Small-Town Fall Festivals Are Coming Your Way

October 4, 2016

Just about every town in Southwest Michigan is celebrating the charms of autumn with a local celebration, or so it seems. Take your pick and spend the day outdoors amid the bustle of games, crafts, contests, live music and so much more.

 


ZEELAND'S PUMPKINFEST | Oct 7-8

Pumpkin bowling, pumpkin pie eating contest, 5K/kids' fun run, parade, face painting, inflatables, pet costume contest, music, food and more

 

FENNVILLE'S GOOSE FESTIVAL | Oct 7-9 

Fireworks, carnival, arts and crafts, 5K/kids' fun run, parade, live music, car/tractor show and plenty of delicious treats

 

NILES' FRIGHT FEST | Oct 8

Games, funhouse, crafts, pumpkin carving, scavenger hunts, concessions and Zombie Apocalypse Run/Walk

 

DOWAGIAC'S UNDER THE HARVEST MOON | Oct 8

Scarecrow contest, pumpkin pie eating contest, vintage tractor display, Caruso's caramel apples, cider bar, antiques, handmade goods, fall produce and more

 

NEW BUFFALO'S HARVEST & WINE FESTIVAL| Oct 8

Live music, local wine and craft beers, food, horse-drawn hayrides, crafts, chili cook and kids' art activities

 

HOLLAND'S FALL FEST | Oct 14-15

Hayrides, games, crafts, farmers'  market, expert pumpkin carving displays and glowing jack-o-lanterns


CASSOPOLIS' FALL FESTIVAL | Oct 15

Food, drinks, art contest and more

 

MATTAWAN'S PUMPKIN TRAIL | Oct 15

Decorated pumpkin contest, special treats, promotions and sales

 

THREE OAK'S WURSTFEST | Oct 15

Live entertainment, local food, crafts for the kids, craft beer for adults

 

SOUTH HAVEN'S HARVEST FEST | Oct 21-23

Scarecrow contest, pie baking contest, zombie run/walk, live music, costume contest, Horse-drawn hayrides, live music, cider/beer/wine tent, trick-or-treating on the Kal-Haven Trail

 

 

Head to the Southwest Michigan Kids calendar for all the details. For more fun fall ideas, check out our Ultimate Southwest Michigan Fall Bucket List and our guide to local corn mazes.

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