Fun in the Fall: Autumn Activities in Grand Rapids Michigan

September 23rd, 2022 by


Experience the best of both worlds in Grand Rapids this fall: Art prize and a variety of local farms with excellent produce, corn mazes, and entertainment. 

Art Prize 2022

The well-renowned art festival will run from September 15th-October 2nd, 2022. Art Prize is a competition that celebrates artwork and artists worldwide and awards prizes totaling 450,000$! Artprize spans three square miles of downtown Grand Rapids and is free to attend and fun for the whole family!

Learn more about Art Prize on their website here!

Blandford Nature Center Harvest Festival

On October 1st, 2022, from 10 am-2 pm, take in the grandeur of fall at Blandford’s Harvest Festival! Bring the family to enjoy a day of fall activities, including face painting, candle dipping, crafts, and games. The first 100 families can create a scarecrow to take home with them! Presentations on animals, blacksmithing demonstrations, and concessions, including food available for purchase from El Caribe Food Truck, are all part of this fun and exciting Autumn day!

Date/Time: 10am-2pm October 21st

Location: 1715 Hillburn Ave NW, Grand Rapids MI

Pricing:9$ for Members/12$ non-members/Free for Children 2 and under

Check their website for more information here!

Halloween Bash at the Market

Just in time for Halloween, local artists, live entertainment, and everything enchanted, eerie, and ghoulish are featured at the Halloween Bash At The Market! Halloween shopping, autumn activities, all while supporting local artists.

Date/Time: 3pm-7pm October 9th 2022

Location: Fulton Street Farmer’s Market 1147 E. Fulton St. Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Pricing: Free!

Learn more about Halloween Bash at the Market on their website here!

Apple orchards

Enjoy family fun at U-pick apple orchards in the Grand Rapids area! Northwest of Grand Rapids resides Fruit Ridge, with acres of farmland and home to Michigan’s freshest and tastiest crops!


Crane Orchards– Featuring a 20-acre corn maze, a pumpkin patch, and apple orchards for picking in Allegan, Michigan!


Date/Time: Open until the end of October.

Location: 6054 124th Ave Fennville, MI 49408

Pricing: Apples are $1.35/lb u-pick

You can find more information on their website here!


Grange Fruit Farm-Rockford orchard offers U-pick fresh fruit and lots of fun. The current selection includes Gala, Fuji, and Honeycrisp!


Date/Time: Open until October 28th

Location:1900 13 Mile Rd Rockford, MI 49341

Pricing:1.40/lb u-pick

You can find more information on their website here!


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