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Celebrate Halloween in Grand Rapids


By Francesca Tysse – Collegiate Staff

During the season of autumn, Grand Rapids is filled with a variety of fall activities. Why travel great distances to enjoy a scare, apples, a corn maze or hot cider? Here is a list of what to do in town to enhance your fall experience.

Robinettes is a family friendly apple orchard and winery located near the corner of East Beltline and 4 Mile Rd. It consists of plenty activities, like a corn maze and horse drawn hay rides.

The corn maze is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on Saturdays and noon-5:30 p.m. on Sundays. The cost is $6 per person.

Horse drawn hayrides go from 1-5 p.m. on Fridays, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on Saturdays and noon-5:30 p.m. on Sundays.

Robinette’s is located at 3142 4 Mile Rd. in Grand Rapids.

The Haunt is one of the most visited haunted houses in Michigan. This attraction consists of an outdoor maze lit by the moonlight and the haunted house  The Haunt is open from 7:30-11:30 p.m.  Friday and Saturday, 7:30-9:30 p.m. on Sunday and Thursdays and 7:30-10 p.m. on Halloween. General admission tickets are $20. The Haunt is located off I-96, at 2070 Waldorff St. NW #2.

The Grand Rapids Children’s Museum is hosting a family “Trick or Treat” event.  The children are able to dress up while decorating a treat bag, creating halloween themed art projects, playing with monster slime and trick or treat throughout the museum. The event will take place 5-8 p.m. Thursday, October 29. The cost will be $1.75 per person. The museum is located at 11 Sheldon Ave.

“Halloween: Musical Parody” will be showing at Dog Story Theatre, a theatrical performance inspired by the 1978 film “Halloween.” The story is centered on serial killer Michael Myers returning home to terrorize his little sister. Performances start at 3 p.m. on Oct. 22-24 and 29-31, 8 p.m., October 25. Student tickets are only $8. The theatre is located at 7 Jefferson Ave.

The Intersection is hosting another Mega ‘80s night but with a halloween theme this time, Spooktacular. This event for 21 + and everyone is encouraged to dress up. The event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015. Doors will open at 8 p.m. and close at 2 a.m. Advance tickets are $12. The cost goes up to $15 the day of the show. The location of the Intersection is 133 Grandville Ave. SW.

Halloween on Ionia this year will consist of beer, a costume contest, live bands, food, heated tents and more Halloween night. The outdoor event will take place on Ionia St. between Fulton and Oakes. Tickets purchased prior to the event scheduled from 3 p.m.-midnight are $15 prior to the event and $20 at the gate.

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Chris is dual enrolled at Ferris State University, studying Computer Information Systems. He has earned his Web Design & Development and Web Technical Support certificates from Grand Rapids Community College. In addition to managing The Collegiate Live, he also designs the print and e-print editions of the publication. In what would otherwise be his spare time, he enjoys picking apart politics, sci-fi and comic books and works as a student tutor in the ATC Open Computer Lab.


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