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Saugatuck, Michigan

Steal Away With The Apple of Your Eye For A Lost Weekend

"When we dream alone, it's just a dream, but when we dream together, it's the beginning of a new reality." --- Brazilian Proverb

Step Back In Time

It's Indian Summer in Saugatuck. Time to ... pick apples, stroll the galleries, get lost in a corn maze, hike our fresh water dunes, lose yourself in a book, search for beach glass, pick out a pumpkin, watch two Halloween parades, linger in front of the fireplace, brew your own beer, shop for the Holidays in unique shops, savor local wines and ciders, listen to jazz, or just fall in love again. Join us.

"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, first you must create the universe."
                                                                                                     ---- Dr. Carl Sagan

Apple Crisp

Apple Tart

Click HERE for recipes

Saugatuck Events

l Saugatuck named Forbes "best autumn drive".
l Travel & Leisure selects "Saugatuck's rare fresh water dunes".
Saugatuck named "Cool Small Town".

"At Wickwood life revolves around food and wine.
It's the best place to stay in Saugatuck"
                                            --- The New York Times

Wickwood's Apple Season Specials

Mid-Week Rates begin at $225

Weekend Rates begin at $285

With our Complimentary Evening Wine & Hors d'ouevres Buffet, Champagne Brunch and Afternoon and Late Night Sweets

Reservations 800.385.1174


Chihuly: New Eden
 Meijer Gardens
Through October 31

Not to be missed, this Dale Chihuly exhibit will feature the chandeliers, glass towers up to 30 feet high, floating spheres, reeds rising from the earth, the sun, the moon and a rowboat full of glass installed outdoors at 15 Meijer Gardens sites. These sculptures have thrilled audiences around the world and now are here!

October 1 Hawks & Owls, sing old timers, Salt of the Earth
October 2 Octoberfest, Douglas
October 2 & 3 Herb Festival, Meijer Gardens
October 2 & 3 Annual Blue Coast Artist Fall Tour
October 3 Anne Hills
, folk singer at Salt of the Earth
October 7 Gaslight, Saugatuck/
Douglas Library
October 8 Great Performance, Hot 8 Brass Band
October 8 Red Tail Ring
sing folk at Salt of the Earth

Meijer Gardens

• Thru Oct 31 Chihuly: A New Eden
• Oct 16-17 Prodigious Pumpkins
• Oct 16-17 Fall Bonsai Show

October 8-10 Goose Festival, Fennville
October 9 Wailin Jennys sing at the SCA
October 9 & 10 James Brandess Gallery Stroll Reception October 9 Michael Holmes croons at The Red Barn Theater
October 9-31 Intuitions at The Water Street Gallery
October 9 & 10 Ninth Annual Road Rally, Allegan Countryside
October 9 & 10 33rd Annual Gallery Stroll Weekend, Saugatuck/Douglas
October 10 Annual Chili Cook-off, Saugatuck
October 12 Grammy Award Winning, Joan Baez sings at the SCA
October 12 West Michigan Drum Circle, Felt Mansion
October 14 Visiting Writers Series, Cristina Garcia
October 15 Wilkinson & Brown
sing country/folk at Salt of the Earth
October 16 & 17 Prodigious Pumpkins
at Meijer Gardens
October 16 Fall Funfest Day, Saugatuck
October 16 & 17 Fall Bonsai Show, Meijer Gardens
October 16 & 17 Flora & Fauna, Khnemu Studio
October 17 Nelson, Rose sings at Salt of the Earth
October 21 Spellbound, Saugatuck/Douglas Library
October 26 Star of Saugatuck’s last cruise of the season
October 29 Molinari & Bittinger
sing folk at Salt of the Earth
October 30-31 HALLOWEEN WEEKEND Parades at 4pm Saugatuck/ Adult Parade, 10pm Douglas


A celebration of the black dirt produce and fruit belts best with our local farmers thru October 8..



Great Food & Music

The food at Salt is terrific, masterminded by Chef Mathew Pietsch. It is all locally sourced and creatively executed. Mostly it’s delicious. It’s topped off with the best local, regional and national music every Friday and Sunday. The range covers folk, blues, country, bluegrass, fusion, and often features songwriters singing their own songs. Salt is a very special experience. saltoftheearthfennville.com

Saugatuck Center for the Arts

Oct 9 - The Wailin Jennys

Oct 12 - An Evening with Joan Baez

Oct 22-24 - Revival at Possum Kingdom Community Church


Holiday Time
in Saugatuck
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Winter Weekend Cooking Classes


The Red Barn

October 8 & 9 Michael Holmes croons



thru October 10

The World’s largest art prize with over 1700 artists competing for $500,000 in awards in venues all over Grand Rapids is not to be missed! It is a wonder! Yet, to truly enjoy this 2nd annual event, it’s best to enjoy it in small doses. We invite you to stay in Saugatuck and view it over three or four days during our Indian Summer. A feast for the eyes as well as the soul and a memory forever.


Halloween Weekend
October 30-31

October 30
Halloween Arts & Crafts Festival
4pm Saugatuck Halloween Parade
10pm Douglas Late Evening Halloween Parade and Party, Post party at The Dunes

Crane's Cider Mill
Apple Picking at Cranes

Time to visit Crane Orchards to “pick your own” apples! Then go to their Pie Pantry for terrific soups, homemade pies, cider and cider doughnuts. In the orchard are, Ginger Gold, Honey Crisp, Gala, Mutsu, Fuji, Ida Red, Empire Golden, and Cortlands. They are great for apple pies, applesauce, cobblers, crisps, strudels, and cider. It’s a fine time of year and we live smack in the center of Michigan’s Fruit Belt with orchards all around us.


The Arts at

Oct 8 New Orleans' Own Hot 8 Brass Band, Dimnent Chapel

Vibrant engaging, "the New Yorker" describes this ensemble as "defiant swing."

Oct 14 Cristina Garcia, Knickerbocker Theatre

The author of five novels including Dreaming in Cuban, which was nominated for the National Book Award.

Nov 19 Carlos Pérez, Classical Guitarist, Knickerbocker Theatre



Holidays 2010 at
Wickwood Inn
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November 12
Festival of Trees Begins

A tree graces every room and surprises are around every corner. Mulled Wine, Christmas Cookies, special Holiday Brunch and Hor’s d’ouevre surprises
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November 24-28
Thanksgiving Weekend

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November 26
Sparkle 2008
Village Lighting Ceremony
Santa Arrives
Carolers & Refreshments
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December 4
Christmas Parade
Horse Drawn Carriage Rides
Dickens Christmas Carol
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December 26
to January 2

Christmas Week
Unwind, walk our trails, enjoy the fires ---

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December 31st

New Year's Eve
Champagne and Spectacular Candlelight Evening Hors d’ouevres *Fireworks at Midnight*
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January 1, 2010
Happy New Years!!


"Come pause in our wonderful village soon, the weather is very very fine."
--- Julee and Bill


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Julee and Bill

The Wickwood Inn
510 Butler Street, PO Box 1019 • Saugatuck, Michigan 49453-1019
Telephone: (269) 857-1465 or 1-800 385-1174 • Fax: (269) 857-1552

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