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Trick-or-Treat Fest coming to Cleveland Metroparks Zoo in October

The event will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. beginning October 9 through October 31.

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is bringing new, safe and family-friendly fun to Northeast Ohio residents this Halloween season. 

On Wednesday, the Zoo announced they'll be bringing a Trick-or-Treat Fest to the facility each weekend in October. The event will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. beginning October 9 through October 31. 

“We are excited to offer the community a new way to experience the zoo and make memories this fall at Trick-or-Treat Fest, thanks to our partners at Citizens,” said Cleveland Metroparks Chief Marketing Officer Kelly Manderfield.

The event will include meet-and-greets with costume characters, live "spook-tacular" performances, unlimited rides on the Circle of Wildlife Carousel, entry to the Dinosaurs Around the World exhibit and access to Trick-or-Treat Way, which features more than a dozen candy stations.

To ensure proper social distancing, attendance will be limited. The Zoo encourages purchasing tickets in advance.

Guests over the age of six are required to wear face masks during their visit. The Zoo has implemented several additional safety measures including handwashing stations and frequent sanitation of Zoo grounds.

General admission tickets to the Trick-or-Treat festival will be available for $16 and at the cost of $8 for non-members. Children under the age of 2 can attend free. To purchase tickets, click here

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Zoo's annual after-hours Boo at the Zoo event will not take place this year.