From Family Fun to Extreme Terror – Halloween Events in Pure Michigan

Halloween is nearly here. Whether you are looking for more family-friendly events or houses of horror that test even the bravest souls, there is plenty of Halloween fun happening around Michigan. Here are some of the events taking place around Michigan that are sure to get you into the spirit of the season.


Halloween Spook Train
Spook TrainTake a ride on this spooktacular two-mile train ride. This Michigan Halloween happening is great fun for the entire family with 20 minutes of pure thrills and chills as you ride over bridges, trestles and even a 100-foot tunnel. Plus, there will be plenty of scares and laughs from the live spooks who are dying to entertain you.

Halloween Ghosts & Goodies
Your favorite spooky friends await you at Crossroads Village and Huckleberry Railroad throughout the month of October. Blinking pumpkin lights will lead you to 20 delicious candy stops around the village in addition to tasty cider and donuts for everyone. You’ll love the enchanted forest, magic show in the Horton-Colwell Opera House and the straw maze. Top off your trick-or-treat tour with a ride through the autumn country side on the famous Huckleberry Ghost Train Express.

Glow in the Park
Glow in the Park is a family-friendly kick-off party for the Halloween weekend. There will be music, food and drink along with plenty of fun glow-in-the-dark activities for the kids. Come in full glowing costume or get your glow on when you get there with UV face painting, glow balloons, black light areas and a merchandise booth selling glow merchandise and official Pumpkin King T-shirts. Proceeds from this event go to the City of Douglas Halloween Fund to pay for the big parade and other Halloween activities around town.


Halloween Beer Bus Tour
Get in the Halloween mood with this spooky bus tour featuring a haunted brewery and great-tasting fall beers. Be prepared for a night of frights, flights and fun. The tour will begin at Shakespeare’s Pub in downtown Kalamazoo where autumn favorites will be on tap. The group will then make the jaunt west to Paw Paw Brewing Company where the crew will get you in the spirit of the season with fall ales and perhaps a few scary surprises. From there, we’ll make way to Psycho Ward & Nightmares, one of Kalamazoo’s best haunted attractions. The tour concludes with a quick ride north to Plainwell’s Old Mill Brewpub & Grill  for samples and a tour of the more than 100-year-old building known to be inhabited by a few ghosts.

Skeletons Alive in Northville
Looking for a spooky downtown experience? Downtown Northville has been transformed with 100 life-size skeletons. The annual outdoor public display of boney friends takes place each October and features skeletons decked out in an array of costumes.


Haunted Ghost Tour at the Henderson Castle
Bring the whole family to Haunted Halloween at Henderson Castle from 5-10 p.m.  Saturday, Oct. 31. Explore a living-statue garden, shoot paintballs at gruesome zombies, find a petting zoo at the end of the maze, get a tarot-card reading and tour the castle.

Erebus Haunted Attraction
Erebus, the four-story Haunted House located in Pontiac, was entered into the Guinness World Records as the World’s Largest Walk-through Haunted Attraction from Aug. 2005 – Sept. 2009. Victims go through four stories of terrifying paths with fearsome ghouls, ghosts and monsters at every turn.

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