Scary, Fun Filled Ways to Get in the ‘Spirits’ of Halloween
Vincent Price once said, “It’s as much fun to scare as it is to be scared.” There must be some truth in that because there is no shortage of people looking to scare you during the Halloween season.
Everyone in the Village of Romeo knows about Tillson Street and, from the looks of it the past few years, word has spread beyond the Village.
The residents of Tillson Street, only two blocks long, have worked together for the past several years to come up with incredibly detailed, live action displays. Houses and front yards become cemeteries, execution scenes, pirate ships and much, much more. The action is not limited to private property, though. Residents dress up and roam the street, sometimes on foot, sometimes on horseback, or even in a hearse. And you can never be quite sure that the tree you are brushing past is not going to reach out and grab you.
The street is closed at both ends for a night or two before Halloween just to accommodate the hundreds of spectators who come to enjoy the festivities. Spectating is free, but you will probably have to park a few blocks away and may have to pay a few dollars for the privilege. The website, www.tillson-haunt.com, has not been updated for 2016 yet, but visit it anyway for pictures and a short video of past years displays.
Slaughtered at Sundown
The ultimate in Halloween Horror, Slaughtered at Sundown is guaranteed to scare your socks off. Located at 71800 Romeo Plank in Armada, MI boasts a haunted house and a haunted hayride. Slaughtered at Sundown will be open Friday’s and Saturday’s from 7 pm until midnight beginning Friday, September 25th through Halloween night, and Sunday October 18th and 25th from 7 pm until 10 pm. Admission for adults is $12 each for the Slaughtered House and the Slaughtered Hayride, or get both for $20. Kids 10 and under pay $10 each for the Slaughtered House and the Slaughtered Hayride, or $16 for both. All children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult and children under 8 are highly discouraged. Go to www.slaughteredatsundown.net for more details.
Join the fun Saturday, October 21st at 11:30 am for a four course Halloween Tea at the Octagon House in Washington, MI. The cost is $20 for adults and $15 for kids. Reservations are required. Call Nicki at (586) 254-0989 for tickets.
Also taking place at the Octagon House in Washington, MI, Howling Halloween features a magic show, a storyteller, cider and donuts. Kids can choose a pumpkin and go trick or treating. Reservations are required and the deadline for registration is October 21st. The cost is $5 per person. For an additional $4, you can have a tour of the Octagon House. Call (586)752-6543 for reservations.