Fall decor fills the stores and yards.Here are just a few of the entertainment options available this month:
- The Haunted Forest at Camp Fish Tales in Pinconning The forest at 2177 E. Erickson Road in Pinconning is open for brave tourists from 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 22, 23, and 24. Kid-friendly tours are offered until 8:30 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for kids 13 and under. All proceeds from ticket sales go to the camp to provide scholarships, maintenance, and programming.
- If running through haunted spaces is more your style, then stop at Camp Fish Tales on Oct. 23 for a 7 to 9 p.m. Moonlight 5K Run. Bring your headlamps for the moonlight run. All runners receive pint glasses and those 21 and over get a ticket for a Bloody Mary bar. The race is $25 for adults and $15 for kids 17 and under.
- Fall in Michigan isn’t just about spooky stuff. The Bay City State Park, 3582 State Park Drive, invites everyone to Mother Nature’s Halloween Trail. The event takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 9. Bring the kids. The event features costumed volunteers providing information about misunderstood animals such as bats, wolves, and spiders.
- At Warmbier Farms, 5300 Garfield in Auburn, you can enjoy a corn maze from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays. On Oct. 16 and 23, the farm will open its corn maze for night tours between 6 and 9 p.m. Admission is $5. (The farm also sells home décor and garden items throughout the week.)
- On Oct. 30, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., show up in costume in Downtown Bay City for its Treats & Treasures event. You’re invited to trick or treat at your favorite businesses plus vote on the annual scarecrow contest. Don’t miss the costume parade beginning at 2 p.m. in Wenonah Park.
Fall brings a new round of seasonal activities to the Great Lakes Bay Region.Not everyone looks forward to the crisp days and nights of fall, so here are a few options for those who want to enjoy the season inside:
- During the Halloween Haunt-Cert on Oct. 30, you can enjoy Halloween music performed by a quartet from the Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra. The 3 p.m. event will be held at the State Theatre, 913 Washington Ave. Admission is $3 for children 13 and under; $5 for adults; and $10 for a family of four. You’ll enjoy music ranging from movies such as “Harry Potter,” and “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” to classic pieces.
- On Oct. 23, Studio 23/The Arts Center, 901 N. Water St., offers a Candle-Making Workshop with Dark Candles. The workshop is from 5 to 8 p.m. and the registration fee includes all materials and instructions. Come early and take advantage of a Curiosities and Wonder Exposition featuring vendors, activities, and a craft bar. Registration is $25 for members and $35 for non-members.
If those events aren’t enough for you, then check out the 2021 Family Halloween Guide for the Great Lakes Bay Region from Great Lakes Bay Parents.