Things to Do in Metro Detroit in September, October 2017

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Labor Day ushers in apple cider, donuts, fall foliage, harvest festivals and cooler weather to the great state of Michigan.  With the onset of winter right around the corner, autumn is a great time to enjoy the best of Michigan’s fall activities and events.  There are so many things to do in the Metro Detroit area in September and October, check out our calendar of local events in the area so that you don’t miss any of the fall fun!

Detroit Fall Festivals

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Detroit Apple Orchards

Alber Orchard & Cider Mill - Manchester, MI
A refurbished 1937 John Deere orchard tractor pulls your wagon out to the pumpkin patch. Open from early September through late November for lots of farm activities.  There is also an apple cider press at the cider mill and a seven acre corn maze. Also play in the hay maze, enjoy caramel apples, pretzels, apples, and cider. It is owned by Mike and Therese Boosory. Their address is 13011 Bethel Church Road, Manchester, MI 48158. It is located 57 miles west of Detroit and just 17 miles outside of Ann Arbor.

Apple Charlie’s - New Boston, MI
A 95 acre farm that is the last operating cider mill in Wayne County.It was started in 1952 and is family owned and operated.Dwarf apple trees make for easy picking in their orchard.Enjoy their apple cider, apple pies and apple-chopped cinnamon bread.Free admission and parking.

Blake Farms - Armada, MI

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Detroit Pumpkin Patches

Alber Orchard & Cider Mill - Manchester, MI
A refurbished 1937 John Deere orchard tractor pulls your wagon out to the pumpkin patch. Open from early September through late November for lots of farm activities.  There is also an apple cider press at the cider mill and a seven acre corn maze. Also play in the hay maze, enjoy caramel apples, pretzels, apples, and cider. It is owned by Mike and Therese Boosory. Their address is 13011 Bethel Church Road, Manchester, MI 48158. It is located 57 miles west of Detroit and just 17 miles outside of Ann Arbor.

DeBuck’s Corn Maze - Belleville, MI
A family farm owned by Norman and Linda DeBuck with a 12 acre pumpkin patch, free wagon rides, 13 acres of corn mazes, super slide, corn cannons and petting farm. Prior to opening the farm to the public for agritainment, it was known as the New Lawn Sod Farm. They also have go-kart races, a Night Maze, and a Country Kitchen nearby restaurant. Their address is 50240 Martz Road, Belleville, MI 48111. It is about 34 miles west of downtown Detroit near Ypsilanti.

Donahee Farms - Plymouth, MI
They grow over 80 acres of pumpkins! Enjoy a PYO pumpkin patch, pumpkin painting, giant moonwalk, bonfires, hayrides, and kids’ straw maze. They even have a Spooky Forest and farm animals. They are open daily until dusk. It is located about 32 miles west of downtown Detroit near Plymouth.

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Detroit Haunted Houses

AZRA Chamber of Horrors Haunted House - Madison Heights, MI
Can you handle the Chamber of Horrors? Opens for the season in late September and runs Thursday through Sunday nights until early November.  Also the closer we get to Halloween, the more days they are open each week, so check their website for days and hours! Tickets start at $20 but they have options to help you skip the line.  Lots of mazes run through this former laser tag facility.

Blake’s Halloween - Armada, MI
Back again for fall fun.  Blake’s has operated the farm, greenhouses, and cider mill for over 20 years. This is one of the largest cider mills and activity centers in Michigan. I used to live near Detroit and this became one of our family’s favorites in the fall. Blake’s Halloween runs every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night.  They have a live DJ, food tent, and free cider and donuts. Also enjoy outdoor movies and bonfires under the stars every night. The haunted attractions are Spookyland 3D Maze, Zombie Paintball Safari, 3-Story Haunted Barn, and the Nighttime Spooky Hayride. Tickets have several pricing combinations based on how many attractions you want to go through. Add attractions for more or children and Sunday for less. I highly recommend Blake’s for lots of fun.

Bonadeo Farms Full Moon Manor - Highland, MI
Bonadeo Farms presents both a haunted maze and haunted house.  Tickets to Full Moon Manor are $15 each or a combo tickets for $25 which includes a hay ride and tour.  The haunts open in late September and runs every Friday and Saturday nights in October.

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Detroit Ghost Tours

City Riders - Monroe, MI
Visit historical sites in Monroe on a bus tour along with a paranormal investigator from Dead Serious Paranormal. Sites visited include Dog Lady Island, where a woman who surrounded herself with Dobermans following her husband’s death was murdered by a motorcycle gang. Tickets are $20 in advance.

City Tour Detroit - Detroit, MI
Founder Karen Risko invites visitors to the Murder City with her offer of the 313 Notorious Crime & Ghost Tour as a bus tour or a walking/people mover tour. The cost of tickets is $25. Guests explore the murders and paranormal activity in the business district of Detroit, including the former location of the Wayne County Morgue and the site of Harry Houdini’s final performance.

Fenton Ghost Walk - Fenton, MI
Dates are October 13-14, 2017. Hear tales past and present spirits while walking in Fenton’s Historic District. This is not a haunting or scary event, but, rather a walk that combines heritage, folklore and stories about ghosts of Fenton. Tickets are $10 if purchased 2 hours or more in advance. Walking tour covers less than 1 mile.

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