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Cheboygan, MI 49721


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Week of Oct 2

Now-Oct 28…Every Friday & Saturday 8p-midnight “Haunted Bluffs” at Alpen Bluffs Outdoor Resort-Gaylord. Rain or shine.  $20 person. Volunteers needed. Info:


Oct 4-Nov 15…WEDNESDAY Night Line Dancing 5:30-7:30 at Flat Cap Ventures – Traverse City. $10 person. All skill levels welcome. Info: 231-649-9921


Oct 6-7…Fort Fright 6:30-9:30 at Colonial Michilimackinac-Mackinaw City. Adults $12, Kids 5-12 $8, under 4 free. Last admission at 8:30p both nights. Most stops are suitable for all ages, but a haunted house, demon walk, and werewolf walk give thrills and chills to adults and children alike. Rain or shine. Info:


Oct 7…Yak Fest 9a-5p at A Yak or 2 Ranch- Mancelona. Wagon rides, pumpkin patch, family activities and more.


Oct 7…Fall Festival 3-7p at Winter Sports Park – Petoskey. Free. Live music, magic shows, lawn games, cornhole, food trucks, beverage tent and more. Info: 231-838-4989


Oct 7…St. Thomas Food Pantry “Stuff the Truck” from 10-6 at Walmart-Cheboygan. All types of non-perishable food welcome. Info: 231-627-3167


Oct 7…Fall Fest 10-3p at Pine Hill Nursery-Kewadin. Games, crafts, scavenger hunt, cider pressing, and more. Admission – donation of food for the Elk Rapids Food Pantry. Info:


Oct 7…Fall Freedom Festival 4-9p at the VFW Cherryland Post 2780 – Traverse City. Live music, cash bar, food available. Info:


Oct 7…Sleeping Bear Marathon, Half-Marathon & 5K 7:30am at the village of Empire. Info:


Oct 7…Alanson Fall Festival noon-4p downtown. Pumpkin painting & carving, cider & donuts, business poker run for prizes and more. Info:


Oct 7…Bellaire Harvest Festival & Scarecrow Extravaganza 10-6 downtown. Arts & Crafts, bounce houses, hands on activities, best dressed pet parade at 1p, mini-flea market and more. Info:


Oct 7…Pasta for a Purpose Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser 5-7p at St. Paul Hall – Onaway. Free will donation. Auctions & raffles. Proceeds benefit Onaway Area Historical Museum. Info: 989-306-0389


Oct 7…The Giving Tree Food Pantry silent auction & dinner at the Charleton Hall – Johannesburg. Doors at 4, dinner 5:30. Donation will be suggested at the event. Info: 231-676-2246


Oct 7…Grand Traverse Metro Fire Dept. Open House aa-2p at fire station #9. Kids obstacle course, truck tours, dunk tank, games, food and more. Info:


Oct 7-8…Shipshewana On The Road at the Ellison Place-Gaylord. Gifts, food and crafts galore! Sat 9-6, Sun 10-5p. $5 adults, 2-day ticket $8; kids 12 & under free. Info:


Oct 8…Harvest Gathering 1-4:30p at Samels Farm-Williamsburg. Tractor parade, wagon rides, live music, blacksmithing, refreshments, and more. Info:


Oct 8…Fall-Time Social/Fundraiser Noon-4p at Ruby Ellen Farm – Traverse City. Pig roast, pie auction, music, demonstrations, games and more. Adults $25, kids 6-12 $10, 5 & under free. Info:


Oct 11….10 Year Anniversary & Open House 4-7p at Chelsea’s Closet – new location – 1109 E State Street, Cheboygan. Info:


Oct 13-15…44th Annual Charlevoix Applefest! Local orchards with a variety of apples, art & craft show, kids activities and more. Info:


Oct 14…Alden Harvest Festival 10-4p. Craft market, pumpkin painting, bake sale, chili cook-off, live music and more. Info:


Oct 14…Walk 2 End Alzheimer’s 10 at the Open Space – Traverse City. Info:


Oct 14…Crafts-n-more 9-3p at St. Mary’s Cathedral – Gaylord. Gift baskets, homemade baked goods, door prizes and more. Info:


Oct 14…Crawl for the Cure Pub Crawl 4-9pm Boyne City. Starts at the American Legion. Bingo/Scavenger hunt; prizes. Tickets $30, benefits the Chain of Lakes Relay for Live. Info:


Oct 14…Harvest Dinner 5-7p at St. Paul’s – Cheboygan. Adults $15, 12 & under $5. Country Store 10-2 & 4-7p. Reservations: 231-627-2194


Oct 14…Free Second Saturday noon-4p at the Raven Hill Discovery Center – Bellaire. Both indoor and outdoor activities. Learn science, history & the arts with hands-on exploration. Info:


Oct 14…Outdoor Craft & Vendor Show 10-3p at the Village at Grand Traverse Commons – Traverse City. Art, jewelry, crafts, food and more. Info:


Oct 15…Free Fondue Party and Meet the Author – Sherwood D Visser 2-4p at the Carnegie Library – Cheboygan. Info:


Oct 15…Lake Ann Fall Festival noon-5p at Lake Ann Farm – Interlochen. $10 person/$25 family (max 5 people). Petting zoo, music, costume contest, cornhole, pony rides ($8) and more. Info:


Oct 18…Mackinaw City Lions Club Soup in a bread bowl supper 4-6p at the Pancake Chef Restaurant. Tickets $10. Info:


Oct 20…Barley, BBQ & Beats 5-9p at the Cathedral Barn at Historic Barns Park – Traverse City. Hand crafted cocktails, BBQ, live music and more. Benefits Hospice of Michigan. Tix $50 adv/$75 door. Info:


Oct 20…Project Feed the Kids Halloween Bash Costume Party 8-11pm at Cobblesstone Farm – Kingsley. $20 person,18+, live entertainment. Info: 231-835-8280


Oct 20-21..Halloween Lantern-lit Hike at the Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum. Take a Halloween stroll through the woods of the Grand Traverse Lighthouse. Lanterns will guide your way, but watch out for those spooky things in the dark. Kid friendly. Cost is $5 per person, this includes your 3d glasses and a self-guided tour of the Grand Traverse Lighthouse. Climb the tower for a nighttime view of the area lights. You might even see a freighter go by. Only 250 tickets available per night. Info:


Oct 21…Haunted Boardwalk 6-8p at the Sturgeon River Preserve-Gaylord. The trail will be lined with pumpkins carved by the public. Take a walk and vote for your favorite. Info:


Oct 21…Book reading and trick or treating 1-3p at the Children’s Trail – Cheboygan. Reading the book “Room on the Broom”; Door prizes. Info:


Oct 21…The Insomniac Halloween Party & Historic Trail Night Walk to benefit Charlie Golf One’s mission to build a housing community for veterans and their families. 7pm music & fun, 8p costume contest, 9p haunted walk. $20, 21+ only. Info:


Oct 21…Star Party 5-11p at the Dune Climb – Glen Arbor. Drop-in telescope & info stations available. Free with valid park entrance pass. Info: 231-326-4700 ext 5005


Oct 21…Fall Craft Sale 10-4p at Summit City Grange Hall – Kingsley. Homemade crafts, goodies and more. Info: 231-577-8076


Oct 21…Senior Health Expo 10-2p at Little Bear East Arena – St. Ignace. Free. Flu shots, free lunch, door prizes and several area agencies with health information. Vendor spots available. Info: 906-643-0443


Oct 24…Lord of the Gourd 5-7:45p at the Cheboygan Public Library. Stop by and watch a master pumpkin carver at work! Info: 231-627-2381


Oct 27…YMCA Fall Festival – Grand Traverse Bay YMCA-Traverse City. Trick-or-Treat indoors, fall activities, costumes encouraged. Info:


Oct 28…Downtown Trick or Treating 10-noon – Petoskey. Costume parade line-up at Central Elementary School at 9:45. Info:


Oct 28…Downtown Traverse City Halloween Walk 10a-11:30a. Trick-or-treat at participating stores. Info:


Oct 28…Fall Fido Fest 1-4p at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons – Traverse City. Dog friendly activities, costume contest, face painting, agility course, photo booth, and more.

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Oct 28…Fall Craft Show 10-4p at Little Bear East Arena – St. Ignace. 30+ vendors, concessions. Info:


Oct 28…2nd Annual Little Monsters Bash 2-6p at The Elllison Place – Gaylord. $5 admission, kids kids get to pick out a pumpkin, petting zoo, cider & donuts, costume contest, games and more. Info:


Oct 28…15th Annual Traverse City Zombie Run 9a Right Brain Brewery. Registration Register BEFORE October 26th, 2023 Adults 18 and up $30 Students 17 and under $25 Register AFTER October 26th, 2023 Adults 18 and up $35 Students 17 and under $25 Online registration closes on October 26th. Info:


Oct 28…Great Turtle Trail Run – Mackinac Island. The Great Turtle Half Marathon will start directly in front of the Mission Point Resort. The 5.7 Mile Run and Walk will start directly in front of the Straights Lodge of the Mission Point Resort, at the corner of Wendall St. and Mission St. $50. Info:


Oct 28…Reverse Raffle 6-9p at the Cheboygan Eagles Club. Heavy hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, bucket raffles and a chance to win $1000. Costumes welcome. Tickets $50. Halloween Costume Party to follow 8-11p with a DJ, door prizes, costume contest, raffles and more $10 at the door (free if you attend the Reverse Raffle). Info:


Oct 29…Fall Dessert Festival 2-5p at the United Methodist Church-Williamsburg. An afternoon of homemade desserts & fellowship, silent auction. Free will offering. Info: 231-267-5792


Oct 29…Ghost Farm of Kingsley Spooky Trick or Treat Walk 2-5p. Prices start at $6 for 2 & over. Info:


Oct 29…Trunk or Treat 6-8p at East Bay Calvary Church – Traverse City. Games, concessions, candy, and more. Info: 231-946-4479


Oct 31…Trunk-or-Treat 5-7p at Alanson Public School. Anyone is welcome to participate - bring your car and your favorite candy. Decorations are highly encouraged! Info: email


Oct 31…Trunk or Treat 5-7p at Old School Park – Mackinw City. Info:


Oct 31…Downtown Trick or Treating 3-5p Cheboygan


Nov1 – Dec 31…Harvest Food and Supply Drive to benefit the Women’s Resource Center.  Drop off at Gold Mine Resale – Petoskey or at the main office on Porter St. – Petoskey. Info: 2331-347-0082


Nov 4…Art & Craft Show 9a-3p at Bethlehem Lutheran Church – Traverse City. Original handmade good, woorkwork, jewelry, sewing, fine art, silent auction and more. Info:


Nov 20…Empty Bowl Luncheon to benefit Manna Food Project at Stafford’s Perry – Petoskey. Info:



Pre-orders are now being accepted for the Seedums Garden Club Homemade Holiday Cookie Sale. Now until Nov. 16 you can order and then pick-up on Dec. 9th at the Sand Road Senior Center from 11-1p. Limited amount available. Order at 231-203-4311


TFN…Rides for Recovery. There are 200+ men and women living in local recovery housing. Over half do not have access to transportation to get to work, shopping, attend meetings and medical appointments. Looking for any working bikes that need new homes. Info: 231-270-7873


TFN…Harbor Light Community Chapel of Harbor Springs is collecting cans and bottle returns to help the less fortunate at 8220 Clayton Rd. All bottles and cans should be left next to their central trash bin in the main parking lot. Info: 231.347.5001 


Every Tues 9a-noon and Thurs 1-4p Salvation Army Cheboygan Food Pantry is open. Cheboygan County Residents can receive a box every 30 days. Must make an appointment. Info: 231-627-9003


Every Monday and Wednesday from noon-1pm Free Food Market is open in the parking lot of the Salvation Army Community Center on Barlow-Traverse City. Info:


TFN…Healing Through Loss Greif Support meets every second Wednesday of the month 6pm at the Salvation Army Building-Cheboygan. Info: 231-445-1503


TFN…The St. Thomas food pantry is open on a drive-thru basis every Monday 10a-1pm. Bring photo ID with current Cheboygan address, proof of household income and proof of address for all household residents. 332 Western Ave. Info: 231-627-3167


TFN…The Acme Christian Thrift Store is in need of volunteers 3-5p any day Tues-Sat. Info: 231-267-3002


Now-TFN…Hospice of Michigan is available to help families in need of compassionate hospice care for a loved one. Call 888-247-5701 or visit


TFN…The Cheboygan Rec Center is open on Monday and Wednesday for boys and Tues/Thurs for girls from 5:30-8pm. High school and adults 8pm-10:30pm. Must wear mask at all times.


TFN- The Northern Care Center is a medical clinic for those uninsured or underinsured. Patients are seen on Tuesday afternoon/evenings. Located at W State Street, Cheboygan. You need to wear a mask and when you come to the parking lot you need to call the clinic, first come first seen. They also have vouchers for product at Goodwill and personal hygiene products for those in need. Please knock on the door for product. Please call with any questions 231-333-3019.


TFN… Cheboygan County Veterans host a coffee hour the 4th Wednesday of the month, 9:00 a.m. at the American Legion - VFW Post on State Street, Cheboygan. Coffee provided by McDonald's and donuts courtesy of Family Fare.


Now – TFN…Antrim County Veterans Affairs Coffee Talks every 3rd Monday 9a at The Dam Shop – Elk Rapids and every 3rd Wed 8:30a at M88 Morning Grind. Info: 231-533-8499


TFN…Boyne City Market at the Pavilion every Saturday 9a-12:30p with local meats, baked goods, crafts, artesian food, live music and more. Info:


Now-Oct 26…Downtown Farmer’s Market 9a-1p every Thursday-Charlevoix


Now – Oct 6…Elk Rapids Farmer’s Market 8a-noon. Info:


Now- Oct…Wednesday and Saturday 8a-1p Cheboygan Farmers Market-Festival Square


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