by Jill P
We’re almost to September and it’s close to one of our favorite seasons of the season…Fall! Yes, there is something EXTRA SPECIAL about fall in SW Michigan. We’re put together a round-up of some of the fall festivals, fairs and other fall-related events that you won’t want to miss.
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Also, check back often as events will be added as we have more information. There are some of our favorite fall events that aren’t on this list yet since we’re waiting for their 2015 information. Plus, make sure that you visit our full Event Calendar. Lots of great family activities happening all fall long. Did we miss something? If so, help us stock our Event Calendar with community events. Submit Events to our event calendar today!
Have a super fun fall!
FALL FESTIVALS, FAIRS, & FUN EVENTS
37th Annual Wine & Harvest Festival | September 11-13. There’s something for everyone at this year’s Wine & Harvest Festival in downtown Paw Paw. Activities include: arts & crafts show, bike tour, grape stomp, parade, entertainment, carnival rides, wine & beer tasting, and more! Downtown Paw Paw.
Allegan County Fair | September 11-19. Join the fun at the Allegan County Fair for rides, food, superstar entertainment, 4-H exhibits, and more! 150 Douglas St, Allegan, MI.
37th Annual Bangor Apple Festival | September 19. Farmers market, kid’s activities, Bangor Lions Annual Classic Car Show, various vendors, live entertainment, and more. Downtown Bangor, 257 West Monroe Street, Bangor.
Grand Rapids Art Prize | September 23- October 11. You won’t want to miss this world class FREE art show in Grand Rapids. In addition to the 1,500+ pieces of art to view around town, this year you’ll want to visit the ArtPrize Labs which is a drop-in space at the ArtPrize HUB with your family for a self-directed creative experience.Various locations throughout greater Grand Rapids.
Fall Harvest and Tractor Show | September 25-27. Step back in time with a visit to Historic Chartlon Park’s special event. Demonstrations & exhibits include: steamed apples, a tractor parade, kids pedal pull & sawdust scramble, tug of war, and more. Historic Charlton Park, 2545 S Charlton Park Rd, Hastings.
Scarecrows & Pumpkins | September 26. Make your very own scarecrow and take home a pumpkin as you will learn about the fall harvest! This is also a FREE DAY at Kingman Museum. Leila Arboretum, 928 West Michigan Avenue, Battle Creek.
7th Annual Harvest Festival | September 27. So many things to see and do: pie baking contest, pumpkin decorating contest, story- telling, petting zoo with a variety of animals, vendors with many homemade items, food booths, music and more. Historical Village in Vicksburg.
DeLano Farms Harvest Party | September 27. Explore the homestead, witness blacksmiths and spinners in action, experience pioneer activities, take a horse drawn wagon ride (weather permitting), and enjoy fun games and activities for the whole family. DeLano Farms, 555 West E Ave., Kalamazoo.
Harvest Party | October 3. Come visit the farm! We fire up the grill, hire a live band, hook the hayrack up to the tractor to give everyone hayrides out to the orchard, drink cider, eat pie, and generally have a good time. Earth First Farms, 8335 Smith Road, Berrien Center.
Olde Tyme Harvest Festival | October 3 & 4. Activities Include: hayrides to the pumpkin patch, pumpkins, husker shredder, antique tractors, blacksmithing, and more! Scotts Mill County Park, 8451 S. 35th, Scotts.
Fennville Goose Festival | October 10 & 11. This festival includes a parade, car show, live music, bbq, and more! Downtown Fennville.
Mattawan Pumpkin Trail | October 10. Activities include arts and craft booths, a caramel apple creation station, show on the village park stage, a a spooky science creation station, much more. Downtown Mattawan.
5th Annual Arts & Eats Tour | October 17 & 18. Hop in the car and explore. Visit with local artisans in their studios, see working farms featuring specialty food crops, fiber, and heritage animals. Various locations throughout SW Michigan.
South Haven Harvest Festival | October 18. Activities include zombie 5k and stroll,
hayrides, polka bands & dancing, cider and beer tent, pie baking contests, restaurant server races, and more. Downtown South Haven.
Fall Migration Celebration | November 8. Practice waterfowl ID along the lakeshore, participate in games and activities along the trail, and warm up with cider at the end of your walk. W.K.Kellogg Bird Sanctuary, 12685 East C Ave., Augusta.
STAY TUNED! MORE UPDATES TO COME
Watch for our upcoming articles about:
Apple U-Pick Farms & Pumpkin Patches
“Must Do” Fall Family Places To Visit
Fall Fun Runs & Walks
Halloween Event Round-up