Autumn in South Haven brings with it a bounty of every variety of apple and other tree fruit, quiet outdoor strolls through a ever-changing kaleidoscope of fall colors, and more elbow room at your favorite spot to grab a bite to eat! Fall is still great weather to walk the beach and watch the sunsets. Tour the many wineries and vineyards during grape harvest. Do some early Christmas shopping. Great weather, great beauty and great rates make fall a favorite season for many of our guests. Get in on the secret!
Family Fun at Stoke's Homestead Farm Market
Daily/Weekly Throughout Season - Take the family to Stoke's for U-Pick fruit, hayrides, wagon rides, a farm playground, and more. They also feature a farm store with fresh pickings and a restuarant.
Crane Orchards U-Pick Apples, Hay Ride, & Corn Maze
Located in Fennville, just about 15 minutes North, Cran Orchards offers a full day of fun. Start with a homemade lunch in the restaurant, that also houses the Pie Pantry that helped make them famous. Try an Apple Cider Donut or take home a frozen pie for later. You can head out in to the orchard to pick your own apples, or join the fun at the corn maze.
39th Annual All-Crafts Fair
South Haven's scenic Stanley Johnston Park hosts hundreds of exhibitors of fine arts & crafts this weekend! Interspersed are food booths with gourmet selections & other more casual fare. The event is hosted by the Greater South Haven Area Chamber of Commerce.
Antique Engine & Tractor Show @ Flywheeler's Museum
One of the largest shows of its kind in the state, the four day event will draw antique farm equipment collectors from all over the United States.
Giant steel steam traction engines, old antique tractors, parades, and live musical entertainment are just a few of the things visitors can see during the show.
Paw Paw Wine & Harvest Festival
Even pets can join in the fun at this fest that includes a dog jumping competition, an old-fashioned grape stomping contest, a kids' carnival and a bicycle trip through the vineyards. Tour wineries or sample local vintages at tasting tents throughout the area. Most events are free, although there is a $5 charge for admission to tasting tents.
Stoke's Shadow Hollow Haunt
This terrifying haunted trail will take you through the history of "Shadow Hollow Asylum." Step aboard the wagons if you dare and let the tractor driver lead you through the haunted forest and Apple Orchard. Just beware... the past patients of Shadow Hollow still haunt the grounds of the dilapidated asylum. They may even climb aboard the wagon and try to take you back with them! Participants receive a free donut and apple cider.
Vine Wine'd 5k Trail Run
Join Fenn Valley Winery (15 Min North in Fennville) for the most unique race of the season, a scenic 5K or 1 mile tour of their premium wine grape vineyards and surrounding farm. Wine’ding through vineyards, meadow, and numerous forested ecosystems, the network of trails was created by the vineyard manager to showcase the diverse beauty of the property.
Blue Coast Artists Fall Tour
See a piece of pottery form, view jewelry being formed through lost wax casting or silversmithing, watch trees come alive through brushstrokes or see a piece of pottery become engulfed in flames during a Raku firing. These are just a few of the demonstrations that art lovers of all ages are sure to enjoy.
This annual West Michigan autumn event runs from 10am-6pm both days and is free of charge. Over the past twenty-six years the tour has continued to be an educational and interesting experience for all, by offering a behind-the-scenes look into the studios of working artists.
Bangor Apple Festival
Bangor, Michigan’s 37th Annual Apple Festival is a family-friendly event including a Farmers Market, Kids’ Activities, Bangor Lions Annual Classic Car Show, Various Vendors, Live Entertainment, and so much more!
Lakeshore Harvest Country Road Rally
Departs from Barden's Farm Market in South Haven at 1pm. Have fun navigating country roads, and collecting points for your team. $20 per vehicle or $15 in advance! You'll get to experience many different farm markets, wineries, cider houses, artist studios, and more.
Homestead Farm Arts & Crafts Festival
The annual Farm Festival features arts & crafts, pumpkin painting, pumpkin bowling and face painting. You can also meet the Giant Grim Reaper or Fall Harvest Queen.
Fennvile Goose Festival
Kicking the festival off is the Wild Goose Chase 5k. The fun continues with several activities including the Gosling Run for kids, the Goose Festival Parade, a classic car show, student art shows, historical exhibits, goose calling competitions, an arts and crafts show, a petting zoo, performances, and lots more!
South Haven Harvest Festival
Join us in downtown South Haven for the first annual Harvest Festival. Take part in a Zombie 5k and Stroll, Polka dancing, pumpkin carving and tossing, or the Pie Baking Contest. You can also enjoy the Farmer's Market, hayrides, a cider & beer tent, restaurant server races, and, of course, everything beautiful downtown South Haven has to offer.
WOW - Women's Only Weekend
Kick up your heels to music from live bands, catch up with the latest in fashion and home décor, treat yourself to wine and cheese pairings, chocolate, massages, manicures, sleep in and enjoy a late breakfast, double over with laughter at comedians, take in a classic chick flick, savor fine delicacies specially prepared by our local chefs, enjoy a chocolate fondue, special demonstrations at our local merchants, take pleasure in significant savings and relish a margarita, all at your own pace.