With the leaves changing colors and the cool temperatures, there are lots of activities to do in Northern Michigan in the fall. These include many fun festivals to attend and gorgeous sights to see! Here are some of my favorite fall events!
Charlevoix Apple Festival
Nothing says fall in Northern Michigan like fresh apples being harvested. Come to downtown Charlevoix the weekend of October 11-13 to enjoy fresh, local apples and other fall produce. The Apple Festival has many things to do, including fun activities for the kids. There will be a petting zoo, face painting, and a balloon artist to keep the whole family entertained. Also, there will be many arts and crafts vendors set-up and live music by the water.
Boyne City’s Harvest Fest
Boyne City’s Harvest Festival will be ran on September 28, and there will be various vendors selling homemade jams, fresh produce, and arts and crafts. There will be games, hayrides, and a scarecrow making contest as well. Come walk downtown Boyne City and enjoy all the beauty and love that our community has to offer.
Fall Color Sail
Located in majestic Suttons Bay, Michigan, on Saturday October 12, the Inland Seas Education Association will be sailing a 77 foot schooner around Lake Michigan. This is a great opportunity to relax and enjoy the beautiful fall colors that Northern Michigan has to offer, or, if you are feeling a little more adventurous, you can even help the crew steer the boat.
Glen Arbor Pumpkin Festival
The Pumpkin Festival in Glen Arbor is a great event to attend while admiring the new colors that have arrived. It is on October 19, and it will be located at the Township Park. There will be games, crafts, face painting, pumpkin carving, a costume parade, and a pie eating contest. At night, the jack-o-lanterns will be lit for viewing. Bring the kids and make some fun fall memories together!
Tell us, what do you like to do each fall with the family?