October is upon us, and that means local haunted houses and hayrides are opening their doors. Enjoy this list of local spooky events this October! How many will you cross off of the list?
Blake’s Halloween – Armada, MI
Blake’s has operated the farm, greenhouses, and cider mill for over 20 years. This is one of the largest cider mills and activity centers in Michigan. I used to live near Detroit and this became one of our family’s favorites in the fall. Blake’s Halloween runs every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night. They have a live DJ, food tent, and free cider and donuts. Also enjoy outdoor movies and bonfires under the stars every night. The haunted attractions are Spookyland 3D Maze, Zombie Paintball Safari, 3-Story Haunted Barn, and the Nighttime Spooky Hayride. Tickets have several pricing combinations based on how many attractions you want to go through. Add attractions for more or children and Sunday for less. I highly recommend Blake’s for lots of fun.
Erebus – Pontiac, MI
Erebus is named after “the darkness beneath the earth which the dead must pass through to get to hades.” Sounds a little scary and it is. Open since 2000, Erebus Haunted House is nationally recognized as one of the largest and scariest haunted houses in Michigan and the country. It is 4 stories of state of the art special effects terror. Lots of zombies, ghouls, and creatures of the underworld. At Erebus you can expect to travel the terrifying journey through Dr. Colber’s time machine. View experimental surgery, the dead stalking the living, and extremely long outside wait lines to enter. The fall season for Erebus opens late September. Sunday times are from 6 pm to 11pm, Friday’s and Saturday’s until 1 pm and the rest of the week from 7 pm to 11 pm.
Haunted Farm of Terror – Lenox Twp, MI
Attraction season opens September 22nd. The Haunted Farm of Terror has operated for over 15 years on this 20 acre farmland. There is both a haunted hayride and haunted house. There is also a Road Kill Café and Gift Shop onsite. Some say ” the haunted hayride is to die for”. The attractions run every Friday and Saturday plus additional dates in October. Doors open at 7 pm and close at 1 am on Friday and Saturday and 11 pm on other nights. Tickets are $25 for the combo 2 attraction ticket or $17 for individual attractions. They also have a zombie paintball shoot.
Panic at Pine Stump Hollow – St Clair, MI
It takes about 30 minutes to go through Panic at Pine Stump Hollow. It runs on Friday and Saturday. Doors are open from dusk to midnight.
Slaughtered at Sundown – Romeo, MI
Haunt starts scary fun on September 29th. There is both a Haunted House and Haunted Hayride at Slaughtered at Sundown. Doors open at 7 pm. Tickets are $15 for each attraction or both for $25. You can wear costumes but no masks at Slaughtered. Slaughtered at Sundown is open Friday and Saturday nights. Lots of events and activities including a live radio broadcast most weekends.
The Fear Factory – Mt Clemens, MI
This haunt may be closed for 2017. Its popular Gibraltar Trade Center location in Mount Clemens has recently been sold and closed. We have not seen any updates for The Fear Fear Factory.
Tunnel of Terror – Rochester, MI
Opens the night of October 13th. Presented by the Rochester Area Jaycees, Tunnel of Terror is a haunted house maze of mayhem, darkness, and horror. It is open Friday and Saturday nights. The address is at Rochester Municipal Park. Tickets are only $10-13. Check the web page for discount offer.
What is your favorite local haunted experience? We would love to know!