Family Fun

Festivals & Fairs
Michigan Brewers Oktoberfest 
October 5th, 1 – 6pm
Hopheads and craft beer novices will have the chance to sample from a selection of over 100 different craft beers and ciders, as well as special edition beers from breweries. Many of the brewers will be on site to answer questions and give demonstrations.Each admission includes 15 tickets for sampling craft beer. Additional sampling tickets will be available on-site for $2 each. Plus, Kroger will be on site with fabulous food sampling!
Parks & Themed Destinations
Hallowe’en in Greenfield Village
October 11-13, 18-20 and 25-27
20900 Oakwood Blvd, Dearborn
6:30pm-9pm Fridays & Saturdays, Sundays 6:30pm – 8pm
Admission $12.75-$15.00, Parking $5, Children 2 & under free
Step back in time to a turn-of-the-20th century Hallowe’en. Follow an endless path of hand-carved jack-o-lanterns and meet colorful characters along the way. Feel the whoosh as the headless horseman rides by, banter with a clever witch, and make stops at several treat stations spread throughout Greenfield Village. It’s frightfully fun for the whole family! Members of The Henry Ford receive discount admission and an exclusive opportunity to purchase tickets in advance.
HalloWeekends Family Fun at Cedar Point
Fridays-Sundays through October 27
One Cedar Point Dr, Sandusky, OH
HalloWeekends is all about everyone in the family – kids, parents, teens and grandparents alike. Looking for the perfect attractions just for those who don’t like big scares? Try the Magical House on Boo Hill, Monster Midway Invasion Celebration Parade, Hay Bale Maze and Snoopy’s Planet Spooky! Plus a PEANUTS Halloween Show & Kid’s Costume Contest for pre-schoolers and grade-schoolers.
Pumpkins, Pumpkins, Pumpkins!
Trenton’s Great Pumpkin Festival
Saturday, October 22-26, 10am – 6pm
Cultural Center, 2427 West Rd, Trenton
Get your family, friends, church group, scout troop, class,club or group to CARVE PUMPKINS! Each year we attempt to break the record for having the most lit pumpkins on site for the DTE Community Nite Lite! The following CARVING SESSIONS are open to the public:Tuesday, October 22!
Pumpkin Palooza
Downtown Plymouth: Sunday, October 20, 12 – 3pm
The 3rd Annual Pumpkin Palooza is back to Downtown Plymouth and will be better than ever this year. This Halloween activity event for kids is coming to downtown Plymouth on Sunday, October 20, from noon to 3. We’ll close the streets and have some fun atPumpkin Palooza!
Halloween Parade & Pumpkin Patch
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Shain Park, Downtown Birmingham
Head to the 20th annual Pumpkin Patch (on the terrace of The Community House located on Merrill Street) for children’s activities, snacks and live entertainment. Dress your children in their Halloween costumes and let the fun begin!
Trick or Treating
Halloween Spooktacular in Downtown Mt. Clemens
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Mt. Clemens celebrates the season with a big party. The event includes trick or treating, a family-friendly haunted house, cider and donuts, a kids show, magic show, games and contests.
Trick or Treat in Downtown Rochester
Saturday, October 19, 2013 from 4 – 6pm
Costume Parade 5:15pm, Spaghetti Dinner 4pm-8pm
308 Main St, Rochester
The streets of Rochester will come to life with little ghouls and goblins. Children will enjoy trick-or-treating at downtown merchants.
Costume Parade & Trick or Treat Trail
Sunday, October 20, 2013 from 4:40  -6:40pm
Northville Community Center, Downtown Northville
Wear your costumes and trick or treat around Mill Race Village. Event is held “rain or shine”. Tickets are sold in advance only and are $7 per child. Final date to register is October 18.
Downtown Ypsilanti Halloween Festival
Friday, October 25, 2013, 5pm
S Washington St between Michigan Ave & Ferris St, Ypsilanti
Head down to Washington Street for our annual Downtown Halloween Festival. Costume contests, face painting, candy, events and more! The library’s Book!Mobile will also be on hand.  Andy the Ambulance will be around to “talk” with wee ghosties and princesses, too.
Trick or Treating in Downtown Ferndale
Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 4p-6p
Downtown Ferndale sidewalks buzz with Batman and Robin, the Mad Hatter, Alice in Wonderland and every creative character imaginable as costumed kids and their parents visit their favorite businesses for this special night of trick or treating.
Downtown Grosse Pointe Parade & Trick or Treating
Thursday, October 31, 2013, 3:30pm-4:45pm
The Village hosts a Halloween Parade with trick or treating throughout the Village stores and free books for costumed children ages 12 and under. Meet at Kercheval Ave between Cadieux and Neff.
Haunted Halloween at the AANM
Saturday, October 26,  4pm-6:30pm
Arab American National Museum, 13624 Michigan Ave, Dearborn
$8 at the door/$7 in advance online, Adults Free
Boys and ghouls of all ages and their parents are invited to celebrate a merry, not scary Halloween. During Haunted Halloween, children can trick-or-treat in the Museum galleries; enjoy autumn-themed crafts, games and stories; and grab the mic for Kid Karaoke. Kids’ lunch is included in the ticket price; purchase separate raffle tickets during the party for the chance to win cool prizes.

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