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October 7 & 8, 2022

Music on Main

Friday, October 7 (7-10pm)

Live Music:


Saturday, October 8 (12pm-11pm)

Live Music:

Dunegrass (12-3pm)

Catfish and the Man (4-6pm)

Rock Shop (7-10pm)


October 8, 2022

Civil War Re-Enactors


Head down to the Zeeland Museum (37 E Main St) for some old fashioned fun! The Civil War Re-enactors will be at the Zeeland Museum, stop by before or after the parade for some fun!

October 7, 2022

It's time to test your science skills...pumpkin style. Join us for our 1st annual Pumpkin Drop from the top story of the Dekker Huis Museum. Pumpkins must be pie size or smaller and covered no more than 50% and cannot contain liquid or gel-like materials. Are you up for the challenge? No Registration Required

Pumpkin Drop

Dekker Huis Museum 2pm


October 7, 2022

Dessert on Us

Sponsored by Royal Atrium Inn & Royal Park Place 

Church Street 


The first 1,000 people who attend are provided with a FREE homemade Post Family Farm pumpkin donut and fresh apple cider. This event reinforces our pride in this community and is a thank you to residents and guests of Pumpkinfest for doing business here. 


October 7, 2022

Kids Tractor Pull

Sponsored by Zeeland Farm Services

Main Street 

4pm (Registration begins at 3:00pm)

In this high energy and exciting event, kids ages 4-12 will get to be in the driver's seat of a pedal tractor to see how far they can go! Each participant receives a prize in the event as it is just about having a good time. Be sure to arrive at 3:00pm for registration. The event begins at 4:00pm with the youngest children going first. 


October 7, 2022

Senior BINGO

 Sponsored by Comprehensive Ear & Hearing 

Howard Miller Library (Main Floor)


B-24! Come down to the Howard Miller Library for your chance to win some prizes provided by Comprehensive Ear & Hearing. This is a free event!

October 8, 2022

Pumpkin Roll

Sponsored by Lenz Balder Insurance 

Zeeland Christian Hill (334 W Central Ave)


Do you have the skills to thrill? Test your pumpkin rolling skills as you roll your pumpkins down the Zeeland Christian School hill to see if your pumpkin surpasses all others. Be sure to come with your own pumpkin (each pumpkin can only be used once, not one pumpkin per family) All ages welcome!

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Helvetica Light is an easy-to-read font, with tall and narrow letters, that works well on almost every site.


October 8, 2022

Pet Costume Contest 

Sponsored by Chow Hound 

Main Stage on Church Street 


Enter this adorable pet costume contest or view the whole show, either way you won't want to miss! Categories include funniest costume, cutest costume, and best pair (costume pari with owner and pet or pet with pet) Family pets of all kinds are welcome! Prizes will be awarded for each contest winner. Registration required! Registration is due Friday October 7th via email to

Helvetica Light is an easy-to-read font, with tall and narrow letters, that works well on almost every site.

Helvetica Light is an easy-to-read font, with tall and narrow letters, that works well on almost every site.


October 8, 2022

Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest

Sponsored by Zeeland Community Preschool 

Church Street on the Main Stage


If you love pie, this is the event for you! The contest will begin with the youngest age group. the first person to finish, wins! Prizes given for each age group This high energy event is great to participate in and even more fun to watch!

Helvetica Light is an easy-to-read font, with tall and narrow letters, that works well on almost every site.

Helvetica Light is an easy-to-read font, with tall and narrow letters, that works well on almost every site.


October 8, 2022

Pumpkinfest Parade

Sponsored by Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital


Parade Route: West on Main Ave. from Centennial St. to State St. South on State St. to Central Ave., East on Central Ave. ending at Maple St.

Thank you to Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital for their generous support of the parade! We would like to also thank the volunteer parade marshals, city staff for their invaluable assistance, all those who have entries in the parade and of course the spectators who watch and cheer the parade along. The Pumpkinfest parade is another great example of how our community comes together to put on great events for people of all ages to enjoy. 


October 7, 2022

Child & Adult Yoga 

Vandeluyster Square 


We invite you to join Grit & Grace for a very special child/caregiver yoga session at Vandeluyster Square! Bonus points for matching Halloween Costumes! There is no registration required for this amazing event and is perfect right before story time hosted in the same spot at 10am! No registration required and all ages welcome


October 8, 2022

Pumpkinfest 5K Run/Walk

Sponsored by Zeeland Athletic Boosters

Kids Fun 100yd and the 1/2 mile runs - 7:45am start time

5K Run - to follow the kids. Approximate start time is 8:30am

This is a community Fun Run for all ages. Come support your local Zeeland Athletic Boosters. The 100 yard dash or 1/2 mile fun run for kids takes place starting out front of Zeeland West High School (either by the Main Office entrance or the Natatorium entrance). The 5K starts and ends at the Zeeland West High School (again either by the Main Office entrance or the Natatorium entrance), after winding through the beautiful Zeeland school properties. Help us celebrate the Zeeland Pumpkinfest by joining in this safe closed course. Awards for the kids runs will be given out on the course. Awards for the 5k run will be given out in the Zeeland West Cafeteria at the completion of the race.


October 7 & 8, 2022


Our Kidzfest hours are as follows: 

Friday October 7th: 11am-8pm

Saturday, October 8th: 11am-3pm,


Due to the extended Kidzfest hours on Friday, not all events listed below will run for the entire timeframe.

  • Corn Box sponsored by Morren Bros Agriculture

  • Balloon Animals

  • Barrel Train

  • Face Painting

  • Henna Tatoos 

  • Pony Rides & Petting Zoo 

  • Lord of the Gourd Pumpkin Carving 

  • Cookie Decorating

  • Pumpkin Painting 

  • Outdoor Discovery Center

  • Barrel Train Rides 

  • Horse Drawn Hay Rides 

  • Inflatables


October 7 & 8, 2022

Avenue of Art

This year artist will be putting their creative touch on wooden sculptures provided by All Rout Inc. This will provide centerpieces for the annual theme while engaging local artists, individuals, and groups, to get involved and be part of the process. In addition, Avenue of Art will enhance the beauty of downtown Zeeland and provide locals and visitors a unique and artful Pumpkinfest experience. You can find the artists work September 29-October 8 lining the sidewalks of Main Street.



October 7, 2022

Children's Storytime

Vandeluyster Square 


Join Howard Miller Library for a fun fall-themed story time at Vandeluyster Square, followed by a craft to take home! No registration required.

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