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2020 Romulus Pumpkin Festival Canceled Due to COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and at the recommendation of the Pumpkin Festival Planning Committee and the Romulus Rotary Club, the City has decided to cancel this year’s Pumpkin Festival and Parade of Lights. The decision was made after careful consideration of all options.

Our 22nd Annual Pumpkin Festival was a huge success!!  Thank you to all those who attended and supported our festival, we couldn’t have done it without you!!  The planning will soon be underway for our next annual Pumpkin Festival, which will be held September 17th & 18th 2021 and will take place in the Romulus Historical Park located 11147 Hunt Street, Romulus, MI 48174.  If you have any questions please call the Pumpkin Festival hotline at (734) 955-4577.  

The Pumpkin Festival Committee was established in 1996 and the first Festival was held on September 19th and 20th, 1997. The annual Pumpkin Festival is a two day event that starts on the third Friday in September; our festival begins with a night parade where everything is lighted from bicycles to cement trucks.  Thousands of people line Goddard Road to wait for the fun.  Our street festival offers wonderful music, food, crafts and games for all ages.  You can enter a pumpkin rolling, pumpkin pie eating or a pumpkin seed-spitting contest.  Visit or enter our Classic Car Show, our classic Tractor Show or just relax and listen to music.  Our Downtown Festival is a celebration of friends and family; a harvest celebration that generates enthusiastic spirit and regenerates our sense of Community.   

The Pumpkin Festival Committee meets the 1st Tuesday of the month starting in March at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall located at 11111 Wayne Road, Romulus in Council Chambers if you are interested in joining the committee please feel free to attend these meetings. 

If you have a band or solo act please send your promo kits to Merrie Druyor at

Food Vendors must comply with the MDARD Rules and Regulations.  Please visit the following links for more information.