5 Ways To Celebrate Fall in Michigan

There’s So Much to Enjoy During the Fall Season in Michigan

Fall is an extremely short and sweet season here in Michigan! It seemingly appears one day and is gone the next. Sadly, there are so many ways to celebrate this season in a short amount of time! Here are some ways to make the most out of autumn!

The Great Pumpkin Run

We get it, just the idea of running might be exhausting for you. We’ve been there once or twice! Imagine this though, running down gorgeous winding country roads, taking in all the colorful fall foliage along the way. Before you know it, the scent of cider and donuts cuts through the crisp fall air as you arrive at an orchard. Sounds nice, doesn’t it? Make running (or walking, or jogging, we don’t judge) a fun fall activity by signing up for The Great Pumpkin Run 5K on Sept. 28th at Spicer Orchards, situated between Ann Arbor and Flint, just northwest of Detroit. Receive a lightweight tech hoodie, finishers medal, small pumpkin, and apple cider no matter how you place!

Yate’s Cider Mill

You can’t go through fall without visiting a cider mill, and indulging in some cider and donuts! Take your family to a local favorite, Yates Cider Mill, located in Rochester, Michigan. On weekends in September and October, you can enjoy pie, ice cream, cider, donuts, cinnamon almonds, and so much more. Visit the Apple Tent for a fresh bushel of apples, or the Fudge Shoppe for fudge made using only the finest, all-natural ingredients. Take the kids to feed the farm animals, or enjoy a pony ride on the weekends!

The Sunflower Festival

Have you ever passed a patch of sunflowers and just imagined yourself running through fields of flowers and singing like Julie Andrews in the Sound of Music? No? Well, we have! While running and singing might be discouraged, you can still take in the beauty of 11-acre sunflower field at the Sunflower Festival on Sept. 14th & 15th, 21st & 22nd at CornFun Corn Maze Adventure & Pumpkin Patch in Casco, Michigan! Catch a wagon ride to a stunning field of sunflowers, and leave with a live cut sunflower. Spend as much time taking pictures, exploring the sunflower fields, making your way through an 8-acre corn maze, and enjoying donuts, cider, and concessions in the courtyard!

Blake’s Hard Cider Co.

While this one may not be for the kids, we’re sure you could use a date night or a lady’s night out with it being back-to-school! Take a trip to Blake’s Hard Cider Co., a 70-year-old orchard in Armada, MI where a tasting room is housed right on the farm, surrounded by a booming cider mill, and over 1,000 acres of apple trees. Not only do they offer tons of hard cider to try, but there are more mouth-watering wine flavors to taste than we can count! Pair your drink with dinner and live music for the perfect fall evening!

Detroit Foodie Fair

Something about fall stirs up a serious taste for anything pumpkin spice, apple cinnamon, and all those delectable fall flavors! Find these flavors at the Detroit Foodie Fair on Sept. 22nd at Shed 5 of the Eastern Market, Detroit. This will be Detroit’s first public Certified Local Food Event showcasing flavors from the area’s best food makers & artisans! Expect warm cups of Great Lakes Coffee, delicious french macaron’s from Le Detroit Macaron, a cherry almond dip from Country Home Creations, maple walnut chocolate granola from Happy Girl Granola, and so much more! If your mouth isn’t watering yet, we’d be surprised!

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Brittany graduated college with a BFA in Fashion Design & Visual Merchandising. She's spent the past 7 years working directly in the fashion industry starting as a stylist, then moving to visual merchandiser, to retail manager, to the current profession of fashion buyer. She has modeled for fashion shows, media, tv, and magazines to view fashion from the opposite perspective of the designer. She is the creator/owner of her Metro Detroit blog, Bedazzled Britt. There, she covers everything from store openings, to fashion shows, concerts, local events, the North American International Auto Show, you name it! "I write about whatever inspires me in that moment, but I love supporting local fashion most of all. My end goal is to become a well-respected Michigan made fashion designer!"