As the weather starts to cool down and the spooky creatures start to come out, October is a great month to get out and check out all Mid-Michigan has to offer. It’s also a great time to spend some extra time celebrating all the fun October has to offer at home with some celebratory at-home, fall activities for the whole family.
Thursday, October 1st
Learn about the Harvest Moon: Take a Moon Walk to check out the Harvest Moon, make moon sand by mixing 4 cups flour with 1/2 cup vegetable oil for a sensory activity for all ages, or visit the Chippewa Nature Center
for a Full Moon Watch from 7-8:30 PM.
Take a family trip to your local pumpkin patch
and dress up your porch with pumpkins.
Friday, October 2nd
Frankenmuth Corn Maze
Weekends are happening through October 31. Fridays: 7-10 PM, Saturdays noon-10 PM, and Sundays noon-7 PM.
Saturday, October 3rd
Midland’s Fall Harvest Festival happens today from 10-4 PM at the Chippewa Nature Center.
The Fall Festival at Kensington Metropark
begins today at noon. Enjoy crafts, a tour of the farm, visit craft and food vendors, and more at no cost.
Sunday, October 4th
Support your local farmers and businesses and check out a Farmers Market In + Around Mid-Michigan.
Book an appointment to visit DOW Gardens this week!
Monday, October 5th
Make a monster craft.
Head out for a family walk and gather leaves for a leaf rubbing art and craft.
Tuesday, October 6th
BOO your friends, family, and neighbors – Get Spooky With #2020Boos!
Wednesday, October 7th
Visit your local apple orchard
with friends and grab some extra apples for tomorrow’s suggested activity.
Visit the Historic Farmers Market of Lapeer from 9-3 PM.
Thursday, October 8th
Friday, October 9th
Pack up some car snacks and head on out for a color tour
Witches Night Out takes place downtown Fenton beginning at 4 PM.
Saturday, October 10th
Visit Midland’s Farmer’s Market.
Chippewa Nature Center in Midland hosts a Families in Nature: Fungi and Falling Leaves event from 2-3 PM.
Sunday, October 11th
MSU Federal Credit Union Virtual Dino Dash
kicks off today and takes place throughout the week. Registration is free and if you have a dinosaur lover at your house you won’t want to miss this virtual event. Make sure to check out the event page and register!
Autumn at the Wigwam happens from 2-4 PM at the Chippewa Nature Center in Midland.
Monday, October 12th
Make a Halloween Art and Craft from your local dollar store.
Tuesday, October 13th
Wednesday, October 14th
It’s National Fossil Day. Learn about fossils!
Thursday, October 15th
Friday, October 16th
Turn on your favorite Halloween movie, pop a bag of popcorn, and have a family movie night.
Saturday, October 17th
Frankenmuth’s Scarecrow Fest
happens this weekend! Enjoy one of Mid-Michigan Moms’ favorite towns and check out all the scarecrows downtown Frankenmuth and see what’s happening during the festival at the Frankenmuth River Place Shops.
Sunday, October 18th
Visit Frankenmuth for their Scarecrow Fest.
Monday, October 19th
Learn some Halloween jokes. Here are a few of our favorites:
Q: What do ghosts give out to trick or treaters? A: BOOberries!
Q: What do mummies listen to on Halloween? A: Wrap music
Q: What is a vampire’s favorite holiday, besides Halloween? A: Fangs-giving!
Tuesday, October 20th
Wednesday, October 21st
Visit the library today and grab some spooky stories.
Thursday, October 22nd
Visit Downtown Bay City Farmers Market from 10-4 PM
Make caramel apples.
Friday, October 23rd
Saturday, October 24th
Carve pumpkins to get them ready for Halloween next weekend.
Sunday, October 25th
World Pasta Day! Make your favorite pasta dish – invite the kids to help and enjoy it for dinner.
Monday, October 26th
Tuesday, October 27th
Put on a Halloween playlist and have a spooky dance party.
Visit the indoor Flint Farmers Market from 9-6 PM.
Wednesday, October 28th
Thursday, October 29th
Freeze plastic spiders in ice cubes and add to some juice for the kids to enjoy.
Friday, October 30th
It’s Frankenstein Friday! Use construction paper to make a Frankenstein craft to hang up for Halloween tomorrow.
Saturday, October 31st
Please check local event pages for updated times and possible cancelations.