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A Festival For Ghouls and Goblins of All Ages

How-To Halloween is a family-friendly festival that celebrates creativity, imagination and the innovative spirit by showcasing an exhibit hall packed with theatrical displays, interactive games, unique vendors and amazing entertainment!  We ‘Frankenstein’ together the best parts of a Maker Faire, Comic Con, Craft Show, Science Museum, Music Festival and Halloween Carnival to create monstrous fun for everyone. Our mission is to inspire kids and the ‘kids at heart’ to make something spooktacular for the holiday and get excited about the creative process as they explore the many hands-on activities, how-to sessions and immersive experiences.

The theme for the seventh annual event is "Classic Cartoons Come To Life", and our headliner is the award winning power-pop band The Shake Ups performing live on our main stage dressed as the Scooby Doo gang alongside the Mystery Machine. The weekend kicks off with the Killer Car Show featuring dozens of famous movie cars, hellacious hearses and wicked rides 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, and we’ll be supporting many local 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 un-boo-lievable 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 on Saturday October 30th from 11am-6pm and Sunday October 31st from 11am-3pm at the Lansing Center.

Happy Halloween! - from ROBOT PUMPKIN

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