Halloween October Events in Southeast Michigan

Trick or treat! Bring your little ghouls and ghosts out to one of these 2014 events in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties for some spooktacular fun.

Halloween October Events in Southeast Michigan

Whether you’re looking to see a spooky show, dress up and hit a freaky festival or just get scared this Halloween, these family-friendly events have just the right amount of spookiness to get the job done. Check out this roundup to decide which fright-astic fest or eerie event is just right for your pint-sized pumpkin this Halloween.

Wilson Barn Pumpkin Fest

Sept. 27-Oct. 30, 2014

  • Address: 29350 W. Chicago St., Livonia
  • Phone: 734-427-4311
  • Times: 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays (daily) (Note: The Haunted Barn is open noon-7:30 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays Oct. 11-12, 18-18 and 25-26)
  • Cost: Free admission, fees/some activities

It’s apple cider and doughnut season – but that’s not all you can enjoy at this annual event, which takes place daily. Pick a pumpkin, take a pony ride or hayride, get spooked in the haunted barn and much more.

Harvest Spooktacular at Matthaei Botanical Gardens

Oct. 4, 2014

  • Address: 1800 N. Dixboro Road, Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-647-7600
  • Times: 10 a.m.-noon Saturday
  • Cost: $8/child

Creative kids can decorate a mini pumpkin for Halloween. They can also make granola bars using native grains like quinoa, amaranth and sunflower seeds. (Note: You must register in advance.)

Halloween Soup at Marquis Theatre

Oct. 4-25, 2014 (select dates only)

  • Address: 135 E. Main St., Northville
  • Phone: 248-349-8110
  • Times: 2:30 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays; additional shows 7 p.m. Oct. 24 (Friday) and 11 a.m. Oct. 25 (Saturday)
  • Cost: $9

Head to Northville to catch this not-so-scary live musical show about Granny, her haunted mansion and her special soup – perfect for kids ages 3 and older.

Shock-tober Series at the Penn Theatre

Oct. 9-30, 2014 (Thursdays)

  • Address: 760 Penniman Ave., Plymouth
  • Phone: 734-416-4278
  • Times: 7 p.m. Thursdays
  • Cost: $3

Experience old-school horror cinema with Abbott & Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (1953) on Oct. 9, Ghostbusters (1984) Oct. 16, Young Frankenstein (1974) Oct. 23 and Abbott & Costello Meet the Invisible Man (1951) on Oct. 30.

Three Stooges Halloween Festival at the Redford Theatre

Oct. 10-11, 2014

  • Address: 17360 Lahser Road, Detroit
  • Phone: 313-537-2560
  • Times: 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday
  • Cost: $5/movie

Enjoy some Halloween hijinks with the famous trio of knuckleheads in six shorts including We Want Our Mummies, Some More of Samoa, Idle Roomers, Shivering Sherlocks, Mummy’s Dummies and The Ghost Talks.

Hallowe’en at Greenfield Village

Oct. 10-26, 2014 (Fridays-Sundays)

  • Address: 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn
  • Phone: 313-982-6001
  • Times: 6:30-9 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 6:30-8 p.m. Sundays
  • Cost: Free with admission: $15/ages 3-plus, free/ages 2 and under; $5/parking

More than 1,000 carved jack-o’-lanterns light your way through the mile-long curving trick or treating path. Don your favorite costumes, meet some classic creepy characters at this nightmare-free event. Note: Tours leave every half hour. You must register for this event.

Zoo Boo at the Detroit Zoo

Oct. 10-26, 2014 (Fridays-Sundays)

  • Address: 8450 W. 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak
  • Phone: 248-541-5717
  • Times: 6-8 p.m. Fridays, 5-8 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays
  • Cost: $8/ages 2-plus (advance ticket), $5/parking, per vehicle

Dress up in your favorite costumes for a half-mile of trick or treating fun. Plus, the Zoo Boo Revue, Ghouly Games, the Haunted Reptile House and Zombie Zone. Note: Advance registration is highly recommended; can sell out.

Garden Fresh Hilton Fall Festival and Craft Fair

Oct. 11, 2014

  • Address: Martin Road Park Activity Center, 1615 E. Lewiston Ave., Ferndale
  • Phone: 248-544-6767
  • Times: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday
  • Cost: $5/ages 3-15, $2/ages 16-plus, free/2 and under

Crafts, carnival games, face painting, hayrides, pony rides, trick or treating and more are in store at this annual event.

Stonewall Pumpkin Festival at Van Hoosen Farm

Oct. 11, 2014

  • Address: 1005 Van Hoosen Road, Rochester Hills
  • Phone: 248-656-4663
  • Times: 10 a.m.-4 p.m./activities, 7-9 p.m. pumpkin lighting Saturday
  • Cost: $7/ages 2 and up, includes a pumpkin

Enjoy, pumpkin bowling, music, hayrides, food, fire trucks and crafts during the daytime, plus carve a pumpkin. Then, in the evening, see the hundreds of jack-o’-lanterns line the walls around this Rochester Hills museum.

Smashing Pumpkins at the Detroit Zoo

Oct. 15, 2014

  • Address: 8450 W. 10 Mile Road, Detroit
  • Phone: 248- 541-5717
  • Time: 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Wednesday
  • Cost: $8/ages 2-plus, free/under 2

See various animals smash up pumpkins to get treats, including river otters, polar bears, anteaters and tigers.

Halloween Forest Fun Hike at Nankin Mills

Oct. 17, 2014

  • Address: 33175 Ann Arbor Trail, Westland
  • Phone: 734-261-1990
  • Times: register for 6, 6:30, 7 or 7:30 p.m. Friday
  • Cost: $6-$7/kids, $2-$3/adults

Hike out into the woods in the middle of the night to encounter some of nature’s not-so-scary costumed characters. After, head inside for Halloween prizes and treats. Note: Register in advance to get your confirmed start time, and dress for the weather.

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Boo at the Burgh

Oct. 17, 2014

  • Address: Civic Center Drive and Berg Road, Southfield
  • Phone: 248-796-4620
  • Times: 6:30-9 p.m. Friday
  • Cost: $5-$9/tickets

Come in costume and wander the haunted paths at Burgh Historical Park. A bat exhibit, hayride, haunted forest complete the experience.

Halloween Festival at Nankin Mills

Oct. 18, 2014

  • Address: 33175 Ann Arbor Trail, Westland
  • Phone: 734-261-1990
  • Times: 1-3 p.m. Saturday
  • Cost: Free

Spook-free fun for the kiddies – including games, candy, hayrides and more. Costumes are optional. Dress for the weather.

Halloween Science at Cranbrook Institute of Science

Oct. 18, 2014

  • Address: 39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills
  • Phone: 877-462-7262
  • Times: 2-4 p.m. and 6-8p.m. Saturday
  • Cost: $16/kids $5/adults

The year features all of Halloween’s spooky creatures of the night including bats, owls and cockroaches. Plus ghosts, pumpkin and even a haunted roller coaster ride. Costumes are great, but not required. Note: Be sure to register by 5 p.m. Oct. 16.

Halloween Spooktacular at River Bends Park

Oct. 18, 2014

  • 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, music and tons of fun. Don’t forget some treats to pass out to trick or treaters. Note: You must register for this event by Oct. 10.

Trick or Treat in Downtown Rochester

Oct. 18, 2014

  • Address: downtown area
  • Times: 4-7 p.m. Saturday
  • Phone: 248-656-0060
  • Cost: Free/general; dinner: $10/adults, $5/kids 12 and under

This fun event kicks off with trick-or-treating at area businesses (4-5 p.m.), a kids’ costume parade (5:15 p.m.) and then a spaghetti dinner and open house at the fire department (4:30-7 p.m.).

Trick or Treat Trail at Mill Race Village

Oct. 19, 2014

  • Address: 215 Griswold St., Northville
  • Phone: 248-349-0203
  • Times: 4:40-6:40 p.m. Sunday
  • Cost: $8/kids, free/parents

Kids in preschool to grade three can trick-or-treat at historic Mill Race Village’s not-so-scary haunted houses. Dress for the weather, wear a costume and bring a bag of treats for some Halloween fun. Note: Register by Friday, Oct. 17.

Pumpkin Palooza in Downtown Plymouth

Oct. 19, 2014

  • Address: downtown area, Plymouth
  • Phone: 734-453-1540
  • Time: Noon-3 p.m. Sunday
  • Cost: Free

This fourth annual features games, candy, contests, candy, activities candy, entertainment and more – plus an age-based costume contests and even a pet costume contest.

Farm Halloween at Wolcott Mill Metropark

Oct. 19, 2014

  • Address: 65775 Wolcott Road, Ray Township
  • Phone: 586-752-5932
  • Time: Noon-4 p.m.
  • Cost: $6/person, $7/park vehicle entry

Visit for Halloween fun and games, including crafts, relay races, the pumpkin drop, Boo Barn, corn maze, wagon rides and more for kids.

Trick or Trucks at Novi High School

Oct. 23, 2014

  • Address: 24062 Taft Road, Novi
  • Phone: 248-347-0400
  • Time: 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday
  • Cost: $8/residents, $10 nonresidents

Kids experience trick-or-treating and get to see some of the area’s biggest trucks. Small meal, too. Ages 3-plus. Note: Register by Thursday, Oct. 16. Rain date is Oct. 24.

Halloween at the Macomb Family YMCA

Oct. 24, 2014

  • Address: 10 N. River Road, Mount Clemens
  • Phone: 586-468-1411
  • Times: 6-8 p.m. Friday
  • Cost: Free

Frightfully fun and totally free, this Halloween event features a haunted house, spooky moon bounce, crafts, zombie dancing and more. Wear a costume if you wish.

Haunted Nature Center at the Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center

Oct. 24, 2014

  • Address: 4101 River Bends Drive
  • Phone: 586-323-2478
  • Time: 7-9 p.m. (last admission at 8:30 p.m.)
  • Cost: $2/person

Kids ages 3-8 are welcome to meet costumed characters and see spooky scenes. Bring a bag for the goodies!

Halloween at Greenmead Historic Park

Oct. 24, 2014

  • Address: 20501 Newburgh Road, Livonia
  • Phone: 248-477-7375
  • Times: 5:30-8 p.m. Friday
  • Cost: $6/person

Kids can go trick-or-treating in the historic park, listen to a ghost story and spend some time in the schoolhouse and listen to the organ as a ghost plays it! It’s a little spooky, but not too frightening. Groups leave every 15 minutes. Note: Advance registration and payment is required by Monday, Oct. 20.

Boo at Belle Isle Nature Zoo

Oct. 24-25, 2014

  • Address: Belle Isle State Park, Detroit
  • Phone: 313-852-4056
  • Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday
  • Cost: Free/general, $11/Michigan Recreation Passport vehicle fee applies

Visit this sixth annual for trick-or-treating and a scavenger hunt and walk on an indoor forest trail. Kids are encouraged to wear costumes and bring treat bags.

Halloween Hoot

Oct. 24-26, 2014

  • Address: 333 N. Hill Circle, Rochester
  • Phone: 248-656-0999
  • Times: 6:20-8:30 p.m., Friday-Saturday, 5:30-7 p.m., Sunday (NOTE: register in advance)
  • Cost: $7

Nature-loving kids can walk the trail and discover some kooky characters along the way. This annual event features family-friendly skits on a candle-lit trail in the woods, plus cider and doughnuts. Groups leave every 10 minutes. (Note: Registration is required. Register ASAP.)

Haunted Halloween at the Arab American National Museum

Oct. 25, 2014

  • Address: 13624 Michigan Ave., Dearborn
  • Phone: 313-582-2266
  • Times: 4-6:30 p.m. Saturday
  • Cost: Free/adults, $7/advance for kids, $8/at door for kids

Kids can trick-or-treat through the galleries of the museum and participate in themed crafts and games. Lunch is included and costumes are encouraged.

Alice in Wonderland Halloween Trick or Treating at Troy Museum & Historic Village

Oct. 25, 2014

  • Address: 60 W. Wattles Road, Troy
  • Phone: 248-524-3570
  • Time: 1-3 p.m. Saturday
  • Cost: $2/ages 4-12 in costume with paying adult, $6/adults, free/under 4

This year’s trick-or-treat event has an Alice in Wonderland theme. Kids get free mini-pumpkins and other goodies too.

Trick or Treat at the Farm at Wolcott Mill Metropark Farm Center

Oct. 25, 2014

  • Address: 65775 Wolcott Road, Ray Township
  • Phone: 586-752-5932
  • Times: 6-9 p.m. Saturday
  • Cost: $5/child, $7/park vehicle entry

Kids can go trick-or-treating and enjoy a slightly haunted “Boo Barn.” Plus a movie, popcorn, beverage, candy scramble and Halloween craft.

Spooktacular Halloween Trick-or-Treat Trail at Veterans Memorial Park

Oct. 25, 2014

  • Address: Veterans Memorial Park, at Barkman and Chestnut streets, Roseville
  • Phone: 586-445-5480
  • Times: 6-7 p.m. Saturday
  • Cost: $3/child

There’s a DJ, music and candy for kids in a safe setting (includes a plastic pumpkin). Ages 18 months-12 years. Note: You must register in advance for this event.

Trick-or-Treat Along the Trail at Kensington Metropark

Oct. 25, 2014

  • Address: 2240 W. Buno Road, Milford
  • Phone: 810-227-8917
  • Times: Walks leave in 20-minute interviews; first at 4:20 p.m., final at 5:40 p.m. Saturday
  • Cost: $6/kids, $3/adults. $7/park vehicle entry

Costumed kids visit interpretive stops along nature trails with a Halloween theme, plus cider, doughnuts and fall activities. Note: Must register in advance; time slots are assigned.

Boo at the Zoo at Great Lakes Zoological Society

Oct. 25, 2014

  • Address: 6885 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-578-2528
  • Time: Noon-4 p.m.
  • Cost: 8/ages 12-plus, $5.50/seniors and ages 3-11, free/under 3

Visit this family-friendly Halloween event for a not-too-spooky trail, trick or treating, a costume parade, animal activities and more.

Animal Haunts at the Leslie Science & Nature Center

Oct. 25, 2014

  • Address: 1831 Traver Road, Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-997-1553
  • Times: 6-8 p.m. Saturday
  • Cost: pre-registration: $9/person, $34/family

Celebrate Halloween with a nature hike, harvest games, face painting, a hay jump, pumpkins and more! Be sure to wear your costume. Note: You must register in advance for this event by Friday, Oct. 24.

Halloween Hullabaloo at High Jinks Hall at Depot Theater

Oct. 25, 2014

  • Address: 4861 White Lake Road, Clarkston
  • Phone: 248-575-4104
  • Times: 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
  • Cost: $7

Once Upon a Puppet presents this family-fun production packed with songs and laughs for the entire family.

Rock O’Ween at the Max M. Fisher Center

Oct. 25, 2014

  • Address: 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-576-5111
  • Times: 10 a.m. Saturday
  • Cost: $12

Kids, come dressed in costume and rock with the four punk-rocking metro Detroit moms of Candy Band!

A Haunted Symphony at the Max M. Fisher Center

Oct. 25, 2014

  • Address: 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-576-5111
  • Times: 11 a.m. Saturday
  • Cost: $20-$40

Bring your little hobgoblins down for a haunted performance by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and creepy poetry readings by Frank Olden.

Halloween Concert at Hill Auditorium

Oct. 26, 2014

  • Address: 825 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-764-2538
  • Time: 4 p.m. Sunday
  • Cost: $8-$12

The University Orchestra serves up tricks and treats. Put on your Halloween costume or come as you are.

Halloween Party at the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History

Oct. 26, 2014

  • Address: 1109 Geddes Ave., Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-746-0480
  • Times: Noon-5 p.m. Sunday
  • Cost: Free

Halloween and science are combined at this family event, which features live animal demos. Don’t forget to bring a goody bag!D

Haunts and Hoots Halloween Party at Indian Springs Metropark

Oct. 26, 2014

  • Address: 5175 Indian Trail, White Lake
  • Phone: 248-625-7280
  • Times: 1-3:30 p.m. Sunday
  • Cost: $5/child, $7/park vehicle entry

This fun event for kids in grades 3 and under is a chance to wear those costumes and enjoy an afternoon of not-so-scary fun Note: Must register and pay in advance.

Spooktacular in Downtown Royal Oak

Oct. 26, 2014

  • Address: Downtown Royal Oak
  • Times: 2-4 p.m. Sunday
  • Phone: 248-246-3065
  • Cost: Free

Kids can come in costume and trick-or-treat at more than 50 businesses in the area. (There are lots of deals for mom and dad, too.)

Little Goblins’ Night Out

Oct. 26, 2014

  • Address: Edsel and Eleanor Ford House, 1100 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores
  • Phone: 313-884-4222
  • Times: 4:30-6:30 p.m. (timed admissions; register ASAP in advance) Sunday
  • Cost: $10

Follow the trick-or-treat trail and meet a witch, mad scientist and more. After, hop on a hayride for cider, doughnuts and other treats. Ages 2-8. Note: Advance registration is required. Register ASAP.

Treats in the Streets at Detroit Historical Museum

Oct. 26, 2014

  • Address: 5401 Woodward Ave., Detroit
  • Times: Noon-3 p.m.
  • Phone: 313-833-1805
  • Cost: Free

Kids 12 and younger can trick or treat in the Streets of Old Detroit exhibit, enjoy refreshments, see the magic of The Amazing Clark, make a spooky craft to take home and laugh with Richard Paul’s Ha Ha Halloween Show.

Trick or Treat in the Garden at the Henry Ford Estate

Oct. 27, 2014

  • Address: 1 Fair Lane Drive, Dearborn
  • Phone: 313-701-2240
  • Times: 7-8 p.m.
  • Cost: $5/child free/adults

Don your costume, bring a flashlight and bag – and prepare to trick or treat through the gardens. There will be 10 stops along the way. Best for kids ages 2-9. Note: Pre-registration and payment is required.

Downtown Halloween Festival in Ypsilanti

Oct. 30, 2014

  • Address: Washington Street, downtown Ypsilanti
  • Times: 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday
  • Phone: 734-483-4444
  • Cost: Free

Trick or treat at local businesses and stop by the library plaza to eat popcorn, play games and win books.

Fun on the Farm Halloween Party at Kensington Metropark

Oct. 30, 2014

  • Address: 2240 W. Buno Road, Milford
  • Phone: 810-227-8910
  • Time: 10 a.m. Thursday
  • Cost: $5/child, $7/park vehicle entry

Visit the farm for a preschool-friendly story time, toddler trick-or-treating and a special fall party including a hayride and animal parade (pig in a tutu, anyone?). Costumes encouraged.

Halloween Parade in Downtown Grosse Pointe

Oct. 31, 2014

  • Address: Kercheval Avenue between Cadieux and Neff Road in The Village, Grosse Pointe
  • Time: 3:30-4:45 p.m. Friday
  • Cost: Free

Goblins ages 12 and under are welcome as stores pass out treats.

Halloween Party at the Ann Arbor District Library

Oct. 31, 2014

  • Address: 343 S. Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-327-4200
  • Times: 9:30-10 a.m. and 10:30-11 a.m. Friday
  • Cost: Free

Kids in grades pre-K-3 can trick or treat, listen to stories and sing songs.

Halloween Treat Parade in Downtown Ann Arbor

Oct. 31, 2014

  • Address: downtown area, Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-668-7112
  • Time: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday
  • Cost: Free

Join in this 13th annual community event, where kids are encouraged to come out in costume and participating businesses pass out treats.

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