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Halloween 2021 Itinerary

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Haunted Forest at Cannonsburg. Haunted Forest at Cannonsburg. Courtesy Photo

Here in West Michigan, Halloween lasts all month long.

You don’t have to wait until October 31 to get your spook on — we have haunted houses, corn mazes, walks through the woods, and more!

In fact, there’s so much to do, we can’t fit it all here, but we can help guide you to some highlights in the weeks ahead. After all, we know Revue readers have discerning taste.

Here are the frights on our radar this month:

HAUNTED HOUSES & FORESTS

Experience 50,000 sq. ft. of pure terror at The Haunt, voted one of Michigan’s Top 10 “Must See” haunted attractions. The “new” location is right on 28th Street, so you don’t have to stray too far from the city. Weekends and select weekdays through Nov. 6.

New Salem Corn Maze in Dorr dares you to enter the Haunted Corn Maze or the Witches Woods, a series of small haunted houses through the dark forest. A Daytime Corn Maze and the after-dark Halloween Light Spooktacular are appropriate for younger ones. Weekends through Oct. 31.

Venture into the Bloody Butcher Corn Maze or experience Terror Under the Big Top at the Abandoned Acres Farm Haunted Attraction in Sparta. Fridays & Saturdays in October. 

The Haunted Forest at Cannonsburg Ski Area is filled with hungry zombies, scary witches, ghosts, and other monsters that exist only in your worst nightmares. Friday & Saturday from Oct. 1-31.

WALKING TOURS

The Spooky Heritage Hill Walking Tour explores the macabre mysteries that lurk amongst one of the nation’s largest urban historic home districts. Oct. 14 & 26.

Join the GR Haunted Walk to discover the ghost stories, urban legends and paranormal stories hidden in the shadows of downtown GR. Oct. 22-23.

The Ghosts of Grand Rapids Walking Tour mixes tales of haunted places with a little bit of history. October 22-23.

CORN MAZES

The Field of Dreams Corn Maze at Deep Roots in Caledonia offers three trails that vary in length and difficulty. Venture into the maze after dark on Glow Night (Oct. 9 & 15) and Fright Night (Oct. 23).

Hop on the wagon for ride to the corn maze at Ed Dunneback & Girls Farm, which also offers a cider, beer, wine and baked goods. Weekends in October, with a special Pumkin Smashin Bash on Oct. 30.

The Fruit Ridge Hayrides Corn Maze in Kent City boasts a Wild, Wild West theme and includes a 10-acre challenge maze and 1-acre mini corn maze. Hayrides and u-pick apples & pumpkins, too. Weekends in October.

Robinette’s Apple Haus & Winery features a family-friendly 6.5-acre corn maze designed in memory of 9/11 plus u-pick apples, hayrides, a petting zoo, jumping pillow and, for the adults, wine and hard cider made right on the farm.

The corn maze at Schwallier’s Country Basket, open Friday-Sunday in October, is based around a fun, educational theme. Schwallier’s also offers u-pick apples, a play area, rides and petting zoo.

The 20-acre corn maze at Crane Orchards in Fennville  – named one of the nation’s 10 best apple orchards in 2021 – is challenging fun for the whole family. You can pick your own apples before or after your adventure, ride the cow train and enjoy a hayride.

HAUNTED HAPPENINGS

Wealthy Theatre offers a month’s worth of spooky movies: Hocus Pocus (Oct. 1 & 19), Rocky Horror Picture Show (Oct. 2), Army of Darkness (Oct. 5), Psycho (Oct. 12) and The Exorcist (Oct. 26).

Ghoul Golf returns to Great Lakes Glow Golf with themed weeks: Pirates & Under the Sea (Sep. 28-Oct.3), Pop Culture (Oct. 5-10), Zombies (Oct. 12-17), Classic Monsters (Oct. 19-24) and All Costumes (Oct. 26-Nov. 1) – wear an appropriate costume for discount admission.

Halloween Fowling to Keep ‘em Rolling is a benefit for Alternatives in Motion’s pediatrics program featuring competitive fowling, a costume contest, celebrity judges and music. Oct. 28 at the Fowling Warehouse.

The Comedy Project presents Halloween 2021 – Creepy Clowns & Paranormal Puppets , a horrifically funny mix of comedy, music and the aforementioned clowns and puppets. Oct. 28-30.

Naughty Halloween Drag Bingo at Naughty Bettie includes an amazing drag show, a spooky charcuterie board contest and, of course, bingo. Oct. 14. Or, visit on Oct. 30 for a full-blown drag show and costume contest.

3 Gatos Brewery, the newest addition to the Beer City Ale Trail, throws a Halloween Party  and costume contest on Oct. 30.

It’s a Bass Country Halloween at The Intersection, with a multi-room dubstep/house music-focused event featuring 10+ musical acts. Oct. 29.

For more events for all ages, visit experiencegr.com.

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