Ann Arbor Area Fall Festivals and Activities 2011

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Fall is one of the most beautiful times in Michigan and always reminds us of why this is a great place to live. The Ann Arbor area has so many fun activities planned to keep you entertained until the holidays arrive. So get out and enjoy the crisp air, sunny days, and gorgeous fall colors. Here are some of the local events planned through Halloween.

Ongoing:

Friday, September 30th

  • Autumn Barn & Porch Sale and Festival: Dixboro General Store. 5206 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor. 10am-8pm. Free. The historic barns are opened for the festival with refreshments, live music, store specials, artist signings, horse-drawn carriage rides, giveaways, and more.

Saturday, October 1st

  • 19th Annual Apple Daze. Monument Park in Downtown Dexter. Hosted by the Dexter Lions Club. 10am-5pm. Classic car show, arts & crafts, pony rides, hay rides to the Dexter Cider Mill, kids games, bounce house, pie eating contest, live entertainment, raffles, and more.
  • Chicken Broil. Dexter Knights of Columbus Banquet Hall. 8265 Dexter-Chelsea Rd., Dexter. 11:30am-6pm. Chicken dinner with all of the fixings. $9.
  • Harvest Art Market: Silver Maples of Chelsea. 10am–4pm. Free. Art display and sale with a variety of media by Michigan artists, demonstrations, bake sale, entertainment.
  • South Lyon Pumpkinfest. Downtown South Lyon. 9am-11pm. Free. All ages fun including children’s activities, live music, beer tent, movie nights, and much more.
  • Autumn Barn & Porch Sale and Festival: Dixboro General Store. 5206 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor. 10am-8pm. Free. The historic barns are opened for the festival with refreshments, live music, store specials, artist signings, horse-drawn carriage rides, giveaways, and more.

Sunday, October 2nd

  • Autumn Barn & Porch Sale and Festival: Dixboro General Store. 5206 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor. 10am-5pm. Free. The historic barns are opened for the festival with refreshments, live music, store specials, artist signings, horse-drawn carriage rides, giveaways, and more.
  • Chicken Broil. Dexter Knights of Columbus Banquet Hall. 8265 Dexter-Chelsea Rd., Dexter. 11:30am-6pm. Chicken dinner with all of the fixings. $9.

Saturday, October 8th

  • Indian Art & Frontier Show: Frontier Antiques. Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $4 admission. Cultural & commercial artifacts from early fur trade through western Indian wars on display and for sale. Appraisals also being done.
  • 18th Annual Appleumpkin Festival & Waterfest. Downtown Tecumseh. 9am-6pm. Free. Arts & Crafts show, antiques, live entertainment, haunted house, kid’s activities, build-a-scarecrow and more.

Sunday, October 9th

  • 18th Annual Appleumpkin Festival & Waterfest. Downtown Tecumseh. 10am-5pm. Free. Arts & Crafts show, antiques, live entertainment, haunted house, kid’s activities, build-a-scarecrow and more.

Saturday, October 15th

  • Ann Arbor Antiques Market. 8am-4pm. Washtenaw Farm Council Fairgrounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $6/person. Wonderful array of antiques and collectibles.

Sunday, October 16th

  • Ann Arbor Antiques Market. 10am-4pm. Washtenaw Farm Council Fairgrounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. $6/person. Wonderful array of antiques and collectibles.
  • Trick or Treat Down the River. Ann Arbor Park & Rec. Noon-4pm. Gallup Park Canoe Livery 3000 Fuller Rd. $22/boat. Paddle Gallup Pond and collect candy from costumed characters.

Friday, October 21st

  • Halloween Hullaballoo. Saline Area Parks & Rec. 1866 Woodland Dr. E, Saline. 5:30-8pm. $9 (pre-register at 429-3502) Crafts, games, contests, and more.

Saturday, October 22nd

  • Hallow-Harvest. Cobblestone Farm Association. 2781 Packard, Ann Arbor. Noon-4pm. Donations accepted. A living history festival, includes: a costume parade, prizes, crafts, games, animals.

Sunday, October 23rd

  • Halloween Fun at Hudson Mills Metropark. 10am & 1pm. Purchase tickets in advance. $6/child, $3/adult. Activities, cider, doughnuts, and hay rides.
  • Hallow-Harvest. Cobblestone Farm Association. 2781 Packard, Ann Arbor. Noon-4pm. Donations accepted. A living history festival, includes: a costume parade, prizes, crafts, games, animals.

Saturday, October 29th

  • Boo Bash. Briarwood Mall, Ann Arbor. 6-8pm. Free. Kids 12 and under are invited to come trick or treat at the mall stores, plus activities.

Sunday, October 30th

  • Art on the Farm. 12075 Island Lake Rd., Dexter. 10am-4pm. Art show and sale by 30 local artists of all mediums. Live music and refreshments.

Monday, October 31st

  • Halloween Treat Parade. Downtown Ann Arbor. 11am-5pm. Wear your costume and trick-or-treat at businesses displaying orange and black balloons.

Here at The Bouma Group, we think Ann Arbor is a great place to call home. Not only is it beautiful in any season, there is never a lack of fun things to do. If you are planning on relocating to Ann Arbor, or just want to learn more about the Washtenaw County area and see what’s going on in the Ann Arbor real estate market, contact us at 734-761-3060 or info@bouma.com, we’d love to talk about our city with you!

 

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