Fall events gearing up in the Davison area

Pumpkin Festival, trunk or treats planned for October
Hayrides at the 2019 Davison Pumpkinfest. File photo

Hayrides at the 2019 Davison Pumpkinfest. File photo

DAVISON AREA — After cancellations last fall put a halt on the Davison Downtown Development Authority’s annual Pumpkinfest and Trunk or Treat, both events are back this year.

They will take place in addition to Davison Township’s drive-thru Trunk or Treat at Lake Callis, which started last year with the need for social distancing during the pandemic.

The DDA’s Trunk or Treat downtown in Davison on Main Street will happen Oct. 8. And the city anticipates as many as 6,000 people could attend based on previous years.

Main Street from Mill Street to Third Street will be closed beginning at 5 p.m. to park vehicles in assigned areas so participants can decorate their trunk.

The event starts at 6 p.m. and will run until 8 p.m.

Anyone interested in having a trunk and passing out candy there should visit the city’s website at davisondda.org for a form which is to be completed and returned by Oct. 1.

The form can be returned by mail or the drop box at Davison City Hall, 200 E Flint Street Davison, MI 48423. Or fax it to 810-653-9621, or email to jessicas.abraham@gmail.com.

Last year was the first Drive-Thru Trunk or Treat at Lake Callis in Davison Township. File photo

Last year was the first Drive-Thru Trunk or Treat at Lake Callis in Davison Township. File photo

The 30th Annual DDA Pumpkinfest will follow the next day, Oct. 9, on Main Street in downtown Davison, from 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

The breakfast will kick off at 8 a.m. with an All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast benefitting the efforts of the Davison-Richfield Fire Department Auxiliary. Breakfast will include pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, and beverages. Adults, $5; Children 3-12, $3; Children under 3, Free.

The event will be held at the intersection of Main Street and Second Street,

Activities will include inflatables, a petting zoo, pony rides, a mechanical bull, a rock wall and rollerskating.

There will be an Entertainment Tent for ages 21 and up from 8 p.m.-12 a.m. with a $5 admission and music provided by Young Entertainment. Alcoholic beverages will be served.

For questions or details about Pumpkinfest or the Trunk or Treat, email: jessicas.abraham@gmail.com or call/text 810-444-8824.

Davison Township Parks and Recreation will hold its 2nd Annual Trunk or Treat Drive-Thru on Oct. 22 from 4-7 p.m. at Lake Callis Recreation Complex, 1152 N. Gale Rd. Tickets for this event are $3 and are on sale now.

This event is considered a safe alternative with a touch free drive-thru which allows participating children to collect treats from the safety of their car.

Registration is required and participants must select a time for their vehicle to enter.

Any business, organization or individual interested in setting up a booth or trunk, contact Davison Township Parks and Recreation by Oct. 15 to reserve space.

Details: Call Rebecca Walton at 810-214-1810 or email at rwalton@davisontwp-mi.org.

To register online visit register.dtparks.com/CourseActivities.aspx?id=19.