October 2019 3×3 – It’s Fall in West Michigan


Just in time for fall, we made our way out to Versluis Orchards on Lake Michigan Dr to check out the fresh produce available at the farm stand! Versluis Orchards is a 5-generation family farm established in 1903 and if you’ve never stopped by the farm stand, we definitely encourage it!


While we were there, we took a stroll back into the orchard to talk about some of the fun, festive, fall events coming up in October. Check out all of the event details below and remember, if you need any real estate needs, we would be happy to help. 



Zoo Goes Boo

Dates: 10/18, 10/19, 10/20, 10/25, 10/26, 10/27

Location: John Ball Zoo

Time: 10am-4pm


Join us for six days of trick-or-treating, costumes, entertainment, cool decorations and games & fun! (oh, and did we mention the animals getting treats too?)

Tickets are purchased at the gate! Wear your costume – we provide the treats!

Zoo Goes Boo is a children's event.



Harvest Festival

Dates: October 12, 2019

Location: Blandford Nature Center

Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Price: $5/members, $8/non-members (ages 2 & under are free)

Join us for our annual celebration of Autumn with classic, festive fun! Activities include scarecrow making, candle dipping, horse-drawn wagon rides, face painting, games/crafts, and more. Enjoy fresh donuts, cider, & other concessions as well as Vander Mill hard cider and local craft beer for the adults. Bring the whole family out to enjoy a nice, Fall day in nature!



Fork Fest

Dates: October 25, 2019

Location: Brewery Vivant

Time: 6-9pm

Price: $0-60

A celebration of the Grand Rapids local food economy.

Eating local is one of the best ways to shift your dollars to local businesses. We are all a part of the local food system and Fork Fest highlights the connection between those who grow, make, and serve our food. Attendees can stroll from booth to booth and try samples from dozens of West Michigan's finest restaurants, farms, grocers, bakeries, and more. All samples and one drink ticket are included in the price of admission. A cash bar will be available.