The countdown is on for Zeeland’s Pumpkinfest - Celebrating community, family fun, and fall activities for over 30 years. This years "Pumpkinfest In Disguise," is next weekend.

Pumpkinfest is a two-day event that features a number of free and low-cost events for everyone. This year's festival is next Friday, October 7th and Saturday, October 8th. This is a shift from Pumpkinfest’s traditional three day schedule.

Pumpkinfest visitors can purchase event merchandise, including collector’s edition longsleeve and short-sleeve Pumpkinfest t-shirts as well as insulated travel mugs. Profits from merchandise sales are used to support future Pumpkinfest activities. These items can be found at the Pumpkinfest Information Tent, which will be located, during the festival, in front of 130 E. Main.

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For the second year, Pumpkinfest has partnered with the Holland Area Arts Council to coordinate a community art centered project known as Pumpkinfest Avenue Art. Anyone is welcomed to participate. Local artists, schools and community groups have created their own totem-like structure featuring their interpretation of this year’s theme of Pumpkinfest “In Disguise.”

There will be a fun place for kids to be creative, learn and play - KidZfest. There will be  bounce houses, petting zoos, stage performances, pony rides and more. KidZfest will be  on Church St. just south of Main Ave.

On Friday, October 7th, enjoy Dessert on Us – a celebration of community and a complimentary donut and cider. A sweet treat, combined with an evening of family activities, including the Kids Tractor Pull, hayrides and KidzFest events.

The Pumpkinfest Parade will be Saturday, October 8th at 3pm. The parade will feature marching bands, horses, walking groups, tractors, and of course floats featuring this year’s theme “Pumpkinfest In Disguise.” The Parade Route is 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.

The complete Pumpkinfest schedule can be found on www.pumpkinfest-zeeland.org