On October 10 & 11 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m, Colonial Michilimackinac in Mackinac City becomes “Fort Fright” – home to werewolves, witches, and other legendary characters. Many of the fort’s buildings will be open, with lanterns lighting the way from door to door and costumed interpreters telling stories, playing music and serving authentic autumn treats like mulled cider, molasses cookies and toffee candy.
Most everything is fine for the whole family, but there is a haunted house designed for older children and adults. Mackinac Parks explains that the stories and setting for Fort Fright (the links are ours) :
…are based on the creatures from Dirk Gringhuis’ book titled Were-Wolves and Will-o-the-Wisps: French Tales of Mackinac Retold. The collection of short stories, published by Mackinac State Historic Parks, is based on French-Canadian folktales brought to Mackinac by the voyageurs during the height of the French fur trade. These creatures, including the werewolf, red dwarf, and horned goblin or lutin, are the basis for the entire Fort Fright event, including the haunted house.
Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for youths (6-17), and free for children 5 and under or $15 for a family – visit Colonial Michilimackinac for all the details!