Down on the Farm is Fall Fun in Oakland Township

Cranberry Lake Farm (CLF), October 6, From 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. There will be tons of fun family activities, free and open to the public, including a hayride, pumpkin painting, and horse grooming demonstration. There will be exhibits with quilters, spinners, local beekeeping, horse Ferrier, and chickens. Local painters will be displaying their beautiful artwork, with talents of musicians to fill the historic district. David Phillips, HDC Chairman said he “always looks forward to hearing … [Read more...]

Doubleheader of Fall Fun in Oakland Township

Doubleheader of Fall Fun in Oakland Township on October 1 Down on the Farm 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Cranberry Lake Farm, 388 W. Predmore Road Open House at Fire Station #2, Oakland Township Fire Dept. at 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m., 1888 Rochester Road There will be tons of fun family activities free and open to the public, including a hayride, pumpkin painting, and horse grooming demonstration. Pumpkins painting is while they last, allow dry time and enjoy the other activities. Dinosaur … [Read more...]

Down on the Farm Writing Competition and Awards

The Oakland Township Historic District Commission and the Oakland Township Historical Society are excited to present our first ever Writing Competition. We are looking for writers in grades 7-12 to reflect on the agricultural heritage and farming history of the Greater Rochester area. What does it mean to you? Do you know of a place where the grasses grow and where the landscapes produce crops? Submit your 500-750 word essay by September 20 for your chance to win the first place prize of $100. … [Read more...]

Capture history with local photo competition

Come and celebrate our agricultural heritage with Silos in the Landscape photography competition to be show cased alongside the history of silos, their construction, purpose, and function. GUIDELINES Oakland Township Historic District Commission (HDC) invites all to enter its 2013 photo contest.  We are looking for images of Silos that are located in Oakland County, Michigan. JUDGING Images will be judged on originality, composition, technical excellence, and artistic merit.  The judges … [Read more...]