Friday, October 16, 2009


Good Morning Douglas and Saugatuck, Michigan.

Today in West Michigan! Mostly cloudy, with a high near 46. Northeast wind between 9 and 13 mph. No rain in the forecast. Indian Summer is right around the corner.

Halloween could be seen as a festival of the dead. The ancient Gaels believed that the border between this world and the otherworld became thin on Samhain, allowing spirits (both harmless and harmful) to pass through. The family's ancestors were honoured and invited home whilst harmful spirits were warded off. It is believed that the need to ward off harmful spirits led to the wearing of costumes and masks. Their purpose was to disguise oneself as a harmful spirit and thus avoid harm. In Scotland the spirits were impersonated by young men dressed in white with masked, veiled or blackened faces.

Here at Sherwood Forest Bed and Breakfast, there's lots of groovy things happening this weekend.

It's almost carving time.

Don't forget t visit the Haunted Corn maze at Cranes this weekend. Hours are from Dark to 10 p.m.

JUST SCARY ENOUGH FOR ALL AGES. The Red Barn Haunted House runs from 7 PM until 10 PM. This weekend, The Wavecrest Robotics Team is spotlighting classic Halloween characters we all know … vampires, werewolves, witches, ghosts, ghouls, goblins and monsters of all types . . . as well as some brand new scarier beasts.

Why not hit the Saugatuck Dunes State Park and take a long walk through the woods, it will be just beautiful. The leaves are sporting some beautiful colors you won't want to miss. Take a walk along the lakeshore, Have lunch at Ida Reds, get there early though, they close at 2:00 p.m.

U-Pick Still time to pick some apples, head to Crane's Orchards, just one of West Michigan's U-Pick Apple Orchards (they might have some peaches left), is less than 7 miles from our front door. October picks are Pioneer Macintosh, Cortland, Empire, Jonathan, Ida Red, Jonagold, Matsu, and Red and Golden Delicious. For more info, call 269-561-8651

Broadway star Karen Mason comes to Mason Street Warehouse for A Night On Broadway, performing songs from stage hits including Chicago, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Sunset Boulevard, Mamma Mia! Funny Girl and many more.

FALL FUNFEST DAY-11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. in Coghlin Park, Saugatuck. pumpkin carving, Pumpkin launch, pie eating. Food vendors, Band, Tug of War.

Breakfast this morning is Cinnamon Orange French Toast, Canadian bacon, Lemon & Strawberry Jam Muffins, fresh fruit salad, and of course Italian Espresso organic coffee (yes-free trade too).

Don't forget to check out our calendar of events for October at Sherwood Forest B & B Monthly Newsletter

You also might wish to give a thought to booking one of our Sherwood Forest Bed and Breakfasr Gourmet Dinners, November through April. Please feel free to check out our website. Sherwood Forest B & B Gourmet Dinners

From all of us here at Sherwood Forest, have a great Day!!!