Ready or not, the first crop of the Halloween happenings has arrived [insert screamy emoji]! Grab those cozy flannels and head out for some fall fun this weekend, from pumpkin carvings to hay rides to warm cider to coffin races -- there is something for the whole family to savor. Or you can escape the crowds and take a hike to check out the fall colors.
Have a splendid October weekend, friends!
Celebrate fall with an apple tasting, petting zoo, face painting, hay wagon rides, games, a maze and more at Wedel's (through Saturday)
Catch pro pumpkin carvers carving jack-o-lanterns along Holland's 8th Street and see them glow after dark during Fall Fest (through Saturday)
Head to Fennville for live music, carnival rides, delicious food, a parade, race and more (through Sunday)
Boogie down with bubbles, glow sticks and fun family music at the Forever Curious Children's Museum's Dance Party in Fennville
Pick up valuable info from the Southwestern Michigan Migrant Resource Council while kids watch the movie Coco in Lawrence
Embark on a Halloween train ride through Eden Springs Park in Benton Harbor (through Sunday)
Take a hayride to DeGrandchamp's Farms cranberry bogs in South Haven to watch workers harvest a sea of red, ripe cranberries, plus plenty of activities for the kids
Come as your favorite Star Wars character and enjoy games, prizes, a hay wagon ride, animals, costume contest, pumpkin decorating contest, fortune tellers and more at Buchanan District Library
Tuck into a tasty breakfast among the dinosaurs at the Grand Rapids Public Museum
Commemorate Bangor's agricultural history with live music, performances, car and motorcycle shows, a pancake breakfast during the Apple Festival
Go on a scavenger hunt in the village of Mattawan, see tons of pumpkins and partake in kids' activities
Get to downtown Saugatuck for coffin races, activities for kids, live music and more during the annual Ghoulfest
Don a costume and partake in the Monster Mash in Portage with rick or treating, inflatables, a spooky hayride, magic show, pumpkin carving demo, food and more
Listen to live music, eat and drink local, and check out the family-friendly activities the Round Barn Winery, Distillery & Brewery's Family Fun Day in beautiful Baroda
Get all the fantastic fall details on the Southwest Michigan Kids calendar. Did we miss anything? Tell us in the comments.