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Michigan Festivals And Events for September 2019

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Festivals and Events Association presents:
September Event Listings

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Saline Community Fair

Ann Arbor, MI Aug 28 - Sep 1

Join us for the Saline Community Fair hosting a variety of activities for the whole family including a Carnival Midway by Elliot's Amusement, Grand Stand Events, a Classic Car Show and more! Check out our website for event details.


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The Michigan State Fair-A Private Entity, LLC

Novi, MI Aug 29 - Sep 2

The Michigan State Fair has found its home at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. Privately produced, it will continue to provide all the great traditions of the State Fair. The Fair promotes agriculture, tourism, products and the people of the great state of Michigan. The Detroit Shrine Circus returns with the world’s largest circus tent. Fairgoers will enjoy a bigger and better midway, agricultural and livestock exhibits, live entertainment and tasty carnival treats.


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Michigan Peach Festival of Romeo

Romeo, MI Aug 29 - Sep 2

Begins Thursday before Labor Day and runs through Labor Day.

If you are looking for something fun for the whole family, there is no better place to be on Labor Day Weekend!

Bring your family & friends to the Michigan Peach Festival in the beautiful Village of Romeo. There’s something fun for everyone!


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Dickinson County Fair

Norway, MI Aug 29 - Sep 2

The Dickinson County Fair is held at the Dickinson County Fair Grounds located in Norway, Michigan. Our event is held annually during the Labor Day Weekend. We feature livestock judging and a market animal sale. Skerbeck Brothers is our great rides amusement company. We feature the Local Stock Car Race. A Demo Derby is also held. There are daily midway entertainments going on at all times, a country music free concert, children’s face painting and other events. We have many animal displays such as livestock, beef, swine, poultry, rabbits and dairy. Our 109th Anniversary is fast approaching as we will be celebrating it in the year 2019. We will be bringing back nostalgia from the past at that event. Our fair continues to be a Family Affair. We are located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Come and Have a Family Fun Weekend at the Dickinson County Fair. Campgrounds available to the public during the summer months. Travelers with horses and livestock are welcome.


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Grand Hotel Labor Day Jazz Weekend

Mackinac Island, MI Aug 30 - Sep 2

Kick back Labor Day Weekend and relax at Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island as nationally known jazz entertainers fill the air with music. The weekend features three nights’ accommodations, outdoor afternoon concerts with a cookout luncheon, and evening concerts after a five-course dinner that is also included in this weekend package. The package also includes a nightly cocktail reception, a full breakfast each morning, as well as a five-course dinner each evening.


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Arts, Beats, and Eats

Royal Oak, MI Aug 30 - Sep 2

Oakland County’s favorite summer festival celebrating art, music, cuisine, and humanity returns August 30 – September 02, 2019. Ford Arts, Beats, & Eats presented by First Merit Bank takes place in Downtown Royal Oak and features 200 performers on ten stages, a highly ranked juried fine art show, and 55 local restaurants.












U.P. Steam & Gas Engine Show

Escanaba, MI Aug 30 - Sep 2

U.P Steam & Gas Engine Show

From its humble beginnings in 1976, our annual Labor Day Weekend show has grown into one of the best events in the region. Exhibitors come from near and far, bringing an ever-changing display of tractors, gas engines and vintage farm equipment. This year we are featuring flywheel engines and John Deere equipment.

The 44th Annual Show will be held on Labor Day Weekend 2019. The Show opens on Friday, August 30, and runs through Monday, September 2. Show hours for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. On Monday the Show opens at 9:00 a.m. and concludes at 4:00 p.m.

The show is held at the U.P. State Fairgrounds, U.S. Highway 2 & 41, Escanaba, Michigan. The street address is 2401 12th Avenue North, Escanaba, MI 49829

The gate charge is $6 per person per day. Exhibitors and children under 14 are admitted free. $10 weekend wristbands are also available

During the show there are threshing and hay baling demonstrations on the Activities Field. Rock crusher, drag saw, shingle mill and steam-powered saw mill demonstrations are held in Antique Village. Daily parades start at 1 PM and engine crank-ups start at 2 PM.

For additional questions or if you would like to exhibit a piece of machinery at our Show please call 734-369-7163 or e-mail rosalyer@aol.com.

Additional U.P Steam & Gas Engine Association 2019 Events

 Museum & Shop Season – the Village is open to the public for tours on Thursdays beginning May 23rd thru September 2nd from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.

 “Fires” Glass blowing event – July 19th from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. and July 20th from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. For more information on this event please call Beth Cox at 906-241-0879 or bcglass@up.net.

 U.P State Fair – The antique Village will be open during the Fair daily from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

 Christmas in the Village – The Antique Village’s annual open house offers Yuletide fun for the entire family. Enjoy an old-fashioned festive atmosphere with decorations, music, wagon rides, complimentary roasted chestnuts, hot chocolate and goodies galore. The Village will be open December 6th from 12:00 to 7:00 p.m. and December 7th from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. For more information please call Jon Paul LaFave at 906-280-4003 or e-mail jplafave@hotmail.com


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Algonac Art Fair

Algonac, MI Aug 31 - Sep 1

The Algonac Art Fair is presented annually on Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day Weekend, with 2019 marking the 47th year. The fair is held in the Algonac City Park against the backdrop of the beautiful blue St. Clair River. The fair is open from 10 am – 6 pm on Saturday and 10am – 5pm on Sunday, rain or shine.

This intimate juried fair features 100 varied artists and craftsmen. While attending the fair you can sit and enjoy the various entertainment offerings, including music all weekend long.

Be sure to visit the children’s creation station, have your face painted by a professional painter, purchase food, have some laughs with Rosco the Clown, or watch the pleasure boaters and freighters travel serenely on the river.

The event also includes the Rumble on the River Car Show which is held on Saturday only.

Proceeds from the fair go to local scholarships, events and charities. Winners from the student art fair will be on display. Free shuttle service provided.

Please visit our website for more information www.algonacartfair.com


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Art in the Park (Port Austin)

Port Austin, MI Aug 31 - Sep 1

The Thumb Arts Guild presents the Art in the Park every Labor Day weekend. Over 50 juried artists display and sell their creations. It is held in Gallup Park, Port Austin. During the event, we have a kids’ tent where children can create art to take home. Come and see live entertainment throughout the weekend and artists demonstrating their craft. Food is available – come and have a great time!



Art on the Bay, Inc.

New Baltimore, MI Aug 31 - Sep 1

Art on the Bay is a fine arts and crafts show on Anchor Bay in downtown New Baltimore, located in Walter and Mary Burke Park. The annual Labor Day weekend show features painting, photography, jewelry, fiber arts, pottery and more!


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Harrisville Arts & Crafts Harmony Weekend

Harrisville, MI Aug 31 - Sep 1

Harmony weekend is the gathering of Barbershoppers and Sweet Adelines and the home of the second largest Arts & Craft Fair in Michigan with 300 booths. An estimated 30,000 spectators enjoy the weekend on the Lake Huron Shore and camping in the State ark. Events include Music on the Hill on Saturday and Sunday featuring barbershop harmony and local musicians. A Sweet Adeline and Barbershoppers concert at Maria Hall on Saturday evening and another at the Harrisville Harbor Pavilion following Sunday’s Old Fashioned Parade.


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Labor Day Arts and Crafts Show

Tawas City, MI Aug 31 - Sep 1

This show has something for everyone. There are jewelers, woodworkers, painters & potters. A wide variety of over 130 skilled crafters makes this show a must to see to end the summer.


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Lamafest and Small Flock Sale

East Lansing, MI Aug 31 - Sep 1

Lamafest and Small Flock Sale is a celebration of llamas! The event includes ALSA and ILR llama shows, llama costume contest, llama demonstrations, llama wool events, farm displays, a vendor area, llama sale and small flock fiber bearing animal sale. Lamafest and Alpaca Showcase offers something for everyone. Held in the pavilion on the campus of Michigan State University, the event is free and open to the public. Come join us for a weekend of family fun!




Round Up Family Fair/Art in the Village

Franklin, MI, September 2

Labor Day Round Up Family Fair: Midway Games, Pony Rides, Bake Sale, Antique Auto Show, Petting Farm, Giant Inflatables, Clowns, Magician, Fine Art Fair, Parade at NOON, Food and Fun…

10 am to 4 pm

Franklin’s Fine Art Fair, Art in the Village, Monday, Labor Day, from 10 am to 5 pm (yes, the art fair runs longer than the family fair)


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Chase Pickle Festival

Chase, MI Sep 5-8

The Chase Pickle Festival is an annual festival in September which benefits the Chase Public Library.

It’s fun for the whole family!




Richmond Area Good Old Days Festival

Richmond, MI Sep 5-8

Celebrating 56 years in 2019. Voted best small town parade by Detroit News.


Paw Paw Wine & Harvest Festival

Paw Paw, MI Sep 6-8

Michigan’s largest wine and harvest festival, celebrated annually the weekend after Labor Day. Events include winery tours & tasting, live entertainment, grape stomp, arts & crafts fair, carnival rides, car show, bike tour, parade, fireworks, kids activities, & much more for the entire family.


Brighton's Smokin' Jazz & Barbecue Blues Festival

Brighton, MI Sep 6-7

The Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce and 1st National Bank are pleased to present the 14th Annual Brighton’s Smokin’ Jazz & Barbecue Blues Festival this September in Downtown Brighton. Event hours are Friday September 6th, 5pm – 11:00pm and Saturday, September 7th 12:00noon – 11:00pm.

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. Come and check out some amazing vendors, and put in your vote for the People’s Choice Best Barbecue!

Jazz and blues will be live at the beer tent located on Mill Pond Lane (in the municipal parking lot behind Great Harvest Bread Company) both Friday and Saturday 5:00pm – 11:00pm. The 2019 Brighton’s Smokin’ Jazz & Barbecue Blues line up is anything but average! This year’s live entertainment pulls from the best of the best of both local and national jazz and blues bands. Cover is just $5.00. Ages 21 and over after 9pm please. Beer, wine, cider and spiked sparkling seltzer are also just $5.00. ATMs are available on Main Street and at the entrance to the beer tent.

The event will be offering FREE shuttle service to and from the event sponsored by Independence Village! Shuttle pick up location is at the Meijer MDOT Parking Lot located at 8650 W Grand River Ave, Brighton 481 16.

2019 Brighton’s Smokin’ Jazz & Barbecue Blues Festival Music Line-Up:



6-7 Audio Birds

7:15-8:15 Erich Goebel & The Flying Crowbars

8:30-9:45 JW-Jones

10-11 Randy Brock Group



6-7 Paxton/Spangler Band

7:15-8:15 Dylan Dunbar Quartet

8:30-9:45 Love Letters From Detroit

10-11 Rattlesnake Shake

Also, back by popular demand…the Chamber’s Men 4 A Cause group will host the second annual Cornhole Tournament at Smokin’ Jazz! The tournament will take place on Friday, September 6 from 6:00-11:00 p.m. in the music venue/beer tent area. Cost to enter is $20 for a single or $40 for a team of two people. The winning team will be awarded a cash prize!



Posen Potato Festival

Posen, MI Sep 6-8

Held annually the weekend after Labor Day, the Posen Potato Festival is fun for the whole family. We have good food, good music, carnival, arts & crafts, plus much more. Our grand parade is always on Sunday, and you don’t want to miss that! We invite you to our annual Posen Potato Festival and hope you come back year after year. Festival flyers available upon request.



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Wheatland Music Festival

Remus, MI Sep 6-8

The Annual Wheatland Music Festival is held the first weekend after Labor Day in September. In addition to the star-studded lineup on the main stage there is a wide variety of activities. There is a juried arts and crafts show, a raffle, children’s activities, teen and young adult activities, instrument and dance workshops, music, food, fellowship and fun weekend. Tickets are sold in advance only and are discounted for paid members. Sunday only tickets are available at the gate.



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Auto Fest

Frankenmuth, MI Sep 6-8

Over 2000 classic cars, street rods and muscle cars. Come and enjoy a weekend of fun and entertainment for all ages. Friday night Big Block Party on Main Street 5-10pm. Saturday and Sunday view the classic cars in Heritage Park. Auto Fest dance in Harvey Kern Pavilion on Saturday 6-midnight.


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Plymouth Community Fall Festival

Plymouth, MI Sep 6-8

The Plymouth Fall Festival is a 3-day event that started as a Rotary Club BBQ in 1956. It has grown into a full blown Festival with Carnival, Rides, Car Show, Craft Show, and a street full of community group-run food booths. It is a main fundraising activity for many community service organizations and clubs in the Plymouth area.


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Allegan County Fair

Allegan, MI Sep 6-14

The Allegan County Fair showcases Top Name Entertainment along with a Rodeo, Demo Derby, Harness Racing, Off Road Derby, Tractor Pull and “show us your talent” Competition.

The Fair has a very strong 4H and Open Class showing of Livestock and still exhibits which adds an educational role for visitors and the Youth of our community.

Join us along the beautiful banks of the Kalamazoo River. The Fair starts annually the first Friday after Labor Day.

The Fair has a very strong 4H and Open Class showing of Livestock and still exhibits which adds an educational role for visitors and the Youth of our community.

Join us along the beautiful banks of the Kalamazoo River. The Fair starts annually the first Friday after Labor Day.


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Fall Family Days

Gagetown, MI Sep 7-8

2019- The Thumb: Naturally Sweet

The event begins with a Fish Fry on Friday, September 6, 2019 from 4-7PM. It continues on Saturday and Sunday, September 7th and 8th from 8AM-5PM. The barn, home, one room country school and school museum. powerhouse, sawmill, sugar shack and grain elevator are open for tours with live old-fashioned music on the grounds. There are lots of homemade foods to eat and live field demonstrations. A different theme each year enhances the fun and gives visitors something new to look forward to.


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Michigan Brewers Guild U.P. Fall Beer Festival

Marquette, MI September 7

Annual U.P. Fall Beer Festival, September 9, at Mattson Lower Harbor Park in Marquette. The festival site sprawls out along the scenic Lake Superior shoreline and features more than 400 locally crafted beers from 60 Michigan breweries. A wide array of tasty food from area restaurants (available for purchase) and a talented line-up of musicians complement the beer tastings.

Visit www.MIBeer.com for more information.


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Metro Boat Show

Harrison Twp, MI Sep 12-15

An exciting boat and outdoor recreation show featuring boats in water and on land and many other outdoor recreation exhibits catering to the millions of outdoor minded individuals in Michigan and surrounding states. This event takes place along the beautiful shoreline of Lake St. Clair and includes live music in the Tiki Bar, and much more. Details at www.metroboatshow.net.

Hours: Thursday, Friday: 12 noon – 7:30 p.m.; Saturday: 11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.; Sunday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Admission: Adults $10, Children 12 and under free with an adult.



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Troy Family Daze Festival

Troy, MI Sep 12-15

Troy’s favorite fall festival celebrates family, fun, diversity, heritage and cuisine. The festival, which has been celebrating Troy since 1968, is an all volunteer run event that is currently sponsored by the North Woodward Community Foundation. Troy Family Daze offers plenty of free, paved on-site parking and features many activities including free entertainment, a giant midway, talent shows, food and community booths, children’s crafts/games/entertainment area, fireworks and much more.



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Brewed in Michigan

Milford, MI Sep 13

This Event is for those people who know that drinking local craft beer is not only good for the economy, it’s also great for your taste buds.





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Silver Lake Sand Dunes Apple & BBQ Fesitval

Silver Lake, MI Sep 13-14

Silver Lake Sand Dunes Apple & BBQ Festival highlights delicious BBQ and apples of all varieties. Festival held at the Golden Township Park at the Silver Lake Sand Dunes in downtown Silver Lake (located six miles west of US-31 at the Hart/Mears exit 149). Festival also includes Apple Pie Contest, Arts & Crafts Show, Apple A Day 5K Fun Run/Walk, Classic Vehicle & Dune Buggy Show, Kid’s Activities, Live Music, Delicious Food, a Beer Tent, and Much More.



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Grand Haven Salmon Festival

Grand Haven, MI Sep 13-14

The Annual Grand Haven Salmon Festival is a weekend festival in downtown Grand Haven. The event was designed to mark the passing of summer, promote the area as a unique fall tourist destination and celebrate the fall harvest season and salmon migration. The outdoor-waterfront festival features live jazz music; Michigan wine tasting pavilion (ID required for wine/beer tasting) featuring Michigan’s top wineries and grape stomping; gourmet salmon cook-off contest; fall harvest beer & entertainment pavilion; fine art fair on the waterfront; Big King Salmon fishing contest with weigh-in/awards ceremony; mouth-watering food and beverage treats at the Fresh Catch Fish Boil; hands-on children’s nature-themed arts & crafts activities; and educational, environment-focused exhibits, displays, and more!



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Flat Rock Riverfest

Flat Rock, MI Sep 13-15

Come and enjoy this free, safe and affordable event. There will be free parking and a free shuttle. We will have fireworks, a variety of food vendors, arts and crafts, free kiddie games, car show, beer tent, boxing demo, wrestling, petting zoo, monster trucks, bounce inflatables, magician, music, carnival rides, midway games and much more!


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Richard Crane Memorial Truck Show

St. Ignace, MI Sep 13-15

One of the largest U.S. displays of customized 18-wheelers and antique trucks; showing Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday. After dark on Saturday evening, spectators line St. Ignace’s main street to marvel at the “Big Rig” Parade of Lights heading for the Mackinac Bridge and back again for Sunday’s show. Car/small truck show Saturday. Swap meet, vendors and music. Free admission.




Goodison Good Tyme Festival

Rochester, MI Sep 14

Goodison Good Tyme is Oakland Township Parks and Recreation’s annual fall festival geared towards young families. This popular event offers archery, nature crafts, face painters, balloon artists, stilt walker, children’s musicians, rock wall, and zip line. All activities are FREE including hot dogs and chips.



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Fallasburg Arts Festival

Lowell, MI Sep 14-15

LowellArts hosts the 51st annual Fallasburg Arts Festival, a 2-day festival held in Fallasburg Park in Lowell, MI. The event features 100 unique fine art and fine crafts booths, live music featuring regional musicians, a children’s craft area, and food booths. Timeless craft demonstrations take place inside a large pavilion both days. Admission is free. Open Saturday & Sunday, 10:00am-5:00pm both days.

April 1st is the deadline for artists applying for an artist booth.





Michigan Firemen's Memorial Festival

Roscommon, MI Sep 19-21

39th Annual Michigan Firemen Memorial Festival is not just for Firemen. This event starts on Thursday afternoon, with a fun filled evening for the Family including shows, clowns, and free hot dogs. There is a display of New Fire Trucks, Fire Apparatus, Crafts, Parades, a “memorial service” for “Fallen Firefighters” and much More. Firefighting competitions and fire Demos are a big part of our festival. Our entertainment barn is full of refreshments, music and dancing.



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Frankenmuth Oktoberfest

Frankenmuth, MI Sep 19-22

September 19th-22nd, 2019 Come and join us for our 30th traditional Oktoberfest

Mark your calendars for the 2019 Frankenmuth Oktoberfest in Heritage Park, Frankenmuth, MI.

Frankenmuth Oktoberfest will be Thursday September 19, starting at 3:00pm and closing at 10:00pm 

Friday, Saturday and Sunday we will be open at Noon, closing Friday and Saturday at Midnight, Sunday

we will close the festival at 6:00pm. Tickets for the Frankenmuth Oktoberfest Can be purchased at the gate.

Lord Mayor Christian Ude and the German Parliament from Munich gave an official proclamation in 1996.

Frankenmuth's Oktoberfest was declared the first Oktoberfest to operate with the blessing of the original Oktoberfest in

Munich. With this proclamation, the event was moved into September to coincide with the opening of the Munich event. 

Also, for the first time in history, the world-famous Hofbrauhaus brewery of Munich exported their beer to the 

United States. The Hofbrauhaus became the official beer sponsor of the Frankenmuth Oktoberfest in 1997. 

With Frankenmuth's unique German heritage and culture, the Frankenmuth Oktoberfest strives to preserve

the sights and sounds of the Munich Oktoberfest. The event features authentic entertainment, dancing, Oktoberfest 

souvenirs, various food selections, and authentic Hofbrauhaus Oktoberfest beer. 




St. Ignace Trek the Mighty Mac

St. Ignace, MI Sep 20-21

Location: Mackinac Bridge and Little Bear East Arena
Phone: 906-643-6950
Contact: St. Ignace Events Committee
Email: info@stignace.com

UTV, ATV, S x S, 3-Wheelers and off-road motorcycle enthusiasts are invited to participate in the fifth annual Trek The Mighty Mac. Join the growing number of “Trekkers” who gather in St. Ignace every year to enjoy a Friday meet-n-greet, a Saturday one-of-a-kind parade across the Mackinac Bridge and weekend long games and activities.




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Festival of the Forks

Albion, MI Sep 20-21

A celebration of creativity and diversity in historic downtown Albion, Michigan the third full weekend in September. Lots of cool music, great ethnic food, creative art, and fun stuff for the whole family. The annual Festival of the Forks will take place September 20-21, 2019!



Artalicious Fine Arts Fair

Adrian, MI Sep 20-21

What is Artalicious? First of all, it’s an art fair that brings more than 80 artists to historic downtown Adrian to show and sell their work. But more than that, it’s a celebration of heritage and community. Local food is a staple of Artalicious, and throughout the weekend, in addition to professional artists and performers, the talents of local K-12 and college students will be on display.

We are committed to engaging our community and proving that art is an experience everyone can enjoy. Artalicious isn’t just about the visual arts … it’s about music, theater. The historic Croswell Opera House stages events during fair weekend. We also have plenty of hands-on activities for kids and adults alike!



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Romulus Pumpkin Festival

Romulus, MI Sep 20-21

Downtown Romulus is the home of our annual Romulus Pumpkin Festival and Parade of Lights. Each year, on the third full weekend in September, our festival begins with a night parade where everything is lighted from bicycles to cement trucks. Thousands of people line Goddard Road to wait for the fun. Our street festival offers wonderful music, food, crafts and games for all ages. You can enter a pumpkin rolling, pumpkin pie eating or pumpkin seed-spitting contest. Visit or enter our Classic Car Show, our Classic Tractor Show or just relax and listen to the music. Our Downtown Festival is a celebration of friends and family; a harvest celebration that generates enthusiastic spirit and regenerates our sense of Community.



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AppleFest and Craft Show

Coldwater, MI Sep 21




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Michigan Apple Fest

Sparta, MI Sep 21

The Michigan Apple Fest is a family oriented event celebrating the harvest of fresh fruits and vegetables grown in Sparta, MI, the heart of apple country.



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Jackson County Family FarmFest

Jackson, MI Sep 21

Free family-oriented tours of farm and agricultultural businesses; visit any or all, on your own schedule. Tours, animals, tractor rides, fresh veggies, farm animals, horses, baby animals! Our 33rd year! The Jackson County Family Farmfest is an annual event sponsored by the Jackson County Agriculture Council to spotlight agriculture in Jackson County. This event features farm tours of several area farms each year on the third Saturday in September. On Saturday, September 15th, 2018, the tour will showcase some of Jackson County’s finest farms, agri-businesses and country estates including Curtis Farm, YMCA Storer Camps, Nellie’s Lavender Farm, and Napoleon Feed Mill. Tours run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tours are free and open to all. For more info contact MSU Extension-Jackson County at (517) 788-4292.



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Parade of Nations

Houghton, MI Sep 21

Parade of Nations—Celebrating Cultural Diversity

It’s a parade. It’s a multicultural festival featuring food and entertainment from countries around the world. It’s an extravaganza of tastes, sounds, sights and experiences.

It’s the annual Parade of Nations in Hancock and Houghton, Michigan.

It all began in 1989, when a few women from Michigan Technological University and the community decided to celebrate the cultural diversity of Michigan Tech’s growing international student body and faculty. Now, in 2019, the Parade of Nations celebrates its 30th anniversary with the theme: 30 Years Bridging Cultures.

The colorful parade features floats created by international students and community organizations such as the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, marching bands and flags of 60 nations. It winds its way from Hancock, across the iconic Portage Lift Bridge, through downtown Houghton, ending up at Dee Stadium, the birthplace of professional hockey. Thousands of people pack the stadium to sample cuisine of more than 20 countries and to watch entertainment provided by community musicians and colorfully costumed groups such as the Indian Student Association and the Finnish Kivajat dancers. Pony rides and face painting keep the little ones enthralled.

The business community supports the Parade of Nations. Sponsors range from McDonald’s and Cummins, a manufacturer of engines and generators and employer of many Michigan Tech alumni, to local restaurants, stores and two universities: Michigan Tech and Finlandia.

The Parade of Nations has grown from an idea to a beloved annual festival celebrating the cultural diversity of the Keweenaw




Howard City Harvest Festival

Howard City, MI Sep 21

Howard City celebrates its annual Harvest Festival the 3rd weekend in September. All day Saturday packed full with events for the entire family to enjoy! All children’s activities are free!

Schedule of events include:

Scarecrow Making and Take, Inflatables, Petting Zoo, Children’s Hands-on-Art- Tent, Pony Rides Balloon twister, Face painter, Arts & Crafts, Car, Motorcycle, & Tractor shows, Musical Entertainment, Grand parade, 5k Run/ Walk, Children’s Parade, Public Safety Parade of Lights, Teen Dance, Fireworks and more!

Events start at 10:00 A.M. – 10:00 P.M.

For more information visit us at: www.howardcity.org or call 231-937-4311.




72nd Pte. Mouillee Waterfowl Festival

Brownstown, MI Sep 21-22

Michigan duck hunters tournament, Lake Erie championship layout shoot, wildlife arts & craft show, Huron river distance dog jumps, outdoor trading post, goose & duck calling contest, antiques, boats, auction, hip boot race and Great Lakes sling shot contest

The Largest Fresh Water Marsh Restoration Project in North America!


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Buy Michigan Now Fall Fest

Jackson, MI Sep 21

The Buy Michigan Now Fall Fest celebrates harvest season and helps revitalize the local economy by showcasing products that are made in Michigan. The event includes children’s activities, live entertainment, and the opportunity to taste and buy a variety of locally-produced foods. Great place to buy gifts and have family fun, while helping to give the economy a jolt and discover and support local businesses. See www.BuyMichiganNow.com for more details.



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Festival of the Senses

Clinton Township, MI Sep 21-22

This festival is a finer art fair featuring some 100+ original artists, non-profits, food vendors and special displays along with entertainment throughout the festival. Artists represent every medium of art including textile, painting, photography, sculpture, woodworking and metal. There is a dog parade to start the festival. Historic Village Events, Vintage Baseball games, Classic Car Invitational, this is truly a family event. Admission and parking is free.



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Michigan Antique Festival

Midland, MI Sep 21-22

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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Hillsdale County Fair

Hillsdale, MI Sep 22-28

The 169th Annual Hillsdale County Fair will be held September 22 – September 28, 2019. The seven day event includes a Midway, Open Class and 4H/FFA Livestock & Still Exhibits, Concessions and Vendors, Parades, Horseshoe Tournaments, Peddle Pull, Talent Show, Free Entertainment and Grandstand Entertainment including, Demolition Derby, NTPA Truck & Tractor Pulls, Farm Tractor Pull and Horse, Pony & Mule Pulls. www.hillsdalecountyfair.org



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Four Flags Area Apple Festival

Niles, MI Sep 26-29

200 arts & crafts booths, Carnival, Free Live Music two nights a week, large parade on Saturday, Apple Contests, Fireworks Saturday night, small parking donation – you can spend the whole day there. All prizes for contests are cash prizes. Saturday before the Festival is Youth Day – all Free for Local Kids.



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Festival of the Pines

Lake City, MI Sep 26-29

In celebration of our area Christmas Tree and logging industries. Beverage Tent with music both Friday and Saturday. Prince & Princess of the Pines contest, horseshoe Competition, indoor arts & crafts show, lumberjack competitions, Chili Cook-off, youth archery competition, lumberjack breakfasts and more!




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Atlanta Elk Festival

Atlanta, MI Sep 27-29

The Atlanta Chamber of Commerce sponsors the Elk Festival the last full weekend of September.

It is a family oriented four day event with vendors, an auction, games, a petting zoo, a beer tent, live bands, a bump ‘n’ run, a Lion’s Club Breakfast, Courtesy Cabs for the disabled, parade and fun activities for the entire family.

An annual Elk Fest Button is sold as entrance to the Festival.








Clinton Fall Festival

Clinton, MI Sep 27-29

The Clinton Fall Festival, a fun filled weekend for young and old. Visitors will enjoy strolling through the village streets to observe 225 crafts, lost arts exhibit, free entertainment, carnival, children’s events, merchant’s area, car show, and parade. Free Parking and Shuttles, Handicapped Parking is also available. Our 2500 residents are waiting to welcome you, please plan on joining us the last full weekend in September. Visit the Historic Village of Clinton.





Ortonville, MI Sep 28

Save the date for our 30th Annual Septemberfest! We will have Vendors, Entertainment, a Car Show, a free Kid's Area and much more!




Port Huron Beer Festival

Port Huron, MI Sep 28

A tribute to craft beer. An afternoon of fun for the beer lover!











Harvest Fest

Flushing, MI Sep 28

Flushing’s Harvest Festival is an annual event for the whole family. There will be live stage performances, Chili Cook-off, Apple pie eating contest, Children’s Activities, and more. Located in the heart of the Downtown Business District. This event has been attended by thousands of people from the local and surrounding areas.



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Webster Fall Festival

Dexter, MI Sep 28

Our annual Fall Festival is a rip-roaring good time for all ages! Held at the corner of Farrell and Webster Church road in Dexter, MI, we feature local artists, kids activities, food, hay rides, old-time school sessions, and more! Come join us and have a great time!



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War Memorial Sault International Festival of Races and Oktoberfest

Sault Ste. Marie Sep 28

Join up to 500 runners as part of the Annual Sault International Festival of Races. This Festival of Races provides runners with a unique opportunity to experience the Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge like never before and run alongside the St. Mary’s River, all set against the backdrop of beautiful fall foliage and cool E.U.P. temperatures. Travel documents are not necessary. The Bridge Run (7.1 Miles) and Half Marathon run the International Bridge, however, we are NOT entering Canada. Our route turns around prior to passing through Canada Customs. Please note that no one is allowed on the Bridge without a runner’s bib. U.S. and Canadian Customs Officials will be on hand. Join us after the race in Downtown Sault Ste. Marie for Oktoberfest starting at 10 a.m.

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12:00 PM every Wednesday
Replay: 6:00 PM, 12:00 AM, 6:00 AM

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