GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Several events happening this fall if you're looking for something fun to do in the local community.
Courtney Sheffer, Marketing Director for West Michigan Tourist Association (WMTA), joined Fox 17 live to discuss these events:
First, Coopersville Marne Railway is opening up their Pumpkin Train that will run twice on October 17 and again on October 24. The train will include a stop at a pumpkin patch so families and friends can select and take home pumpkins. Once the train returns to the station, a set of characters will provide entertainment in the form of songs, dances, and funny stories. More information can be found at mitrain.net.
Next, the city of Holland is providing a chance to win a weekend getaway. During the 'Fall in Love' with Downtown Holland promotion, visitors can download a shopping and dining passport, which can then be stamped at over 45 participating locations. The weekend getaway for two is valued at over $1500 and you can enter for a chance to win by making at least 10 qualifying purchases at participating businesses. Then, get your passport stamped and submit it to the Downtown Holland office by November 2. More information can be found at downtownholland.com.
Finally, Kalamazoo has turned to the spooky side of life with a month-long SkeleTour. You can find 52 life-sized skeletons decorated all over the city, representing Kalamazoo businesses and organizations. The SkeleTour will also host several fall events, like the 'Skelfie Scavenger Hunt', family movie night, pumpkin carving, and more. For more details, visit downtownkalamazoo.org.