Fun Fall Events in West Michigan
October & November
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Local Corn Mazes & Pumpkin Patches:
Lewis Farm Market & Petting Zoo
4180 W. M-20, New Era. (231) 861-5730. Corn Maze opens in early September with other fall activities in full swing by mid-September. Featuring The Apple Express, Barrel Train, Pumpkin Moon Walk, jumping pillow, and pedal carts. U-pick apples and pumpkins for additional charge. Special music is performed some weekends. Visit VisitLewisFarms.com for more information.
8400 N. US 31, Free Soil. (231) 464-5534. Wagon rides, corn maze, u-pick pumpkin patch, apple cannons, and more. 11am-5pm Saturdays and Sundays from September 28th-October 27th. Visit OrchardMarket.us for more information.
Fun Fall Events Currently Scheduled in Mason County
September 20th-October 4thOctoberfest Craft Beer & Music Festival has been canceled but new events have taken its place, including a Scarecrow Walk, Soup Challenge, Beers for Peers, and Apple Fundraiser. For more information, visit downtownludington.org
Friday, October 2nd-Saturday, October 3rdHarvest Hootenanny for campers at Kibby Creek Campground- 4900 W. Deren Rd. in Ludington. The event includes cider, donuts, hayrides, magic pumpkin planting, tie dye trick-or-treat bags, trick-or-treating, and a spooky nature walk Saturday night! Visit kibbycreek.com to reserve your campsite.
Friday, October 2nd-Sunday, October 4th AND Friday, October 9th-Sunday, October 11thHalloween Weekend for campers at Ponchos Pond- 5335 W. Wallace Rd. in Ludington. The event includes trick-or-treating, a site decorating contest, kids’ pumpkin carving, costume contest and more. Visit poncho.com to reserve your campsite.
Friday, October 2nd-Sunday, October 4thHalloween at the Station for campers at Vacation Station RV Resort- 5061 W. US 10 in Ludington. The event includes spooky train rides, pumpkin decorating, trick-or-treating, and a site decorating contest. Visit vacationstationrvresort.com to reserve your campsite.
Tuesday, October 6th, 3:30pmHalloween Hayride, Costume Contest and Potluck Dinner at Circle Rocking "S" Children's Farm 5487 Tuttle Rd. in Free Soil. Bring treats, a dish to pass, and your own beverages and table service. Must RSVP to (231) 462-3732.
Fridays, October 9th & 16thHalloween at Henry's for campers at Henry's Landing- 701 S. Scottville Rd. in Scottville. The event includes pumpkin carving, costumes, trick-or-treating, and campsite decorating! Visit henryslanding.com to reserve your campsite. Event is COVID dependent.
Saturday, October 10th, 3:30-6:30pmHappy Hour History Hunt at the Historic White Pine Village- 1687 S. Lakeshore Dr. in Ludington. Solve fun riddles to find collection pieces throughout the buildings at Historic White Pine Village. Need help tracking down an artifact? Purchase a clue from one a Clue Captain, and you'll be on your way to finding that unique artifact. Admission is $25 per person and includes delicious hor d'oeuvres, cash bar provided by Jamesport Brewing Company, and Apple Dumplings. Music provided by Third Coast Swing. Please RSVP by October 2nd.
Fridays, October 16th & 23rd and Saturdays, October 10th, 17th, and 24th; 7:30-11:30pmCamp Sauble Cages of Carnage Haunted Prison- 4058 E. Free Soil Rd. in Free Soil. $10/person entry fee benefits local fire departments. Now handicapped accessible and with 2 trails to follow. Not recommended for small children.
Friday, October 9th-Sunday, October 11thHalloween Weekend for campers at Ponchos Pond - 5335 W. Wallace Rd. in Ludington. The event includes trick-or-treating, a site decorating contest, kids’ pumpkin carving, costume contest and more. Visit poncho.com to reserve your campsite.
Saturday, October 17th, Time TBAHaunted Forest to benefit Connexion Point, Inc. at Cartier Park- 1254 N. Lakeshore Dr. in Ludington. $5/person or $20/family. Not recommended for small children. Drive through.
Fridays, October 23rd & 30th from 7-10pm; Saturday, October 24th from 7-10pm; AND Saturday, October 31st from 6-10pmHarvey's Haunted Garage- 320 S. Madison Ave. in Custer. Haunted maze, family friendly, and free for all. Safeguards will be in place.
Saturday, October 31st, Time TBARun For Your Lives 5K/10K/Half in Downtown Ludington.
Fun Fall Events Traditionally Held in Mason County
Mason County Mutts Halloween SpooktacularMedilodge of Ludington- 1000 E. Tinkham Ave. Bring your pets dressed in costume. Costume contest and lots of prizes.
Friends of the Ludington State Park Fall CelebrationLudington State Park Beach House. The event includes a horse-drawn wagon ride, doughnut holes, apple juice, music by The Road Less Traveled, a beach campfire and the beautiful views at the Lake Michigan Beach House. The event is sponsored by Friends of Ludington State Park in conjunction with Ludington State Park and Soberalski Farm's Draft Horses of Pere Marquette Township. There is no cost to attend with the Michigan Recreation Passport but donations to and membership with the Friends of the Ludington State Park are encouraged.
Fall Fest WeekendMason County Reformed Church- 45 S. Amber Rd. in Ludington. Admission is free and open to the public. Lve music, chili cookoff, Pig Roast and family fun!
Dolloween Art by Laurie CareyBarley & Rye- 107 W. Ludington Ave. in Ludington.
Haunted Hayride to benefit Connexion Point, Inc.Cartier Park- 1254 N. Lakeshore Dr. in Ludington. $5/person or $20/family. Not recommended for small children.
Halloween Hustle 1-Mile RaceBeginning at the Cartier Park Gazebo- 1254 N. Lakeshore Dr. in Ludington. 1 Mile Fun Run for students in Grades K-5 at Cartier Park. Runners will begin and end at the gazebo. Drivers must enter from Lakeshore Drive.
Pumpkin PaloozaLudington Library- 217 E. Ludington Ave. and the Scottville Library- 204 E. State St. Pumpkin-flavored everything, games, crafts, and all kinds of fun. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
Safe Harbor Credit Union's Annual Halloween ParadeBeginning at the Mason County Courthouse- 304 E. Ludington Ave. Games and activities before the parade.
Boy Scout Troop 1190 Haunted HouseCommunity Church- 109 N. Harrison in Ludington.
Spooky Slow RollNight-time bicycle ride, which makes its way around town for about 5 miles. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes, and others will be raffled, to those who are brave enough to ride. Expect surprises.
Halloween Charity Event at Photography by Sue Brown1676 W. Hansen Road, Scottville. Free photo with donation to United Way of Mason County
Halloween Party hosted by West Shore PrideFood, music, games, and more with LGBTQ+ friends and allies. All ages welcome.
Fun Fall Events Currently Scheduled in Oceana County
Every Saturday in October, 8pmHaunted Acres- 7970 W. Park Rd. in New Era. Corn maze and zombie shooting gallery. Three attractions: Field of Screams, Corn Maze Craze, and Vertigo. $20 to enter. Fresh cider, food, and merchandise available for purchase. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Free parking.
Saturday, October 10thOktoberfest Downtown Pentwater. Bingo, Comedy Night, Kids Activities, Entertainment Tent, and more.
Fun Fall Events Traditionally Held in Oceana County
Special Event WeekendsLewis Farm Market & Petting Zoo- 4180 W. M-20 in New Era.
Sam Adams SteinfestGolden Sands Golf & Bucket Bar- 2501 Wilson Rd. in Silver Lake. Keg Rolling/Throwing, Stein Hoisting, and more!
Shadows in the Shedd265 E. Tyler Rd. in Hart. Three attractions for $10: the Carnival Tunnel, The Maze of Dr Morell and The SHEDD.
Fun Fall Events Traditionally Held in Manistee County
Carferry.com or call (231) 723-3587. Located at 99 Arthur Street (US 31).
Onekama Fall FestivalOnekama Village Park. Craft and food vendors, inflatables, kids activities, fun run, pet parade, and more! Visit onekama.info for more information.
Stay tuned for updated information on fun fall events happening in 2020!
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For more activities & attractions, check out these additional links for Things to Do in West Michigan:
Have Fun in Manistee, Michigan -- Explore Manistee's historic downtown district and riverwalk, hike the Manistee National Forest, canoe on the Manistee River, and more.
Hamlin Lake -- Just 4 miles north of Ludington, Hamlin Lake is a great destination for boating, fishing and climbing dunes! The Hamlin Lake shoreline is also part of the Ludington State Park.
Silver Lake Sand Dunes -- Visiting the Silver Lake Sand Dunes makes for a terrific vacation because you can take your off-road vehicle for a spin on the scenic sand dunes overlooking Lake Michigan and Silver Lake.
Things to Do in Pentwater, Michigan -- Nothing is quite like the quaint, artsy, harbortown village of Pentwater. Don't miss the popular Charles Mears State Park beach on Pentwater's Lake Michigan shoreline.
Lots of Activities in Scottville, Michigan -- Explore the Riverside Park along the National Scenic Pere Marquette River.
Canoeing or Fishing on the Pere Marquette River -- Many boat liveries offer canoe rentals.
Also, check out West Michigan Guides and our locally produced WestMichigan.MichBiz.com directory for our largest lists of Things to Do in West Michigan.