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28 Sep 2017

Halloween Themed Events in Metro Detroit

Halloween is right around the corner! I thought I would give you a head start in finding all of the great events that are going on for the season. 

Here are some great local events for kids and adults. There are several Trick or Treating alternatives at library’s, churches and even car dealerships. Make sure to check out these preferred sites: Metroparent, Fear Finder Paper, and Oakland County Moms.

 

Click on the Event type to be taken directly to the listings!!! 

KIDS EVENTS

ADULT EVENTS

CIDER MILLS

HAUNT ATTRACTIONS

PUMPKIN PATCHES

 

KIDS EVENTS 

Click to see events by county:

OAKLAND COUNTY

MACOMB COUNTY

GENESSE COUNTY

WAYNE COUNTY

Halloweekends at Cedar Point

There are so many great events going on during the month of October at Cedar Point! Click on the website to view them all.

$43+

 

OAKLAND COUNTY

Zoo Boo

Oct. 6-8, 13-15, and 20-22 @ 5 p.m.
Detroit Zoo, 8450 W. 10 Mile Rd., Royal Oak, MI 48067

Zoo Boo at the Detroit Zoo will include live entertainment, magic acts, acrobats, jugglers, and pumpkin carving demonstrations. Visit the Haunted Reptile House and the 13-station trick-or-treat trail. Advance ticket purchase is recommended. Tickets are $10.

 

Auburn Hills Fall Festival in the Woods

http://auburnhills.org/departments/parks_and_recreation/community_events/index.php
Oct. 14 @ 11 a.m.
Hawk Woods Nature Center, 3799 Bald Mountain Road, Auburn Hills, MI 48326

This event by the Auburn Hills Parks & Recreation Dept. features outdoor nature activities, wagon rides, lawn games, crafts, petting farm, hayrides, pumpkin carving, music by the Blue Water Ramblers, and more. Cider and donuts will be served. Admission will be $2 per person. Pumpkins will be available to purchase, with prices starting a $4.

 

Halloween Hoot 2017

http://dinosaurhill.org/Hoot
Oct. 20-22 @ various
Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve, 333 North Hill Circle, Rochester, MI 48307

The family-friendly Halloween tradition will be a hauntingly good time for young ghosts and goblins. Groups will gather in the nature center for crafts and then head outdoors for a series of short and running interpretive skits while collecting treats. There will be a mini-fair with Halloween themed carnival games. Tickets ($7) sell for a specific time with groups leaving every 10 minutes.

 

Halloween Boo Bash at Shepherd’s Park

http://www.oakparkmi.gov/departments/recreation/recreation_events.php
Oct. 31 @ 5 p.m.
David H Shepherd Park, 24198 Church St., Oak Park, MI 48237

Halloween Boo Bash at David H. Shepherd Park will be a free event with family-friendly activities. The outdoors bash will include a slightly haunted hayride through the outdoor nature trail, trick-or-treat street, and the Boo-Monster Mash. Refreshments will be served in the park.

 

Farmington Hills Friday Night Hayrides

September 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

https://www.oaklandcountymoms.com/event/farmington-hills-friday-night-hayrides/2017-09-29/

Farmington Hills Friday Night Hayrides are here again for another season of Fall fun in 2017. Hayrides are scheduled at Heritage Park every half-hour on Friday evenings in the Fall. Roast Marshmallows over a campfire and enjoy a cup of cider as part of the Fall Hayrides package. $5

 

Waterford Harvest Happening Fall Festival

October 1 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

https://www.oaklandcountymoms.com/event/harvest-happening-waterford/

Waterford Harvest Happening Fall Festival is filled with a variety of activities and events including: hayrides, bake sale, pony rides, crafters, entertainment, farm animals, food concessions, historical house tour and historical activities such as spinning, felting, storytelling and rope making.


Auburn Hills Halloween Event – Zombie Laser Tag

Saturday, October 28, 2017 from noon-2p
Riverside Park (3311 Squirrel Ct, Auburn Hills, MI)
Great Halloween event for teens during Downtown Spooktakular. Call 248-370-9353 for more information. Drop-ins are welcome if space is available. Pre-registration is recommended. Zombie costumes are strongly encouraged but not required to play. All equipment to play is included.


Birmingham Pumpkin Patch & Halloween Parade

Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 1p
Downtown Birmingham / Shain Park
The Pumpkin Patch is an afternoon for families to partake in Halloween activities and games. After the Patch, families march in costume in the parade. Cider will be served.

Sunday, October 29, 2017 from 3p-3:45p

Spooky Halloween Magic Show

Saturday, October 21, 2017 between 2p-6p (reserve your time slot)
Baldwin Public Library (300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009)
Join Gordon Russ the Magician for his special Spooky Magic Halloween Show. (The Pumpkin Patch parade will be held at afterwards!) All ages. Registration required for magic show – Call 248 647-1700.


Friendly Forest

Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 4:30p-6:30p
Clintonwood Park (6000 Clarkston Road, Clarkson, MI 48346)
Presented by Independence Twp Parks Recreation & Seniors. Walk a friendly decorated trail to collect goodies from all of your favorite characters. Hay Maze, treats, wagon rides and more. Contact 248-625-8223 for ticket info or visit our friends at www.itpr.org for cost info.


Brick or Treat
Brick It Up (948 South Baldwin Road, Clarkston, MI 48371, 248-309-3370, www.brickitup.net)
Costume contests for lego prizes, participate in Halloween-themed Lego builds, cider, and donuts, and more. Each child will receive one Brick It Up Lego set of their choice with paid admission. Parents are

 

Clawson Fall Festival

Sunday, October 1, 2017 from 3p-6p
Clawson City Park
Celebrate the beginning of fall with an afternoon of fun! The day includes free hayrides, farm animals, inflatables, baked goods 4 sale, games and more. The day ends with a bonfire conducted by the Clawson Fire Department. Contact Clawson Parks and Rec for more info at 248-589-0344.

 

Trick or Treasure

Saturday, October 28, 2017 from noon-3p
Downtown Clawson
Downtown Clawson becomes a safe zone for all the kids. Kids in costume will travel through the downtown businesses collecting treasures and allergy-free treats…and maybe getting a few tricks along the way. Contact 248-435-5922 for more info.

 

Trick or Treat Trail

Sunday, October 29, 2017 from 6p-7:30p
Clawson City Park
Bring a flashlight and a bag for all the candy you’ll collect from local businesses and organizations along the trail. Stay and enjoy cider and donuts courtesy of the Parks and Recreation Department. Contact Clawson Parks and Rec for more info at 248-589-0344 or 248-259-6208.

 

Ferndale Fall Festival

Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 11a-3p
Ferndale Actvities Center (Martin Road Park, just east of Hilton Road, Ferndale, MI)
Hilton Fall Festival offers a day full of hayrides, trick-or-treating, carnival games and more for kids and families!

 

Downtown Trick or Treating
Saturday, October 28, 2017 from “all day Saturday”

Downtown Ferndale MI
Downtown Ferndale Trick or Treat Night, for Costumed Kids and Their Parents.


Trunk or Treat at Agora Arts

Sunday, October 29, 2017 from 2:30p-4p
Agora Arts (648 E 9 Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220)
Come for a family FREE event with circus performances, treats, games and more! For more info, 248-589-9668.


Trick or Trucks

Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 4p-6p
Apollo Center (2029 N Milford Rd, Highland, MI 48357)
Not only will kids get the experience of trick or treating, but they will also get to see the area’s biggest trucks. Possible trucks will include a dump truck, fire engine, bulldozer, and much more! All children must be accompanied by an adult. Dinner is included with student registration! For cost info and to register, contact www.hvs.org. Event hosted by Huron Valley Schools.

 

Haunted Hollows Camping Events

September 15 – September 16 AND September 22 – September 23
Groveland Oaks County Park (14555 Dixie Highway, Holly, Michigan)
Annual Halloween-themed camping events. Eerie fun with Halloween crafts, inflatable bouncers, sport games, family hayrides, Halloween face painting, campsite decorating contest, costumed DJ dance, campground trick or treating and a haunted island. For more info, visit OaklandCountyParks.com.

 

Stonewall Pumpkin Festival at Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm

Oct. 8, 2016

Address: 1005 Van Hoosen Road, Rochester Hills

Phone: 248-656-4663

Times: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Saturday

Cost: $8/ages 2-plus, free/kids under 2 (includes a pumpkin)

Thousands of jack-o’-lanterns decorate the historic stonewalls at the museum. Check them out and enjoy music hayrides and pumpkin carving, too.

 

Annabella Broom at Marquis Theatre

Oct. 8-9, 15-16, 21-23 and 28-30, 2016

Address: 135 E. Main St., Northville

Phone: 248-349-8110

Times: 7 p.m. Fridays, 2:30 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays

Cost: $9

Kids in costume are invited to this stage show, which tells the story of Annabella Broom, a little witch with a big heart and a fondness for all things pink.

 

Franklin Spooktacular at the Franklin Athletic Club

Oct. 14, 2016

Address: Franklin Athletic Club, 29350 Northwestern Highway, Southfield

Phone: 248-352-8000, ext. 314

Times: 5:30-10:30 p.m.

Ages: 1-12 years

Cost: members: $15/child; nonmembers: $20/child

The goblins will be haunting and the monsters will mash at this Halloween bash for ages 1-12. There’s a pizza dinner followed by a night full of trick or treating, games and more. Wear your costume!

 

Trunk or Treat at Clarkston United Methodist Church

Oct. 23, 2016

Address: Clarkston United Methodist Church, 6600 Waldon Road, Clarkston

Time: 4 p.m. Sunday

Phone: 248-625-1611

Cost: free

Dress in costume and hop from decorated car to decorated car in the parking lot of the church. Afterward, the church will serve up hot dogs, chips, drinks and more.

 

Halloween Science at Cranbrook Institute of Science

Oct. 21-23, 2016

Address: 39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills

Phone: 248-645-3200

Times: 6:30-9 p.m. Friday, 5:30-8 p.m. Saturday, 1:30-4 p.m. Sunday

Cost: $10/members, $15/general public; add $3 after Oct. 19

This year’s Halloween favorite features live demonstrations and hands-on activities that investigate the science behind all the spookiness of the holiday. Costumes are welcome, but not required. Note: Be sure to register by 5 p.m. Oct. 19; prices go up after.

 

Harvest Trunk n’ Treat at Immanuel Lutheran Church and School

Oct. 29, 2016

Address: Immanuel Lutheran Church and School, 47120 Romeo Plank Road, Macomb Township

Times: 4-5:30 p.m. Saturday

Phone: 586-286-4231

Cost: free

 

GENESSE COUNTY

Ooky Spooky Light Show

http://sloanlongway.org/ookyspookyshow/


Sept. 28-Oct. 31 @ various
Longway Planetarium, 1310 E. Kearsley St., Flint, MI 48503

Longway Planetarium will present this family-friendly light show to the sound of Halloween tunes, including “The Monster Mash,” “Thriller,” “Ghostbusters,” and “Night on Bald Mountain.” Tickets $4-$6.

 

Crossroads Village

Halloween Ghosts and Goodies

http://geneseecountyparks.org/crossroads-village/programs/halloween-ghosts-goodies/

October 7-8, 13-15, 20-22 & 26-31

Weekdays 5 – 9pm

Weekends noon – 9pm

Through October you’ll find treats and tricks, cider and doughnuts, little monsters and big fun for the whole family. From our enchanted forest to the magic show at the Colwell Opera House to our straw maze and 20 treat stops throughout the Village, it’s sure to put you in the spirit of the season. And if you’re looking for a Halloween memory to last a lifetime, don’t forget to top off your visit with a 40 minute ride through the autumn countryside on the famous Huckleberry Ghost Train Express or a cruise around Mott Lake on the Genesee Belle.

$11-19

 

MACOMB COUNTY


Halloween Family Night Out

Sunday, October 29, 2017 from 5p-7p
Goldfish Swim School Macomb (18377 Hall Road #1, Macomb, MI 48044, 248-596-1914)
Open swim, snacks, games, raffles and Halloween fun! Cost is $5 per person or $15 for the whole family, but if they come in a costume, admission is free. Call to register.

 

Halloween Hoopla

https://www.gomtpr.org/events/halloween-hoopla/

October 20 6pm-8:30p

Everyone is invited to dress-up and join us for the best Halloween Party in Macomb Township! A full evening of activities and attractions are planned for the entire family to experience. Families will have the opportunity to take in a magic show, walk the vendor sponsored Trick or Treat Trail, stroll through the haunted house, dance the night away at Monster Studio 54, get your hair and nails done at the Freaky Hair Salon & Spa or make crafts at our “Boo-tique”.$5-10.

 

Weigands Nursery Harvest Fest

October 7 @ 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

October 8 @ 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

October 14 @ 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

October 15 @ 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

October 21 @ 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

October 22 @ 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

As the season begins to change, where will you find yourself this autumn? Join us at Ray Wiegand’s for our annual Harvest Fest. This year, there are more opportunities to enjoy autumn inspired activities the whole family will enjoy. Most of our activities are inside or are protected from inclement weather. ACTIVITIES INCLUDE: Farm Animal Petting Area Farmer for the Day Play Area Straw Maze Straw Vehicle Spider Toss Photo Opportunities 55′ Caterpillar Maze Bounce House Bug Bus Airbrush Face Painting…

$10-20

 

Halloween Spooktacular at River Bends Park

Oct. 15, 2016

Address: south side of 22 Mile Road between Shelby and Ryan roads, Shelby Township

Phone: 586-731-0300

Times: noon-2 p.m. Saturday

Cost: Free

Come in costume for some trick or treating fun, games and music. Don’t forget to decorate your car to pass out some treats to trick-or-treaters. Note: You must register in advance for this event.

 

Trunk or Treat at Trinity Lutheran Church and School

Oct. 15, 2016

Address: Trinity Lutheran Church and School, 45160 Van Dyke Ave., Utica

Time: 2-4 p.m. Saturday

Phone: 586-731-4490

Cost: Contact for details

Don your costume and collect candy from the decorated cars. Plus, don’t miss the mazes, pumpkin bowling, pumpkin decorating and more fun. Don’t forget to swing by the Trinity Concessions Stand!

 

Trucks, Trunks and Treats at Rochester Church of Christ

Oct. 22, 2016

Address: Rochester Church of Christ, 250 W. Avon Road, Rochester Hills

Time: 4 p.m. Saturday

Phone: 248-651-1933

Cost: free

 

WAYNE COUNTY

Halloween at Greenfield Village

October 13-14, 20-21, and 26-28, 2017 Time: 6pm-7:30pm

https://www.thehenryford.org/current-events/calendar/halloween-in-greenfield-village-dinner-package/

The perfect Hallowe'en evening: a sumptuous harvest supper, some vigorous music, a few classic parlor games and a charming historically-themed Hallowe’en in Greenfield Village. Outside it’s ghoulies and ghosties. But inside the famed Eagle Tavern, it’s an evening of 19th-century Hallowe'en fun. Visitors from the past will fill your evening with music and harvest games. Once you complete your sumptuous candlelit harvest supper, we invite you to stroll into the moonlit evening, walk along an enchanted path illuminated with hundreds of hand-carved jack-o’-lanterns and revel in the sights and sounds of Hallowe'en in Greenfield Village.

 

Wilson Barn Pumpkin Fest (and Haunted Barn)

Oct. 1-30, 2016 (daily)

Address: Wilson Barn, 29350 W. Chicago Road, Livonia

Times: 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. weekends (haunted barn opens Oct. 15-16, 22-23 and 29-30 from noon-7:30 p.m.)

Phone: 734-427-4311

Cost: free/admission, $1/haunted barn, fees/some activities

This annual fest offers fresh pumpkins, cornstalks and gourds for sale; plus pony rides and hayrides, a haunted barn, crafts and more.

 

Shock-tober Series at the Penn Theatre

Oct. 6, 13, 20 and 27

Address: 760 Penniman Ave., Plymouth

Phone: 734-453-0870

Times: 7 p.m. Thursdays

Cost: $3

This annual film series brings classic Halloween movies back to the big screen every Thursday in October. Head to the theater on Oct. 6 to see Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954), Oct. 13 to see House of Wax (1953), Little Shop of Horrors (1986) on Oct. 20 and Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) on Oct. 27.

 

Halloween Festival on Hines Drive

Oct. 15, 2016

Address: Hines Drive, Nankin Mills area, 33175 Ann Arbor Trail, Westland

Phone: 734-261-1990

Times: 1-3 p.m. Saturday

Cost: free

Wear your favorite costume and head to this annual Halloween favorite, which features games, hayrides, trick-or-treating, inflatables and more.

 

Farm Halloween at Wolcott Mill Metropark

Oct. 16, 2016

Address: 65775 Wolcott Road, Ray Township

Phone: 586-752-5932

Time: noon-4 p.m. Sunday

Cost: $6/person, $10/park vehicle entry

Visit the park for crafts, relay races, the pumpkin drop, Boo Barn, wagon rides and tons of Halloween fun.

 

Young Frankenstein at the Redford Theatre

Oct. 21-22, 2016

Address: 17360 Lahser Road, Detroit

Phone: 313-537-2560

Times: 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday

Cost: $5/ticket

See a screening of the classic 1974 comedic Halloween movie, starring Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder and others. Rated PG.

 

Harvest Fest in Palmer Park

Oct. 22, 2016

Address: Palmer Park, by the Splash Park parking lot, Merrill Plaisance, west of Woodward between Six and Seven mile roads, Detroit

Phone: 313-574-6847 (ask for Barbara)

Times: 1-4 p.m. Saturday

Cost: Free

Hayrides, a petting zoo, arts and crafts, and so much more are in store for families during this festival.

 

Pumpkin Palooza

Oct. 23, 2016

Address: Downtown Plymouth area

Phone: 734-453-1540

Times: noon-3 p.m. Sunday

Cost: free

Find costume contests, games, live entertainment and more for families at this annual event in downtown Plymouth.

 

Halloween at Hogwarts at the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center

Oct. 29, 2016

Address: 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit

Phone: 313-576-5111

Times: 11 a.m. Saturday

Cost: $20

Rock your favorite Harry Potter inspired costumes and enjoy live musical performances of all your favorite movie-inspired tunes.

 

Halloween Spooktacular at the Yankee Air Museum

Oct. 29, 2016

Address: 47884 D St., Belleville

Phone: 734-483-4030

Times: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday

Cost: $8/adults, $5/kids, seniors, students and military

Enjoy Halloween-themed games and activities, trick-or-treating, a costume contest, all with the museum as a backdrop.

 

This fun-filled Halloween extravaganza offers candy and treats for costumed kids.
Trick-or-treating begins right at 4 p.m. Hang around for cider and doughnuts, too, plus fire trucks, police cars and similar types of vehicles for kids to sit in and explore.

 

Trunk or Treat at Mt. Hope Congregational Church

Oct. 23, 2016

Address: Mt. Hope Congregational Church, 30330 Schoolcraft Road, Livonia

Time: 2-4 p.m. Sunday

Phone: 734-425-7280

Cost: free

This ninth annual offers free snacks and bounce houses for costumed kids in addition to the trunk-or-treating.

 

ADULT ACTIVITES

 

Beautiful Nightmares

Friday, September 29th 7pm

Multimedia Makeup Academy

https://beautifulnightmares.net/

Beautiful Nightmares is an annual makeup artist competition and event hosted by Multimedia Makeup Academy.

With a feast for the eyes, ears, and stomach… you are sure to have a howling good time! Eat, Drink and Be Scary!

Enjoy food, drinks, music, vendors, costume contests and…
entertainment as professional makeup artists square off in a runway-style competition that showcases beauty and special effects makeup! Join us to see who has what it takes to create the most Beautiful Nightmare.
Must be 15 and up. Dress in your best costume or your favorite outfit… the choice is yours. 

The proceeds from the event will be donated to support student opportunities, specialty equipment and scholarships at Multimedia Makeup Academy.

 

Nightime Halloween Parade for Adults

www.DouglasHalloween.com

On behalf of the Village of Friendliness, welcome to Douglas, Michigan - home of the famous Nighttime Halloween Parade for Adults! You'll want to leave the kids with the sitter, this party is an adult affair.

Over the past years, our Halloween parade has grown into one of the biggest events of the year, drawing thousands of spectators from all around the world. Join us and find out why it's so much fun... and if you're interested in being more than a spectator, get into the lineup and strut your stuff down the parade route.

Our giant parade mascot, The Pumpkin King, rises from the ashes at ten-o-clock to get the whole thing rolling!

Do you have to sign-up? Nope! You just show up in costume and head toward Beery Field. Our volunteers will get you all lined up on South Washington and then tell you where and when to go. This is strictly a walking parade. No motorized vehicles are allowed, but that doesn't mean it can't roll on wheels, they just can't be motorized.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/halloween-party-at-dream-house-tickets-38247775125?aff=es2

 

The Dream House

Fri, Oct 13, 2017, 10:30 PM –Sat, Oct 14, 2017, 1:00 AM

109 East Mound Street Circleville, OH 43113

Join us for a Halloween Party following our evening performance of The Rocky Horror Show at Roundtown Players!
This adult only party will have light snacks, drinks, and the cast of RTP Presents The Rocky Horror Show! Costumes are highly encouraged, but not required.

We're going to let the party and the sounds rock on, and shake it 'til the life has gone...or until it's time to leave.

Sorry, only 18 and older for this event.

 

Wicked (playwright)

Sat, October 28, 2017 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM EDT

DeVos Place, 303 Monroe Avenue Northwest, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Join Sparty and fellow Spartan fans for a Saturday evening at DeVos Performance Center for the only Broadway caliber play whose lead character is GREEN. Sparty will be on hand for pictures and we will likely have a 'talk-back' with the cast members after the play to hear stories about the making of the play. And, for the main performance, we have reserved 500 of the best seat in the house for the show. 150 tickets at $155.00/seath are front and center and 350 tickets at $105/seat are also on the main floor. The show will be on the Saturday before Halloween, October 28th.

Join us for an evening of picture opportunities, one of the best Broadway plays to come out in years, and what shoudl be an interesting after-party with a chance to ask questions of the cast and crew.

Reserved seats will be assigned after tickets are printed and received. Please include valid contact information (e-mail or phone) with your order to insure that we have your correct contact information. More details to come as we approach October 28th.

 

Rochester Mills Beer CO Oktoberfest 2017

September 28

https://www.oaklandcountymoms.com/event/rochester-mills-beer-co-oktoberfest-2016/2017-09-28/

The Ceremonial Oktoberfest tapping is September 28 at 7p and the Oktoberfest celebration runs through September 30.

Oktoberfest 2017 Rochester Mills Beer Co has German-style music, German-style food, German-style bier, and plenty of kids activities including pony rides, moonwalks, a petting zoo, games, clowns, and face painters. All of this takes place under the Big Top Tent in the back parking lot just east of the brewery.

The proceeds from Oktoberfest 2017 Rochester Mills Beer Co will benefit these great charities – Make A Wish Foundation, Friends of Jacob, YMCA North Oakland Waves

 

The Creepy Cheapy Halloween Treat 6.66: This is the ultimate costume cover-set concert. Twenty local bands will perform on three stages and embody (in appearance and in song) contemporary and classic icons like Drake, Stevie Wonder, the Spice Girls, Amy Winehouse, M.I.A., Elton John and, of course, Spinal Tap. "There's a spark in the process of living these songs," says local writer, performer and promoter Phreddy Wischusen. "The performers need the songs as bad as we do, and they want to prove to the audience and to themselves that they can be their favorite band." There will be plenty of free candy throughout the four main halls of the Crofoot, along with DJs spinning throughout the night. 7 p.m. The Crofoot: 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. 248-858-9322. www.creepycheapy.com. $5 advance, $10 day of show.

 

Zombie Dance Party: This is a local tradition that started in a garage in Ferndale 11 years ago. It has since been hosted in various venues such as the Magic Stick in Detroit and the Loving Touch in Ferndale. This party is for those nostalgic for Vincent Price, the Munsters and the original 1968 "Night Of The Living Dead." There's particular emphasis on charm, as in: Who can come up with the most charmingly inventive costume. Local bands like post-punk garage-glam specialists the Pretty Ghouls and 70s-style hard rockers the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad will perform, along with a shadow puppet menagerie. There'll be a Zombinator makeup station (for those who come in need of costumes) and DJs spinning throughout the night. 9 p.m. The New Way Bar, 23130 Woodward, Ferndale. 248-541-9870. www.newwaybar.com. $10.

 

Elektric Circus: Zombie Party: With Elektric Circus, Halloween partygoers will experience the latest and greatest in electronic dance music, curated and spun by notable producer DJ Troublemaker. Along with the usual dazzling display of lights, beats and booming bass, attendees can experience the sensational performing aspects of the Elektric Circus, which include burlesque dancers, stilt walkers, fire performers and more. Costumes are, of course, highly encouraged. 9:30 p.m. Elektricity Nightclub, 15 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. 248-599-2212. www.elektricitymusic.com. $10.

 

The Masquerade of the Red Death: Inspired by Poe's compellingly creepy tale of masked revelers spooked out by a ghostly surprise guest, this event features live actors re-creating the story throughout the various rooms of the venue. Each room will feature a different type of entertainment, with dancing side shows, magic, roving performance artists, burlesque and ballet dancers, psychics, fortune-tellers and more. There are two rules for attendees: You have to dress in masquerade attire and you cannot wear red! 7 p.m. The Crofoot, 1 S. Saignaw St, Pontiac. 248-858-9322. info@thecrofoot.com. $35, $65 VIP.

 

Haunted Kingdom presents 'Masque Detroit': This is a spectacular Halloween costume party mixing glamour and grit and extravagance with a bit of the underground. Grammy-nominated electronic-dance singer-performer Nadia Ali is the featured performer of the night, topping off what will already prove to be a formidable dance party inside the stark and cinematic atmosphere of this former factory-space. Expect stadium-quality concert sound and lighting, along with cirque-style performers and a laser show. A shuttle is provided for any guests coming in from out of town. 8 p.m. The Russell Industrial Center, 1600 Clay Ave., Detroit. info@masquedetroit.com. $40.

 

Motor City Nightmares' Halloween Monster Bash: Motor City Nightmares had been hosting a popular annual horror film expo every April in Novi, when devotees started encouraging the group to try hosting a Halloween costume party. Passionate horror film lovers will find more than kindred spirits at this shindig. Particularly fun features include bobbing for brains (Jell-O brains, that is) and a Scooby-Doo-tinged scavenger hunt throughout the hotel. Local band Soldiers Last Breath will perform at 10 p.m. and there'll be a costume contest (for those who enter early in the evening) along with "Scary-okie." 7 p.m. The Sheraton Detroit Novi, 21111 Haggerty Road, Novi. www.motorcitynightmares.com. $25, $50 VIP.

 

George Morris & the Gypsy Chorus (& Friends) Do Disney: After local electro-rock quartet the Gypsy Chorus half-jokingly imagined doing a covers concert devoted to the catalog of Disney movie hits, its members soon realized the prospect was exciting. "Seriously," said GMGC keyboardist Helena Kirby, "haven't you had the itch to belt-out 'Hakuna Matata' at the top of your lungs with a room full of buzzed friends dressed up as Disney characters? Expect crowd favorites and some forgotten gems, spanning the years from "Pinocchio" to "Toy Story." A dozen or more local musicians from other bands will join GMGC for various recitals throughout the night, along with DJ Jezy spinning some fun tunes. 9 p.m. The Loving Touch, 22634 Woodward Ave., Ferndale. www.lovingtouchferndale.com. Free.

 

Monster's Ball: The entire Fillmore Theatre transforms into an epic (and eerie) ballroom for glamorous ghouls! DJ Boji (David Boji), DJ Chrome (Fadi Yousif) and DJ AK (Ahmad Kawsan) will be spinning throughout the night, with live performances from Kenny Spear, Lewis Hensley and Drew32. Non-musical entertainment includes spectacles such as fire-breathers, stage dancers, high-wire aerialists, illusionists, cirque-style performers and more. 8 p.m. The Fillmore Detroit, 2115 Woodward Ave., Detroit. 248-543-1000. www.monstersballdetroit.com. $20, $50 VIP.

 

A Very '90s Halloween!: Halloween seems to be all about nostalgia for adult partygoers. And as odd as it might seem for Generation Y, the '90s are now fair game for nostalgia. Local bands will perform as '90s icons like Hole, Faith No More, L7 and White Zombie! Attendees are highly encouraged to don '90s attire (use your imagination). 9 p.m. The Loving Touch, 22634 Woodward Ave., Ferndale. www.thelovingtouchferndale.com. $5.

 

Theatre Bizarre

Theatre Bizarre has been the singular, must-see annual event since it launched (illegally) in the early days of the 21st century. Year after year, its creators return with a spectacular event unlike anything else on earth.Since finding its permanent home at Detroit’s Masonic Temple (the largest in the world), Theatre Bizarre has been offering progressively grander and more decadent events to those lucky enough to get a ticket. In late October each year, thousands of elaborately-clad and eager attendees fill the carved stone hallways of the labyrinthine tower as they move throughout the night from one indescribable performance to another. Detroit’s most adventurous souls slipping anonymously past each other as they celebrate their darkest selves into the early hours of the morning. It’s proven to be a very popular formula. In fact, the biggest challenge facing Theatre Bizarre has always been capacity. And now, they’ve solved the problem in grand style.The Grand Preview Gala offers a whole new, far more intimate Theatre Bizarre experience. With just a few hundred attendees (as opposed to the thousands that attend the main event) the night is an elegant affair with an open bar, strolling dinner and valet parking included in the price of admission. Gala guests will enjoy selected performances from past shows, highlights from this year’s show, and exclusive sets created especially for that night only. Costumed attendees will follow a trail of fire-eaters, burlesque performers and musical acts as they follow the evening’s path through the transformed historic site. October 13th and 14th October 20th and 21st

http://theatrebizarre.com/

 

CIDER MILLS

Blake's Orchard & Cider Mill , 17985 Center Rd , Armada, MI, 586-784-5343

Kapnick Orchards , 4245 Rogers Highway , Britton, MI, 517-423 7419

Pankiewicz Farms Cider Mill , 10377 Lindsey , Casco, MI, 586-727-9051

King Orchards , 4620 n M-88 , Central Lake, MI, 877-937-5464

Conklin's Cider Mill , 5100 W Gresham Highway, Charlotte, MI, 517-726-0127

Country Mill , 4648 Otto , Charlotte, MI, 517-543-1019

Long Family Orchard , E 1540 Commerce Rd , Commerce, MI, 248-360-3774

Sweet Seasons Orchard , 15787 Allman , Concord, MI, 517-524-8535

Dexter Cider Mill , 3685 Central Street , Dexter, MI, 734-426-8531

Sprague's Old Orchard , 33085 Middle Crossing , Dowagiac, MI, 269-782-8578

Erie Orchards & Cider Mill , 1235 Erie , Erie, MI, 734-848-4518

Crane's Cider Mill , 6054 124th Avenue , Fennville, MI, 269-561-2297

Spicer Orchard & Cider Mill , 10411 Clyde Rd , Fenton, MI, 810-632-7692

Masters Cider Mill , 6140 Bray , Flint, MI, 810-736-7100

Al-Mar Orchard , 1431 Duffield , Flushing, MI, 810-659-6568

Koan's Orchard , 12183 Beecher , Flushing, MI, 810-659-8720

McCarron's Orchard , 7456 Carpenter Rd , Flushing, MI, 810 659-3052

Bayne's Apple Valley Farm , 5395 Midland , Freeland, MI, 989-695-9139

Leaman's Green Apple Barn , 7475 N. River , Freeland, MI, 989-695-2465

Porter’s Orchard, Farm Market & Cider Mill, 12060 Hegel Rd , Goodrich, MI, 810-636-7156

Hill Brothers Cider Mill , 6159 Peach Ridge, NW , Grand Rapids, MI, 616-784-2767

Robinette's Apple Haus , 3142 4 Mile Rd , Grand Rapids, MI, 616-361-7180

Cotant's Farm Market , 2500 S M-37 Highway , Hastings, MI, 269-945-4180

Bonadeo Farms , 1215 White Lake Rd. , Highland, MI, 248-787-4553

Glei's Orchards , 3500 Milnes , Hillsdale, MI, 517-437-4495

Diehl's Orchard & Cider Mill , 1479 Ranch Rd. , Holly, MI, 248-634-8981

McCallum Orchard , 5697 Harris , Jeddo, MI, 810-327-6394

Husted Farm & Market , 9191 West Main St. , Kalamazoo, MI, 269-372-1237

Quality Dairy Cider Mill , 500 E. Saginaw , Lansing, MI, 517-371-4955

Alber Orchard & Cider Mill , 13011 Bethel Church Rd, Manchester, MI, 734-428-9310

Historic Bowens Mills , 55 Briggs Rd , Middleville, MI, 269-795-7530

Wasem Fruit Farm , 6580 Judd , Milan, MI, 734-482-2342

Montrose Orchards , 12473 N. Seymour , Montrose, MI, 810-639-6971

Apple Charlie's Orchards , 38035 S. Huron , New Boston, MI, 734-753-9380

Parmenter's Cider Mill , 714 Baseline , Northville, MI, 248-349-3181

Bennett's Orchard , 5647 Consear Rd , Ottawa Lake, MI, 734-854-2956

Plymouth Orchards & Cider Mill , 10685 Warren , Plymouth, MI, 734-455-2290

Gull Meadow Farms , 8544 Gull Rd , Richland, MI, 269-629-4214

Goodison Cider Mill , 4295 Orion , Rochester, MI, 248-652-8450

Paint Creek Cider Mill , 4480 Orion , Rochester, MI, 248-656-3400

Rochester Cider Mill , 5125 N. Rochester , Rochester, MI, 248-651-4224

Yates Cider Mill , 1990 E. Avon , Rochester, MI, 248-651-8300

Hy's Cider Mill , 6350 37 Mile Rd. , Romeo, MI, 810-798-3611

Stony Creek Orchard & Cider Mill , 2961 W. 32 Mile Rd , Romeo, MI, 586-752-2453

Huron Turkey Farm , 18910 Merriman Rd , Romulus, MI, 734-673-3683

Westview Orchards , 65075 Van Dyke , Washington, MI, 586-752-3123

Uncle John's Cider Mill , 8614 US 127 St. , Johns, MI, 989-224-3686

Middleton Cider Mill , 48492 Dequindre , Shelby Twp., MI, 586-731-6699

Flavor Fruit Farms , 1069 S. Jackson , Somerset Center, MI, 517-688-3455

Erwin Orchards U-Pick & Cider Mill , 61475 Silver Lake Rd. , South Lyon, MI, 248-437-0150

Vander Mill , 14921 Cleveland St. , Spring Lake, MI, 616-842-4337

Miller's Family Orchard , 3209 Vassar , Vassar, MI, 989-823-2250

Verellen Orchards , 63280 Van Dyke , Washington, MI, 586-752-2989

Wiards Orchards , 5565 Merritt Rd. , Ypsilanti, MI, 734-482-9211

  

PUMPKIN PATCHES

Alber Orchard & Cider Mill, 13011 Bethel Church Road, Manchester, MI, 48158, 734-428-9310

Altermatt Farms, 16580 25 Mile Rd, Macomb, MI, 48042, 586-781-3428

Apple Charlies, 38035 S. Huron, New Boston, MI, 48164, 734-753-9380

Bennett's Orchard, 5647 Consear Rd., Ottawa Lake, MI, 49267, 734-854-2956

Birds Big Punkns, 16750 Hannan, Romulus, MI, 48174, 734-673-5150

BJ Farm, 9777 Secor Road, Temperance, MI, 48182, 734-856-6740

Blake Orchard & Cider Mill, 17985 Armada Center, Armada, MI, 48005, 586-784-5343

Bonadeo Farms , 1215 White Lake Rd., Highland, MI, 48356, 248-787-4553

Brimleys Pumpkin Farm, 294 S. Every Road, Mason, MI, 48854, 517-676-4563

Carpenter Farms Pumpkins, 2534 E. U.S. 223, Adrian, MI, 49221, 517-265-8399

Clearview Orchards, 1051 Barry Rd, Haslett, MI, 48840, 517-655-1454

Coleman's Farm Market, 5415 W Michigan Avenue, Ypsilanti, MI, 48197, 734-434-5001

Corn Maze Adventure Park and Pumpkin Pa, 9391 Lindsey, Casco, MI, 48064, 586-365-9401

DARKSYDE ACRES, 11375 ROWE RD., JONESVILLE, MI, 48250, 517-549-5100

Debucks Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch, 50240 Martz Rd, Belleville, MI, 48111, 734-260-0334

Destiny Farm, 13078 Windy Hollow, Brighton Township, MI, 48380, 248-789-5384

Diehl's Orchard & Cider Mill, 1479 Ranch Rd. , Holly, MI, 48442, 248-634-8981

Donahee Farms, 6055 Tower Rd, Plymouth, MI, 48170, 734-459-0655

Erie Orchards Cider, 1235 Erie Rd., Erie, MI, 48133, 734-848-4518

Farmer Charley's Corn Maze Adventures, 6421 N Stony Creek Rd, Monroe, MI, 48161, 734-240-0825

Fun Acres Family Farm, 11665 Haggerman, South Rockwood, MI, 48174, 734-673-4211

Goike's Garden Pumpkin Patch, 80661 Van Dyke, Bruce Twp., MI, 48065, 810-798-0404

Gust Brothers Pumpkin Farm, 13639 East Mullberry Rd, Ottawa Lake , MI, 49267, 517-486-2237

Hearthstone Farm Market, 3215 Chapel Road, Spring Arbor, MI, 49283, 517-750-2696

Kapnick Orchards, 4245 Rogers Hwy., Britton, MI, 49229, 517-423-7419

Long Family Orchard & Cider Mill, 1540 E.Commerce, Commerce Township, MI, 48382, 248-360-3774

Mitchell Farm, 3404 Mitchell Road, Holly, MI, 48442, 248-935-8328

Obstbaum Orchards, 9252 Currie Road, Salem, MI, 48167, 734-560-2840

Plymouth Orchards & Cider Mill, 10685 Warren Road, Plymouth, MI, 48170, 734-455-2290

Pregitzer Farm Market l.l.C., 6870 Territorial Road, Munith, MI, 49259, 517-769-2768

Shawhaven Farm, 1826 Rolfe Rd., Mason, MI, 48854, 517-676-1649

Spicer Orchards, 10411 Clyde Rd, Fenton, MI, 48430, 810-632-7692

Stony Creek Orchard and Cider Mill, 2961 W. 32 Mile, Romeo, MI, 48065, 586-752-2453

Sweet Seasons Orchards, 15787 Allman Road, Concord, MI, 49237, 517-524-8535

The Blast Corn Maze, 6175 Daly Road, Dexter, MI, 48130, 734-845-7127

The Pumkin Factory, 48651 Harris Rd., Belleville, MI, 48111, 734-461-1835

Three Cedars Farm, 7897 6 Mile Rd., Northville, MI, 48167, 248-437-8200

Trabbic Family Pumpkin Farm, 1560 East Sterns Road, Erie, MI, 48133, 734-848-4049

Upland Hills Farm, 481 Lake George Road, Oxford, MI, 48428, 248-628-1611

Wasem Fruit Farm, 6580 Judd Rd, Milan, MI, 48160, 734-482-2342

Westview Orchards and Adventure Farm, 65075 Van Dyke, Washington Twp., MI, 48095, 586-752-3123

Wiards Orchards and Country Fair, 5565 Merritt Rd. , Ypsilanti, MI, 48197, 734-390-9206

 

Haunt Attractions

The Pumpkin Factory, 48651 Harris Rd., Belleville, MI, 48111, 734-461-1835, LINK

Wyandotte Jaycees Presents Kindred Haunted House, 3131 Biddle, Wyandotte, MI, 48192, 734-288-7024,LINK

A Terror in Townsend Forest, 4770 Waterford Rd., Clarkston, MI, 48346, 248-623-0444, LINK

The Terrorfied Forest and Manor, 145 Swarthout Rd., Pinckney, MI, 48169, 734-878-3737, LINK

The Scream Machine, 23131 Ecorse Road, Taylor, MI, 48180, 734-309-0756, LINK

Mystery Riddle Bus, 1001 Woorward, 5th Floor, Detroit, MI, 48226, 248-677-8333, LINK

Haunting in Irish Hills, 7203 U.S.Hwy 12, Onsted, MI, 49265, 419-654-5799, LINK

Haunted Winery Tours, 31505 Grand River Ave., Farmington, MI, 48336, 248-924-0005, LINK

Haunted Garage Productions, 19520 Mack , Grosse Point Farms, MI, 48236, 313-407-7979, LINK

The Haunted Forest, 6600 West Maple Road, West Bloomfield Township, MI, 48322, 248-419-1550, LINK

Futurewarz, 9269 East M-36, Whitmore Lake, MI, 48189, 248-446-0772, LINK

Erebus Escape, 34 Oakland Ave., Pontiac, Michigan, 48342, 248-791-7160, LINK

The Edson Incident, 1680 Martin St., Bay City, Michigan, 48706, 989-402-5071, LINK

Corpse Barn Shock Haunt, 6220 Brooklyn Rd. (M-50), Jackson (Napoleon), Michigan, 49201, 517-206-3211,LINK

Slaughter House Adventure, 5781 West Grand River, Fowlerville, MI, 48836, 517-223-9140, LINK

Haunted Farm of Terror, 28405 26 Mile Road, Lenox Twp., MI, , 586-203-7222, LINK

BLAKE'S BIG APPLE HAUNTED ATTRACTIONS, 71485 North Ave., Armada, MI, 48005, 586-784-9710, LINK

Erebus, 18 South Perry St., Pontiac, MI, 48342, 248-332-7884, LINK

Bestmaze Corn Maze & Trail of Terror, 3803 Noble Rd. , Williamston , MI, 48895, 517 521-2378, LINK

DarkSyde Acres Haunted House and Attractions, 11375 Rowe Road, jonesville, Michigan, 49250, 5175495100, LINK

Saint Lucifers Screampark, 5290 South Dort Highway, Grand Blanc Township, Michigan, 48507, 810-695-8200, LINK

Rotten Manor and Rotten Asylum & Forest, 13245 Dixie hwy., Holly, Michigan, 48442, , LINK

DreadLands Haunt, 10280 E Stanley Rd, Davison, MI, 48423, 810 406 2913, LINK

Corn Maze Adventure Park & Pumpkin Patch, 9391 Lindsey, Casco, Michigan, 48064, 586-365-9401, LINK

Shawhaven Haunted Farm, 1826 Rolfe Rd, Mason, Michigan, 48854, 5176761649, LINK

Awaken Haunted Attraction, 4760 Churchill Road, Leslie, Michigan, 49251, 517-878-3030, LINK

SCAREFEST SCREAM PARK, 34111 28 Mile Road, Lenox Township, MI, 48048, 586.749.6666, LINK

Bat Zone in Pontiac, 75 W Huron Street, Pontiac, Michigan , 48342, 248-294-7370, LINK

Slaughtered at Sundown, 71800 Romeo Plank Rd., Armada, Michigan, 48005, 586-752-7669, LINK

Hush Haunted Attraction, 34043 Ford Rd, Westland, Michigan, 48185, 7345026026, LINK

Phantom Forest Hayrides, 21803 west River Road, Grosse Ile, MI, 48138, 734-676-2444, LINK

NIGHT TERRORS, 5565 Merritt Road, Ypsilanti, Michigan, 48197, 734-390-9206, LINK

Niles Scream Park, 855 Mayflower Rd, Niles, MI, 49120, 269-687-FEAR, LINK

 

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