St. Joseph Fall Fest

Everyone’s favorite fall activitiesare coming together during Love Local Weekend, September 17-19. Throughout Michigan’sGreat Southwest, businesses will host extended shopping hours, freegift wrapping, new products, specials and a wide variety of area events!
Downtown St. Joseph will host Fall Fest from 10:00a-3:00pin Lake Bluff Park on Saturday, September 18, sponsored by RE/MAX by theLake. Fall Fest activities in Lake Bluff Park include: St. Joe Farmers Market | 9:00a-2:00p Market-goers will enjoy fresh finds at the weeklySt. Joe Farmers Market. Vendors will offer a variety of products includingbaked goods, locally grown produce, perennials and cut flowers, meats and cheeses,coffee and more! This event is held Saturdays in the scenic Lake BluffPark, overlooking Lake Michigan. RE/MAX by the Lake Big Balloon Walk Through | 9:00a-11:00a Join the RE/MAX by the Lake team for a “walk through”of the partially inflated balloon! This activity will be located in the lotat the corner of Lake Blvd. and Pleasant St.
Benton Harbor Sunrise Rotary Pumpkin Raffle  | 9:00a-2:00p Presented by the Benton Harbor Sunrise Rotary Clubfrom 9a to 1:45p, this fun-filled event culminates with the Great PumpkinRaffle drawing at 2p. The first five tickets pulled win $500, $400, $300, $100and $50. A $10 raffle ticket benefits the  Benton Harbor Rotary community youthprojects, including the construction and distribution of over 400 studentdesks to promote home learning and an outdoor STEM learning platform atthe Boys & Girls Club. All tickets will be sold by 1:45p and entrants do notneed to be present to win.
Critter Barn | 11:00a-3:00p Enjoy their FARM ON THE GO! and meet the animals ofCritter Barn.
Storytime with Poppy | 11:30a & 12:30p Join Forever Books for Storytime with Poppy & Diana!
Interactive Fun in Lake Bluff Park | 11:00a-3:00p
Attendees will enjoy interactive games, crafts and/orphoto opportunities with our Fall Fest vendors: RE/MAX by the Lake, BalloonTwisters, YMCA of Greater Michiana, Interact Club and Fusion Center for Dance.
Business offerings during the September Love LocalWeekend include, but are not limited to: Forever Clean Soap Works hosts “On thePorch'' which features a variety of area vendors on Friday and Saturday; Olive Cart offers25% off all spice packets while supplies last; State Street Stuff offers 25% off selectpantry items; Wanderlust Outfitters hosts “Kuhl PANTcakes Event” on September18 from 10:00a-1:00p. Visit more information.
The fun continues as we head further into the falland winter season. “We have a full roster of events scheduled for the last quarter ofthe year,” said Amy Zapal, executive director of St. Joseph Today. “Everything from theSt. Joe Farmers Market and Pumpkins on Parade to Luminary, Small Business Saturday,Window Wonderland, Reindog Holiday Parade and more!”
Catch these additional upcoming St. Joe Today falland winter events:
St. Joe Farmers Market: Saturdays through October9 (9:00a-2:00p) Extended hours from 9:00a-5:00p on September 25
Lake Bluff Artisan Fair: September 25 (10:00a-5:00p)
Antiques on the Bluff: October 3 (10:00a-5:00p)
Halloween Trick-or-Treat: October 29 (4:30p-6p)
Luminary: November 19 (5:00p-8:00p)
Small Business Saturday: November 27 (all day)
Window Wonderland: December 3 (7:00p-8:30p)
Reindog Holiday Parade: December 4 (3:00p)
St. Joe Today is a 501(c)(3) membership-based organization dedicated to developing and promoting events and businesses in St. Joseph, Mich. and its surrounding communities. For more information aboutupcoming events and details call St. Joe Today at (269) 985 1111 or

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