Halloween in Greenfield Village October 2023 (If You Dare!) | Spooky and Fun Michigan Halloween Events for Families at Henry Ford! Parking, Things To Do and See That Will Make You Scream or Laugh!

Halloween in Greenfield Village |  By: Sherry Trautman | Travel-Mi.com | Updated: October 6, 2023 

My friends, if you are looking for an incredible, enchanting and fantastical Michigan October event for your family, The Henry Ford’s Hallowe’en in Greenfield Village is so perfect, it's spooky!

  • This October, wander the pumpkin lined paved walkways and become enchanted with costumed storybook characters, ghostly performances, and spooky tunnels during the after-hours Halloween event at Greenfield Village located in Dearborn, Michigan.

Chris and I love to stroll through the village at our own pace, picking and choosing our own festive or frightful experiences. Oh, and you can't miss the Hallowe’en Express train that will take you past howling werewolves, spooky ghosts and moaning losts souls. 

Address for Halloween Nights at Greenfield Village - 20900 Oakwood Boulevard, Dearborn, MI 48124

When is Halloween in Greenfield Village?

October 5-8, 12-15, 19-22, 26-29, 2023

Time: 4:00 - 9:30 p.m.

Did you know

There are 1,000 lit Halloween jack-o-lanterns to illuminate the pathways!

Ticket Information and Parking at Halloween in Greenfield Village

We bought our Greenfield Village Halloween tickets the moment they went on sale in very early September.

TIP: Visit the Henry Ford/Greenfield Village website in August to see when the event tickets will go on sale to the public and mark your calendar.  After ticket sales are open online, you will be placed in a random que (we were #649!) and when it's your turn, you can pick your desired date to attend if it isn't sold out already.  It's best to have two or three dates open as weekends sell out first.

Oh and don't forget to book your tickets for the Hallowe’en Express!

Parking Fee will be charged when you purchase your tickets for Halloween in Greenfield Village.  We like the parking lot directly across from the entrance gate as it is paved with a crosswalk to reach the entrance.

What time does Halloween at Greenfield Village start? 4:00pm

Can you do Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village in the same day? I'd recommend not trying to do both in the same day only because there is so much to see at both the museum and village. Even if you spent 3-4 hours at one, had lunch and then went to the other, you will get burned out and not fully enjoy it. 

Best Time to Arrive at Halloween at Greenfield Village (In Our Opinion!)

Since this spooky October event begins late afternoon, Chris and I like to arrive at Greenfield Village while it is still daylight. This way, we can enjoy seeing the exterior of the cobblestone homes, winding river with colorful trees, and the barns housing the pottery, weaving, printing and glassblowing. Plus we can grab dinner.

Once darkness arrives, wander the curving pathways to encounter spooky characters and Halloween delights!

What Will I See at Greenfield Village?

Throughout Halloween in Greenfield Village, you can see demonstrations of live weaving, pottery, glassblowing and printing. Learn about beer making and wool.  Events will vary, but you will see costumed performers all along the pathways! 

Are Guests Able to Wear Costumes?

Heck yeah! I'd say about 50% of people attending Halloween in Greenfield Village wore fun costumes!

See the Flying Shuttle Loom!

The flying shuttle was developed in the 1730s, allowing the weaver to send the shuttle (the device holding the thread) back and forth to weave the cloth.  Weavers could produce cloth wider and faster than ever before! 

Watch Live Glassblowing at Halloween in Greenfield Village!

Are you in the market for a new or used broom? Witch Hazel is there to help!

Are You Brave Enough to Ride the Hallowe’en Express?

Hang on tight as the train passes moaning gouls, spooky ghosts, and howling werewolves!  But beware, during this 20 minute ride you might see eerie monsters in the trees!

Venture Through the Covered Bridge with Spooky Voices and Grinning Troll!

I've gotta say, this we really loved the spooky covered bridge! Be sure to look around as the there might be a troll near the entrace to the bridge!

Is There Food Other Than the Supper Dining Packages?

Yes, absolutely! There are several food trucks along the pathways and also a cafeteria style restaurant serving chicken dinners, salads, sides and desserts-no reservations required!

We ate salads, soup and apple crisp at the restaurant shown above.

See Noah Webster's home!  You know, the guy that created the Webster dictionary! He originally had this lovely home built in New Haven, Connecticut where he created the America's first dictionary! It was published in 1828 with the aim to capture American word sand spellings for the first time.

We were wandering along the river and came across a rowdy band of pirates!  

If you are a brave soul, slowly creep by the Village Graveyard.  But be on the lookout for things that go bump in the night!

Who doesn't love Alice In Wonderland?  Stop on by as a tea party might be in progress!

Final Words

If you love Halloween as much as we do, don't miss out on this marvelous Halloween in Greenfield Village event! Tickets go on sale early September, so keep an eye out!

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