Events & Programs

Maple Tapping and Pancake Breakfast

Early March, 2016
Registration is required and will be available soon

Don’t have a woodlot and sugar shack, but love maple syrup? No worries! Join us for a fun and delicious experience: pop into the 19th century barn for a robust pancake meal and then bundle up and join our maple sugaring program. Identify and tap a maple tree, tour the working sugar shack, take a wagon ride, tackle historical tools, and of course, taste maple syrup. $15/person includes the hands-on maple sugaring with wagon ride and pancake celebration with coffee, cocoa, pancakes, real maple syrup, and other goodies! Programs run 9:00am-12:00pm and 12:00pm-3:00pm with the pancake bonanza in the barn open an hour before each program with entertainment, music, and friends!

City of Novi Eggstravaganza

Early April 2016
Registration is required and will be available soon

Join the Novi Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services and MSU Tollgate for a springtime favorite, the egg hunt. Come by and check out whether the colorful eggs are laid by the rabbit or the chicken. The cost is $8.00 per person. Visit for registration. You can also call the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department at 248-347-0400 for more information.

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MSU Tollgate Fall Fair

Third Saturday in September 2016
No registration required

The Tollgate Fall Fair is a family-oriented event held on the third Saturday of September from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  A full day of children’s crafts, activities and educational presentations are held on site.  Hay rides, self-guided garden tours, fishing and appearances by the Novi Fire and Police departments are just a few of the fun activities that are part of the fair.  Vendors and organizations are present to offer their goods and educational information to visitors.  Tollgate Garden Volunteers act as guides on site, conduct activities, offer refreshments and share information.  Over the years, the Tollgate Fall Fair has grown tremendously.  Don’t miss your chance to enjoy this truly wonderful and relaxing day.

MSU Tollgate Pumpkin Festival

Second weekend in October
No registration required

Join us for our Pumpkin Festival in partnership with the Novi Public Library. Choose from many self-guided activities such as picking a pumpkin, taking a hay ride, visiting the animals, enjoying fresh home-made donuts or just enjoying the beautiful farm grounds. There are nominal costs for pumpkin picking and food. Make this event as part of your family tradition! More details regarding dates and times will be available as we get closer to autumn.