It’s that time of year again: the days are shortening, there’s a nip of fall in the air, and parents are starting to plan Halloween activities for their kids. Here is a list of some fun family Halloween events and haunted houses to scare you and your little ones (but not too much!). Marshall contains one of the largest National Historic Landmark Districts in America, full of historic homes that create a perfect atmosphere for a Halloween excursion, and is conveniently located at the intersection of I-94 and I-69, making it an easily reachable destination for the entire Southwestern region.
1. Cornwell’s Turkeyville Haunted Adventure
Location: 18935 15 1/2 Mile Rd, Marshall, MI 49068
Open: Saturdays 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in October
The ever-popular Cornwell’s Turkeyville hosts a family-friendly Halloween experience including a corn maze, ghoulish hay cart ride, a House of Illusions, and a spooky train ride. Children 12 and under can pick a pumpkin from the patch to take home, while supplies last. The theme this year is “Carn-evil!,” so come prepared for some devilish fun!
2. Wilder Creek Haunted Castle
Location: 19833 D Drive South, Marshall, MI 49068
Open: Fridays 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturdays 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. in October
Located at the Wilder Creek Conservation Club, the Haunted Castle offers two levels of Halloween experience for kids young and old. From 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. each night is “no-scare” hour, suitable for younger children; the full show starts at 7 p.m. and runs until 10 p.m. Like their Facebook page for more details!