Family Activity Days

Come out for specialty activity days for families and friends.


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.

Some of the activities will include:

GROW Together

The Novi Library partners with MSU Tollgate Education Center and the Friends of the Novi Library as we celebrate and grow together at a fantastic family event for the Community. Families will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities, including, hay rides throughout MSU Tollgate’s farmstead, story times led by Mother Goose, quilt making, gardening, carnival games, visiting with farm animals near the children’s garden and more. This educational and entertaining day is sure to enrich all who attend as we learn about each other, discover new resources and friends plus grow together.
During the event, stop by the information tables of the Friends of the Novi Library, MSU Tollgate Education Center and the Novi Library to learn more
about the growing collections, services and resources that they offer. Registration for a new Novi Library card will be available with proper documentation


Fall Fair

The Tollgate Fall Fair is a free admission, 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.

Although Tollgate is open to the public Monday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., the special events give visitors a unique guided look at the farm.

Pumpkin Festival