Stonewall Pumpkin Festival in Rochester Hills

Another great Michigan fall festival to get you in the seasonal spirit! Find a new love for pumpkins, Oct. 10, 2015, at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm.

There are various things to do with a pumpkin. Don’t believe it? How about carving it or bowling with one? Those pumpkin-centric activities are offered at the annual Stonewall Pumpkin Festival, Oct. 10, 2015.

The beginning of the festival begins with fun family activities including the Dinosaur Hill Pioneer Homestead and Playground, visiting the Rochester Hills fire truck, Guy Louis family concert and pumpkin bowling.

Roll your pumpkin ball down a small hill laced with hay. See if you can knock down the pins. Carve your pumpkin into many faces and shapes. The museum offers carving tools but encourages guests to bring their own.

Visit the outdoor exhibition of scarecrows created by local organizations.

In the evening (7-9 p.m.), bring back your carved masterpiece and turn it into a lantern. The jack-o’-lanterns illuminate the black night with colors of orange, red and yellow along the stone walls of the museum. Plus, donate to support the Rochester Area Neighborhood House. Don’t miss the change to listen to favorite stories read by local celebrity story readers.

In the end, you can never go wrong with a pumpkin.

Admission is $7 including a pumpkin (children under 2 are free). The event runs 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015.

For more details on the 2015 Stonewall Pumpkin Festival in Rochester Hills, visit the Metro Parent calendar.


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