Allyson Berrios ‘20: Each year millions of people celebrate Halloween, and most people tend to overlook the romantic side of it, when in reality plenty of opportunities make themselves available to make this scary day a little more sweet. Besides dressing up and heading to a party, handing out candy, and trick or treating, there’s plenty of other fun activities to do in and around Romeo .
If you plan on staying relatively local, many places create ways to help you and your date get your spooky on.
TreeRunner Adventure Park Oakland University is hosting a haunted forest. “Walk in groups on our lit forest trail, watch trained theater actors perform along the trail, get yummy treats on the way, then end up at the big pumpkin patch for the famed ‘Pumpkin Hunt’!”
Date & Time: (October 11 through October 31 Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 6:30pm-10:30pm)
Address: (7553 Meadow Brook Road, Rochester, MI, Corner of Walton & Adams (Oakland University Campus), Rochester, MI)
Upland Hills Farm holds annual fall festival weekends where you can enjoy visiting the animals, milking a cow, watching a farm demonstration, and an amazing Magic Show. Also, enjoy a hayride in the woods, walk the storybook trail, pick a pumpkin, take a pony ride and finish the day with a warm donut and a beverage.
Date & Time: (October Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-5pm)
Address: (Upland Hills Farm (481 Lake George Road, Oxford, Michigan 48370))
Of course Blakes Farms always holds many different events for you and your date to attend. These events include a zombie paintball safari, spookyland 3D maze, 3-story haunted barn, and haunted hayrides.
Date & Time: (Friday & Saturday evenings tickets on sale 7pm – 11pm Sunday evenings from 6:30-10pm)
Address: (71485 North Ave, Armada, MI 48005)
Along with Blakes, attend Slaughtered at Sundown. This haunted location offers its famous haunted hayrides and haunted house.
Time & Date: (7pm-11pm Fri-Sat and 7pm-10pm on Sundays)
Address: (71800 Romeo Plank Rd. Armada, MI 48005)
If you and your date want to experience fear, head down to Erebus, Michigan’s best haunted house attraction. A four-story haunted house tower of terror serving terrifying thrills, unforgettable moments of laughter, and blood-curdling screams.
Time & Date: (7:30pm-10:30pm Mon-Thurs, 6:00pm-1:00am Fri-Sat, and 6:00pm-11:00pm Sundays)
Address: (18 South Perry St. Pontiac, MI 48342)
Halloween, a day of scary festivities, can turn into a fun date when spent with the right person. Weather you decide to keep it simple and carve pumpkins and spend some time at an apple orchard, or spice it up and head to the haunted forest, fall festivals, or Blakes, you and your boo will be trick or treating yo’ self’s.