Stone Wall Pumpkin Festival returns to the Rochester Hills Museum

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will host its annual Stone Wall Pumpkin Festival on Saturday, October 12 from 10:0 a.m. until 4 p.m.

The major sponsors for this event are Genisys Credit Union as well as Arteva Homes, Noodles, and Recycle Bank. Guests are invited to carve a pumpkin and place it on the stone walls surrounding the Museum property. After the evening lighting, guests can take their pumpkin home. The Museum is hoping to exceed our record of 1,011 pumpkins set in 2011!

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Activities during the day include the Friends of Dinosaur Hill Pioneer Homestead and Playground, music, food, Joel Tacey’s Spooktacular Comedy Show, Guy Louis Family concert, Stoney Creek High School Drum line, Paint Creek Center for the Arts make-and-take art projects, a children’s garden craft, hayrides, the Detroit Piston’s Hoops truck, Rochester Hills Fire Truck and more! In addition, an outdoor exhibit of scarecrows made by local organizations will be on display. Laura Cassar will read her children’s book, Night of 1,000 Pumpkin, based on this event. Admission to the Pumpkin Festival is $7 per person and includes a pumpkin. Kids two and under are free. The Museum will provide stencils and carving tools, however guests are encouraged to bring their own carving tools from home.

Evening lighting of the pumpkins runs from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and the requested admission is one can of food, cash donation, or gently used gloves and hats for the Rochester Neighborhood House.

The Rochester Hills Museum is located at 1005 Van Hoosen Road, off Tienken between Rochester and Dequindre Roads. Due to road construction on Tienken Road, guests can check out the Museum website for a detour map at

The Rochester Hills Museum is a 16-acre complex listed on the National Register of Historic Places. For questions call 248.656.4663.

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