‘Hallowe’en in Greenfield Village’ offers lots of fun for the entire family

Remaining dates for "Hallowe'en in Greenfield Village" are Oct. 19-22, & 26-29. (Jerome Rzucidlo/AmericaJR)

Dearborn, Mich. — Happy Halloween from Hallowe’en in Greenfield Village!  The tradition is back and more ghoulish than ever.

As you enter, you are meeting the Grim Reaper as he is walking around the fields, greeting the little and big children dressed in their costumes.  Next to him are the free horse-drawn wagon rides that takes you around the Village.
We visited Madame Zaza as she waved her hands over the crystal ball telling you your fortune.  There was also a crowd gathered at the Top Hat Side Show where men juggled knives, fire on sticks, swallowed swords and this man was balancing several chairs on his chin.  What a sight to see!

As you walked along the pumpkin-lined streets of the Village, there were many people dressed up as scary witches and storybook characters.  They encouraged you to take their picture.  In the McDuffy schoolyard, a woman was explaining colonial yarn dying.  She actually had some yard in the cauldron over an open fire.  At the Ford home, there were Victorian Harvest activities for the children to participate in.

Along the route was the Village graveyard at the Woodland Cemetery where the undertaker greeted you along with the spirits of the dead.  Beware of those ghosts among us…..

Also there was the dark covered bridge with ghastly lights up above.  When you walked through, the wood floor would creak leading to portals of other dimensions.

In the field of cornstalks, the Headless Horseman rides in pursuit of Ichabod Crane.  A crowd gathered to take their picture.

There were many Hallowe’en experiences to see, and when you get hungry, take a stroll to the Taste of History Restaurant for some old-fashioned fare or Mrs. Fisher’s snacks and cookies or the Detroit Central Market featuring the Owl Night Lunch Wagon.  Along Main Street were many street vendors selling kettle corn, roasted almonds, cotton candy, shaved ice, pulled pork, empanadas, soul food, lemonade, hot cocoa, frozen custard and beer and wine.

Perhaps you want to ride the Hallowe’en Express train around the outskirts of the Village. The 20-minute ghostly ride takes you on a tour of ghosts, monsters and urban legends as it winds around the enchanted woods.  The cost is $3 per person.

A custom that celebrates the end of summer and the harvest season begins here at Hallowe’en at Greenfield Village.  The celebration is symbolized in age-old Celtic traditions.  Come see for yourself……and have a ghoulish time!

Hallowe’en in Greenfield Village is open every weekend in October (Thursday-Sunday) from 4-9:30 p.m.  General Admission (age 12+) Members are $23 per ticket, non-members pay $27 per ticket.  Seniors (62+) Members are $20.75, non-members pay $24.25.  Children (2-11) Members pay $17.25, non-members pay $20.25.  Children (below 2) are free.

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

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