Welcome to Wonder and Wander’s Guide to Fall Fun in Jackson County. We’ll be highlighting some of our favorite spots throughout October and handing out some “awards” along the way – so check back often!
Is there anything better than fall? Over here at Wonder and Wander, this is our favorite season, and it is hard to decide what we love more – the cooler temps, the beautiful leaves, or the yearly trip to pick out the perfect pumpkins. If you have been following along with our Guide to Fall Fun in Jackson County, you know that we have handed out “The Family Tradition Spot” award, and “The Fan Favorite” award. Today, it is time that we give recognition to a staple in our community.
Meckley’s Flavor Fruit Farm was originally started in 1956, and over time they have evolved to offer a little bit of, well, everything. If you are looking for a cidery, brewery, bakery, then Meckley’s is your go-to place! Are you looking for wine, good eats, or a slew of locally made items from other small businesses? They have that too!
In addition to these offerings, Meckley’s transforms into a hopping event location every weekend in October (yes, both Saturday and Sunday from 11-4), offering local food trucks, live music, farm animal viewing, u-pick pumpkins & apples, a corn maze, wagon rides, yard games, and the cutest Pumpkin Haus set-up for photos.
Did you get all of that? With their amazing offerings and longstanding history, it is easy to see why we are awarding Meckley’s with our #youautumnknow “The OG” award. Keep reading to get all of the details you need to plan your visit to this historic spot!
Location Name: Meckley’s Flavor Fruit Farm
Address: 11025 S. Jackson Road, Cement City, MI 49233
Why we love it: Did you ready everything we listed above? 🙂
Features: Cidery, Brewery, Bakery, with So. Much.More!
Elizabeth’s Suggestion: The fall festival weekends are busy, and it is not uncommon to see long lines. If your kids are not brimming with patience, you may want to visit during non-festival hours.
Toddler Approved? Little loves the donuts, but we keep him close during busy times.
Stroller friendly? Most areas are stroller friendly, but it is important to note that the upstairs portion of the building is only accessible by stairs.
Big Kid Approved? Yes
Full Sun or Shade? Mostly full sun
Restroom? Portable restrooms available
Cost? Prices vary. Visit Meckley’s social media or website for more pricing information.
Parking? Parking is available in the large grassy lot – on busy weekends this can be quite full, so you may have to walk a short distance from the far side of the parking lot to the events.
Hours: 9-6 p.m. Wednesday – Sunday (but it’s always good to check their website to confirm before visiting!)
Closing Review: If you are looking for a place that has fall fun, good eats, and yummy sweets, then Meckley’s Flavor Fruit Farm is the place to go. When we visited during a Fall Festival weekend, we loved seeing all of the varieties of pumpkins and gourds, and the Pumpkin Haus provides the perfect backdrop to capture a photo so you’ll remember your visit for years to come.