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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 Typically Take Place

  • Harvest Weekend for campers at Kibby Creek Campground – 4900 W. Deren Rd. in Ludington. Visit kibbycreekcampground.com 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 vacationstationrvresort.com to reserve your campsite.
  • Octoberfest Craft Beer & Music Festival in downtown Ludington – Visit downtownludington.org for more information.
  • Bring Your Own Pumpkin to Faire Heart Center – 3408 W. US-10, Ludington. For $10 per person or $25 per family of 5, you can utilize Faire Heart’s supplies and special tracers to carve or decorate your pumpkin.
  • Halloween Weekend 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.
  • Fall Festival at the Ludington State Park – 8800 M-116, Ludington. Event includes horse-drawn wagon rides, live music, beach bonfire, apples, donuts, and cider. Free event but donations are appreciated.
  • Witchy Wine & Canvas with Faire Heart at Blu Moon Bistro – 125 S. James St., Ludington. Tickets are $45 and include painting supplies and charcuterie, cash bar available. Buy tickets here.
  • Saturday, October 14th, 2023 from 4-7pm – Ladies Night at Faire Heart Center- 3408 W. US-10, Ludington. Event includes a vendor show, live music, complimentary snacks and (non-alcoholic) drinks, and sales in the boutique. Attendees maybe BYOB.
  • “A Scream in the Night” Halloween Drive-thru event to benefit Connexion Point Addiction Treatment & Recovery Program – $5 per person. Cartier Park Campground- 1254 N. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington.
  • Pumpkin Carving Party at Prayer & Praise Church – 509 N. Staffon St., Ludington. Free event. Bring your own pumpkin and use templates and tools provided for carving. Dinner is provided.
  • Stage Left Theatre Company presents Murder at the Moon Dinner Theatre: “Boo! Goes the Bride” at Blu Moon Bistro – 125 S. James St., Ludington. Tickets are $40 per person and include a buffet meal and the show. Friday and Saturday events begin at 6:15pm and the Sunday matinee begins at 12:15pm. For more information and tickets, visit stagelefttheatremi.org/upcoming-events.
  • Footsteps for Families Pumpkins in the Park 1-Mile Fundraiser Walk to benefit West Shore Family Support – Glow items, coffee, hot chocolate, and donuts will be provided. Free and open to the public. Cartier Park Walkway Loop- 1101 N. Rath Ave., Ludington.
  • Stix Biergarten Fall Fest– 1963 N. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington – Admission is free and activities include games, cornhole tournament, special menu, pumpkin painting, costume contest, live music, demonstration by Food Network Channel professional carvers, face painting, bouncy house, and more.
  • Haunted Village at Historic White Pine Village – 1687 S. Lakeshore Dr. in Ludington. Children are encouraged to wear costumes and trick or treat throughout the historic buildings in the village. Admission is $7.50 for adults, $6.50 for seniors 60 & up, $5.50 for youth ages 4-13, 3 & under free.
  • Spooky Slow Roll Bike Ride beginning at Spindrift Cyclesports – 102 W. Ludington Ave. Costumes are encouraged and snacks and prizes will be provided.
  • Halloween Family Fun Run/Walk to benefit the Childhood Cancer Campaign – Participation is by donation and costumes are encouraged. There will also be candy, cider, and donuts. Cartier Park Pavilion in Ludington.
  • Zombie Crawl throughout downtown Mason County – Buy a commemorative t-shirt for $20. All participanting businesses are listed on the back with check boxes. Prizes won by posting photos to Facebook and Instagram along the way. Event is a benefit for the Leeward Initiative of Mason County. For more information and tickets, visit facebook.com.
  • Annual Harvest Festival at The Inn at Ludington – 701 E. Ludington Ave., Ludington.Games, Prizes, Costumes, Candy, Food, Punch and so much more! The event will include a Blueberry Pie Eating Contest at 5:30pm, Harvest Maypole Dance at 6:30pm, and a Ka-Pong Tournament at 7:30pm. There will also be games, prizes, costumes, candy, food, punch, and more. Admission is a recommended donation of $5/person or $20/family. Proceeds benefit Blue Hat Ministries.
  • Halloween Party at the Mitten Bar– 109 W. Ludington Ave., Ludington. Featuring live music.
  • Run for Your Lives 5k & Half Marathon in Downtown Ludington – Register at downtownludington.org
  • Halloween Rock Painting at Sandcastles Children’s Museum – 125 E. Ludington Ave., Ludington. Regular admission rates apply.
  • Halloween Celebration at Legacy Plaza sponsored by Safe Harbor Credit Union – This free event is open to the public and includes games, prizes, treats, and activities. Also includes downtown Trick-or-Treating from 2-4pm.
  • Ludrock’s Night of Fright at Ludington Area Center for the Arts – 107 S. Harrison St, Ludington. Admission is $5 per person which includes food, beverages, costume contest, and live music.
  • Halloween Party at the Ludington Eagles – 108 S. Harrison St., Ludington. Open to the public. Costume contest and live music.
  • Halloween Craft at Sandcastles Children’s Museum – 125 E. Ludington Ave., Ludington. Regular admission rates apply.

Stay tuned for information on Fun Fall Happenings in Ludington for 2024!

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