Home Doll house Five events to celebrate the month of October.

Five events to celebrate the month of October.


Even though Halloween isn’t until the end of the month, the Blue Water Area community has ways to celebrate all month.

In addition to the cool fall weather, there are haunted houses, a screening of a favorite cult film, and Oktoberfest; every event is bound to bring fun. Here are six local events to celebrate October.

River Rec Teen Zone Haunted Hospital

Located at 300 Broadway St. in Marine City, the River Rec Teen Zone hosts its second haunted house. Admission is $10 and is used to support recreation center programs. This year’s theme is the haunted hospital.

The haunted hospital is open from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. every weekend until Halloween. Six spooky areas have been created for the lair, including a mad scientist’s laboratory.

Participants will be rewarded for their bravery with popcorn, provided by the River Rec Teen Zone. Also, there will be a selfie station at the end of the haunted hospital.

Haunted Village Adults Only Party

A Times Herald file photo of the historic village mansion and Sanilac County Museum.

Sanilac County Historic Village and Museum is hosting its first adult-only Halloween party from 8-10 p.m. on Friday, October 14.

People will be able to enjoy October bonfires, refreshments and fresh air at the outdoor party. In case of bad weather, the party will be moved to a tent.

Costumes are optional, but strongly encouraged. The museum will provide alcoholic beverages at a cash bar.

Tickets are $10 and available at eventbrite.com. Additionally, people can call the museum at 810-622-9946 to purchase tickets.

Scary Doll Contest

Sanilac County Historic Village and Museum will hold its second Scary Doll Contest through the end of October.  People can vote during museum opening hours.

Forget spooky movie characters Annabelle and Chucky; these dolls are sure to give you goosebumps. The Sanilac County Historic Village and Museum is holding its second Scary Doll Contest at the Historic Train Depot on the museum grounds.

The dolls were provided by members of St. Clair and Sanilac counties. Nearly 80 dolls are entered in the competition. Vote for your favorite scary doll by placing money in a jar in front of the doll. The three dolls with the most money receive first, second and third place ribbons.

The money raised goes to support the historic village and the Sanilac County Museum.


A waitress carries beer mugs during the opening ceremony in the

McMorran Place will host Oktoberfest from 1-9 p.m. on Saturday, October 15. The event is free, but people are encouraged to bring cash for food and drink. German food will be provided by No Forks Given.

Competitive events will take place at Oktoberfest including a keg race, yodelling and more. Child-centric events, such as face painting, will also take place.

Live performances start at 4 p.m.

Rocky Horror Picture Show

The McMorran Theater will have three performances of The Rocky Horror Picture Show on October 21 and 22.

Let’s “Time Warp” again at McMorran Place for three screenings of the cult classic “Rocky Horror Picture Show.”

Show times are 8 p.m. on October 21 and 8 p.m. and midnight on October 22. Tickets cost $20, $25 or $30, depending on the seat.

Dressing up is strongly encouraged.

For more spooky events, visit bluewater.org.

Contact McKenna Golat at [email protected] or 810-292-0122.