Fall means a few things: leaves change color, sweaters become the preferred clothing – and pumpkins are everywhere. Your family will find plenty of that big orange fruit and fall fun at the Romulus Pumpkin Festival, happening Sept. 16-18, 2016 at the Romulus Historical Park.
The festival officially opens at 6 p.m. Friday. That night at 8 p.m. is the Parade of Lights, which will begin at Romulus City Hall. Check out all of the cool lights and see who wins first place in each division.
Saturday the festivities start at 8 a.m. with the pancake breakfast with Boy Scout Troop No. 872 until noon. From 11 a.m.-4 p.m., the Crusin’ 2016 Car Show will make its way down Goddard Road, so go see all of the great cars there.
Then begins the true fall fun. The pumpkin-rolling contest will start at noon, followed by many other contests and games that are fun for everyone, including:
- Sack races at 12:30 p.m.
- Hula-Hoop race at 1 p.m.
- Marshmallow race 1:30 p.m.
- Giant airplane races at 2 p.m.
- Crazy shoe croquet at 2:30 p.m.
- Pumpkin pie-eating contest at 3 p.m.
- Punkin’ Chuckin’ at 3:30 p.m.
- Stick around Saturday from 5-7 p.m. for the spaghetti dinner at Community United Methodist Church, located at Olive and Bibbins streets. Kids under 5 eat free.
From 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, there will be the chili cook-off. Experience all of the great recipes and cooks in action as they prepare this hearty and warm dish, perfect for the impending fall season. Sunday, visitors can also enjoy the Tractor & Lawn Tractor Show from 9 a.m.-6 p.m., a garage sale and a game of bingo benefiting the animal shelter.
There’s so much more in store – and something for everyone, especially for those who love the autumn season. Admission is free. Times are as follows:
- 6 p.m.-midnight Friday
- 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Saturday
- Noon-6 p.m. Sunday
Looking for more details on the 2016 Romulus Pumpkin Festival? Visit the Metro Parent calendar for the scoop on this and other metro Detroit festivals.