Ann Arbor’s Halloween Attractions & Pumpkin Patches

Ann Arbor is a beautiful tourist town that offers a wealth of amenities to local residents and visitors. October brings many fun, family-oriented events to the Ann Arbor community, including several great haunted attractions and corn mazes. If you are looking for some fun Halloween thrills this fall in the Ann Arbor area, you should check out these exciting attractions that are coming up.

Ann Arbor Halloween Cemetary
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The Brandywine Cemetery

  • Where: 2727 Brandywine Street in Ann Arbor
  • When: October 30th and 31st. Gates are open between 7PM and 7:30PM, gate closes at 9PM
  • Price: Free. Donations are accepted for area charities each year. This year’s contribution will go to the local food bank
  • More Info: Click Here

The Brandywine Cemetery Tour is a haunted attraction that is located in the southeast part of Ann Arbor. This beautifully detailed cemetery contains amazing sculptures of gargoyles, tombstones and various props that are used for haunted attractions throughout the city. This gore-free event is a fun way for the entire family to enjoy the spirit of the Halloween season. Each year the Brandywine Cemetery takes up donations to benefit local Ann Arbor charities.

Slaughterhouse Adventure

  • Where: 5781 Grand River in Fowlerville
  • When: Open every Friday and Saturday starting on October 4th, from 7PM to 11PM
  • Price: Slaughterhouse, Haunted Maze and Haunted Hayride are all $13.00 per person, per event. Combos and Group Discounts are available. Price for Haunt-Free Corn Maze is $6.00, children under 4 are free.
  • Phone: (517) 223-9140
  • Web: Click Here

The Slaughterhouse Adventure located in nearby Fowlerville offers an abundance of thrills and chills for all ages. There are plenty of spooky attractions and gore-filled mazes to take part in at this annual Halloween event, as well as a family-friendly haunt-free corn maze. The Slaughterhouse Adventure and Grand River Corn Maze guarantee that you will have an experience like no other, whether you travel through the haunted maze, take a tour of the Slaughterhouse, or travel along on the Haunted Hayride. There are combo packs available so that you enjoy two, or all three attractions at a discounted price.

Ann Arbor Corn Maze
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The Blast Corn Maze

  • Where: 6175 Daly Road in Dexter, MI
  • When: September 1st through November 9th, from 5 PM to 10 PM on Fridays, 11 AM to 10 PM on Saturdays and 11 AM to 8 PM on Sundays.
  • Price: $7.00 for Adults and $5.00 for Children ages 5 to 12. Children under 4 are Free. Group rates of 15 or more people are $5.00 per person. Hayrides cost an additional $3.00 per ride.
  • More Info: Click Here

The Blast Corn Maze is a family friendly event that is located in Dexter, MI which is not too far from Ann Arbor. There is a ten acre corn field that features 3 ½ miles of trails with three exits. Kids can play on the mountain of straw or in the corn box before of after walking through the maze. Other attractions include the Corn Cannon, Cow Train, Duck Races, Pedal Car event and Picture Props. There will be pumpkins, Indian corn, gourds, corn stalks and straw bales available to purchase in October.

Halloween in Ann Arbor, MI

The Ann Arbor community has a lot of fun and spooky attractions to offer local visitors and residents each year. Whether you are hoping to experience the scariest entertainment in town or get lost inside a corn maze with the entire family, you are sure to find an event that will suit your fright level in or around Ann Arbor.

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Ann Arbor Community Events and Entertainment for September

September has arrived and there is something for everyone here in Ann Arbor. Take a look at a few of the events
happening around town this month!


Sep. 04, 2011 – Oct. 04, 2011

Dancing in the Streets

Dancing in the Streets is an annual free festival on the Sunday of Labor Day weekend in downtown Ann Arbor. It offers local residents a chance to sample lots of different music and dance traditions, enjoy the downtown, and see some friends and neighbors in the process. Multiple stages offer visitors a chance to try many different styles of dancing, as well as enjoy mini-concerts and entertain their children with special activities.

Main and Washington, downtown Ann Arbor
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When: Sunday, September 4, 2011, 2:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Cost: This is a free event.


September 11, 2011

2011 Kerrytown Bookfest

The 9th Annual Kerrytown® BookFest will again be held in the Farmers’ Market in the historic Kerrytown district of Ann Arbor, Michigan this fall on Sept. 11th.

Each year our festival has grown, adding more exhibitors, more events, and of course, more visitors. In addition to our wonderful speakers, demonstrators, exhibitors and visitors, this year we are celebrating writers and readers of Michigan, with the support of the Michigan Humanities Council.

The Kerrytown BookFest is an event celebrating those who create books and those who read them. The primary goal is to highlight our area’s rich heritage in the book and printing arts while showcasing our local and regional individuals, businesses, and organizations. Since 2003 we have been growing, sharing, and discovering more and more about the rich book culture in our region.

Please join us for a wonderful day of speakers, education, and activities and join our rich and varied community of people who love the book and book arts.

Farmers’ Market Pavillion, 407 N. Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor
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When: Sunday September 11, 2011 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost: This is a free event.


September 23, 2011

Kerrytown Concert House Presents Freddy Cole

Described as “overall, the most maturely expressive male jazz singer of his generation, if not the best alive” by the New York Times, 2011 Grammy nominee Freddy Cole brings his Quartet to Ann Arbor for two sets September 23.

Cole doesn’t apologize for sounding like his brother, Nat “King” Cole.  There are certain unmistakable similarites.  He plays and sings and performs live with guitar and upright bass, just like Nat.  Yet his voice is raspier, smokier, jazzier even.  He has emerged from the awesome shadow cast by his brother.

This concert is part of KCH’s Kerrytown Club series, a chance to enjoy great musical moments in a nightclub setting. Call early to reserve café tables in the front of the hall. A cash bar will be available.

Farmers’ Market Pavillion, 415 N. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor
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When: Friday September 23, 2011 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.
Cost: Ticket prices range from $15 – $35


Sep. 24, 2011 – Oct. 31, 2011

Night Terrors: Michigan’s Haunted Thrill Park

Night Terrors – Michigan’s Haunted Thrill Park, features  SIX chilling attractions:  The Ultimate Haunted Barn, The Asylum, The MindShaft, Alien Caged Clowns, The Labyrinth and Hayrides of the Lost.  With over 115   live monsters, Night Terrors puts TERROR in your FACE. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

Night Terrors is open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through October; also on Saturday, September 24 and Thursday, October 29. Check website for more information on dates, times, and admission prices.

Wiard’s Orchard, 5565 Meritt Rd., Ypsilanti
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When: Sep. 24, 2011 – Oct. 31, 2011 – Only on: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., tickets sold until 11 p.m.
Cost: See Website for Details


Above was a sampling of the activities occurring in our community during the month of September. Please be sure to check out one of the many events being held during the month and have a good time!

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