Northville Community Foundation hosted its annual Great Pumpkin Festival on Oct. 12 and 13 at Maybury Farm. The Northville Community Foundation offers education, scholarships and events to enhance the community.
Maybury Farm is located in Northville, Michigan. The farm has many events throughout the year including farm festival in the spring, weekly story time for children, a corn maze and several volunteer opportunities.
The Great Pumpkin Festival featured family fun including games, food, stories and live music over the weekend.
“We’re really excited here at the farm because we spent a lot of money putting in all new fences so when our guests come out here they can learn,” executive director of the Northville Community Foundation Diana Wallace said. “It’s about agriculture, it’s about animals, it’s about seeing 80 acres of green grass and enjoying every minute of it.”
Kids were able to participate in activities including smore making, candle making, milking the cow games, face painting and a sing-a-long.
Blake Vertrees brought her family out and said her daughter enjoyed getting her face painted like a Frozen themed princess.
“I think we picked a perfect time to come,” Vertrees said.
Volunteers helped all weekend around the farm, selling tickets and food, singing and reading books, helping with games and making sure everyone was having a great time.
Connie Groth experienced her first event as an employee at Maybury Farm.
“I’m so enjoying being able to talk to the kids and talk about the animals and the bees and the apples and corn,” Groth said. “I’m learning things that I never knew before I think this is a wonderful experience.”
The money raised at the Great Pumpkin Festival does not go toward the Northville Community Foundation.
“The money that we take in today is money we need in order to feed our animals through the winter,” Wallace said.
Over 4,000 people came out to the farm to enjoy the Great Pumpkin Festival.