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Bud Zobrist Recognized as Parade Marshal

Loyd "Bud" Zobrist is our 48th Annual Morton Pumpkin Festival Parade Marshal!

Lloyd “Bud” Zobrist, 87, was born to Mary and Noah Zobrist in Morton, Illinois in 1927.  The sixth of ten children, Bud grew up going to Jefferson Elementary School and Morton Junior High and High School, the same schools his children and grandchildren would later attend.

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It's Time to Register!

The Morton Pumpkin Festival kicks off this month with the following event registrations:

Pumpkin Classic 10K Run & Walk
Pumpkin EXPO
Pumpkin Parade

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Check out our Pumpkin Festival promotional video to learn more about this year's Morton Pumpkin Festival sponsored by Libby's Pumpkin!

Welcome to the Morton Pumpkin Festival

As the home of Libby's Pumpkin, Morton is proud to say that over 80% of the world's canned pumpkin is processed right here.  Each September, in celebration of the pumpkin canning season, Morton hosts the Morton Pumpkin Festival.  This will be the Festival's 48th year.  Come and celebrate with us!

Pumpkin Festival: September 10-13, 2014

Pumpkin Festival Parade:  September 13, 2014
Pumpkin Craft Faire: September 12-14, 2014
Pumpkin Classic Run & Walk:  September 13, 2014


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