Apple peeling, apple pie eating and the biggest apple contests---not to mention the home-baked apple desserts competition---are on the calendar for the Four Flags Area Apple Festival in Niles September 29-October 2. The 32nd Annual Huron Township Applefest in New Boston October 1-2 features an apple pie contest, Old Time Fiddlers Contest, car show and parade. Tecumseh’s Appleumpkin Festival October 8-9 combines the best of the season, with farm fresh foods, cider, apples and fun fall activities.
Local growers bring more than 30 varieties of Michigan’s largest fruit crop to the Apple Festival & Craft Show in Charlevoix October 14-16. During the 38th Apple Butter Festival, October 15-16 at Fenner Nature Center in Lansing, the aroma of the treat bubbling over an open fire mingles with the sounds of live music and chance to see pioneer craft demonstrations like quilting and lace and soap making.