Giant pumpkins, Lego art & cornmazes for fall family fun

Young boy enjoying picking out a pumpkin
Young boy enjoying picking out a pumpkin

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (WOOD) GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) Fall weekends are the perfect time to get the family out and about to enjoy all West Michigan has to offer. Check out Maranda’s top picks in this week’s Five Star Family Fun Update. To get a full list of events e-mailed to you each week, click here to sign up!

Fall Fest, Holland Farmers Market
Friday, October 14 – Saturday, October 15
Pumpkin carvers, fall-themed games and crafts, pumpkin painting, and farmers market.

Harry Potter in the Park Festival and Grindymelee Quidditch Tournament
Balyeat Field, Sparta
Saturday, October 15, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Wizard-style tailgate festival, exotic pets display, games, activities, crafts, costume competitions, food, and more! See website for ticket information.

Special Families Fun Fest
DeltaPlex Arena
Saturday, October 15, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
A fun-filled day for special needs kids and their families.

Fire Prevention Week Open House – Battle Creek Fire Department
Fire Station #2
145 North Washington Street
Saturday October 15, 2016
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Grilled hot dogs, chips and drinks (while supplies last) Station tours, games and raffle drawings, Grand prize drawing of a free ride on a Battle Creek fire apparatus to or from school, demonstrations:  Firefighters will be demonstrating how to put on turnout gear and Stop, Drop and Roll demonstrations,  there will be a display of fire apparatus and equipment use and fire safety discussions

Giant Pumpkins at Frederik Meijer Gardens
Saturday, October 15 & Sunday, October 16
Discover giant pumpkins on display at Michigan’s Farm Garden. Weighing in at hundreds of pounds, these pumpkins will amaze kids and adults alike. Enjoy a cooking demonstration (1:30 and 3 pm) that will highlight the versatile use of this popular fall gourd. Have fun learning interesting facts about giant pumpkins as you search the farm for answers.


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