Editor's note: This article was published in Grand Traverse Scene magazine's Fall 2018 issue. Pick up a free copy at area hotels, visitor's centers, chambers of commerce or at the Record-Eagle building on Front Street. Click here to read GT Scene in its entirety online.

Fall Fest

Oct. 13, 2018

ELK RAPIDS

Join musicians, vendors and others for a family-friendly festival showcasing music, beverages and fall fun. From 2-8 p.m. on Noble Street.

elkrapids.org

Dennos Museum Center Exhibitions

Oct. 21, 2018-Jan 20, 2019

TRAVERSE CITY

View three new exhibitions at the Dennos Museum Center: Visions of American Art: Paintings from the Manoogian Collection, 1850-1950; Homage: Inspired by Outstanding Canadian Women; and Pangnirtung Weavings from the Dennos Museum’s Collection.

Regular hours and admission at the museum center at Northwestern Michigan College.

dennosmuseum.org

Zombie Run

Oct. 27, 2018

TRAVERSE CITY

Get your best zombie on for the Halloween 5k run/walk and costume contest starting and ending at Right Brain Brewery. From 9 a.m.-noon. Admission is $25-$35; toddlers and babies free.

tczombierun.com

Toast the Season

Nov 3-4, Nov. 10-11, 2018

LEELANAU

Celebrate the upcoming holiday season — and get inspiration for your own celebrations — with wine and food pairings at 25 wineries along the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail. Tickets are $50 and include a commemorative wine glass and a 2019 wine country calendar, plus recipes and a $5 voucher good toward purchases.

lpwines.com

Traverse City Beer Week

Nov. 9-16, 2018

TRAVERSE CITY

Learn more about the area's craft beer scene with tastings, dinners, workshops and meet-the-brewer events at various venues all week long.

traversecity.com

Run Vasa!

Nov. 10, 2018

TRAVERSE CITY

Leave your skis behind for these foot races along the Vasa Trail, Michigan’s premier cross-country trail. The scenic 25k, 10k and 5k races start at 9 a.m. and wind through the Pere Marquette State Forest. Entry fees are $24-$40.

runvasa.com