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Posted on Fri, Oct 21, 2011 : 3 p.m.

Halloween guide 2011 for the Ann Arbor area: events, trick-or-treat times, and more

By Staff

Are you ready for Halloween? Have no fear; we've got you covered. We've got suggestions on fun things to do in Washtenaw County, details on area trick-or-treat times and helpful hints to assure a scary good time. This guide will continue to be updated as Halloween approaches, so keep checking back for more ideas and fun (to submit an event, email


Through Oct. 30

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Saturday, Oct. 29

Creatures of the Night: Nocturnal Animals at YDL-Michigan
Halloween Storytime at Nicola's Books
Briarwood Mall Boo Bash
Kids Club Halloween Treat Trail at Whole Foods Washtenaw
Trunk or Treat at Ypsilanti Free Methodist Church
Huron Village Plaza Halloween Celebration
Halloween Party and Haunted Art Gallery at Corner Brewery
Frequency presents Halloween Scream and Costume Contest at Necto
The Blood Bang! at the Blind Pig
Cavern Club Halloween Bash
GLOW Halloween Dance Party in the Red Room at Necto
Halloween Dance Party at the Dance Pavilion
"The Rocky Horror Picture Show" at the State Theatre
Halloween Party with the Lucas Paul Band at Conor O'Neill's


The University of Michigan Halloween concerts are a perennial favorite.

Sunday, Oct. 30

Afternoon of the Undead at YDL-Whittaker
Family Halloween Party at the U-M Exhbit Museum of Natural History
Dexter Community Band All-Costume Halloween Concert
University of Michigan Halloween Concerts at Hill Auditorium
Encore presents Devil's Night in the Red Room at Necto

Monday, Oct. 31

Halloween Storytime/Halloween Party at AADL-Downtown
Halloween Crafts at AADL-Pittsfield
Day of the Dead Sugar Skulls at YDL-Michigan
Main Street Area Halloween Treat Parade in downtown Ann Arbor
Factory presents: The Biggest Goth Industrial Halloween Party in Southeast Michigan at Necto


Ann Arbor: 5-8 p.m.
• City of Ypsilanti: 6-8 p.m.
• Ypsilanti Township: 6-8 p.m.
• Saline: 6-8 p.m.
• Dexter: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
• Chelsea: 4-6 p.m.


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Here are a couple Halloween goodies to try, courtesy of the Associated Press:

A delicious pumpkin pie ... that you drink
A sweet treat that looks deliciously swampish


Through Oct. 30

Blast Corn Maze outside Dexter
Fall Color Tour on the Train

From festive ideas to safety tips, resources to help your holiday go smoothly.

• Eco-friendly Halloween: Candy | Costumes | Decorations | Kids' stuff | Party
• Halloween safety: General | Candy
• Make your own: Decorations | Haunted house | Party
• Pumpkin carving: Ideas
• Info from Ann Arbor city web site: Halloween safety tips (PDF) • Column: Mamas, don't let your daughters dress up to be porn stars



Sat, Oct 15, 2011 : 4:34 p.m.

My oldest daughter and her friends went to Talladay Farms, in Milan last night. They have several corn mazes, and a haunted corn maze at night. <a href="" rel='nofollow'></a>


Sat, Oct 15, 2011 : 5:03 p.m.

There is also Krazy Hildas well near Saline. That one is really well done if you can't make it out to Cedar Point.


Sat, Oct 15, 2011 : 2:38 a.m.

An even more 'eco-friendly' candy alternative is UNICEF. You can teach your children to make good instead of greed. <a href="" rel='nofollow'></a>


Sat, Oct 15, 2011 : 5:03 p.m.

They can do both. I get both at my door every year. So there is a win win situation here. Plus the dentist wins out as well.