Pumpkinfest returning to streets of South Lyon

Vibe Credit Union Pumpkinfest’s Board of Directors voted to have the festival return to the streets of downtown South Lyon this September.

“We’re thinking of the 2021 festival as a transition year, continuing with many of the usual activities and putting others on hold,” said Kathy Swan, president of Pumpkinfest’s Board of Directors.

The weekend festival will continue to offer much-loved event fixtures, such as nonprofit and artisan booths, kid-friendly games, live music from local bands, and Ultimate Air Dogs shows. Other activities such as the parade, main stage, family stage, and hay pyramid are anticipated to return with a full festival in 2022.

“As a nonprofit dedicated to supporting local nonprofits, we’re thrilled to have cooperation from the City to have a festival at all,” said Swan. “We have Girl Scout troops, school clubs, and lots of other small groups that rely on Pumpkinfest for their fundraising. If you know a child in the area, chances are pretty good they’re involved in something that benefits directly from Pumpkinfest. We’re just so happy to be able to get back to supporting these folks.”

Pumpkinfest organizers will continue to work closely with officials from the City of South Lyon, the South Lyon Police Department, and the South Lyon Fire Department to ensure a safe and fun event.

“We’ve all gotten used to change this last year, so we’re going to be flexible and expect the unexpected,” Ms. Swan said about planning for unknown health and safety protocols. “Really, this isn’t much different from previous years. When you plan for a big event outdoors, there’s always going to be unknowns. We have great partnerships with the City, Townships, and Oakland County, which is why we feel good about moving ahead,” she added.

Vibe Credit Union is the festival’s title sponsor. Updates and additional information about Pumpkinfest can be found on website: https://www.southlyonpumpkinfest.com/. Follow South Lyon Area Pumpkinfest on Facebook (@southlyonareapumpkinfest), Instagram (@slpumpkinfest).

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