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October 2018

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Tuesday, October 2nd, 3:30pm

Special Needs Halloween Hayride and Potluck
Circle Rocking S Children's Farm, Free Soil.

Wednesday, October 3rd, 6pm-9pm

Lakeshore Animal Friends Fest Friends Fun Fest
Annual fundraiser for Lakeshore Animal Friends. Tickets $15/single; $25/couple. P.M. Steamers, Loomis St., Ludington.

Friday, October 5th, 4pm

Paint the Town Pink
One-mile fun walk to raise awareness of breast cancer screenings. Social hour 4pm-5pm, Celebration of Life at 5pm, followed by the Ribbon Walk, Downtown Manistee.

Friday, October 5th, 5pm-7pm

First Friday Art Walk
Downtown Ludington's First Friday Art Walks give participants the opportunity to visit local businesses on the first Friday of each month to explore their galleries/stores, view art, and meet artists.
First Friday Art Walk

Friday, October 5th, 5pm-7pm

Artist Reception: Tim Motley Photography Abstracts
Reception for Tim Motley's exhibition of abstract photography in the Main Gallery at Ludington Area Center for the Arts, 107 S. Harrison St., Ludington.
Ludington Area Center for the Arts

Saturday, October 6th, 9am

St. Simon AppleFest
St. Simon Family Center, Ludington Area Catholic School gym, Bryant Road, Ludington.
Holiday Arts and Crafts Shows

Saturday, October 6th, 12pm-7pm

Hippie Fest 2018
Tickets $5; kids 3 & under free. Advance tickets only. Val Du Lakes, 1511 N. Wilson Road, Mears.

Saturday, October 6th, 12:55pm-3:55pm

Met Opera: “Aida” (Verdi)
Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts, Manistee.
Performing Arts

Saturday, October 6th, 6pm-8pm

6th Annual Soups and Sweets
Sponsored by Womens Group. Free-will offering to support local missions. Evergreen Covenant Church, Branch.

Saturday, October 6th, 7pm

Fountain Bowhunters Ball
Chili Cook-Off, Chinese Auction, Raffle, Music by Onager. BYOB. Sponsored by Fountain Fire Department Auxiliary. $8/person. Sherman Township Hall, Fountain.

Saturday, October 6th, 8pm

RATT
Little River Casino Resort, Manistee.

Tuesday, October 9th, 5pm-9pm

Live Cooking Show w/Guy Klinzing
Hosted by the Ludington Daily News. Includes cooking tips and techniques, goody bag, prize giveaways. General admission $14, Reserved $25. Graystone Event Center at the Holiday Inn Express, Ludington.

Thursday, October 11th, 7pm-9pm

An Intimate Evening with Chad Rushing
The "An Intimate Evening" Series features different artists, musicians, dancers, writers, etc. who will perform their talent in an intimate gallery setting to an active audience. The first of the series is a night w/ musician Chad Rushing. Chad will be playing original songs and some covers, while telling the tales of how his songs came to be. The evening runs from 7-9 pm in the Main Gallery. Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased at the LACA Office. This series is sponsored by Barry and Evelyn Matthews. Ludington Area Center for the Arts, 107 S. Harrison St., Ludington.
Performing Arts

Friday, October 12th - Saturday, October 13th

Annual Oktoberfest/ Annual Classic Car and Hot Rod Show
Friday events: Bingo and Comedy Night. Saturday event: Classic Car and Hot Rod Show, COVE Home tour and Used Book Sale, vintage Snowmobile Show, Chili Cook-Off, Corn Hole Tournament, dance contest, Big Ten games, concert. Downtown Pentwater.
Pentwater Oktoberfest

Friday, October 12th, 7:30pm-9:30pm

Shoreline Music Society Inc. performance
Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts, Manistee.
Performing Arts

Saturday, October 13th, 9am-4pm

Onekama Fall Festival
Activities include crafts vendors, 5k run/walk, children's games, pet parade, food vendors, scarecrow contest, pumpkin decorating contest, entertainment. Downtown Onekama.

Saturday, October 13th, 9am-3pm

T.W.I.G. Unique Fall Bazaar
Hosted by Spectrum Health Foundations and Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. United Methodist Church, 5810 Bryant Road, Ludington.
Holiday Arts and Crafts Shows

Saturday, October 13th, 10am-4pm

Pentwater Home Tour and Used Book Sale to benefit COVE
Tour six unique homes in Pentwater area and browse the used book sale. Tickets $20 for 13 & older. Downtown Pentwater.
Pentwater Home Tour

Saturday, October 13th, 10am

WMOEC Antique Tractor Pull
West Michigan Old Engine Club grounds, Scottville Riverside Park, Scottville.
Western Michigan Old Engine Club

Saturday, October 13th, 10am-1:30pm

Downtown Hart Fall Market
Downtown Hart.

Saturday, October 13th, 6:30pm

Dancing with the Stars
Local stars and dance partners take the stage to raise money for Ludington Area School District's Oriole Foundation. Lincoln Hills Golf Club, Ludington.

Sunday, October 14th, 9am

Last Sailing Day of Season for S.S. Badger
Enjoy the Badger's last sailing of the season.
S.S. Badger

Sunday, October 14th, 1pm

Mason County CROP Walk
Sign in at 1pm, walk at 1:30pm. Walk distances 1 mile, 2 miles and 6 miles. From Community Church, 109 N. Harrison St., downtown Ludington.

Thursday, October 18th, 7:30pm-9pm

Meet Our New Piano
Celebrating the gift of a new grand piano. The program will feature a variety of piano artists. Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts, Manistee.
Performing Arts

Friday, October 19th - Saturday, October 20th

Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company presents "As You Like It"
Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts, Manistee.
Performing Arts

Saturday, October 20th

WMOEC Garden Tractor Pulls
Pulls at 10am (dead boat) and 1pm (transfer sled). West Michigan Old Engine Club grounds, Scottville Riverside Park, Scottville.
Western Michigan Old Engine Club

Saturday, October 20th, 10am-4pm

Art and Craft Show
Music by Swingtooth from 10am-12pm and Max & The Locomotives from 1pm-3pm. Outdoors at Shagway Arts Barn, 5949 Shagway Road, Ludington.
Mason County Summer Arts and Crafts Fairs

Saturday, October 20th, 10am-2pm

Manistee Marketplace
Manistee United Methodist Church, 387 First St., Manistee.
Holiday Arts and Crafts Shows

Saturday, October 20th, 12:55pm-3:55pm

Met Opera: “Samson et Dalila" (Camille Saint-Saens)
Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts, Manistee.
Performing Arts

Saturday, October 20th, 3pm-6pm

Spooky Trick-or-Treat at White Pine
Historic White Pine Village, Ludington.
Historic White Pine Village

Saturday, October 20th, 7pm-9pm

Slightly Unplugged, Reprise
Singer/Songwriter Concert w/ Fremont John & Friends. Ludington Area Center for the Arts, 107 S. Harrison St., downtown Ludington.
Performing Arts

Tuesday, October 23rd, 6pm-8:30pm

General Election Candidate Forum
Hosted by Ludington Daily News and Ludington/Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce. Ludington Area Center for the Arts, 107 S. Harrison St., Ludington.

Thursday, October 25th - Sunday, October 28th

WSCC Performing Arts Series: And Then They Came for Me
Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2pm. Center Stage Theater, West Shore Community College, Scottville.
Performing Arts

Thursday, October 25th, 5:30pm

Hunting Heritage Banquet
Dinner served at 7:15pm. Hosted by Gold Coast Gobblers Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation. Tickets $60/single; $85/couple; $30/age 17 and younger. Lincoln Hills Golf Club, Ludington.

Friday, October 26th - Sunday, November 4th

"The Addams Family" musical comedy
Presented by Manistee Civic Players Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm. Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts, Manistee.
Performing Arts

Friday, October 26th - Saturday, October 27th, 7pm-9pm

Ghosts of White Pine
Scary goodwill in the spirit of fun and fright for adults. Historic White Pine Village, Ludington.
Historic White Pine Village

Friday, October 26th, 7:30pm

Hart Community Performing Art Series: Alexis Cole
Hart Middle School Auditorium, Hart.
Performing Arts

Friday, October 26th, 9pm

The Charlie Daniels Band
Little River Casino Resort, Manistee.

Saturday, October 27th

Halloween on the Green
Line up for the parade at 12:30pm at Charlie's Marina. Parade at 1pm. Activities on the Village Green include costume contest, face painting, sack race, pumpkin roll, trick or treat with merchants 12:30pm-2:30pm. Pub crawl at 6pm. Pentwater.
Halloween

Saturday, October 27th

Boos, Brews & Brats
Costume contest, face painting, music, trick or treat. Downtown Manistee.

Saturday, October 27th, 10am-2pm

Medication Take-Bay Day
Hosted by The Leeward Initiative and Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. West End Parking Lot at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital, Ludington.

Saturday, October 27th, 12:55pm-3:55pm

Met Opera: "La Fanciulla del West" (Puccini)
Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts, Manistee.
Performing Arts

Saturday, October 27th, 6pm

Ludrock Presents Night of Fright
Ludington Area Center for the Arts.
Ludrock Night of Fright

Sunday, October 28th, 10am-5pm

Big Sable Light closes for the season
Big Sable Point Lighthouse, Ludington State Park, M-116, Ludington.
Big Sable Point Lighthouse

Wednesday, October 31st, 6pm-8pm

Pumpkins in the Parking Lot
St. John's Lutheran Church, 209 N. Rowe St., Ludington.
Halloween

Wednesday, October 31st, 6pm-8pm

Trick or Treating in Pentwater
Donuts and cider at Pentwater Fire Station, Pentwater.
Halloween

More October Information...

We strive to provide the most current and correct information on our Calendar of Events. We are continually adding to our calendars. If nothing appears above, most likely the information is not yet available. Events may be subject to change. Keep checking back for updates!

Fall Salmon Run
Pumpkin Patch, south of Scottville
Oktoberfest-Pentwater
Autumn Days at Historic White Pine Village
Halloween/Trick-or-Treating
Fall Events
Manistee Ghost Ship
ArtPrize, Grand Rapids

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