LYON, Mich. -- The 28th annual Pumpkinfest in South Lyon
was underway this weekend, September 29 and 30, 2012. It was a
beautiful sunny day as we walked around the streets of downtown
South Lyon, located at the crossroads of 10 Mile and Pontiac Trail.
began with a parade, which is 2.1 miles long. The South Lyon Police
Department and volunteers were on hand to help maintain a smooth,
steady flow of parade traffic. There were more than 100 units
in the parade. Long-time residents Bill and Linda Erwin of Erwin's
Orchards served as thegrand marshals.
Market tent was a big hit, with pumpkins, gourds, mums, baked
goods and cupcakes for sale. Vendors displayed their final harvests
and seasonal wares. They also displayed their quality hand-crafted
treasures for everything you need to get your homes and gardens
ready for the fall display.
had the opportunity to stock their pantries and freezers with
edible delights from food vendors such as Diana's Heirlooms, seasonally-flavored
mini-breads, and a collection of unique, flavorful homemade jams.
Other returning food vendors were Great Harvest Bread, Jenna Marie
Chocolates and Heart of the Hive Apiary, which harvests their
honey from local hives. You can sample a variety of honey flavors
or purchase honey sticks or other bees wax products.
games give charities a slam dunk. Organizations such as Girl Scout
Troops, Oak Pointe Church and South Lyon Orthodontics had children's
games and will donate their entire earnings back to the Pumpkinfest
or the Kiwanis Club. There were many inflatables for the younger
kids including a rock wall. I have never seen so many inflatables.
Tickets for the carnival-style games and inflatables were in $1
increments and could also be used for beverages.
was also a craft show located at the Millennium Middle School,
which showcased Michigan made products. More than 100 Michigan
artisans featured yard ornaments, candles and cooking products
as well as seasonal decor. All proceeds from this event will benefit
the South Lyon Wrestling Boosters.
and wine were offered at the Pumpkin Garten Beverage Tent. The
music at the Main Stage on Sunday was high schoolers doing karaoke
along with the band, Bill Bynum and Co., which sang country songs.
Their music brought that "down on the farm" theme from
the Pumpkinfest, a fitting tribute given this city's deep-rooted
heritage in the agricultural and farming industry.
all, it was a fun time for all. Next year stop in for the 29th
more information about the South Lyon Pumpkinfest, visit www.southlyonpumpkinfest.com.
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