October Kicks Off Halloween Fun

Halloween Sign-Making

  • 12 Corners Vineyards in Benton Harbor is having their Halloween sign making class on October 16th from 2pm to 4pm.
  • Grab a wood sign, some paint and a glass of wine as you learn how to make a Halloween themed sign to decorate your yard.
  • These handcrafted signs also make great gifts for that Halloween fanatic in your life!
  • Cost is $30 a person.
  • This will include canvas, paint, materials, step by step instruction, and a glass of wine or wine tasting.
  • Class size is limited and preregistration is required

Pumpkin Train, Coopersville

  • The Coopersville & Marne Railway in Coopersville has their Famous Pumpkin Train on Saturdays & Sundays now through the end of October!
  • The Great Pumpkin and her cast of wacky musical characters will entertain you and your family on this 90 minute ride through family owned farms and fields.
  • You’ll love your trip aboard this 1950s era locomotive and at the end, kids can go to the pumpkin patch and pick their very own pumpkin to take home.

Haunted Houses in West Michigan

  • The Haunt: Grand Rapids. Celebrating 16 years of scaring over 350,000 people this year. Open Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays, with Thursdays closer to Halloween.
  • Niles Scream Park: Niles. Certainly one of the largest, the Niles Scream Park offers 44 acres of blood-curdling fear! Unlike other haunted houses, Niles rebuilds all six attractions each year to provide you with completely new and unique shows. They also donate a portion of their proceeds to local charities each year.
  • Haunted Hallow: Olde World Village in Augusta. Open every Friday and Saturday evening in October from 8pm-midnight, the Haunted Hallow promises to leave you frightened. This attraction is not recommended for anybody under 17 years of age. Proceed with caution and watch your back!

Dia de los Muertos, Grand Haven

  • Dia de los Muertos is coming up at the beginning of November, and Tlaquepaque Art in Grand Haven has special Day of the Dead figurines for the occasion.
  • Debbie, the owner, created Tlaquepaque Art was created to combine Multicultural Art and Decor.
  • Every piece is unique, handmade and carefully designed to show off the wonderful talent, creativity, color and design of these amazing artists.
  • Amazing, unique Day of the Dead figures available.
  • Debbie travels to Mexico each year to find new art & inspiration, so you’ll always find unique art in her shop.