Take on New Adventures This Fall in Bay City

Fall is one of the most enjoyable seasons in Michigan thanks to the beautiful weather, changing leaves, and all the fun activities that you can do. Apple picking, pumpkin carving, football tailgates, and taking drives to see the autumn colors are just some of the Mitten's most beloved fall traditions. At Graff Chevrolet, we're excited to help you make the most of your time before winter arrives with our Fall Seasonal Guide. Below you’ll find recommendations on local cider mills and apple orchards, the best Chevy vehicles to drive this fall, pumpkin décor ideas, delicious fall recipes worth trying, and fall car care tips that'll help you take on new adventures this autumn season!

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Best Cider Mills and Orchards in the Bay City Area & Mid-Michigan

Michigan offers some of the best apples in the country at orchards and cider mills around the state. To us, fall isn't complete without a warm cup of cider and a doughnut to go along! Check out some of our top favorite places to visit within driving distance of Bay City that you and your family can enjoy this season.

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Bayne's Apple Valley Farm

5395 Midland Rd, Freeland, MI 48623

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Apple Blossom Orchard

2581 Wilder Rd, Midland, MI

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Leaman's Green Applebarn

7475 N. River Rd, Freeland MI, 48623

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Montrose Orchards

12473 Seymour Rd, Montrose, MI 48457

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Uncle John's Cider Mill

4648 Otto Road, Charlotte, MI 48813

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Our Favorite Chevrolet Vehicles to Drive This Fall

Fall is the perfect time to get into a new Chevy! Made in Detroit, these tough, dependable, and efficient vehicles are built to withstand all types of weather Michiganders face on the road throughout fall and winter. While there's a new Chevrolet designed for all types of drivers, there are a few we think are perfect for this fall! The 2018 Traverse, 2017 Silverado 1500, and 2017 Malibu have the capability and features necessary to enjoy fall to the fullest in the Bay City area. View our inventory by clicking the buttons below to learn more about what each vehicle offers.

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Get Creative Decorating Your Pumpkins This Year!

Decorating with pumpkins is the perfect way to get in the fall spirit. If you don't want your carved pumpkins to rot before Halloween arrives or if you just want to try something different, check out the ideas below! We've compiled a few fun and creative ways to decorate your pumpkins.

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Ice Cream Cone Pumpkin

No matter your favorite flavor, this fun twist on pumpkin decor is a creative way to show off your artistic ability this year! To create this dessert themed pumpkin decoration, you’ll need 1-2 small pumpkins, construction paper, craft paint, cardboard, and a black permanent marker.

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Galaxy Jack-O-Lantern

This is a difficult one to pull off, but if you have the dedication, the finished product is out of this world! This galaxy-patterned Jack-O-Lantern is sure to impress your friends, family, and trick-or-treaters this October with its stellar design!

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Mummy Pumpkin

You can mummify your pumpkin! With just a few crafting supplies, you'll have a spooky new addition to your Halloween decorations that the kids can help create. You could even make him Frankenstein and Werewolf pumpkin friends to make a monster trio!

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Chevron Pumpkin

For a more chick look this Halloween, try painting your pumpkins with a chevron pattern in the color of your choice! This decoration will test your taping skills, but the chic outcome will look good on your porch or in your home throughout the harvest season and long after Halloween is over.

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Chalk Paint Pumpkin

Not everything has to be painted the old-fashioned way! This cool and creative pumpkin design is brought to life with a modern chalk paint look to create an eye-catching look on your front porch. Or, you can simply get inspiration from this pumpkin and use a stencil of your own liking for a kid-friendly craft this Halloween!

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Candy Corn Pumpkins

If you're a fan of candy corn, you'll definitely want to make these cute and fun pumpkins! They’re quick and easy to make, while perfectly complimenting the rest of your Halloween decorations!

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Glow in the Dark Pumpkins

Making glow in the dark pumpkins is simple, easy, and can add a fun twist to your average jack-o-lantern making process. Start by either printing off a sheet with a face on it and putting it to the pumpkin or use tape to create your own face before you spray it with glow in the dark paint. Once the paint dries, peel off the face design and put your new glow in the dark jack-o-lantern out on your porch!

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Ombre Spiderweb Pumpkins

Another design that will have your neighbors impressed with your crafting skills and stylish Halloween decorations. These spiderweb pumpkins are creative, fun, and only take a few minutes to craft. All you’ll need is the white paint, painter’s tape, and orange spray paint to create these spooky pumpkins.

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Day of the Dead Pumpkins

12473 Seymour Rd, Montrose, MI 48457

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Fall Vehicle Maintenance Tips

The last thing you want this fall is to be having car trouble when you and the family are out enjoying seasonal activities. In Michigan, we all know that the weather can be unpredictable. But did you know that the dropping temperatures can have a negative effect on your vehicle's tires, battery, belts & hoses, etc.? At Graff Bay City, our experienced team of service technicians can make sure your car, crossover, SUV, or pickup is in good condition and able to handle the changing weather. Here are a few vehicle maintenance services we think should be completed this fall:

  • Have your heating system inspected
  • Get your belts and hoses inspected
  • Have your battery professionally tested
  • Have your brakes inspected
  • Repair any windshield damages
  • Inspect your weather stripping
  • Have your oil changed
  • Get your tires rotated
  • Have snow tires installed when it's time
  • Put together an emergency kit to keep in your car

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Have the Most Fun Possible This Fall with Help from Graff Bay City

Getting your vehicle in top working condition this fall will ensure not only that it will be able to handle to the colder weather and not break down, but that you’ll get to enjoy everything the season has to offer with your family, worry free. Our ASE Certified Chevrolet technicians can provide any routine or seasonal maintenance services as well as detailed inspections to keep you aware of your vehicles needs. Schedule an appointment online or by giving us a call at (989) 684-4411 to save time at the dealership.

There’s so much to do this autumn around the Bay City area and throughout mid-Michigan, so make the most of it with our Fall Seasonal Guide. If you’re in the market for a new vehicle, consider the 2018 Traverse, the 2017 Silverado 1500, or the 2017 Malibu. Check out our wide selection of new Chevrolet vehicles online or in person at our dealership at 3636 Wilder Road in Bay City.

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