Family Fall Fun in Macomb County

Fall doesn't mean that the family fun has to stop. In fact, there are tons of fall activities and events happening in Macomb County this year.

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 Big Red Orchard and Cider Mill in Washington for u-pick apples and pumpkins or Blake’s Big Apple in Armada for its Funland and haunted attractions.

Stony Creek Orchard and Cider Mill is where you’ll get a peek inside life on the family-owned farm and Westview Orchards and Cider Mill is known for its yummy baked goods.

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 Halloween parade and a Halloween puppet show 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.

Terror on Tillson 

Oct. 1-31, 2023

The residents of Tillson Street really love Halloween and each year they deck out their neighborhood with spook-tacular displays. Drive through to check out the decor throughout the month and swing by on Halloween for a bit of trick-or-treating.

Hot Cider Hustle – Detroit Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

Oct. 8, 2023

Runners will choose between a half-marathon, 10K or 5K. There will be caramel apples and apple cider. Plus, a finisher mug for the runners. There will also be a 5K Kid’s Division Fun Run for ages 12 and under, too.

Trick or Treat Trail

Oct. 21, 2023

Kids 11 and under can enjoy a “live” friendly character nature trail and collect toys and candy along the way. Each child will pick their own pie pumpkin out. Pre-registration required.

HarvestFest

Oct. 21-22, 2023

There will be a pumpkin patch, trick-or-treating, games, music, inflatables, hayrides, food trucks and more. Make sure to wear your costume. 

Halloween Puppet Show w/ Alex Thomas & Friends

Oct. 28, 2023

Join the library for a Halloween themed puppet show by Alex Thomas & Friends. After the shows, there will be a meet and greet with the puppets. Registration required.

Westview Orchards Haunted Wine Run 5K

Oct. 29, 2023

This annual is great for all ages! Wine lovers (ages 21-plus) will love this Halloween-themed race at Westview Orchards & Winery. Registration includes a t-shirt, collapsible wine glass, race bib, finisher medal and wine pour.

Halloween Parade

Oct. 30-31, 2023

Dress up in costume and join the library for some Halloween stories, a trick-or-treat parade and a short Halloween movie. For children in 6th grade and younger. No strollers or wagons allowed. Registration is not required.

For more information on living and learning in Macomb County, visit Make Macomb Your Home. Find more articles like this at Metro Parent’s A Family Guide to Macomb County.

Kari Zaffarano
Kari Zaffarano
Kari Zaffarano is a mom of one and Metro Parent's Audience Development Coordinator. She tracks down the best events every week and shares the inside scoop with families in print and online. She enjoys reading, traveling and exploring metro Detroit with her son.

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