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.
Grown Up Fun (Not recommended for little ones)
Depot to Depot: Self Guided Fall Color Tour and Contest
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!
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!
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.
Trick or treating, pumpkin decorating, games with prizes, superheroes, and princesses! All at the Muskegon Farmers Market
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
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.
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
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.
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!
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
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
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
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.
👻 Halloween at the Getty Drive In
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
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