Halloween October Events in Southeast Michigan

Trick or treat! Bring your little ghouls and ghosts out to one of these 2015 events in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties for some spooktacular fun.


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 (and Haunted Barn)

Sept. 26-Oct. 30, 2015 (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 on weekends only)
  • Phone: 734-427-4311
  • Cost: free/admission, fees/some activities

This annual fest has fresh pumpkins, cornstalks and pony and hayrides during the week – and a haunted barn on the weekend. Enjoy cider, doughnuts and hot chocolate, too.

Trenton Scarecrow Festival

Oct. 2-4, 2015

  • Address: West Road and Jefferson Ave., downtown Trenton
  • Times: 6-10:30 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday
  • Phone: 734-675-7325
  • Cost: free/entry, $15/ride wristbands on Friday and Sunday, $17/ride wristbands on Saturday

Pumpkin carving demos, live entertainment, a carnival and more are in store at this 14th annual event.

Halloween Madness at Marquis Theatre

Oct. 3-24, 2015 (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. Friday Oct. 30, 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Saturday Oct. 31
  • Cost: $9

Ghouls and ghosts come to life during this children’s stage show, which is suitable for ages 3-plus.

Shock-tober Series at the Penn Theatre

Oct. 8-29, 2015 (Thursdays)

  • Address: 760 Penniman Ave., Plymouth
  • Phone: 734-453-0870
  • Times: 7 p.m. Thursdays
  • Cost: $3

Experience old-school horror cinema with Frankenstein (1931) on Oct. 8, Bride of Frankenstein (1935) on Oct. 15, Young Frankenstein (1974) Oct. 22 and Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) on Oct. 29.

Zoo Boo at the Detroit Zoo

Oct. 9-11, 16-18 and 23-25, 2015

  • Address: 8450 W. 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak
  • Phone: 248-541-5717
  • Times: 5-8 p.m. Friday-Sunday
  • Cost: $8/advance, $12/door (if available), $6/parking

Each year, kiddies dress up in their favorite costumes for a half-mile of trick-or-treating around the zoo. Families can enjoy magic shows and street performers, visit a haunted reptile house and much more. (Note: Advance registration is highly recommended; can sell out.)

Hallowe’en in Greenfield Village

Oct. 9-11, 15-18 and 22-25, 2015

  • Address: 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn
  • Phone: 313-982-6001
  • Times: 6:30-9 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 6:30-8p.m. Thursdays and Sundays
  • Cost: free with admission: $16/ages 2-plus, free/kids under 2; $6/parking

It’s spook-free fun at this annual event with more than 1,000 carved jack-o’-lanterns that light your way along the mile-long, curving trick-or-treating path through the village. (Note: Tours leave every half hour and you must register for this event.)

Pick a Pyro Pumpkin Patch

Oct. 10, 2015

  • Address: Pyro Art Glass Studio, 123 S. Main St., Mount Clemens
  • Phone: 586-954-4994
  • Times: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday
  • Cost: free

Stroll through a patch of blown glass pumpkins for sale, see glass blowing demonstrations and enjoy some refreshments.

Pumpkin Festival at MSU Tollgate Education Center and Farm

Oct. 10, 2015

  • Address: 28115 Meadowbrook Road, Novi
  • Phone: 248-347-3860
  • Times: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday
  • Cost: free/admission, fees/pumpkins and food

Pumpkin picking, hayrides, animal visits and more for families in Novi.

Stonewall Pumpkin Festival at Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm

Oct. 10, 2015

  • Address: 1005 Van Hoosen Road, Rochester Hills
  • Phone: 248-656-4663
  • Times: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday
  • Cost: $7/ages 2-plus (includes a pumpkin)

See thousands of jack-o’-lanterns on the historic stonewalls around the museum, plus enjoy music, hayrides and pumpkin carving.

Kids Night Out Halloween Party at Franklin Athletic Club

Oct. 16, 2015

  • Address: 29350 Northwestern Highway, Southfield
  • Phone: 248-352-8000
  • Times: 5:30-9 p.m. Friday
  • Cost: $15/child when you mention Metro Parent

This costume party has pizza, games, inflatables and trick-or-treating.

Halloween Forest Fun Hike at Nankin Mills

Oct. 16, 2015

  • 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/kids, $2/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.

Boo at the Burgh at Burgh Historical Park

Oct. 16-17, 2015

  • Address: northeast corner of Civic Center Drive and Berg Road, Southfield
  • Phone: 248-796-4620
  • Times: 6:30-9 p.m.
  • Cost: $5-$7/residents, $7-$9/nonresidents

There’s fright-less fun for younger Halloween lovers from 2 to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, and a haunted hayride for those seeking real scares the rest of the time.

Halloween Science at Cranbrook Institute of Science

Oct. 16-17, 2015

  • Address: 39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills
  • Phone: 248-645-3200
  • Times: 6:30-9 p.m. Friday, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 3:30-6 p.m. Saturday
  • Cost: $17/kids, $5/adults

The year features all of Halloween’s spooky creatures of the night including bats, and owls. Plus ghosts, pumpkins and even a haunted roller coaster ride. Costumes are great, but not required. Note: Be sure to register by 5 p.m. Oct. 14.

Halloween Hoot at Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve

Oct. 16-18, 2015

  • Address: 333 N. Hill Circle, Rochester
  • Phone: 248-656-0999
  • Times: Time slots vary. 6-8 p.m. Friday, 4-7:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
  • 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. (Note: Registration is required. Register ASAP.)

The Birds at the Redford Theatre

Oct. 16-18, 2015

  • Address: 17360 Lahser Road, Detroit
  • Phone: 313-537-2560
  • Times: 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 1 p.m. Sunday
  • Cost: $7/movie

The classic Hitchcock movie hits the screen at the old-school theater. Star Tippi Hedren will appear in person for all three showings.

Halloween Spooktacular at River Bends Park

Oct. 17, 2015

  • Address: south side of 22 Mile Road between Shelby and Ryan roads, Shelby Township
  • Phone: 586-731-0300
  • Times: noon-3 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 in advance for this event.

Halloween Festival on Hines Drive

Oct. 17, 2015

  • Address: Hines Drive, Nankin Mills area, 33175 Ann Arbor Trail, Westland
  • Phone: 734-261-1990
  • Times: 1-3 p.m. Saturday
  • Cost: free

You can wear your costume – or go costume-free – at this annual event, which has games, hayrides, candy and more.

Halloween Festival at Nankin Mills

Oct. 17, 2015

  • 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.

Farm Halloween at Wolcott Mill Metropark

Oct. 18, 2015

  • Address: 65775 Wolcott Road, Ray Township
  • Phone: 586-752-5932
  • Time: noon-4 p.m. Sunday
  • 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.

Pumpkin Palooza

Oct. 18, 2015

  • Address: Downtown Plymouth area
  • Phone: 734-453-1540
  • Times: noon-3 p.m. Sunday
  • Cost: free

Costume contests, games, live entertainment and more for families in downtown Plymouth.

Shadows from the Past Halloween Walk at Greenmead Historic Park

Oct. 23, 2015

  • 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 – wear your costumes and bring a flashlight. It’s a little spooky, but not too frightening. Note: Advance registration and payment is required by Thursday, Oct. 22.

Harvest Spooktacular at Matthaei Botanical Gardens

Oct. 24, 3015

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

If you can make it through the vines, figs and meat-eating plants at the conservatory, then head outside for pumpkin decorating – or make a mask.

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

Oct. 24, 2015

  • Address: 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-576-5111
  • Times: 11 a.m. Saturday
  • Cost: $15-$25

Kids can rock their costumes for a special musical performance for ages 6-plus with princesses, pirates and superheroes.

Under the Big Top Spooktacular at Franklin Athletic Club

Oct. 24, 2015

  • Address: 29350 Northwestern Highway, Southfield
  • Phone: 248-352-8000
  • Times: 12:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday
  • Cost: Free/general, $10/participant, contests

Trick-or-treating, a haunted walk, face painting, karaoke and more for families at the Franklin Athletic Club.

Hallow Harvest at Cobblestone Farm

Oct. 24, 2015

  • Address: 2781 Packard Road, Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-794-7120
  • Times: noon-4 p.m. Saturday
  • Cost: $2/adults, $1/kids, $5/families, free/3 and under

Lawn games, costumed interpreters, live entertainment and more bring the 1850s to life.

Witches and Herbs Tea at Mill Race Village

Oct. 24, 2015

  • Address: 215 Griswold St., Northville
  • Phone: 248-348-1845
  • Times: 1-3:30 p.m. Friday
  • Cost: $35

Learn about the wonders of herbal tea and the truth about the “witches” of the past during this event in Northville. Note: Register by Friday, Oct. 16.

Rock O’Ween at the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music 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!

Downtown Halloween Festival at the Ypsilanti District Library

Oct. 30, 2015

  • Address: 229 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti
  • Phone: 734-483-4444
  • Times: 5 p.m. Friday
  • Cost: free

Head to the library for free books and popcorn, plus games and costume contests.

Haunted Halloween at the Arab American National Museum

Oct. 31, 2015

  • Address: 13624 Michigan Ave., Dearborn
  • Phone: 313-582-2266
  • Times: 2 p.m. Saturday
  • Cost: $8/advance, $10/door

Kids can trick-or-treat through the galleries of the museum and participate in themed crafts and games. There’s karaoke and live bats, too. For ages 4-13.

Halloween Hullabaloo at High Jinks Hall at Depot Theater

Oct. 31, 2015

  • Address: 4861 White Lake Road, Clarkston
  • Phone: 248-575-4104
  • Times: 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday
  • Cost: $8

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

Halloween Concert at Hill Auditorium

Oct. 31, 2015

  • Address: 825 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-764-2538
  • Time: 2:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday
  • Cost: $8-$12

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



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