Halloween Events

October 23, 2020

Randi Upton
Staff Writer

   This year, many events have been cancelled or have limited space available. Remember to follow all protocols recommended by the CDC when having spooky fun. Social distance and wear a mask, even while outside. This is also a good time to start making new traditions within your home for Halloween.

   Traverse City has recommended no trick-or-treating this year. The following are a list of events that, as of right now, are still available.


Location: Royal Farms and Winery
Hours: Sundays – Thursdays, 9am to 6pm; Fridays & Saturdays, 9am to 7pm

Runs through: Oct. 31

   All sorts of fun fall events, like hay rides, corn mazes, pumpkins, and anything that can be done with an apple. Family friendly. Extra measures being taken for safety, with more restrooms and outdoor seating.


Location: Grand Traverse Commons
Hours: Thursdays – Saturday, every 20 minutes starting at 7:30pm until 10:40pm

Runs through: Oct. 31

   Take a tour after dark of the old State Hospital, with scenes acted out and lots of history explained, with a bonfire afterwards. 18 and over only. $45 per person or $80 for a couple. Not wheelchair accessible. Reserve a spot at thevillagetc.com.


Location: Jacobs Farm
Hours: Sundays – Thursdays, 10am to 6pm; Fridays & Saturdays, 10am to 8pm

Runs through: Nov. 15

   Fun family time in one of the biggest local corn mazes, with pumpkin chunkin and apple picking. They have events like “flashlight night” available to families and groups. Kids under 4 are free, children 5-11 are $8 and adults $12, with discounts available for groups. Check jacobsfarmtc.com for availability.


Location: Moomer’s in Traverse City
Dates: Oct. 18, 20–22, 25, 27–29

Times: Wednesdays & Fridays, 5pm; Saturday & Sunday, 1pm

   Take a wagon ride around the new gazebo on Moomer’s property, checking out the view and the cows. Keep a look out for ghosts, goblins, and zombies on the ride. $5 per person, kids ride free. Reservations are required! Call 231-941-4122 for availability.


Location: Ghost Farm of Kingsley
Dates: Oct. 23 & 24, Oct. 30 & 31

Times: 7pm to 11pm (9pm to 11pm on Halloween)

   Visit the farmer at the Ghost Farm of Kingsley for a walk of terror through his haunted woods. Will you become a feast for the creatures that lurk on the trail, or does a famine await them? All guests are required to wear a mask; children cannot be carried and must be able to walk on their own to attend. Tickets are $15 per adult/child and can either be purchased at the ticket gate (cash only) or prepaid in advance at ghostfarm.net.

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