The Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival 2022

Festival October 7 - 9

Welcome to The Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival 2021

Please check here frequently as we post and update more 2021 Festival information, Schedules and Events.

Skeletons will begin invading Highwood the weekend of October 1 to get the community geared up for kick off of The Great Highwood Pumpkin Fest October 8th through 10th. While the Festival footprint may look different from past years with no street closures through Downtown Highwood to alleviate crowding, the familiar feel of The Great Highwood Pumpkin Fest will remain with a few twists.

FREE ON-SITE COVID TESTING


Defen95 will be on-site at The Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival to offer FREE COVID-19 testing to all attendees, volunteers and vendors!
Click HERE to pre-register and beat the lines. Located at City Hall Park.

Pets Welcome!

Community Appreciation Night Thursday October 7

5:00-9:00 pmThree All-You-Can Carve Pumpkin Stations located at Everts Park, City Hall Park and at 424 Sheridan Road (across from Buffo’s), Live Music and Full Bar at City Hall Park
5:00-9:00 pmUnlimited Carnival Ride Special- ONLY $25 per person
7:00-9:30 pmLive Music at DJ and Local Musicians Showcase @ City Hall Park Stage

Friday October 8

4:00 pmFestival Opens – Food and Artisan Craft Vendors, All-You-Can Carve Pumpkin Stations, Hay Rides, Mechanical Bull and more!
4:00–11:00 pm Live Music at Bernardi Securities Main Stage @ Everts Park
4:00–6:00 pmTrick or Treating Throughout Festival Grounds Sponsored by ‘Z’ Frank Apachi Day Camp Stop by their booth to pick up a bag to for collecting treats
5:00–10:00 pmCarnival Rides & Games
5:30–9:30 pmPrime Time Carnival Unlimited Ride Special- ONLY $30 per person
7-930 pmLive Music at DJ and Local Musicians Showcase @ City Hall Park Stage
7:45 pmHPHS Charity Drive Announcement on Main Stage at Everts Park and Ceremonial Wall Lighting
11:00 pmFestival Close

Saturday October 9

9:00 amScare Run 5K from Totem Pole Park at the corner of Waukegan and Walker Avenues
11:00 amFestival Opens – Food and Artisan Craft Vendors, All-You-Can Carve Pumpkin Stations, Hay Rides, Mechanical Bull and more!
11:00 am–11:00 pmLive Music at Bernardi Securities Main Stage @ Everts Park
1:00 - 10:00 pmCarnival Rides & Games
1:00 – 10:30 pmLive Music at DJ and Local Musicians Showcase @ City Hall Park Stage
1:00 – 5:00 pmUnlimited Carnival Ride Special - ONLY $25 per person
5:30 –9:30 pmPrime Time Carnival Unlimited Ride Special- ONLY $30 per person
8:00 pmHPHS Charity Drive Announcement on Main Stage at Everts Park and Ceremonial Wall Lighting
11:00 pmFestival Close

Sunday October 10

11:00 amFestival Opens – Food and Artisan Craft Vendors, All-You-Can Carve Pumpkin Stations, Hay Rides, Mechanical Bull and more!
11:00 am–9:00 pmLive Music at Bernardi Securities Main Stage @ Everts Park
12:00 pmPet Costume Contest at City Hall Park Stage - Sign Up Here Sponsored by VCA Cairo Animal Hospital
1:00 pmKids Costume Contest at City Hall Park Stage - Sign Up Here
1:00 - 9:00 pmCarnival Rides & Games
1:00 – 5:00 pmUnlimited Carnival Ride Special - ONLY $25 per person
2:00 pmPumpkin Pie Eating Contest at City Hall Park Stage Sponsored by The Bent Fork Bakery - Sign Up Here
3:00 – 9:00 pmLive Music at DJ and Local Musicians Showcase @ City Hall Park Stage
7:00 pmHPHS Charity Drive Announcement on Main Stage at Everts Park and Ceremonial Wall Lighting
9:00 pmFestival Close

From Our Facebook Page

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There's still a few more days to download the free eATLAS app and go on a walking tour of Highwood to see all the skeleton displays! It'll be a fun day for the whole family, so make sure to go before it ends on October 31st. ... See MoreSee Less

Theres still a few more days to download the free eATLAS  app and go on a walking tour of Highwood to see all the skeleton displays!  Itll be a fun day for the whole family, so make sure to go before it ends on October 31st.

Reminder that you can still download the eATLAS app (it’s free!) and go on a walking tour in Highwood to check out all the skeletons now through October 31! It’s a fun way to check out all the displays and tour Highwood too. Download The Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival tour via eATLAS and go to town! ... See MoreSee Less

Reminder that you can still download the eATLAS  app (it’s free!) and go on a walking tour in Highwood to check out all the skeletons now through October 31! It’s a fun way to check out all the displays and tour Highwood too.  Download The Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival tour via eATLAS  and go to town!

Thank you to our amazing 2021 Pumpkin Fest sponsors for without you none of this could be possible!
Bernardi Securities, 28 Mile Distilling Co., The Kraken, Power Home Remodeling, Waterway Carwash, DEFEN95, LeafGuard Brand Gutters, Renewal by Andersen LLC. Chicago,
The Home Improvement Network, Fields Auto Group, Crowd Cow, Christopher B. Burke Engineering, LLC, Tito's Handmade Vodka, Demuth Inc., Takis, Ravinia Brewing Company, Compass, Lakeshore Beverage, eATLAS, Windy City Cannabis, VCA Cairo Animal Hospital, Freshie Organic Tequila Seltzer, ‘Z’ Frank Apachi Day Camp, Klein, Thorpe & Jenkins, Ltd., AT&T, ATA National Title Group, The Viti Companies, GW & Associates PC, DiMeo Bros, FGM Architects - FGMA, Radio Flyer, FirstStudent
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Thank you to our amazing 2021 Pumpkin Fest sponsors for without you none of this could be possible!
Bernardi Securities, 28 Mile Distilling Co., The Kraken, Power Home Remodeling, Waterway Carwash, DEFEN95, LeafGuard Brand Gutters, Renewal by Andersen LLC. Chicago,
The Home Improvement Network, Fields Auto Group, Crowd Cow, Christopher B. Burke Engineering, LLC, Titos Handmade Vodka, Demuth Inc., Takis, Ravinia Brewing Company, Compass, Lakeshore Beverage, eATLAS, Windy City Cannabis, VCA Cairo Animal Hospital, Freshie Organic Tequila Seltzer, ‘Z’ Frank Apachi Day Camp, Klein, Thorpe & Jenkins, Ltd., AT&T, ATA National Title Group, The Viti Companies, GW & Associates PC, DiMeo Bros, FGM Architects - FGMA, Radio Flyer, FirstStudentImage attachment
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