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Zeeland Pumpkinfest gearing up for 2013
Zeeland Pumpkinfest gearing up for 2013

ZEELAND, Mich.-- Although Pumpkinfest has been a staple in Zeeland for nearly three decades, this is the first year it's an independent organization.

Formerly part of the Zeeland Chamber of Commerce, Pumpkinfest is now part of Zeeland Festivals Inc., a 501 c3 non-profit group. Directed by Carla Flanders of CMF Marketing, the 2013 Pumpkinfest promises to be just as fun and family-friendly as ever.

Preparations are underway and Pumpkinfest is reaching out to the community for its support in the following areas:


Parade Application:  Submissions for the 2013 Caring People Parade are now being accepted! Participants can fill out the form online by clicking here, or download, print off and mail-in a hard copy version of the parade registration form by clicking here.The parade will be held on Saturday, October 5 at 3 p.m. Parade applications and entry fees submitted by July 22 will receive a discounted rate of $25. The cost for applications received after July 22 will be $30.


Sponsorship/Brochure Ads:  Pumpkinfest is in need of financial and in-kind support from the community and local businesses. Various levels of sponsorshipand advertising opportunities are available. For more information on how you or your business can support Pumpkinfest, visit www.pumpkinfest-zeeland.org and click on "Get Involved."


Events: Registration for Pumpkinfest events and activities are now available. If you have been involved with hosting an event in the past or are interested in creating a new event please click here to fill out the event form. 


Volunteer: There is a need for volunteers right now.  Additionally, as Pumpkinfest dates draw closer volunteers will be needed to assist with set up, take down, parade marshal, race, etc. Register to volunteer today by clicking here



Pumpkinfest in Zeeland, Michigan has been celebrating community, family fun and fall activities for 29 years. Pumpkinfest 2013 will take place on October 3, 4, 5. The three day event features a number of free and low-cost events that can be enjoyed by all ages. This year's theme is "Pumpkinfest Hits the Road." For more information visit www.pumpkinfest-zeeland.org or on Facebook.