Get Out: Ghost Tour, Fire Department Open House, and Raw Foods

From a haunted tour of the Longacre House to spending the afternoon at the fire station, there's something for everyone in and around West Bloomfield this weekend.

It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do for the weekend. West Bloomfield Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check our picks for the activities to hit and events to attend in the area.


When: Friday at 7 p.m.

Why go: The month of October always brings eerie surprises and spooktacular events. Did you know that there is a ghost who haunts the Longacre House in Farmington Hills? They say an unexplainable picture was taken years ago of a ghost gazing out the window of the bride's room. Tonight the Ghost Hunters of Southeastern Michigan will take you on a tour of the historic home looking for evidence of paranormal activity. You will also learn about ghostly findings from locations around the state. This ghost tour is for those who dare to search out abnormal occurrences and spirits.


When: Friday and Saturday at 9 a.m.

Why go: The garage sales are beginning to dry up, so let the rummage sales flourish. One good thing you don't have to worry about is the weather, because it is indoors. The Church promises to have the usual second hand household goods and clothing, plus collector plates, window treatments, lighting fixtures, Longaberger stoneware, Christmas Village collectibles, and even three kitchen sinks! 

Where: Kensington Metro Park, Milford

When: Saturday and Sunday 12 p.m.

Why go: The festival offers a bounty of activities for children of all ages and the weather this weekend is supposed to be beautiful. A perfect opportunity to check out all the farm animals, discover the world of bees with John Beemer, watch apple cider demonstrations or traditional carpentry demonstrations, and laugh along with the "Balloon Man" Rosco the Clown. You can also witness harnessing demonstrations, tour the kids cottage, or the Mobile Learning Center will be on-hand to show you some of Michigan's natural and cultural history. Another great family activity offered is the hayride, which will drive you out to the pumpkin patch to pick just the right one.


When: Sunday at 12 p.m.

Why go: The Fire Department is opening their doors to everyone in the community. If you've ever wanted to climb aboard a fire truck or hold the fire hose, today is your lucky day. You can also check out a Haz Mat truck, the smoke house exhibit, and a survival flight helicopter. Kids will have an opportunity to meet the local heroes and have their picture taken with them. Children will also be able to practice their stop, drop, and roll. This event is not only fun, but helps children develop their knowledge in safety.


When: Sunday at 1 p.m.

Why go: It seems like we keep hearing about the benefits of eating a raw diet. If you have been left wondering what all the hoopla is about, now is your chance to find out.  The store will teach you how to incorporate raw foods in your diet, plus they will have samples galore.


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