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. 

October 1, 2016

Milford
Kensington Metropark – Pumpkin Hayrides
October 1-31, 2016
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: Noon to 4 p.m.
Kensington Metropark Farm Center
4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48380

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

Northville
Maybury Farm
October 1, 2016
Barn Hours: Saturday & Sunday – Noon to 5 p.m.
Farm cost: $3.00/person
Corn Maze open through October 30, 2016
Cost: $7/Person
Animals, Farm-Themed Playground, Picnic Area, Corn Maze and General Store
50165 8 Mile Rd.
Northville, MI 48168

South Lyon
Erwin Orchards
Corn Maze and U-Pick Pumpkin Patch
61475 Silver Lake Rd.
South Lyon, MI 48178

Three Cedars Farm
October 1, 2016
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

October 2, 2016

Clawson
Annual Fall Festival 
October 2, 2016
3 p.m.
Cost: $15/Person in advance, $20/Person at the door
Clawson City Park
935 N. Custer Ave.
Clawson, MI 48017

October 7, 2016

Leonard
Boo Bash
October 7-8, 2016
Friday: 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Addison Oaks County Park
1480 W. Romeo Road
Leonard, MI 48367

Northville
Skeletons are Alive 2016 Celebration
October 7, 2016
Downtown Northville
Northville, MI 48167

Royal Oak
Detroit Zoo Boo
October 7-9, October 14-16, October 21-23
5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Cost: $9/person (Advance tickets)
8450 W. 10 Mile Rd.
Royal Oak, MI 48067

October 8, 2016

Commerce
Long Family Orchard Moonlight Corn Maze & Fall Time Fun 
October 8-31, 2016
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

Holly
Diehl’s Cider Mill Corn Maze and Hayrides
Corn Maze: Open through October 31, 2016 – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Hayrides: October 8-23, 2016 – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Pony Rides: October 8-23, 2016 – 11 am. to 6 p.m.
1479 Ranch Rd.
Holly, MI 48442

Oakhaven Farm
October 8-31, 2016
Pumpkin Patch
7515 Grange Hall Rd.
Holly, MI 48442

Madison Heights
Fun in the Fall 
October 8, 2016
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $5/person
Press Apples into Cider, Enjoy a Fall Snack and Craft a Leaf-Print T-Shirt
Red Oaks Nature Center
30300 Hales St.
Madison Heights, MI 48071

Rochester Hills
Stone Wall Pumpkin Festival
October 8, 2016
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Pumpkin Carving and Lighting
Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm
1005 Van Hoosen Rd.
Rochester Hills, MI 48306

October 9, 2016

Milford
Kensington Metropark – Fall Festival
October 9, 2016
12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
2240 W. Buno Rd.
Milford, MI 48380

October 14, 2016

Bloomfield Hills
Bowers Farm Festival and Corn Maze
Fridays: October 14, 21 & 28 – 6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Saturdays: October 15, 22 & 29 –  4:00 pm-9:00 pm
Sundays, Oct 16, 23, & 30: 12:00 pm-4:00 pm.
1219 E. Square Lake Rd.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

LEONARD
Boo Bash
October  14-15, 2016
Friday: 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Addison Oaks County Park
1480 W. Romeo Road
Leonard, MI 48367

Rochester
Dinosaur Hill’s Halloween Hoot 
October 14-16, 2016
Crafting, Treats, Skits and Halloween-Themed Carnival
Cost $7/Person, advanced purchase required
Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
333 N. Hill Circle
Rochester, MI 48307

October 15, 2016

Auburn Hills
Fall Festival in the Woods
October 15, 2016
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

Farmington
Warner Mansion Ghost Night 
October 15, 2016
7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Cost: $10/Person in advance $12/Person at the door.
33805 Grand River Ave.
Farmington, MI 48335

October 21, 2016

Bloomfield Hills
Cranbrook Institute of Science: Halloween Science 2016
October 21, 2016: 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
October 22, 2016: 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
October 23, 2016: 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $10/Members, $15/General Public
Pre-Registration closes at 5 p.m. on October 19, 2016/Walk up tickets are additional $3.
39221 Woodward Ave.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

October 22, 2016

Madison Heights
Pumpkin Fest
October 22, 2016
Noon to 4 p.m.
Cost: $2/Adult, $8/Child
Pre-register by October 14 to guarantee a pumpkin
Kids Crafts, Creepy Critter Talk, Photo Station, Autumn Adventure Nature Trail, Meet Costumed Characters
Red Oaks Nature Center
30300 Hales St.
Madison Heights, MI 48071

Milford
Kensington Metropark – Trick or Treat along the Trail
October 22, 2016
Cost: $5 per participant
Kensington Metropark Nature Center
Highridge Drive
Milford, MI 48380

Northville
Maybury Farm
October 22: The Great Pumpkin Festival
Noon to 5 p.m.
$4/person
Animals, Farm-Themed Playground, Picnic Area and General Store
50165 8 Mile Rd.
Northville, MI 48168

October 25, 2016

SOUTHFIELD
Halloween Happiness
For individuals 18 & older with developmental disabilities
October 25, 2016: 6 p.m.
October 26, 2016: 8 p.m.
Cost: $10/Participants, $5/Caregivers
Music, Dancing, Trick-or-Treating and Pizza
Pre-register by October 18, 2016
Southfield Civic Center
26000 Evergreen Road
Southfield, MI 48076

October 27, 2016

Auburn Hills
25th Annual Halloween Trail 
October 27, 2016
6 p.m. to 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

October 28, 2016

Madison Heights
Trick or Trees
October 28, 2016: 5 p.m.
October 30, 2016: 8 p.m.
Cost: $5/Child
Trick-or-Treat through Friendship Woods, Meet Costume Characters along the Trail
Red Oaks Nature Center
30300 Hales St.
Madison Heights, MI 48071

October 29, 2016

WATERFORD
Trick-or-Treat at the Market 
October 29, 2016
10 a.m. and 1 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

Looking for a cider mill instead? Check out our 2016 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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