Hallowe’en in Greenfield Village is fun for the entire family

Glenda, the good Witch

DEARBORN, Mich. — Friday was a great night to be at Hallowe’en in Greenfield Village.  The weather was a balmy 68 degrees, slight sprinkle for a few minutes, but all in all a great evening.  Be prepared for a spooky night of skeletons dancing, pumpkins that are singing and witches on their broomsticks as the torches are lit and bells are tolling.

Hallowe’en featured classic ghoulish tales as you strolled an enchanted path lit by 1,000 hand-carved jack-o-lanterns.  As you follow the pumpkin trail, spooky thrills awaits you.  Little children dressed in their halloween costumes as well as adults dressed up as well, walked the trail and saw the Grim Reaper.  Be wary of the burning flames where he hides in the field, so run fast before he calls your name and you must depart with him.

The Top Hat Side Show featured entertainment such as swallowing swords and fire.  There was also a high wire act high above the crowd.  Next was the Fortune Teller, Madam ZaZa, with her crystal ball if you dare and want to hear your fortune.  There were also dancing skeletons that emerge from their vaults, while the music moans.  Anyone for a skeletal dance?

As you walk towards the troll bridge which was engulfed in fog, it was dark and dreary as the light shown from the ground onto the cracks of the boards which gave it a scary experience.  Just past that, was a big screen showing 1930’s Hallowe’en Cartoon shorts.   The Pirates performance was a dance and fencing show using their swords.

Follow the yellow brick road, as you see Dorothy, the Tin Man, the Lion and the Scarecrow.  But beware of the Wicked Witch of the West and her broomstick.  As you enter Oz, you see Glenda the good witch and the powerful Oz himself.  Walk through the dark, scary forest if you dare.

Finally, your evening ends where the legend starts at Sleepy Hollow and you see the Headless Horseman.  The musical programs include The Transylvania Trio near the hearse on the way out.  Also the Potion Sisters, Hansel & Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood, the Tell-Tale Heart and the Legend of Sleepy Hollow.  There were several restaurants open for you dining pleasure, along with several stores open with Hallowe’en merchandise.

If you couldn’t make it to the opening weekend of Hallowe’en, don’t worry. There are still two more weekends left to experience it. The remaining dates are October 17-20 and 24-27, 2019.

For tickets and more information about Hallowe’en in Greenfield Village, visit https://www.thehenryford.org/current-events/calendar/halloween-in-greenfield-village/

A magic trick during the Top Hat Side Show (Gloria Rzucidlo/AmericaJR)

One of the many people who passed out candy during Hallowe’en.

There are 1,000 hand-carved jack-o-lanterns throughout Greenfield Village during Hallowe’en.

The Transylvania Trio performing for the crowd. (Jerome Rzucidlo/AmericaJR)

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