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Young State Park - Harvest Festival Weekend

Decorated pumpkins at a fall harvest festival

Young State Park - Harvest Festival Weekend

Campers only event

To make a camping reservation, visit MIDNRReservations.com or call 1-800-447-2757.

2023-09-29T19:00:00Z 2023-10-01T02:00:00Z Young State Park - Harvest Festival Weekend

We start out the weekend on Friday night with the decorating of individual sites, and picking a pumpkin for the pumpkin carving contest from our pumpkin patch (park provides the pumpkins). A kids movie will be offered at dusk that evening. This is done in the day use area (popcorn and apple cider are provided).

On Saturday, we start out the day with doughnuts, coffee/hot chocolate in the day use area, with kids games and crafts to follow. Kids costume contest will take place in the afternoon followed by trick or treating throughout the campground. We end the night with a hayride through the park to look at the decorated sites.  Site decoration and pumpkin carving judging takes place at this time as well.

Note: Pumpkin and site decoration contest are for campers only, everything else is open to the public. Campers are encouraged to bring candy to hand out to the trick or treaters.

A Recreation Passport is required for vehicle entry into Michigan state parks. To make a camping reservation, visit MIDNRReservations.com 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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2280 Boyne City Road,

Boyne City, Michigan, 49712

Event Date

Start: September 29, 2023 3:00 PM

End: September 30, 2023 10:00 PM

Contact Information
Thomas Copenhaver

Unit Supervisor

We start out the weekend on Friday night with the decorating of individual sites, and picking a pumpkin for the pumpkin carving contest from our pumpkin patch (park provides the pumpkins). A kids movie will be offered at dusk that evening. This is done in the day use area (popcorn and apple cider are provided).

On Saturday, we start out the day with doughnuts, coffee/hot chocolate in the day use area, with kids games and crafts to follow. Kids costume contest will take place in the afternoon followed by trick or treating throughout the campground. We end the night with a hayride through the park to look at the decorated sites.  Site decoration and pumpkin carving judging takes place at this time as well.

Note: Pumpkin and site decoration contest are for campers only, everything else is open to the public. Campers are encouraged to bring candy to hand out to the trick or treaters.

A Recreation Passport is required for vehicle entry into Michigan state parks. To make a camping reservation, visit MIDNRReservations.com 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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