South Lyon, MI Pumpkinfest

Every year as the weather begins to change and we look forward to apple cider and pumpkin carving, South Lyon, Michigan throws its annual Pumpkinfest. This event is not to be missed!

There is a little something for everyone here - even booths for kids and teens - including live music, a biergarten, a 5K run, a farmer’s market, an art and craft fair, and much, much more!

The festivities will kick off on Friday, September 23 at 6 p.m. with a biergarten and entertainment on the main stage on Wells Street. The full festival runs on Saturday, September 24 and Sunday September 25 starting with the parade at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Make sure to arrive early and bring a blanket or lawn chair. Pumpkinfest is located throughout downtown South Lyon.

Pumpkinfest Activities & Contests

5k Fun Run

The Pumpkinfest 5K Run leads the Pumpkinfest Parade down Pontiac Trail. The run takes place at Millennium Middle School, 61526 9 Mile Rd, South Lyon, MI 48178. Runners should park in the Millennium Middle School parking lot that enters off of Pontiac Trail. Race day registration will start at 8:30 a.m. at the white tent in the northwest corner of the parking lot. The race starts promptly at 9:50 am.  

After the race, participants will be able to enjoy complimentary refreshments. If you would like more information about entering the race, please see: Pumpkinfest Run

Pumpkinfest Parade

The Annual Pumpkinfest Parade will begin on Saturday, September 24th, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. This year’s theme is “Halloween Heroes.” If you would like to enter a float for judging, your float should be in place by 8:30 a.m.

For more information about participating in the parade, and for tips on where to sit, please see: 32nd Annual Pumpkinfest Parade.

Activity & Game Booths

The Pumpkinfest will feature a number of activities and game booths for you and your family to enjoy including:

  • Dunk Tank
  • Photo Booths
  • Karaoke contest
  • The Great Pumpkin contest
  • Comerica Bank Art contest
  • Pumpkin Pie Eating contest
  • Scarecrow contest
  • Inflatables and more

Pumpkinfest Hours and Hines Park Main Stage Entertainment Schedule

Friday, September 24th:   Motown   

  • Hours:  6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Biergarten & Main Stage Entertainment only
  • 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.: Persuasion
  • 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.: Persuasion
  • 9:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.: Persuasion

Saturday, September 25th: 80's

  • Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Full Festival
  • 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.: NIH
  • 12:45 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.: Retro Active
  • 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: The Dupes
  • 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.: Social Bones
  • 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.: Short Bus
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.: Dig A Phony
  • 8:30 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.: REMEDY
  • 10:15 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.: REMEDY

Sunday, September 26th:    Country    

  • Hours: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Full Festival
  • 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.: Longneck Stranger
  • 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Longneck Stranger
  • 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.: Johnny Cash

Take Away

If you are looking for a fun way to spend this coming weekend, the South Lyon, Michigan Pumpkinfest is a great choice. From the parade on Saturday, pie eating contests, karaoke contests and more, the festival is filled with activities for the entire family.

For more information about the Pumpkinfest, please see: Pumpkinfest 2016

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