What's On This Weekend: Oct 7-Oct 9

October 7, 2016

Not gonna lie: We thought the hefty majority of entertaining, enthralling activities took place in the summer. But here it is October and we're wishing for the ability to multiply (why is that not a thing yet?) because everything on the calendar this weekend sounds like SO. MUCH. FUN. How to choose?  

 

 

FRIDAY 

 

  • Enjoy carnival rides, tasty treats, a parade and fireworks (!!!) tonight at Fennville's Goose Festival (through Sunday)

  • Behold the world-class ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, with oversized art scattered across the city for the whole family to enjoy (through Sunday)

  • Head to Zeeland for kid-friendly activities like pumpkin bowling, a pet costume contest, music, food and more at this year's Pumpkinfest, including an outdoor screening of Hocus Pocus tonight (through Saturday)

  • Watch as more than 50 firetrucks parade down 8th Street in Holland in spectacular fashion to mark Fire Safety Week


SATURDAY

 

  • Explore a 10-acre corn maze, giant hay slide, pony rides, obstacle course, pumpkin carving, carnival games and more at Bumbleberry Acre's Fall Fest in South Haven

  • Strap on your running shoes and take part in The Color Run 5K in South Bend (kids under 5 run for free)

  • Carve pumpkins, embark on scavenger hunts and don't miss the the Zombie Apocalypse Run Walk during the Niles Fright Fest

  • Meet special Star Wars guests and enjoy crafts, games, prizes and more at the Star Wars Reads Day at Herrick District Library in Holland 

  • Don't miss Dowagiac's Under the Harvest Moon lineup, including a scarecrow contest, pumpkin pie eating contest and Caruso's caramel apples and cider bar

  • Head to Sarett Nature Center's County Fair in Benton Harbor for pony rides, wagon rides, delicious food, produce and more

  • Learn how to use your smartphone for a modern-day scavenger hunt at Fernwood Botanical Garden's All-Aboard Geocaching in Niles

  • Spend the day lakeside with kids' art activities, live music, delicious food, and local wine and beers aplenty at New Buffalo's Harvest & Wine Festival 


SUNDAY

 

  • Relax with a session of yoga for the whole family at Fernwood Botanical Garden 

  • Decorate pumpkins during Fernwood Botanical Garden's no-carving event for the entire family in Niles 

 

Head to the Southwest Michigan Kids calendar for all the fantastic details. For more fun ideas, check out our Ultimate Southwest Michigan Fall Bucket List and our guide to local U-picks.

 

 

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