Who can forget the excitement and laughter associated with riding the rides at a carnival? The Morton Pumpkin Festival features one of the best carnivals you will find anywhere, courtesy of Big M Amusements, the carnival and midway provider for this event for over 40 years! Big M brings a wide variety of rides, games and concessions that delight both the young and the young at heart.

There are thrill rides for the more adventurous souls and milder versions for younger children and those who just prefer a little less of an adrenaline rush! Along the midway, there are fun games with lots of prizes and delicious treats like elephant ears, funnel cakes, corn dogs and lemon shake-ups.

The Morton Pumpkin Festival carnival is the key attraction for many of the thousands of families who visit us year after year. 

2015 Details

Carnival Tickets
Carnival tickets are $25 for a strip of 10 or $3.00 each and can be found at ticket booths located throughout the midway.  Ticket booths accept cash only.  Most of the carnival rides cost 1 ticket per ride.  The larger rides cost 2 tickets per ride.

Advance Discounted Tickets for Wednesday and Thursday
A strip of 10 tickets can be purchased for $20 from Tuesday, September 8 - Tuesday, September 15 at the Morton Chamber of Commerce office, Eli's Coffee Shop, Grimm's Inc, Kroger, Lennie's Meat Market, and Leaves N Beans.  These tickets are good at their full value on Wednesday and Thursday and may be used at half their value on Friday and Saturday (Example:  it will cost you 2 advance tickets for a ride that costs 1 ticket on Friday and Saturday).

Purchase a wristband and ride as many rides as you would like to on Friday, September 18 from 3:00 - 6:00 pm.  Advance sale wristbands are $20 and are available for purchase at all advance ticket sales locations and times. Wristbands are $25 at ticket booths on the carnival midway.