Fall Festival in the Woods celebrates Autumn with activities and festivities

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Fall Festival in the Woods celebrates Autumn with activities and festivities for all ages

16th Annual Fall Festival in the WoodsCelebrates the Season with Hay Rides, Pumpkin Carving, Cider & Donuts and More Outdoor Fun

Media contact: Brian Marzolf, City of Auburn Hills; 248.370.9353; bmarzolf@auburnhills.org

Auburn Hills, MI—September 20, 2013— Celebrate the changing season with an autumn festival fit for the whole family. Come for live folk music, food and much more at The 16th Annual Fall Festival in the Woods on Saturday October 12, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the E. Dale Fisk Hawk Woods Nature Center in Auburn Hills. The premier sponsor of the event is Genisys Credit Union.

According to Auburn Hills Recreation Director Brian Marzolf, the Fall Festival in the Woodsis all about enjoying what our 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, vibrant colors and harvest flavors at our Fall Festival. Last year, more than 500 people came to 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, theFestivalwill feature rock-climbing, hay rides, a petting farm, live music by Michigan’s own Blue Water Ramblers, and free cider and donuts. Guests can visit the newly renovated campground and enter a FREE raffle to win an overnight stay in one of the brand 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.  Click HERE for a schedule of events.

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 www.auburnhills.org, under Departments/Parks & Recreation/“Parks and Facilities.”