ABOUT US

A Festival For Ghouls and Goblins of All Ages

How-To Halloween is a family-friendly festival that celebrates the do-it-yourself spirit of haunt season with hands-on activities, theatrical displays, interactive games, unique vendors and great entertainment. Our mission is to inspire kids and the “kids at heart” to head into their garages, basements or local maker spaces and build something cool for the holiday. Along the way, we hope they get excited about the creative process after trying any of the 50+ make-n-takes, demo sessions and how-to labs hosted by our vendors and exhibitors which include the Lansing Makers Network, League of Enchantment, Great Lakes Ghostbuster Coalition, Great Lakes Garrison and the Central Defense: The Fighting Fifth to name a few.

For our seventh annual event, award winning power-pop band The Shake Ups performs live on our main stage dressed as the Scooby Doo gang alongside the Mystery Machine. We also look forward to our first ever Robot Shocker Showdown that showcases local high school robotics teams competing in our huge arena to promote an out-of-this-world engineering experience.

On Saturday, the Killer Car Show rolls in with dozens of famous movie cars, hellacious hearses and zombie response vehicles right out front on Michigan Avenue. Then the Downtown Lansing Zombie Walk returns as the horde of undead invade the city and make their way from the Lansing Center to the Capitol for a frightfully fantastic photo op. And as always, there will be trick-or-treating for the kids, costume contests with big prizes, amazing entertainment for all ages, and we’ll be supporting many charities such as the Greater Lansing Food Bank and Make-A-Wish at all three thrilling events.

Tickets are only $10 each at the door (kids 2 and under enter for free) with a special family rate “buy five, get one free,” and early bird discounts are available. So break out your best homemade costumes, bring your friends and be part of this unique and innovative event.

Please contact us if you have any questions or if you’d like to participate as a vendor, exhibitor, entertainer, volunteer or sponsor of How-To Halloween, and we look forward to seeing you there.

Happy Halloween! - from ROBOT PUMPKIN