Are you looking for something fun to do with your kids this fall? Macomb County may be the perfect place for you to get outside and enjoy everything that this season has to offer.
You can start your family’s fun at one of the community farmers markets, which offer all kinds of festive fall foods, like pumpkins and gourds, and handmade wares from local creatives.
Some of these markets may even have fun activities for kids. Check out the list of Macomb County farmers markets here for details.
After the farmers market, you can hit up a local apple orchard to score some delicious cider and doughnuts — or if you’re feeling spooky, one of the many Halloween-themed shows and festivals.
Take a look below for information on the family fall fun coming up in Macomb County this year and start planning your family’s next outing today!
Cider Mills and Apple Orchards
Apple and pumpkin picking, corn mazes and farm activities are primo options for family fun this time of year — and Macomb County’s seven orchards deliver with all that and much more.
Stop by Altermatt Farms in Macomb Township for pumpkins, pickles and peppers (in addition to apples) or Blake Farms in Armada for its seasonal corn maze.
Stoney Creek Orchard and Cider Mill is where you’ll get a peek inside life on the family-owned farm and Westview Orchard is known for its yummy baked goods.
Need to up the scare-factor on your family’s outing? Take a walk around one of the numerous neighborhoods, like Tillson Street in Romeo, that have gone all-out in decorating for the holiday.
You can find a growing list and map of these neighborhood displays here.
Family Fall Fun in Macomb County
Families looking to get into the fall (or Halloween) spirit find no shortage of events and activities in Macomb County.
From a showcase of gems and minerals to fall-themed races and haunted Halloween displays, you’ll find something for everyone.
Here are some of our favorite Macomb County events coming up this year.
- Address: Tillson Street, Romeo
- Cost: Free
The residents of Tillson Street really love Halloween and each year they deck out their neighborhood with spook-tacular displays. Swing by to see what they’ve cooked up this year.
Oct. 8-9, 2021
- Address: Sterling Heights City Hall, 40620 Utica Road, Sterling Heights
- Cost: TBD
Find musical performances by the Plain White T’s and Lou Gramm. Plus, food and beer.
Oct. 8-10, 2021
- Address: Macomb Community College, 14500 E. 12 Mile Road, Warren
- Cost: $9/adults, $5/seniors and kids 5-12, $3/military, free/parking
This annual expo features some of the coolest gemstones, beautiful handmade jewelry and even a dinosaur fossil or two.
Oct. 15, 2021
- Address: Heritage Garden, 52700 Van Dyke Ave., Shelby Township
- Cost: Free/residents, $10/non-residents
Dress up in costume for an evening of trick-or-treating and a showing of the movie, Scoob! (rated PG).
Oct. 16, 2021
- Address: Carpathia Club, 38000 Utica Road, Sterling Heights
- Cost: Free
This juried art show showcases the work of 35 artists. Stop by to see what they’ve created including the 8-foot-tall Jack Skellington.
Oct. 23, 2021
- Address: Memorial Park, 25300 Sherwood Ave., Centerline
- Cost: A five-can food donation
Bring the kids to round up some Halloween treats at the trunk-or-treating event.
Oct. 31, 2021
- Address: Harrison Township area
Register early for a discount on this event, which features a 5K run/walk or a 15K. Virtual options available. Runners get a mug, cider and a caramel apple upon completion of their race
Nov. 14, 2021
- Address: Roseville area
- Cost: $25-$30
Choose from a 5K, 10K or one-mile fun run.
For a full list of upcoming fall events in Macomb County, visit the Macomb County Department of Planning and Economic Development’s website, Make Macomb Your Home.