Thursday, August 27, 2020

Annual Romulus Pumpkin Festival is cancelled for 2020

The Romulus Pumpkin Festival has, like so many other community events throughout the country, been cancelled for 2020.
A statement from the city noted that the cancellation was, “In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and at the recommendation of the Pumpkin Festival Planning Committee and the Romulus Rotary Club.”
Officials said that the decision to cancel the festival and the annual Parade of Lights which traditionally begins the event, was made after careful consideration of all options.

Virtual fall events are still in the planning process and include a sunflower growing contest, pumpkin growing contest, fall harvest porch decorating contest, fall-themed cutest pet and cutest baby contests and Romulus Arts Council fall art contest.
“Our goal is to be creative and organize events for the community throughout the fall season while continuing to protect our residents by following Governor (Gretchen) Whitmer's guidelines and CDC recommendations,” said Romulus Mayor LeRoy Burcroff. “While we are saddened to cancel our favorite in-person fall event, we look forward to debuting alternative virtual events for our residents.”
For more information about the upcoming virtual contests and events, call the Community Development Office at (734) 942-7545 or follow the City of Romulus or Downtown Romulus, Michigan Facebook pages.
“As always, be well, look out for your neighbors and stay Romulus strong.” Burcroff said.