21st Annual Fall Festival in the Woods Salutes the Season with Hay Rides, Pumpkin Carving, Cider & Donuts and More Outdoor Fun

Media contacts: Stephanie Carroll, City of Auburn Hills; 248.364.6802; And Brian Marzolf, City of Auburn Hills; 248.370.9353;

Auburn Hills, MI—October 10, 2018— Celebrate the changing season on October 13 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, with an autumn festival fit for the whole family. Join us at E. Dale Fisk Hawk Woods Nature Center in Auburn Hills for horse-drawn hayrides, live folk music, food and much more. The Premier Sponsor for the event is Genisys Credit Union.

According to Auburn Hills Recreation Director Brian Marzolf, the Fall Festival in the Woodsis all about enjoying what the beautiful fall season in Michigan has to offer.  “This is such a great time of year for people to get out and enjoy the crisp weather and the vibrant colors at our Fall Festival.  At recent festivals, more than 1,000 people attended the celebration and discovered the Hawk Woods Nature Center’s unique facilities and endless opportunities for outdoor recreation,” Marzolf says.

In addition to five different hands-on nature and educational activity stations, the Festival will feature hayrides, live folk music by Michigan’s own Blue Water Ramblers, environmental information and displays, and free refreshments including grilled hot dogs, cider and donuts. Guests can visit and tour the renovated campground and enter a raffle to win an overnight stay in one of the new sleeping cabins. 

Pumpkin carving and painting will also be available. Pumpkins may be purchased for $4 -$12 each on a first-come first-served basis.  Event entry fee is $2 per person when you arrive, and free for kids 2 and under.

The E. Dale Fisk Hawk Woods Nature Center is located at 3799 Bald Mountain Road and offers year-round opportunities for outdoor recreational activities. Hiking on the trails, camping and educational classes await fall outdoor enthusiasts.

To rent the Lodge, cabins, or learn more about Hawk Woods classes, contact Auburn Hills Parks and Recreation at 248-370-9353 or visit

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