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Romulus Pumpkin Festival

Can you believe autumn is here? Celebrate the changing season with the kids at this Wayne County fall event that returns Sept. 20-22, 2013.

You can watch them roll, soar through the air, get transformed into crazy works of art – or simply sink your teeth into the pie variety. We're talking, of course, about everyone's favorite autumnal orange veggie – and it's taking over once again during the Romulus Pumpkin Festival, back in town Sept. 20-22, 2013.

This family affair kicks off in earnest on Friday night. Head down to Goddard Road at 8 p.m., when a dazzling parade of lights steps off (the line-up begins at 6 p.m., if you want a sneak peek or prime viewing spot). Visit the Romulus Senior Center, too, for a rousing round or two of bingo, which happens 6-11 p.m. and benefits the city animal shelter.

The weekend is when all fun breaks loose! Start your Saturday with a pancake breakfast (7 a.m.-noon). There's also the Cruisin' 2013 Car Show on Goddard – and loads of kids' fun at Historical Park, including pumpkin rolling, sack races, sand darts and a treasure hunt (times vary). Be sure to check in on master "vegetable artist" Pat Harrison – aka "Lord of the Gourds" – for some off-the-hook pumpkin sculpting magic.

Saturday also has "punkin' chuckin'" for cash prizes (3 p.m.) and spaghetti dinners (4-7 p.m.) at the Community United Methodist Church, where kids under 5 eat free.

Plenty more is in store on Sunday. Check out the fifth annual tractor and lawn-tractor show (9 a.m.-6 p.m.), giant airplane races (noon), marshmallow races (12:30 p.m.) and 1:30 p.m. pumpkin pie-eating contest. Looking for something fresh? New events for this year today include a beer tasting for mom and pop (1-5 p.m., $10/person) and "crazy shoe croquet."

All in all, expect lots of delicious eats, games, prizes, music, food and fun at your fingertips. Bring the kids to play at the carnival, let them bounce away in a bouncy house and see how far they can climb up the rock wall! Both weekend days, you'll also find a "white elephant sale" at St. Aloysuis.

This yearly fest, around since 1997, has turned into a popular event with the locals. Come ring in fall with the entire family.

Check out the Metro Parent listing for more information about the 2013 Romulus Pumpkin Festival.

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