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Make Muskegon County your Ghoulish Great Lakes Getaway! This Lake Michigan beach-town offers truly unique options during the season of spookiness.

The chills and thrills range from historical to hysterical.  Beneath our canopy of autumn colored leaves, you will find “not too frightful” fun for the little ones, eerie entertainment for the entire family, and ghostly good-times for the grownups.

Keep reading to find the best places to celebrate the harvest time holiday.

Event Symbols:
👻 All Ages
🎃 Kid Friendly
🍂  Grown Up Fun (Not recommended for little ones)

👻 Depot to Depot: Self Guided Fall Color Tour and Contest
October 1-23
Visit Muskegon presents the 17th Annual “Depot to Depot Fall Color Tour” This October we invite you to celebrate the vibrant colors of our woods, dunes and water…and win prizes!

September 25 – October 31
Hit the hay, pick a pumpkin, meander in the maze, make memories and fill your fall days with fun at Lewis Adventure Farm and Zoo!

👻 Muskegon Farmers Outdoor Market
Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 8 am – 2 pm
Get your pick of the harvest at the second largest outdoor farmers market in Michigan!

👻 South Pierhead Light Autumn Tours
Saturdays 2-5 p.m
Climb to the top of the Muskegon South Pierhead Light for a view of the fall colors you won’t soon forget

🍂 After Dark Tours
October 1 and 16
Wind your way through all five floors of this Victorian era mansion in the dark at the the Hackley and Hume Historic Site.

October 1 & 2
Play the game of Clue LIVE at the Hackley and Hume Historic Site! Work with your team to determine who killed the victim; which spooky room the crime occurred, and which deadly weapon was used.
👻 Aquastar Sunset Cruise
October 2, 3, 9, 10, 15, 16 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Set sail on a sunset cruise and you won’t know which way to look! Over the water at the setting sun – or to land for the fall colors.
🎃 Halloween BASH

October 5
Trick or treating, pumpkin decorating, games with prizes, superheroes, and princesses! All at the Muskegon Farmers Market

October 7
A walking tour that features lore, legends, scandals and stories of allegedly haunted downtown landmarks. Led by those who know their history; the Lakeshore Museum Center.
🍂 Hackley Attic Escape Room
October 8 and 22

Experience the Hackley House as you never have before! For many years, the Hackley Attic has been a mysterious place for visitors. Now it is up to you and your closest friends to escape a Victorian storage room filled with puzzles, locks, and riddles.

👻 25th Annual Pumpkinfest
October 9
White Lake is all about pumpkins as they celebrate 25 years of Pumpkinfest. Featuring the celebrated Pumpkin Roll, this is a full-day of family-friendly, pumpkin-inspired events, contests, pumpkin painting, pumpkin pie, bake sale, apple cider mill, food vendors, Farmer’s Market, Arts & Crafts fair, and more!

👻 City of the Dead Muskegon: Virtual Tour
October 09 October 31
Presented virtually for 2021, City of the Dead is a historical tour of Muskegon’s oldest city-owned cemetery and shares the history of its residents. A full cast, garbed in time-period clothing, guides visitors through the spellbinding stories, architectural monuments and towering trees of Evergreen Cemetery.

👻 Fall Colors Walking Tour
Explore the Autumn colors as you enjoy a walk in the woods at P.J. Hoffmaster State Park. Hackley Public Library is your guide on this hike from the Gillette Visitor Center out to the beach. You can’t beat these views!

October 15
Bring your little pumpkin for a fun pumpkin themed afternoon of painting pumpkins, activities,pumpkin-carving contest, and even using a trebuchet to smash pumpkins against the Lakeshore Museum Center!

👻 All Access Tours of the Hackley and Hume Historic Homes
October 15, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
It gets a little spooky when you get to explore behind the closed doors, attics, porches, and basements of two big ol’ mansions!

👻 Halloween BASH 
October 16
Find frightful fun for the family at the Muskegon Farmer’s Market and Western Market chalets. There will be trick or treating, pumpkin decorating, games, and prizes. Plus, Critter Barn, superheroes, and princesses will be there. 

October 16
Find all your favorite fall items at the The Garden Shed, a charming attraction nestled in the autumn kissed hills. Cut your own flower bouquet, find hand-crafted gifts in the rustic shed or purchase home-grown produce.

🍂  Flashlight Tour
October 16
Explore the Hackley and Hume Historic Site in a completely new light! On this guided tour, your group will make its way through 5 floors of the site as you illuminate the objects you want to know more about. Your guide will also share fun, quirky, and creepy facts along the way!

October 17
Bring the family to the Frauenthal Theater, a historic gem of a former movie house to see this stop-motion animated musical fantasy Halloween favorite on the big screen.

👻 Spookley Weesies Brothers Garden Center Fall Events
October 2 – 30 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays
For just $8 per person enjoy fun fall activities and pick a pumpkin! Ride the Pumpkin Express down to the pumpkin patch where you can pick your very own pumpkin to take home. Take a stroll through the Timber Trail and see if you can find Spookley and all his friends. The Barrel Train Ride is perfect for the littlest pum’kins. They will also love Weesiesville Playground and Spookleys Maze.

👻 Spooktacular Night Out with Big Brothers, Big Sisters at Getty Drive-In

Don’t you love fun for a good cause! Here’s a festive night sure to fill that bill with trunk-or-treat, costume contest, games, showing of the new animated film Ron’s Gone Wrong. Participants will receive a t-shirt, medium drink, and popcorn! All proceeds raised go directly in supporting BBBSL’s one-to-one youth mentoring programs for Muskegon, Ottawa, Oceana, and Mason County.

👻 Ghost Hunting at HPL – with the Great Lakes Ghost Hunters

🎃 Hackley Attic Escape Room

🍂 Jazz Age Jeopardy Murder Mystery

Gather your team of sleuth-y friends together at the Muskegon Area District Library-North Muskegon Branch for a night of food, fun, jazz…and murder! Who did it? You’ll have to play to find out. 
🍂  Trail of Terror
October 22nd 23rd 29th and 30th
Trail of Terror lays claim to being West Michigan’s #1 haunted house for 17 years! Are you brave enough to attend one of their four shows this year?
👻 October Saturdays: Fall into Painting
October 23
The leaves are changing colors all around us. Visit the Lakeshore Museum Center to learn about the science behind this color change – and make your own painted trees to take home.

🎃 Halloween at the Light
October 23, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Free trick or treating and a climb to the top of the Muskegon South Pierhead Light tower for little goblins who come in costume!

👻 Muskegon County Fairgrounds Fall Festival
October 23
Bring your family and friends to the Muskegon County Fairgrounds Fall Festival for food vendors, outdoor games, a costume contest, carnival rides, pumpkin decorating, cider, donuts, trick or treating, arts, crafts and more!

👻 Trunk or Treat
October 27
Muskegon 4-H & JCI Greater Muskegon invites little goblins to a Trunk or Treat at the Muskegon County Fairgrounds. Families are encouraged to dress up for the event and vote in the car decorating contest.

🍂 Midnight at the Masquerade Murder Mystery
October 27
Will you be the life of the party? Will you be alive after the party! Join this interactive Murder Mystery Party at the Norton Shores Library, presented by The Murder Mystery Company of Grand Rapids! Costumes welcomed.

October 29 and 30
Immerse yourself in the practices and traditions of death and dying in the Victorian Era on this candlelit evening tour through two Queen Ann style mansions. Travel back in time to explore the deaths, funerals, and autopsies that occurred in both houses at the Hackley and Hume Historic Site!
October 29 and 30
Find your way out of the Lakeshore Museum at night – when it comes alive with ghosts and ghouls of the past and present. Test your luck as you navigate your way out a maze of misfortune as the Museum comes alive with your worst nightmares.

👻 Halloween at the Getty Drive In
October 30
Only 9 drive-in theaters remain scattered throughout the state of Michigan, and one is found here in Muskegon! And this October you can bring your little monsters to the Getty Drive In Trunk or Treat

👻 Día de los Muertos – Celebrating the Day of the Dead
November 1
Experience a FREE celebration of Día de los Muertos at this Hackley Library drop in program. Learn about this Mexican-American holiday with activities, take home craft kits, a storybook read and a Día de los Muertos Dress Contest. Prizes will be awarded to the winners.

To find more information on all these events and more, head over to our Calendar of Events 

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