Grand Raven Victorian Book Walk with the Farmington Community Library.
Sponsored by GLP FINANCIAL GROUP
AS THE NIGHTS GROW LONGER AND THE SEASON CHILLS THE AIR, OUR FESTIVE DOWNTOWN SPIRIT TAKES FLIGHT. JOIN US IN DOWNTOWN FARMINGTON DURING OCTOBER TO ENJOY RAVEN-INSPIRED FAMILY FRIENDLY FUN.
Join fellow lovers of the macabre as we haunt the streets of Farmington. We'll wind our way through town listening to a recitation of "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe. Our walk begins at the Liberty Street entrance of the library at the stroke of 7:30. Victorian/macabre attire strongly encouraged. After the walk, we highly encourage stopping by Sidecar Slider Bar for a Raven cocktail!
Registration is limited and masks and social distancing are required for this outdoor event.
Download the map to follow along at your own pace!
- 10/2/2020- 6pm, The Tell Tale Heart, read by Brian Golden
- 10/9/2020- 6pm, The Village Street, read by Kevin Christiansen
- 10/14/2020- 6pm, Alone, read by Polly Varhol
- 10/21/2020- 6pm, The Raven, read by Maria Taylor
- 10/28/2020- 6pm, The Haunted Palace, read by Sean O'Reilly
GRAND RAVEN MOVIE SERIES
Join us in the parking lot near Sidecar Slider Bar on Friday Nights in October for a family friendly movie night!
The movie will begin at 7. We recommend arriving at 6:30 for pre-show festivities and to allow adequate time to park and the pre-show performance by Steve, the Fire Hula-Hooper!
This will be drive in style and we encourage you to stay in your cars for social distancing.
Admission is free thanks to our sponsor GLP Financial Group! Popcorn is available for preorder from Farmington Civic Theater, popped fresh and delivered right to your car. Please register using the links below. Attendance is limited to 60 cars.
10/16- The Addams Family (1991)
10/28- The Birds
10/30- Hotel Transylvania
Carve it at home and bring it back to the hay bale display in Riley Park by Wednesday.
Pumpkins will be perserved at Riley Park, photographed, and displayed the entire month. Winners will be selected at the end of October. Your pumpkin could win either category: People's Choice or Mayor's Choice!
Thank you Dr. Natalie and Essential Family Chiropractic for your sponsorship!
Grand Raven Cookie Decorating -
Join Farmington Community Library at Kitchen Creations on 10/31 to decorate a Grand Raven cookie! Cookies and decorating supplies will be pre-packaged (one per child). Cookie decorating will be rain or shine, in the parking lot between the Vines Flower Shop and Kitchen Creations (33305 Grand River Ave #3, Farmington, MI 48336). Registration is required for limited slots, and please register each child separately. Remember to social distance and wear masks.
Sponsored by: Friends of the Library, Kitchen Creations, Sunflour Bakehaus
Click here to here register.
Pages Food and Spirits, Chive Kitchen, Loft Cigar Lounge, Farmingon Brewing Co, Sidecar Slider Bar, Mi.Mosa and more!
RavenCrow (Raven + Scarecrow) Contest
Once upon a midnight dreary, you might ponder, weak and weary, “what’s a “Ravencrow?” To commemorate the inaugural GrandRaven Festival, we’re reviving Downtown Farmington’s famed scarecrow contest, but with a twist: we’ll celebrate a spooky October in our historic downtown by drawing inspiration from Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven.
Click here to see the RavenCrow map!
Calling all residents of Farmington and surrounding communities, local groups, and Downtown Farmington merchants: summon your creativity and help us to spread the spirit of GrandRaven throughout town with raven-themed scarecrows!
- Click here to register by Saturday, October 3rd.
- Ravencrows must be brought to Riley Park to be put on display by 1pm Sunday, October 11th.
- Ravencrow contest winners will be announced the week of October 19th.
- All participants must take down their Ravencrow on Sunday, November 1st by 5pm.
All Ravencrow “scarecrows” must incorporate a raven theme. There will be two categories of entrants:
- Residents of Farmington and Surrounding Communities, with Ravencrows for display in and around Riley Park.
- Downtown Farmington Merchants, with Ravencrows for display at downtown storefronts.
The GrandRaven Committee will make every effort to ensure that each entrant is provided a designated location to secure each Ravencrow upright (light poles, etc.) Ravencrows must be designed and constructed by each entrant to stand upright and be safely secured to withstand all weather conditions. Ravencrows should incorporate some element of hay stuffing.
PLEASE BRING: Twine & scissors with you on Sunday, October 11th to help secure your Ravencrow in position to be displayed. We will try to have extras on-hand.
Your Ravencrow will be eligible to win the following categories.
1. Best Overall Award
2. Poe’s Choice (Most Raventastic)/Mayor’s Choice Award
3. People’s Choice Award- Vote with Facebook likes.
Follow Downtown Farmington on facebook to stay updated on Raven festivities.
Thank you Sponsors!