The Friday Five — Oct. 28-30

Metro | Published October 26, 2022


1. Boo Bash
Oct. 29 • Southfield Pavilion

Boo Bash will welcome families from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Southfield Pavilion, 26000 Evergreen Road. Costumed children can work on activities like a bat craft, pirate keychains and coloring pages, as well as play Halloween-themed games like mummy bowling, skeleton toss and ring the witch hat. Guy Louis, also known as “The Friendly Dracula,” will hold interactive shows at 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Along Trick or Treat Street, kids can visit stations for candy and giveaways. Hayrides will travel to the Civic Center Park Picnic Shelter for cider and doughnuts, departing from the Southfield Parks and Recreation Building until 3:30 p.m. Admission costs $5 per person for Southfield residents and $10 for nonresidents. For more information, call (248) 796-4620 or visit  

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2. Curious and Macabre Lantern Tour
Oct. 28 • Troy Historic Village

From a plant known as “dead man’s finger” to lethal Victorian baby bottles, the Curious and Macabre Lantern Tour will show off some of the most creepy, unusual and morbid items in the collection of the Troy Historic Village, 60 W. Wattles Road. The guided event will begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday and take people to spaces normally off limits from the public. Ages 15 and older are welcome. The cost is $12 for Troy Historical Society members and $15 for nonmembers. Register at

Read the story: Troy Historic Village offers up its spookiest displays

3. Trunk or treat
Oct. 29 • Fraser Public Library

The Fraser Public Library, 16330 14 Mile Road, will host its trunk-or-treat celebration from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday. The free event started in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, since children were discouraged from going door to door for candy. Anyone interested in helping can register at

Read the story: Fraser Library trunk or treat to return for third year

The Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society Museum in Eastpointe and New Baltimore Trade Center will also host trunk or treats in Macomb County this weekend. In Oakland County, businesses in Ferndale, Clawson and Berkley are set to hand out candy to little ghouls and goblins. To see if there's a similar event in your area, visit our page at

4. Hayrides/wagon tours
Oct. 28-30 • Various locations

Shelby Township
Take a wagon tour, cozy up by a campfire and hear stories about fall from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Road. To register, visit or call (586) 781-9113

Farmington Hills
Hay Ride Central is happening Friday evenings until Nov. 4 at Heritage Park, 24915 Farmington Road. To register, call (248) 473-1870.

Blake’s Big Apple, 71485 North Ave., will feature haunted hayrides, zombie paintball, a three-story haunted barn and a spookyland 3D maze Friday and Saturday. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

Get lost in a corn maze and hop on a hayride from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at Maybury Farm, 50165 Eight Mile Road. Learn more by calling (248) 374-0200.

5. Bark-tober (events for pets)
Oct. 29-30 • Various locations

Fur parents can dress up their pets for a chance to win a gift card during an event from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Grand Circus Dog Park in Detroit. Categories include Best Costume, Scariest Costume, Most Creative Costume and Best Pet and Parent Combination. For more information, visit

Boos, Barks and Brews will feature Halloween photos with dogs, raffle baskets, treats and more from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Farmington Brewing Company, 33336 Grand River Ave. For more information, visit