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Michigan Festivals And Events for October 2019

Party @ MI Place
October 3, 2019 4:00 PM

Image result for hello october Michigan Festivals and Events Association presents:
October Event Listings

Pontiac - Region 1
10/3/2019 - 10/31/2019

The 24th annual BWL Chili Cook-off is back on Friday, October 4 from 5:30-9 p.m. at Cooley Law School Stadium, the home of the Lansing Lugnuts and Lansing Ignite.

Guests will sample chili in the outfield from dozens of vendors, including local restaurants, businesses, non-profits, and organizations.

Making a return again this year is the Chili Dog Eating Contest, where participants race to eat as many chili dogs as they can in 4 minutes. There will also be a main stage with live music, a merchandise tent and access to the play area at the stadium for families. To enter the 2019 Chili Dog Eating Contest (sponsored by Olympic Broil), fill out the waiver form and submit to Angela Sees.

Proceeds from the Chili Cook-off will benefit Pennies for Power, Impression 5 Science Center, and the H.O.P.E. Scholarship Program.

Pre-sale ticket prices are $5 for adults and $3 for kids 12 and under. Day-of ticket prices are $10 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under.

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404 W. Ellen Street Fenton 
10/5/2019 - 10/5/2019
Each “Arts Are The Heart” event includes live music, kid’s art camp, 3D printing, community sculpture build, plein air artists, early childhood creative activities, instrument zoo, dance, kids theater, Legos, face painting, S.T.E.A.M., drumming circle, interactive mural, painting demonstrations, happiness wall, and more. All Free!
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10/5/2019 - 10/5/2019
Our creative Fall Into Mackinaw team is excited like to invite you to “Go With The Glo!” October 5th!
This after hours 5k/1k will begin at 9 p.m. at “The Trailhead” in Mackinaw City. We expect our participants will be glowing after this one (we encourage that)!
There will be prizes for the most glowing man, woman, and team, as well as the biggest team! Stay tuned for details on the “After-Glo Party” downtown!
Cost- $25.00/person. $5.00 off per person if you register as a team of 4. Be sure to select the four person team registration below and have your team name ready (required for registration).
Register at the individual rate- $25.00!
Register at the team of four rate- $20.00!
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37283 Huron River Dr. Huron Township 
10/5/2019 - 10/6/2019
Annual Festival held every year first weekend of October. Handmade quality craft vendors, food vendors, apple pies, entertainment. Festival is held in the downtown area of New Boston. Applefest Headquarters is located at 37283 Huron River Drive. Mailing Address: P.O. Box 58 New Boston, MI 48164
Please DO NOT bring pets.
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12451 Andersonville Rd. Davisburg 
10/5/2019 - 10/6/2019
Michigan’s Largest Treasure Hunt! Come rescue a piece of American history. A big welcome is extended to you and your family to attend the Michigan Antique & Collectible Festivals.
About 1000 Vendors selling: Antiques, Folk Art, Crafts, and unique items.
Also a special interest auto & truck show, parts & accessories swap meet, and huge auto for sale lot. Indoor and outdoor event held rain or shine,. Something for anyone who collects anything!
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Cedar Springs
10/5/2019 - 10/5/2019
Always the First Weekend in October:
Grand Lodge beverage tent with live music:
Friday 4:30 pm to 12:30 am
Saturday 12:00 pm to 12:30 am
Grand Parade Saturday 3:00 pm
Car Show Saturday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Giant Arts and Crafts Fair 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Children’s Carnival Friday 5:00 am to 9:00 am
Children’s Carnival Saturday ALL Day
High School Marching Band Competition Saturday 815am-300p
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Waterford’s 33rd Annual Harvest Happening is an exciting event for the entire family. Come enjoy the hayrides, pony rides, bouncers, children’s contests and crafts, entertainment for adults and children, crafters, bake sale, food concessions, historical house tours and games, pumpkin patch and more! Lots to eat and plenty to do.

Harvest Happening Children’s Area will feature inflatables, kids’ rides, pony rides, pumpkin patch, make and take crafts, puppet show and more. This event is held by Waterford Twp Parks and Recreation. Ride wristbands, hayrides, pony rides, crafts etc require fees as do refreshments.

Admission – FREE but “Fees are charged for Individual Attractions”.

Sunday, October 6th, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM.
825 S. Williams Lake Road. For more information check out our website at //www.waterfordmi.gov/parks
For more information please contact (248) 674-5441.
Inclement weather line: 248.618.7671.
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816 Saginaw St.Flint Genesee
10/10/2019 - 10/12/2019
The Flint Festival of Quilts is an annual event showcasing the talents of
quilters with exhibitions, workshops and social events.
10/11/2019 - 10/13/2019
Presented by the Michigan Mineralogical Society, a non-profit educational organization, this is one of the Midwest’s largest collection of gems, minerals, fossils, and jewelry shown under one roof. Spectacular displays and attractions from world-renowned universities and institutions. Attractions and dealer specimens for the expert collector to the family rock hunter. This is a family friendly showcase with educational and fun activities for all. For Tickets follow the link above.
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5805 Central / Farmers Market Lot Garden City 
(734) 261-2830
10/12/2019 - 10/12/2019
A community driven chili cook off where crocks of chili are created on site, tasted, and judged. Samples are available for purchase. Prize money awarded. All proceeds benefit community charities. Fall festivities of hay rides and petting zoo accompany the day-long event along with a Hot Rod Car and Motorcycle Show displaying some of the best muscle on the streets.
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Summit Sports Complex Dimondale 
10/12/2019 - 10/13/2019
America’s Finest, loveable livestock, The Alpaca. Surround yourself with the most luxurious Fiber
Large halter show, silent auction, alpaca product sales.
Public event, FREE admission.
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(517) 424-6003
Fun for the entire family!
  • October 12th & 13th 2019
  • 9 am – 6 am Saturday 10 am- 5 pm Sunday
  • • Antiques Street Fair
  • • Arts & Crafts Show
  • • Midway Rides & Games
  • • Delicious Fair Food
  • • Haunted House• Live Entertainment on 4 stages
  • • Free Children’s Activities
  • • Corn Box & Straw Maze
  • • Make-It-Take-It Scarecrows
  • • Antique Tractor Show (Saturday)
  • • Inflatables
  • • Monster Truck Rides
  • • Helicopter Rides
  • • and Much More
Downtown Mackinaw City Mackinaw City 
10/12/2019 - 10/12/2019
Come wake the Dead on October 12th for the second annual Monster Mash Street Bash! We are excited to shut down Central Avenue once again to bring Fall Into Mackinaw!
Downtown Marshall
202 E. Michigan Avenue,
Marshall, MI 49068
Phone: (269) 781-5163
It's a celebration when these bony visitors come to town so join us for these free family-friendly events.  For more information click the link above.
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10/18/2019 - 12/1/2019
The Michigan Festival of Sacred Music presents a festival of concerts, workshops and presentations, representing many faiths, in October and/or November as well as smaller-scale events. Its objectives are: to bring sacred music and associated cultural tenets to Southwestern Michigan; promote mutual understanding and respect among persons of different religious persuasions; accentuate community harmony; encourage individual and group participation in program development and attendance throughout all segments of society.
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601 Weiss Street Frankenmuth 
10/18/2019 10/19/2019
Slip on your cowboy boots, tip your hat and swing on over to the MI’s Big Country Fest! Enjoy awesome bands, a mechanical bull, bloody mary bar, craft beer flights, food trucks, free line dancing lessons, cornhole tournament, Iron Pour, pumpkin stacking world championship, human bubble games, football, bowling, and more! Don’t worry about the weather, it’s indoors! $5 admission, free parking, handicap accessible.
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17th Annual Legend of Sleepy Howell
Downtown Howell
102 East Grand River Avenue,
Howell, MI 48843
October 19th, 2019

Come to downtown Howell dressed in your Halloween best and experience the 17th Annual Legend of Sleepy Howell. Sponsored in partnership by the Howell Area Parks & Recreation Authority and the City of Howell, Legend Livingston County’s premier Halloween event.

This giant outdoor Trick-or-Treating event is also host to the Annual Headless Horseman 5K & Monster Mile as well as hayrides and many more fall activities!

6:00pm - 8:00pm


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925 South Main St. Frankenmuth 
10/19/2019 - 10/20/2019
10/26/2019 - 10/27/2019
Celebrate fall In Frankenmuth during Scarecrow Fest, with special scarecrow displays throughout downtown and a fun family-friendly festival at Frankenmuth River Place Shops! Taking place the last two weekends of October, Scarecrow Fest includes both a Kids and Dog Weekend with special activities for everyone in the family. Dog Weekend includes performances by the Rock ‘N Roll K-9 team and a pet costume contest, and Kids Weekend includes free family entertainment and a cherry pie eating and cherry pit spit contests.
Both weekends include activities like arts and crafts, pumpkin painting, pumpkin bowling, barrel train ride and the ever-popular pumpkin trebuchet, where you can launch your own pumpkin high up in the air before it come smashing down on a huge dump truck target. The Sunday of each weekend includes trick-or-treating throughout the complex, with Dog Weekend just for the pups and Kids Weekend for all the kiddos!
 beer festival
2934 Russel St. - Eastern Market Detroit 
10/25/2019 - 10/26/2019
Annual Detroit Fall Beer Festival, October 25-26, at Eastern Market in downtown Detroit. This is one of the largest all-Michigan beer tastings in the area, held in the historic setting where many breweries once operated. Attendees can enjoy some incredible food from Detroit area restaurants (available for purchase) and listen to a talented line-up of local musicians while sipping any of more than 600 craft beers from over 75 Michigan breweries.
Visit www.MiBeer.com for more information.
Don't forget about our 27th Annual Convention "The Art and Business of Celebrations" Oct 31st - Nov 3rd, 2019 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Bay City, MI
Registration forms are available on the Michiganfun.com website now!

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