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Bundle up and get ready for fall fun! From hayrides and apple cider to circus acts and carnival rides, there are lots of festivals and fairs heading to metro Detroit.

 

Michigan Renaissance Festival

Weekend s- Saturday, August 17 – Sunday, September 29

@ Holly, MI

Take a time-travel adventure into the 16th century at the annual Michigan Renaissance Festival! Inside the turreted gates, visitors enjoy the sights and sounds of a 17-acre village, complete with building reproductions of Renaissance shops, taverns and a magnificent castle. Continuous entertainment takes place on the streets and on 17 themed stages; featuring full-contact armored jousting, comedy and theater shows, music, games, people-powered rides and so much more! Fabulous food and more than 150 artisans displaying their gallery-quality works complete the experience!

 

Universoul Circus

Thursday, September 5 – Sunday, September 29

@ The Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre, Detroit

The UniverSoul Circus is a world-class, live entertainment attraction that has captured the hearts and imaginations of a new generation of families. Celebrating its 20th Anniversary, UniverSoul Circus has come full circle in its influence in the international entertainment marketplace – garnering the distinction of being known as a one-of-a-kind, must see attraction. 

 

Smokin’ Jazz & Barbecue Blues Festival

Friday, September 6 & Saturday, September 7

@ Downtown Brighton

Award winning barbecue will once again be smokin’ up Main Street from Grand River to 1st Street; serving up ribs, pulled pork, beef brisket, pork tenderloin, sweet treats, specialty mac n’ cheese and much more.  Join us for some family fun with cool bounce houses, some kid-friendly vendors, a pie eating contest (with both adult and kids’ rounds) and more!

 

St. Linus Fall Festival

Friday, September 6 – Sunday, September 8

@ St. Linus Church, Dearborn Heights

What a fun way to start off Fall! The St. Linus Fall Festival has something for everyone in the family. There will be 50/50 raffles hourly, a $10,000 Grand Prize drawing, live music, a beer and sports tavern, kids game tent and dunk tent, rides for all ages, food booths with Polish, Italian, American, and Mexican inspirations!

 

Art & Apples Festival

Friday, September 6 – Sunday, September 8

@ Rochester Municipal Park

The Art & Apples Festival is back for 2019! Taking place the weekend after Labor Day, this three-day fine art festival includes over 250 fine art vendors, over 14 live performance groups and free kids art activities throughout the weekend, and twenty food vendors from across the continent.

 

Plymouth Fall Festival

Friday, September 6 – Sunday, September 8

@ Downtown Plymouth

The Plymouth Fall Festival hosts carnival rides, a large craft show, car show, pet show, live music, pancake breakfast, chicken dinner, car show, bingo, rides, and so much more!

 

County Oakland Irish Fest

Friday, September 6 & Saturday, September 7

@ Downtown Berkley

The County Oakland Irish Fest is a free street fair with music that celebrates Irish Culture in Oakland County.The event features two music stages, Irish dancers, pipers, a Cultural Tent and the “Men’s Best Legs in a Kilt” contest.

 

Old Car Festival

Saturday, September 7 & Sunday, September 8

@ Greenfield Village, Dearborn

At the longest-running antique car show in America, you’ll be immersed in the moving stories of the early automotive era, perfectly set in the place where the history of the American automobile not only is passionately preserved but comes to life every day.

 

Dally In The Alley

Saturday, September 7

@ Midtown Detroit

Join us for the 42nd Dally in the Alley! This year, we’ve added an expanded Kid’s Fair, an additional Beer Garden, an extra merchandise booth, more art for your viewing pleasure, upgraded sound at the stage and, of course, the hottest music acts in the city!

 

Harvest Festival

Sunday, September 8

@ Wolcott Mill Farm Center, Ray

Good old-fashioned fun with something for everyone!  Activities include:  Locally grown produce for sale, candle dipping, blacksmithing, games, crafts, horse demonstrations, dog agility, corn eating contest, craft vendors, wagon rides, and much more!

 

Troy Family Daze

Thursday, September 12 – Sunday, September 15

@  Troy Community Center

Each September, the Troy Family Daze Festival attracts people from surrounding communities to celebrate our diversity and heritage. An array of activities offers fun for the entire family. A myriad of Business, community and food booths showcase the lifeblood, volunteer opportunities and regional cuisine that make up our vibrant and progressive communities.

 

Flat Rock Riverfest

Friday, September 13 – Sunday, September 15

@  Huroc Park, Flat Rock

The Flat Rock Riverfest will take place in September at the beautiful Huroc Park, located along the Huron River in downtown Flat Rock. This years festival will feature three days of family fun and entertainment – including fireworks, carnival rides, incredible entertainment, large beer tent and great food!

 

Northville Heritage Festival

Friday, September 13 – Sunday, September 15

@  Downtown Northville

The Heritage Festival, formerly known as the Northville Victorian Festival, provides an opportunity for residents of Northville, both past and present, to reminisce, enjoy and celebrate the wonderful town that we’ve all called home.  It’s our pleasure to share our community with visitors who come to shop, dine, attend theaters, work and play.

 

Funky Ferndale Art Fair & DIY Street Fair

Friday, September 20 – Sunday, September 22

@  Downtown Ferndale

The Funky Ferndale Air Fair features 100 juried artists, music food and more. At the same time, stop by the DIY Fair for more shopping, music and kids zone.

 

Pumpkin Festival

Friday, September 20 & Saturday, September 21

@ Romulus Historical Park

Our street festival offers wonderful music, food, crafts and games for all ages.  You can enter a pumpkin rolling, pumpkin pie eating or a pumpkin seed-spitting contest.  Visit or enter our Classic Car Show, our classic Tractor Show or just relax and listen to music.

 

Fall Festival

Saturday, September 21

@ Macomb Corners Park

There will have plenty of things on hand for you to do and keep busy. Some of the fun activities you can look forward to include: music, a vintage baseball game, sport inflatables and more.

 

Oktoberfest

Saturday, September 21

@ Downtown Saline

The 15th Annual Saline Oktoberfest features a bier garten, food and entertainment. Bring the family out on Saturday for Kinderplatz Kids Activities, Bouncers, Crafts, Make It Take It Crafts, Architectural Scavenger Hunt, Antique Tractors, Scarecrow Making, and more!

 

Festival of Senses

Saturday, September 21 & Sunday, September 22

@ Clinton Township Civic Center

There will have plenty of things on hand for you to do and keep busy. Some of the fun activities you can look forward to include: music, a vintage baseball game, sport inflatables and more.

 

Pumpkinfest

Saturday, October 5 & Sunday, October 6

MSU Tollgate Farm Children’s Garden, Novi

Come, take a wagon ride to the pumpkin patch to pick your perfect pumpkin. Food, music, farm animals, educational exhibits, and children’s activities all make for a fun fall outing for all ages.

 

Fall Festival

Saturday, October 5 & Sunday, October 6

Kensington Metro Park, Milford

Enjoy a fun-filled weekend of harvest-themed activities for the whole family. Tour the farm and view traditional demonstrations, visit with the food and craft vendors of our Festival Market, and be entertained by Rosco the Clown. The Kensington Living History Village will be open, showcasing early pioneer skills. Make sure to take a horse-drawn hayride to and from the pumpkin patch to pick out the perfect pumpkins for you and your family.ages.

 

Fall Festival

Sunday, October 6

Hess-Hathaway Park, Waterford

Enjoy a fun-filled weekend of harvest-themed activities for the whole family. Tour the farm and view traditional demonstrations, visit with the food and craft vendors of our Festival Market, and be entertained by Rosco the Clown. The Kensington Living History Village will be open, showcasing early pioneer skills. Make sure to take a horse-drawn hayride to and from the pumpkin patch to pick out the perfect pumpkins for you and your family.ages.

 

Hallowe’en

Weekends beginning October 11 – October 27

@ Greenfield Village, Dearborn

Step inside Hallowe’en’s classic tales as you stroll a reimagined path in Greenfield Village lit by 1,000 jack-o-lanterns. Meet new and favorite characters and strange worlds along the way. Your experience includes: More than 1,000 Hand-Carved Pumpkins, Costumed Characters, Dramatic Performances, Treat Station, Live Music and more.

 

Great Punmpkin Festival

Saturday, October 12 & Sunday, October 13

@ Maybury Farm, Northville

Pumpkin themed activities for kids, face painting, corn maze, pumpkin painting,  story time, live music, wagon rides, and more!

 

Halloween Festival

Saturday, October 12

@ Nankin Mills Recreation Area, Westland

Games, entertainment, hayrides, candy and fun await the children at this FREE special event hosted by Wayne County Parks & Rec at Nankin Mills.

 

Appleumpkin Festival

Saturday, October 12 – Sunday, October 13

@ Downtown Tecumseh

The leaves are falling from the trees, the morning air has a certain crispness to it, this can only mean one thing in Lenawee County; it’s time for Tecumseh’s Appleumpkin Festival. You’ll want to bring the whole gang to town for this one. The kids will enjoy the midway rides & carnival games , inflatables, Meltdown/Bungee or Rock Climbing Wall. Make-it-take-it crafts, corn box and kid’s putt putt golf are all FREE. Plus, helicopter rides and monster truck rides. Lots of fun for all ages!

 

Pumpkins, Lanterns & Leaves

Friday, October 18 & Saturday, October 19

@ Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor

Light up the night in our new family event this fall! Join us after hours in the gardens with pumpkins, masks, and other harvest-themed fun. Then top off the evening with a parade of lanterns that kids and families make and take home.

 

 

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