Oakland County Parks has released information about the 2013 Great Marshmallow Drop. This year's free Marshmallow Drop event takes place at Catalpa Oaks Park in Southfield on Friday, March 29.
The marshmallows are set to drop via helicopter at 10am! 15,000 marshmallows will be dropped from a helicopter to be turned in for a prize! You only need to exchange one marshmallow to receive a prize—this is not a competition. The 2013 Great Marshmallow Drop at Catalpa Oaks in Southfield, Michigan will host 3 age groups for separate marshmallow drops... 4 and younger (plus individuals with disabilities), ages 5-7, and ages 8 and older.
Below is a review from a previous Great Marshmallow Drop and video footage of the 15,000 marshmallows being copter-dropped!
My kids could not wait to go to the Oakland County Great Marshmallow Drop at Catalpa Oaks County Park. When we got there we saw thousands of people waiting for the helicopter to appear and drop more than 15,000 marshmallows for all the kids to find.
Despite the large crowd, Oakland County Parks & Rec staff did a great job dividing everyone into three age categories and having plenty of staff to direct all the people traffic. A stage was also set up for the announcer to guide everyone through the process. The Great Marshmallow Drop is a free event. If you plan on going, try to get there at least 20 minutes before 10a as the event draws a big crowd and parking can be difficult.
Here is video footage from one of the drops from a previous Oakland County Parks Great Marshmallow Drop at Catalpa Oaks County Park in Southfield, Michigan:
After the drop, the children each found one marshmallow and turned it in for a prize-filled egg. The staff made it very clear that only one marshmallow was needed to receive a prize; this was not a competition and the event was completely free. In addition to the prize-filled egg, all the kids received a free pass to an Oakland County water park! We're looking forward to the 2013 Great Marshmallow Drop.
“It’s our kick-off to summer and a unique alternative to an egg hunt,” Vic Chiasson, project advisor, said.
Chiasson initiated the first Oakland County Parks Marshmallow Drop in 1978 in the Oakland County courthouse parking lot. After more than 30 years, the parks system has brought back this unique event.
The 2013 Great Marshmallow Drop March 29, 2013 at 10a Catalpa Oaks 27725 Greenfield Road Southfield, MI
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