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Fall Festival

Come enjoy fall at the Bowers School Farm!

Our 2017 Fall Festival is currently being planned for Saturday, Oct 14th and Sunday, Oct 15th from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. We'll be sure to have our good 'ol standby activities such as wagon rides, pumpkin picking and animal visits, but for 2017 we will have some new and exciting activities. Be sure to check back near the fall of 2017 for more information. Thanks!

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

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2017 Dates and Times

Saturday, Oct 14th and Sunday, Oct 15th

11:00 am to 5:00 pm each day!


  • TBD
Parking: free, on site

Bowers School Farm

1219 E. Square Lake Rd
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

• Conveniently located off I-75, exit #74 and Adams Rd.
• On Square Lake Rd., between Adams and Squirrel – you'll see plenty of signs!

Questions? Please contact the farm office at (248) 341-6475

will be updated for 2017 soon

What payment options do I have?

We accept cash, check or credit card (Visa, MasterCard and Discover).

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 free with your corn maze ticket. $1 for wagon ride ($5 max for a family) without the purchase of a maze ticket.

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. The maze is lots of fun, no matter what the weather holds. You may want to wear boots or old shoes if it has rained recently as the grounds may be a little wet.

Can I host a private party one of the weekend days prior to your opening time?

Yes, if you'd like a private party before we open, there is a minimum requirement of 250 paying people.

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 $65/two hours. The whole tent holds approx 100 people and costs $130/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!

Can I purchase tickets in advance?

Yes, feel free to stop in the farm office to purchase advanced tickets. This is encouraged for large parties to avoid having to spend too much time at the ticket booth. The best hours to buy your advanced tickets are Mon – Fri between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm: however, please call first at 248.341.6475 and make an appointment to pick up your tickets (fall is a busy time and we tend to be in and out of the office getting ready for the fall event).

Are tickets good for any evening?

Yes, if you purchase advanced tickets for a particular evening and something comes up and you're unable to attend, please feel free to attend another evening during the 2016 event!

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, sheep and our resident donkey grazing in the pasture. Feel free to pet the animals and ask the staff lots of questions about the animals! We just ask that you do not feed the animals anything. They're on a strict farm diet :)

Can we bring "adult beverages”?

Is it prohibited to bring/use alcohol or to smoke at anytime on school farm property.

Should we bring a flashlight?

Yes, it's encouraged! Even though there is some light from nearby streets, buildings, etc., it can get fairly dark in the maze, but then again, that's half the fun. A flashlight will come in handy while reading the educational fun facts!

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.
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