From taking advantage of our state’s beautiful outdoor scene to enjoying some of the many local and seasonal harvests, there’s always something to do when you’re in Northern Michigan. Courtney Sheffer with the West Michigan Tourist Association is back to share just a few of the exciting events you can check out.
This fall Chateau Chantal in Traverse City will help you explore the relationship between wine and food, while embracing the local harvest. The Quaff & Nosh Tasting is an unmatched wine experience with light European-inspired pairings. Chateau Chantal’s Fall Wine Dinners are a fan-favorite for the winery, featuring a new menu for 2018 with a seven-course wine pairing dinner, which is prepared daily by their in-house chef. These events and pairings are available throughout the fall.
The Cheboygan FallFest is set for Oct. 5-7 and celebrates Cheboygan’s waterways, trails and harvesting heritage with nearly 50 different events taking place in and around downtown. Events for this year’s festival include a Blues & Brews Concert, lighthouse walking tours, a scarecrow contest, pumpkin painting and plenty more to get you in the fall spirit.
Visit Colonial Michilimackinac in Mackinaw City on Oct. 5&6 to experience Fort Fright. Lanterns are set to light your way through an 18th Century fort and fur trading village that has been overrun by werewolves, witches, goblins and ghouls. Storytellers weave spooky folktales near bonfires and treats such as hot mulled cider, cookies and candy can be found throughout the site. Most stops are suitable for all ages but a haunted house, demon walk and werewolf walk will give thrills and chills to adults and children alike.