Join us April 1, 2023 for Midwest Parafest #4

We have enjoyed the last 3 events with you so much, 

we decided to bring it back to Toledo, Ohio one more time!  

The Oliver House and Maumee Bay Brewing Company provides an intimate presentation room, a separate meet & greet room for our speakers, and a lobby full of your favorite vendors, as well as a full-service bar and 3 restaurants!

Tickets are available as follows:

$50 Admission to Presentations, Meet & Greet Room, and Vendor Room from 10am to 6pm

$50 Admission to Exie Susanne Smith's Gallery Reading from 5pm to 6pm

$75 Admission to our VIP dinner experience from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.  Enjoy a delicious meal while seated at a table with one of our Guest Speakers!


Presenting Sponsor

Kick Off Sponsors

Saturday, April 1st

***Exie’s Gallery Reading and the VIP Dinner each require guests to have a separate ticket for admission. 

Get Tickets Here


Jeff Belanger is an author, podcaster, storyteller, adventurer, and explorer of the unexplained. He’s written more than a dozen books that have been published in six languages, he’s the Emmy-nominated host, writer, and producer of the New England Legends series on PBS and Amazon Prime, he provides programs and lectures to audiences all over the world, and he’s been the writer and researcher for every episode of Ghost Adventures on the Travel Channel. Jeff has made media appearances on hundreds of radio and television programs over his 25-year career, and he has a passion for mysteries and legends.

New England Legends Podcast-Each week, folklorist, author, and historian Jeff Belanger and radio host Ray Auger explore the ghosts, monsters, folklore, history, and legends of New England. Listen to the podcast on his website ( or any of these platforms: Apple Podcasts/iTunes | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Pandora | Stitcher | TuneIn | iHeartRadio | Amazon Podcasts.

Exie is a Spiritual Medium, Psychic, Author, Speaker, Radio Host, Reiki Practitioner, Ordained Minister, Paranormal Investigator and Energy Reader. In addition to speaking she will have an exclusive gallery reading after the event.

You can book a personal reading or purchase one of her books at the following link:

Andrea Perron is the oldest of the five Perron daughters, and was witness to both the horrors and the joys of her childhood home. Andrea has authored the trilogy "House of Darkness House of Light", the true story behind "The Conjuring" to try and fully recount what her family experienced. Andrea lectures about spirituality, metaphysics, and all phenomena considered paranormal, concentrating her research in Ufology, a lifelong curiosity and fascination. Her latest release is entitled, “A Wonder to Behold: Guideposts for Intergalactic Engagement with Humanity”.

Marc has been a Bigfoot Investigator since 1990, actively pursuing Bigfoot creatures throughout the country. He’s been an investigator with the BFRO (Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization) and is the President of the Ohio Bigfoot Organization. Currently, Marc and his group are the hosts of the Ohio Bigfoot Conference which is a nationally recognized event that takes place every spring at Salt Fork State Park.

John E. L. Tenney is one of the most well-recognized and highly sought-after investigators of UFO, Paranormal and Occult phenomena in America. He is also an accomplished author, speaker, painter, musician and humorist.

Jessica Knapik is a noted cosmetic tattoo artist and creator of viral beauty trend AstroFrecks. You can usually find her at haunted locales and paranormal events across the country. An avid road tripper, explorer, cemetery creeper and all around weirdo.

Together, John and Jessica co-host the What’s Up Weirdo? Podcast where they invite us to listen in as they talk candidly about their adventures.


More Vendors, and Sponsors to be announced soon.

Our VIP Dinner allows you to mingle with our speakers, 

have a nice dinner, drinks, and some fun after the event. 

These tickets are extra and very limited.

The VIP dinner is a traditional, plated meal.  You can choose one of the following:

Wild Mushroom Chicken Marsala:  Boneless skinless chicken breast with a blend of wild mushrooms sauteed in Marsala cream sauce served with roasted garlic mashed potatoes and chef’s choice of vegetable.

Shrimp Scampi:  Five jumbo shrimp cooked in garlic parsley butter and served over saffron rice pilaf and fresh steamed asparagus.

Slow Roasted Pork Loin:  Fresh cooked roasted pork loin with sherry demi glaze, served with roasted garlic mashed potatoes and fresh steamed broccoli.

Vegetarian options may include the following :  (We have asked them to have at least 2 options available)

Penne Provencal:  Kalamata olives, shallots, garlic, fire roasted tomatoes and capers in a white wine and butter sauce tossed with penne pasta and finished with crumbled Feta cheese and herbs.

Mediterranean Fresh Vegetable Ratatouille:  Fresh eggplant, fire roasted tomatoes, onion and sweet peppers slowly simmered in a Moroccan spiced tomato sauce- vegan and gluten free.

Mushroom Ravioli:  Mushroom Ravioli served with a garlic cream sauce.

Meals include house salad, rolls & butter and a non-alcoholic beverage of your choice.


If you are coming from out of town or would just like to stay over,

 we have secured a block of rooms at the Hampton Inn & Suites for $99 a night. 


Rooms are limited and must be booked by March 31st, 2023. 

Hampton Inn & Suites 

9753 Clark Drive Rossford Ohio 43460 

Phone: 419-662-8800

The Oliver House is located at 27 Broadway Street, Toledo Ohio 43604

For questions please email: