Fall Family Fun Guide


Fall is finally here! We crafted a helpful guide to some of the crisp-air, crunchy-leaves, spooky-fun activities!

Fall Family Fun for All Ages

Halloween Ghosts & Goodies

October 7-8, 13-15, 20-22 & 26-31

Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad
6140 Bray Rd., Flint 48505 – 800.648.7275

Treats and tricks, cider and doughnuts, little monsters and big fun for the whole family. From the enchanted forest to the magic show, the straw maze and 20 treat stops throughout the Village, it’s sure to put you in the spirit of the season. And, don’t forget about the famous Huckleberry Ghost Train Express or a cruise around Mott Lake on the Genesee Belle.


Ooky Spooky Light Show

Daily through October 4-4:45PM
Extra showings on October 27-31, 3PM

Longway Planetarium
1310 E. Kearsley St., Flint 48503 – 810.237.3400

Favorite Halloween tunes come to life with amazing graphics and lights. Great for the family, the show is spooky, funny, and a perfect way to celebrate the season!

Wonderfully Wicked Woods
October 21, 1-5PM

Robert Williams Nature & Historical Learning Center
10069 E. Atherton Rd., Davison

Wear your costumes and enjoy family activities including wagon rides and games. $5 per child for residents, $7 for non-residents.

Spooky Monster Magic Show
October 26, 6-8PM

Fenton Community & Cultural Center
150 S. Leroy St., Fenton 48430

Magician Gordon Russ will combine fast-paced fun, magic and comedy – with some audience participation. Wear your costume if you’d like. A cookie & punch reception will follow. $6 in advance, $10 at the door.

Happy Hauntings Ghost Walk, Frankenmuth
October 28, 5PM

Hosted By: Those Nature People Herb Haus
455 S. Main St. Frankenmuth

Frankenmuth 48734 – 989.262.8110

Family Friendly walk about town, hear spooky tales, learn about ghosts, witches, vampires and werewolves. Rain or shine, $5/person, kids under 2 are FREE. Pre-registration required.

Flint’s Longway Planetarium Halloween Hootenanny
October 28, 5-7PM

1310 E. Kearsley St., Flint 48502 – 810.237.3450

Bring your little monster out for a night of Halloween fun! Come in your best costume for a chance to win a prize. Each ticket also includes admission to the 6pm Ooky Spooky Light Show.

Farms, Orchards & Cider Mills

Spooky Trails Farm

October Weekends
Daytime Attractions: SAT/SUN 11AM-5:30PM
Nighttime Attractions: FRI/SAT 7-11PM

8266 Baldwin Rd. Swartz Creek 48473 – 810.407.3035

Young and old can enjoy daytime pumpkin-picking and hayrides, haunted hayrides, a haunted cornfield, Zombie Hunter Hayride and Pumpkin Blasters.

Diehl’s Orchard & Cider Mill

October 9-6PM; November 1-19
SAT/SUN only

1479 Ranch Rd., Holly 48442 – 248.634.8981

Helping families make memories for over 60 years! Bring the whole family to enjoy hot, cold and even slushy cider and their famous hot donuts. Sign up for the “Dinner and a Hayride” group event for a unique experience around the campfire. The corn maze is open through October 31.

McCarron’s Orchard & Bakery

M-W-F 9AM-5PM in Flushing

Flint Farmers’ Market
7456 Carpenter Rd., Flushing – 810.659.3052

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This small farm market and bakery has a cider mill for fresh cider during the season, as well as a variety of baked goods made from scratch including pies, cookies and bread. They also have a variety of fruit, honey and other homemade items for sale.

Montrose Orchards

FRI: 3-6PM

12473 Seymour Rd., Montrose 48457 – 810.639.6971

Montrose Orchards features Pumpkin Fantasyland tours through the month of October. Fall Family Fun Fest is held October 14-15.

Historic Parshallville Cider Mill

Open 7 days through mid-November

8507 Parshallville Rd., Fenton 48430 – 810.629.9079

Parshallville Cider Mill is one of the few remaining watered-powered grist mills in Michigan. The mill offers cider, spiced donuts, caramel apples, homemade apple pies and a variety of heirloom apples for baking and eating. It also offers made in Michigan products including local honey. You can watch them make apple cider using the old-fashioned cider-pressing process.

Porter’s Orchard

Open 7 days through December 24
SUN Noon-6PM

12060 Hegel Rd. Goodrich 48438 – 810.636.7156

Fun-filled and full of action in the fall! Pick pumpkins from the patch or get lost in a corn maze. Kids will enjoy the giant wooden slide and bounce house, as well as visiting the critters at the petting zoo – and don’t forget about the apples, cider and donuts!


Spicer Orchards, Farm Market & Winery

Farm Market: 8AM-7PM daily
Winery: 10AM-7PM daily
Cafe: M-F 11AM-5PM

10411 Clyde Rd., Fenton 48430 – 810. 632.7692

There’s fun for the entire family at Spicer’s, including the winery, pick-your-own apples, donuts, playground, wagon rides, fudge, pumpkins, corn maze and old-fashioned tractors. Fall weekend activities include bounce houses, zipline, outdoor BBQ, corn roasters, train rides, scenic hay rides, sand art and face-painting.

Scary & Super Scary… how much can YOU handle?


Flint Fright Film Fest
October 14, 12-9PM

Hosted by Flint Horror-Con
Mott Community College Recital Hall
1401 E. Court St., Flint 48503

Join the Flint Horror Collective for a screening of horror films from around the world, all of them short subject and all delightfully weird! Festival Winners will be presented at 8PM.


DreadLands Haunt of Davison
FRI/SAT 7PM-Midnight

10280 E. Stanley Rd., Davison 48423 – 810.406.2913

Ride the Dreadline (zipline) and shoot zombies, visit the Laboratories, the Haunted Trail and the new Labyrinth – a maze of epic proportions.


Rotten Manor
FRI/SAT 7PM-Midnight
SUN 7-11PM

13245 Dixie Hwy., Holly 48442 – 248.396.6243

For those who dare … boasting the largest, most realistic custom structures of any Michigan attraction, Rotten Manor is a highly-detailed, theatrical and immersive experience in fear. The Forest attraction opens at 8PM. Tickets sold on-location only.


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