5 things to do in the Detroit metro


Fall outdoor activities are in full swing, and a Detroit greenway will host a harvest festival with added attractions like buskers and tarot card readers this weekend. There is also an antiques and collectables fair and a boathouse celebration in store.

Here is a to-do list for the weekend of September 30.

Detroit Harvest Fest and Food Truck Rally

Hosted by the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy on the Dequindre Cut Greenway, the event is expected to feature more than 50 food trucks, six music stages, and kids’ activities including free inflatables, 12 trick or treat stations, pumpkins and more Again.

For the adults, there’s Cirque De Freight Yard at the Dequindre Cut Freight Yard, with buskers, tarot card readers, cocktails and live music.

The event runs from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Dequindre Cut, from Woodbridge to Wilkins in Detroit. Admission is $5 for ages 3-64 and free for children under 3, active or retired members, and seniors.

Sip, shop and stroll in downtown Trenton

This event presented by The Vintage Market Mercantile, Truago and Roundhouse BBQ will include shopping, a beer tent, live music, food trucks, carnival food, face painting, bouncy houses, karaoke and more Again.

Tiffany Hill holds a treat known as an elephant ear as Takayla Hill, left, 8, Destinee Hill, 10, picks up pieces to eat.

Truago, a restaurant in Trenton, will host a special Lobstoberfest tent preview from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday with a buffet, full bar and live entertainment.

Lobstoberfest will take place Saturday from noon to 11 p.m. along W. Jefferson Avenue, which will be closed to vehicular traffic, in Trenton. Vendors will be open until 7 p.m., but bands, food, and the beer tent won’t close until 11 p.m.

Great Autumn Festival at Maybury Farm

This 9th annual event will include fall themed games, pumpkin decorating, beeswax candle making, face painting, farm animals, wagon rides, food trucks, a barbecue and more.

Children petting one of the farm animals at Maybury Farms.

The Bridge County Bluegrass Band will perform on Saturdays and the Keynote Sisters will perform on Sundays from noon to 3 p.m. each day.

10am-6pm Saturday and Sunday at Maybury Farm, 50165 Eight Mile in Northville. Admission is $10 per person for the festival; $16 per person will include the 10-acre corn maze with wagon ride. Children two and under are free.

58th Bloomfield Charity Antiques and Collectibles Show

More than 30 dealers will sell a variety of collectibles from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Pieces will include antique and estate jewelry, china, glassware, linens, pottery, New England and English furniture, vintage clothing, hats and handbags, ancient Japanese and Chinese art, porcelain, silver, quilts, cut glass, paintings, art glass, ceramics, crystal, brass, copper, jade statues, bronzes, figurines , books and more.

Bloomfield Charity Antiques and Collectibles Fair

Appraisals will be conducted from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. by DuMouchelles and the cost is $10 per item with a limit of three items per person. Proceeds will go to St. Paul’s Community Lutheran Church.

Homemade pies and other food will be on sale and proceeds from the Country Café and Country Store will be donated to charity.

Show times are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, 1100 Lone Pine Road in Bloomfield Hills. Admission is $12.

Boathouse Beer, Wine and Cocktail Party

Bell Isle Boathouse

This fundraiser to restore Belle Isle’s century-old Boathouse will feature over 150 beers, spirits and cocktails to enjoy, live performances by Mark Reitenga & Friends Cover Band, food trucks and more.

The festival will take place in a tent pavilion on the lawn overlooking the bandshell, the Detroit River and the Belle Isle Bridge, as the Boathouse is closed to visitors for architectural evaluation.

This event for ages 21 and up will be open from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday. VIP express entry and tasting begins at 1 p.m. Belle Isle Park, E. Picnic Way in Detroit. Buy your tickets at boathousebeerfest.

Brendel Hightower is associate editor at the Detroit Free Press. Contact her at [email protected]. To subscribe, go to freep.com/specialoffer.


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