From fall fun for the whole family to the best ways to celebrate Halloween Up North, here are the spooktacular events happening this week in Northern Michigan, selected for you by our office manager extraordinaire, Libby.

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Local Fall, Community & Halloween Events

Today to October 31 | Asylum After Dark | Traverse City
Take a step back in time and experience a night at the former Northern Michigan Asylum in the Commons. Explore one of the most popular cottages from attic to basement as stories from the historic past are told in the dim light of your flashlights. Keep it handy, as this 90-minute tour ends with a walk through the 1885 steam tunnels.

Today to October 31 | Fall Fun at Jacob’s Farm | Traverse City
Experience the world-class, computer-designed 10-acre corn maze creation at Jacob’s Farm, unlike any other in Northern Michigan this Fall! Enjoy their U-Pick Orchards, Kid’s Play Zone, Full Bar and Kitchen, with gorgeous views everywhere.

Corn maze at Jacob's Farm in Traverse City

Photo by Dan Stewart

Today to October 31 | Screams in the Dark | Traverse Ctiy
Visit the Northwestern Michigan Fairgrounds for Screams in the Dark events, including the Hayride & Haunted Trail, Grimfell Asylum, Pandemonium and Swamp Of Suffering on Friday, Saturday and Sunday through October.

Today to October 31 | Decorate a Skeleton | Harbor Springs
Get the Skeletons out of your closet! Businesses and residents in Harbor Springs may purchase and decorate a skeleton for display, complete with a map location, advertising and voting on your favorites before the month is over.

Today to October 31 | Boyer Glassworks Glass-Blown Pumpkins | Harbor Springs
This Northern Michigan annual event is a colorful gathering of hundreds of hand-blown glass pumpkins by artists Harry Boyer and Lynn Dinning. Visit the patch outside Boyer Glassworks in downtown Harbor Springs or the garden at Three Pines Studios, Cross Village, for a spectacular display.

Today to October 31 | Family Fun at Pahl’s | Buckley
Pahl’s Pumpkin Patch in Buckley provides fun for the whole family! Choose your own pumpkins from the u-pick patch, sit back while the children enjoy exciting rides, and end your perfect fall trip with homemade cider, donuts, and other delicious treats from the country store. They also sell squash, gourds, straw, and corn stalk bundles for you to take home.

October 27 to 29 | Imagine It! | Interlochen
IMAGINE IT!, which had its debut at Interlochen Center for the Arts in the summer of 2022, will be presented for the second time ever by the Leland Theatre program. Join to see how creativity and imagination can expand one’s potential and happiness. Learn more about this event and get your tickets here.

October 28 to 30 | Fall at the Grand | Mackinac Island
Experience fall on Mackinac Island and enjoy all the frightening activities and ghoulish excitement Grand Hotel offers for the whole family. Enjoy scary movies, haunted afternoon tea and a Hotel Ball & Costume Contest to round out the holiday weekend.

October 28 to December 31 | 2022 Northern Home & Cottage Virtual Home Tours
8 homes. 8 stories. Get a look inside some of Northern Michigan’s most unique and stunning homes during this year’s virtual home tours. As it has for the last 10 years, the revenue from the tour goes directly to Child and Family Services of Northwestern Michigan. Learn more about this event and get your tickets here.

Staircase to heaven home

Photo by Eagle Eye Media, Greg MacMaster

October 29 | TC Zombie Run | Traverse City
The Traverse City Zombie Run is a Halloween tradition! Over the years we’ve seen zombies from all walks of life, or should we say death. Who or what will show up this year? Right Brain Brewery hosts this frightening event.

October 30 | Movie Matinee @ The Pine! | Curtis
One greatest horror films ever made, “Nosferatu,” will be featured at The Pine Performance Center’s next movie night. Enjoy a Halloween weekend evening out with family in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Learn more about this event or get your tickets now.

Photo(s) by Dan Stewart