South Lyon Pumpkinfest

Enjoy autumnal fun at the annual South Lyon Area Pumpkinfest, which is happening Sept. 28-30, 2018.

Great southeast Michigan fairs and festivals go hand-in-hand with the autumn season – and the South Lyon Area Pumpkinfest is no exception. This year, celebrate the colorful, crunchy leaves and cooler temps with pumpkin-themed festivities at the annual October festival, which returns Sept. 28-30, 2018.

The Pumpkinfest, sponsored by Vibe Credit Union, kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday with a biergarten for mom and dad and some entertainment on the main stage.

The family fun ramps up at 10 a.m. on Saturday with the Pumpkinfest Parade, touting a theme of Island Paradise. Runners in the Pumpkinfest 5k will lead the parade.

Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m., find the activity, game and merchant booths. Kids will definitely enjoy the carnival-style games. Swing by Bartlett Elementary School for the arts and crafts show, too, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.

Sunday brings some unique fun. Come by at 1 p.m. Sunday for a pie-eating contest on the Pumpkinfest Family Stage. Kids ages 6-9 and 10-13 can participate!

Saturday and Sunday, families will find entertainment, including The Ultimate Air Dogs, music and family-friendly acts. Kids will really enjoy the inflatables provided by Wonder Jump, which will also be bringing photo booths and a dunk tank this year.

Entry to the three-day event is free. Enjoy it 6-11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday.

There’s more in store! Want to get more details on the 2018 South Lyon Area Pumpkinfest or other family fun things to do this weekend? Head to the Metro Parent calendar to study up before you go.

This post was originally published in 2016 and is updated regularly.

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