Are you already looking out for when fall colors will be at their peak in Michigan? You’re also probably looking for things to do in Detroit this October. Fall festivals in Detroit are the perfect place to start!
Fall weather is creeping in and with it comes all of the cozy and fun fall activities in Detroit that take place all throughout October. Family-friendly fall activities like cider mills, corn mazes, pumpkin patches, and trick-or-treating events are classic crowd-pleasers. There are also Fall festivals for everyone as well as some that are best for adults like the Detroit Fall Beer Festival.
Detroitisit rounded up an exciting list of all the favorites in Metro Detroit. Check out the best Fall festivals in Detroit & nearby to get ready for the season!
WITCHES MARKET AT BOSTON TEA ROOM
Date & Time: Sat., Sept. 30, 12-7 p.m.
For a unique first look at what’s ahead for fall festivals in Detroit, why not take things easy with the Witches Market at Boston Tea Room in Detroit? Detroit has a way of celebrating small, local businesses frequently. Join this free fun day with several small, local businesses that will sell handmade and vintage items inspired by the wonderful Autumn season. What to expect: Halloween, witches, spooky themes, the macabre. Did we mention there’ll be food from Shimmy Shack Vegan & GF Food Truck or Mr. P’s Italian Beef, and coffee from Anna’s Café Coffee & Espresso Cart? Stick around and check out the expansive place’s crystals, candles, teas, books, jewelry, and gifts as well as the fast-selling/in-person Tarot Readings Click HERE for more details
Location: Boston Tea Room; 1220 Woodward Heights, Ferndale
HALLOWEEN AT GREENFIELD VILLAGE
Date: Oct. 5-8; 12-15; 19-22; 26-29
For fall festivals in Detroit, take the more traditional route if you want! Check out Dearborn’s Greenfield Village. You’ve most likely already experienced this Halloween tradition! Enjoy chilly and a bit spooky weekends from 4-9:30 p.m. in October with a transformative Greenfield Village. The evenings will be ghoulish with harvest markets, costumed characters, ghostly performances, and more. These 16 days of festivities are selling fast! Click HERE to view the Henry Ford website.
Location: 20900 Oakwood Blvd, Dearborn
ANNUAL DETROIT FALL BEER FESTIVAL
Date: Saturday, October 28, 2023
This list of fall festivals in Detroit wouldn’t be complete without the 14th annual Detroit Beer Festival! If you love to find the best brews and enjoy the Eastern Market in Detroit, then you’ll especially appreciate it even more around this time of year. After all, this is one of the largest all-Michigan beer tastings around. Attending this annual festival is not only a chance to taste great beer but also immerse yourself in all of the good food from metro Detroit restaurants. Not to mention, you’ll hear awesome local musicians perform. Click HERE to learn more and see how you can be an early entry!
Location: Eastern Market in Detroit
A list of fall festivals in Detroit wouldn’t be complete without the thrilling FrankenFest Detroit 2023! Each year is something exciting to anticipate. Did you get spooked this year? We still wanted to include this treasure for it’s “abnormal art and monstrous creations brought to life…” as their Facebook page suggests. The historic location of Fort Wayne adds to the Halloween setting. In fact, this 1845 US artillery fortress is rich in history (and ghost lore). Click HERE to learn more about the MONSTER of all events.
Location: 6325 W Jefferson, Detroit
MONSTER’S BALL DETROIT
Date: Saturday, October 21
Fall festivals in Detroit this October get spookier and more thrilling as the month nears Halloween. Join the party animals (and ghouls) for a night at Monster’s Ball Detroit, one of the biggest October events in Michigan. General admission allows you to have some drinks, dance to Halloween classics like “Thriller,” and grab a bite at the midnight pizza buffet, but if you’re looking for more, the VIP All-Access pass grants you access to restricted VIP areas, extra entertainment like fortune tellers, and more. Click HERE to learn more and purchase passes.
Location: Russell Industrial Center; Detroit
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