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. 14, 2017, at the Rochester Hills Museum.

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. 14, 2017, at Rochester Hills Museum.

The beginning of the festival begins with fun family activities including the Pioneer Playground, a fire truck display, a drum line and more.

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.

There will also be food, music and an outdoor exhibition of scarecrows created by local organizations and businesses.

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.

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

Admission is $8 including a pumpkin (children under 2 are free). The event runs 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, at Rochester Hills Museum.

For more details on the 2017 Stonewall Pumpkin Festival in Rochester Hills, visit the Metro Parent calendar.

This post was originally published in 2015 and is updated regularly.