Fun Autumn Events & Activities Around West Michigan

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This is a book of fall fun for the West Michigan area! It will take you through each county in West Michigan and help you find the tons of autumn fun for the whole family!

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1. FUN AUTUMN EVENTS& ACTIVITIES AROUNDWEST MICHIGAN 2. These western Michigan counties are full of fall fun. I will touch base oneach one of them.1. Oceana2. Newaygo3. Mecosta4. Muskegon5. Ottawa6. Kent7. Allegan8. Barry9. Van Buren10. Kalamazoo11. Berrien12. Cass13. Saint JosephWithin each county, I will talk about some key autumnevents. There will be many Harvest Festivals, U-Pick Farms,Corn Mazes, Haunted Houses, Color Tours, and manyother special events. Fall is such an exciting time of year.The weather gets cooler, the trees start to turn beautifulcolors, and the magic and excitement of Halloween andthe upcoming holiday season start to sink in. Enjoy!1NEWAYGOOCEANA MECOSTAMUSKEGONOTTAWAKENTALLEGANBARRYVAN BURENKALAMAZOOBERRIENCASS SAINTJOSEPH 3. OCEANA COUNTYLewis Farm Market | 4180 W. M-20, New Era | 231.861.5730Open Monday-Saturday 9am-6pm, Sunday 10am-5pm | $3 per person-Corn Maze-The Apple Express-Pumpkin Moon Walk-Pedal Carts-U-pick Apples & Pumpkins (additional charge)-Live Music (on some weekends)Oktoberfest | 8440 N. US Highway 31, Pentwater | 231.869.4158Taking place at the VFW Hall on October 10th and 11th-Bingo-Comedy Night-Pumpkin & Face Painting-Home Depot Kids Workshop-Strudel Bake-off-Chili Cook off-MSU Game on Big Screen-Barrel Race-Egg Toss-Live Music-Polka Dance Content-Much MoreMajor Produce & Pumpkin Patch | 9476 N. 120th Ave, Hart |231.873.5281Open the weekends of October 11th and October 18th-Hay Rides-Haunted Hall-Game Bundle-Pumpkin Carving & Painting-Yummy Food (sloppy joes, nachos, hot dogs, brats, caramel apples, pumpkin& apple pie squares, popcorn, and beverages)NEWAYGO COUNTYHarvest Fall Festival | Fremont, Downtown & Veterans Memorial ParkSeptember 25th, 26th, & 27th-Harvest Time Parade-Cider & Donuts-Pumpkin Bowling-Sidewalk Star Party-Seed Spitting Contest-Chili Cook off-Pedal Pulls-Inflatable Obstacle Course-Dogs on the Green-Pumpkin/Apple Recipe Contest-Chicken Drop-Farm Olympics-Face Painting-Police vs. Fire Dept. Softball Game-Smores-Beverage Tent/Local Band-Fall Photo Contest-Much MoreHeritage Farms | 1858 S. Maple Island Road, Fremont | 231.854.3276Open in October, Mondays-Saturdays, 9am-8pm & Sundays 11am-6pm-Pumpkin Patch-Corn Maze-Tractor Pull Hay Rides-Cider Mill-Farm Animals2 3 4. MECOSTA COUNTYFour Green Fields Farm | 15693 Wilson Rd., Rodney | 231-580-1463From September 20-October 26th, Saturday 12-5:30pm, Sunday 2-5pm | $3-Corn Maze-Haunted Maze (Friday & Saturday nights 8-10:30pm from October 10th-31st)-Horse Drawn Wagon Ride ($2)2014 Fall Festival | Downtown Big Rapids | downtownbigrapids.com/fall-festivalOctober 25th from 10:30am to 1:00pm-Kids Games & Activities-Trunk or Treat-Inflatable Streetfair & Climbing Wall-Hot Chocolate-Donuts & Apple Cider-Giant Pumpkin Carving-Celebrity Pumpkin RollAdams Family Musical | Ferris State University, 1201 S State St.., Big RapidsOctober 30th through November 1stElks Halloween Party | Elks Lodge, 203 E. Pine St., Big Rapids | 231.796.5451October 31st from 6:00pm-8:00pm-Open to the publicMUSKEGON COUNTYOktoberfest | 462 Scenic Dr., North Muskegon | muskegonoktoberfest.comFriday, October 3rd, All day event-Live Music-German Food-Craft Beer-Wine-Hansel & Gretel Taste Trail-Muskegon Oktoberfest Taste of the Trail-Hahn Fass Partei (Tapping of the Kegs)Trail of Terror | 7582 Crocker Rd., Holton | 231.821.2234Fridays & Saturdays from dusk until 11pm | $14, $2 off with canned good4 5 5. OTTAWA COUNTYPost Family Farm | 5081 Bauer Rd., Hudsonville | 616.669.1964Saturdays from September 13th through October 25th, 10am-6pm-Pumpkin Train-Mazes-U-pick Pumpkins-Donuts-Play Straw Area-Face Painting-Kids Crafts-Wagon RidesBethke Farms | 12124 136th Ave, Grand Haven | 616.846.8986September - Halloween, Mon-Thur 4-7pm, Fridays & weekends 10-7pm-Pumpkin Patch-Corn Maze-Child Hay bale Maze-Hay Rides-School ToursPumpkinfest | Zeeland | www.pumpkinfest-zeeland.orgOctober 2nd-4thUrban Hay Day | Gemmens or Hudsonville Farmers Co-op, either locationSaturday, October 18th, locations are connected by hay rides-Live Music-Halloween House-Critter Barn-Pumpkin Donut Eating Contest-Pumpkin Carving Contest-Arbys Meat Mountain Contest-Hay Rides-Costume Contest & Walk-Pumpkin Races-Line Dancing Lessons-Rubber Chicken Launch-Relaxing TentGrand Haven Zombie Walk | Tri-Cities Historical Museum, DowntownOctober 25th at 4:00pm-Haunted Museum Prior to WalkHalloween at Van Raalte Farm |1076 E. 16th St., Holland| 616.355.1057Tuesday, October 28th from 5pm-7:30pm-Discover Wild Creatures-Activities & Treats on Trail-Cider-Cookies-CampfireKENT COUNTYThe Haunt | 2070 Waldorf NW, Grand Rapids | 616.791.9818Open 10.4 - 11.2, Sun - Thurs: 7pm-9pm, Fri & Sat: 7pm-11pmForest of Fear | 8758 Patterson Ave SE, Caledonia | 616.803.9750Open 10.3-11.1, Thurs & Sun: dusk-10pm, Fri & Sat: dusk-11pm | $15Lowell Harvest Celebration | Downtown Lowell | info@lowellchamber.orgSaturday, October 11th from 9am to 5pm-Family Fun Walk-Hoedown-Scarecrow Building-Crafts & Antiques-Chili Cook off-Pet ExpoPumpkin Path | Lamar Park, Wyoming | 616.530.3164Saturday, October 11th from 5pm to 7pm | Free Event-Candy-Prizes-Family EventsZoo Goes Boo |1300 W Fulton St., Grand Rapids | info@jbzoo.orgOctober 17th-19th & October 24th-26th from 10am to 3pm | $7-Entertainers-Decorations-Special Animal Activities-Games-Prizes-Trick or Treat TrailFrederik Meijer Gardens Giant Pumpkins | Michigans Farm GardenSaturday, October 18th from 1pm to 4pm-Giant Pumpkins-Cooking DemonstrationHalloween on Ionia | McFaddens, GR | www.halloweenonionia.comSaturday, November 1st from 3pm to 12am | $10 early ticket, $15 gateEarly tickets on sale at McFaddens on October 4th6 7 6. ALLEGAN COUNTYNew Salem Corn Maze | 4516 24th St., Dorr | 616.681.2342Open September 26th through November 1st | Prices Vary-Haunted Woods-Haunted Corn Maze-Kids Daytime Corn Maze-Pumpkin Patch-Cider & Donuts-Zombie Attack Paintball-Wurst Talent Show Ever (Sep 28th, 616.437.1047)-Wurstfest (Sep 26-28)-Farm Animals-Bounce Houses-Childs Train-Play Ground-Much MoreEnchanted Forest Festival | 2086 20th St., Allegan | 269.870.5210October 4th & 5th, 11th & 12th from 10pm to 4pm | $5/Person-See Enchanted Fairy or Hobbit House while walking through the EnchantedForest, and at the end, build your own!Phobia House | 84 North Douglas, Plainwell | 269.344.2001October 3rd-November 1st, Thurs-Sat: 7pm-11:30pm | $15/Person-Tour Guided Haunted AttractionCrane Orchards | 6054 124th Ave, Fennville | 269.561.8651Open now, 10am-6pm | Prices Vary-Corn Maze-U-Pick Fruits-Hayrides-Cow Train-Fall ActivitiesBARRY COUNTYHastings Harvest Festival | Barry County Courthouse Lawn | 269.945.2454Saturday, October 4th, 9am-1pm Free Admission-Fresh Produce-Apples-Pumpkins-Harvest Theme Crafts-Scarecrow Contest-Carved Pumpkin ContestAll Hallows Evening | 2545 South Charlton Park Rd., Hastings | 269.945.3775Saturday, October 25th from 3pm to 6pm | $3/Person-Trick or Treating through Village-Hay Rides-Apple Cider-Costume ParadeAnnual Arts & Eats | Allegan, Barry, Kalamazoo and Kent countiesContact Thornapple Arts Council at 269.945.2002 | www.artsandeats.org8 9 7. VAN BUREN COUNTYBloomingdale Oktoberfest | Downtown Bloomingdale | 269.637.5171September 26th-28th, All Day Events-Beer Tent-Kids Corner-Karaoke-Face Painting-Great Food-Bounce House-Silent Auction-Pie Eating Contest-Horse Show Tournament-Bike & Pet Parade-Horse Drawn Wagon Rides-Craft Boots-Bake Sale-Fireworks-Pumpkin Painting-So Much More!Halloween Spooktacular | 3403 64th St., South Haven | 269.637.6153Jellystone Park Campground-Camping-Caramel Apple Making-Terror in the Park Haunted House-MoreOverhiser Orchards | 6405 109th Ave, South Haven | 269.236.6312Open now through the end of October, 10am-5pm | $3/Person-Hay Rides-Barn Animals-Corn Maze-U-Pick-Pumpkins, Squash, Apples-Apple CiderBangor Apple Festival | Downtown Bangor | www.bangorapplefestival.comSaturday, October 4th from 9am-8pm-Car Show-Lawn Mower Races-Kids Activities-Live Entertainment-Pie Sale-Renaissance Demonstration-Bounce House-Book Sale-MoreKALAMAZOO COUNTYKalamazoo Oktoberfest | 145 E. Water St., Kalamazoo | kzoooktoberfest.comOctober 3rd (5pm-11pm) & October 4th (12pm-11pm)-Beer-Music-Pretzels-Food VendorsOld Tyme Harvest Festival | 8451 S. 35th St., Scotts | kzookids.com/eventsOctober 4th & 5th, Saturday: 9-5pm & Sunday: 9-3pm | $5 Adults, Kids Free-Baked Goods-Homemade Soup-Pick Your Own Pumpkin-Hay Rides-Flea Market-Kiddie Train-Corn Sheller-Small Engine Displays-Saw Mills-Husker ShredderKRV Color Walks | Kalamazoo River Valley Trail | 373.5073October 5th & 11th at 2pm | Golf Carts for Seniors 10.3, 6, 8 at 10amFall Color Cruise & Fun Run | 5300 N. Westnedge Ave, KalamazooOctober 12th at 9:15am-Spectacular Fall Colors & Autumn Scenery-Family Bike Ride/Run/WalkOktobeerfest Kalamazoo | 251 Mills St., KalamazooSaturday, October 18th from 1pm-7pm | $10 - includes mug-German Food-Music-BeerThe Haunted Hallow | 13215 M-96 Augusta Dr., Augusta | 269.580.1290Open Oct. 3rd until Oct. 31st from 8pm-12am | $15 online, $10 at the gatePsycho Ward & Nightmares | 7656 Ravine Rd., Kalamazoo | 269.491.0060Open Fridays & Saturdays, times: www.hauntpark.com/schedule10 11 8. BERRIEN COUNTYHarvest Days | Various Country Communities | 269.469.5409October 10th-13th | Drive, Walk, or Bike through Sawyer, Three Oaks, NewBuffalo, Grand Beach, Michiana, Union Pier, Lakeside, & Harbert-Family Fall Activities-Scarecrow Contest Voting-Pumpkins-Fall ColorsThree Oaks Lions Club Haunted House | Watkins Park, Three OaksFridays & Saturdays from October 3rd-November 1st, 7pm-11pm-Hay Ride of FearAutumn Color Walk | Chikaming Township Park | 269.405.1006 (RSVP)October 25th at 1:00pm | chikamingopenlands.org/events/autumn-color-walkOpen Mic Halloween Theme | 107 Generations Dr, Three Oaks | 269.756.3879October 28th from 8pm to 10:30pmBarbott Farms | 7155 Cleveland Ave, Stevensville | www.barbott.comSaturdays & Sundays 1pm-5pm | Prices Vary per Activity-Ultimate Corn Maze-Hay fort-Pedal Carts-Yard Connect Four-Corn Hole-Hay Rides-Pumpkin FieldDinges Fall Harvest | 15219 Mill Rd., Three Oaks | 269.426.4034Open September-October, 11am-6pm-U-pick Pumpkins, Grapes-Fall Crafts-Tractor or Horse Drawn Hayrides-Pony Rides-Spooky Semi-Pumpkin Bounce-Haunted House-Corn Mazes-More!CASS COUNTYAmazing Acres | 18430 U.S. 12 East, Edwardsburg | 574.370.3403September 16th-November 2nd, Tue-Fri (4-8pm) & Sat-Sun (10-8pm)-Pumpkin Patch-Corn Maze-Jumping Pillow-16 ft. Spider Web-Pedal Tractors-Child Zip Lie-Hoppy Horse Race-Punch N Pumpkin Game-Mountain Slide-Corn Hole-Bunnyville-Hay Ride-Cow Train-Gem Mining-Pumpkin Blaster-Milk the Cow Exhibit-3 Huge Corn Boxes-More!2014 Harvest Fest | 15122 Monkey Run St., Jones | 269.445.4456Saturday, October 4th from 2pm-5pm | $3/Person-Inflated Obstacle Course-Kids Scavenger Hunt (2-10 Years)-Withers Choo Choo Train-Face Painting-Pumpkin Decorating-Wagon Rides-Balloon Animals-Crafts-Live Music-Pony Rides12 13 9. SAINT JOSEPH COUNTYScarecrow Festival | 59475 County Park Dr., Three Rivers | 269.467.5519October 12th, Part of the Three Rivers Area Fall Color Tour-Family Activities-Bands-Other Seasonal AttractionsSplatman Boo Haunted Forest | 13650 Harder Rd., Three RiversOctober 18th, 8pm-12am | www.splatmanboohauntedforest.com | $5Green Valley Corn Maze | 25499 Fawn River Rd., Sturgis | 269.651.8760September 10th-November 7th, Fri & Sat: 10-10pm, Sun: 10-7pm-Corn Box-Straw MazeChildrens Corn Maze-Playground-Hay Rides-Pumpkin Patch-Needle in a Haystack-Group Fire Pit (By Reservation)-Mini GolfNattawa Fruit Farm | 24976 M 86, Sturgis | 269.467.77199.27 through 10.25 for Fall Family Fun, Weekends 11:30am-4:00pm$10.95/Child for all following activities:-Hay Rides-Pumpkin Picking-Pedal Tractors-Balloon Catching in the Strawberry Typhoon-Straw Tunnels-Digging for Dinosaur Eggs-Musical Characters-Ole Fishing Hole-Mini Pumpkin Painting-Farm AnimalsADDITIONAL RESOURCESHere are some websites that will bring you to even more family fall events andactivities around Michigan:www.pumpkinpatchesandmore.orgwww.wmta.org/all-things-autumn-10www.michigan.org/fairs-festivalswww.fallcolorblog.comwww.westmichiganeventscalendar.com/calendar/fall.php14 15 10. FUN AUTUMN EVENTS& ACTIVITIES AROUNDWEST MICHIGANCREATED BY STRUCTURAL CONCEPTS, MUSKEGON MICHIGAN

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