October 1-4, 2015 Four Flags Area Apple Festival - Niles, Michigan
Bring your family and friends to the Apple Festival for many family oriented activities and a good time to be had by all.
October 1-4, 2015 35th Annual Tuscola County Pumpkin Festival
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 2-3, 2015 Pumpkinfest - Zeeland, Michigan
This family festival features food, games, contests, scarecrow displays, a parade and entertainment.
October 3, 2015
Flushing Harvest Festival
Our autumn extravaganza showcases all that is fall in Michigan. Main Street is lined with homemade scarecrows created by community members and businesses. Prizes will be awarded to the top three scarecrows. Other activities include, apple pie baking contest, pie eating contest, chalk art contest, beard contest, and chili cook off, along with local entertainment, dance shows, pumpkin painting, arts/crafts, and more!
October 3, 2015 Empire Hops 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 3, 2015 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 3-4, 2015 Huron Township Applefest - New Boston, Michigan
The 36th 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 9-10, 2015 26th Annual Davison Pumpkin Fest
The schedule of events includes Taste of Davison, parade, fish fry, 5K run, music, pumpkin derby & contest and much more! (also: www.davisonpumpkinfestival.com/ )
October 9-11, 2015 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 9-11, 2015 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 10, 2015 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 10-11, 2015 22nd Annual Appleumpkin Festival
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 10-11, 2015 Apple Butter Festival - Lansing, Michigan
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 12-16, 2015 National School Lunch Week - Nationwide
School Nutrition Association.
October 13-14, 2015 Michigan Restaurant Show - Novi, Michigan
World class educational seminars and hundreds of exhibitors.
October 23-24, 2015 7th Annual Detroit Fall Beer Festival
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 30, 2015 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 5, 2014 Great Lakes Regional Chili Cookoff
We regret to inform you that the Great Lakes Chili Cook-off has been cancelled for 2015. The board of directors has made this decision based on lack of financial support and unexpected personal reasons. The board is making plans to retool the event, so that it can be successful in the future.
October 2, 2010 4th Annual A-Maizing Corn Harvest - Albion, Michigan
Family, friendly, fun & educational, all on the banks of the Kalamazoo River.
October 29, 2010 Food, Wine and All That Jazz - Grand Rapids, Michigan
Join WGVU and D&W Fresh Market for more than 300 domestic wine and beer selections from throughout North America. In addition, tempt your tastes with over 25 tables of select gourmet foods and live jazz.
October 3, 2009 Porkapalooza Invitational Cookout & Music Festival
A day-long celebration of hog-proportion takes over the 14-acre Red Horse Ranch in Fennville. The Porkapalooza Invitational Cookout & Music Festival is a farm party and harvest celebration, showcasing the bounty of the Great Lakes’ in terms of food, drink, music, art and land.
October 25, 2009 Michigan Sustainable Stoup Competition
Grand Ledge, Michigan
Michigan restaurants & individuals will compete to see who creates the best stew or soup in Michigan with a focus on local, sustainably raised foods. Come and taste the variety of "stoups" competing and vote for your favorite in the people's choice category. Sample some of Michigan's finest wines, hard ciders and beers.
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