The Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival Events Schedule

2021 Events Schedule

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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