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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 That Are Typically Held in Ludington

  • Octoberfest Craft Beer & Music Festival in downtown Ludington.
  • Harvest Weekends for campers at Kibby Creek Campground- 4900 W. Deren Rd. in Ludington. Visit to reserve your campsite.
  • Halloween Weekends 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 to reserve your campsite.
  • Halloween at the Station for campers at Vacation Station RV Resort- 5061 W. US 10 in Ludington. These events includes spooky train rides, pumpkin decorating, trick-or-treating, and a site decorating contest. Visit to reserve your campsite.
  • Fall Festival at the Ludington State Park– 8800 M-116, Ludington. Event includes horse-drawn wagon rides by Meadow Breeze Farms, music by 80 Cows , beach bonfire, apples, donuts, and cider. Free event but donations are appreciated. 
  • “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. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Run for Your Lives 5k & Half Marathon in Downtown Ludington. Visit for more information.
  • Pumpkin Painting at Sandcastles Children’s Museum- 125 E. Ludington Ave., Ludington. Regular admission rates apply.
  • Ludrock’s Night of Fright at Ludington Area Center for the Arts- 107 S. Harrison St, Ludington.
  • Halloween Charity Event at Photography by Sue Brown- 1676 W. Hansen Road, Scottville. Free photo with donation to United Way of Mason County.

Stay tuned for information on fall events in Ludington for 2023!

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More Activities & Attractions in Ludington

Murals of Ludington

Within the downtown Ludington region, several murals grace the façades of local area businesses, telling stories of the area’s rich history.

Mason County District Libraries

In addition to thousands of book titles, the Mason County District Library’s Ludington and Scottville branches provide many free programs.

Ludington Has Two Lighthouses!

Ludington visitors flock to the area to view our two majestic lighthouses, the North Breakwater Light and Big Sable Point Lighthouse.

Disc Golf Courses

Disc golf is a big deal here in the Ludington area, with up to 20,000 people per year visiting one of our six courses.

Beaches & Parks

Ludington has many beautiful beaches and parks to explore. Enjoy a day on the shores of Lake Michigan or take in the scenery at a local park.

Historic White Pine Village

Discover small town life in the late 1800s and early 1900s at Historic White Pine Village in Ludington, overlooking Lake Michigan.


Arrive in Ludington by boat and dock at one of three marinas: Ludington Municipal Marina, Harbor View Marina, & Pere Pointe Village Marina.