2021
EVENT DETAILS 

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October 1 & 2, 2021

Music on Main

Friday, October 1 (7-10pm)

Live Music:

Pretty Rage (7-10pm)

Saturday, October 2 (12pm-11pm)

Live Music:

Dunegrass (12-3pm)

Catfish and the Man (4-7pm)

Rock Shop (8-11pm)

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October 2, 2021

Civil War Re-Enactors

(9am-5pm)

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!

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October 1, 2021

Stroller Strides with FIT4MOM Holland

Sponsored by FIT4MOM Holland

(9:30am)

Join FIT4MOM Holland for a special Pumpkinfest themed Stroller Strides class! Stroller Strides is a total fitness program that moms can do with their little ones in tow! It includes power walking and intervals of strength and body toning exercises using the stroller and the environment. Taught by certified and specially trained fitness instructors, it is a great workout for any level of exerciser. Join us at Vanderluyster Square at 9:30am. Please enroll in advance. 

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October 2, 2021

Pumpkinfest Yard Games

Sponsored by Harvest Stand Ministries

(2pm)

Main Street & Church Street: In front of Main Street Bicycle (201 E Main Ave)

Join us and the team at Harvest Stand Ministries for a variety of pumpkin themed yard games. All ages are welcome. No pre-registration is required.

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October 2, 2021

Pumpkin Roll

(12pm)

Zeeland Christian Hill (334 W Central Ave)

Sponsored by Lenz-Balder Insurance

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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October 2, 2021

Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest

Sponsored by Higher Health Chiropractic

Church Street on the Main Stage

(5:30pm)

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!

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October 2, 2021

Pumpkinfest Parade

Sponsored by Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital

(3pm)

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. 

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October 2, 2021

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.

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October 1, 2021

Outdoor Movie Showing - Coco

Sponsored by EV Construction

Splash Pad

(7:30pm)

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and head down to the splash pad for Zeeland Pumpkinfest's outdoor movie showing. Don't worry, we will bring the popcorn!

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October 1, 2021

Dessert on Us

Sponsored by Royal Atrium Inn & Royal Park Place

(6:00pm - 7:30pm)

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. 

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October 1, 2021

Kids Tractor Pull

Sponsored by Zeeland Farm Services

Main Street in front of Main Street Bicycle

4pm (Registration begins at 3:15pm)

In this high energy and exciting event, kids ages 4-10 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 3:15pm for registration. The event begins at 4:00pm with the youngest children going first. 

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October 1, 2021

Senior BINGO

Sponsored by Bunte's Pharmacy

(2-4pm)

Howard Miller Library (Main Floor)

B-24! Come down to the Howard Miller Library for your chance to win some prizes provided by Bunte's Pharmacy. This is a free event!

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October 1 & 2, 2021

Kidzfest

Activities for kids of all ages! Church Street between Main & Central Ave.

(October 1)

11am-1pm

-Corn Box sponsored by Morren Bros Agriculture

-Balloon Animals

-Barrel Train

-Face Painting

-Inflatables

4pm-8pm

-Corn Box sponsored by Morren Bros Agriculture

-Balloon Animals

-Barrel Train

-Face Painting

-Inflatables

-Petting Zoo

(October 2)

11am-3pm

-Corn Box sponsored by Morren Bros Agriculture

-Balloon Animals

-Barrel Train

-Face Painting

-Inflatables

-Petting Zoo

4pm-6pm

-Corn Box sponsored by Morren Bros Agriculture

-Balloon Animals

-Barrel Train

-Face Painting

-Inflatables

-Petting Zoo

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October 1 & 2, 2021

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 23 - October 2 lining the sidewalks of Main Street.

WOODEN ANIMALS PROVIDED BY ALL ROUT INC.

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October 1, 2021

Children's Storytime

(10am-11am)

Vandeluyster Square

This weekly program is for children 3-6 yrs old. Each session will consist of theme-related stories, crafts, songs, and other fun activities. No registration required for this event.

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October 1 & 2, 2021

Cookies & Cider Class

Sponsored by Pink Slip Cakery

Friday October 1 

(6-7:30pm)

Saturday October 2

(10-11:30am)

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October 2, 2021

Pet Costume Contest

Sponsored by Chow Hound

1pm

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 by Friday October 1. Please email registration form to zeelandfestivalsinc@gmail.com or bring to Zeeland City Hall (21 S Elm St)