What’s your favorite part of Ann Arbor fall? Mine is probably the donuts and cider that are available. Whether you love going to the Apple Orchard, Going for a Hay Ride, Halloween, or attending a Michigan Football game, our Ann Arbor Fall Guide has tips for you.
Note: We are in the process of updating this content for 2019
Quick Links to Content in this Guide:
- Fall Guides
- Halloween Guide
- Fall Events
Ann Arbor Fall Guides
Apple Orchards & Cider Mills – Updated for 2019
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. Cider Mills are already open for the 2019 season with u-pick orchards starting to open Labor Day weekend.
Ann Arbor Corn Mazes
We also love visiting the corn maze. I’m going to try to convince my family to visit a new maze this year. Many of our local corn mazes offer other farm fun, so be sure to check out our Corn Maze Guide for details on all the information.
Of course in a college town, fall means College Football. We have 6 tips if you are heading to a Michigan Football game with kids.
Eastern Michigan Football is also a great choice for kids. Tickets are considerably less expensive, parking is easier, and the game will not be as crowded.
Ann Arbor Halloween Guide
Of course no discussion of Fall is complete without Halloween. Over the years of writing this site, I’ve realized Ann Arbor loves Halloween. There are tons of great events and I always see a traffic spike.
Washtenaw Halloween Happenings
Check out our Halloween picks in our guide to Washtenaw Halloween Happenings and links to events throughout Southeast Michigan.
Where to Get Halloween Costumes
There are plenty of ways for everyone in the family to find the perfect Halloween costumes. Check out our lists of Halloween shops, craft supplies, resale, and costume swaps.
Ann Arbor Pumpkin Decorating
Skip the mess of carving or painting pumpkins at home. Head to one of these Pumpkin Decorating Events instead.
Ann Arbor Area Trunk or Treats
Trunk or Treats are very popular events to replace Trick or Treats. Kids head to a parking lot and visit decorated car trunks instead of going door to door. Ann Arbor Trunk or Treats are usually held in advance of Halloween.
Ann Arbor Area Trick or Treat Times
Wondering what time trick or treat is in various communities? We’ve got the list of Washtenaw Country Trick or Treat Times.
Halloween Dining Deals
Each year there are a number of specials for Halloween dining deals. They are usually announced in mid-October. In the meantime, check out the 2018 local Halloween Restaurant Specials. Both IHOP and Chipotle have offered deals for many years, and I expect them to continue this trend.