There’s something about Halloween that gives even the most conservative adult child-like delight. But Halloween isn’t just a one-night affair — it’s a month-long extravaganza. Here’s a look at the fun-filled activities happening around the county. 

Brasee’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch
The Brasee family takes its eight-acre corn maze and pumpkin patch seriously, with planning beginning in May. The maze is the home of a fun-filled treasure hunt, with stamps strategically placed throughout. Those who are lucky enough to find them get free candy. Horse-drawn hayrides happen on Saturdays and Sundays. Child-sized corn and straw mazes, a petting zoo, straw slide, corn pit and a bounce house for children ages 5 and under make this the perfect family outing. Fridays 4-9 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Flashlights required after dark. 18421 state Route 58, Wellington. 440-647-6749,

Gede Fruit Farm
Gede offers pumpkin picking from its three-acre patch. Unlike many mazes with closed tops, Gede’s 4-foot, open-topped maze is geared to 2-6 year olds. The farm also features pick-your-own apples (eight popular varieties). Open seven days a week 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 48799 Telegraph Road, state Route 113, Amherst. 440-986-5161,

Red Wagon Farm
Tractor-pulled wagons take riders through the woods, where ornamental and non-scary scarecrows dot the route. A straw-jumping area for children ages 3 to 10 and a five-acre corn maze make this the picture-perfect family outing. Eric, Shari, Dick and Bess Ross sell pumpkins by the pound and also challenge visitors to a single-priced, all-the-pumpkins-you-can-carry offer. In addition to the pumpkins, the Rosses sell their own vegetables and local apples and cider at the farm market. A food tent offers hot dogs, sausage, roasted corn, caramel apples and popcorn. Open weekends only from noon-5 p.m. 16081 E. River Road, Columbia Station. 440-236-3007, 

Rockin’-R-Ranch/Old West Pumpkin Fest/Spooky Ranch

Think of this as a Halloween theme park with pumpkins. For families with young children there are tractor-pulled hayrides; unlimited pony rides; a petting zoo with sheep, cows, pigs, bunnies, chickens and a llama; a straw mountain for climbing; face painting and a live sing-a-long, dance-a-long stage show. There’s carnival food, too, including cotton candy, hot dogs, funnel cakes and apple cider. For those who love to be scared there is Ohio’s top-ranked haunted hayride and haunted houses that range from high-tech and humorous to downright frightening. Old West Pumpkin Fest open Saturdays and Sundays noon-5 p.m. Spooky Ranch open Thursdays and Sundays 7-9:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays 7-11:30 p.m. 19066 W. River Road/Route 252, Columbia Station. 440-236-5454,,