ROYAL OAK, Mich., Sept. 23, 2013 – Autumn is in the air, and the Detroit Zoo is celebrating the change of seasons with the seventh annual Fall Festival Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 5 and 6, 2013.

Presented by UnitedHealthcare Community Plan, the two-day festival features live entertainment, children's activities, hayrides and seasonal food. All activities take place in the Main Picnic Grove from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine. Entry to the Fall Festival is free with regular Zoo admission.

A fun-filled children's activity area includes arts and crafts, fall-themed games, a straw maze, pumpkin painting and face painting. Admission to the children's activity area is $5 per child in addition to regular Zoo admission.

Visitors can hop aboard a hayride for $2 per adult and $1 per child (ages 2-14) and enjoy the sights at the front of the Zoo. Fall-inspired food such as Polish sausage, bratwurst, apple strudel and caramel apples as well as beer and soft drinks are available for purchase.

Fall Festival is also supported by Noodles & Company.