OCT. 16-24 -- HAUNTED STATEHOUSE TOURS, Ohio Statehouse, Broad & Third sts, Columbus. Lantern tours through darkened hallways & chambers (family friendly). (888-644-6123, www.ohiostatehouse.org)
OCT. 16-31 -- BOO AT THE ZOO, Columbus Zoo, Powell Rd., Powell. Candy stations, haunted train ride, animal programs. Fri. 5-9 pm; Sat. 10 am-9 pm; Sun. 10 am-8 pm. (614-645-3440, www.columbuszoo.org)
OCT. 21-24 -- CIRCLEVILLE PUMPKIN SHOW, downtown Circleville. Parades, entertainment, giant pumpkins, pumpkin delicacies. Wed. 9 am-11 pm; Thurs.-Sat. 10 am-11 pm. (www.pumpkinshow.com)
OCT. 23-24 -- OHIO CLASSIC KNIFE SHOW, Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center, 7033 Glenn Hwy., Cambridge. Handmade knives made by some of the country's best knife makers. Fri. 12:30-6:30 p.m., Sat. 9 am-5 pm. (740-787-2317.
OCT. 24 - "FALL" ROUND & SQUARE DANCE, Newton Twp. Fire House, 5490 Maysville Pike (SR 22), White Cottage. 7-10 p.m. (Doors open at 6 pm) Everyone, all ages welcome. Refreshments available. Admission: $3 per person (10 & under free). Sponsored by Muskingum County Country Music Hall of Fame. (Proceeds to benefit Marvin Wheeler Cancer Fund)
NOV. 6-8 -- FRENCH 500 FLEA MARKET, Gallia County Jr. Fairgrounds, 189 Jackson Pike, Gallipolis. Indoor/outdoor market featuring antiques/collectibles from over 150 dealers. 8 am-5 pm each day. (740-446-4120, www.galliacountyfair.org)
NOV. 7 - SEASON'S SPLENDOR Arts/Crafts Show, Greenbriar Conference & Party Centre, 50 Riffel Rd., Wooster. 9 am-4 pm. Over 100 crafters, free admission, lunch available.