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Festivals, Fairs, Shows, & Sales

There's plenty of art and art fairs in Ann Arbor those other 361 days a year. A busy museum and gallery circuit provides many openings and shows to choose from. Each month you'll find antique shows, charity sales, and community festivals.





 
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Monday


October 2013
 7 p.m. 

Maggie Jackson Fashion Show: Ann Arbor Fiberarts Guild.

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Acclaimed Irish knitwear designer Jackson shows her designs in a runway-style fashion show. Preceded at 6:30 p.m. by socializing.
7 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 1501 W. Liberty. $10 (members, free). mtmm@umich.edu. [map]
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Thursday


October 2013
 Noon  Free! 

17th Annual Edgefest Parade (Kerrytown Concert House).

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Includes Edgefest artists. All invited to bring any sort of instrument and tag along.
Noon, KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 769-2999. [map]
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 1 p.m. 

"The Pageant Show": Ms. Senior Michigan/Saline Area Senior Center.

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Mock pageant teaser to introduce the Ms. Senior Michigan Pageant that happens each July. Contestants from previous pageants compete in 4 categories: interview, talent, philosophy of life, and poise. Also, entertainment by local seniors. Refreshments.
1 p.m., SASC, 7190 N. Maple, Saline. $3 in advance by Oct. 10. 429-9274. [map]
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Friday


October 2013
 6-10 p.m. 

Corn Maze: Talladay Farms.

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Every Fri.-Sun., Sept. 20-Nov. 3. Possibly Washtenaw County's most baffling corn maze, this vegetable labyrinth features over 8 miles of paths that form 2 intricate designs precision-cut with Farm Works software and a GPS unit. This year's "farmyard" theme features a maze shaped like a tractor and one shaped like a barn. New this year, a "Kidz CORNer," with barrel train rides, straw mounds, pumpkin bowling, and more. Also, beginning Oct. 4, an all-ages haunted corn maze every Fri. & Sat. (dark-10 p.m.). Take a flashlight if coming after dark. Adjacent to Wasem's Orchards.
6-10 p.m. (Fri.), 1-10 p.m. (Sat.), & 1-6 p.m. (Sun.), 6270 Judd Rd. (left off McCrone/Stoney Creek east off the US-23 Willis Rd. exit). $7 (kids ages 5-11, $6) per maze; $12 (kids, $10) for both. talladayfarms.com 645-1791. [map]
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 7:15-11:30 p.m. 

"Night Terrors": Wiard's Orchards.

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Every Fri. & Sat. Sept. 28-Oct. 26, every Sun. in Oct., and Oct. 24, 30, & 31. Six different scary attractions--including a haunted hayride, alien clowns, the Asylum, and more--bristling with over 115 costumed monsters. Refreshments available.
7:15-11:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 7:15-10:30 p.m. (Sun. & Oct. 30 & 31), 5565 Merritt Rd., Ypsilanti. $18 (except Sun. & Oct. 24, 30, & 31, $17) for access to one area; $36 (except Sun. & Oct. 24, 30, & 31, $40) for all areas. 390-9208. [map]
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 8 p.m. 

GFest: U-M GMen.

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Annual variety show with performances by this all-male student a cappella ensemble and other U-M groups TBA.
8 p.m., Power Center. Tickets $10. gmen@umich.edu, thegmen.org.
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Saturday


October 2013
 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Antiques Market.

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Oct. 19 & 20. Large show and sale of antiques in various styles from Americana to Art Deco. Deliveries available. Concessions. No pets.
8 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.) & 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sun.), Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., Saline. $6 (children age 12 & under accompanied by an adult, free). (937) 875-0808 (before the show), 429-3145 (day of show). [map]
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 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Display & Sale: Michigan State African Violet Society.

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Show and sale of a wide variety of these popular velvety house plants. Also, experts are on hand to answer questions.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd. Free admission. LynnAllen0413@comcast.net, 647-7600. [map]
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 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 

"8th Annual Fall Fest": St. Mary Catholic Church.

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Display and sale of work by 51 area artists & craftspeople. Also, Haslett (MI) mystery writer Richard Baldwin is on hand to sign copies of Death in the Choir Loft, his new book introducing Belle Franklin, an amateur detective who is a church organist and choir director in Chelsea. Bake sale, raffle. Lunch available.
10 a.m.-3 p.m., St. Mary, 14200 E. Old US-12, Chelsea. $2 admission. 475-7561. [map]
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 11 a.m. and 1 & 3 p.m.  Free! 

Chelsea Teddy Bear Company.

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Group tours of the warehouse, with displays of both historical and CTBC bears. Also, display of antique toys in the Chelsea Toy Museum.
11 a.m. and 1 & 3 p.m., CTBC Warehouse, 400 N. Main, Chelsea. Free. 433-5499. [map]
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 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Country Fair: Wiard's Orchards.

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Every Sat. & Sun., Sept. 14-Oct. 27 and Sept. 27. A carnival atmosphere with a variety of family-oriented fall activities on this 6th-generation family farm. Hayrides, the Hippity Hop Holler, a petting farm, a Noah's Ark inflatable, the Spine Chilling MindShaft, a corn maze, a giant slide, a bungee run, and more. Pony rides, face painting, and other activities available on Sat. & Sun. for an extra charge.
11 a.m.-6 p.m., Wiard's Orchards, 5565 Merritt Rd. (east of Carpenter), Ypsilanti. $14.25 admission (babies 23 months & under, free; group rates available). 390-9211. [map]
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 1-10 p.m. 

Corn Maze: Talladay Farms.

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Every Fri.-Sun., Sept. 20-Nov. 3. Possibly Washtenaw County's most baffling corn maze, this vegetable labyrinth features over 8 miles of paths that form 2 intricate designs precision-cut with Farm Works software and a GPS unit. This year's "farmyard" theme features a maze shaped like a tractor and one shaped like a barn. New this year, a "Kidz CORNer," with barrel train rides, straw mounds, pumpkin bowling, and more. Also, beginning Oct. 4, an all-ages haunted corn maze every Fri. & Sat. (dark-10 p.m.). Take a flashlight if coming after dark. Adjacent to Wasem's Orchards.
6-10 p.m. (Fri.), 1-10 p.m. (Sat.), & 1-6 p.m. (Sun.), 6270 Judd Rd. (left off McCrone/Stoney Creek east off the US-23 Willis Rd. exit). $7 (kids ages 5-11, $6) per maze; $12 (kids, $10) for both. talladayfarms.com 645-1791. [map]
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 7:15-11:30 p.m. 

"Night Terrors": Wiard's Orchards.

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Every Fri. & Sat. Sept. 28-Oct. 26, every Sun. in Oct., and Oct. 24, 30, & 31. Six different scary attractions--including a haunted hayride, alien clowns, the Asylum, and more--bristling with over 115 costumed monsters. Refreshments available.
7:15-11:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 7:15-10:30 p.m. (Sun. & Oct. 30 & 31), 5565 Merritt Rd., Ypsilanti. $18 (except Sun. & Oct. 24, 30, & 31, $17) for access to one area; $36 (except Sun. & Oct. 24, 30, & 31, $40) for all areas. 390-9208. [map]
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Sunday


October 2013
 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Ann Arbor Antiques Market.

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Oct. 19 & 20. Large show and sale of antiques in various styles from Americana to Art Deco. Deliveries available. Concessions. No pets.
8 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.) & 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sun.), Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., Saline. $6 (children age 12 & under accompanied by an adult, free). (937) 875-0808 (before the show), 429-3145 (day of show). [map]
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 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Country Fair: Wiard's Orchards.

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Every Sat. & Sun., Sept. 14-Oct. 27 and Sept. 27. A carnival atmosphere with a variety of family-oriented fall activities on this 6th-generation family farm. Hayrides, the Hippity Hop Holler, a petting farm, a Noah's Ark inflatable, the Spine Chilling MindShaft, a corn maze, a giant slide, a bungee run, and more. Pony rides, face painting, and other activities available on Sat. & Sun. for an extra charge.
11 a.m.-6 p.m., Wiard's Orchards, 5565 Merritt Rd. (east of Carpenter), Ypsilanti. $14.25 admission (babies 23 months & under, free; group rates available). 390-9211. [map]
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 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 

The Sunday Artisan Market.

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Every Sun. Juried market that features local handmade arts and crafts, with emphasis on a particular medium or theme each week, including "Beads and Metal and Color, Oh My!" (Oct. 6), "Fiber Takes a Dozen Faces" (Oct. 13), "Photography: The Mind's Eye Made Visible" (Oct. 20), and "Halloween at the Market" (Oct. 27). The Halloween event also includes a chance to craft a Halloween grab bag (noon-2 p.m.).
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Farmers Market, Kerrytown. Free admission. 913-9622. [map]
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 Noon-5 p.m. 

"Trick or Treat down the River": Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation.

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All invited to paddle Gallup Pond to enjoy the fall colors and gather candy from costumed characters at stops along the way. Paddlers encouraged to come in costume. Kids under age 1 not allowed.
Noon-5 p.m., meet at Gallup Park canoe livery, 3000 Fuller Rd. (west side of Huron Pkwy.). $18 per boat. 794-6240. [map]
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 1-6 p.m. 

Corn Maze: Talladay Farms.

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Every Fri.-Sun., Sept. 20-Nov. 3. Possibly Washtenaw County's most baffling corn maze, this vegetable labyrinth features over 8 miles of paths that form 2 intricate designs precision-cut with Farm Works software and a GPS unit. This year's "farmyard" theme features a maze shaped like a tractor and one shaped like a barn. New this year, a "Kidz CORNer," with barrel train rides, straw mounds, pumpkin bowling, and more. Also, beginning Oct. 4, an all-ages haunted corn maze every Fri. & Sat. (dark-10 p.m.). Take a flashlight if coming after dark. Adjacent to Wasem's Orchards.
6-10 p.m. (Fri.), 1-10 p.m. (Sat.), & 1-6 p.m. (Sun.), 6270 Judd Rd. (left off McCrone/Stoney Creek east off the US-23 Willis Rd. exit). $7 (kids ages 5-11, $6) per maze; $12 (kids, $10) for both. talladayfarms.com 645-1791. [map]
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 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

"Fall Harvest Celebration": Weber-Blaess One-Room School.

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Rebecca Groeb-Driskill directs Saline Area Schools students in a reenactment of returning to school after the harvest in the 19th century. Reenactments begin at 1:30, 2:30, & 3:30 p.m. Snacks and crafts.
1-4 p.m., Weber-Blaess, 555 Woodland Dr. E., just west of Maple, Saline. Free, but donations welcome. 429-5922. [map]
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 7:15-10:30 p.m. 

"Night Terrors": Wiard's Orchards.

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Every Fri. & Sat. Sept. 28-Oct. 26, every Sun. in Oct., and Oct. 24, 30, & 31. Six different scary attractions--including a haunted hayride, alien clowns, the Asylum, and more--bristling with over 115 costumed monsters. Refreshments available.
7:15-11:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat.) & 7:15-10:30 p.m. (Sun. & Oct. 30 & 31), 5565 Merritt Rd., Ypsilanti. $18 (except Sun. & Oct. 24, 30, & 31, $17) for access to one area; $36 (except Sun. & Oct. 24, 30, & 31, $40) for all areas. 390-9208. [map]
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