Spooky season bring eerie fun to the Blue Water Area

Halloween in the 'Nac: Starting at noon on Oct. 22, there will be a costume parade with people and pets, a haunted house tour, a BMX scooter and skateboard competition, followed by “Jeepers Creepers” to decorate your Jeep for Halloween with all donations going to breast cancer research.

“Every year this event is bigger and bigger, we find more creative ways to add to it,” says Michael Bembas, organizer of the event.

Marine City
Zombie Pub Crawl: The 4th annual Zombie Pub Crawl is a great option if you’re looking for some adult, spirited fun. The event will start at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 29, at Gords Bar and there will be raffles and a 50/50 drawing with proceeds donated to local families in need for Christmas. Participating establishments also include Riviera Restaurant, Anita’s, Marine City Fish Company, TwoRivers Winery, Gars Lounge, and Newport Pub.

A pony is dressed up and ready for the Halloween Spooktacular at Day Dreams Farm Equine Rescue and Rehabilitation.Halloween Spooktacular: From noon to 4 p.m. on Oct. 22 at Day Dreams Farm Equine Rescue and Rehabilitation there will be pony rides, hay rides, meet and greet with the barn animals, a hay maze, and trick or treating through the forest.

Haunted House:  River Rec Teen Zone will be holding its second Haunted House from 8 to 10 p.m. on weekends leading up to Halloween. With six scare zones and a mad scientist lab, it is sure to be a thrill.

St. Clair
St. Clair’s Halloween Nights: Throughout October, St. Clair hosts Halloween events offering fun for the entire family. A community favorite is an outdoor movie showing with “Casper” beginning at dusk at the St. Clair River Plaza on Oct. 21 and the Trick or Treat Trail on Oct. 22 from 6 to 9:30 p.m.

Port Huron
Rocky Horror Picture Show: Heading north up the lakeshore, Port Huron’s McMorran Place Sports and Entertainment Center will be having showings of the Rocky Horror Show on Oct. 21 and 22.

“If you know anything about the show it is adult mature with audience participation highly encouraged,” says Ashley Reifert, Assistant General Manager of McMorran Place Sports & Entertainment Center.

The cast of the Rocky Horror Show pose for a photo.

SCCLS Zombie Shamble: For those who are looking to get out, the St. Clair County Library System will be holding its inaugural Zombie Shamble on Oct. 22 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Walk or run with the option to be chased by zombies by wearing a brain cloth to indicate your preference.

“We’ve had a large community response curious about the event,” says Joe Turbok, Senior Librarian at Port Huron Library. “Some patrons want to get chased by slow-moving zombies while others just want to take the walk.”

Lakeside Cemetery Tour: Port Huron Museums is holding a tour of the Lakeside Cemetery starting a 5 p.m. on Oct. 27.

“The tour lasts about an hour and a half and we discuss the symbology of the graves stones and tell interesting stories about the people who reside here,” says Andrew Kercher, Community Engagement Manager for Port Huron Museums.

An educational hike will be held on  Friday, Oct. 28, at 10 a.m. at Columbus County Park sharing insight into the world of bats during the Bat Hike hosted by Friends of the St. Clair River.

Fall Pumpking Fest will be held on Oct. 22 and 23 from noon to 5 p.m. at the St. Clair County Farm Museum at Goodells Park. Take a hay ride to the pumpkin patch to pick your own pumpkin.

A Monster Bash will be held at the Yale Farmers Market on Oct. 26, from 5 to 8 p.m. complete with music, a food truck, trick or treating, a costume contest, and much more.
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Andrea Harrington has been a freelance writer for The Keel for many years and enjoys telling stories about the people and communities across the Blue Water Area. In addition to her work with The Keel, she also substitute teaches for East China and Algonac School Districts and offers creative marketing content working one-on-one with local businesses. She loves everything fall-related and in her free time, is an avid watcher of horror movies and enjoys spending time with her husband and Italian greyhound, Marchello. Contact Andrea at harringtonandrea40@gmail.com.