Pumpkin Festival

2021 Romulus Pumpkin Festival cover with previous pictures of past Pumpkin Festivals
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Overview

Our 22nd annual Pumpkin Festival was a huge success! Thank you to all those who attended and supported our festival, we couldn't have done it without you. The planning for our 23rd annual Pumpkin Festival is underway, which will be held on September 17th, 18th, 19th, 2021. It will take place at the Romulus Historical Park located at 11147 Hunt Street and downtown Romulus along Goddard Road. 

If you have any questions, would like to volunteer, be a vendor, or give a donation, please call the Pumpkin Festival Hotline at 734-955-4577.

The annual Pumpkin Festival is a three-day event that starts on the third Friday in September. Our festival begins with the Parade of Lights, where everything is aglow, from bicycles to cement trucks. Thousands of people line Goddard Road to wait for the fun. Our street festival offers wonderful music, food, crafts, and games for all ages. Visit or enter our Classic Car Show, Craft and Vendor Show, or just relax and listen to music. Our Downtown Festival is a celebration of friends and family; a harvest celebration that generates an enthusiastic spirit and regenerates our sense of Community.

2021 Pumpkin Festival Flyer (PDF)

Pumpkin Festival CommitteeRomulus Pumpkin Festival

The Pumpkin Festival Committee was established in 1996, and the first festival was held on September 19th and 20th, 1997. The Pumpkin Festival Committee meets on the 1st Tuesday of the month starting in March at 6:30 pm at the City Hall Council Chambers located at 11111 Wayne Road, Romulus, MI 48174.

If you are interested in joining the committee, please call the Pumpkin Festival Hotline at 734-955-4577.

Parade of Lights

The Romulus Rotary is once again hosting the Parade of Lights on September 17th, 2021 at 8:00 pm. Applications can be picked up and turned in at the Community Development Office. All questions about this event must be directed to the Romulus Rotary Facebook Page @RomulusRotary

Parade of Lights Application (PDF)

Contests

The Pumpkin Festival will be having tasting and digital photo contests leading up to the festival. All entries will be due September 10th. Digital photo entries can be submitted to our Facebook page @DowntownRomulus or emailed to cbradley@romulusgov.com. The public will be given a chance to pick their favorite entries on our Facebook page. Participants in the tasting contests must drop off their entries at the Romulus Senior Center and be judged by Romulus seniors. Winners for all contests will be announced on our Facebook page on September 21st and contacted individually. Please make sure to include your name and phone number with all entries. 

Tasting Contest Flyer (PDF)

Digital Photo Contest Flyer (PDF)

Cornhole Tournament

On Saturday, September 18th, from 2 pm - 8 pm, there will be a cornhole tournament fundraiser to help raise money for the Sickle Cell Disease Foundation and St. John's Lodge. The tournament will take place on Goddard Road between Sterling and Shook. It will be $20 a person to enter the tournament. There will be trophies for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. If you can't make it, you can still donate. Call (734) 955-4577 to pre-register, get more information, or submit a donation.

Cornhole Tournament Flyer (PDF)

Resources

If you have a band or solo act, please email your promo kits to Merrie Druyor. Food Vendors must comply with the MDARD Rules and Regulations.