October is anything but sleepy in Traverse City! Colorful and spirited is more like it. With 140 events on the calendar until the end of the month, there's no shortage of things to do. Look below for highlights. 

Seasonal Happenings 

Pumpkin Fest - October 8th
Fall fun for the family on the Old Mission Peninsula at Jolly Pumpkin Restaurant. Live music, sack races and a harvest buffet round out the event. 

TC Cider Week - Cider and Sausage Salon - October 15th
You've heard about the wine and the beer...but did you know that Traverse City has cider, too? Check out this week devoted to the area's craft cider. 

Zombie Run - October 28th 
A Traverse City Halloween tradition, this 5k fun run is a blast! Meet at Right Brain Brewery and run a course through town. Stick around after the race for the medal ceremony and best costume prizes. 

Get Outside! 

The Out'n' Back - October 15th
Go big at this mountain biking event lead by local riders. Rides begin at Timber Ridge, expect three solid hours of trail time. 

8th Annual Tuff Enuff Golf Tournament - October 15th 
Play Michigan's toughest golf course, The Bear, in a two-person best ball event. $60 entry fee includes golf and prizes. 

Wine, Beer & Foodie Events

The Hunt for the Reds of October - Recurring every week day until Oct. 31
Discover the red wines on the Leelanau Peninsula Wine trail at this annual event taking place Monday-Friday. A $10 ticket gets you a special wine glass and a sample at all 23 participating wineries. 

7 - Course Wine Education Dinners - Recurring weekly on Wednesday - Friday 
Enjoy a beautiful and elegant multi-course meal, each course perfectly paired with a Chateau Chantal wine and prepared in-house. The evening kicks off with a wine tour at 6 pm with dinner at seating to follow at 6:30 pm. 

Coming Up in November! 

Traverse City Beer Week - November 10-17th 
Test your beverage IQ -- and your palate -- at the TC Ale Trail IPA Challenge, run a beer and beerd-themed 5k (with samples at each mile) or get out your best lumberjack flannel and be ready for the Flapjack and Flannel Festival. These quirky events and others are all part of the seven days of craft beer during Traverse City Beer Week.