Monday, October 11, 2010

Halloween Events in Wayne and Oakland County


Hallowe'en in Greenfield Village
Time slots every 30 mins. from 6:30-9 p.m. (8 p.m. Sundays)
Oct. 8-10, Oct. 15-17 and Oct. 22-24
20900 Oakwood, The Henry Ford, Dearborn
Step back in time to a turn-of-the-20th century Hallowe’en. Follow an endless path of hand-carved jack-o-lanterns and meet colorful characters along the way. Feel the whoosh as the headless horseman rides by, banter with a clever witch, and make stops at several treat stations spread throughout Greenfield Village. It’s frightfully fun for the whole family! Members of The Henry Ford receive discount admission and an exclusive opportunity to purchase tickets in advance.
MEMBER ADULT age 13 & up, $12.75MEMBER YOUTH age 3-12, $12.75NON-MEMBER ADULT $15NON-MEMBER YOUTH $15CHILDREN 2 & under are freeParking is $5 per vehicle.

15th Annual Great Lakes Regional Chili Cookoff
11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 10
Downtown Plymouth
Events include chili cookoff, kids activites, a bike show, line dancing, a live band, hotdog eating contest.

Great Pumpkin Caper
5:30 to 7 p.m., Oct. 28
Downtown businesses and on Penniman Ave. near Kellogg Park, Plymouth
Trick-or-Treating in downtown businesses. A costume contest will be held in Kellogg Park. Contact: 734-453-1540
Zoo Boo
6, 6:30, 7, 7:30 and 8 p.m. on Oct. 15-17, Oct. 22-24 and Oct. 29-31
Detroit Zoo, Royal Oak
A merry-not-scary Halloween celebration with a cleverly decorated half-mile trick-or-treat trail through the Zoo. Live, friendly entertainment in the Zoo Boo Revue tent, and little ones will be delighted to try their luck at the Ghouly Games Tent. Stop by the Haunted Reptile House and visit the ghosts and goblins who have made it their home for the holiday season. Tickets are $7 for ages 2 and up.

Boo Bash
12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 3 to 5:30 p.m., Oct. 23
Heritage Park Day Camp Building, Farmington Hills
Activities including face painting, hayrides, s’mores, and “candy free” trick or treat stations. Our special show is Basically Bats. This creative program will intrigue and educate, while teaching children not to be afraid of bats and to understand the beneficial things they do. Live bats are shown including small bats and a larger fruit bat. Don’t forget to wear your favorite costume! Register early. Ages: Preschool-3rd grade and parents. Fee: $14 Resident Discounted Fee: $9 (for children and parents). Registration Deadline: Oct 8

2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 24
Downtown Royal Oak
Parents are encouraged to bring their children in their Halloween costumes for trick-or-treating at downtown businesses. There are special activities and deals at many stores, too. Downtown businesses offering special activities include: nail painting... and crazy hair do’s at Alex Emilio Salon; pumpkin bowling at Baskin Robbins; face painting, tattoos and “spooky manicures” at Douglas J; games on the front lawn of First United Methodist Church; pumpkin cookie decorating and costume fashion show at Gayles Chocolates, Plinko at Kids Planet; face and nail painting at O’Tooles; trunk-or-treating and a haunted hallway at St. Paul’s Lutheran school and Halloween tattoos at Stagecrafters.

74th Annual Birmingham Halloween Parade and 17th Annual Pumpkin Patch
1 to 4 p.m., Oct. 24
The Community House, Birmingham.
The 17th Annual Pumpkin Patch will be held on the terrace of The Community House on Merrill St. Activities will include moon bounces, healthy refreshments, fantastic crafts, cookie decorating, and spooktacular games for children of all ages. The Community House Dance Academy will perform and Baldwin Library will have a non-scary story time and magician. Attendees are encouraged to wear costumes.74th Annual Birmingham Halloween Parade presented by the Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber at 4 p.m. at the corner of Bates and Martin. Open to all, no RSVP required, and FREE!


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