By Gary Manier – Collegiate Staff
Now that ArtPrize is over, feel free to enjoy these fall activities.
Robinette’s Apple Haus and Gift Barn, located at 3142 4 mile Rd. has a cider mill, bakery, winery and collectibles shop. Robinettes has been around since 1911. Other activities offered include a corn maze, hayrides and a large jumping pillow. Services and pricing can be found on their website.
October is the month for scares, if that’s what you’re into. Spend this weekend with the witches and ghouls at The New Salem Corn Maze, located only a few miles away in Dorr. New Salem offers two trails through the haunted woods, a corn maze full of corn stalkers and a zombie attack. The festivities start after dark and the last tickets are sold at 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, from Sept. 25-Oct. 31. There are also daytime events for the younger crowds. For prices and and information visit their website.
Blandford Nature Center is hosting the Harvest Festival from 12-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct 17. Harvest Festival is a celebration of Autumn and includes classic festive activities such as candle making, wagon rides, scarecrows and crafts. Admission is $8 for non-members and $5 if you’re a member of the nature center. Blandford Nature Center is located at 1715 Hillburn Ave, in Grand Rapids . For more information visit the website.
The Grand Rapids Griffins’ opening day is at 7 p.m. this Friday, Oct 16. Huntington Bank is giving away free calendar magnets to the first 2,500 spectators. Fans over 21 years old can enjoy $2 hot dogs and domestic drafts from 6-8 p.m, while supplies last. There will be a post-game jersey auction and open skate, presented by Arby’s, so remember to bring your ice skates if you want to take part in that. Friday is also College Night. Bring your I.D. and get your upper level ticket for $14. Showing your ticket stub for the game will get you a free bus ride on the Rapid to and from Friday games. For more information and tickets visit the Griffins website.