DEARBORN – Spirits from classic tales come to life to haunt and delight at Hallowe’en in Greenfield Village Oct. 12 to 14, 19 to 21 and 26 to 28. A spook-tacular event for all ages, tickets are $12.75 for members and $15 for non-members. Children 2 and under are free.
A guided path lit by 900 hand-carved jack-o’-lanterns will lead guests through the village as they experience the bewitching holiday as it was celebrated during the first half of the 20th century. Visitors looking for both a trick and a treat can encounter plenty of colorful characters inspired by numerous Halloween party guides from the early 1900s at stops along the way.
Characters from classic literary works “Treasure Island”, “Hansel and Gretel” and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” come to life as guests continue down the jack-o’-lantern-lit path. Guests can search for buried treasure with pirates along the Suwanee River, hear a chilling retelling of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart” or stroll through the Sleepy Hollow Forest, but beware the infamous headless horseman.
Guests also can take in a classic scary movie from the silent film era near the Sarah Jordan Boarding House or boo-gie on down to Mrs. Fishers for some frightfully good music.
Guests hungry for more Halloween treats can choose from a variety of fall favorites including hot cider, doughnuts and Greenfield Village’s own brews for adults.
Hallowe’en in Greenfield Village is supported by the Ford Motor Co. Fund. For more information, go to www.thehenryford.org/events/halloweenevent.