Fall into Fun in Holland, Michigan

FALL COLOR TOURS
Mt. Pisgah Dune Climb
Experience the fall colors as you climb MOUNT PISGAH, a towering dune east of Holland State Park, which is accessible via a boardwalk and stair system. With its apex 157 feet above Lake Michigan, the boardwalk culminates with scenic views of Lake Macatawa, Lake Michigan and Big Red Lighthouse, surrounded by a heavily wooded area in vibrant hues of orange, red and yellow. 


Fall Color Driving Routes
 Should you prefer to view the fall colors from the comfort of your car, there are a variety of routes within the Holland area to enjoy the scenery. 
Full maps of the driving routes can be found HERE


Fall Fest
8th Street, Downtown Holland
Friday, Oct. 12th  
3 PM-7 PM
Saturday, Oct. 13th 
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Eight of the nation’s best professional pumpkin carvers will kick off this year’s Fall Fest by carving jack-o-lanterns along 8th Street, in Downtown Holland.  After the sun sets, the jack-o-lanterns will be glowing for all to enjoy! We promise you won’t see jack-o-lanterns like this on your neighbor’s doorstep on Halloween night! 
FALL FEST continues on Saturday, October 13th, from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM, at the Holland Farmers Market. 


Handcrafted Passport

Get a real taste of the local hops, grapes, and spirits scene by experiencing our very own Handcrafted Beverage Passport! Visit any of the participating breweries, wineries, or distilleries and enjoy the beverage that they are known for, hear the individual establishment’s story, and learn about their handcrafted product. The passport provides a space on each page to jot down tasting notes leaving a handy reference for visitors and locals alike! 

When you take the Passport to a participating establishment, it will be stamped with each artisan’s specially designed stamp; those collecting all of the stamps can return their Passport to the Visitors Bureau for verification where they will receive a custom-stamped “Handcrafted in Holland” bar blade, compliments of the Holland Area Visitors Bureau.

Click here for details and to see a list of participants.


HALLOWEEN FUN
Trick-Or-Treat
Saturday, Oct 27th from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
8th Street, Downtown Holland

Come to Downtown Holland and spend the morning trick-or-treating with your children at participating stores!
Enjoy seeing the community in costumes for this family-friendly event!


Monsters at the Museum
Saturday, Oct. 27th from 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Holland Museum, 31 W 10th St

Enjoy Halloween fun at the Holland Museum, with trick-or-treating in the exhibits, flashlight tours of the Dutch Galleries, fun games, and spooky crafts.  Don’t forget to bring along a flashlight and camera! This event is open to all ages, but not recommended for children 8 years old and under. 


Halloween at VanRaalte Farm
Friday, Oct 26th 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM VanRaalte Farm Park, 1076 E 16th St

Hike through the wooded trails at VanRaalte Farm, where you will discover wild creatures, fun activities and treats along the way.  At the end of your hike, enjoy cider and a cookie by the campfire! 


Halloween Haunts
Oct. 19, 20 & 26 @ 6:00 PM
Cappon House Museum, 228 W 9th St, Holland, MI 49423

Discover the magic of Victorian Halloween traditions and superstitions at the Cappon House Museum. Tour the dimly lit rooms of this historic home to learn how Halloween was celebrated 100 years ago. Partake in spooky parlor games and broom races, listen to classic ghost stories, have your fortune told, and carve a mini pumpkin to take home. This is a family-friendly event great for kids ages 5-12. Costumes are encouraged!

The Farmers Market

Be sure to stop by the Holland Farmers Market on Wednesday's and Saturday's from 8:00am to 2:00pm.  With over 75 local farmers and vendors, there are plenty of options to shop for your favorite local produce and goodies.  Enjoy food trucks and live music while you browse an array of baked goods, beverages, cheese, condiments, dry goods, eggs, fruit, grains, herbs, meat, mushrooms, ready to eat meals, snacks, plants and flowers, and vegetables.


Currently In Season
  • Cantaloupe
    September thru September
  • Broccoli
    September thru October
  • Carrots
    September thru October
  • Greens
    September thru October
  • Leeks
    September thru November
  • Parsnips
    September thru December
  • Radishes
    September thru December
  • Rutabagas
    September thru December
  • Turnips
    September thru November
  • Pumpkins
    September thru Octobe

Visit www.facebook.com/hollandfarmersmarket/ 


GameDay At Loungers

Saturdays and Sundays during Football Season
 12:00 noon - close
 

Enjoy watching NFL games at Loungers in CityFlatsHotel.  Sit back and relax while watching the game at the Loungers Big Screen Theatre with all your friends while enjoying a special "Tailgate Tussle Menu" to munch on!  
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Easy Apple Crumble Pie

Ingredients:
~ Crust 

1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon shortening
2 to 3 tablespoons cold water 

~ Filling

8 cups sliced cored peeled apples 
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon lemon juice
 

~ Topping

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup all-purpose flour
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • In medium bowl, mix 1 cup flour and the salt. Cut in shortening, using pastry blender (or pulling 2 table knives through ingredients in opposite directions), until particles are size of small peas. Sprinkle with cold water, 1 tablespoon at a time, tossing with fork until all flour is moistened and pastry almost leaves side of bowl (1 to 2 teaspoons more water can be added if necessary). Gather pastry into a ball. Shape into flattened round on lightly floured surface. Wrap flattened round of pastry in plastic wrap, and refrigerate about 45 minutes or until dough is firm and cold, yet pliable. This allows the shortening to become slightly firm, which helps make the baked pastry more flaky. If refrigerated longer, let pastry soften slightly before rolling.
     
  • Heat oven to 400°F. On surface sprinkled with flour, using floured rolling pin, roll pastry dough into circle. Fold pastry into fourths; place in pie plate. Unfold and ease into plate, pressing firmly against bottom and side and being careful not to stretch pastry, which will cause it to shrink when baked. Trim overhanging edge of pastry 1 inch from rim of pie plate. Fold and roll pastry under, even with plate; flute as desired.
     
  • In large bowl, toss filling ingredients. Pour into pie plate, mounding apples toward center.
     
  • In medium bowl, use pastry blender or fingers to mix butter, 1 cup flour and the brown sugar until a crumb forms. Sprinkle evenly over top of pie. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon granulated sugar on top.
     
  • Bake 45 to 55 minutes or until pie crust and crumb topping are deep golden brown and filling begins to bubble. Transfer to cooling rack to cool.

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  • Howler Ad- On
Our Howler (half growler) add-on is the perfect way to add a little extra fun while you’re with us, and continue that fun from home. Including a Howler, two CitySēn Pint glasses, a voucher to sample from our continually changing selection of Michigan craft beer on tap, and one fill for just $20. To add the Howler onto your room call the front desk directly at 616.796.2100
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Fairfield Inn

  • Beer Package
Book your room and receive a brewery package from a local favorite, New Holland Brewing Company! Package includes your nights stay and a New Holland Brewing Company goodie bag!
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