2015 Halloween Guide

. October 1, 2015.

Take your kids, don’t miss a beat! This Halloween, try some of the most horrifyingly fun family events happening in the Ann Arbor area, with or without costumes! 

Open every day through October

Fall & Halloween activities

Dawn to Dusk (7am-7pm)

Jenny’s Farm Stand & Horse Powered Cider Mill
8366 Island Lake Rd., Dexter
734-424-3431 | jennysfarmmarket.com

At this 200-year-old farm market children can come and play on a free straw maze, pet goats, pigs, or their famous Percheron draft horses, and indulge in cider and donuts.

Pony rides or horse drawn hayrides through the pumpkin patch cost $4/each.

Most Wednesdays through Sundays, October 1-4, 7-11, 14-18, 21-25, 28-30

Country Fair


Wiard’s Orchards
5565 Merritt Rd, Ypsilanti
734-390-9211 | wiards.com

Get ready for agri-entertainment for all ages with hayrides, a petting farm, corn maze, U-pick apples, and more. On weekends only, try an inflatable obstacle course, giant slide, bungee run, pony rides, and face painting.

$9.50/weekday admission, $15.50/weekend admission. Babies/free.

Every Friday through Sunday, October 2-4, 9-11, 16-18, 23-25

Corn Maze

Fridays: 6-9:30pm
Saturdays: 1-9:30pm
Sundays: 1-6pm

Talladay Farms
6270 Judd Rd, Milan

Have fun getting lost—or found!—in two mazes shaped like a snake, tiger, monkey, alligator, elephant, hippo and giraffe. Children ages 8 and under can enjoy the Kids’ CORNer with barrel train rides, straw piles, and a giant spider web, $2. A haunted maze is open every Friday and Saturday night at dark until 10pm.

$7 (kids ages 5-11, $6) per maze; $13 (kids, $11) for both regular & haunted mazes.

Saturday, October 3

9th Annual Ghoultide Gathering

8-10am Early Buy
10am-3pm General Shopping

Chelsea Fairgrounds
20501 W. Old US-12, Chelsea

This magical bazaar of art inspired by all things Halloween features nearly 40 artists brewing up mischievous pumpkins, whimsical witches, dancing ghosts, and more. Early admission between 8-10am includes a shopping tote and other fun treats,

$20. General admission after 10am, $5; kids 10 and under free. Strollers discouraged.

Friday-Sunday, October 9-11, Thursday-Sunday, October 15-18, 22-25

Hallowe’en in Greenfield Village

6:30-9pm, entry every half hour

Greenfield Village
20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn
313-982-6001 | thehenryford.org

Go back in time for this historically themed Hallowe’en stroll along a mile-long path illuminated by over 1,000 carved jack-o’-lanterns. Meet classic costumed characters, stop at treat stations, and banter with witches, wizards, and skeletons. Watch out for the Headless Horseman riding out of Firestone Farm’s fields! This is a kid-friendly, nightmare-free event.

Advance tickets encouraged. Members $13.75; non-members $16. Children under 2 are free.

Friday-Sunday, October 9-11,16-18, 23-25

Zoo Boo


Detroit Zoo
5450 W. 10 Mile Rd., Royal Oak
248-541-5717 | detroitzoo.org

Join magicians, street performers and extreme pumpkin carvers as you and your costume-clad little ones walk through the Zoo’s “merry-not-scary” trick-or-treat trail. New this year for older ghosts and goblins is the Enchanted Forest full of spooky thrills (additional $2/person). Advance tickets encouraged.

$8/person ages 2 and older.

Saturday & Sunday, October 10 & 11

Tecumseh’s 22nd Annual Appleumpkin Festival

Saturday: 9am-6pm
Sunday: 10am-5pm

Downtown Tecumseh
517-424-6003 | downtowntecumseh.com

Enjoy live performances, a Make-it-Take-it scarecrow tent, antique street fair and flea market, an Arts & Craft Show, plus midway rides, carnival games, inflatables, straw maze and corn box. Many shops will feature specials and discounts. A short drive away is Kapnick Orchard’s Apple Festival with wagon rides, a petting zoo and craft booths.


Sunday, October 18

Trick or Treat on the River


Gallup Canoe Livery
3000 Fuller Rd., Ann Arbor
734-794-6240 | a2gov.com/canoe

Trick-or-treat by canoe or kayak as you paddle up and down Gallup pond encountering creatures such as swamp monsters and pirates. Join the fun and dress up, plus don’t forget a bag for your candy.

$18 per boat, no preregistration required. Children must be 1 year or older.

Tuesday, October 20

Preschool Pumpkin Hunt


Saline Rec Center
1866 Woodland Dr., Saline
734-429-3502 | www.cityofsaline.org/parks

Tots ages 2-5 can go on a mini pumpkin hunt behind the Rec Center before decorating their pumpkin to take home. Then there will be snack time and a story told by a Saline District librarian.

$8 Early Bird registration ends 10/6; $10 regular registration; $12 day of event if not sold out.

Thursday-Sunday, October 22-25

Pumpkin Path and Little Boo

Toledo Zoo
2 Hippo Way, Toledo
419-385-5721 | toledozoo.org

Don your costumes and bring a bag to collect your treats along the Pumpkin Path (no age restrictions) at the Toledo Zoo. The Little Boo is the pint-sized version for preschoolers—fewer trick-or-treat stations mean your little one’s legs don’t have to go as far to get treats!

Special admission prices apply, check the website for more information.

Saturday, October 24

Halloween at the Market


Ann Arbor Farmers Market
315 Detroit St., Ann Arbor
734-794-6255 | a2gov.org/market 

Kids can wear their costumes, decorate pumpkins, trick-or-treat, and participate in other festive games and activities at the Farmers Market.


Sunday, October 25

18th Annual Family Halloween Party


University of Michigan Natural History Museum
1109 Geddes at North University
734-764-0480 | lsa.umich.edu/ummnh 

The museum gets in the spirit of the season with haunting decor, spooky effects, and some live critters in this family-oriented party. Wear your costume, trick-or treat, and enjoy many hands-on science-oriented activities.


Tuesday, October 27

Not-Too-Scary Halloween Storytime


Chelsea District Library
221 S. Main St., Chelsea
734-475-8732 | chelsea.lib.mi.us

Toddlers and Preschoolers can join youth librarians for an evening of Halloween stories, songs and crafts. Come in costume ready to hunt for treats throughout the library!


Thursday, October 29

Preschool Halloween Storytime

10:30 am and 1pm

Saline District Library
555 N Maple Rd., Saline
734-429-5450 | saline.lib.mi.us

Calling all Preschoolers! Come in costume to enjoy stories, a parade, and trick-or-treat through the library. Recommended for ages 2 and up.

Free; preregistration required.

Thursday, October 29

9th Annual Halloween Hootenanny


Zingerman’s Deli
422 Detroit St., Ann Arbor
734-663-3400 | zingermanscommunity.com

Participate in Zingerman’s fall-themed celebration for kids. There will be Pumpkin Drawing, Kooky Cookie Decorating, music, and complimentary snacks. Indulge in a tasty hot dog dinner and purchase donuts or cider. Costumes not required, but encouraged.

$5 in advance/$8 at the door.

Thursday, October 29

Halloween Downtown


Ypsilanti District Library
229 W Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti
734-482-4110 | ypsilibrary.org

Boo to you at the Halloween Downtown festivities. Play a game, indulge in candy or popcorn, and win a book in the Library Plaza. Visit the Boo! Mobile for fun giveaways in the parking lot behind Library Plaza and check out the other Halloween festivities provided by the Downtown Association of Ypsilanti and other organizations.


Thursday-Friday, October 29, 30

Halloween Tiny Tales Time and Storytime


Milan Public Library
151 Wabash St., Milan
734-439-1240 | milanlibrary.org

Two- and three-year-olds can enjoy Tiny Tales Time on Thursday with stories, fingerplays, songs, and crafts; preschoolers ages 3-5 have storytime on Friday. Younger and older siblings welcome on either day.

Free | Registration required

Friday, October 30

24th Annual Boo Bash


Saline Rec Center
1866 Woodland Dr., Saline
734-429-3502 | www.cityofsaline.org/parks

Wear your best costume to the Boo Bash where families will enjoy a trick-or-treat trail, games, dancing, treats, a balloon drop and more.

$9 Early Bird registration ends 10/6; $11 regular registration; $15 day of event if not sold out. Children 2 and under free, but must register.

Friday, October 30

Halloween Celebration for babies and toddlers


Lamaze Family Center
2855 Boardwalk, Ann Arbor
734-973-1014 | lamazefamilycenter.org

Little ghosts and goblins can celebrate a baby-friendly Halloween. Come in costume, play games, make crafts, and eat treats. For a $30 donation, you can also get your ghoul’s picture taken by photographer Julie Morrison. $12/child (call for sibling discount).

Saturday, October 31

Halloween Skate


Veterans Ice Arena
2150 Jackson Ave., Ann Arbor
734-794-6235 | a2gov.org

Skate to the spooky sounds of Halloween while in costume. Best costume prizes awarded.

$5/adult residents, $6/adult nonresidents, $4/youth and senior residents, $5/youth and senior nonresidents. Bring your skates or rent for $3.

Saturday, October 31

Boo Bash


Briarwood Mall
100 Briarwood Circle, Ann Arbor
734-769-9610 | simon.com/mall/briarwood-mall 

Wear your costumes for trick-or-treating around the mall between 5-6pm followed by family activities with magic, clowns, crafts and more until 8pm.