jprichva> I miss Ann Arbor Octobers.
Yup, you just missed another one.
Come up for a visit next fall.
There's the farmer's market/Kerrytown, Zingermans, the Heidelberg for an Oktoberfest beer in a boot mug or a drink at Dominick's, catch the marching band practicing at Elbel field (if not at halftime during the game), take a walk in the Arb or if not too cold go canoeing down the Huron river or grab a paddle boat at Gallup Park. You can get appropriate gear at the Bivouac and then walk through the Arcade.... In the evening, catch a movie at the Michigan Theatre.
Just don't go looking for the Pretzel Bell, the Bagel Factory, Miller's Ice Cream, the original Pinball Pete's (just burned down last weekend; the Brown Jug survives), Bimbos, or Montgomery Ward's at Arborland, Sears or Goodyear's Dept. Store on Main St or even Jacobson's (it's now Borders #1; what would then be Borders #0 was until recently a T-shirt shop). No buying books at the U Cellar (you won't recognize the basement of the Union), but Ulrich's is still there. The Rubiyat and Flame are also history.
Oh, and if you want to read a Daily, it won't be the (now defunct) Ann Arbor News... but I'm thinking you'd opt for the Michigan Daily, anyhow.
Of course, if you can't wait 11 months, there's always Art Fair in July, spring in April (if we're lucky) and traying in the Arb in January....