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Glen Arbor's Pumpkin Fest 2017

October 21, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


The local community and visitors are invited to enjoy this celebration of fall, one of our favorite seasons in Leelanau.

Saturday, October 21st, 2017 | 12 – 4pm

Fun fall family & pet-friendly activities with live music during Pumpkin Fest will be held this year at the Glen Arbor Township Park (located at the corner of  M-22 & State Street). Expect peak colors for fall color tours, shopping, dining and a nice weekend to enjoy outdoor recreation. Free to attend but asking a $5 Donation per child to participate in the organize activities.

Pumpkin Carving is open to kids & adults of all ages! Pumpkins will be provided to carve your masterpieces. Later, the Pumpkins will be placed the corner of the park to show off a spectacle of the lit up creations just before dusk.

List of Activities & Times

The fun begins at Noon, with Games, Pumpkin Carving, a Craft Table and Face Painting. The Jack Pine Band returns for live music performance all afternoon as well. 

At 1:00 p.m. is the Costume Parade, with Prizes given in a range of ages and categories.  

Following at 1:30 p.m. is a Pet Costume Parade with prizes, also in a range of categories.  

Then at 3:00 p.m. there will be the Pie Eating Contest with prizes for kids, teens, and adults. There will be a Chalk Art contest along the sidewalks, a Cake Walk, a Photo Booth and Cider & Donuts for all.

Carved Pumpkins will be on display and lit at 6pm for an artistic spectacle – both on Saturday and Sunday.

While you’re in town, make sure to shop at our small businesses and eat at the local establishments. Art’s Tavern will have a trailer parked to collect items for the local food bank, including non-perishable pantry items, diapers and toiletries. 

Carved Pumpkins will be on display and lit at 6pm for an artistic spectacle – both on Saturday and Sunday. 

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Interested in Volunteering or being a Sponsor?

Please email Patricia at [email protected]

Major Sponsors ~ Thank You

Glen Arbor Bed & Breakfast and Cottages

Art’s Tavern

Cherry Republic

Cottage Book Shop

Crystal River Outfitters Recreational District

Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce

The Homestead

Northwoods Hardware

Quick Storage

Sponsors ~ Thank You

Bay Lavender

Jackson Station

Leelanau Coffee Roasters

LVR Leelanau Vacation Rentals


Northland Vacation Rentals

Petoskey Pete’s

Riverfront Deli, Pizza & Specialties

Totem Shop

Photo credit to these contributors: 

Char Davis of Dancing Frog Press, Sue Boucher of The Cottage Book Shop, Patricia of Glen Arbor B&B. Thank you!


October 21, 2017
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Glen Arbor Township Park
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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