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Derrienne R
20165 Charleston St
(The Backstreets (rezoned into the Nolan Neighborhood))
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the project

We are excited to announce the 2nd annual U-Pick Pumpkin Patch Party! Last year 200 Detroiters enjoyed our festivities and we can't wait to continue the family-friendly fun! 


As Native Detroiters we travel great lengths to attend festivals and events. I have fond memories of family trips to different events in the suburbs. I also have memories of busing or simply missing out on those annual events because they were inaccessible when our car broke down. Asibara Forest has planned a harvest festival like no other to be hosted on the East Side of Detroit. The festival will take place October 26th and here’s what we have planned…

  • WE ARE GROWING PUMPKINS ON THE FARM. The community will be able to learn about the process of growing pumpkins from seed to harvest and PICK THEIR OWN PUMPKINS
  • PUMPKIN DECORATING & GAMES Like pumpkin ring, toss and pumpkin bowling
  • It’s not a Harvest Festival without HOT CIDER & DOUGHNUTS 
  • We will have a BOUNCE HOUSE And other games/activities for children of all ages
  • and more!

We don't have to leave the D to enjoy a family friendly festivals! Come as you are or come costumed to enjoy a day of harvest fun with us.

the steps

It takes 90-150 days to grow pumpkins so we are planning and planting now! Once we receive our donor funds from Ioby we will be able to:

  • Finalize booking our inflatable entertainment, face painting and harvest fest experiences
  • Continue maintaining our pumpkins (and saving them from local deer, rabbits and ground hogs)
  • Purchase event essentials for public safety and enjoyment 

why we're doing it

Cider Mill experiences are lifelong memories that all children and their families deserve, and we are bringing those memory budling moments straight to our community. 

Detroit Residents deserve better. We shouldn't have to travel out of our city to enjoy a day of family fun. We are investing love, time and energy to our community, empowering our neighbors and creating a thriving, vibrant community. With the Detroit hustle that only a Native Detroiter can bring we have curated a day of good vibes and family-friendly fun. 


Compost - $500

Pumpkin Seeds - $150

Volunteer T-Shirts - $250

Flyers - $150

Cider & Doughnuts - $750

Inflatables - $1500

Train - $1250

Horses - $600

Face Painter - $250

Petting Zoo - $500

Food Truck - 1500

Decorations - $1,000

DJ - $750

Table, Chairs, Tent $850




ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee N/A $0.00
ioby Donation Processing Fee 4% $204.08
TOTAL TO RAISE $10,204.08
Donation processing fees apply to donations only. 100% of match funding goes to projects. Please note, fees are estimated here and final numbers may change based on the final amount raised and amount of match funding applied to this campaign.


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