Family Friendly Halloween Fun

Two boys in the park with Halloween costumes

The leaves are changing, providing the perfect scenery for Halloween activities all month long. Although it’s considered the spookiest of holidays, it doesn’t have to be all fright. Your little ghosts and goblins will love some scare-free activities. Oakland County is full of Halloween family fun for all ages throughout the entire month of October.
Take a hayride to pick the perfect pumpkin, make your way through a corn maze or hang out with the animals at a petting farm. Make a few fall memories using our list of family-friendly Halloween/fall activities below.

Note: Events are listed in order of opening date. Many events have multiple dates available while some only offer one or two dates. 2017 dates will be added when available.

Fall Festival in the Woods
October 14, 2017
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Hayrides, Petting Farm, Pumpkin Carving, Live Music and Free Cider and Donuts
Hawk Woods Nature Center
3799 Bald Mountain Rd.
Auburn Hills, MI 48326

Auburn Hills Annual Halloween Trail
October 24, 2017  6:00 -7:30 p.m.
Trick-Or-Treat down Halloween Trail, visit the talking pumpkin and enjoy a special Halloween Magic Show
Civic Center Park
1827 N. Squirrel Rd.
Auburn Hills, MI 48326

Bowers Farm Festival and Corn Maze
Fridays: October 14, 2017 – 11:00 am-5:00 pm
Saturdays: October 15, 2017 – 11:00 am-5:00 pm
1219 E. Square Lake Rd.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Cranbrook Institute of Science: Halloween Science
October 20-22, 2017  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
39221 Woodward Ave.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304


Clarkston Friendly Forest
October 14, 2017
3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
6000 Clarkston Road
Clarkston, MI 48346

Trick ir Treat Trail
October 29, 2017
Clawson City Park
935 N. Custer Ave.
Clawson, MI 48017

Long Family Orchard Moonlight Corn Maze & Fall Time Fun 
Opens in September
U-Pick Apples, Hayrides, Donut Kitchen, Night Time Corn Maze, Petting Farm and Fall Time Fun Area
1540 E. Commerce St.
Commerce Charter Twp, MI 48382

Boo Bash
October 28, 2017
Byers Homestead
213 Commerce Road.
Commerce, MI

Diehl’s Cider Mill Corn Maze and Hayrides
Corn Maze: Open August 15 – late October
Hayrides: Sept. 2 – October 22, 2017
Pony Rides: Sept. 9 – Oct. 15, 2017 – 11 am. to 6 p.m.
1479 Ranch Rd.
Holly, MI 48442

Haunted Hallows
Sept. 16 & 23, 2017
Groveland Oaks Campground
Holly, MI

Boo Bash
October 14 & 21, 2017
Addison Oaks County Park
1480 W. Romeo Road
Leonard, MI 48367

Boo Bash
October 13 & 20, 2017
Red Oaks Nature Center
30300 Hales St.
Madison Heights, MI 48071
Trick or Trees
October 28, 2017: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Trick-or-Treat through Friendship Woods, Meet Costume Characters along the Trail
Red Oaks Nature Center
30300 Hales St.
Madison Heights, MI 48071

Kensington Metropark – Trick or Treat along the Trail
October 21, 2017
Cost: $5 per participant
Kensington Metropark Nature Center
Highridge Drive
Milford, MI 48380
Kensington Metropark – Pumpkin Hayrides
October 1-31, 2017
Weekdays: 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Pick your Pumpkin Hay Rides, Fun on the Farm, Halloween Fun Activity Center, Trick-or-Treat along the Trail and Evening Lantern Tours
Weekends: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Kensington Metropark Farm Center
4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380

Kensington Metropark – Fall Festival
October 7-8, 2017
12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380

Maybury Farm
Barn Hours: Saturday & Sunday – Noon to 5 p.m.
The Great Pumpkin Festival – Oct. 14, 2017, Corn Maze open Sept. 16 – Oct. 29, 2017
Animals, Farm-Themed Playground, Picnic Area, Corn Maze and General Store
50165 8 Mile Rd.
Northville, MI 4816

Three Cedars Farm
Opens September 1, 2017
Sunday through Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
U-Pick Pumpkins, 7-Acre Cornmaze, Barn Yard Play Land, Hayrides, Train Rides and Bonfire Sites
7897 6 Mile Rd.
Northville, MI 48167

Skeletons are Alive Celebration
Begins Oactober 6, 2017
Downtown Northville
Northville, MI 48167

Upland Hills Farm
Fall Harvest Festival
Saturdays and Sundays in October 2017
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Harvest Moon Hayrides
Friday and Saturdays in October 2017
7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
481 Lake George Rd.
Oxford, MI 48370

StoneWall Pumpkin Festival
October 14, 2017
10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Pumpkin Carving and Lighting 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm
1005 Van Hoosen Rd.
Rochester Hills, MI 48306

The Little Haunted House
October 13, 2017
Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
333 N. Hill Circle
Rochester, MI 48307

Detroit Zoo Boo
October 6-8, October 13-15, October 20-22, 2017
5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Cost: $10/person (Advance tickets)
8450 W. 10 Mile Rd.
Royal Oak, MI 48067

Erwin Orchards
Opening Day August 17, 2017, Corn Maze begins Labor Day weekend

U-Pick Pumpkin Patch – late September – Oct. 31, 2017   9 a.m. – 6 p.m
61475 Silver Lake Rd.
South Lyon, MI 48178

Halloween Happiness
For individuals 18 & older with developmental disabilities
October 24, 2017: 6 p.m. – 8p.m.
Cost: $10/Participants, $5/Caregivers
Music, Dancing, Trick-or-Treating and Pizza
Pre-register by October 16, 2017
Southfield Civic Center
26000 Evergreen Road
Southfield, MI 48076


Hometown Harvest
October 1, 2017
Red Oaks Nature Center
Sterling Heights, MI

Trick-or-Treat at the Market
October 28, 2017
9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Trick-or-Treat with Oakland County Market Vendors and Other Children’s Activities
Oakland County Market
2350 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328

The Haunted Forest
October 13-29, 2017
7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
West Bloomfield Adventure Park
6600 West Maple Road
West Bloomfield Township, Michigan 48322

Looking for a cider mill instead? Check out our 2017 Oakland County Cider Mill list here. Did you know Oakland County has a Pinterest page? Find fun decorating and Halloween ideas here.

Visit the Oakland County website for more information. Follow us on Facebook, TwitterInstagram & Pinterest for more ways to have fun in Oakland County year round!

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