Autumn is here. In Canton and greater Stark County the season brings fun fall festivals, spooky attractions, Halloween events, and haunted houses. And it's never too early to start your holiday shopping at one of the outdoor markets and special holiday boutiques.

Holiday Happenings



Enjoy all of the traditional fun on the farm at these Ohio fall festivals.


Nickajack Farms Fall Festival

September 15 - October 31

Check out the Discover Barn's hands-on simple tools shop.  Pet Farmer Joe's barnyard animals.  Discover tons of fun in the rascals round-up play area.  Find your way free from the 7-acre corn maze.  Shop beautiful decor and home-style goodies in The Market in The Mane Barn.  All this and more, with over 20 activites and attractions to explore!


Maize Valley Fall Harvest

September 15 - October 31

Admission includes the an 8 acre corn maze, wagon rides, straw bale mountain, pumpkin cannon demonstrations, kids play area, duck races, giant tire pile, and more.

Plus, October 6th, 7th, and 20th, MEGASAURUS will perform!  Megasaraus is a giant, fire breathing, car crushing dinosaur!  One of the biggest events of the year, so make your campfire site reservations while they're still available. 


Kingsway Pumpkin Farm

September 15 - November 3

Enjoy wagon rides, farm animals, a straw tunnel, corn box, fire truck slide, mini maze, a "Western Town" playscape, pedal playground, rubber duck races, and plenty of photo ops!



From frightening to family-friendly, check out this list of halloween events and activities  to find something just right for all ages and fear factors.


Factory of Terror

Now Open!

An extreme haunt not intended for children under 12.  The Factory of Terror has won 3-times as Guinness World Record longest, indoor haunted attraction in the world.


That Halloween Bar

September 25 - November 3

Produced by the Factory of Terror, "That Pop Up Bar" is "That Halloween Bar" in October. Enjoy extreme Halloween cocktails and decorations.


Spooky Science at Beech Creek Gardens

October 12th, 13th, 19th, and 20th

Learn about "creepy" nature like spiders, snakes and bats, and mix up your own science experiements with the mad scientist at Beech Creek Gardens.


Family Fall Festival at Petros Lake Park

October 13th

Costumes are encouraged for this free, non-scary seasonal event featuring a .25 mile Treat Trail, inflatables, and Critter Carnival with live animals.


Massillon Zombie Walk

Saturday, October 13th

Head to Lincoln Way in downtown Massillon and watch the undead invade the streets of Massillon. Be sure to disguise yourself to blend in with the zombies!


Mayhem in Massillon: Walking Tour

Saturday, October 13th

Learn about some of the strange and unusual history and mysteries of Massillon on a walking tour through downtown Massillon with the docents of Spring Hill Historic Home.


Scream Fest at Canton Palace Theatre

October 19th, 26th, and 27th

See classic horror films; "The Phantom of the Opera", "Night of the Living Dead", and "Child's Play" on the big screen at the historic (and maybe haunted?) Canton Palace Theater.


Twilight Zone Fest at Canton Palace Theatre

Saturday, October 20th

A selection of four classic "Twilight Zone" episodes will air on the big screen at the Canton Palace Theatre throughout the evening.


Fall Festival Featuring The Glow at Fieldcrest Estate

October 25th, 26th and 27th

Enjoy family-friendly activities amongst thousands of carved jack-o-lanterns on display, while enjoying Autumn-licious treats.


Boo U at Kent State University Stark Campus

Thursday, October 25th

Bring the whole family for trick or treating and fall festival fun on the Stark campus of Kent State University.  Candy stations will be designed and decorated by the Kent State Stark student organizations.


Halloween at the BOO'seum

Friday, October 26th

Trick or treat through the Street of Shops and Discover World, inside the McKinley Presidential Library & museum.  Participate in a scavenger hunt, watch science shows and planetaerium shorts, and weather permitting enjoy hayrides outside. 


Historic Massillon Cemetery Walking Tour

Sunday, October 28th

Stroll through the cemetery and National Register residence and hear the tales of those laid to rest in the musoleums and monuments, contributors not only to Massillon's history, but our nation's history and world history.


"The Rocky Horror Picture Show" at Canton Palace Theatre

Wednesday, October 31st

The annual tradition continues.  On Halloween night, get in costume and head to the Canton Palace Theatre for an HD quality showing of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" on the bigscreen.  


Explore the unique, seasonal markets and boutiques througout the area to find home decor, gifts, clothing, and homemade wares, treasures and treats.


Moonlight Market at Hartville Marketplace

Friday, October 12

Shop local vendors.  Enjoy live music, food trucks and a great ambiance under the pavilion at Hartville Marketplace. 


Downtown Canton Flea

October 20th

Stroll 75+ vendors and the local shops in the Canton Arts District as you enjoy live music, kids crafts and activites all day long from 9a.m. to 10 p.m.


Marketplace Holiday Gala at Gervasi Vineyard

November 9th & 10th

Kick off the holiday season with tiny treats as you shop the new holiday lines in The Marketplace at Gervasi Vineyard.  Stay to enjoy an enhanced menu of cafe-style lunches at The Crush House.

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