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October 3-6, 2019
Annual Tuscola County Pumpkin Festival
Caro, Michigan
The Tuscola County Pumpkin Festival is the premier fall festival in the Thumb of Michigan. The festival brings the beauty of Fall to downtown Caro with painted and decorated pumpkins from area schools.

October 4-5, 2019  Empire Hops & Harvest Festival - Empire, Michigan
The Festival will run from 12 Noon thru 9pm, An entry fee will be charged which will include complimentary glass & drink tickets.

October 5, 2019  Bite of Beaver Island - Beaver Island, Michigan
Showcasing the delicious culinary talent, foods and drink of Beaver Island, Northern Michigan and the Great Lakes.  See what the best professional and amateur chefs on the Island have to offer - sample a wide variety of treats.

October 5-6, 2019  Huron Township Applefest - New Boston, Michigan
The 39th annual festival will showcase the friendly spirit that exists within our community with a parade, apple pie contest, fiddlers' contest, fun run, car show and entertainment.

October 11-12, 2019  30th Annual Davison Pumpkin Fest
Davison, Michigan
The schedule of events includes Taste of Davison, parade, fish fry, 5K run, music, pumpkin derby & contest and much more!  (also: )

October 11-13, 2019  35th Annual Fennville Goose Festival
Fennville, Michigan
This event celebrates the migratory birds that make the Fennville area a popular fall hunting spot. Flock to the fun with a goose calling competition, rides, arts & crafts and a parade.

October 11-13, 2019  41st Annual Charlevoix Apple Fest
Charlevoix, Michigan
The festival’s focal point is the apple, proven to be the most popular fruit in North America.  Northern Michigan’s cool temperatures are said to produce tastier and more colorful fruit than those grown in warmer climates.  More than 30 types of apples will be on hand as well as other fall harvest items such as pumpkins, squash, jam, honey, maple syrup, pies and cider.


October 12, 2019 - PumpkinFest - Montague, Michigan
The Pumpkins Will Roll in Montague  This famous Pumpkin Roll down the Dowling Hill will include many pumpkins events....largest pumpkin, pumpkin painting, seed spitting, pumpkin carving, pumpkin toss & pumpkin bowling.  This popular event attracts hundreds of pumpkin rollers from all over Michigan, and even a few from surrounding states and beyond, ranging in all ages.

October 12-13, 2019 - 26th Annual Appleumpkin Festival
Tecumseh, Michigan
The Appleumpkin Festival showcases the best of autumn in Southeastern Michigan. Tecumseh's historic downtown provides the perfect backdrop for a fun filled weekend. Build your own scarecrow, arts and crafts, carnival, entertainment and more.

October 14-18, 2019 - National School Lunch Week - Nationwide
School Nutrition Association.

October 15-16, 2019  Michigan Restaurant Show - Novi, Michigan
World class educational seminars and hundreds of exhibitors.

October 19, 2019  Caledonia FFA Alumni Toy Show
Caledonia, Michigan
At Caledonia High School, 9050 Kraft Avenue, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  For more info call (616) 437-4039.

October 19-20, 2019  Fenner’s Apple Butter Festival - Lansing, Michigan
Fenner Nature Center.  Help us stir our century old copper kettle full of bubbling hot apple butter. Watch crafts demonstrations such as quilting, pottery, lace making, wool spinning, and homemade herbal soaps and lotions. Activities for children include candle dipping and cider pressing.

October 25, 2019  Noto's Fall Charity Wine Fest
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Helps benefit the Grand Rapids ACF, Lori's Voice and other nonprofits. Over 300 international wines, Noto's gourmet cuisine, silent auctions with wine and culinary packages. Live music. General tickets $60/$65 day of event, VIP tickets $100/$110 day of event. VIP opens at 6 pm, general admission at 7 pm. Ends 10 pm.


October 25-26, 2019
11th Annual Detroit Fall Beer Festival
Detroit, Michigan
Join the Michigan Brewers Guild at Eastern Market in October for one of the largest all-Michigan beer tastings around. Attendees can enjoy some incredible food from Detroit area restaurants (available for purchase) and listen to a talented line-up of local musicians while sipping any of more than 600 craft beers from 75 Michigan breweries.

October 31-Nov 3, 2019
MFEA 27th Annual Convention
Bay City, Michigan
Michigan Festival and Events Association.  Featuring Over 30 Workshops; Marketplace Trade Show; Acts & Entertainment.

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October 5-6, 2018
Zeeland, Michigan
This family festival features food, games, contests, scarecrow displays, a parade and entertainment.

October 13-14 & 20-21, 2018
Punkin' Chunkin'
Grayling, Michigan
Wellington Farm, USA is a 60-acre open-air interpretive museum designed to provide an educational opportunity for visitors to experience life as it was in rural mid-America during The Great Depression.  Through a series of displays, a wide variety of exhibits, and beautiful natural settings, the park provides a variety of educational, recreational, and cultural opportunities for visitors to Northern Michigan


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October 14, 2017 - 7th Annual Weko Beach Brewers Festival
Bridgman, Michigan
Enjoy award-winning Michigan craft beers that are as spectacular as its harvest sunsets. Live music will enhance the scene as you raise your beer mug and 'toast the coast' under a Big-Top Tent overlooking beautiful Weko Beach in Bridgman. The Weko Beach Brewers Festival is a showcase event to sample (tastes or half glass) over 30 wonderful locally produced craft beers from Southwest Michigan.  Wrap this into a day filled with sun and sand, tasty cuisine from local restaurants, live music, a dazzling sunset and you have one fantastic fall festival!



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