Date Night Guide

1. Head on down to Hauntfest on 5th (Saturday, Oct. 31)

Dayton's biggest Halloween bash is turning 30 years old in 2015 and if you and your significant other haven't solidified your Saturday evening plans yet, what better way to celebrate this ghoulish holiday than with a few thousand of your closest friends?

There will be live music, food vendors, a costume contest (with's Amelia Robinson as one of the judges) and more!

Advance tickets can be purchased for $5 at the gate, between 7-8 p.m., then the cost increases to $10. But if you want to beat the lines, a number of Oregon District businesses are selling tickets in advance.

Join thousands of Dayton-area revelers on Halloween night in the Oregon District for 30th installment of Hauntfest on Fifth. (Source: Dayton Daily News)

Visit the event's Facebook page for more info.

2. Into the Haunted Hill Woods We Go (Saturday, Oct. 31)

Maybe the crowded streets of the Oregon District aren't exactly your thing and that's ok. Fortunately, you can have a fun-filled Halloween night in Brookville.

Haunted Hill Woods boasts the longest trail (30 acres) in Montgomery County and is sure to put you in a Halloween mood.

The trail invites you to come in costume and enjoy food and drinks all night!

Cost is $13 for adults and $8 for children 12 and under.

Visit the website for more info.

3. For a Taste of the South, See Steel Magnolias (Nov. 5-29)

It's likely your first glimpse of the the classic romantic comedy "Steel Magnolias" was on the big screen with Julia Roberts, Sally Field, Dolly Parton and others. But now, that same southern wit has made its way to the stage of the Human Race Theatre.

There are several special performances throughout November, including a Light Fare offered for the Nov. 10 show and "Talk-Back While We're on the Subject" post-show discussion on Nov. 15.

Tickets cost $27-50 and can be purchased at

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