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Activities to keep your October frightful


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Forest of Fear

Details: Stroll through dark woods and swamps inhabited by ghouls, ghosts, monsters and other creatures of the night starting Oct. 4. Tickets are $13 for all ages; $8 on Teen Scream Night (10/10). The proceeds will benefit Kentwood Jaycees.

Location: 8758 Patterson Ave SE, Caledonia,MI 49316

Website: http://www.forestoffear.com/


Zombie Prom Apocalypse

Details: The band Yard Sale Underwear will enthral partygoers as part of the Halloween bash. Tickets are $6.66 in advance and $10 the day of. The event is on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013.

Location: 425 W. Western Ave., Muskegon, MI 49440

Website: http://frauenthal.org/?page=eventlist&id=547


Trick or Treat Bash

Details: The Halloween party at the Intersection will have $500 in prizes for the best costume, Helicopter Showdown, DJ Funk, Lady Reign, and more performances to get you through Halloween alive. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the doors. Ages 18 and up are welcome. Event is on Oct. 31, 2013.

Location: 133 Grandville Ave. SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/226396284179608/


Rockford Halloween Party

Details: On Oct. 26 come join in on a night for a Candyland-themed gala of prizes, games, food, DJ, music, dancing, and more. Admission is $5 adults and $1 for children. All proceeds benefit the Children’s Dyslexia Center of West Michigan.

Location: Downtown Rockford

Website: http://rockfordmichamber.com/events/halloween-party/


Thriller! Chiller! Film Festival

Details: See dozens of full-length, shorts, and cult classics at Michigan’s premier film festival celebrating three days (Oct. 24-26) of the Halloween genre at Wealthy Theatre. All-access weekend festival passes are $40; individual event tickets are available as well.

Location: 1130 Wealthy St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Website: http://www.thrillerchiller.com/



Details: The Grand Rapids Ballet Company presents its production of Dracula, a story of love, power, and horror. Performances are at the Wege Theatre and run Oct. 25 to 27 & Oct. 31 to Nov. 2. Tickets range from $12 to $40.

Location: 341 Ellsworth SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Website: www.grballet.com


Zombie Dash

Details: Embark on the wild 5K run through the quarantined area and try to make it the finish line with your life strips still intact, all the while outrunning and dodging countless horrifying zombies along the way. Cost for runners is $45, and zombies are free, but they need to register. Oct. 26, 2013.

Location: Ah-Nab-Awen Park 303 Pearl St., Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Website: http://thezombiedash.com/

By Jessica Langowski

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