Haunted Houses Hayrides & Corn Mazes
Cider Mills & Pumpkin Patches
Festivals & Family Activities
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Grand Rapids Area
The Haunt - One of West Michigan's best-known and most recommended Halloween destinations is back for a 14th year. Starting October 3, holler through a horrifying half mile of professionally designed haunted rooms and hallways containing dozens of demented ghouls. Visitors can also stumble through the outdoor Ghost Town maze and become very afraid of clowns in "3-D Turmoil." Tickets: $20-$30 with group discounts available.
Forest of Fear - Are you afraid of the dark? Find out as you take a self-guided tour through five chilling acres of woods and swamps in Caledonia inhabited by ghouls, ghosts, monsters and other terrifying creatures. New scenes and scares for 2014. Tickets are $15.
Outside Grand Rapids
Witches of New Salem - The haunt located on 24th Street in Dorr (south of Grand Rapids) features three attractions, with the all-new Zombie Attack joining the Haunted Cornmaze and the Haunted Woods. Open Fridays & Saturdays through November 1. Combo passes available.
Phobia House - Face your fears at the haunted attraction, now in its 14th year in Plainwell (between Grand Rapids & Kalamazoo). Opens October 3; admission is $15 (cash only).
Psycho Ward & Nightmares - The Haunt Park at the Kalamazoo Speedway has been expanded for 2014 and now features three attractions: Psycho Ward Infected, Nightmares Freak Show and Zombie Revenge Firing Range. Intended for ages 12 and up; tickets start at $10. Opens October 3.
Robinette's Hayrides & Cornmaze - Belgian draft horses take visitors on an authentic hay wagon through Robinette's apple and fruit orchards Fridays through Sundays, plus the corn maze and jumping pillow are back. Combo ticket prices are available and the corn maze and pillow are open daily.
Klackle Orchards - The family orchard just west of Greenville hosts Weekends Full of Fun through October with enchanted pumpkin rides, a corn maze, inflatables, a petting zoo, u-pick apples, the coast slide and much more. Admission to activities is $12 per person (includes small bag of apples).
Post Family Farm - Saturday Festivals run 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through October 25 with hayrides to the u-pick pumpkin patch, friendly farm animals, face painting, games, crafts and more. Admission is $7/person.
Fruit Ridge Harvest Festival - It's good old fashioned fun at the 130-year old Fruit Ridge Farm in Kent City. In September and October, huge draft horses pull visitors through a woods, pumpkin patch and orchard. Back at the barn enjoy apple cider, homemade doughnuts, petting zoo, children's play area, corn maze and more. Hayrides and the corn maze are $7 each per person and can be combined for $12.
Crane Orchards Daytime Maze - The Fennville-area farm and orchard has an all-new 20-acre corn maze for 2014, and is open from noon to 6 p.m. on weekends and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays. Cost is $7 for adults, $5 for kids 6-10 (free for 5 and under).
Hayrides at Koetsier's - The greenhouse on Spaulding Ave SE in Grand Rapids features hayrides on Fridays and Saturdays in October. Inside, buildings are transformed into a fall family fun play area open daily geared for kids 10 and under with inflatables, games, a maze and pumpkin painting . Groups are welcome. $8.
Ed Dunneback & Girls Corn Maze - Test your navigational skills in the 5-acre corn maze located at the family farm on 6 Mile Rd, northwest of Grand Rapids and answer trivia questions to find your way out.
Heidi's Farmstand & Bakery - "Wilbur the Pig" is the theme of this year's corn maze located at the farm stand in Lowell. Wander through ten acres and two separate mazes daily through Halloween. Bring a flashlight in the evening for an extra challenge. Cost is $4-$6 each with a $25 max per family.
Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides at Moelker - Horse-drawn hayrides take place each Saturday in October from noon until 5 p.m. at the orchard located just west of Wilson Ave and Millenium Park in Grand Rapids. Moelker also has special kids activities, pumpkin decorating and more. $4.50 for adults, $3 for kids.
Wells Orchards Wagon Rides - The working family farm on Kenowa Ave SW along the Grand River features rides in a custom built wagon on Saturdays during October. Also stop by for cider and pumpkin-picking.
Hayrides at Bethke - At Bethke Farms in Grand Haven, the 20-minute hayrides take visitors through spooky and fun scenes and past the corn maze. U-pick pumpkins also available. Open weekday evenings and from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. on Fridays through Sundays. No admittance fee.
Fall Girls' Night Out - "Zombie Chicks" is the theme of the fall evening in downtown Lowell. Dress up in your most outrageous zombie attire and then enjoy refreshments, bargains and prizes at participating merchants.
Mega 80's Spooktacular - They're Baa-aack! Michigan's favorite 80's cover band is back at The Intersection to host the frightfully good time at 8 p.m. Tickets: $10; ages 21+ welcome.
Annual Halloween Bash - After the adult costume parade in downtown Douglas, head to the after party at The Dunes Resort for the biggest costume party in town.
Monsters Ball - Angels vs. Demons is the theme of The Intersection's Halloween bash with special guest Bad Boy Bill. Doors open at 8 p.m; ages 18+ welcome. Admission is $10-$15 in advance, $20 at the door.
Dia de los Muertos Dance Party - DJ Adrian Butler will provide the soundtrack to the dance party and costume contest at the Downtown Market. Entry is free; ages 21+ welcome.
Tall Tales, Large Man, Haunted Halls - The West Michigan chapter of the professional association of design hosts the annual Halloween party at Kendall College that will include a speaker, cocktails, dancing and more. Ticketed event.
Jack's Halloween Bash - The Waterfront Bistro + Bar at the Spring Lake Holiday Inn adjacent to Grand Haven will award $250 for best costume, plus there will be live entertainment and DJ in the lounge.
Halloween on Ionia - McFadden's will again host the popular costume contest and party on Ionia that boasts a $5,000 purse for best costumes. Check out live DJs, fresh cuisine, Michigan beer tents, the Redbull Silent Disco, heated tents and much more from 3 p.m. to midnight. Tickets are $10 in advance.
The B.O.B.'s Halloween Extravaganza - This year's party will have live music, a DJ and dancing and costume contest with cash prizes. More details to be announced. $10 cover; open to ages 21+.
Blok Orchard - The family-owned orchard on 4 Mile NE in Ada has 45 acres of apples, along with vegetable offerings.
Ed Dunneback & Girls - Located just 10 minutes from downtown GR on 6 Mile Rd NW, the farm market has been family owned and operated for more than 70 years and has u-pick apples and pumpkins from 11a-4p on Saturdays and noon-4p on Sundays.
Fruit Ridge Hayrides - The Kent City farm has apples, pumpkins, hayrides, kids activities and more.
Gavin Orchards - The Coopersville farm offers pumpkins, seasonal vegetables and apples until October 31.
Hanulcik Farm Market - The family farm market in Ionia grows and sells twelve variaties of apples, along with strawberries and peaches earlier in the season. *Hanulcik will be closed this fall due to the lost apple crop caused by unusual spring weather*.
Heffron Farms - The family farm in Belding has free hayrides and balloons, along with baby calves, chicks and livestock.
Heritage Farms Market - Located near Fremont and Hesperia, the local farm market has home-grown pumpkins and produce, donuts, caramel apples, fudge and maple syrup.
Klackle Orchards - Pumpkins, u-pick apples, hayrides, family activities, cider, caramel apples and more in Greenville.
Klein Cider Mill - Located on Spaulding SE in GR, enjoy cider, donuts, an indoor kids play area, pumpkins, mums and more.
Koetsier's Greenhouse - Watch cider made the old-fashioned way and pick your own pumpkin out of the patch at the farm located on 10 Mile in Sparta.
Morse Brothers Farm - The Comstock Park Farm on 6 Mile NW has pumpkins each fall.
Paulson's Pumpkin Patch - The Belding-area farm sells pumpkins, squash and indian corn 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
Post Family Farm - In Hudsonville, check out homemade donuts, cider, u-pick pumpkins, a corn maze, squash and gourds.
Robinette's Apple Haus - Located at the E. Beltline & 4 Mile, Robinette's has cider, donuts, u-pick apples, horse-drawn hayrides, gifts, a winery, kids activities and more.
Schwallier's Country Basket - The farm market on 9 Mile Rd in Sparta has u-pick pumpkins and apples, as well as a petting farm, picnic area, fresh cider, cow train rides and an observable working bee hive.
Sietsma Orchards - The family cider mill and farm on 2 Mile Rd in Ada has donuts, hard cider, free hayrides and u-pick apples (although no u-pick for 2012).
Steffens Orchards - Pick your own apples and pumpkins or build a scarecrow at the Scarecrow Factory at this orchard located on 13 Mile in Sparta. Open Monday-Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 12-6.
Watts Orchard - Apples and caramel apples in Howard City.
Wells Orchards - The farm on Kenowa SW in Grand Rapids has apples, hayrides, fall decorations, winter squash and more.
Kent Harvest Trails - The trails program highlights 19 participating farms in Kent County which offer local families the chance to visit farms for orchard tours, face painting, pumpkin picking, scarecrow stuffing and many more autumn activities with no general admission charge. Many farms do have fees for specific activities. The website includes a map with all participating locations.
Chrysanthemums and More! - The annual celebration of the autumn season at Frederik Meijer Gardens features an extensive flowering chrysanthemum display both inside and outside. Color tours, tram rides and seasonal children's activities are available throughout October 26. Tickets ($12 for adults, $4-$6 for kids) include access to all of The Gardens, including the curated ArtPrize exhibit.
Yee-Haw for Fall! - At the Double JJ Resort in Rothbury, spend Saturdays and Sundays with hayrides, a corn maze, stunt shows, laser tag, pedal cars, midway games and much more from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission is $7-$10, with additional pricing for select activities.
The Famous Pumpkin Train - See The Grand Pumpkin, Scarecrow and Little Crow on the Coopersville & Marne Railway. Local actress Eva Swietec and her cast of wacky characters will sing and dance during the approximately 1 hour, 15 minute ride and kids can pick a pumpkin from the patch after the ride. Runs Saturdays and Sundays through October 26. Tickets: $13.50-$15.50.
Graveyard Golf - For the first time ever, AJ's Family Fun Center next to Fifth Third Ballpark is staying open on weekends through October with "Graveyard" mini-golf, trick-or-treating, cider & doughnuts and fresh fudge.
Zeeland Pumpkinfest - The family festival in downtown Zeeland celebrates 30 years October 2-4 with a parade, food, decorations, games and more. Many activities are either free or low-cost.
Ghost Hunts at The Park - Join the Michigan Ghost Society October 4, 11 and 18 as they take you on a ghost hunt of three historic buildings located at Charlton Park in Hastings. The tour will also include training on how to use ghost detecting equipment. Cost is $15 per person.
Enchanted Forest Festival - Vist Fat Blossom Farm in Allegan October 4-5 for a magical weekend exploring trails while touring custom gnome homes, hobbit habitats, and fairy houses. You can even make your own dwelling. Cost is $5 per person or $20/family.
Lowell Harvest Celebration - The annual fall event in downtown Lowell October 11 features the Chili Madness Cook-off, scarecrow making, arts, crafts, family activities, live music, a 5K, the Autumn Marketplace and more. Free admission.
Wyoming Pumpkin Path - At at Lamar Park in Wyoming October 11, kids can collect prizes, candy and toys from dozens of area businesses, clubs and organizations. Costumes are optional; admission is free. Runs 5-7 p.m.
Monster Mash - The exclusive members-only event at John Ball Zoo features an enhanced Zoo Goes Boo along with special surprises.
The Zoo Goes Boo - On October 17-19 & 24-26, John Ball Zoo is packed with entertainers, decorations, special animal activities, games and the Kooky-not-Spooky Trick-or-Treat Trail. $7 per person ($3 for Zoo members).
Urban HayDay - Downtown Hudsonville's fall festival October 18 features plenty of fall fun with live music, entertainment, fresh produce, hayrides, pie eating contests and games. Runs 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Blandford Nature Center Harvest Festival - From 1-4 p.m. October 18, Blandford will have make & take scarecrows, wagon rides, face painting, candle making and more. Admission: $5-$8.
Giant Pumpkins - Discover giant pumpkins weighing in at hundreds of pounds each at Frederik Meijer Gardens' Michigan's Farm Garden October 19, plus enjoy a cooking demo. Access included with general FMG admission.
City of the Dead - At the historic tour of Evergreen Cemetery in Muskegon, see re-enactments of past important figures of the city's past. Geared toward the whole family. Cost is $5 per person.
Howloween Hoof and Woof - The all-new event presented by BISSELL October 19 will transform Manhattan Park in East Grand Rapids into a good, old-fashioned carnival for families, kids and pets. Prizes awarded for best dog costumes.
Run 4 Your Life 5K - The un-timed 5K fun run/walk in Holland October 23 raises funds to support the Holland Free Health Clinic. The Curragh Pub is the beginning and end point of the course which will wind through a spooky Windmill Island.
Hallowee-ones - The annual event at Meijer Gardens October 19 is designed for the youngest visitors. Dress up the kiddos for the costume parade and listen to Halloween-themed stories. Included with general FMG admission.
Halloween At Van Raalte Farm - Wear your costume and head down the wooded trails of historic Van Raalte Farm in Holland to discover wild creatures and fun activities along the way beginning at 5 p.m. October 24.
Halloween Weekend Camp - Visit the spooky shores of Ol' Lake Barlow at Camp Manitou-Lin for hayrides, trick-or-treating, a haunted barn and a costume party. The overnight weekend is geared toward ages 7-15.
Alger Heights Halloween 5K/10K - On October 25 at 9 a.m., run through the rolling hills of the Alger Heights neighborhood in costume for this professionally timed race. There will also be a Kids' Fun Run, a costume contest, giveaways and prizes. $25-$35 for 5K/10K; $6 for Kids' Fun Run.
The Zombie Dash - During the wild 5K run through the quarantined area of Ah-Nab-Awen Park October 25, try to make it to the finish with your life strips (flag football flags) intact while avoiding countless (and hungry!) zombies along the way. Early registration cost for runners is $39.
Saugatuck Pet Halloween Party & Costume Contest - The pet parade gets underway at 11 a.m. followed by the judged costume contest with prizes at noon.
Saugatuck Halloween Parade - The Family Costume Party in Saugatuck starts at 4 p.m. October 25 in downtown Saugatuck, with the Adult Costume Parade kicking off at 10 p.m. in downtown Douglas.
All Hallows Eve Celebration - East of Hastings, historic Charlton Park will have trick-or-treating, hayrides, cider and the annual judged costume parade. Cost is $3 per person (12 and under are free).
Family Halloween Party - Wear your costume and celebrate Halloween at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Plainfield Township Halloween evening. There will be games, candy and a free supper for all.
Honoring Day of the Dead - Celebrate Dia de los Muertos at the Grand Rapids Public Library's Main Branch downtown November 1. Altars from members of the community honoring family and friends will be on display. Free and open to the public.
Thriller! Chiller! Film Festival - Michigan's premier film festival celebrating celebrating action, horror, sci-fi & suspense movies runs October 22-26 at multiple downtown GR venues like the UICA, the Pyramid Scheme and Stella's Lounge. See dozens of full-length films, shorts and cult classics. All-access weekend festival passes and individual event tickets available.
Halloween Spooktacular - Witches, mummies, tricks and treats -- a hauntingly good time is in store at the special Halloween ballet performed by the Grand Rapids Ballet School's Junior Company. Runs October 24-26.
Trunk or Treat - Head to Whistlestop Park in Byron Center October 18 for goodies from local businesses, a petting zoo and a hayride.
Grand Rapids Children's Museum - Trick-or-treat in costume through GRCM and make a spooky craft from 5:30-8p October 30. Admission is $1.50 per person.
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- Wyoming: Oct 31, dusk
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Kostume Room - Located in Wyoming at 835 36th St SW (36th & Clyde Park). 616.530.5904.
Theatricks - Located on Plainfield Ave, just north of Knapp St. 616.363.4259.
Depot to Depot - On Saturdays in October, head to Muskegon for a self-guided color tour accessible by bike or vehicle. Stop at designated sites along the way and become eligible to win tickets on the Lake Express or to Michigan's Adventure.
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Last Updated: 09/30/2014