First Things

Something Autumnal

Portage hosts Fall Festival
Portage's Fall Festival

Horse-drawn carriage rides, fresh produce, cooking classes and historical demonstrations are all part of a day full of activities in Portage celebrating the arrival of autumn.

The city's Fall Festival will be held from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Oct. 3 at Celery Flats Historical Area, 7335 Garden Lane. Participants can take a horse-drawn carriage from Celery Flats to the Portage Farmers Market at City Hall to get fresh produce and return to the Celery Flats Pavilion for a cooking class. The historical buildings at Celery Flats will also be open and offer demonstrations on rope making, glass blowing and blacksmithing.

The event is free (except for purchases made at the Farmers Market). For more information, visit