Reach 7,500 'Sliver on the River' households 
and businesses!

A highlight for our family last fall was the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy’s Harvest Fest and Food Truck Rally. The crowd was astounding. But because the Dequindre Cut is so long, it never felt crowded. 

Marc Pasco, Director of Communications for the DRC, laughed, “It was 50,000, but I would have believed 500,000!” Because of the incredible number of food trucks, there were hardly any lines for them. Even the rides and trick-or-treating stations had minimal lines at midday. 

The event, which is featured on the cover of this issue, will absolutely be at the top of our ‘fall musts’ list. This year, the festival will see some exciting additions, the most unique being a petting zoo featuring an alpaca, donkey, goats, sheep, ducks, chickens and bunnies. From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. both Oct. 1 and 2, kids are invited to visit the petting zoo as well as dress up for trick-or-treating, which will also be expanded this year.

Last year, my son and I missed the costume contest by an hour or so. We won’t be making that mistake again! 

There will be superhero meet-and-greets from 1 to 3 p.m. Perfect for my little guy who wants to be a Power Ranger for the second year in a row. Good thing I bought last year’s costume in one size too big!

Other fun kids activities we didn’t have the chance to list in the feature on page 8 include a Kids Tent with slime experiments, mask making, glitter tattoos and more. For the older crowd, there will be lots of fun games like axe throwing and a quarterback challenge.

Finally, the pumpkin patch is a must-visit. Children ages 17 and under can choose their own pumpkin to take home for free. A decorating station with paint and stickers will also be on site.

Speaking of paint, I’m hoping to see the return of the enormous paper art for kids to color. My son got to feel like he was part of making the beautiful Dequindre Cut murals. Between the music, the candy, the food trucks, the art, and the inflatables, what could be more magical for a kid?

I hope to see the community on the Cut! Happy fall!

Lauren McGregor
Lastly and as always, we would like to thank all the businesses, advertisers, individuals, clubs and organizations that have supported us in this new venture. Not only are you showcasing your business in a quality magazine, you are also proudly declaring your support for Detroit and the “Sliver on the River.” 

Further, the kind words and compliments we have received have helped spur us on to make every issue of Detroit River Living even better than the last — a stand-alone work of art.

We must also thank the residents and 50-some apartment/condo buildings and complexes and nearly a dozen retail and store locations — including the food court at the RenCen — that have allowed us to place magazine racks in their precious space. We were gratified to see the magazines being picked up immediately and having to be restocked! (A complete list of magazine locations may be found on our website,

John Minnis

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