Fall Festivals and Events in Michigan

Windy road surrounded by fall trees.

Fall in Michigan is truly an extraordinary time of year. With 19 million acres of forest, everywhere you turn you can take in breathtaking sights of the leaves changing color as the weather grows cooler. Stroll through a pumpkin patch or apple orchard, visit one of the famous Michigan cider mills, or hike through one of the Metroparks to get that full fall experience.

Of course, there are also plenty of fall events and activities to enjoy throughout the region this time of year, too!

Detroit Events and Activities Not to Miss This Fall

Detroit has a variety of fun and exciting things to do this fall. Here’s a list of just a few of the upcoming Detroit events to check out this season:

  • Detroit Fall Beer Festival: The 8th Annual Detroit Fall Beer Festival takes place October 21 and 22 at the Eastern Market. It’s the largest all-Michigan beer-tasting event around, where you can discover your new favorite brew by trying any of the 700 craft beers available from more than 80 Michigan breweries. Plus, you’ll nosh on amazing food from local Detroit restaurants!
  • Glass Pumpkin Fest in Dearborn: Head to Dearborn throughout October weekends to watch glassblowing demonstrations at the 8th Annual Glass Pumpkin Fest! Beautiful glass pumpkins will be available for purchase the final weekend, October 22 and 23 at Downtown Home and Garden in Ann Arbor.
  • DeBuck’s Corn Maze: Located just thirty minutes from Detroit in Belleville, DeBuck’s Corn Maze offers fun for the whole family! This year, the 13-acre corn maze is more challenging than ever, so you may need to head back more than once to master it! You can also enjoy a wagon ride through the 18-acre pumpkin patch and pick out the perfect pumpkin for this year’s jack-o-lantern.

More Michigan Fall Festivals and Fun

Don’t be afraid to take a quick road trip to areas not too far from Detroit this fall! Add these Michigan fall festivals and activities to your must-see list:

  • Frankenmuth Scarecrow Fest: Scarecrow Fest takes place the weekends of October 15-16 and 22-23 at the Frankenmuth River Place Shops. Launch a pumpkin in the Pumpkin Catapult, go pumpkin bowling, and vote for your favorite scarecrow from the Frankenmuth businesses!
  • Hallowe’en in Greenfield Village: Head to the Henry Ford the last three weekends in October for Hallowe’en in Greenfield Village, where you can stroll down streets and alleys haunted by costumed characters and illuminated by over 1,000 jack-o-lanterns. It’s a mile-long path of Halloween fun for the whole family; it’s kid-friendly for the little ones!
  • Charlevoix Apple Fest: The 38th Annual Charlevoix Apple Festival takes place October 14-16 in scenic downtown Charlevoix. Support local farmers, orchards and non-profit organizations by shopping more than 30 types of apples from area apple orchards, checking out the farmer’s market and enjoying foods, arts and crafts from local businesses.

What’s your favorite thing to do over the fall in Michigan?

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