13 Fall Activities in Jackson, Michigan

Fall in Michigan is one of the most beautiful times of the year. The colors are changing, pumpkins are ready to be picked, and apple cider is the drink of choice. Jackson, Michigan has so many events, festivals, and activities to do this fall that are fun for the whole family. Here are 13 things that will fill your weekends this October and November.


Falling Waters Trail Run/Walk | October 1

Over 450 athletes will participate in the 5k, 10k, half-marathon, wheelchair half-marathon, and kids’ wild dash.


Walker Tavern Farmers Market | October 1 & 8

One of the largest open-air markets in Southeast Michigan.


Fall Harvest Festival at Ella Sharp Museum | October 1

This family event includes pumpkin painting, make & take crafts, historic buildings, and more.


Jackson Antique & Flea Market Show | October 6

Thousands of items will be for sale, including toy dolls, glassware, NASCAR memorabilia, antiques, and more unknown treasures.


Halloween Fest at Walker Tavern | October 7

A day of Halloween fun with pumpkin bowling & ring toss, crafts, donuts, and cider.


Pioneer Day | October 8

The celebration of late 19th century farm life includes tours of the Farm Museum and Dewey School, live music, and demonstrations of crafts, trades, and traditional cooking methods.


Catstravaganza | October 8

Jackson School of the Arts celebrates the arts and our furry friends with several activities, Kitty Korner Store, and cats available for adoption.


Tractor Pulls at Tompkins Center | Second Saturday of the month

Enjoy antique tractors and TCHS Stewart Museum.


Oktoberfest | October 14

Part of the Music on Tap series, Nashville rock band Delta Saints will be performing at The Wax.


Cranes, Colors & Cabernet Festival | October 21

Experience fall at one of Michigan’s largest Crane sanctuaries at this family-friendly event.


Buy Michigan Now Fall Fest | October 28 & 29

Start holiday shopping with Michigan-made products, tasty treats, entertainment, games, and children’s activities.


Jackson Collectible Toy Show | November 4

Explore over 160 tables of toys and collectibles, from comics, to slot cars, NASCAR and much more.


Nite Lites Christmas 5k Fun Run | November 22

Run/walk a 5k through an animated Christmas light display that has over a million lights, then end with a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus.

More Ways to Enjoy Fall in Jackson, Michigan

In addition to these awesome fall events, Jackson has so many more ways to enjoy the beauty of the fall season in Michigan. Spend a day or afternoon on our self-guided fall crawl, take a picturesque autumn bike ride on our 10 mile paved trail, tour our award-winning breweries and wineries, or get lost exploring Jackson's fall scenic tours

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