The ingredient list to make wines at DeAngelis Cantina del Vino Winery reads something like this: Grapes. That's it. The facility's refusal to use other additives–such as sulfites, preservatives, and glitter–means its bottles are filled with only all-natural flavors. Vintners who create all-natural wines believe good wine comes simply from healthy grapes aged in a vat. DeAngelis operates under that notion, all while producing the freshest, perhaps fruitier-than-usual varietals of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, zinfandel, and more.
Talladay Farms ushers in cool air and the smell of drying leaves with harvest-season festivities near an apple orchard. Each year, staff members chart out complex mazes that illustrate an annual theme—this year, it's farms, including a barn, cow, and tractor—across roughly 7.5 miles of twisting paths carved into 26 rolling acres of golden corn. When they're not meandering through the complex mazes, guests gather around bonfires and picnic tables or head next door to Wasem Fruit Farm's apple orchards and pumpkin patch. As Halloween nears, they convert the twisting and turning paths of one maze into a haunted labyrinth, where actors leap from the rustling dead stalks of corn wearing terrifying masks or shirts with facts about how often paper cuts happen. Conscientious staffers place several checkpoints throughout each maze and hand out maps to keep guests from getting lost.
The strumming of an acoustic guitar lets you know you’ve found The Northville Winery’s outdoor patio. Live bands regularly serenade guests enjoying the patio’s view while sipping on the winery’s selection of wine and hard cider, as well as beer brought in from Michigan microbreweries. Guests can get a taste of the house’s signature vintages in preselected tastings, which bring together a flight of five wine and cider samples. The tastings can include pours from Northville's bottled vintages or the tasting room’s special menu of ciders, which only flow from the winery's taps and the cider fountain at the owner's home.
Droves of Segways meander past historic homes, factories, and miles of parks during Seg Adventures's Plymouth Area tours. On the list of sites to see is the Wilcox House, whose scandalous history is revealed during guided tours. Segway riders can free roam as well, exploring the city's attractions, markets, and public restrooms with a self-guided tour that lasts 60 minutes. Free roam sites include the Daisy Air Rifle–headquarters or the Alter Motor Car–factory.
Hosted by Paragon Entertainment, the House of Demons dance party unleashes sultry demons, vixens, and zombies on a multilevel club as Channel 955’s DJ David B and fellow DJs from iHeartRadio spin beats until 2 a.m. Along with the dance-floor sessions, sideshow-style entertainment tingles spines as dancers perform devilish routines and demons emerge from crypts to show off the Gangnam Style moves they’ve finally perfected in the afterlife.
Hosted by the Dearborn Chamber of Commerce and the East Dearborn Downtown Development Authority, the annual Taste of Dearborn East festival amalgamates local eateries to dazzle townsfolk and visitors alike with culinary concoctions and lively libations. Each purchased ticket includes a menu of participating restaurants and a wristband that allows for unlimited access to a multitude of local grub hubs located in East Downtown Dearborn along Michigan Ave and Schaefer including Warren Avenue and in the Fairlane Town Center Complex. Throughout the event, restaurants such as 360 Lounge, Milan's Pizza, and Joe's Top Dog will sling out complimentary appetizers, and select eateries will also serve drink specials for an additional cost. Although transportation will not be provided, taste testers are free to travel to each snack station by foot, car, or teleportation chamber.