The Friday 5 — Oct. 4-6

Your guide to this weekend's events

C&G Newspapers | Published October 2, 2019

1. Harvest Day at the Ford House
Sunday, Oct. 6 • Edsel and Eleanor Ford House, Grosse Pointe Shores

Families are invited to Harvest Day from noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House, 1100 Lake Shore Road in Grosse Pointe Shores.

The event will include a petting zoo, horse and pony rides, a giant leaf pile, lawn games, face painting and more. Blake’s Cider Mill & Orchard will be selling seasonal treats, and Seeburger’s Cheeseburgers will be selling hot dogs, burgers, fries and brats.

Admission to the event will cost $15 per vehicle and include a chance to stroll the grounds or the Ford House for free. 

For reservations or more information, visit www.fordhouse.org or call (313) 884-4222.

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2. Come Feast with Fido
Sunday, Oct. 6 • Budd Park, Clinton Township

Animal lovers can help support the nonprofit Humane Society of Macomb, based in Shelby Township, during Come Feast with Fido from 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, at Budd Park, 19000 Clinton River Road in Clinton Township. 

The free community event will feature several food trucks, pet-friendly vendors and local musician Justin Alexander playing some tunes. While attendees won’t be able to adopt dogs on-site, they can become familiar with them and follow up with the Humane Society of Macomb employees at their Shelby Township location, which runs 100% on donations of both money and supplies.

For more information, contact Joe Aragona at (586) 484-1909 or email sterlingjoe87@gmail.com.

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3. Clawson Fall Festival
Sunday, Oct. 6 • Clawson City Park, Clawson

The city of Clawson will hold its annual Fall Festival from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, at Clawson City Park, 935 N. Custer Ave. 

Attractions include free hayrides, a bounce house, a climbing wall, a Fabulous Fifties musical show, a Taste of the Town event and a variety of children's activities, along with a bonfire put on by the Clawson Fire Department. 

For more information, call Kathy Leenhouts at (248) 589-0334.


4. Kinderfest
Sunday, Oct. 6 • St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Eastpointe

Kinderfest — a longtime community tradition, now in its 126th year — returns to Eastpointe from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 23000 Gratiot Ave.

The celebration will include a giant inflatable slide, a rock wall, an obstacle course, a bounce house, pony rides, a petting zoo, games for all ages, live entertainment and more. Food and drinks will also be available. 

Although organized by a Lutheran church, the event is designed to be nondenominational and open to the entire community. There is no admission cost, but most individual attractions will require tickets, which can be purchased in advance at the church’s Early Childhood Center office or on the day of the event. Visitors can also purchase $15 bracelets for unlimited access to the inflatables. 

For more information, visit the Kinderfest event page on Facebook

Related story: Kinderfest celebration to return for 126th year


5. Camper and RV Show
Oct. 2-6 • Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi

The 30th annual Fall Detroit Camper and RV Show will take place Oct. 2-6 at the Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Ave. in Novi. 

Nearly 400 RVs of all types and price points —  from folding campers and motorhomes to travel trailers and truck campers — will be on display, while exhibitors will be selling parts and accessories, and will be providing information on campgrounds and RV financing. The show will also include educational seminars open to attendees.

Tickets cost $10 for general admission and $9 for seniors. Children 12 and younger get in for free. Parking fees are not included in the admission price.

For more information, visit www.marvac.org.