DEARBORN – Turn up the fun and not the fright with a cast of colorful characters and hundreds of hand-carved jack-o-lanterns during Hallowe’en in Greenfield Village Friday through Sunday from Oct. 9 to 25.
Time slots are available every half hour from 6:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. Tickets are $12.75 for members of The Henry Ford and $15 for non-members; children 2 and under are free. To purchase tickets, call (313) 982-6001 or go to www.thehenryford.org.
Based on the early 20th-century Bogie Books, which introduced many of today’s popular Halloween customs, Hallowe’en in Greenfield Village offers good-natured chills and thrills, without the gore and terror.
Stroll down a path lit by more than 800 jack-o’-lanterns on the way to the treat stations, manned by costumed characters. Guests can help Little Bo Peep look for her lost sheep, dance along with the xylophone-playing glowing skeletons, and watch as pirates plot to steal treasure near the Suwanee Steamboat landing.
In honor of the 200th birthday of Edgar Allan Poe, each night will feature six readings of the poet’s grand thriller “The Tell-Tale Heart.”
Elsewhere in the village, listen Ichabod Crane tell the tale of Washington Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.”
A dinner package also will be available at Eagle Tavern. Locally-sourced fall meats and produce will be on the menu, including roasted quail with apples and greens, stuffed pumpkin, sage pork sausage and a midnight cake with vanilla sauce.
Tickets for the dining event are $48.75 for members and $51 for non-members, and include admission to Hallowe’en in Greenfield Village. For tickets, call (313) 982-6001 or visit www.thehenryford.org.