Modified Young State Park - Harvest Festival Weekend (campers only)

Date:  October 02, 2020  -  October 04, 2020
Time: All Day Event
Location: Young State Park, 2280 Boyne City Road, Boyne City MI, 49712
Contact: Thomas Copenhaver, park supervisor 231-582-7523

Visitors enjoying a tractor pulled hay ride during Young State Park's Harvest Festival

Due to COVID-19 operational procedures and protocols designed to protect the health and safety of visitors, volunteers, and staff, the DNR has scaled back some parts of our popular harvest festivals. Here’s what you need to know:

Some of your favorite fall activities will still be part of this year's festivities. To do this safely, please maintain proper social distancing (at least 6 feet from people outside your household) and make sure everyone keeps a face covering handy for crowded outdoor settings.The activities in store this year include:

  • Site decorating contest - Go all out with your site decorations so other campers can enjoy the sights as they stroll by. Just remember we’re discouraging interactive displays that attract guests onto your campsite.
  • Pumpkin carving contest - Pumpkins will be available again, but supply is limited. Campers will need to supply their own carving utensils. As in the past, we hope you carve and display the pumpkins on your campsite for judging.
  • Scavenger hunt - Details available at the campground host site.
  • Coloring sheets - Pick up at the campground host site. Campers will need to supply their own crayons, markers or colored pencils.

Though all other activities, such as trick-or-treating, movie night, crafts, hayrides and the haunted trail, aren’t a part of this year’s festivities, we can make sure the tradition continues! We hope you’ll be a part of it, and we look forward to welcoming you for some festive, fall fun. For more information, please call the park.

P.S. The 2021 Harvest Festival dates are Oct. 8-9. We hope to see you there!

A Recreation Passport is required for vehicle entry into Michigan state parks. To make a camping reservation, visit or call 1-800-447-2757.

Please Note: Dates occasionally change and events may be canceled due to inclement weather and other reasons. Please call the park to confirm dates/times prior to your arrival.

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