Fall Fest is back for 2023 and it’s bigger and better than ever before! We’ve got two days packed full of fall-themed activities for the entire family planned on Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7! Mark your calendars and check out the complete schedule of events to plan your trip to the 2023 Fall Fest!

Downtown Holland’s Fall Fest is the only fall festival in Michigan where you’ll find the nation’s best professional pumpkin carvers (including Food Network alumni) carving the biggest pumpkins you’ve seen! Watch them in action and check out the finished pieces on display all weekend long!

The annual Fall Fest Artisan Market at Windmill Island Gardens will be held Friday, October 6 from 12pm – 5pm and Saturday, October 7 from 10am – 5pm. Hosted by Tulip Time, the Artisan Market is a juried show featuring over 85 talented local vendors selling their arts and crafts! ($5.00 entry fee for the Island.)

Be part of Holland’s most treasured traditions and try your hand at planting our famous tulips during Fall Fest. Follow the link to sign up for a volunteer slot with Tulip Time to help plant tulip bulbs on either Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7. Then plan a visit in May to see them in bloom!

From pumpkin painting (for just $1.00) and fun games at the Holland Farmers Market to free street performers in Downtown Holland (including face painters, balloon twisters, live music, and more) there’s so much fun planned for the entire family during Fall Fest! You can’t beat affordable fall fun!

Fall is a beautiful time to visit Windmill Island Gardens! Home to the famous DeZwaan Windmill, Windmill Island is the perfect place to learn about Holland’s Dutch history. And on Saturday, October 7 from 11am – 4pm, you can enjoy a hayride around the Island for just $1.00! ($5.00 entry fee for Island.)

Located just minutes from the lake, Downtown Holland is a shopping, dining, and year-round special events destination like none other! Downtown Holland is home to hundreds of locally owned boutiques, galleries, gift shops, breweries, cafes, restaurants, and more! We can’t wait to welcome you!

Enjoy the bounty of the autumn harvest during Fall Fest at the Holland Farmers Market on Saturday, October 7 from 8am – 2pm! Shop from over 50 local farmers and vendors selling fresh produce, plants and flowers, fall decor, honey, jam, meat, gourmet specialty foods and so more! The Market is a can’t miss!

As part of Downtown Holland’s popular social district, patrons ages 21+ can purchase an alcoholic beverage from one of sixteen participating establishment to enjoy outdoors! During Fall Fest, grab a drink to sip while strolling the decorated sidewalk and checking out the pumpkin carvings!

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About Us

The 2023 Fall Fest is organized by Downtown Holland and the Holland Farmers Market, along with our partner organizations, Tulip Time and Windmill Island Gardens. We can’t wait to see you there!

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  • downtown@cityofholland.com
  • 616.394.0000
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