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Pumpkinfest Parade

Sat. October 4 in South Lyon

(Festival Oct 3 – 5)


The South Lyon Area comes alive with the Fall Season and the SOUTH LYON AREA PUMPKINFEST during the weekend of October 3 - 5.  There is a huge regional turnout for this event. The parade is a highlight of the weekend’s events.  JOIN the Oakland County Democratic Party and our fellow Dems from the South Lyon area for a great rallying time for our 2008 Democratic Candidates! 

Who:   Everyone!  CANDIDATES ARE ENCOURAGED TO COME MARCH and meet the thousands of people who come out for this annual event.  For this parade, you may pass out Lit from the parade route.

When:  Arrive in South Lyon around 9 AM.  Be at the staging area no later than 9:30 AM. The Parade steps off at 10 AM and lasts 1 ½ hours.


Where:   Staging is at Bartlett Elementary School,
350 School Street
.  WE are unit #18 and will be on
Warren Street
, which is just north of Whipple and about a block West Whipple’s intersection with N.Lafayette/Pontiac Trail.  The parade travels from the school down Warren, then Whipple, turns south on Pontiac Trail and finishes at Nine Mile.  The route is 1.5 miles. 



Parking:  There are several public lots nearby, but there will be no parking at the drop site. If you park at the end of the route, it’s the Fellowship Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 22200 Pontiac Trail, just south of Nine Mile.

Special:   Handing out LIT and CANDY into people’s hands is permitted.  DO NOT TOSS anything.

All marchers are asked to bring a non-perishable food donation as a Good Will Entry Fee.  The food will be used for the Active Faith Community Service in South Lyon.  Greeters will take your item when you arrive.

What to wear:  Long pants or capris.  Khakis preferred, no jeans, please.  Wear your Candidate shirt or we’ll provide you with a shirt to wear.  Sunscreen, hat, or raingear if needed; it’s a rain or shine event. 

 RSVP: Jayne Hamilton:  Ph: 248-909-1493


For more on the Pumpkinfest Festival,  Click here   to go to the Schedule of Events

OCDP On The Road is a team of volunteers, all members of the Oakland County Democratic Party, who join together with Democratic campaigns and local Democratic Clubs to support local, county-wide, State, US Senate, US House, and Presidential campaigns. Individuals choose their times, locations and assignments. The 2008 events range from holiday parades and fireworks events to town and city spring, summer and fall festivals of various types. It includes large venues like Woodward Dream Cruise and Arts, Beats and Eats. Most events are on weekends. It’s a great way for YOU to make a difference in this exciting election year! Your can sign up for OCDP On The Road at