The theme for the 2022 Vibe Credit Union Pumpkinfest Parade:

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(Applications are now full for 2022)


**Due to our limited space, Pumpkinfest does not allow MLM, Political or informational only booths.**

Booths for Pumpkinfest 2022 are full.

Next year's applications will open in Spring 2023.

If you would like to be added to our email list for notification then please send your contact information to: Shelley Oliveira at srsoliveira@live.com.

*** Electricity is not available in the downtown booth area for any booths. ***

Click here for more information about the Wrestling Booster's indoor craft show.

Pumpkinfest offers three types of street booths.

1) NON-PROFIT Booths -   Non-profit booths are offered to groups wishing to benefit non-profit organizations or charities.
These booths must contain a game or activity which the public will pay for using tickets purchased from the ticket booths at Pumpkinfest.  Proceeds for their ticket collection is given to the non-profit or charity.

Non-Profit 10x10 $50.00 fee

Non-Profit 10x20 $100.00 fee

2)  ARTISAN Booth  -  These booths are offered to artists or crafters wishing to sell handmade or handcrafted merchandise
in a booth downtown. A photo of your product and booth setup is required with the submission of your application.

Artisan 10x10 = $125.00 fee

Artisan 10x20 = $225.00 fee

3)  MERCHANT Booth   - These booths are offered to Merchants and businesses that wish to sell merchandise in a booth downtown. A photo of your product and booth setup is required with the submission of your application.  We will not accept MLLs or Political booths which are informational only.

Merchant 10x10 = $250.00 fee

Merchant 10x20= $500.00 fee

Pumpkinfest Booth Requirements: Applicants and/or Exhibitors will need to bring:

  • 10x10, or 10x20 straight legged tent.  (be prepared for weather, rain or shine)
  • Exhibitors provide tables, displays and chairs for you or those working with you.
  • Exhibitors provide decor' to decorate their tent.  We ask you decorate your space in accordance to your business theme, a fall theme or a theme in line with the year's parade theme.
  • Exhibitors provide sufficient amounts of product to sell for 2 days to a mass public.
  • Booths are not available for MLM marketers, political or for propaganda uses.
  • Booths (dependent upon type) will contain either a game, craft, professional or artisan merchandise.
  • The Pumpkinfest Executive Committee reserves the right, at their distinction, to limit the number of "like" vendors, merchandise or games admitted to the festival.
  • Pumpkinfest Hours of Operation:
    Saturday, September 24th           10:00 A.M.  to 7:00 P.M.
    Sunday, September 25th             11:00 A.M.  to 6:00 P.M.
  • Applicants are applying for both days.  We do not allow one day entries.  All approved applicants are expected to remain open for the full duration of the festival.  Arriving late or shutting down early is strictly prohibited.
  • A photo of your display is to be submitted with your application.
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For booth ideas or questions, please contact Shelley Oliveira at srsoliveira@live.com.

Wondering what game or activity to offer at your booth?
The Carnival Savers website has many ideas.

The Great Pumpkin Art Contest and Exhibition



If you're a student at South Lyon High School or South Lyon East High School and you'd like to enter an original work for exhibition, please click the button below to enter.  Instructions and details will follow.

Exhibit Requirements:  Deadline for entry Sept 18th.

  1. Subject for the entry will be the artist’s interpretation of the Festival’s theme and how it relates to South Lyon.

2022 Theme:  Harvest Hoedown

Artist must be a student at SLHS or SLEHS. Student ID’s will be required at check-in.

  1. Artist must be registered with Pumpkinfest to submit an entry.
  2. Each artist may submit 1 piece.
  3. Entries will be done on 11x14 canvas board.
  4. Work must be original and may use the following media: Acrylic, Oil, watercolor paint or a mix of these options.
  5. For their own protection, entries must be submitted in a 16"x20" pre-cut, black mat frame for display at the festival. No glass in or added to the frames.
  6. Artist will deliver the entry to the Pumpkinfest Art Tent no later then 9:00 am, Saturday, Sept. 24th, 2022.
  7. Artist will volunteer for a minimum of one, 2hr shift at the Art tent during the festival.

For Awards and more information Click Here

Questions? Please contact Shelley Oliveira @ srsoliveira@live.com


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The Scarecrow Contest Judging will be held on Sunday, September. 26th.

Contest Rules and details, are explained in the entry form.  Entry registration will be release soon.


5k run
Lead the Parade!  The Pumpkinfest 5K Run leads the Pumpkinfest Parade down Pontiac Trail.  Enjoy the exhilaration of thousands of cheering spectators.
The run take 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.

Packet Pick Up and Race-Day Registration starts at 8:30 at the white tent in the northwest corner of the parking lot.

The race starts at 9:50.

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