Family Guide to the Best Festivals and Fairs this Fall

Enjoy the perks of the season with fall festivals and fairs throughout Southwest Michigan.

Weekends during September and October mean plenty of fall foliage, donuts, cider, and festival fun. Greater Kalamazoo boasts a wide array of fun and kid-friendly festivals – County Fairs, Balloon Festivals, Harvest Festivals.  Plus, many are free.

Here is the BIG list to add some fun to your calendar this autumn.

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Kick off Autumn at one of these Fall Festivals or Fairs

Summer may be over, but it’s not quite time to retreat indoors. If you’re looking for a day trip or a weekend getaway, there are a number of options the family will love.

Continue to check back throughout the fall as more festivals and fairs are added to our event calendar.

Are you a festival organizer and interested in adding the event to the list? You can do so here.

Fall Festival Southwest Michigan - Balloon Festival

Saturday March 14, 2020

Maple Sugar Time at the Historic Van Raalte Farm

Location: VanRaalte Farm – 1076 E. 16th St. Holland
This family-friendly event takes place at the City of Holland’s Van Raalte Farm where the sap will be flowing and the sugar house steaming! Join us as we tap trees, gather sap, and watch the evaporator boil the liquid down into real maple syrup. There will be lots of activities [...]
Time: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday March 21, 2020

Maple Sugar Time at the Historic Van Raalte Farm

Location: VanRaalte Farm – 1076 E. 16th St. Holland
This family-friendly event takes place at the City of Holland’s Van Raalte Farm where the sap will be flowing and the sugar house steaming! Join us as we tap trees, gather sap, and watch the evaporator boil the liquid down into real maple syrup. There will be lots of activities [...]
Time: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday April 18, 2020

Kalamazoo Earth Day Festival 2020 - Kalamazoo Farmer's Market

Location: Kalamazoo Farmers’ Market – 1204 Bank Street Kalamazoo
Earth Day is a wonderful opportunity to join together as a community to recognize and protect our beautiful planet, and 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Check out the Facebook page for current updates on the 2020 event! The event will include: live music ∙ food & drinks [...]
Time: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Saturday September 19, 2020

8th Annual Fall Fest

Location: St. Joe Today – 301 State Street St. Joseph
Join us for a weekend filled with fun events for all ages. So much happening, you will want to stay the night! For lodging information, visit stjoetoday.com/sleep. We can't wait to have you here! Enjoy the Great Bed Race, Farmers Market, Critter Barn, Face Painter, Balloon Twisters, Story Time on [...]
Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Sunday October 4, 2020

Fall Harvest

Location: City Centre and Celery Flats Historic Area – Throughout Area Portage
Come join the City of Portage Parks and Recreation department for a fall day full of wonderful things to do! A horse drawn hayride will connect the Portage Farmers Market at City Hall to Central Cemetery and Celery Flats Historical Area. A special presentation will be featured at the cemetery [...]
Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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