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Fall Fun at Ford House
Posted: September 13, 2019


First-ever Harvest Day brings the best of fall to Ford House

Kick off autumn with Harvest Day at Ford House, an afternoon of outdoor fun, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6. Blake’s Cider Mill will set up shop, selling cider and donuts on the estate grounds. Meander a mini fall market where local farmers will offer their harvest best: pumpkins, apples, fall bouquets and more. Plus enjoy free family fun, including old-school lawn games, a petting zoo, horse and pony rides, face painting and plenty of photo opps.

For the grownups, Blake’s will bring samples of their hard cider, beer and wine, which will also be available for purchase. Sip onsite or take them home. Visit the Detroit Abloom stand for fresh cut organic flowers, and the Green Toe Gardens stand for local honey.

Guests can explore the outdoors and then – free of charge during Harvest Day – take a peek inside the historic home of Edsel and Eleanor Ford, strolling the first floor. Strolling tours are family-friendly, allowing you to uncover the story of Ford House at your own pace. Entry to the house is first-come, first-served, as space is limited.

When you need a pick-me-up, stop by the Seeburger’s Cheeseburgers tent to purchase burgers, hot dogs, fries and brats for the family. Bring a picnic blanket and kick back on the estate lawn.

For any guest who becomes a Ford House member during Harvest Day, Ford House will donate a portion of their membership fee to Forgotten Harvest.

Entry for Harvest Day is just $15 per vehicle. Purchase your spot and find more details on the event page. Outside alcohol is not permitted.

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Ford House adds a second day of Little Goblins' Night Out

This year, Ford House has expanded Little Goblins’ Night Out to offer two nights of spooky, kid-friendly fun at the historic estate, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 and Sunday, Oct. 27. Bring your little goblins in costume to walk the grounds and meet a mash-up of not-too-scary classic Halloween characters. Wee witches and wizards can also jump in the giant leaf pile, take a hay ride, and mix in a little learning with fun hands-on activities. The night is topped off with apples, cider and donuts for all. Bags are supplied to collect Halloween treats and surprises. Guests can snap a selfie with their costumed kiddos among the fall splendor of the Ford House estate.

Tickets are on sale now for Ford House members and on Sept. 16 for the general public, online only, at $12 per person, and free for children under the age of 2. Call 313-884-4222 for more information.

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