Starting on the eve of October 10th and running through October 13th it’s time to again gather for some family fun at the Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival. The festival kicks off on Thursday, October 10th from 5 PM to 10 PM, with a Community Appreciation Night featuring free admission, carnival rides, pumpkin carving, live music, and more!

The fun continues on Friday, October 11th starting at 4 PM with an activity-packed weekend that includes a full schedule of right through Sunday with costume and pie-eating contests, horse-drawn hayrides, a petting zoo, crafts, three stages for music, food and beverages galore, Trick-or-Treating throughout festival grounds, and the attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most pumpkins carved and lit at once.

The festival admission price is $5 per day with tickets available at the entrance gates upon arrival. All proceeds will benefit Make-A-Wish Illinois and further their mission to grant wishes for Illinois children with life-threatening conditions.

Visit the official event website for additional information. So get “pumpkined” up to partake in this inspiring fall feature and fundraiser where the whole family is sure to have an awesome time!



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