Monthly Archives: October 2015

Haunted Fun Done 8 Ways In Pure Ludington

Halloween fanatics will find more than tricks and treats in Pure Ludington this Halloween weekend. Grab your brooms, masks and costumes and head to Pure Ludington for a thrilling weekend of fun and fright. Here are 8 of our haunted favorites happening this weekend:image1

1. Self-guided Cemetery Walk along the Lumber Heritage Trail 

The Mason County Lumber Heritage Trail includes stops at 2 cemeteries in Ludington. Your cell phone leads the way and will bring the stories of Ludington’s lumbermen to life. Who knows, you may even stumble upon ghosts of Justus Stearns or Warren Cartier along the way!

2. Haunted Eclectic Marketplace

Can you make it out alive? Test your fright level at downtown’s Eclectic Marketplace, located at 307 S. James Street. Stop by on Friday night from 6-11pm and Saturday night from 5-11:30pm for your thrills.

10582992_10152817488123189_7538366221224000376_o3. Rocktober: LudRock’s Night of Fright @ Ludington Area Center for the Arts

Friday evening from 6pm-12am, you do not want to miss the Night of Fright that will be rocking the Center for the Arts. Costumes, Starving Artists brews and food- what more could you ask for to kick-off your haunted fun?

4. Crane Wives @ The Mitten Bar

The Mitten Bar welcomes to their live music stage The Crane Wives. Kick-off the weekend of fright and fun with brews and beats at The Mitten Bar starting at 9pm. Costumes are encouraged!

5. Run For Your Lives 5K + 1 Mile Kids Run 

Grab your costumes and your running shoes and kick-off Halloween by taking part in the Run For Your Lives 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run on Saturday, October 31. Race steps-off at 10:30am.

10433214_10152779497368794_3520567816217206391_n6 . Downtown Ludington Trick-or-Treating & Costume Parade 

Parade your costume through downtown Ludington beginning at 1:30pm before downtown Trick-or-Treating begins. From 2-4pm downtown Ludington businesses invite families to come trick-or-treating and shop along the way.

7. Halloween Crafts and Trick-or-Treating @ Sandcastles Children’s Museum 

Sandcastles Children’s Museum will be open from 9:30am-3pm to children to play and let their imaginations run wild. Kid’s can take part in Halloween crafts before and during Downtown Ludington trick-or-treating.

10350538_10153225753854918_2910463310768582449_n9. Pumpkin Destruction @ Lewis Farm Market

When the Halloween fun is over, bring your pumpkins to Lewis Farm Market on November 1 from 10am-5pm for the ultimate pumpkin destruction! Watch as your pumpkins are dropped from a crane and crushed underneath the tires of monster trucks!

We wish you luck making it out of Pure Ludington alive this haunted weekend! Don’t forget to share your haunted fun with us on Instagram using the hashtag #pureludington or post them to our Facebook page

4 Reasons Not to Miss Octoberfest in Ludington this Weekend

In partnership with Bell’s Brewery, Downtown Ludington hosts their 3rd Annual Octoberfest Music & Craft Beer festival this weekend, October 9 & 10 in downtown Ludington. Here are 4 reasons you don’t want to miss out on this fall favorite: 

1. VIP Beer School hosted by Bell’s Brewery. Kicking off the weekend is an exclusive Bell’s Beer School offered to VIP ticket holders on Friday evening at 7pm. VIP ticket holders will get schooled by Bell’s on the brews being offered at the next day at the festival, all the while enjoying samples!

2. The Music. While the beer is great, the music will definitely take the main stage at the event. Headlining the music festival is national touring band, The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band. The rest of the lineup includes heavy hitters like Levi Britton, Afro Zuma, K Jones & The Benzie Playboys and Awesome Distraction.

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3. The Beer. Octoberfest is brought to you in partnership by Bell’s Brewery from Kalamazoo, which means you will have access to not only some of your favorite Bell’s beer, but also a few brews you can’t find in stores.  If you are a Bell’s Brewery fan, be sure to check out the tap takeover happening at The Mitten Bar on Friday and Saturday. 

4. Food, food and more food. Saturday you can kick-off the day at Barley & Rye’s Boozy Breakfast and Bloody Mary bar. The official Octoberfest activities begin with the downtown chili walk at 12pm, where downtown Ludington businesses will be facing-off against each other and offering festival goers samples of their best chili. There will be stations throughout downtown for you to vote for your favorites. And if that wasn’t enough there will be BBQ, hot dogs and more at the entertainment for eating enjoyment!

5. Fun for the whole family. Don’t worry, we didn’t forget about the kids. From 12-3pm on Saturday, families can stop by the North James Street Plaza in downtown and enjoy kids art activities, pumpkin decorating and baby badger rides! Don’t forget to snap a photo on the harvest wagon in the plaza and tag us on Instagram using #pureludington.

Be sure to check out PureLudington.com for great places to stay while in town for the festival and some ideas to enjoy the fall colors and activities while visiting the area.

For more information on the Octoberfest Music & Craft Beer Festival, you can check out their Facebook Page or their website. Tickets are available online and at the door. General admission tickets are $25 and VIP tickets are $40.