The Tecumseh Autumn Turn at Appleumpkin Festival

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Trains return to Tecumseh in 2019.

This is the Tecumseh Autumn Turn train ride, except Tecumseh's Appleumpkin Festival is all around you! Your launch point is the Tecumseh Appleumpkin Festival chock full of crafts, carnival rides, music, food carts, and lots of outdoor vendors.

Now for 2019, we expect to be reinventing the Appleumpkin trains again, based on the lessons we've learned. This year, we are thinking a lot about how those trips will be designed. We want the best balance between workability for our volunteer crews, offering enough tickets, and providing a decent train ride. This for sure, though: we expect Appleumpkin trains to run from Tecumseh!

DATES are October 12 and 13, 2019.


TRAIN FARES: $14.65 Adult, $10.45 Child, $13.60 Senior booking online. Phone at 734-396-0416 slightly higher, walk-up prices slightly lower.

DEPARTS from DOWNTOWN TECUMSEH at location very close to downtown, at most 2 short city blocks away, along the tracks. Start at the Quilt Patch and follow signs.

PARKING during the festival is throughout the downtown areas, so please add extra time to find parking and arrive at the corner 15 minutes before train departure.

RESERVATIONS: Reserve here, watch your dates! See the main Fall Color Tours page for important notes. Tickets will appear on your credit card statement as Ticketbiscuit or Whistletix.

MOBILITY CHALLENGED persons should plan carefully before booking Appleumpkin. We'd love to have you, but it is in the middle of a street festival. Parking may be far away even with a placard. Please see our Accessibility page for more info.

TOURS AND GROUP DISCOUNTS are welcome for other Fall dates, but not Appleumpkin specifically because of the madhouse logistics. Please see our Tour Groups web page for other events all season.

Bored with Tecumseh? Hardly imaginable at Appleumpkin! But here are some Plan B's.

  • Cabela's in nearby Dundee - the biggest outdoors store in the state. There's other shopping and dining in the area. Take M-50 east to US-23. It's only about 10 minutes out of your way if you're returning to metro Detroit or north.
  • Kapnick's Orchards - a feast of fruits, candies and donuts. Take M-50 a mile east of Tecumseh and turn south on Rogers Highway. Go south 3 miles, it's on the left before Sutton Road.


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