Fall Fun…. food, gobblins and cocktails for a cause.

Lisa’s Fun 5

It’s prime time for fall fun and this weekend, there are so many ways to enjoy being up north. There is a virtual happy hour for a great cause, family fun at the Old Town Playhouse and in East Jordan, Apple Fest with family and adult fun… and a farm day for foodies that sounds simply delicious. Grab your jacket and get out and enjoy the weekend!


Virtual Happy Hour for Breast Cancer Awareness featuring Michelle Chenard, 4pm on Saturday, Oct 24 on the Lite 96.3 Facebook page.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and you can help women who are going though treatment right now with a donation to the Kathleen Jontz Fund at McLaren Northern Michigan. Michelle Chenard will be doing a happy hour live from Mammoth Distilling in Bay Harbor. The seats are sold out but you can still be there on Facebook. There will be a virtual tip jar so you can donate. Grab a cocktail at home and join us for this important event!


It’s Apple Fest Time at Royal Farms.  It’s a great way to enjoy our favorite fall crop.

Take the family for Apple & grape picking, a scavenger hunt corn maze, farm hayrides, fresh pressed apple cider – hot and cold, donuts galore, Honeycrisp apple pies, Honeycrisp caramel apples, hard cider and wine tasting, pumpkins and gourds, fall squash, and mums.

They  have taken extra measures to provide you with the safest fall fun for the whole family, including:

  • Heaters on our tasting room patio and tent
  • Extra restrooms
  • An apple tent for more space and convenient purchases

Fall hours through October 31st are:

Sundays – Thursdays: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Fridays and Saturdays: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Fall tasting room hours are:

Sundays – Thursdays: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Fridays and Saturdays: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM


Scooby Doo-Wop, a Live Drive In Mystery Adventure, October 24 and 25, 11am, 1pm and 3pm show at the Old Town Playhouse

The Scooby Doo-Wop Gang have come to Northern Michigan to investigate a mysterious ghost spooking Old Town. They need your help to solve the clues and find out just who is behind this haunting, all from the comfort of your own Mystery Machine. With wacky physical comedy, parodies of beloved doo-wop tunes, and fun clues to solve, it’s an adventure for all ages!

For this unique, in-person theatre experience, you and your carload will be contacted by the gang via your smart phone, receiving written clues and audio recordings as you travel to three different locations in Traverse City.

Scooby Doo-Wop is designed to be a completely safe experience during this pandemic. Vehicles can have as many passengers as legally allowed, but we ask that you keep it to your pod of people. The audience should stay in their cars for the whole experience, but please have masks on hand in case you need to speak to one of our crew. Make reservations at OldTownPlayhouse.com.


Farming, Food and Fine Wine Curation Tour. Saturdays thru October 31, noon-5pm, BOS Farmhouse in Williamsburg

It’s the ultimate Farming, Food & Fine Wine curation tour. The owners of BOS Farmhouse, Trattoria Stella, and Left Foot Charley invite you to join them for the ultimate curation tour of Farming, Food & Fine Wine.

You will begin the tour at BOS Farmhouse, located at 7352 Angell Rd, Williamsburg, MI 49690. You will learn about biodynamic farming as you tour the garden, see the plans for the farm winery and enjoy Light Of Day biodynamic teas in the future barn tasting room by BOS wine owners, Dave & Jackie Bos.

Then, you will head to Trattoria Stella, where you will enjoy a spectacular three-course meal artfully paired with the BOS Wine portfolio by Trattoria Stella owner, Amanda Danielson, and Special Operations Chef, Elise Curtis-Dull.

This one-of-a-kind experience will conclude at The Barrel Room at Left Foot Charley, right around the corner from Trattoria Stella, where you will enjoy the ambiance of an old stone barrel room while sipping on a specially designed wine tasting that highlights varietals and their local vineyards by Left Foot Charley Owner & Wine Sherpa, Bryan Ulbrich.   Tickets are $90 and available here.


Pumpkin Walk-Fright Night, October 23 and 24th starting at 7pm         

A Pumpkin Walk is a Jack-O-Lantern lit walk through the 1/3 mile trail behind the Community Park in East Jordan that normally is a disk golf course. The trail will only be lit on Friday with around 300 pumpkins allowing the attendees to enjoy the creative styles of the volunteers who carved pumpkins for the event. On Saturday Night, an element of surprise and terror has been incorporated to appeal to those looking for the Halloween thrill.

Both nights will have a designated area in which a family picture can be taken. Friday nights area will consist of a background of fall related items such as mums, pumpkins, cornstalks, and hay bales. Saturday night will have a background of ghouls and witches and a little more themed look. Both nights will offer cider and donuts as a refreshment.  Donations go to The Depot Jordan Valley Teen Center