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Posted on Wed, Oct 24, 2012 : 4:44 p.m.

Halloween events, attractions and trick-or-treat times 2012

By Ann Dwyer

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October always brings countless events and opportunities to enjoy the fall atmosphere and the coming Halloween holiday. Here are some of your options to make the most of the season; click on each item for full details: (To have an event added to the list, please email

TRICK OR TREAT TIMES FOR OCT. 31 (Note: not all communities set designated times)

Ann Arbor: 5-8 p.m.

Chelsea: 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Dexter: 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Manchester: 5-7 p.m.

Milan 6-8 p.m.

Pittsfield Township: 6-8 p.m. Candy checks will be from 6:30-9 p.m. at the McDonald Stores located at 3811 Carpenter Road and 4755 Washtenaw Ave.

Saline: 6-8 p.m.

Ypsilanti Township: 5-7 p.m.


Follow along as MLive / conducts a search for Michigan's Best Haunted House

Brandywine Cemetery

Night Terrors at Wiard's Orchards

Terrorfied Forest / Terrorfied Manor

Slaughterhouse Adventure


Talladay Farms

Blast Corn Maze

Wiard's Orchards


Conductor Warren Puffer Jones bows at last year's Hill Auditorium Halloween Concert.

Joseph Tobianski | file photo



“Rest In Peace: The Washtenaw Way of Death,” at the Museum on Main Street

Wednesday, Oct. 31

The Main Street Area Association Treat Parade

Halloween at Arbor Brewing Company

Halloween Band Masquerade at the Blind Pig

Halloween at Woodruff's

Hear "War of the Worlds" set in Ypsilanti.

Thursday, November 1:

Halloween Candy Buy Back by Dr. Schmidt

Have you carved an pumpkin worthy of being on display at a museum or is your yard decor reminiscent of a haunted cemetery? Send us a halloween themed photo here, also don't forget to check out some of the great fall colors photos submitted by our readers.



Wed, Oct 31, 2012 : 5:20 p.m.

The Dairy Queen on Washtenaw ave will be giving out free junior cones to any kids dress in costumes from 6pm-8pm tonight! :)


Mon, Oct 29, 2012 : 12:22 a.m.

Sure do wish Ypsilanti township existed so I could find the time!


Fri, Oct 26, 2012 : 7:45 p.m.

What are the trick-or-treating times for Ypsilanti, Ypsilanti Twp, and Superior Twp?


Sat, Oct 20, 2012 : 1:54 a.m.

Is Skelementary on the 26th or 27th?


Wed, Oct 17, 2012 : 12:54 a.m.

As for things to do. Canton is also having their Halloween Skate. I believe it is either this weekend or the following. Also, the Michigan Library in Ypsilanti Downtown is having their first annual try at making the basement haunted on Saturday nite. Trying to attract the teens. We are trying to promote our neck of the woods. Ypsilanti Halloween times were omitted. As I said above 5 to 8. But sometimes I have seen them come around 6. Gives me time to get dinner on the table.


Wed, Oct 17, 2012 : 12:49 a.m.

Ypsilanti City and Township go that long here too.


Tue, Oct 16, 2012 : 11:20 p.m.

And an additional Halloween Celebration at The Sunday Artisan Market -- Sunday, 10/28 - 12:30 - 3:30 - trick and treating, scavenger hunt, pumpkin decorating, and costume parade. Kerrytown Pavalion -- come on down and have some fun.


Tue, Oct 16, 2012 : 9:03 p.m.

5-8 is way too long for Ann Arbor! Maybe next year it could be 6-8?

Joseph Stratton

Wed, Oct 31, 2012 : 1:28 p.m.

I can remember when Halloween began at sun-down and lasted until 11-12 midnight. We would have time to go home and empty our bags onto the table for dad to sort and go back out to round on the same houses. I know, I must sound old. But is 3 hours really that bad?

Urban Sombrero

Tue, Oct 30, 2012 : 9:08 p.m.

Wanted to add: that was after we'd run out of candy. I'm not just closing up shop for the heck of it or anything.

Urban Sombrero

Tue, Oct 30, 2012 : 9:07 p.m.

@A2Chick, that doesn't work in my neighborhood. Last year, we turned off the light and closed the blinds and STILL had kids at the door.

Kyle Mattson

Tue, Oct 16, 2012 : 9:52 p.m.

I plead guilty to that A2Chick.


Tue, Oct 16, 2012 : 9:30 p.m.

No problem, I'm sure they'll change it for you. This year, just turn your porch light off if you don't want to be bothered. ;-)