The free* family-oriented Haven Hill Festival will be held at Highland State Recreation Area on Saturday, August 24, from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. An exhibition 1860's style vintage base ball game between the Barn Stormers and the Gate House Gang will begin at 1:00 pm. Kids can swing a bat and run the bases with the old time base ball players at a break between innings. The live all brass horns Novi Brass band will accompany the base ball game and ice cream, hot dogs, and other summer foods will be sold all day.
Come out with your family and learn of the history of the Haven Hill Estate and see the wonderful Highland State Recreation Area this Saturday. In addition to running the bases at the game , children's crafts and activities will be available under a shaded kids canopy. The Livingston A's Model A Ford driving club will be on hand all day for you to enjoy their lively restored automobiles and an early model restored Air Stream trailer will be on display as well. A free shuttle van will transport visitors up Haven Hill Road to a stop at a Haven Hill National Natural Landmark area wildlife and scenic photography exhibit by amateur photographer Jay Fitzgerald, and then on up to the top of Haven Hill to see the Carriage House and the remains of Edsel and Eleanor Ford's once grand Haven Hill Lodge. A self-paced footprint tour with historical markers will be on display all day.
Lots of fun and interesting things to do at the Haven Hill Festival for no ticket charge. *Entrance of an entire vehicle of family members to all of Michigan's State Parks is via a pre-paid Recreation Passport. Passports are available at the gate all day for a nominal if you do not already have one. Any Passport purchased Saturday remains good until the next registration of your license plates.
Haven Hill Festival by the Friends of Highland Recreation Area Saturday, August 24, 2013 10:00 am until 3:00 pm Highland State Recreation Area 5200 Highland Road (M-59) White Lake, MI 48383