The Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival Events Schedule

Thursday October 5

5pm – 10pm Community Appreciation Night - Free Admission, Pumpkin Carving, Live Music, Cash Bar and More

Friday October 6 - Festival Begins

***Live Coverage of Cubs playoff games - TBD***

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 7

***Live Coverage of Cubs playoff games - TBD***

9am Superhero 5K Run/Walk – Signup
11am Festival Opens - Rides, Vendors Activities, All-You-Can-Carve Pumpkin Stations (while supplies last), and More
11:45am Join us for coverage of live college football in Tito's Lounge
1pm – 4pm

Unlimited Carnival Ride Special - ONLY $25 per person
1pm Meet & Greet - with HGTV's Alison Victoria
2pm HGTV Magazine - Monster Mash-Up
2pm Fastest Carver Competition in front of City Hall - Sign-Up
3pm HGTV Magazine - Come Home to Creepy Crawlies
4pm Meet & Greet - with HGTV’s Alison Victoria
4pmPie Eating Contest at the Music Gallery Stage in the Tito's Lounge with EMCEE DJ Cara Carriveau from WSHE 100.3- Sign-Up
4:30pmMeet and greet with DJ Cara Carriveau from WSHE 100.3 at the Muller Auto Group Booth from 4:30-6:00pm
5pmHGTV Magazine - Batty & Boo-tiful
7:30pmMuller Auto Group Ballon Night - Grab your light-up ballon from the Muller Auto Group Booth
8pmMake-A-Wish Family Presentation on Main Stage and Wall Lighting
10pm Festival Close

Sunday October 8

***Live Coverage of Cubs playoff games - TBD***

11amFestival Opens - Rides, Vendors Activities, All-You-Can-Carve Pumpkin Stations (while supplies last), and More
11:45am Join us for coverage of live NFL football in Tito's Lounge
12pm – 4pm
Unlimited Carnival Ride Special - ONLY $25 per person
1pm Pet Costume Contest Sponsored by Pet People at the Music Gallery Stage in the Tito's Lounge - Sign-Up
2pm Kids Costume Contest at the Music Gallery Stage in the Tito's Lounge - Sign-Up
3 pm Teen-Adult Costume Contest at the at the Music Gallery Stage in the Tito's Lounge - 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