Enter the “Local Gems” Sweepstakes for a Chance to Win $1,000, $500 or $250

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Oakland County launched the “Local Gems” Sweepstakes, which gives residents a way to promote their favorite small businesses in the county and win some cash for the holidays.

From Nov. 1 through Nov. 25, shoppers can submit a selfie from small businesses’ brick-and-mortar locations, including its exterior, signage or interior. Created by Oakland County’s Department of Economic Development with financial sponsorship from  Genisys Credit Union,  participants have the chance to win $1,000, $500 or $250.

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Spooky Spots and Halloween Adventures in Oakland County

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Oakland County is full of haunted houses, spooky trails and seasonal adventures to get your fill of fright this season! Whether you’re looking to scream, heighten your heartbeat, or have fun with your friends and family, Oakland County is the place to be.

Use our interactive map and list below to find a spooky spot and thrills near you. Interested in Halloween fun for kids and families? Check out our 2023 Oakland County Family-Friendly Fall Fun or Cider Mills lists, where you’ll find the perfect place for cider, donuts and activities for a not-so-frightening fall day.

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