oin the free fun and participate in this popular annual Fall event full of something for everyone in the family! The public festivities start Friday, October 12 with hayrides around the Tawas Point State Park and Lighthouse area from 5 – 9 p.m. The Pickup Point for this part of the event will be near the DNR Contact station. Dress in costume IF YOU DARE….or come as you are and join the fun!
See the Tawas Point Lighthouse “dressed” as you’ve never seen it on both days….in spooky Halloween garb just special for this unique once a year event! Take a tour inside….but BEWARE, you may not believe your eyes. The cost to enter the Lighthouse is only $2 per person on Friday from 5 – 9 p.m. and Saturday from Noon to 6 p.m., with tickets available at the Lighthouse store. Friday night gives you a rare opportunity to see the lighthouse decorated during the evening hours, so don’t miss it. Although no formal guided tours will be held, you can take your time looking through the museum at your own pace, and you will definitely want to trek the 85 stairs up to the lighthouse tower for a view to DIE for….unforgettable, we promise!
The excitement continues and builds beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 13 in the big tent on the Lighthouse grounds until 5 p.m. with the Make and Take pumpkin painting project and corn husk doll making – where you can learn this skill the lighthouse families used long, long ago, and/or play any of the variety of games for all age levels to try and enjoy. The hayrides will continue, which is a great way to see the area, including all the creatively decorated camping sites inside Tawas Point State Park for this special event. Take in some Fall color, do some bird watching, or amuse yourself with people watching, since costumes are welcome throughout the entire event. Don’t miss the giant pirate ship “docked” near the flagpole area – a great spot for photo ops! Like us on Facebook at Friends of Tawas Point Lighthouse and State Park, and post your family friendly photos, then Share them with your friends and family.
To round out the evening from 7 – 10 p.m., all are welcome to make their way to the Day Use Area Pavilion near the Lake Huron beach side of the park for the popular Monster Mash Bash!!! You will be entertained with live DJ music where you can dance, or just enjoy meeting old friends and making new ones. Feel free to wear a costume, or come as you are. Non-alcoholic refreshments will be provided free of charge.
All brought to you by the Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources team at Tawas Point State Park, with assistance and financial support by the Friends of Tawas Point Lighthouse and State Park to thank you for another great season at Tawas Point Lighthouse and State Park. Like us on Facebook, check out our website at tawaslighthousefriends.com, or contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.