MSU Tollgate Farm Pumpkinfest in Novi

Live animals, music, historical demos and harvest fun is in store for local families at the annual MSU Tollgate Farm Pumpkinfest in Novi, Oct. 6-7, 2018.

msu tollgate farm pumpkinfest

Are you ready to have some fall fun with your tyke? Get in on some, Oct. 6-7, 2018, at the annual MSU Farm Pumpkinfest in Novi.

This annual October festival features fall traditions like pumpkin picking, straw mazes and farm animals along with concerts, historical demonstrations, educational exhibits and kids activities all to support the educational programming that happens at the farm.

Kick off your day with a wagon ride to the pumpkin patch. There, you will find gourds of all shapes and sizes. Take your time and pick out the perfect one to go home with you and your family.

After, take a stroll around the booths that are set up. There’s booths that feature a straw maze and pumpkin bowling; plus ones from local libraries and museums that’ll offer stories and hands-on activities. And be sure to take a peek at some of this historical reenactments to learn how Michiganders of the past cooked their food and the other educational exhibits, too.

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You’ll also get to hang out with some live farm animals and enjoy live musical performances throughout the fest, too.

Pumpkinfest happens at MSU Tollgate Farm in Novi from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6-7, 2018. The fest is free, but parking is $5 and some activities happening within the fest do have extra fees.

Seem like the right fit to kick off your fall festivities? Get more information on the 2018 MSU Tollgate Farm Pumpkinfest – and tons of other family fun things to do this weekend – in the Metro Parent calendar.

This post was originally published in 2017 and is updated regularly.

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