Romulus Pumpkin Festival


You can watch them roll, soar through the air, 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. 19-21, 2014.

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. 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 (8 a.m.-noon). There's also the Cruisin' 2014 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).

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

Plenty more is in store on Sunday. Check out the sixth 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, all at Historical Park. Looking for something fresh? Newer events 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, musical performances, food and fun at your fingertips. 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 2014 Romulus Pumpkin Festival.


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