by LCVB staff member Lake County Visitors Bureau

Costumes, kids and dogs welcome at Goblins in the Garden

Wagon rides at The Holden Arboretum

Wagon rides at The Holden Arboretum

Eeeeek! Did you know there are goblins in the garden?

The Holden’s Arboretum’s family-friendly, non-scary Halloween celebration returns Saturday, October 6 and Sunday, October 7.

What’s neat about Goblins in the Garden is that, to encourage carpooling, Holden is charging by the carful – $15 per car, or $10 for members – so take your friends and neighbors, and their (leashed) dogs. The dogs can wear costumes too – now, that will be funny.

Bring your little goblin in costume and go trick-or-treating in daylight hours. Go for a wagon ride. Get lost in the cornstalk maze and climb the straw pyramid. Vote on your favorite scarecrow at the Scare Crow Row. Do family crafts. See Duct Tape Art demos by Forest Walker Davis.

Don’t be late for the parade, led by the Cat in the Hat and Dr. Seuss characters from the Willoughby Fine Arts Association at noon each day. And there will be live music too with the folk music band Upriver.

The fun runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rain or shine! And this year they expanded their hours to make sure everyone has time to have fun.

This event is funded in part by an Art and Culture Grant of the Lake County Visitors Bureau. The Holden Arboretum is an outdoor living museum that promotes the beauty and importance of trees and other woody plants to create sustainable and healthy communities in the Great Lakes region and beyond. Located at 9500 Sperry Road in Kirtland, Ohio, The Holden Arboretum is approximately 25 miles east of Cleveland.

For more information call (440) 946-4400 or visit And for more ideas about what to do in Lake County this fall, browse the listings on our events page!

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