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Fall Events

Autumn is such a great season here in Ludington. You can visit a multitude of festivals, take a fall color tour to view the spectacular oranges, reds and yellows that take over the landscape, and just enjoy the cool, crisp air. Halloween is not just for kids- many local businesses sponsor various parties and events that are fun for the entire family. 

For more information on Trick or Treat dates and locations, read our Halloween story.

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Fun Fall Events Scheduled for 2022:

  • September 23rd-24th – Octoberfest Craft Beer & Music Festival in downtown Ludington.
  • September 30th-October 1st – Harvest Weekend #1 for campers at Kibby Creek Campground- 4900 W. Deren Rd. in Ludington. Visit kibbycreek.com to reserve your campsite.
  • September 30th-October 2nd – Halloween Weekend #1 for campers at Ponchos Pond- 5335 W. Wallace Rd. in Ludington. The event includes trick-or-treating, a site decorating contest, kids’ pumpkin carving, costume contest and more. Visit poncho.com to reserve your campsite.
  • September 30th- October 2nd – Halloween #1 at the Station for campers at Vacation Station RV Resort- 5061 W. US 10 in Ludington. The event includes spooky train rides, pumpkin decorating, trick-or-treating, and a site decorating contest. Visit vacationstationrvresort.com to reserve your campsite.
  • October 7th-8th – Harvest Weekend #2 for campers at Kibby Creek Campground- 4900 W. Deren Rd. in Ludington. Visit kibbycreek.com to reserve your campsite.
  • October 7th-9th – Halloween Weekend #2 for campers at Ponchos Pond- 5335 W. Wallace Rd. in Ludington. The event includes trick-or-treating, a site decorating contest, kids’ pumpkin carving, costume contest and more. Visit poncho.com to reserve your campsite.
  • October 7th-9th – Halloween #2 at the Station for campers at Vacation Station RV Resort- 5061 W. US 10 in Ludington. The event includes spooky train rides, pumpkin decorating, trick-or-treating, and a site decorating contest. Visit vacationstationrvresort.com to reserve your campsite.
  • Saturday, October 15th, 7-11:55pm – “A Scream in the Night” Halloween Drive-thru event to benefit Connexion Point Addiction Treatment & Recovery Program. $5 per person. Cartier Park- 1254 N. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington. 
  • October 19th-26th – Pumpkins for Change Pumpkin Decorating Contest at Betten Baker Ford- 3045 US 10, Ludington. Pumpkins will be available at Betten Baker Ford of Ludington for a $5 entry fee from October 19th-22nd and can be dropped back off when decorated (no later than October 25th at 6pm). The first place winner receives: 50% of the total entry fees collected (the other 50% will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation). The second place winner receives: gift card to a local business. Winners will be chosen and announced on October 26th to celebrate National Pumpkin Day. For more information, call(231) 845-5111.
  • Saturday, October 22nd, 2-5pm – Haunted Village Children are encouraged to wear costumes and trick or treat throughout the historic buildings in the village. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $8 for kids age 3-13, and kids under 3 enter free. Historic White Pine Village– 1687 S. Lakeshore Dr. in Ludington.
  • Saturday, October 29th, 9:30 am – Run for Your Lives 5k & Half Marathon in Downtown Ludington. Visit downtownludington.org for more information.
  • Saturday, October 29th, 11am-1pm – Pumpkin Painting at Sandcastles Children’s Museum- 125 E. Ludington Ave., Ludington. Regular admission rates apply.
  • Saturday, October 29th, 6pm – Ludrock’s Night of Fright at Ludington Area Center for the Arts- 107 S. Harrison St, Ludington.

Fun Fall Events That Typically Take Place

Haunted Forest to benefit Connexion Point, Inc. $5/person, under 3 free. Not recommended for small children. Drive through. Cartier Park- 1254 N. Lakeshore Dr. in Ludington. 

Upstreet Pumpkin Palooza at Mason County Reformed Church- 45 S. Amber Rd. in Ludington. Pre-K through 5th Grade kids are invited for games, candy, and pumpkin decorating. Kids are encouraged to wear their costumes.

Halloween Charity Event at Photography by Sue Brown- 1676 W. Hansen Road, Scottville. Free photo with donation to United Way of Mason County. Pre-registration required by visiting signupgenius.com.

Pumpkin Palooza at the Ludington Library- 217 E. Ludington Ave. and the Scottville Library- 204 E. State St.

Halloween Hustle 1-Mile Race beginning at the Cartier Park Gazebo- 1254 N. Lakeshore Dr. in Ludington. 1 Mile Fun Run for students in Grades K-5 at Cartier Park. Runners will begin and end at the gazebo. Drivers must enter from Lakeshore Drive.

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