The autumn bounty is the theme of one-day Harvest Festivals on October 1 in Boyne City and Flushing. These festivals feature lively music and seasonal fun and flavors, from pumpkin painting and scarecrows to caramel apples and farm fresh produce. Grayling’s Harvest Fest spans October 1-2 and includes an antique tractor parade.
You can “toast the coast” at the October 1 Weko Beach Brewers Festival in Bridgman. Sip craft beers, sample foods from local restaurants and enjoy live music as the sun sets over Lake Michigan. The Harvest & Wine Festival in New Buffalo on October 8 is all about local wine, food, family fun and music. Sip samples of more than 40 of Michigan’s artisan brewers at the Detroit Fall Beer Festival October 22 at the city’s historic Eastern Market.
The annual Benzie County Fall Fest kicks off October 1-2 and continues October 8-9 with awesome autumn activities in Beulah, Benzonia and Frankfort including a fall soup contest, pumpkin decorating, chair lift rides at Crystal Mountain Resort, incredible pumpkin and gourd carvings, horse-drawn wagon rides, pumpkin chuckin’ contest, and FallFest Parade.
Enjoy the fall décor, watch cider being pressed, and savor fresh-baked apple pie at the old-fashioned ice cream parlor at Ludington’s Historic White Pine Village during Autumn Days, October 7-8. Test your goose-calling ability or just enjoy the traditional fall fun of the Fennville Goose Festival October 8-9 in Fennville.
The 3rd annual Newberry Oktoberfest September 30-October 1 features a Lumberjack Breakfast and traditional tunes plus arts and crafts. Enjoy beer, brats, polka music to dance to October 15-16 at Oktoberfest in Lexington.