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September Fairs & Festivals in Southeast Michigan

Fall and autumn season is gearing up! Get your family together for some fun at these 2013 festivals in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties.

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Oktoberfest Sterling Heights

Sept. 13-15, 2013

  • Address: Caparthia Club, 38000 Utica Road, Sterling Heights
  • Times: 5-11 p.m. Friday, 2-11 p.m. Saturday, noon-9 p.m. Sunday
  • Phone: 586-978-2292
  • Cost: free

Features authentic German food, great bands and a wooden dance floor all under a big tent.

Funky Ferndale Art Fair

Sept. 13-15, 2013

  • Address: Nine Mile Road west of Woodward Avenue, downtown Ferndale
  • Times: 5-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
  • Phone: 248-546-1632
  • Cost: free

Find edgy wares from 120 artists from 22 states, plus food and kids' art fun. Note: Held same dates as the nearby DIY Street Fair.

Victorian Festival

Sept. 13-15, 2013

  • Address: downtown Northville
  • Time: 5:30-10:30 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday
  • Phone: 248-349-7640
  • Cost: free

Old-fashioned fun abounds with games, food, storytellers, magicians and rides for the kids during this 25th annual event that celebrates the gold rush era.

Boating and Outdoor Festival

Sept. 19-22, 2013

  • Address: Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metropolitan Parkway, Harrison Township
  • Times: noon-7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday
  • Phone: 586-463-4581
  • Cost: $10/adults, free/12 and under, $5/vehicle entry

Find lots of music and family fun at this fourth annual event, where you or your kids can try scuba diving in a heated pool, with equipment and instructions provided at no cost (must be 10 years of age or older).

Romulus Pumpkin Festival

Sept. 20-22, 2013

  • Address: Historical Park, 11147 Hunt St., Romulus
  • Times: 6 p.m.-midnight Friday, 11 a.m.-midnight Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday
  • Phone: 734-955-4577
  • Cost: free

A night parade starts the party with everything lighted, from bicycles to cement trucks, heading down Goddard Road. The street festival includes music and food, along with crafts pumpkin-rolling, pumpkin-pie-eating and pumpkin-seed-spitting contests.

Davisburg Heritage Festival

Sept. 21-22, 2013

  • Address: downtown Davisburg
  • Times: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday
  • Phone: 248-846-6558
  • Cost: free/most activities; breakfast: $7/adults, $3/children ages 3-6, free/2 and under

Enjoy a pancake breakfast, antique tractor and fire truck display, cemetery tours, wagon rides, cow-pie bingo and other family fun.

Oktoberfest Birmingham

Sept. 20-22, 2013

  • Address: Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2225 E. 14 Mile Road, Birmingham
  • Times: 6-11 p.m. Friday, noon-10 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday
  • Phone: 248-646-6100
  • Cost: $5/admission

Designed for families, this 10th annual event has German and polka music, a petting zoo for the kids, balloon art, face painting, food and more.

Common Ground Art Fair

Sept. 21-22, 2013

  • Address: south of Old Woodward Avenue from Maple to Hazel roads, Birmingham
  • Times: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
  • Phone: 734-662-3382
  • Cost: free

It's the 39th year for the Birmingham Street Art Fair. Explore more than 160 artists; find food and kids' hands-on activities, too.

Harvest Moon Celebration

Sept. 26-28, 2013

  • Address: Riley Park, 33113 Grand River Ave., Farmington
  • Times: 6-11 p.m. Thursday-Friday (adults), 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday (kids' activities)
  • Phone: 248-473-7276
  • Cost: free

Find harvest food pairings, a cozy fire, pig roast, music and cider artisan ales. Saturday features kids' activities.

Sheep & Wool Festival

Sept. 28-29, 2013

  • Address: Mount Bruce Station, 6440 Bordman Road, Romeo
  • Times: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
  • Phone: 810-798-2568
  • Cost: $8/person, free/5 and under

Visit the farm for sheep shearing, border collie demos and hands-on fun for kids during this 23rd annual event that features lots of farm animals

South Lyon Area Pumpkinfest

Sept. 28-29, 2013

  • Address: downtown South Lyon
  • Times: 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
  • Phone: 248-974-3121 (talk to RoseAna)
  • Cost: free

There's a pumpkin parade, craft show, farmers market and much more.

Diehl's Ciderfest

Sept. 28-29, 2013

  • Address: Diehl's Orchard & Cider Mill, 1479 Ranch Road, Holly
  • Times: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
  • Phone: 248-634-8981
  • Cost: free

Here's a great family outing with hayrides, corn maze, crafts, face painting, apple pies and more.

Deneweth's Fall Fun Fest

Sept. 28-Oct. 27 (Saturdays and Sundays)

  • Address: Deneweth's Garden Center, 16125 22 Mile Road, Macomb Township
  • Times: noon-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays
  • Phone: 586-247-5533
  • Cost: $10/kids, free/adults

There's a haunted house, corn maze, hayride, games, pumpkin painting and train rides.

Metro Parent Education Expo

Sept. 29, 2013

  • Address: Michigan Science Center 5020 John R St., Detroit
  • Times: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday
  • Phone: 248-398-3400
  • Cost: free

Find the best educational, extracurricular and enrichment activities in southeast Michigan – and family fun. Bring the kids too: There are interactive activities to keep them entertained!

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