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1. 8th Annual Cider Dayze Festival at Blake's Orchard & Cider Mill | Armada (Michigan's Thumb)
Annual Cider Dayze Festival August 26th & 27th, 2023
8th Annual Cider Dayze Festival Location: Blake's Orchard & Cider Mill, 17985 Armada Center Rd, Armada, Michigan. Located in Southeast Michigan, north of Detroit. Get your tickets early!
Beer, games like giant Jenga, sample beer from 50 craft breweries, cideries, wineries! Their caramel hard cider is my absolute favorite! Oh and there will be food trucks and BBQ galore! Enjoy live music, silent disco and more!
2. 2023 Art & Apples Festival (Rochester Apple Festival)
2023 Art & Apples Festivalis Friday, September 8, 2023: 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Saturday, September 9, 2023: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 10, 2023: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Event is FREE.
Art & Apples Festival Location: Rochester Municipal Park
Since 1965, the Art & Apples Festival is one of the nation’s top fine art fairs, with 200+ fine art exhibitors. Grab lunch from the food trucks, enjoy stage entertainment and art demonstrations, and stop by the numerous art activity stations over the three-day weekend.
A free shuttle bus to the festival and free parking is available on Saturday (9 am – 8 pm) and Sunday (9 am – 4:30 pm) from the Rochester High School located at 1361 Walton Blvd.
Are Pets Allowed? Pets are not allowed in the park during the Art & Apples Festival.
6. Ciderfest & Craft Show at Diehl's Orchard and Cider Mill | Holly Michigan
Ciderfest & Craft Show in Holly Michigan is September 23th and 24th, 2023. 9am – 6pm
The Ciderfest Run is Saturday, September 23, 2023 at 8:00am
Location:Diehl's Orchard and Cider Mill in Holly, Michigan.
Enjoy free parking,hayrides, finding your own pumpkin in the pumpkin patch, pony rides, petting farm/zoo, haypile, crafts, and lots of family fun things to do! Get a plate of delicious Hog Wild BBQ, too. There will be free balloon creations and face painting (Sunday only).
At the Ciderfest Craft Show, be sure to check out the vendors selling everything from homemade crafts and jewelry to local produce and baked goods. You can even enjoy a delicious cup of fresh apple cider while you shop!
The Ciderfest & Craft Show is the perfect way to enjoy a beautiful fall day in Holly, Michigan!
7. Uncle John's Cider Mill Fall Festival | St Johns (Just North of Lansing)
9. 2023 Michigan Apple Harvest Festival | Sparta, MI
Michigan Apple Harvest Festival is September 15-16, 2023 located in downtown Sparta, MI, this festival is so much fun! Come out for lumberjack show, apple sling shot, poker run on the Harvest Hay Ride, kids activities, petting zoo, fireworks, food trucks, live music and more!
Location: Events are at both the Town Square and Balyeat Field
But what about the apples? Well, there will be an apple peeling contest and both kids and adults apple pie eating contests!!
10. Four Flags Area Apple Festival - (Niles Apple Festival) in Southwest Michigan
Four Flags Area Niles Apple Festivalis September 28 – October 1, 2023. Thursday: PM – 10 PM, Friday: 3 PM – 11 PM, Saturday: 8 AM – 11 PM, Sunday: 8 AM – 6 PM.
Niles Apple Festival Location: 1740 Lake St, Niles, MI 49120
So guys, if you love everything apple, come on out to the Niles Apple Festival! Don't miss the Grand Parade on Saturday! It's a 5 mile parade route beginning in downtown Niles at 1:30 pm and ending at the Niles High School.
There's carnival rides, games, food and entertainment for everyone! Gorge on apple pastries, apple cookies, apple pies, apple cider so so much more! Every guest will get a free apple!
11. Charlevoix's Applefest-Art Fair, Apple Pie Eating Contests, Fresh Apple Cider in Northern Michigan!
Location: Downtown Charlevoix: East Park, Mason Street. Northwest Michigan.
44th Annual Charlevoix's Applefest, October 13-15, 2023, Fri & Sat 10 am-6 pm, Sun 10 am-4 pm. Experience the magic of autumn in northern Michigan!
Come on out for fresh apple cider from local farms, live music, balloon animals, arts and craft shows, kids crafts, apple pie eating contests and so much more! Oh, and their petting zoo is soooo cute! Pet goats, sheep, cows and other fuzzy animals!
12. Boyne City Harvest Festival | Northwest Michigan
Boyne City Harvest Festival is September 30, 2023, 8am-3pm.
Boyne City’s Harvest Festival is held in downtown Boyne City! You can enjoy live music, crafts, and fall produce galore!
The Boyne City Farmers Market is on Water and Lake Streets from 8am-12pm and will offer a wide variety of apples and other harvest items including pumpkins, squash, apple butter, jam, honey, and cider.
The Boyne City Harvest Festival also includes folk art demonstrations, children’s games, hay rides, and a scarecrow-making contest.
13. Huron Township Apple Festival | New Boston (Detroit Region)
Huron Township Applefest is October 7, 2023 - October 8, 2023
Applefest Hours is Saturday, 9:00 am – 8:00 pm and Sunday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Location: 37283 Huron River Drive, New Boston, Michigan
Come down to New Boston for apple pie contests, live music, bingo, petting farm, bounce houses dancers, and general apple fun.
35th Annual Fiddler Contest, Saturday, Oct 7th at 3pm located at 37283 Huron River Drive, New Boston, Michigan at the Outdoor Applefest Stage.
Applefest Parade is Saturday, Oct 7th at 1pm. Line-up begins at 11am at Lower Huron Metropark near the Waltz Rd entrance.
14. 44th Annual Apple Festival 2023 at Kapnick Orchards (Southeast Michigan) | Britton (South of Ann Arbor)
Kapnick Orchards' 44th Annual Apple Festival 2023 is October 14 - October 15, 2023
HOT TIP: Kapnick Orchards Apple Festival is held in conjunction with Tecumseh's Appleumpkin Festival (listed below).
Kapnick Orchards Location: 4245 Rogers Hwy., Britton, MI 49229
See how apple cider is made while watching apples being pressed! Enjoy delicious caramel apples as they are made fresh to order, choose from 7 flavors of their famous fry cake donuts, homemade pumpkin rolls and apple fritters.
Pick your own apples & pumpkins at the Annual Apple Festival. Chat with their adorable farm animals and take a wagon ride through the orchard. Their craft show with over 80 booths has lots of gifts and fun items! Oh, and there's food galore! Enjoy elephant ears, bratwurst, French fries and more.
15. 29th Annual Appleumpkin Festival | Tecumseh (Southeast Michigan)
Appleumpkin Festival is October 14 - October 15, 2023, Saturday Hours: 9am-6pm and Sunday Hours: 10am-5pm.
HOT TIP: Tecumseh's Appleumpkin Festival is held in conjunction with Kapnick Orchards Apple Festival (listed above).
Location: Downtown Tecumseh, MI, Tecumseh, Lenawee County
The fall season is a magical time in Michigan, and one of the most anticipated events is the Appleumpkin Festival in Tecumseh, MI. This fun festival celebrates all things autumn, from apple cider to pumpkin pie, crafts, live entertainment, and a pumpkin parade.
The Appleumpkin festival draws thousands of visitors from across the state. Here are some fun things to do at the Appleumpkin Festival:
The Antique Street Fair and Flea Market - So much fun!
Kids Activities: The Appleumpkin Festival is a family-friendly event, with plenty of activities for kids to enjoy. Enjoy midway rides, carnival games, inflatables, bungee jump, crafts, corn box and kid's putt putt golf.
Craft Vendors: The festival features craft vendors, selling everything from handmade jewelry and pottery to paintings and woodworking. If you're looking for a unique gift or souvenir, this is the perfect place to find it.
Live Music: The festival features live music throughout the day, with a variety of local bands and musicians taking one of the three festival stages.
Antique Tractor Show on South Evans Street.
Food and Drink: One of the best things about the Appleumpkin Festival is the wide variety of food and drink available. Enjoy lots of fair food options!
The Appleumpkin Festival truly has something for everyone, and is a must-visit Michigan fall event.
17. Apple Butter Festival at Fenner Nature Center | Lansing Michigan
Apple Butter Festival - October 21 and 22, 2023 from 11 am to 5 pm each day.
Location: Fenner Nature Center, 2020 E. Mt. Hope Ave. Lansing, MI.
Let's come together to share, learn and celebrate our Michigander heritage at Fenner Nature Center’s 47th Annual Apple Butter Festival! Enjoy authentic apple butter, local music, olde-time games, fall activities, historical crafts, cultural and traditional artisan demonstrations, and more!
Cider and Donut Festival is September 9, 10, 2023. Saturday and Sunday - 10am-5pm.
Location: Canterbury Village, 2357 Joslyn Ct. Lake Orion, MI 48360.
Come on out this weekend for outdoor shopping, family entertainment, and yummy donuts and cider from one of the best cider mills in Michigan, Yates Cider Mill!
There will be lots of Michigan-made gifts, Michigan hard ciders, and food choices. Enjoy live music, free kids games and bounce houses, a petting zoo, contests, vendors, and more fun.
19. Crane’s CiderFest Celebration | Fennville
Crane’s CiderFest Celebration is September 9, 2023, 12pm – 5pm.
Location: Crane’s Orchard, 6054 124th Ave (M-89) Fennville, MI 49408
Come on out to Crane's CiderFest Celebration at the beautiful walnut grove at Crane Orchards. It will be a fun filled day with delicious cider and apple-related everything! Sip on refreshing, crisp ciders and wine, enjoy pies of all kinds, apple cider donuts, and other delicious treats. Crane's homemade foods along with Smokin' Joe's BBQ food truck will be available for purchase! Enjoy listening to local musicians on the orchard stage all day long.