Enrique Allor, 7, of Warren, swings his pumpkin down the Huron Park sledding hill as part of the 2014 Eastpointe-Roseville Rumblin’ Tumblin’ Pumpkin Rolldown.

Enrique Allor, 7, of Warren, swings his pumpkin down the Huron Park sledding hill as part of the 2014 Eastpointe-Roseville Rumblin’ Tumblin’ Pumpkin Rolldown.

Photo by Sean Work


RARE to host 15th annual Rumblin’ Tumblin’ Pumpkin Rolldown

By: Bria Brown | Roseville - Eastpointe Eastsider | Published October 18, 2017

 Eric Frazier, of Roseville, heaves a pumpkin as his family watches during the 2014 Pumpkin Rolldown at Huron Park. This year’s event will be at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 1.

Eric Frazier, of Roseville, heaves a pumpkin as his family watches during the 2014 Pumpkin Rolldown at Huron Park. This year’s event will be at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 1.

Photo by Sean Work

ROSEVILLE/EASTPOINTE — The Recreation Authority of Roseville and Eastpointe will host its 15th annual Rumblin’ Tumblin’ Pumpkin Rolldown at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 1 to have some after-Halloween fun rolling, smashing and disposing of pumpkins at Huron Park, 18605 Frazho Road. 

The event is scheduled to occur rain or shine. 

The first 50 children to arrive to the event will receive a special gift. Refreshments will be available. 

“We do the event at 6:30 at night under the ball field lights; it makes it kind of neat,” said RARE Assistant Director Bobbie Wilson. “You bring your own carved pumpkin off your front porch. That’s why we do it the day after Halloween. They throw it, smash it, roll it — whatever they want to do — down the hill,” she added. 

Michelle Kauffold, past president and charter member of the Roseville Optimist Club said the club sponsors the event and enjoys doing it. 

“The Optimist Club is helping with doughnuts, cider, hot chocolate, and the authority will be giving out certificates this year for it being our 15th annual event,” she said.

Kauffold added that the event is “for everyone.” 

“It’s a harmless thing to do. After the event, we bring out the (Department of Public Works) to clean up the mess. Instead of people having them out and someone may smash the pumpkin in the street — that makes the neighborhoods look bad — this is a fun event for everyone,” said Kauffold. 

According to Kauffold, the Optimist Club pays for the refreshments and serves them to attendees. 

“A lot of our members come out. Some help organize sending kids and families up the hill, and some are pouring the cider and hot chocolate and separating the different types of doughnuts,” said Kauffold. 

For more information on the Rumblin’ Tumblin’ Pumpkin Rolldown, contact the authority at (586) 445-5480.