Charles L. Bowers School Farm
1219 East Square Lake Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

For scheduling of programs, private rentals, events, and general questions please call:

(248) 341.6475 or complete this request form.
between 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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Join in on the fun! Bowers School Farm Fall Festival is Saturday & Sunday, October 3 & 4 2020, from 11 - 5 p.m. 


$10 per person; 2 and under free. 

If you’d like to pick a pumpkin from our patch, the prices range from $3 to $12.  

Food prices will be determined by individual food trucks.

Parking is free and on-site!

Make the Bowers Farm Fall Festival your family's annual event!

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Festival After Five

Festival after Five Event on October 3 from 6:30 to 11 PM


Festival After Five is new this year - what exactly is it?

October 5th 5:30 PM - 11 PM

After the Fall Festival closes for the day on October 5, join The Friends of Bowers Farm for an after-hours fundraiser featuring craft beverages from Griffin Claw Brewery and music by the Square Pegs.  This adults-only event is just $35 and includes 2 beverage tickets.

Where do I park?

You'll see all sorts of signs leading you to the free parking area. Parking is on the farm property and there will be volunteers available to assist you. Parking is free.

Where does the wagon ride take you and how long is it?

You'll see signs for the pickup area and the wagon will take you around the property to view the animals grazing in the pasture and you'll go by our Community Gardens as well. Then the wagon will bring you back to the same pick-up area. The ride takes approximately 15 minutes total. Wagon rides are included with your

entry fee.

Do you sell pumpkins?

Yes! Plan extra time and take your pick of the best pumpkins at the Bowers Farm. Pumpkins of varying sizes will be available for purchase. Only $3 - $12 depending on size.

What type of clothing should I wear?

All Michiganders know our weather is ever-changing, so please dress for the forecast. Wear comfortable, casual clothing with sturdy walking shoes or sneakers for walking on dirt trails. If the forecast calls for rain, just grab your raingear and boots and still plan on coming out. You may want to wear boots or old shoes if it has rained recently as the grounds may be a little wet.

I have a large group attending, can I rent out the tent?

Yes, you can! Please call 248.341.6475 to reserve your date and time. Half the tent holds approx. 50 people and costs $250/two hours. The whole tent holds approx 100 people and costs $500/two hours.

Are there tables and chairs in the tent?

Yes, if you need to take a break, you're more than welcome to do so in the provided tent - if it's not completely rented out at that time.

Besides the tent, are there other public areas to “hang out”?

Yes, there are plenty of picnic tables that will be around the grounds, plus benches around the bonfires where you can sit and enjoy a fall snack!

Can I reserve a table in the tent or a picnic table outside the tent?

Since this is a public event we cannot reserve tables. However, feel free to grab an open table, put a recognizable sign for your group on it, and call it your meeting spot. We just ask that upon leaving, dispose of the sign and clean up for another group to use.

Is the tent heated?

No, it's not heated but it does have sides so it tends to keep the cold and wind out quite a bit. If you'd like to stay really warm, feel free to sit by one of our large bonfires!

What kind of animals will we be able to visit?

The barns will be open for guests to walk through to visit our animals. We have goats, ponies, horses, sheep, a llama, pigs, rabbit and poultry. When you're on the wagon ride, you'll most likely see horses, goat and sheep grazing in the pasture. Feel free to pet the animals and ask the staff lots of questions! We just ask that you do not feed the animals anything. They're on a strict farm diet :)

Can we bring "adult beverages”?

It is prohibited to bring alcohol or to smoke at anytime on school farm property.

Can I bring my dog?

For the safety of our farm animals and other visitors we ask that you keep your family pet at home.