2017 Michigan Fall Festivals
Fall is a time of apple cider, hay rides, haunted houses and celebrations of the season. Every year, Michigan is filled with unique fall festivals to help you properly welcome in the cooler weather ahead. This year is no exception. Gather up your kids, friends and family and explore these local Michigan fall festivals!
Fall Festivals in Michigan
From September 14th-17th, check out the Frankenmuth Oktoberfest! Frankenmuth’s Oktoberfest was the first Oktoberfest to take place with the blessing of the original Oktoberfest in Munich. This year, for the first time ever, the Hofbrauhaus brewery in Munich shipped their beer to the United States to be used for Oktoberfest. The Frankenmuth Oktoberfest seeks to preserve the heritage and culture of the original Munich Oktoberfest by featuring authentic entertainment, food, souvenirs and beer.
From September 22nd–24th, come check out the Pumpkinfest in Downtown South Lyon! This festival will include a parade, craft show, pie eating contest and inflatables! The proceeds made at the non-profit booths will be given back to churches, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and youth athletic programs.
From September 30th-October 1st, stop by the 15th annual Scarecrow Festival! The Scarecrow Festival is put on by businesses and residents of Trenton, MI and is not run by the city. Every year, proceeds from the event are donated to local charities and non-profit organizations looking to help the community. This festival will feature arts and crafts, games, eating contests and a dog costume contest. Animals from local animal shelters will also be featured onsite to promote adoption and reduce unnecessary euthanasia.
Fall on the Island Festival
If you’re looking for a weekend trip, come hangout at the Fall on the Island Festival on Drummond Island on October 13th and 14th! The Fall on the Island Festival will feature a golf outing, 10K and 5K walk or run, artisan fair, kids’ events as well as a pub crawl. Jedi Mind Trip, a Michigan based band, will also be featured at this event.
The weekend of October 14th and 15th, check out the annual Appleumpkin Festival! This festival features activities for the whole family. From carnival games, mazes and crafts, to helicopter rides and the Miss Tecumseh Appleumpkin Queens’s Pageant, this festival is sure to be a hit!
A little later in the season, on October 27th and 28th, head to the 9th annual Detroit Fall Beer Festival! The festival will feature over 600 craft beer selections from 75 different breweries. Advance tickets are sold online and include 15 taster tokens. Designated driver tickets are also sold online. For more information, please visit the event’s page here.
On Saturdays and Sundays from September 16th–October 29th, check out HalloWeekends at Cedar Point! Kids of all ages will love The Great Pumpkin Fest filled with live entertainment, attractions and all of their favorite rides. But at night, the haunting starts! Mazes, live entertainment, night rides and freakshows await those who dare to enter!
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