Romulus Pumpkin Festival
Music, food, contests and a parade are among the fun at this Wayne County event, Sept. 14-16, 2012
A lighted night parade down Goddard Road kicks off the festival fun at the annual Romulus Pumpkin Festival at Historical Park, which comes to town Sept. 14-16, 2012.
The annual shindig welcomes the fall season a week early – and celebrates all things pumpkin with pumpkin rolling, pumpkin pie-eating and pumpkin-seed spitting contests!
Music, food and crafts are among other highlights from this event. However, contests are a big draw this year. Residents of Romulus can participate in one or all contests.
Enter the canning contest of homemade foods, including tomatoes, green beans, pickles and fruit. Items must be submitted by 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, to the Romulus Senior Center, which is located at 36525 Bibbins St. A sign-up sheet will be provided, and each entry will receive a number.
Are you more of a baker than a canner? A pie-baking contest – limited to pumpkin, sweet potato, peach and apple pies – will also be held this year. Entries must be submitted to the Senior Center will a cellophane-type cover before 1 p.m. Friday.
More of a grower than a baker? Participate in the festival's pumpkin-growing contest and show off your big pumpkin! Entries must be submitted to the Senior Center by 2 p.m. Friday. The largest pumpkin will be declared the winner.
If you don't grow pumpkins, try the sunflower growing contest, which rounds out the four contests this year. All entries of single-blossom sunflowers must be turned in at the Senior Center before 1 p.m. Friday.
All contest winners will be announced on 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the hospitality tent. Winners will receive ribbons.
Admission is free. Festival times are as follows:
- Friday: 6 p.m.-midnight
- Saturday: 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
- Sunday: 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
See the Metro Parent listing for more on the 2012 Romulus Pumpkin Festival at Historical Park.