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Ann Arbor Fall Guide

Guide to Ann Arbor Fall Fun

What’s your favorite part of Ann Arbor fall? Mine is probably the donuts and cider that are available. Fall in Ann Arbor has so much to offer!

You can head to the apple orchard for cider, caramel apples, and cider. Take a hay ride. Get lost in a corn maze.

Don’t forget to cheer on Michigan Football. And of course there is Halloween and Thanksgiving.

Note, 2023 updates are in progress.


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Head to the Farm

Apple Orchards, Cider Mills, Corn Mazes, & Pumpkin Patches

For me the first sign of fall (other than kids returning to school), is the start of the apple picking season. We are lucky to have so many great orchards and cider mills in the Ann Arbor area. 2023 looks to be a good year for Michigan apples. Fall is also the season for raspberry picking – until the first frost.

A little later in the fall season, don’t forget to pick pumpkins! Or take stroll through a corn maze – just be careful not to get lost.

Pumpkin Patches Near Ann Arbor - Family (Mom, Dad, Boy, Girl) sit in pumpkin patch.

The Best Pumpkin Patches in Ann Arbor

Are you looking for the best Ann Arbor Pumpkin Patches? There are several great options around town - some that we have visited and others that readers recommended over the...

Ann Arbor Corn Mazes - Back of father and Daughter walking through corn maze at sunset.

Harvesting Memories: The 6 Best Ann Arbor Corn Mazes

There are several Ann Arbor Corn Mazes. Be sure to check out the extras at the Corn Maze before selecting which Ann Arbor Corn Maze to visit.

Ann Arbor Apple Orchards & Cider Mills

Crisp and Juicy Fun: Apple Picking near Ann Arbor

One of my favorite fall activities is picking apples, enjoying cider and donuts, and enjoying a fresh baked apple pie. I've compiled a list of Ann Arbor Apple Orchards and...

Ann Arbor U-Pick Raspberry Farms

Berry Bounty: Discovering U-Pick Raspberry Farms Near You

We love raspberries and they are easy to pick - but require a gentle touch as they squish easily. Years ago I used to pick my own raspberries at Makielski...

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Enjoy Football – Michigan Football, EMU Football, & High School Football

Of course in a college town, fall means College Football. Check out our tips for attending a Michigan Football game with kids or experiencing game day without tickets.

6 Tips for Attending a Michigan Football Game with Kids

6+ Tips for Attending a Michigan Football Game with Kids

Are you planning to attend a University of Michigan football game with your kids? We are sharing 6 Tips for Attending a Michigan Football Game with Kids including Michigan Stadium rules. The 2023...

UM Is not the only game in town. Head next door to Ypsilanti for an Easter Michigan game on their grey turf. It’s a great options for families with less expensive tickets, easier parking, and less crowds.

Friday night is high school football. Check out a game at one of our local high schools. Homecoming parades are also a great way to introduce your child to high school. Typically in addition to the football team, you’ll see the band, other sports team, and school clubs.

We are working to gather homecoming parade information for local high schools.

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Fall Mom2Mom Sales

Mom2Mom sales are a great way to replenish your child’s wardrobe (and kid gear) for less. The fall Mom2Mom sale is usually fairly short – mainly September and October.

Ann Arbor Mom2Mom Sales Spring 2024 - Sponsored by Just Between Friends - Mom & daughter look at clothes

Spring into Savings with Ann Arbor Mom2Mom Sales 2024

Warm weather is around the corner, which means it will be time to swap coats, jeans, and sweaters for shorts and t-shirts. The Spring 2023 Ann Arbor Mom2Mom Sale Guide...

Ann Arbor Fall Colors

New this year will be a guide to Ann Arbor Fall Colors. We’re looking for the best drives and hikes in Washtenaw County to see the fall foliage.

Ann Arbor Halloween Guide

Of course no discussion of Fall is complete without Halloween. Halloween is typically one of the busiest times of year both in local events and related traffic on this website.

Washtenaw Halloween Happenings

Find all the Ann Arbor Halloween Happenings

Ann Arbor and the surrounding communities love Halloween. There are so many great events each year, that it is not possible to attend them all. Our listing of Washtenaw Halloween Happenings...

Ann Arbor Trick or Treat Times

When is Ann Arbor Trick or Treat in 2023? We’ve Got Answers

Are you wondering what time is Trick or Treating in Michigan - specifically Ann Arbor and surrounding communities? In general trick or treating in the Ann Arbor area is on Halloween...

Ann Arbor Halloween Stores

No Tricks, All Treats At Halloween Stores in Ann Arbor

Find where to shop for Halloween Costumes in Ann Arbor with our list of Ann Arbor Halloween Stores, other retailers, costume swaps, craft shops & more. Halloween Stores in Ann...

Ann Arbor Halloween Events with Tickets

Buy Your Tickets for These Ann Arbor Halloween Events Now

If you want to enjoy any of the great Halloween events below you will need to buy your tickets in advance. This has always been true for some popular events,...

For less family friendly fun, plan a date night or send your teens to Wiard’s Orchards Night Terrors. I’ve never been able to convince my 17 year old to visit.

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Thanksgiving & Fall Things to do in Ann Arbor in November

After Halloween, there is a flurry of Christmas kick off events, but also some Thanksgiving events. Join a Turkey Trot, Order your Thanksgiving Dinner, and more.

Ann Arbor Thanksgiving Guide - To Go Feasts, Events, Closures, Crafts & Activities

Don’t Be a Turkey, Plan the Best Ann Arbor Thanksgiving 2023

Our Guide to Thanksgiving Ann Arbor 2023 will help you plan your Thanksgiving celebrations. From Thanksgiving Feasts to Turkey Trots to pre-Thanksgiving Events, Activities, and more. In preparation for Thanksgiving,...

Ann Arbor Fall Festivals, Hayrides & More Fall Fun

We’ve also pulled together a list of Fall themed events.

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