Upcoming Family Friendly Events

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October, 2021

The lakeshore communities of West Michigan do a fantastic job of hosting events and activities that include the whole family. There’s so much happening that is geared specifically toward kids and families as a whole, and that’s part of what makes being here so amazing!

Every season in West Michigan has it’s unique, fun things to do for kids of all ages- from babies up to the “young at heart”. Indoors or outdoors, no matter the time of year, there’s always something great going on along the lakeshore for families to experience together!

There are also many fun fall events, including Trick or Treating happening this month. And, in addition to the following list, check out all the special events and programs provided by Sandcastles Children’s Museum and the Ludington and Scottville branches of the Mason County District Libraries!

Historic White Pine Village
Amber Elk Ranch

Here’s a list of family friendly events happening in October:

Saturday, October 2nd-Sunday, October 3rd

MIHA Regional D Equestrian Meet
Mason County Fairgrounds, Ludington.

Saturday, October 2nd

Western Michigan Old Engine Club Tractor Pull
Garden Tractor dead-boat pull at 10am & transfer-sled pull at 1pm. WMOEC Grounds- 700 S. Scottville Rd., Scottville.

Thursday, October 7th, 10am-3pm

History in Action Days at Historic White Pine Village
Thousands of area school children from around West Michigan take a thrilling step back in time and relive the hardscrabble existence of their intrepid ancestors in a stimulating, immersive, hands-on experience. 1687 S. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington.

Port of Ludington Maritime Museum
Mancino's Pizza & Grinders

Saturday, October 9th, 9am-2pm

Scottville Optimist Annual Fall Garage Sale
For more information, e-mail dianne@wattsgroupinc.com. Scottville Optmist Hall- 105 W. State St., Scottville.

Thursday, October 14th, 10am-3pm

History in Action Days at Historic White Pine Village
Thousands of area school children from around West Michigan take a thrilling step back in time and relive the hardscrabble existence of their intrepid ancestors in a stimulating, immersive, hands-on experience. 1687 S. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington.

Saturday, October 16th

Western Michigan Old Engine Club Tractor Pull
Garden Tractor dead-boat pull at 10am & transfer-sled pull at 1pm. WMOEC Grounds- 700 S. Scottville Rd., Scottville.

Saturday, October 16th, 10am-3pm

Sweet Taste of Mason County
The Scottville Bee Keepers Association hosts this free event which allows attendees to sample over a dozen different types of local honey, enjoy info sessions with beekeepers, and view an observation hive with live bees. There are also activities for kids and honey will be available for purchase. For more info, visit scottvillebeekeepers.org. Ludington Senior Center- 308 S. Rowe, Ludington.

Saturday, October 30th

Pentwater Spooktacular 
Halloween activities in downtown Pentwater.

Saturday, October 30th, 9am

Run for Your Lives 5/10K 
Wear a costume, if you wish, and have fun with this holiday event. Choose the length of your run. Start and stop at Legacy Park- 112 N. James St., Ludington.

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