The leaves are changing and the weather is cooling, which means it’s time to put on your favorite sweater and head to the festive fall activities happening in the Ann Arbor area! From Milan’s 3rd Thursdays: Harvest Time, featuring a marketplace and make-and-take Harvest time crafts, to the adrenaline-pumping 5k Zombie Run in Ann Arbor, to the West Cross Cider Festival in Ypsilanti including over 25 Michigan Cider Makers and West Cross area businesses–no matter your interests, the Ann Arbor area is your perfect October destination!
 

26th Annual Dexter Apple Daze

Bring your family and friends to this annual, fun-for-all-ages event! Catch a hayride to the Dexter Cider Mill for hot cider and donuts, enjoy live music and entertainment while checking out a classic car show, and indulge in delicious pie(s) by entering the popular pie-eating contest. Local businesses and residents are invited to participate in a scarecrow decorating contest, so be sure to visit ‘Scarecrow Row’ to cast your vote for your favorite!

ypsiGLOW 2019

Returning even bigger and brighter for its third year, ypsiGLOW will bring a night of dancing, performances, and glowing displays after dark! Join a procession and head towards downtown Ypsilanti as it shines brighter than ever, luminated by one-of-a-kind creations constructed by all ages and abilities. Explore your imaginative side and create your own luminary to show off by attending GLOWorkshops leading up to ypsiGLOW. This event will be lit! 

Fall Fiber Expo

This bi-annual Fiber Expo will showcase various fiber and textile products created from wool, alpaca, linen and more from over 80 local and out-of-state vendors! Classes and workshops are also offered during this event, including learning to paint with wool, beginning to crochet, and weaving a storage basket. Keep an eye out, you may see a few alpacas roaming around!  

 

October 2
Andrea Gibson
The Ark
316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor

 

October 4
First Fridays Ypsilanti
Downtown, Ypsilanti

October 5-27 (dates vary)

Wiard's Orchards & Country Fair 
Wiard's Orchards 
5565 Merritt Rd., Ypsilanti 


October 5
Holy Bones Halloween Market & Creative Bizarre
Ypsilanti Performance Space
218 N. Adams St., Ypsilanti


October 5
Homecoming: U-M Football vs. Iowa
Michigan Stadium
1201 S. State St., Ann Arbor

October 5

Saline Woodcarving Show
Liberty School
7265 N. Ann Arbor St., Saline


October 5-6
Grupo Corpo
Power Center
121 Fletcher St., Ann Arbor

October 6

Westside Art Hop
Historic Westside Neighborhood
700 Mt. Vernon Ave. & area, Ann Arbor

October 6

Ypsilanti Symphony Orchestra: 21 & Counting
Washtenaw Community College – Towsley Auditorium
4800 E. Huron River Dr., Ann Arbor

October 8

Penny Stamps Speaker Series: Lucy Lippard & Faith Wilding: Then & Now
U-M Museum of Art
525 S. State St., Ann Arbor

October 10

TYGA
EMU Convocation Center
799 N. Hewitt Rd., Ypsilanti

October 12

Dexter Fall Fest
Historic Downtown Dexter
Stoddard St., Dexter

October 12

2019 Youth Black History Bus Tour
Washtenaw Community College
4800 E. Huron River Dr., Ann Arbor

October 12

Homecoming: EMU Football vs. Ball State
Eastern Michigan University – Rynearson Stadium
799 N. Hewitt Rd., Ypsilanti

October 14

Literati Bookstore Presents: Ann Patchett
U-M Rackham Auditorium
915 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor

October 16

Edgefest 2019: OUT West
Kerrytown Concert House
415 N. 4th Ave., Ann Arbor

October 16-20

Isango Ensemble: The Magic Flute and a Man of Good Hope
Power Center
121 Fletcher St., Ann Arbor

October 17

Zell Visiting Writers Series: CM Burroughs, Poetry Reading
U-M Museum of Art
525 S. State St., Ann Arbor

October 19

Chick Corea Trilogy w/ Christian McBride and Brian Blad
Hill Auditorium
825 N University Ave., Ann Arbor

October 19

Ypsi Writes: Everyone’s a Writer
Ypsilanti District Library Locations

October 22

Special Dinner #243: Pasta Friday on Tuesday
Zingerman’s Roadhouse
2501 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor

October 22
Queeraoke at 734: Ypsi Pride Fun-Raiser
734 Brewing Company
15 E. Cross St., Ypsilanti 

October 24

Penny Stamps Speaker Series: Marilyn Minter: In Person
Michigan Theater
603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor

October 25

Casting Crowns
EMU Convocation Center
799 N. Hewitt Rd., Ypsilanti

October 25

Glow Disc Golf Tournament
Independence Lake County Park
3200 Jennings Rd., Whitmore Lake

October 26

Family Friendly Drag Queen Story Time, Karaoke & Show
Tap Room
201 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti


October 26
U-M Football vs. Notre Dame
Michigan Stadium
1201 S. State St., Ann Arbor

October 27

An evening with Pokey LaFarge: The Ark’s 23rd Annual Fundraiser
The Ark
316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor