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The Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival 2018

 Community Appreciation Night October 4
Festival October 5 - 7

Benefitting Make-A-Wish Illinois

Welcome to The Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival 2018

The Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival is the quintessential kick-off event to celebrate the Fall season! Be a part of history as we attempt to break the Guinness World Record of for the most pumpkins carved and lit at once (30, 851) and help us raise money for Make-A-Wish Illinois. Come experience a full schedule of family-friendly activities and the charm of our small town that’s bursting with good will and family fun.

Activities and Events Schedule - Here | Music Schedule - Here

$3 Daily Admission - $5 Weekend Pass

Buy your tickets at the entrance gates upon arrival.
Children 6 years old and under free.
All major credit cards accepted.
Rain or shine event.

Pumpkin Fest Hours
Friday, Oct. 54pm - 10pm
Saturday, Oct. 611am - 10pm
Sunday, Oct. 711am - 9pm
Carnival Hours
Thursday, Oct. 45pm - 9pm
Unlimited Rides - 5pm - 9pm
Friday, Oct. 54pm - 10pm
Unlimited Rides - 5pm - 9pm
Saturday, Oct. 612pm - 10pm
Unlimited Rides - 12pm - 4pm
Sunday, Oct. 712pm - 9pm
Unlimited Rides - 12pm - 4pm

2018 Calendar

BYOP (Bring Your Own Pumpkin). The quantity of pumpkins delivered on site will NOT be enough to break the world record. Bring a carved pumpkin to our Pumpkin Drop Off location in front of City Hall Monday, October 1 through Thursday, October 4 or bring it with you to the festival and receive a FREE admission pass to the weekend event. BYOP pumpkins will be accepted through Sunday afternoon Oct 7th.

Prelude to Pumpkin Fest
Monday, October 1- Thursday October 4

Monday, October 1

3:30pm - 9pmPumpkin Carving at Highwood City Hall

Tuesday, October 2

3:30pm - 9pmPumpkin Carving at Highwood City Hall

Wednesday, October 3

3:30pm - 9pmPumpkin Carving at Highwood City Hall

Thursday, October 4

5pm - 10pmCommunity Appreciation Night - Free Admission, Pumpkin Carving, Live Music, Cash Bar, Carnival & More!

Friday, October 5 - Festival Begins

4pm Festival Opens - Rides, Vendors Activities, All-You-Can-Carve Pumpkin Stations (while supplies last), Carnival and More
4pm - 6pmTrick-or-Treating Throughout Festival Grounds
5pm – 9pmUnlimited Carnival Ride Special - ONLY $25 per person
7:45pmMake-A-Wish Family Presentation on Main Stage and Wall Lighting
10pmFestival Close

Saturday, October 6

9am Superhero 5K Run/Walk – Sign-Up
11am Festival Opens - Rides, Vendors Activities, All-You-Can-Carve Pumpkin Stations (while supplies last), and More
12pm – 4pmUnlimited Carnival Ride Special - ONLY $25 per person
3pmPumpkin Pie Eating Contest at the Food Court Stage - Sign-Up
8pmMake-A-Wish Family Presentation on Main Stage and Wall Lighting
10pm Festival Close

Sunday, October 7

11amFestival Opens - Rides, Vendors Activities, All-You-Can-Carve Pumpkin Stations (while supplies last), and More
12pm - 4pmUnlimited Carnival Ride Special - ONLY $25 per person
12pm Pet Costume Contest Sponsored by Pet People at the Food Court Stage - Sign-Up
1pm Kids Costume Contest at the Food Court Stage - Sign-Up
2 pm Teens to Adult Costume Contest at the Food Court Stage - Sign-Up
7pm Make-A-Wish Family Presentation on Main Stage and Wall Lighting
7:10pm World Record Attempt For Most Lit Jack-O-Lanterns on Display
9pm Festival Closes


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We want to give a lot of love to our sponsors that make our Pumpkin Walls possible! Thanks to: Dimeo Brothers, Deerpath Inn, Klein, Thorpe & Jenkins, Ltd. Mid-American Water and Street Level Studio.

It takes a village to pull this event together and we are so grateful for all of you!
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We want to give a lot of love to our sponsors that make our Pumpkin Walls possible! Thanks to: Dimeo Brothers, Deerpath Inn, Klein, Thorpe & Jenkins, Ltd. Mid-American Water and Street Level Studio.

It takes a village to pull this event together and we are so grateful for all of you!

We want YOU to come help us fill the scaffoldings lining the streets with beautifully carved pumpkins October 1st-4th! We need all hands on deck so bring your families, friends, neighbors, coworkers, and more and meet us in front of City Hall each day.

Come out each day from 3:30-9pm and carve, carve, carve. All levels of expertise welcome. Plus, your creations could be featured on Fox News Chicago!
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We want YOU to come help us fill the scaffoldings lining the streets with beautifully carved pumpkins October 1st-4th! We need all hands on deck so bring your families, friends, neighbors, coworkers, and more and meet us in front of City Hall each day. 

Come out each day from 3:30-9pm and carve, carve, carve. All levels of expertise welcome. Plus, your creations could be featured on Fox News Chicago!

Can you believe Pumpkin Fest is right around the corner? Neither can we! We hope you join us for the week of fun we have prepared! ... See MoreSee Less

Can you believe Pumpkin Fest is right around the corner? Neither can we! We hope you join us for the week of fun we have prepared!

 

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Jack G Smithy Angela Gibellina Joseph Patrick Sar Ah Annie Ragauskis lets go 🎃

How much is the unlimited ride wristband for the 4th & what are the hours? Thank you!

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We should go this year Trenton

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