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October 4-7, 2018
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 5-6, 2018
Pumpkinfest - Zeeland, Michigan
This family festival features food, games, contests, scarecrow displays, a parade and entertainment.

October 6, 2018 - 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 6, 2018  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 6-7, 2018 - Huron Township Applefest - New Boston, Michigan
The 38th 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 12-13, 2018  29th 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 12-14, 2018  34th 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 12-14, 2018  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 13, 2018  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 13-14, 2018  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 13-14, 2018  25th 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 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.

October 15-19, 2018 - National School Lunch Week - Nationwide
School Nutrition Association.

October 16-17, 2018  Michigan Restaurant Show - Novi, Michigan
World class educational seminars and hundreds of exhibitors.

October 20, 2018  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 26-27, 2018
10th 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.


events still waiting for new dates

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!


events waiting for new dates

October 5, 2014  Great Lakes Regional Chili Cookoff
Plymouth, Michigan

Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events still waiting for new dates

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.



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