Attractions

Our resident photographer Erica Jo Photography, LLC will be hosting circus-themed mini photo sessions. $10 for three high-resolution digital images. Appointments and walk-up appointments will be available. Props will be available, but you must provide your own attire. Contact ericajophotography@gmail.com to schedule your session! (Outdoors- free admission.)

Play vintage carnival games for 25 cents each. Win retro prizes and candy. All proceeds will be donated to the Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan. (Outdoors- free admission.)

The Michigan Nordic Fire Festival crew is bringing their infamous axe wall to the festival! Grab something sharp and throw it at things! Six throws for $5! (Outdoors- free admission.)

Sneak into the Snake Pit! Saving Scales Reptile Rescue of Michigan will have cold-blooded creatures on hand for adoption, education, and observation. (Indoors- included in $5 museum admission.)

The Sturgill Collection: Medical and Paranormal Oddities from Around the Globe is presented by Stimson Hospital. Get an up-close and personal look at this one-of-a-kind collection of macabre artifacts. (Indoors- included in $5 museum admission.)

You can’t miss the Kitten Tent! At Miss Cackle’s Academy for Witches, every new student is assigned a kitten. But some kittens are just too sweet to be paired up with a witch in training. Some kittens need cuddles and couches instead of fire and brimstone. These adorable little rejects from the Academy for Witches need new homes, and they will be at our festival waiting to meet you, courtesy of Saved by Zade. (Outdoors- free admission.)

No carnival is complete without a caricature! Dawn’s Art to You will be offering both standard and zombified caricatures. Standard drawings are $15, zombified prints are $20. (Outdoors- free admission.)

The Paranormal Collective, led by Ken Suminski of Portal Paranormal Society, will provide the opportunity to meet paranormal investigators from around the state. Hear their stories about the most haunted locations in Michigan, and get an up-close look at how their equipment works. (Indoors- included in $5 museum admission.)

The recipient of this year’s Silent Auction proceeds is EVE, a non-profit that provides supportive services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence, stalking and elder abuse in the Lansing area. Bid on thousands of dollars worth of goods provided by our talented artists and vendors. (Indoors- included in $5 museum admission.)

Creeptastic characters can be found roaming the courthouse grounds during the festival, including the infamous clown duo Sickin and Scurvy, Mid-Michigan Ghostbusters, and more. (Outdoors- free admission.)

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