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October 2019

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Tuesday, October 1st, 3:30pm

Special Needs Hay Ride and Potluck- BOOKED
Includes Halloween costume contest. Bring dish to pass, beverage and table service. Circle Rocking "S" Children's Farm, 5487 Tuttle Road, Free Soil.
Circle Rocking S Childrens Farm

Tuesday, October 1st, 5pm-9pm

Guy Unleased Culinary Class & Foodie Tour
Sponsored by Shoreline Media Group/Ludington Daily News.

Thursday, October 3rd, 7:30pm-9:15pm

The Magic of Bill Blagg
Suitable for children, 5 years & up. Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts, Manistee.
Performing Arts

Friday, October 4th, 5pm-8pm

Art Prize opening reception
Opening reception for Arf Prize exhibit featuring dog-inspired artworks. Ludington Area Center for the Arts, 107 S. Harrison St., downtown Ludington.
Ludington Area Center for the Arts

Friday, October 4th, 7:30pm

Hart Performing Arts Series: Laila Biali Trio
Middle School Auditorium, Hart.
Performing Arts

Saturday, October 5th

Garden Tractor Pulls
Dead-boat pull at 10am, transfer sled pull at 1pm. West Michigan Old Engine Club grounds, Scottville Riverside Park, Scottville.
Western Michigan Old Engine Club

Saturday, October 5th

Fountain Bow Hunters Ball
Chili cook-off drip off at 5:45pm, Chinese auctions, raffle. Dance with music by Onager at 8pm. Tickets $10. Sherman Township Hall, Fountain.

Saturday, October 5th, 9am-5pm

St. Simon Applefest and Arts & Crafts Show
St. Simon Family Center and Ludington Area Catholic School, Bryant Road, Ludington.
Holiday Arts and Crafts Shows

Saturday, October 5th, 10am

5k Art Run/Walk
Along the Hart/Montague Bike Trail to showcase several public sculptures. Montague.

Saturday, October 5th, 12pm-7pm

Hippie Fest
Admission $10. Val-du-Lakes Campground, Mears.

Sunday, October 6th, 2pm-4pm

Free Family Fun Fall Festival
hotdog supper, bounce house, hayrides, lawn games, face painting, music and bonfire. Pavilion at United Methodist Church, 5812 Bryant Road, Ludington.

Thursday, October 10th, 7pm

Intimate Evening Series: Nathaniel White & Noah Cameron
$5 admission. Ludington Area Center for the Arts, 107 S. Harrison St., downtown Ludington.
Performing Arts

Friday, October 11th - Saturday, October 12th

Pentwater Oktoberfest
Comedy night, Pumpkin & Face Painting, Home Tour, Classic Car & Hot Rod Show, Chili Cook-Off, Corn Hole Tournament, Ring Toss, Stein Hoisting, Raffle, MSU on the Big Screen, Music, Polka Dance Contest, Live Polka Band. Pentwater.
Pentwater Oktoberfest

Friday, October 11th, 4pm-7pm

Lynn Callihan
Shagway Arts Barn, 5949 Shagway Road, Ludington.
Summer Music Along the Lakeshore

Friday, October 11th, 5pm-8pm

LGBTQ art reception
Exhibit features art created by LGBTQ artists or artists who use themes like equality and love. Ludington Area Center for the Arts, 107 S. Harrison St., downtown Ludington.
Ludington Area Center for the Arts

Saturday, October 12th

Fall Brawl Cleanup Bump N Run & Demo Derby
Pit opens at 10am, drivers meeting 2:30pm, awards 2:45pm Trunk & treat at 3pm. Events include Bump n Run, Demo Derby, Powerwheels ages 3-10. $10 grandstand admission/5 & younger are free. Western Michigan Fairgrounds, Ludington.

Saturday, October 12th, 9am-2pm

TWIG Fall Bazaar
Features items including pillows, mosaic birdhouses, gnomes, holiday napkins, aprons, wreaths, baked goods, handmade cards, quilted and handknit items. Proceeds go toward TWIG auxiliary's efforts to fund patient care items at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. Lunch available. Bazaar held at United Methodist Church, 5810 Bryant Road, Ludington.
Holiday Arts and Crafts Shows

Saturday, October 12th, 10am-4pm

Art, Craft & Vendor Show
Music by Canopy Space 10:30am-12:30pm, Alex Mendenall 1:30-330pm. Shagway Arts Barn, 5949 Shagway Road, Ludington.
Mason County Summer Arts and Crafts Fairs

Saturday, October 12th, 10am

WMOEC Antique Tractor Pull
West Michigan Old Engine Club grounds, Scottville Riverside Park, Scottville.
Western Michigan Old Engine Club

Saturday, October 12th, 10am-3pm

Onekama Fall Festival
Free family fun including food vendors, games, craft show. Onekama Village Park, downtown Onekama.

Saturday, October 12th, 10am-3pm

Kaleva VFW Fall Bazaar
Sponsored by Kaleva VFW Auxiliary and held at Kaleva VFW Post 6333 at 13300 9 Mile Road, Kaleva.
Holiday Arts and Crafts Shows

Saturday, October 12th, 12:55pm-4:25pm

MET Opera "Turandot" (Puccini)
Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts, Manistee.
Performing Arts

Saturday, October 12th - Sunday, October 13th, 2pm-1am

Childhood Cancer Campaign benefit
Silent auction from 2-5pm, live auction 6-9pm, karaoke from 9pm-1am. Taco bar. Open to public. Ludington Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1354, S. Harrison St., Ludington.

Saturday, October 12th, 4pm-6pm

Fall Harvest Celebration at State Park
Hosted by Friends of the State Park, activities include horse-drawn wagon rides, music by Road Less Traveled, doughnuts & apple juice and bonfire. Free, donations acception. Lake Michigan Beach House, Ludington State Park.

Saturday, October 12th, 6pm-8pm

Community Chili Cook-off
Live music. Mason County Reformed Church, 45 S. Amber Road, Scottville.

Saturday, October 12th, 7pm-11pm

Halloween Par-Tee
Adult event including beverages, DJ, minigolf, costume contest hosted by Ludington Area Jaycees at Jaycees Minigolf. Ludington. Tickets $30 and $20.

Saturday, October 12th, 7:30pm

MSU BeBop Spartans
Peterson Auditorium, Ludington.
Performing Arts

Sunday, October 13th, 9am

Last Sailing Day of Season for S.S. Badger
Enjoy the Badger's last sailing of the season.
S.S. Badger

Sunday, October 13th, 12pm-2pm

Community Pig Roast
Mason County Reformed Church, 45 S. Amber Road, Scottville.

Tuesday, October 15th, 6pm

Before Night Falls
Social hour at 6pm, movie at 7pm, discussion following. Part of the Humankind series sponsored by West Shore Community College. Free film showing at The Vogue, downtown Manistee.

Wednesday, October 16th, 6pm

Oh For Pets' Sake Fundraiser
Hosted by Lakeshore Animal Friends. Tickets $15 solo or $25 for two. Food, beverages, auctions. PM Steamers, Loomis Street, Ludington.

Thursday, October 17th, 7pm

Film: Play Misty for Me
Ludington Area Center for the Arts, 107 S. Harrison St., downtown Ludington.
Ludington Area Center for the Arts

Friday, October 18th - Sunday, October 20th

Manistee Civic Players present "Miss Holmes"
Friday & Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2pm. Manistee High School Auditorium, Manistee.
Performing Arts

Saturday, October 19th, 12am

Lakeside Club Tea and Fashion Show
Manistee.

Saturday, October 19th, 10am-3:30pm

Haunted Village
Family-friendly trick-or-treating event! Come dressed up in your costume and go door to door in our Village for treats. Historic White Pine Village, Ludington.
Historic White Pine Village

Saturday, October 19th, 10am-2pm

Manistee Marketplace
Manistee United Methodist Church, 387 First St., Manistee.
Holiday Arts and Crafts Shows

Saturday, October 19th, 6pm

Scottville Optimist Club Sportsman's Banquet
Tickets $30/adults; $15/12 & younger; free/6 and under. Includes dinner, beverage, and door prize entry. Drawings and raffles to be held. Scottville Optimist Club, Green Street, Scottville.

Saturday, October 19th, 7pm

L'il Rev in Concert
Ludington Area Center for the Arts, 107 S. Harrison St., downtown Ludington.
Performing Arts

Saturday, October 19th, 8pm-11pm

Haunted Hayride
At Dark. $5/person or $20/family. Cartier Park Campground, Ludington.
Halloween

Tuesday, October 22nd, 7pm

Michigan folk singer Troy Graham
Free concert at the Ludington Library, downtown Ludington.

Thursday, October 24th - Sunday, October 27th

WSCC Theatre Department presents "Frankenstein"
Friday & Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2pm. WSCC Center Stage Theatre, Scottville.
Performing Arts

Friday, October 25th - Sunday, October 27th

Manistee Civic Players present "Miss Holmes"
Friday & Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2pm. Manistee High School Auditorium, Manistee.
Performing Arts

Friday, October 25th - Saturday, October 26th

Halloween at the Ranch
Tons of kids activities, Karaoke Saturday from 5-7pm, DJ Glow Party Saturday from 7-11pm, and more. 5900 Water Rd., Rothbury.
Halloween

Friday, October 25th, 7pm-10:30pm

Halloween Heavy Metal Takover
Featuring Bog Wizard with Minus Two. $5 entry. Shagway Arts Barn, 5949 Shagway Road, Ludington.

Friday, October 25th, 7:30pm-9:15pm

The Landscape of Guitar - The Animating Painting Concert Experience
Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts, Manistee.
Performing Arts

Saturday, October 26th

Pentwater Spooktacular Weekend
Spooktacular Weekend, Halloween on the Green, Trick or Treating with Merchants, Parade, and Pub Crawl, downtown Pentwater.
Halloween

Saturday, October 26th

Manistee Boos, Brews and Brats
Costume contests for children and adults, music by Sunset Groove, and refreshments. Manistee Elks, 432 River St., Manistee.

Saturday, October 26th, 9am

Run For Your Lives 5k, 10k and Half Marathon
Race Day registration atĀ Ludington Pub at 7:30-8:45am. Start/Finish:Ā James Street Plaza, downtown Ludington.
Ludington Race Events

Saturday, October 26th, 9am-2pm

Bachelor Evangelical Bazaar/Bake Sale
Crafts and various baked goods; lunch available. Bachelor Evangelical Covenant Church, 5940 E. Sugar Grove Road, Fountain.
Holiday Arts and Crafts Shows

Saturday, October 26th, 9am-12pm

Breakfast with Benefits
Benefits COVE. Barley & Rye, 107 W. Ludington Ave., Ludington.

Saturday, October 26th, 10am-2pm

Medication Take Back Event
Protect your loved ones by safely disposing of expired or unused medications; pills, liquids, and sharps will be accepted. Made possible by the Leeward Initiative coalition, Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital, West Michigan Community Mental Health, the Mason County Sheriff's Office, Michigan State Police, and the Scottville Police Department. Drive-thru event is held at the west parking lot of Spectrum Health, 1 Atkinson Drive, Ludington.

Saturday, October 26th, 12:30pm-5pm

Downtown Ludington Halloween
Games and Activites at Mason County Courthouse from 12:30pm-2:30pm followed by the Halloween Costume Parade beginning at the Mason County Courthouse- 304 E. Ludington Ave. Downtown Ludington Trick or Treating to local merchants from 2-4pm. Halloween after-party from 4pm-5pm at Ludington Library.
Halloween

Saturday, October 26th, 12:55pm-5:15pm

MET Opera "Manon" (Massenet)
Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts, Manistee.
Performing Arts

Saturday, October 26th, 6pm-11pm

Ludrock presents Night of Fright
Ludington Area Center for the Arts, downtown Ludington.
Ludrock Night of Fright

Sunday, October 27th, 1pm-4pm

Fountain Harvest Dinner Fundraiser
Funds raised will support future Fountain events. Pork dinner with trimmings, pie sale, raffle, auction, costume contest for 11 and younger, hayrides. Advance tickets $10/for 12 and older, $5/ages 4-11; tickets at door are $12 and $6. Take-out is available. Sherman Town Hall, 3854 E. Main St., Fountain.

More October Information...

We strive to provide the most current and correct information on our Calendar of Events. We are continually adding to our calendars. If nothing appears above, most likely the information is not yet available. Events may be subject to change. Keep checking back for updates!

Fall Salmon Run
Pumpkin Patch, south of Scottville
Oktoberfest-Pentwater
Halloween/Trick-or-Treating
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