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October 2023 Events Calendar

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Featured October Events

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And check out information on Fall Events happening this month, along with your guide to Halloween Parties & Trick or Treating!

October 1-7, 2023

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October 8-14, 2023

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October 15-21, 2023

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October 22-31, 2023

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The following events are from 2022. Stay tuned for information on dates for these events in 2023!

Through October 24th, 2022

Circle Rocking “S” Children’s Farm Scarecrow Contest
The event is free for special needs families, groups, and nursing homes. A $25 fee is requested from businesses or the general public. Participants may be from Mason, Manistee, or Lake Counties and addresses must be clearly marked on judging week. For entry forms, visit circlerockingsfarm.org.

Saturday, October 1st, 2022

MIHA Regional D Equestrian Meet
Caswell Horse Park at the Mason County Fairgrounds- 5302 W. US-31, Ludington.

Saturday, October 1st, 2022
8am-12pm

Mom 2 Mom Sale
Sale of gently used children’s clothing, accessories, toys, and furniture. For more information or to rent a table, visit facebook.com. Cornerstone Baptist Church- 121 Nelson Rd., Ludington. 

Saturday, October 1st, 2022
10am

Onekama Fall Festival 
Craft and food vendors, inflatables, kids activities, fun run, pet parade, and more! Visit onekama.info for more information. Onekama Village Park- Portage Ave., Onekama.

Saturday, October 1st, 2022
12-7pm

Annual Shelby Harvest Festival
Downtown Shelby. For more information, visit shelbyharvestfestival.com.

Saturday, October 1st, 2022
4pm

Steinfest Games
Keg Rolling, Keg Throwing, and more. Golden Sands Golf & Bucket Bar- 2501 N. Wilson Rd., Silver Lake. For more information, call (231) 873-4909.

Saturday, October 1st, 2022
6pm

Stony Lake Therapeutic Riding Center Silent Auction & Line Dance
Event includes pony rides, line dancing, lawn games, and a silent auction all to benefit the center’s programming. Tickets are $10/each or $30/family and can be purchased by emailing aubrey@stonylakestables.com

Fridays & Saturday, September 30th-October 29th, 2022
6pm

Manistee Ghost Ship
on the S.S. City of Milwaukee historic carferry. This is a truly thrilling and scary adventure. Travel through five decks and 72 stairs, some quite steep. Located at 99 Arthur Street (US 31).

Saturdays, October 1st-29th
8-11pm

Haunted Acres
Cost is $20 for three attractions and there will also be food vendors on site and merchandise available for purchase. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Free Parking. 7970 Park Rd., New Era. Call (231) 736-5736 for more information.

Tuesday, October 4th, 2022
3:30pm

Halloween Hayride, Costume Contest, and Potluck
Bring treats, a dish to pass, and your own beverages and table service. Must RSVP by September 30th by calling (231) 462-3732. For more information and printable RSVP, visit circlerockingsfarm.org. Circle Rocking “S” Children’s Farm- 5487 Tuttle Rd. in Free Soil.

Saturdays & Sundays from October 8th-30th, 2022
12-5:45pm

Whovilles Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch
Corn Maze, You Pick Pumpkins, Games, Cider, Donuts, Wagon Rides and more. Call (231) 889-5594 for more information. Calvin Lutz Farms- 8576 Chief Rd., Kaleva.

Saturday, October 8th, 2022
8am-3pm

Pentwater Oktoberfest
Classic Car & Hot Rod Show, Stumble Stout 5k, Entertainment Tent on the Village Green, Chili Cook-Off, Live Polka Music, Yard Games. Downtown Pentwater. 

Saturday, October 8th, 2022
9am-2pm

Holiday Arts & Crafts Market
Call (231) 362-3229 for more information. Kaleva VFW Post 6333- 13300 9 Mile Road, Kaleva. 

Saturday, October 8th, 2022
10am-3pm

Outdoor Craft & Vendor Show
The Village at Grand Traverse Commons- 1200 W. 11th St., Traverse City

Saturday, October 8th, 2022
11am-5pm

Frankfort Fall Festival
Annual festival with fun for the whole family. Visit frankfort-elberta.com for more information.

Saturday, October 8th, 2022
1-5pm

Fall Festival at the Ludington State Park
8800 M-116, Ludington. Event includes horse-drawn wagon rides by Meadow Breeze Farms, music by 80 Cows , beach bonfire, apples, donuts, and cider. Free event but donations are appreciated. 

Saturday, October 8th, 2022
7:30pm

MSU Be-Bop Spartans
West Shore Community College Center Stage Theatre- 3000 N. Stiles Rd., Scottville.

Friday, October 14th, 2022
7:30pm

North Country Opera Folk Musical
Ludington Area Center for the Arts– 107 S. Harrison St., Ludington.

October 15th, 21st, 22nd, 28th, and 29th; 2022
7:30-11pm

Camp Sauble Cages of Carnage Haunted Prison
$10/person entry fee benefits local fire departments. Handicapped accessible and with 2 trails to follow. Not recommended for small children. 4058 E. Free Soil Rd. in Free Soil.

Saturdays, October 15th AND 22nd, 2022
7-9pm

Whovilles Night in the Corn Maze
Come find your way through the corn maze in the dark. Bring your own flashlight. Call (231) 889-5594 for more information. Calvin Lutz Farms- 8576 Chief Rd., Kaleva.

Saturday, October 15th, 2022
7:30pm

Irish Night featuring Crossbow
Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts– 101 Maple St., Manistee. 

Sunday, October 16th, 2022
2pm

Final Sailing of the Season for the S.S. Badger Carferry
Call (800) 841-4243 for reservations.

October 19th-26th, 2022

Pumpkins for Change Pumpkin Decorating Contest
Pumpkins will be available at Betten Baker Ford of Ludington (3045 US 10, Ludington) for a $5 entry fee from October 19th-22nd and can be dropped back off when decorated (no later than October 25th at 6pm). The first place winner receives: 50% of the total entry fees collected (the other 50% will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation). The second place winner receives: gift card to a local business. Winners will be chosen and announced on October 26th to celebrate National Pumpkin Day. For more information, call(231) 845-5111.

SOLD OUT
Friday, October 21st-Sunday, October 23rd; 2022

Picture Perfect Photography Workshop Weekend with Todd & Brad Reed
Space is limited to nine participants and room reservations should be made by calling the Lamplighter at (231) 843-9792.

Saturday, October 22nd, 2022
2-5pm

Haunted Village
Children are encouraged to wear costumes and trick or treat throughout the historic buildings in the village. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $8 for kids age 3-13, and kids under 3 enter free. Historic White Pine Village 1687 S. Lakeshore Dr. in Ludington.

Saturday, October 22nd, 2022
5pm

Historic White Pine Village AND the Port of Ludington Maritime Museum Closes for the Season
Historic White Pine Village– 1687 S. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington. Port of Ludington Maritime Museum– 217 S. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington.

Monday, October 24th, 2022
5pm

Big Point Sable Lighthouse Closes for the Season
Big Point Sable Lighthouse– 880 M-116, Ludington.

Monday, October 24th, 2022
Dusk (7pm-ish)

Sixth Annual Montague Glow Show
Featuring the marching bands of Montague High School, Shelby High School, Whitehall High School, Hesperia High School, and Mona Shores High School. $5 per person and $20 per family. Montague Football Stadium.

Friday, October 28th-Sunday, October 30th; 2022

Advanced Photography Workshop Weekend with Todd & Brad Reed
You must have taken either the virtual or in-person version of the Picture Perfect Weekend Workshop to attend this class. Space is limited to nine participants and room reservations should be made by calling the Lamplighter at (231) 843-9792.

Friday, October 28th, 2022
5:30pm

Spooky Monster Magic Show with Magician Gordon Russ
Ludington Library- 217 E. Ludington Ave., Ludington. Free and open to the public.

Saturday, October 29th, 2022
9am

Run for Your Lives 5k/10k
Wear a costume, if you wish, and have fun with this holiday event. Choose the length of your run. Start and stop at Legacy Park- 112 N. James St., Ludington. Register by visiting downtownludington.org/runludington.

Saturday, October 29th, 2022
11:30am

Children’s Costume Crawl & Downtown Ghost Hunt
The event begins at the Manistee Library- 95 Maple St., Manistee. Free and open to the public. Kids will walk parade-style to Port City Emporium to begin the ghost hunt. They may bring a bag or get one at the library if you need. The hunt will be held in conjunction with downtown Manistee Those who find all the blue ghosts hidden downtown (earning all their stamps) will be entered into a prize drawing. For more information, visit facebook.com

Saturday, October 29th, 2022
12pm

Boos, Brews, & Brats
Fun events for the whole family at the Manistee Elks Club- 432 River St., Manistee.

Saturday, October 29th, 2022
8pm

Ludrock’s Night of Fright
Live music, beverages available, and costume contest. $5 per person with proceeds to the center. Ludington Area Center for the Arts- 107 S. Harrison St., Ludington.

Saturday, October 29th, 2022
12-2pm

Pentwater Spooktacular
Halloween activities in downtown Pentwater. 

Monday, October 31st, 2022
12-6:30pm 

Halloween Charity Event at Photography by Sue Brown- 1676 W. Hansen Road, Scottville. Free photo with donation to United Way of Mason County. Sign up by visiting signupgenius.com

 

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