozens of fall events taking place within our borders. Many are family-friendly harvest fests and walkabouts, but remember, if you are looking for the darker side of the season, you’ve come to the “fright” place!