Morton Illinois was announced by Governor James R. Thompson as “Pumpkin Capital of the World”. As such the city holds every year in mid September a great Pumpkin festival.
The festival attracts more than 75,000 visitors, locals and tourists. Thus it is recommended to check hotel rates and book rooms well in advance.
Every year the organizers pick a unique festival theme.
In addition the visitors can enjoy diverse entertainment and culture events:
- Impressive opening ceremonies that emphasized the current festival theme.
- Colored parades
- Various competitions
- Unique activities for children
- Stands that sell food and handmade crafts Etc…
The festival’s program, Venue, lineup information show time / schedule of events, How to get, parking etc, is present in the festival’s link website below, under “Event Related Information” section.