Octobers are meant for pumpkin-picking, color-changing, a spook here and there. Jackson County has a stop for each. Get out your camera and your carving knife, because spooky season is happening right here in Jackson County.
If you’re in search of fall fun for the whole family, or even an activity-packed day to spend with your partner, head over to Red Egg Farm in Spring Arbor. Pick up some warm, homemade donuts and cider that you’ve been waiting for all year. After you’ve gotten your cinnamon and cider fix, pay a visit to one of the animals in their petting farm. Sheep and goats are waiting for a pat on the head as you make your way to another fun attraction that awaits you at Red Egg Farm, like getting lost in the corn maze or picking your perfect pumpkin.
Join shoppers in the city of Jackson on October 27 for the annual Downtown Witch Walk. Not only can you dress your spooky best to enter the costume contest, but you can use the Experience Jackson app in a scavenger hunt-style challenge to stop by a handful of downtown retailers for your chance to win a downtown gift basket! Winners will be named at an after-party at Grand River Brewery and claim a gift basket packed with merch from all 22 participating businesses.
Travel back in time the best way we know how, walking through and paying respect to those who have been laid to rest at the Mt. Evergreen Cemetery. There’s something oddly calming, yet eerie about a cemetery, and Jackson’s own is open for the public to see for themselves. Not only is it a great way to check another item off your spooky season bucket list, but it’s the perfect way to take in some history. Click here to familiarize yourself with the rules and some interesting facts.
If you’re on the extreme end of Halloween-loving activities that you want to save for your friends or a spooky date night, consider booking a Historic Prison Tour. Take a look into the cells that housed some of Michigan’s cruelest criminals. It will surely be a bone-chilling experience.
For a more thrilling experience, get tickets to Jackson’s Underworld, where your worst nightmares come to life. While making your way through the Underworld, you’ll encounter creatures that you thought only to be real in horror movies.
Don’t believe in ghosts? Check out Experience Jackson’s True Haunts of Jackson series and see for yourself, if you dare.