Autumn is here and about to show it’s colors so its time to take the short drive down to Lenawee County where every year the City of Tecumseh gathers for a communal celebration of the fall with the annual Appleumpkin Festival. There will be midway rides, carnival games, plenty of local food vendors, beer tent and make your own scarecrow at the Make-It-Take-It Scarecrow Tent. Also, browse the Antique Street Fair, Flea Market and the Arts and Crafts Show featuring regional artists, and all the wonderful local businesses and shops downtown Tecumseh has to offer. This year the west end of Tecumseh expands the festivities to include a bike show, antique tractor show and chili cook off, with a convenient shuttle to take visitors back and forth from downtown. For a full schedule of events go online. Sat., 9am-6pm;Sun., 10am-5pm. Downtown Tecumseh & the West End. 517-424-6003. www.downtowntecumseh.com
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