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5 Things To Know About Today's Pumpkin Festival

At the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm, 1,000 pumpkins are ready to be carved.

It's time to get in the spirit of the Halloween season.

Today is the at the We've , but here are some last-minute tips.

  • You don't have to rush. The daytime festivities start at 10 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. That leaves a lot of time to select the perfect pumpkin, carve the right design and then partake in all of the entertainment that's lined up.
  • Leave your bracelets and fancy sleeves at home. Don't forget: one key purpose of today's festival is to get your pumpkin carved, so you are bound to get a little messy.
  • Leave yourself plenty of time for the nighttime return. Traffic is known to back up along Tienken Road around 7 p.m., at the start of the festival's nighttime pumpkin-viewing.
  • Don't forget your food pantry donations. For the nighttime part of the festival, from 7-9 p.m., visitors are asked to bring items to help support the food pantry.
  • It's not exactly supposed to be pumpkin weather. A high of near 81 is expected. We can't help but wonder ... is it warm enough to wade in the nearby creek?

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Laura Cassar October 08, 2011 at 11:31 AM
I'm betting the creek is FULL of kids, including my own!!! It's going to be a great day!
RH Mom October 08, 2011 at 11:33 AM
Looking forward to the festival! I like the creek idea, it will be an easy way to clean off. Don't forget your fishing or butterfly nets.

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