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Jackson Family Fall Festival

St. John Elementary School Grounds, 405 North Street Jackson MI
Family-friendly festival with carnival rides, kid's entertainment tent w/magic show & animal show, entertainment tent w/live music, bake sale, food court, featured dinners Saturday & Sunday. Fireworks on Saturday at dusk.

Eileen Lienhart, 517-499-3780,,

The 11th Annual Tompkins Freedom Festival & Steam Engine Show

10138 Tompkins Rd. Rives Junction, MI. 49277
The 11th Annual Freedom Festival & Steam Engine Show will be held September 18th through the 20th. 10138 Tompkins Rd. Tompkins Township, Rives Junction, 49277 half a mile North off of M-50, Between Jackson and Eaton Rapids.

The Kick- off will be a Friday night Sept. 18th street dance at the Town Hall, 9999 Tompkins Rd. at 7pm , with music by Karen Kidder-Barrett and the band “Alibi“. Bring your lawn chairs and your dancing shoes.

Saturday, Sept. 19th, 9am to 5pm. At 9:30am there will be a flag raising ceremony to officially open the Festival. Attractions will include; Flea Market, Antique Steam Engines, Gas hit & Miss Engines, Saw Mill, Shingle Mill, Tractor Pulls, Kid’s Tractor Pulls, Military and Indian Camps and a Car Show(Sat. only)from 10am to 2pm. Stop and take a tour of our 1800”s Frontier Log Cabin, Museum tours & a 1900’s Schoolhouse. Also don’t forget to check out our Silent Auction and Bake Sale. At dusk is a Sparks Show and so much more to see and do throughout the 2 day event.

Sunday, Sept. 20th. 9am to 3pm. There will be an outdoor Church Service at 9:30 am. Military & Indian camps. Flea Market, The Society will offer logo t-shirts, history and cook books. Silent auction till 12:00pm(noon) Bake sale, Plus lots of “Live” Musical entertainment throughout the weekend.

FREE Admission & Parking… Donations are appreciated, NO pets, or alcohol allowed on property. Not responsible for accidents.
For further information contact
President, Pat Tuttle

Pat Tuttle 517-569-3263 or or email at

Michigan Bluesfest (formerly Old Town Bluesfest)

Streets of Old Town, Lansing
2 day free music festival featuring national, regional, and local acts.

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Big Mitten Fair & Festival

Michigan International Speedway
Midway & attractions, live concerts and more.

For complete list of events, ticket pricing and more information go to:

Livingston Centre Historical Village Fall Festival

Fowlerville Fairgrounds, 8800 W. Grand River, Fowlerville
Various events including punkin' chunkin', arts and crafts shows, kids crafts and games, live entertainment, food, largest pumpkin contest. and much much more. Free parking. entrance $5 adults, $1 for ages 4-12.

For more information, call Margorie at 517-223-3831, Melissa at 517-552-8053 or David at 517-304-0638.

Heritage Day Festival

Downtown Grass Lake
Various events throughout the day

For more information, call 847-532-5840