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Posted by The Huron Hub | Sept. 15, 2021
The City of Romulus and the Romulus Downtown Development Authority (DDA) announced the return of the Pumpkin Festival. The annual community event will take place in downtown Romulus from Friday, September 17 to Sunday, September 19.
“After canceling last year’s event to protect the safety and well-being of residents during the pandemic, we’re pleased to host the Pumpkin Festival again this year,” said Romulus Mayor LeRoy Burcroff. “Our annual traditions are part of what makes our city a community, and we look forward to celebrating in person with Romulus families, businesses and visitors once again at this year’s Pumpkin Festival.”
The Pumpkin Festival schedule includes, but is not limited to:
Friday, September 17
Beer Tent “Pumpkin Pub” (6 p.m. – 12 a.m.) at the Romulus Historical Park Pavilion
Food Trucks (6 p.m. – 10 p.m.) on Hunt Street
Romulus Rotary “Parade of Lights” (8 p.m. – 10 p.m.) on Goddard Road between Moore and 5 Points
Saturday, September 18
Boy Scouts Pancake Breakfast (8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.) at the Historical Park Pavilion
Car Show (11 a.m. – 4 p.m.) on Goddard Road between Moore Road and railroad tracks
Craft and Vendor Show (11 a.m. – 4 p.m.) on Goddard Road between Olive and Sterling Streets
Kiddie Olympics (12 p.m. – 4 p.m.) at the field west of Romulus Auto Value
Tours – Historical Park Museum and Kingsley House (12 p.m. – 4 p.m.)
Pumpkin Painting Tent (1 p.m. – 4 p.m.) at the field west of Romulus Auto Value
Entertainment – line dancing demo and live music (2:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.) at Goddard Road and Sterling Streets
Sunday, September 19 – Romulus Come Unity Day
Games/Obstacle Course (1 p.m. – 3 p.m.) at the field north of the Historical Park Pavilion
Tours – Historical Park Museum and Kinsley House (1 p.m. – 4 p.m.)
Motorcycle Parade & Show (1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.) starting at Hunt Street between Goddard and Bibbins
Petting Farm and Pony Rides (1 p.m. – 6 p.m.) at the Historical Park Windmill
Taste of Soul and Food Trucks (2 p.m. – 4 p.m.) at the Historical Park Pavilion
Romulus Got Talent (4 p.m. – 6 p.m.) at the Historical Park Freight House
“Romulus residents expressed how much they missed the Pumpkin Festival last year—we missed it too,” said Romulus DDA Director Merrie Druyor. “The City of Romulus is committed to creating a fun, memorable and safe experience for all community families, and the scheduled events during the Pumpkin Festival were organized to do just that.”
New this year is Romulus Come Unity Day, a fun, reimagined third day of the Pumpkin Festival organized by Unity Ambassadors Building Bridges—a newly-formed nonprofit in Romulus whose members include residents committed to creating unity in the City—with support from the Romulus Ministerial Alliance. Taking place from 1-6 p.m. on Sunday, September 19, Come Unity Day is designed to bring together residents from all four city quadrants for a day of community events and activities after being kept apart for much of the pandemic. In addition to the agenda above, residents can enjoy scavenger hunts, card games, live music and dancing, a bounce house, local vendors and more. If you are interested in volunteering or participating in Romulus Got Talent, call 734-992-7179.
“The Detroit Metro Airport sits right in the center of Romulus, dividing the city into four quadrants,” said Councilwoman Tina Talley. “When I’m out in the community, I often hear residents talk about feeling disconnected from their neighbors across the city. Romulus Come Unity Day will serve as a great opportunity for our all of us to gather and reflect on the importance of unity. Unity begins with you, and we want that message to resonate among our residents.”
For more information about the return of the annual Pumpkin Festival, please call the Romulus DDA at 734-942-7545, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. or view the full schedule here. Residents are also encouraged to visit the Romulus DDA Facebook page or the City of Romulus Facebook page.