Pumpkin Festival

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25th Annual Pumpkin Festival


Our 24th 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 25th annual Pumpkin Festival is underway. It will take place at the Romulus Historical Park located at 11147 Hunt Street on September 15, 16, & 17, 2023.

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 or email [email protected] We are no longer taking vendorsThank you for your interest!

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.

Pumpkin Festival Committee

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 5:30 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 or email [email protected].

Parade of Lights

The Romulus Rotary is once again hosting the Parade of Lights.  All questions about this event must be directed to the Romulus Rotary Facebook Page @RomulusRotary or email [email protected].


The Pumpkin Festival will be having tasting and digital photo contests leading up to the festival. All entries will be due September 8th. Digital photo entries can be submitted to our Facebook page @RomulusPumpkinFestival or emailed to [email protected] The public will be given a chance to pick their favorite entries on our Facebook page. Winners for all contests will be announced on our Facebook and contacted individually. Please make sure to include your name, email, and phone number with all entries. 

Digital Photo Contest Flyer (PDF)

Sunflower Contest (PDF)


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

Follow us on Facebook @RomulusPumpkinFestival for more updates!

Parade of Lights Packet 2023 (PDF)

Punkin Chuckin Flyer (PDF)

Car Show Flyer (PDF)

Fall Art Contest Flyer (PDF)

Cornhole Fundraiser Flyer (PDF)

Pancake Breakfast Flyer (PDF)

Talent show Auditions Flyer (JPEG)

5K Run/Walk Flyer (PDF)

Romulus Chamber Bingo (JPEG)

Pumpkin Festival Final Schedule 2023 (PDF)

Pumpkin Festival Schedule 2023 Flyer