(Chamber of Commerce Press Release)
It’s time for hayrides, apple cider and lots and lots of fun for the whole family! The Hilton Fall Festival Committee, which is comprised of the Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce and Ferndale Recreation Department, is hard at work preparing for the event of the season which will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Hilton Fall Festival will be kicked off by The Angel Kisses 5K race ( www.angelkisses.org) which runs on Hilton Road and will be closed down at 6 a.m. on Saturday. Several different activities will be held throughout the day including carnival games, inflatables, trick-or-treating, costume contests, pony and hay rides, pumpkin painting and a whole lot more!
Tickets for the activities will range from $1 to $2 each. However, all-inclusive wristbands can be purchased for just $5 which is great for parents who can have their kids participate in all activities for just five bucks! The Festival organizers are able to offer this all-inclusive price structure because of the generosity of its local businesses. Major sponsors include: Garden Fresh Gourmet, ParkIt, Search Optics, Oakland County Parks, Grand Central Self Storage, EPIC MD, DTE Energy, and Credit Union ONE. In addition, a team of Hilton Road business owners and Chamber members have volunteered their time to help plan the event.
8:00- 10:00 am – Angel Kisses 5K race runs on Hilton Road
10:00 am- 5:00 pm – Hayrides, food sales, arts & crafts fair, entertainment & more
11:30 am- 3:30 pm – Pony rides
11:00 am- 4:00pm – Rock climbing wall
1:00- 2:00 pm – Pet costume contest
2:00- 3:00 pm – Costume contest
5:00 pm – Clean up begins
8:00 pm – Hilton Road reopens
Sponsorships and art vendors are still needed. Sponsorships help fund the carnival games and prizes. Spaces for art vendors are only $50 (tent not included). In addition, volunteers are needed to work two to four hours shifts assisting with set-up, wristband sales, running carnival games, helping at art stations and clean-up.
Tickets and wristbands can be purchased at the event at designated stations.
More information about the event or on becoming a sponsor, vendor or volunteer can be found at www.hiltonfallfest.com.