Why We Visit Northern Michigan in October

Why We Visit Northern Michigan in October

Why We Visit Northern Michigan in October

Although summer has come to a close, there is still SO much to do in Northern Michigan! Below is a list of events that are happening near and at Lavender Hill Farm this October.

If you haven’t visited our Farm yet, there is still time to do so. We will be open until October 28th, 2018!! Stop by while you still can!


Name: Food & Wine on the Patio!

Date: October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: Petoskey Farms Vineyard & Winery


Event Description: Come relax and enjoy an evening on the patio at Petoskey Farms Vineyard & Winery! Grab dinner from the local food truck and a glass or flight of wine from the indoor or outdoor bar and spend the evening solo or with friends. Food and wine, rain or shine!


Name: Lavender Hill Farm’s First Annual Fall Festival

DAY 1: Barn Dance with Pat Reeser

Date: October 5, 2018

Time: Basic skills workshop 6:30-7:00PM & Live music and dancing 7:00-10:00PM

Cost: $15 adults, $5 kids (12 and under)

Website:  https://lavenderhillfarm.com/more-to-do/

Event Description: Old-time Country Dancing can be a great way to bring people together from all walks of life. All dances are taught prior to dancing them. You don’t have to bring a partner as we encourage dancing with everyone! Live music added to the mix takes your experience to just the best time ever. If you need a dancing break, feel free to bring along a picnic dinner and enjoy lavender refreshments from our gift shop! Guests are welcome to picnic before.


Date: Saturday October 6, 2018.

Time: 10 a.m – 5 p.m. (specific activity times TBA) 

Event Description: Vendor Barn Market, Hay Rides, Bonfire, Live Music, Yard Games, Lavender Hot Cocoa, Pumpkin Painting, Weekend Sale and More! This is a free event with a small charge for painting pumpkins.

All three days we will be offering 10% off all* items in our gift shop. 


Name: Fall Mini Photo Sessions

Date: October 7th & 8th

Location: Lavender Hill Farm

Cost: Sessions are $95. A $25 deposit is due at the time of booking to hold your spot!

Website: http://rusticdandelions.com/

Event Description: Rustic Dandelions Photography is excited to bring you fall mini photo sessions at the beautiful Lavender Hill Farm! These sessions are perfect for families, children’s milestones, engagement, or even senior portraits. Sessions last approx. 20 minutes and you will receive 10 digital images and a print release!

To Sign up: Click Here! There is a Limited Availability so book today!


Name: Hayrides at Pond Hill Farm

Date: October 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28

Time: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Location: Pond Hill Farm

Website: http://www.pondhill.com

Event Description: These fun family-friendly hayrides wander around the pastures, vineyard, forest, fields, and swamp and makes a stop at the trout pond to feed the fish! $4 per person. Kids 2 and under free!


Name: Farm-to-Table Dinner & Twilight Tour

Date: October 10, 2018

Time: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDT

Location: Castle Farms


Event Description: Enjoy a sumptuous farm-to-table dinner and Twilight Tour at Castle Farms. Catered by Grey Gables Inn Restaurant, a local favorite, the three course meal plus welcome tasting will showcase meats and vegetables sourced from local farms. A chef introduction will accompany each dish. Offered once per month, June-October 2018.

This is a fabulous date night or friends night out!



Date: October 12, 2018 – October 14, 2018

Location: Downtown Charlevoix

Website: charlevoix.org

Event Description: Experience the magic of autumn in northern Michigan at the 40th Annual Charlevoix Apple Festival.  Join the festivities and show your support for our local farmers, orchards and non-profit organizations while celebrating the season in scenic downtown Charlevoix this October.  The Harvest is in!


Name: Bethlehem Lutheran Church Art & Craft Show

Date: October 13, 2018

Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM EDT

Location: Bethlehem Lutheran Church

Event Description: The show/sale features 40 local, original handcrafted artists and crafters! Lunch items and bake sale available also.


Name: FREE Second Saturday

Date: October 13, 2018

Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT

Location: Raven Hill Discovery Center


Event Description: Join the fun this Saturday at FREE (Families Reaching for Educational Excellence) Second Saturday from Noon to 4:00 pm,  with FREE ADMISSION for Families. Families can explore the hands-on museum and animals indoors and enjoy the outdoor exhibits as weather permits. Bring the whole family or make it a special event for parent and child.

Remember, please no organizations or groups on FREE 2nd Saturdays – it’s a family affair!


Name: Boyne Appetit! Restaurant Week

Date: October 15, 2018 – October 21, 2018

Location: Downtown Boyne City

Website:  http://www.boyneappetit.com/

Event Description: Boyne City is proud to be a year-round destination for exceptional restaurants, breweries and food retailers. Join us the second week of October as our local eateries and food retailers provide a variety of specially priced fare for your enjoyment!


Name: Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra Concert: Movie Music and More

Date: October 21, 2018

Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT

Location: Petoskey Middle School

Website: http://www.glcorchestra.org

Event Description: Please join the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra for an evening of great music featuring Star Wars Suite by Williams and The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra by Britten.


Name: Fly Fishing & Fly Tying Workshop

Date: October 25, 2018

Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Location: Boyne District Library

Website: http://www.boynelibrary.org

Event Description:

Join Brian Kozminski, owner of True North Trout Guide Service as he discusses fly fishing and shows us how to tie flies in a workshop format. Free, but registration required by calling the library 582-7861 or online www.boynelibrary.org/programs


Name: Tunnel of Trees Color Tour on M-119

Date: Mid to late October

Location: Between Harbor Springs and Cross Village

Website: http://www.northernmichiganeventscalendar.com/stories/m119_fall_color_tour

Event Description: The tunnel of trees. Michigan’s #1 scenic drive. It’s M-119, the Tunnel of Trees scenic drive from Harbor Springs to Cross Village. And THE color tour drive to take in the fall. Often written about, this nearly 20+ mile drive is not to be missed any season of the year. In the spring, you’ll pass miles and miles of trillium that form a carpet of white in the forest.


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