Details: West Michigan’s best-known haunted attractions is back for it’s 13th year. Screams of terror make their way back on October 4 with over 20,000 square feet of rooms, scenes, mazes and terrifying creepers, including “Madness”, “3D Coulrophobia”, and the all new “Ghost Town” maze. Tickets range from $20 to $30 with discounts for groups available.
Hours/Dates of Operations: Oct. 4 and 5, 10 to 13, 17 to 20, 23 and Nov. 2; 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Location: 2070 Waldorf St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544
Details: Delve into the mind-altering attractions, “Psych Ward” and “Nightmares”, at the Haunt Park at the Kalamazoo Speedway. With new disturbing methods of dismemberment and bloodletting, the Haunt Park will force you to confront your darkest dreams and inner demons. Intended for ages 12 and older. Tickets for the two attractions are $15.
Hours/Dates of Operation: Oct. 4 and 5 (7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.), 11 and 12 (7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.), 17 (7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.), 18 and 19 (7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.), 24 (7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.), 25 and 26 (7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.), 30 and 31 (7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.)
Location: 7656 Ravine Rd., Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Details: Wagon hayrides, apples, an enchanted pumpkin ride, petting zoo, coaster slide area, and spooktacular family fun awaits you at Klackle Orchards for Fall Family Fun Days and Weekends. Admission is $6 per person.
Hours/Dates of Operation: Sept. 7 through Oct. 29; Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m..
Location: 11466 W Carson City Rd., Greenville, MI 48838
Post Family Farm
Details: Saturdays of hayrides, pumpkin patch, pumpkin train rides, farm animals, corn maze, craft games, and fun at the Post Family Farm. The admission to the wonder and adventure is $7 wristbands for activities per person.
Hours/Dates of Operation: Mid-September through Halloween; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m..
Location: 5081 Bauer Rd., Hudsonville, MI 49426
Halloween at Ionia
Details: The first time event featuring the largest cash prize for best costume in the state at $6,000, heated tents, live DJs, games, haunting beverages, and more entice all at McFadden’s. Tickets are $10 in advance. The event is on Oct. 26, 2013.
Hours: 2 p.m. to Midnight
Location: 58 Ionia St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The Famous Pumpkin Train
Details: Feast your eyes on The Great Pumpkin, as well as Scarecrow and Little Crow on the thrilling Coopersville & Marne Railway, while local actress Eva Swietec and her cast sing and dance during the approximately 1hr.15min. ride. At the end, each child may pick a pumpkin from the patch to take home with them. Admission is $15.50 adults, $14.50 seniors, and $13.50 for children.
Hours/Dates of Operation: Sept. 28, Oct. 5 and 12 (departs at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.); Oct. 19 and 26 (departs at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., & 3 p.m.); Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20, and 27 (departs 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.)
Location: 311 Dunforth St., Coopersville, MI 49404
Movies in the Park
Details: Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. continues its Movies in the Park series at Ah-Nab-Awen Park. The family-friendly film Hocus Pocus begins at dusk, followed by the Rocky Horror Picture Show for teens and adults. Admission to this event is free for all.
Hours/Dates of Operation: Friday, Oct. 25 through Halloween, starts at 5:30 p.m..
Location: Pearl St. & Front Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
By Jessica Langowski