Whether you’re looking for the perfect way to have some family fun, or just a kid at heart, Frankenmuth has all sorts of treats and tricks to be had for Halloween this year!

1.) Frankenmuth Haunted Walking Tour

Take a narrated walking tour around Frankenmuth on Friday and Saturday nights! Hear tales of unexplained mysteries and unusual occurrences. Walk by graveyards dating back to the 1800’s as well as a variety of sites where reported sightings have occurred. But if you have youngsters, you can still enjoy a little thrill. Enjoy the kid-friendly Happy Hauntings children’s Tour. Cost is $10 per person. Wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

2.) Monster Mash Halloween Bash

This event is great for kids of all ages! The halls of hallowed Frankenmuth High will be alive with characters handing out treats! Join in the fun events during the Monster Mash Halloween Bash 2017 on Monday, October 23rd from 5:30pm-7:30pm. Come in your costume and Trick or Treat, get your face painted, make a craft, play games and end with a special production put on by the 4th Wall Theatre Group and Muth Youth Community Singers. Trick-or-Treating begins at 5:30pm and the performance begins at 7:00pm. Tickets are $5 and available at the door, or by calling 989-652-6351.

3.) Grandpa Tiny’s Farm

Conveniently located at the South point of Frankenmuth, right next to Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland, is Grandpa Tiny’s Farm! If you answer the Fun Facts correctly…you should have no problem making it through the trivia corn maze! The path is wider than most other corn mazes, making it inclusive of those who aren’t fans of small spaces or larger groups. And have you seen some of the HUGE pumpkins from the road? Come and pick your own monster (or cute) pumpkin from the field. Or select from the already picked pumpkins, but hurry because they won’t last long. Let’s not forget the Petting Barn!

4.) Frankenmuth Corn Maze

ONE gigantic corn field, TWO miles of twisted trails, THREE awesome bridges, FOUR maze puzzles, FIVE games to play! Friday 7-10pm, Saturday 10am-10pm, Sunday 1-9pm. Cold refreshments, water and other snacks are available at the concession stand. Hayrides can be enjoyed on Saturdays 11am-5pm and Sundays 1-5pm. Now thru Oct 29th, the maze will be open and ready for fun! $10 per adult before 6pm, $12 after 6pm, Youth are always $8.

5.) Halloween Bash at Splash

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Great Halloween fun takes place the last two weekends at Zehnder’s Splash Village Hotel & Waterpark for overnight guests on October 20-21 and 27-28. On Friday, activities begin at 7pm with Halloween crafts, story time, donuts and apple cider. Later in the evening, kids can take a Trick or Treat walk within the hotel and waterpark area. Popcorn and a bedtime Halloween movie completes the evening. On Saturday, a coloring contest begins the day with prizes for different age groups. There will be Duck Races, cookie decorating, craft time and then Trick or Treat in the evening followed by a Halloween movie and popcorn. Reservations required. Call (844) 207-7309 for reservations or more information.

6.) Scaerial Park

We all love the Frankenmuth Aerial Park’s multiple ziplines and ropes courses… but what do we know about the Scaerial Park? We’ve been told that at night, the goblins and ghosts come out to fright! Only the bravest dare to enter those woods and many scary tales have come out of them. See for yourself Fridays & Saturdays from 8pm-11pm starting October 13 through October 28. Also open on Halloween night, Tuesday the 31st. Don’t forget to buy a combo pass if you want to enter the Scaerial woods and zipline, too!

7.) Scarecrow Festival in the River Place Shops

Join us for Scarecrow Fest at Frankenmuth River Place Shops for two weekends! Saturday and Sunday: October 14-15 & 21-22, 2017 from 12:00pm to 6:00pm. Each weekend has a different set of fun activities for the entire family to enjoy, even the dog! But both weekends will include face painting, arts & crafts, pumpkin bowling and decorating, children’s inflatables and a pumpkin catapult. Be sure to check out the entire lineup here. Also, check out the rest of the downtown shops, restaurants and businesses, everyone participates in the Scarecrow Fest by displaying funny, beautiful and unique scarecrows all over town.

8.) Get Spooked at the Lager Mill

The Great Lakes Apparition Seekers are visiting the Lager Mill for the second time this year! Join us as we discover the spirits that lurk around the mill and Those Nature People Herb Haus. Follow the Great Lakes Apparition Seekers as they tour and investigate these grounds in hopes of making contact with someone from the past. Buy your tickets now because they won’t last long!

9.) Sweet Treats

Need a little less trick and a little more treat? Look no further! From peanut butter fudge to dark-chocolate toffee, caramel apples to colorful candy confections, here in Frankenmuth we know how to do treats. Check out a complete list of your must-stop shops for halloween goodies here.


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