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Trick or Treat & Halloween Parties in West Michigan

The skies are heavy with ominous clouds…biting cold air envelops our bodies…and the trees are ablaze with color. It’s late October-time for pumpkins, ghouls, and witches to come out and scare innocent souls, in search for a treat. 

Of course, we’re talking about Halloween, that most frightening time of year. West Michigan is not only beautiful in October, but there are plenty of annual events to satisfy the timid…and those that dare to be scared!

West Michigan Communities that Typically Host Trick or Treating:

  • Downtown Pentwater Merchants – Saturday, October 29th, 12-2pm
  • Downtown Manistee Merchants during Boos, Brews, & Brats
  • Downtown Ludington Merchants – Saturday, October 29th, 2-4pm
  • City of Ludington – Monday, October 31st, 6-8pm
  • Village of Pentwater – Monday, October 31st, 5-7pm
  • New Era 1st Street Trick or Treat– Monday, October 31st, 5:30-7:30pm
  • Village of New Era– Monday, October 31st, 6-8pm
  • Scottville – Thursday, October 29th, Time TBA
  • Custer – TBA
  • Hart – TBA
  • Rothbury – TBA
  • Walkerville – TBA
  • Hesperia – TBA
  • Manistee – TBA

In addition to Trick-or-Treating, check out the other fun fall events that are usually scheduled around the area.

West Michigan Trunk-or-Treat Events and Halloween Parties Currently Scheduled:

Mason County

  • Saturday, October 22nd, 2-5pm – Haunted Village & Trick or Treat at Historic White Pine Village– 1687 S. Lakeshore Dr. in Ludington.
  • Saturday, October 29th, 11am-1pm – Pumpkin Painting at Sandcastles Children’s Museum (regular admission applies)- 125 E. Ludington Ave., Ludington.
  • Saturday, October 29th, 1-2pm – Halloween Party at Legacy Plaza sponsored by Safe Harbor Credit Union. This free event is open to the public and includes games, prizes, treats, and activities.
  • Saturday, October 29th, 2-4pm – Pumpkins in the Parking Lot at St. John’s Lutheran Church- 209 N. Rowe St. in Ludington. Treats, snacks, and music provided.
  • Sunday, October 30th, 2-4pm – Trunk or Treat for kids in 6th grade and younger to benefit the Ludington Girls Basketball Program. Admittance is a cash donation and the event includes candy, fun games, and prizes awarded for the best decorated cars. Reserve a spot for your decorated car by October 20th by emailing
  • Monday, October 31st, 5-6:30pm – Trunk or Treat at St. Paul United Methodist Church- 3212 W. Kinney Rd. in Ludington.

Oceana County

  • Saturday, October 29th, 12-2pm – Spooktacular in Downtown Pentwater. Costume contest, scavenger hunt,  and candy bags. Trick-or-Treating to downtown merchants. For detailed information, visit
  • Monday, October 31st, 5-6:30pm – Trunk or Treat at First Baptist Church- 3258 N. 72nd Ave. in Hart.
  • Monday, October 31st, 5-7pm – Trunk or Treat at New Era Reformed Church- 4775 1st St., New Era.

Manistee County

  • Saturday, October 29th, 11:30am – Children’s Costume Crawl & Downtown Ghost Hunt beginning 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
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West Michigan Trunk-or-Treat Events and Halloween Parties that Typically Take Place:

Mason County

  • Little Mom’ster Bash in the parking lot at Liv Wildwood Apartments. Sponsored by WMOM Radio, this free event is open to the public and includes family fun activities, prize drawings, games, candy, and food. Liv Wildwood Apartments- 153 S. Wildwood Trail, Ludington.
  • Trunk or Treat and Carnival at the Ludington Eagles Club Parking Lot- corner of Harrison & Loomis Streets.
  • Trunk or Treat at House of Flavors- 402 W. Ludington Ave., Ludington.
  • Trunk or Treat at Our Savior Lutheran Church- 765 W. US 10 in Scottville.
  • Trunk or Treat at Mason County Central Schools- 300 W. Broadway St., Scottville.
  • Trunk or Treat at Custer VFW Post 5096- 2022 State St. in Custer. Costumes and vehicle decorating. Prize for 1st place decorated vehicle.
  • Trunk or Treat at Ludington United Methodist Church – 5810 Bryant Rd. 
  • Tent or Treat at Cornerstone Baptist Church. This free event is open to the public and includes theme tents passing out candy, popcorn, cotton candy, a mini hayride, and light display. Attendees should enter off Nelson Rd. and park on the West side of the parking lot. Exit will be off the north driveway to Lawndale St. Cornerstone Baptist Church- 121 Nelson Rd., Ludington.
  • Trunk or Treat at Calvary Baptist Church- 220 N. Jebavy Dr. in Ludington.
  • Downtown Trick or Treat After Party at the Ludington Library- 217 E. Ludington Ave. Event includes crafts and games. Free and open to the public. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Oceana County

  • Trunk or Treat at Trinity Lutheran Church- 5631 W. Stony Lake Rd., New Era.
  • Drive-thru Halloween Party with food and treats. Rothbury Community Center- 7160 S. Oceana Dr., Rothbury.

Manistee County

  • Block Party in the Manistee United Methodist Church parking lot- 387 First St., Manistee.
  • Spooky School Extravaganza – Haunted hallways and trunk or treat at the former Wellston Elementary School- 17345 Sixth St.,  Wellston.
  • Trunk or Treat at Dickson Township Park- 14270 Brethren Blvd. in Brethren. Sponsored by the Brethren Boosters Club.
  • Trunk or Treat at the Manistee County Fairgrounds- 7587 1st St., Onekama.
  • Trunk or Treat at downtown Bear Lake businesses.
  • Trunk or Treat at Faith Covenant Church- 475 8th St. in Manistee. 
  • Trick or Treating at Kaleva Bottle House Museum- 14551 Wuoksi Ave., Kaleva.
  • Nightmare on Mason Street Halloween Party – American Legion Post 10- 10 Mason St., Manistee.
  • Trunk or Treat at Onekama School- 5016 Main St. in Onekama.
  • Trunk or Treat at Johnson Field Ball Diamond in East Lake.
  • Trunk or Treat at the First Church of Wellston- 1466 Pine St. in Wellston.
  • Trunk or Treat at Hopkins Park- 7727 Hopkins Dr. in Bear Lake.
  • Trunk or Treat at Bear Lake Lions Den- 7748 Lake St. in Bear Lake.
  • Trunk or Treat at the Filer Township Fire Department- 2706 Nelson St. in Manistee.

Stay tuned for information on 2022 Halloween Trick-or-Treating & Halloween Festivities!