- HAUNTED PLACES
September 27, 2006
Detroit Urban Legends: 7-midnight Oct. 20-21 and Oct. 27-31, Cass Community
United Methodist Church, 3901 Cass, Detroit. $10; $7 kids (must be with an
adult). Benefits services for homeless women and children. 313-883-2277. To
Hell and Back: Live onstage by Bishop Charles H. Ellis III and the Performing
Arts Ministry. Pyrotechnic effects, ghoulish costuming. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Oct. 25 and 27. Show starts at 7 p.m. Greater Grace Temple, 23500 W. Seven
Mile. Free. 313-543-6000. _www.greatergrace.org_ (http://www.greatergrace.org/) .
Extreme Scream: 7834 Telegraph, Taylor. Open Thu.-Sun., Oct. 6-31, then
every night through Halloween. $13, $9 kids less than 48 inches. 734-637-1871.
Phantom Forest Hayrides: 7-11p.m. Fri.-Sat., 7-10 Sun., Westcroft Gardens,
Grosse Ile. Open Sept.29-Oct. 30. $8.50; $5 kids 5 and under. 734-676-2444.
Amazing Corn Maze: Hayrides and refreshments available 6-11 p.m. Fri.,
noon-11 p.m. Sat. and noon-6 p.m. through Oct 29. Haunted nights at dusk
Fri.-Sat., Oct. 6-29. Hagerman Road, 10 minutes north of 32 Mile, Leonard. $7 during
day for kids 3 and up; younger kids free. $10; $2 extra for hayride.
Erebus Haunted House: Recommended for ages 12 and up. 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Fri.-Sat., 7-11 p.m. other nights. Listed in Guinness Book of World records as the
world's largest haunted house. Four-story haunt. Opens Sept.29, 30.
Continues Oct. 4-8, 11-15, 18-31. 18 S. Perry between Water and Pike, Pontiac. $19.
Halloween Haunted Hike: A spine-chilling, self-guided walk in the haunted
hills and woodlands of Heritage Park on Farmington Road between 10 Mile and 11
Mile, Farmington Hills. 7:30-9 p.m. Oct. 26 and 7:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 27-28.
Recommended for ages 8 and older. $5. Sponsored by the Farmington Hills
Recreation Division. 248-473-1800.
Haunted Winery: 31505 Grand River near Orchard Lake Road, Farmington. Open
7:30 p.m.-midnight Fri.-Sat. through Oct. 29, plus 7-10 p.m. Oct. 22, 26 and
29. $10; $5 for children 52 inches and under. Group sales are available. A
portion of the proceeds will benefit Community Living Center. 248-477-8833.
PANIC! A Haunted Attraction: Presented by Oakland Yard Athletics. Sept.
29-Oct. 30. Sun.-Wed., 7-11 p.m., $10. Thu.-Sat, 7 p.m.-midnight, $12, ages 11
and up. Oakland Yard, 5328 Highland, Waterford. _www.oaklandyard.com_
Realm of Darkness: Interactive haunted house. Opens at 7:30 p.m. Sept.
29-30, Oct. 1, 12-15, 19-31. 79 S. Glenwood, corner of Perry, Pontiac. $18; $10
Tunnel of Terror: Rochester Jaycees haunted house, 7:30-11 p.m. Oct. 6-7,
13-14, 20-21, 27-28. $8 for everyone. Not for very young kids. Friendly Monster
Food Drive day, noon-4 p.m. Oct. 14 and 28. $2 or donate at least two
non-perishable food items. Rochester Municipal Park, downtown Rochester. Rochester
Blake's: Haunted hayride and 3-story haunted barn, dusk until about 10:30
p.m. Fri.-Sun., starting Sept. 30 through Oct. 31. Hayride $15, $11; haunted
barn $12, $8. Located in Armada on North Ave. north of 33 Mile. Call for
reservations and ticket info: 586-784-9710.
Castle of the Dead: Open Sept. 29 through Halloween, 7 p.m.-1 a.m.
Fri.-Sat., 7-10 Thu. and Sun., Gibraltar Trade Center, Mt. Clemens. $15; $10 kids 13
and under. 586-792-6641.
Deadly Intentions: Discount preview weekend Sept. 29, 30 and Oct. 1. $2 off
adult admission. Regular dates are Oct. 5-8, 12-15, 18-22, 25-31. 7:30 p.m.-1
a.m. Fri.-Sat., 7:30-11 other nights. $12; $10 kids 10 and under. Not
recommended for kids under 14. County Line Trade Center, Dequindre between 8 Mile
and 9 Mile, Warren. Group rates: 248-797-0676.
Dr. Phobia's: Open year round, Universal Mall, 12 Mile and Dequindre,
Warren. Open 5-midnight weekends, 3-9 p.m. other nights. $12; $10 kids.
Scarefest 2006: Haunted house, forest, 3D house and Graveyard, $14; hayride,
$12; Terror Maze, Bobo's Pun House, $8. Sept. 22-24, 28-30. Oct. 1, 5-8,
12-15, 19-31. Children 12 and under $2 off ticket price. 61288 Gratiot at 28
Mile. 586-749-6666. _www.hauntedterrorzone.com_
Slaughtered at Sundown: Hayride, haunted house. Opens at 7 p.m. weekends
starting Sept. 29. Through Oct. 29. 71800 Romeo Plank, between 33 Mile and 34
Mile, Armada. $12 and up adults, $10 and up kids. 586-752-7669.
Urban Legends Haunted House: Every Fri.-Sat. through Oct. 15 Mile at
Gratiot, Clinton Twp. $15; $10 children. 586-790-5670. _www.urbanlegendshaunt.com_
Festival of the Dead: Haunted house through October, 7 p.m.-midnight
Fri.-Sat., 7-9 p.m. Sun. and Oct. 27-30, haunted and country hayrides available.
Pumpkin Factory and country store open 9:30-8 p.m. daily, closed on Mon.
Hayrides noon-6 p.m. Located in Belleville. Admission to farm is free. Haunted
hayride $6; haunted house $8; regular hayride $2. Directions and more info:
734-461-1835.Westland Jaycees Haunted House: 7-10 p.m. Sun.-Thu., 7-midnight
Fri.-Sat., Oct. 13-14, 20-21, 23-30, at the Bailey Recreation Center, 36651 Ford
Road. $8, $6 for children 12 and under. 734-226-0400.
Night Terrors at Wiard's: Six attractions. Opens at dusk. Sept.30-Oct.31.
Merritt Road, Ypsilanti. Directions and pricing: _www.wiards.com_
(http://www.wiards.com/) or 734-482-7744.
JUST FOR FUN: Detroit
Treats in the Streets: The Detroit Historical Museum will host its annual
Halloween event, 2-4 p.m. Oct. 29. Magic show and a chance to decorate
Halloween bag, get treats on the Streets of Old Detroit exhibit . Admission is free
for children dressed in a costume as well as Historical Society members.
Adults $5, seniors, students and youth ages 5-18, $4 with ID. 5401 Woodward at
Halloween at the YMCA: For all ages, 5-8 p.m. Oct. 27, 16777 Northline,
Southgate. Free; adults must accompany children. 734-282-9622.
Lake Erie Metropark: "Fall Funforall," Pumpkin painting, farm animals,
hayrides, a Pumpkin Fun House and music by Dana & Rick, 10 a.m.-4 p.m Oct. 14.
32481 W. Jefferson, Brownstown. $4; $2 children. 734-379-5020 or 800-477-3189.
Taylor Fall Fest: Pumpkin decorating, caramel apples, crafts, hayrides,
magic show, inflatable attractions and more, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 7, Heritage
Park, Northline and Pardee, Taylor. Admission is free; small cost for some
Taylor Halloween Family Fun Night: 6 p.m. Oct. 26. Taylor Community Library,
12303 Pardee. Reserve: 734-287-4840.
Trick-Or-Treat at Bacon Memorial District Library: Children through age 10
can visit library for surprises, 2-3 p.m. Oct. 28, 45 Vinewood, Wyandotte.
Register -- and wear a costume! 734-246-8357.
Clinton Township Halloween: Hosted by Clinton Twp. Parks and Rec. Events:
• Family Fun Festival: Fairy Tale Trail, where children will be able to
receive candy and toys. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Oct. 21. Civic Center, Romeo Plank at
Canal. $10 residents; $13 others. Reservations required. 586-286-9336.
• Haunted Halloween: Ages 12-17. Pizza, pop, scary movie, trivia, Haunted
Hayride at Blake's. 7-9:45 p.m. Oct. 29. $6; $7.50 nonresidents, plus bring
additional fee for hayride. Meet at Civic Center gym. Must register in advance. •
Doggy Costume Contest: Second annual event. Costume your pet only, or come
dressed like your pet to win the best tandem prize. 10 a.m. Oct. 28. Township
Dog Park, Romeo Plank at Canal. Free. 586-286-9336.
Clinton-Macomb Public Library: Registration required. Events:
• Halloween Story Time: Ages 3-6.. Costumes are welcome, but no masks. 10
a.m. Oct. 25. Main Library, 40900 Romeo Plank. 586-226-5000. Free.
• Halloween Party-North Branch: Ages 3-6, 2 p.m. Oct. 26; ages 5-10, 11 a.m.
Oct. 28. 16800 Twenty-four Mile, Macomb Twp. 586-226-5080. Free.
• Halloween Party-South Branch. All ages of children. 2 p.m. Oct. 28. 35891
S. Gratiot, Clinton Twp. 586-226-5070. Free.
Clinton Township Senior Center: Halloween dinner dance for ages 55 and
older. Buffet dinner, music by the Varitones. 5:30-10 p.m. Oct. 26 at the center,
40730 Romeo Plank. Tickets, $20, must be purchased in advance. 586-286-9333.
Chesterfield Township Halloween Jamboree: Trick-or-treating, not-so-scary
haunted maze, cider and doughnuts, pumpkin picking and decorating, photos with
the Great Pumpkin. Choose 11 a.m or 11:30 a.m. Oct. 28. Brandenburg Park.
Tickets sold in advance only. $7 residents; $9 others. 586-949-0400, ext. 4,
8a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays.
Corn Fun Family Farm: Mazes, bonfire, pumpkin patch, food concessions. Some
haunted events schedule for October. Noon-8 p.m. Fridays, noon-10 p.m.
Saturdays, noon-8 p.m. Sundays. Through Oct. 31. 29 Mile at I-94, Casco Twp.
586-822-3447. $10; $5 ages 5-11; age 4 and younger free. $2 surcharge for haunted
Halloween Scream Costume Party: $3,000 Prize for best costume. Doors open at
9 p.m. Oct. 28. Emerald Theatre, 31 N. Walnut, Mt. Clemens. $5; ages 21 and
older. 586-913-1920. _www.emeraldtheatre.com_ (http://www.emeraldtheatre.com/)
. Library Halloween Party: For children of all ages. Crafts, games. Costumes
welcome. 2 p.m. Oct. 28. Clinton-Macomb Public Library South Branch, 35891
Gratiot, Clinton Twp. Free. Registration required: 586-226-5073.
Macomb Township All-Hallow's Eve Spooktacular: Family costume and dance
party. Snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, DJ music, children's activities. 6-9:30
p.m. Oct. 20. Premier Training Center , off 23 Mile between Hayes and Romeo
Plank. Quadrate Park Complex. $7 residents; $12 others. Tickets must be
purchased in advance. 586-992-2900.
Macomb Family YMCA: Annual Halloween at the Y. Family games, treats. 7-9
p.m. Oct. 27. 10 N. River Road, Mt. Clemens. Free; drop in, children must be
with a parent. 586-468-1411.
Metro Beach Nature Center: Jefferson at Metro Parkway, Harrison Twp.
• Tot's Halloween Fun -- Spiders and Cider: For ages 3-6, accompanied by an
adult; no younger siblings. Costume party with stories, crafts, activities,
snacks and a program on spiders. 1 p.m. Oct. 22. $3 per child.
• Hooray for Halloween!: For ages 7-11, accompanied by an adult. Learn about
animal skeletons and skulls by solving a nature mystery. Crafts and snack
provided. 1 p.m. Oct. 28. $3 per child.
Mt. Clemens Farmers Market: North River Road, west of I-94. 586-493-7600.
Pumpkin Party: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 28. Free.
Octagon House: Van Dyke north of 26 Mile, Washington Twp.
_www.octagonhouse.org_ (http://www.octagonhouse.org/) . 586-781-0084. Events:
• Halloween Tea: Elegant, four-course tea and a gift. Dress the part. 11:30
a.m. Oct. 21. $20; $15 children.
• House tours: Includes display of vintage Halloween items. Noon-4 p.m. Oct.
8 and 22. $4; kids 3 and younger free.
• Children's Halloween Party. Treats, cider and doughnuts, crafts. 7 p.m.
Oct. 27. Call 586-752-6543 for tickets. $5.
Services for Older Citizens: Food and Friendship Halloween Party. Costumes
encouraged. Prizes, food. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Oct. 31. 17150 Waterloo, Suite
300, Grosse Pointe. 313-882-9600.
St. Barnabas Church: Family Halloween Party. Movie. Food, contests, prizes,
haunted house, pumpkins to carve. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 28. 24800 Phlox,
Eastpointe. Tickets: Adult $3 and a bag of candy per family. $1 children.
586-775-2284. Shelby Township Halloween Happening: Cider and doughnuts, Moonwalk,
games, hayrides children's costume contest. Entertainment by Deborah's Stage Door
Center for the Performing Arts. Outdoors, rain or shine. 1-3 p.m. Oct. 21.
Shelby Twp. Municipal Grounds, 52700 Van Dyke. Registration: 586-731-0300.
Shelby Township Senior Center: 51670 Van Dyke. 586-739-7540. Events:
• Halloween Dinner Dance. Buffet from Irene Achatz Catering. Music by Jerry
Robotka. 5:30 p.m. Oct. 20. $14 tickets available in advance at the Senior
Center. • Halloween Party: Costumes optional. 11 a.m. Oct. 31. $10 tickets
available in advance at the Senior Center.
Spidermania: Michigan spiders and more, including tarantulas. Cameras
welcome. 7-8 p.m. Oct. 27. Burgess Shadbush Nature Center, 4101 River Bends, Shelby
Twp. Registration required. 586-323-2478. $2; $1 age 12 and younger.
Stony Creek Metropark Nature Center: Shelby Twp. 586-781-4242 or
800-477-7756. Naturally It's Howl'Oween: Nature-themed party with Rosco the Clown. Meet
a giant spider and an owl. Pumpkins, treats, contests. Noon-2 p.m. Oct. 28.
$4 per child.
Trunk and Treat: At the new Warren downtown parking structure. Halloween
activities, trick or treating, crafts, outdoor movie. Free hot dogs. Most
creative trunk decoration will receive a prize. 5:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at Warren's civic
center area, north of 12 Mile and east of Van Dyke. Free. 586-268-8400.
Village Grosse Pointe: Halloween parade and trick or treating. 3:30-4:45
p.m. Oct. 31. oct 31 Kercheval between St. Clair and Cadieux. Kercheval will be
closed traffic in the area about 1-5:30 p.m. _www.thevillagegp.com_
(http://www.thevillagegp.com/) . 313-886-7474. Westview Orchards & Cider Mill of Romeo:
Corn maze, farm market, bakery, you-pick fruit orchards, petting barn. Open
10 a.m.-6 p.m. on fall weekends, through Oct. 31. $8.50 admission for age 2
and older includes a day of 10 family attractions. Van Dyke at 30 Mile,
Washington Twp. 586-752-3123.Wolcott Mill Metropark: Enter off Kuntsman Road, north
of 29 Mile, Ray Twp. 586-749-5997 or 800-477-3175. Haunting Halloween:
Spooky barn, miller's ghost, straw crawl, eerie crafts, cemetery trail, cider and
doughnuts. 6-8 p.m. Oct. 14. $5 children; $2 adults.
Wolcott Mill Metropark Farm Leaning Center: 65775 Wolcott Road, Ray Twp.
• Bed Bugs at the Farm: Meet the bugs, make a craft, take a wagon, ride out
to the pumpkin patch, enjoy cider and doughnuts. Noon-3 p.m. Oct. 8. $4 per
• Pumpkin Wagon Rides: Wagon ride to the pumpkin patch. Cider and doughnuts
served. Noon-3 p.m. Oct. 7-8, 14-15 and 21-22. (Oct. 21 is Pumpkin Day. Carve
a pumpkin for the farm walkway.) $4 includes wagon ride, cider and doughnut.
Pumpkins sold by the pound.
• Farm Trick or Treat: Treats at each of the barns, walk through the Boo
Barn, find prizes in the straw pile, make a craft, see a movie. Cider and
doughnuts served. 6-9 p.m. Oct. 28. $4 child; $2 adult.
• Farm Halloween: Walk the Boo Barn or the Corn Maze. Games, crafts, wagon
rides, Rosco the Clown, farm animals. Refreshments available. Noon-4 p.m. Oct.
29. $4 per person.
"All Hallows Eve: The Story of the Halloween Fairy": Reading and art
presentation by author Lisa Sferlazza, 11 a.m.-noon Oct. 7 at Birmingham Community
House, 380 S. Bates. Free. Register: 248-644-5832.
Birmingham Halloween Parade: Costumed kids and families line up for the 70th
annual parade. Begins at the corner of Bates and Martin near Shain Park at 4
p.m. Oct. 22. Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber will provide free cider and
doughnuts at the end of the parade. 248-644-1700.
Birmingham Pumpkin Patch: The 12th annual family event with crafts, games,
face painting, magician, Moonwalk and treats presented by the Junior League of
Birmingham, 1-4 p.m. Oct. 22 at Birmingham Community House, 380 S. Bates.
Free. Costumes encouraged. 248-203-9841.
Boo at the Burgh: Haunted paths, stories, trick or treating, pumpkin patch,
hayrides, crafts, 6:30-9 p.m. Oct. 28, 29 at Southfield's Burgh Historical
Park. Come in costume! $3 per person. $5 parking fee per car. 248-796-4620.
Dinosaur Hill Halloween Hoot: 45-minute guided walk through the woods with
family-oriented entertainment along the way, Oct. 20-22 at Dinosaur Hill
Nature Preserve, 333 North Circle, Rochester. Groups leave every 10 minutes
beginning at 6:20 p.m. and the last group begins at 8:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Groups
leave beginning at 6 p.m. and the last group at 7:30 p.m. Sun. $7. Reservations
Farmington Hills Boo Bash: Halloween fun for ages preschool-grade 3 and
parents, 4-7 p.m. Oct. 21 at Heritage Park, Farmington Road, between 10 and 11
Mile. Face painting, hayrides, snacks, trick or treating and tours of the
nature center. $14; $9 residents. Register by Oct. 12. Sponsored by the Farmington
Hills Recreation Division. 248-473-1800.
Ferndale 25th Annual Family Fall Fun Fest: Hosted by Ferndale Recreation &
Senior Services. 4-7 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Kulick Community Center, 1201
Livernois. Tickets are $5, in advance or at the door. 248-544-6767."Frankenstein":
By Meadow Brook Theatre on the Oakland University campus, Auburn
Hills/Rochester Hills. 8 p.m. Oct. 11-14, 18-20, 26-27, Nov. 2-3; 2 & 6:30 p.m. Oct. 25,
22 and 29; 2 & 8 p.m. Oct. 21, 25, Nov. 1 and 4. 6 p.m. Oct. 28 and 2 p.m.
Nov. 5. The 8 p.m. Oct. 25 performance is sign-language interpreted. $22-$38.
248-377-3300. _www.mbtheatre.com_ (http://www.mbtheatre.com/) . Ghastly
Weekend: Featuring the Halloween In Store Scary Sale, Oct. 27-29 and Spooktacular
Trick or Treating, 1-4 p.m. Oct. 27 in downtown Royal Oak. 248-547-4000.
Halloween Fun Fest: Games, pumpkin decorating, face painting. Costumes
welcome but not required. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 7. Judson Center, 4410 W. 13 Mile,
Royal Oak. 248-837-2047. Free
Halloween Happiness: Dinner, dancing and trick or treating for individuals
with mental impairments, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at Costick Center, 28600 W.
Eleven Mile. $9. Sponsored by Oakland County Parks. Register: 248-858-7596.
Halloween Hoot: For children 11 and younger who live in Beverly Hills, Oct
22 at Beverly Park. Events include Pumpkin carving, noon-2 p.m. Trick or
treating, 6-8 p.m. along the Hoot Trail. All children must be accompanied by an
adult. Storytellers, cider and cookies available in the pavilion. 248-646-6404.
Halloween Spooktacular: Oak Park Recreation Department will host, 6-8 p.m.
Oct. 31 in Shepherd Park (Northfield parking lot). Festival, magic show,
Charlie Brown Halloween special on large-screen TV, refreshments, candy bags and
more for kids 5-13. 248-691-7555.
Halloween Trail Costume Contest: Children 12 and under are invited to trick
or treat, 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 in Civic Center Park and create a special
Halloween craft in the Auburn Hills Community Center. Prizes will be awarded. Free
for children in costume. The park is behind the community center at 1827 N.
Squirrel. 248 370-9353.
Halloween at the YMCA: Free costume party, 6-8 p.m. Oct. 27 at Carls Family
YMCA, 300 Family Drive, Milford. 248-685-3020.
Harvest Festival: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. every Sat.-Sun. in October, Upland Hills
Farm, 481 Lake George Road, Oxford. Hayrides, farm animals, magic show,
demonstrations, cider and doughnuts for sale, pumpkin patch. $8. Evening hayrides
will be offered 7-10 p.m. every Fri.-Sat. $7, includes bonfire, doughnut and
drink. 248-628-1611.Harvest Hay Maze: Presented by Oakland Yard Athletics.
Sept. 29-Oct. 30th. Wed.-Fri. 5-9 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 2-8 p.m. $7. Oakland Yard,
5328 Highland, Waterford. _www.oaklandyard.com_ (http://www.oaklandyard.com/)
Howl O'Ween Monster Movie Bash: Classic horror films, food and an assortment
of Halloween games for teens, 6-11 p.m. Oct. 27 at Baldwin Library, 300 W.
Merrill, Birmingham. Free. Register: 248-647-1700.
International Folk Dance Halloween Party: Dancing, music, refreshments and
prizes for best costumes, 8:30-11:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at St. James Church, 241
Pearson, Ferndale. No partners or experience required. All ages welcome. $7.
Kensington Metropark: Near Milford/Brighton. 248-684-8632. Pick Your Pumpkin
Hayrides, noon-4 p.m. weekends in October at the Farm Learn Center. Lake
Orion Halloween Parade: Costumed children and their parents assemble at 6 p.m.
Oct. 30 at the Ehman Center Parking lot at Lapeer and Elizabeth. From there
they will march down Broadway to Children's Park where trick or treating will
begin at participating businesses in downtown Lake Orion. 248-693-9742.
_www.downtownlakeorion.org_ (http://www.downtownlakeorion.org/) .
Lloyd A. Stage Nature Center: Trick or Treat Among the Trees, a fun events
for kids, ages 3-9, 5-7 p.m. Oct. 28. Costumed kids with their parents hike
the woodland pumpkin trail, learn about nature and get some treats. $3. Free
for adults. The nature center is at 6685 Coolidge, Troy. Register by Oct. 21.
Madison Heights Bishop Foley: Trick or treating through the halls at the
school for all kids, 4-6 p.m. Oct. 31. 32000 Cambpell Road, 248-585-1210.
Monster Mash: 5th annual costume party for ages 2 and older, 6-8 p.m. Oct.
13 at Wixom Community Center, 49015 Pontiac Trail. $8. Prizes, music and pizza
included. Register by Oct. 12. 248-624-2850.
Panther Hunt: Ages 2-10 follow the clues along the trails looking for the
panther that once roamed Wixom, plus music, clowns, face painting, refreshments
and hayrides, Oct. 14 at Gilbert Willis Park on Loon Lake Road, Wixom.
Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. The hunt starts at 6 p.m. $10. 248-624-2850.
Pumpkin Patch: Ages 2-10 pick out a pumpkin and enjoy doughnuts, cider and
pony rides, 1-3 p.m. Oct. 22 at Gibson House, 49805 Pontiac Trail, Wixom. $6.
Register by Oct. 19. 248-624-2850.
Rochester Hills Environmental Education Center: Costumed Critters of the
Night. Family event is an alternative to spooky Halloween haunts. Walk the
trails and meet costumed nocturnal animals, followed by a bonfire and hayride.
Costumes are optional. Tours begin every 20 minutes beginning at 7 p.m. Oct. 20
at the Rochester Hills City Hall, 1000 Rochester Hills Drive. $5; $3 children.
Rochester Pumpkin Festival: The event traditionally held at the Rochester
Hills Museum has moved to downtown Rochester, noon-7:30 p.m. Oct. 28. Music and
entertainment, trick or treating, crafts, contests, display of pumpkins,
"Soup-Off" featuring local restaurants and more. Bring your own jack-o-lantern
to place on the wall or buy one to carve at the festival for $5. 248-656-0060.
South Lyon 22nd Annual Pumpkinfest Fall Festival: 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. Oct. 7, 11
a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8. Millennium Middle School, 61526 W. Nine Mile
Road, South Lyon. 248-437-3257.
Spooky Monster Magic Show: 3 p.m. Oct. 22 at Birmingham Community House, 380
S. Bates. Free tickets available at the Baldwin Public Library, 300 W.
Merrill, Birmingham. 248-647-1700.
Troy Boo Bash: Ages 3-8 dress up in their favorite costume to celebrate
Halloween with spooky carnival games, creepy crafts, pumpkin decorating and
treats, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 28, Troy Community Center, 3179 Livernois. $7.
Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adults admitted free. Register:
Troy Museum & Historic Village Halloween: A magic show, special treats, and
a complimentary pumpkin await those who visit. 1-3 p.m. Oct. 28 on the
Village Green, Wattles and Livernois. Free. Drop-in. 248-524-3570.
Trunk or Treat: Immanuel United Church of Christ is offering a safe location
for kids to receive Halloween treats. All of the treats are peanut-free. 6-7
p.m. Oct. 31 at the church parking lot, 1 Hovey St., Oxford. Free.
Zoo Boo: Detroit Zoo's merry, not scary family event with trick-or-treat
activities, games, haunted Reptile House, crafts, exhibits, and the musical,
"Zoo Boo Revue," 6-8:30 p.m. Oct. 19-22, 26-31, I-696 and Woodward, Royal Oak.
Cemetery Walk: Visitors can get to know the people for whom local streets
are named as folks in costumes tell their tales, 5-8 p.m. Oct. 8, Oakwood
Cemetery, W. Cady, south of Main, Northville. $10, $8 students and per person in
groups of 10 or more. Northville Chamber of Commerce: 248-349-7640.
Family Fun Night: Games and activities, 6:30-9 p.m. Oct. 31, Full Gospel
Temple, 34033 Palmer, Westland. 734-326-3333, ext. 13.
Family Halloween Trunk or Treat: Activities for all ages, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 28,
Good Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church, 28680 Cherry Hill, Garden City. Wear
a costume. Admission is a dish to share and a bag of Halloween candy.
Ghouls Night Out: Visiting Wiard's Cider Mill, traveling by motor coach.
Children. For times and fees call Dearborn Heights Parks: 313-791-3600.
Greenfield Village: Halloween in Greenfield Village, with the entire village
turned into a holiday haunt with surprises at every turn, through Oct. 29.
$12 tickets are available every half hour from 6:30-9 p.m. Reservations
required. 20900 Oakwood, Dearborn. Kids 2 and under free. 313-271-1620.
Halloween at Genitti's Hole-In-The-Wall: 108 E. Main, Northville.
• "Super Zero": Children's lunch theater, 11:30 a.m. Oct. 14, 21 and 28. Wear
a Halloween costume. $16.95; $14.95 children. Genitti's Hole-In-The-Wall,
108 E. Main, Northville. 248-349-0522.
• "Northville Cemetery Massacre": Motorcycle cult movie features the
Scorpions Motorcycle Club of Detroit, 6, 8 and 10 p.m. Oct. 31. Actors in the movie
will attend. Audience members encouraged to arrive on motorcycles. Call to
reserve. Admission is free.
Halloween at Village Theater at Cherry Hill: Monster Mash Halloween Kids'
Concert, Oct. 7, 50400 Cherry Hill, Canton. Activities begin 1 p.m., show
begins 2 p.m. $15, $12 per person in groups of 15 or more. 734-394-5460.
Halloween Festival: Games, entertainment, hayrides, candy and more, for
children, 1-3 p.m. Oct. 21. Nankin Mills Park, 33175 Ann Arbor Trail, Westland.
Hours are 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 Mon-Fri. and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. 734-261-1990.
Halloween Walk: Non-scary, guided tour for children, sponsored by the
Westland Parks and Rec Dept., Westland Civitan Club, Dads' Athletic Club of
Westland and the Westland Breakfast Lions Club, Oct. 26-28, Central City Park, Ford
and Wayne roads, Westland. Tours begin every 10 minutes, 6:50-9 p.m. $3.
Registration required. 734-722-7620.
Haunted Barn: Journey of thrills and chills through historical horse stalls
overtaken by friendly and not-so-friendly monsters, vampires and ghosts, for
children 5-12, 5:30-8 p.m. Oct. 20-22 and 26-30, Wilson Barn, Middlebelt and
W. Chicago, Livonia. $5; drop-in. 734-466-2410.
Livonia Pumpkin Fest: Pumpkins, gourds, cornstalks, fresh apple cider and
doughnuts available for purchase, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. daily Sept. 30-Oct. 30, Wilson
Barn, 29350 W. Chicago Road, Livonia.
Lunch with Goblins: Pizza, drink, chips, games and crafts, 11 a.m. Oct. 7,
Civic Park Senior Center, 5 Mile and Farmington Road, Livonia. $4, in advance.
Maybury Farm: 8 Mile, between Beck and Napier, Northville. Hours are noon-5
p.m. Wed.-Sun.; closed Mon.-Tue. $4, $3 for kids 10 and younger, free for
kids 3 and younger. 248-374-0200. Corn Maze: Take a hayride to the maze, through
Oct. 29. Hours for corn maze are 5-8 p.m. Fridays and 12:30-8 p.m. Saturdays
and Sundays (last hayride leaves at 8 p.m.). $8, $5 children 3-12. Tickets at
the farm and at Meijer on Haggerty in Northville.
Mother Goose at Greenmead Halloween Walk 10 a.m. every 15 minutes until noon
Oct. 29, for kids 4-8, Greenmead Historical Park, Livonia. Non-scary
interactive theater, treats and a hot dog lunch. $7 per child. Tickets (advance sale
only) are available at the Greenmead office. Space is limited. Greenmead:
Northville Pumpkin Walk: Trick-or-treating, games, crafts, magician and
more, Oct. 22, Mill Race Village, north of E. Main and west of Griswold,
Northville. $6 for children in preschool through grade 3. Call for tickets and times.
248-349-0203, ext. 1411.
Saturday Scream Fest: Join other young music enthusiasts as local bands
showcase their talents, 7 p.m. Oct. 28, Livonia Community Rec. Center. Doors open
6:30 p.m. Wear a Halloween costume for a costume contest, if you like. All
ages welcome. $8, $7 in advance. 734-466-2900.
Camp Copneconic: Halloween party fund-raiser in Fenton, sponsored by the
YMCA of Greater Flint. Proceeds help underprivileged kids to participate in YMCA
programs. Pony rides, pumpkin carving, archery, face painting, dinner at the
haunted mansion. Children under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult at
all times. 1:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 29. Registration required: 810-629-9622.
_www.campcopneconic.org_ (http://www.campcopneconic.org/) . Registration deadline:
Oct. 14. $20 parent and child; $5 each additional person. Age 3 and younger
Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad: Ghosts and Goodies, Oct. 7
through Oct. 31. Hours: 5-9 p.m. weekdays, noon-9 p.m. weekends. The sights and
sounds of the 1800s, 34 historical structures and rides on the historic
railroad. 5045 Stanley Road, Flint. $8.25-$13. 810-736-7100 or 800-648-7275.
Crots' Corn Maze: 4800 West Temperance near Lambertville. 11 a.m. to dark
Saturdays and 1 p.m. to dark Sundays. Open through Oct. 29. Weekends only.
$5.50; $4.50 children 5-15, and free for kids under 5. Group rates available.
Depner Farms Corn Maze: Closed in rainy weather. Maze gate close 90 minutes
before dusk. Maze opens at 3 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. Saturdays and 1 p.m.
Sundays, through Nov. 5. Griggs Road west of Sand Road, Caseville. _w
ww.depnerfarms.com_ (http://www.depnerfarms.com/) . 989-856-4688. $6; $4 ages 6-12; age 5
and younger free. Special rates for groups, churches and schools.
Flint Cultural Center: Frightfully fun schedule includes:
• Longway Planetarium: Laser Spooktacular and Halloween Show. 12:30 p.m.
matinees Oct. 14-29, and Fri.-Sat. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20-21, 27-28. Details:
• Flint Youth Theatre: "Frankenstein," written by Mary Shelley, Oct. 13-28.
• Sloan Museum: Halloween Fun, noon-5 p.m. Oct. 28. $6, $5 children 12 and
under, includes admission to museum. 810-237-3450.
Rowe's: 4047 W. Columbia, Mason. 517-676-9360. Pumpkin patch, corn maze,
petting farm, hayrides, play area and more, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Wed.-Fri., noon.-7
p.m. Sat., 1-6 p.m. Sun, through Oct. 31. Bring your flashlight for Maze After
Dark, 7-10 p.m. Oct. 20-21, 27 and 28.
Vintage Halloween: Songs and stories, Grant Barrett sings 13 Halloween songs
from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries with a modern twist. 7 p.m. Oct. 19
at Fisher Hall, 613 S. Main, Frankenmuth. Free.
Compiled by Dora Robles Hernandez, Robin Payne, Nancy Chipman Powers, Mary
Lendzion, Dana Jackson
"It's funny how dogs and cats know the inside of folks better than other
folks do, isn't it?"
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