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Wednesday, October 14,2009

Halloween Attractions and Events

by City Pulse

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Bestmaze Get lost in a 20-acre corn maze or a separate, 1/3 mile “Trail of Terror” with more than 60 turns, fog, strobe lights monsters and more. $7-$10, group rates available. 3770 Noble Road, Williamston. $7-$10. Fridays through Sundays through Nov. 1. www.bestmaze.com.


Haunted Firehouse Hosted by Boy Scout Troop 63. Proceeds benefit the troop’s general fund. $3. 6-10 p.m. Oct. 16, 17, 23, 29, 30 & 31. 627 E. Grand River Ave., Williamston. (517) 349-8340. Phantasmagoria Terrordome Scream yourself hoarse in one of three haunts inside, from 3-Dmentia to Purgatory. 7 p.m. – midnight Fridays & Saturdays; 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Sundays; 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. Oct. 22 & 29; 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Oct. 28. $10-$15. Fun Tyme Adventure Park, 3384 James Phillips Drive, Okemos. (517) 882-FEAR. www.lansinghuantedhouse.com


Rowe’s Pumpkin Patch Family-friendly Halloween fun with a corn maze, farm markets and, of course, pumpkins. Corn maze admission is $6, FREE for 3 and younger. Corn maze after dark: 6-10 p.m. Oct. 23, 24, 30 & 31. $6, FREE for 3 and younger. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Wednesday – Friday, noon – 6 p.m. Saturday & Sunday. 4047 W. Columbia Road, Mason. (517) 676- 9360. www.rowespumpkinpatch.com.


Shawhaven Farm’s Haunted Barn & Wagon of Fear Also featuring a corn maze, dead maze and last ride burial similutar. $5 - $20. A percentage of proceeds go to Angel House._7 – 10 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays in October. Shawhaven Farm, 1826 Rolfe Road, Mason. (517) 676-1649.


Sundance Haunted House and Hayride Scare up some fun with a spook house, scary hayride or both. $7-$15, group rates available. 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. Thursday – Saturday through Oct. 31. Sundance Riding Stables, 9250 Nixon Road, Grand Ledge. (517) 627-5500. www.sundanceridingstables. com.


The Terrorfied Forest & Manor Double your fright in both the haunted woods as well as the terrifying manor. Not for the faint of heart. 8 p.m. – midnight Fridays & Saturdays; 8 p.m. – 11 p.m., Oct. 11, 18, 22, 25, 29. $7- $20. 145 Swarthout Road, Pinckney. (734) 878-0018. http:// www.terrorfied.com/.




Oct. 23


Dog Trick-Or-Treating Dogs get a chance to dress up and go trick-ortreating at Old Town businesses with this annual event. Local radio personality Tim Barron will host a costume contest and hand out prizes for the best dressed dogs. 4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. FREE. Old Town, at the corner of Grand River Avenue and Turner Street, Lansing. (517) 853-8313. www.gone2thedogs. biz.




Oct. 24


Boo at the Zoo Wear your costume and enjoy face painting, crafts, hay rides, animal presentations, a bake sale, the Boo tunnel, a new pumpkin launching game and more. Noon – 4 p.m. $4 Lansing residents, $10 nonresidents, $2 ages 16 and younger. Potter Park Zoo, 1301 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing. (517) 483-4221. www.potterparkzoo.org.


Candy Land Trail Kids can meet the characters from the board game Candy Land in this Halloween tradition offered by Lansing Parks and Recreation Department. 1 – 4 p.m. $5 per child. Fenner Nature Center, 2020 Mt. Hope Ave., Lansing. (517) 483-4277


Dog Trick-or-Treating Dogs and their families are invited to trick-or-treat at participating stores in downtown Williamston. Proceeds benefit For Better Independence Assistance and Therapy Dogs. Dogs can compete in bobbing for apples, cakewalks and pet agility contests. Competitions include best trick, best costume and dog-owner look alike. $15 per dog in advance, $20 the day. 2 – 4 p.m. trick-or-treat, 3 – 6 p.m. fun in McCormick Park. (517) 589-0477. www. forbetterindependence.org.


Halloween Costume and Dance Featruing a costume contest, raffle and music by Los Carnales. $10 per person, $7 in costume. 18 , 21 and under need to attend with adult. 9 p.m. – 1:30 a.m. Sky Lanes, 5141 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Lansing. (517) 775-6630.


Tricks & Treats Family Halloween party with games, prizes and free cider and donuts. FREE admission, game tickets two for $1. 3 – 6 p.m. Sky Lanes, 5141 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Lansing. (517) 775-6630.


Victorian Halloween Celebration Play divination games, participate in a bat-throwing competition, search for buried treasure and make a snake to take home. 1 – 4 p.m. $3, $2 for those in costume. Walker Tavern Historic Site, 13220 M-50, Brooklyn. (517) 467-4401.




Oct. 25


Boo at the Zoo Noon – 4. p.m. (please see details Oct. 24)


Halloween Spooktacular! Family Concert. Conductor Timothy Muffitt leads the Lansing Symphony Orchestra through a Halloween themed program. 3 p.m. $10-$15. East Lansing High School Auditorium, 509 Burcham, East Lansing. (517) 487- 5001. www.lansingsymphony.org.


Haunted History Families can come in costume to enjoy spooky tales, old-fashioned Halloween games and more. 1 - 5 p.m. $5, FREE for children under 3. Michigan Library and Historical Center, 702 W. Kalamazoo St., Lansing. (517) 241-4060.




Oct. 27


Zombie Night Celebrate the living dead with a zombie dance party, gaming corner and zombie pin-up photo shoot. Wear your best zombie getup for a chance to win prizes in the costume contest. 7 p.m. Schuler Books & Music, 2820 Towne Center Blvd., Lansing. (517) 316-7801x210 or www.schulerbooks.com.




Oct. 29


Great Pumpkin Walk The city of East Lansing and downtown businesses invite families to bring children in full costume for trick-or-treating at more than 50 downtown merchants. 5- 7 p.m. Downtown East Lansing. www.cityofeastlansing.com.


Halloween at Eastwood Towne Center Featuring trick-or-treating, donuts, cider, face painting and more. 4 – 6 p.m. FREE. Eastwood Towne Center, 3000 Preyde Blvd., Lansing. (517) 316-9209.


Pumpkin Decorating Day Decorate a pumpkin to take home. 3 p.m. FREE. Downtown Lansing Library, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 367-6346.


Safe Halloween MSU’s Greek Life hosts this Halloween carnival for ages 12 and younger, complete with trickor-treating, games, costume contest and more. 5 – 7 p.m. FREE. MAC Avenue between Burcham Drive and Elizabeth Street, East Lansing. (248) 410- 9828.




Oct. 30


Fall Fun Fest Featuring a trick-or-treat trail, costume contests, crafts, pumpkin decorating and more. 4 – 6:30 p.m. FREE. GM Lansing Delta Township Plant Habitat, 8175 Millett Highway, Lansing. (248) 756-3840. www. lansing jaycees.org.




Oct. 31


Halloween Adventures Featuring a Halloween fun house, crafts, a pumpkin pi'ata and more. 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. $5 per child, FREE for accompanying adults. Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta Road, Okemos. (517) 349-3866.


Halloween Costume Contest Uncle John’s Cider Mill invites kids to compete for coolest costume. 1 p.m. FREE to enter. Prizes for top three. Age groups: 1-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12. 8614 N. US-127, St. Johns. (989) 224-3686. www.ujcidermill.com.


Halloween Swim Opening swimming with a holiday twist, including decorations, Halloween activities and treats. $2 per person, $10 max per family. Noon -1 p.m. Southside Community Center, Lansing.


Meridian Mall trick-or-treating Sweets handed out store-to-store, while they last. FREE. 4 – 6 p.m. Meridian Mall, Okemos.


Spartan Spooktacular Featuring the Michigan Statue University Wind Symphony, Symphony Band and Jazz Octet I joined by jazz vocalist Sunny Wilkinson and her quartet, along with percussionist Gwendolyn Burgett Thrasher. The grand finale will feature the Spartan Marching Band. Kids and costumes welcome. $10-$12. Wharton Center’s Cobb Great Hall. 1 (800) WHARTON. www.whartoncenter.com.


Spooktacular Halloween Party Kids can and enjoy a safe and fun Halloween party with trick-or-treating, a spooky train ride, pumpkin carving contest and many fun fall activities. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Peacock Road Tree Farm,11354 Peacock Road, Laingsburg. (517) 651-6198 or www.peacockroadtreefarm.com.


Trunk or Treat Kids can go trunk-to-trunk collecting candy in the Mason First Church of the Nazarene parking lot. 6 – 8 p.m. FREE. 415 E. Maple St., Mason.

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