No tricks here, just a treat from The Ticker – three more ways to get your Halloween creep on as the holiday approaches:
This weekend and next, Blackstar Farms of Suttons Bay is hosting its annual Haunter Hayrides on the Farm. Stop by the Hearth & Vine Cafe for warm cider and other refreshments before departure, then board a wagon that’ll haul you into some seriously spooky woods haunted by students of the TC West Senior High School Thespian Society. Not recommended for kids under age 12. All wagons will leave from the cafe beginning at 7 p.m.; rides end at 9:30 p.m. Please call 231-944-1251 to confirm. Ride tickets are $10 at the door, funds go to support TC West Thespian Society.
Between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on October 20 and 21 the Grand Traverse Lighthouse, located within the Leelanau State Park in Northport, will lead tours through the decorated, spooky keepers dwelling and scary basement, plus offer an outdoor treasure hunt and several children’s activities – pumpkin bowling among them. Wear a costume to earn a special prize and bring a trick-or-treat bag to nab some loot. $4 per adults, $2 per child (age 6 to 18), kids 5 and under are free. More info: 231-386-7195.
Dogman: Nights at the Museum
Steve Cook, WTCM’s producer of northern Michigan famed Dogman story, and Rich Brauer, director of Dogman: The Movie, are lending their expertise and a heap of props from the film to transform the History Center of Traverse City into a haunted museum hosting the Dogman’s Domain, Cauldron of Doom, Bats in the Belfry, Lumberman’s Lair. Expect to get up close and personal with the Dogman’s head, furry claws, and special guest, Mumford, the mummified squirrel. Students from T.C. Central will provide energy to the hauntings. The family friendly lights-on exhibit goes from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. nightly; the age 12+ crowd can face their primal fears from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The Dogman music video and movie will screen nightly during the week at 8 p.m., and 10 p.m. on the weekend. The fun runs October 26 through Halloween night. Admission for the Haunted Museum is $5. Add $5 for the movie, which includes popcorn and a pop. More info: 231-995-0313
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