2016 Schedule

Saturday, September 10
7:30-10:30 am: Pumpkin Bike Tour starts any time during these three hours (Library)
1:00-4:00 pm: Photography Show entries accepted (Library)
7:00 pm: Photography Show critique (Library)
 

Sunday September 11
8:00 am: Pumpkin Open Tennis Tournament (Joal Stanfield Tennis Complex) 
1:00-4:00 pm: Art Show entries accepted (Library)
1:30 pm: Soapbox Derby (Plum near Washington St.)
7:00 pm: Art Show critique (Library)
 

Monday, September 12
9:00 am-9:00 pm: Art & Photography Shows (Library)
 

Tuesday, September 13
9:00 am-9:00 pm: Art & Photography (Library)
4:00-5:30 pm: Pumpkin Weigh Off
4:30-6:00 pm: Pumpkin Decorating Contest entries accepted
6:30 pm: Big Wheel Race (Washington St. between Main & Plum)

Wednesday, September 14
9:00 am-9:00 pm: Art & Photography Shows (Library)
4:00-8:00 pm: Pumpkin Business Expo open
4:00-8:00 pm: Pumpkin Store open
4:00 pm: Carnival & Midway open
4:30-9:30 pm: Pumpkin Sweet Shoppe Open
4:30-9:00 pm: Pumpkin Grille open
5:00 pm: Official Opening Ceremony (Main Stage)
5:00-9:00 pm: Entertainment (Main Stage)
6:30-7:30 pm: Pumpkin Princess Pageant (Main Stage)
7:30-8:30 pm: Pumpkin Idol Jr. (Main Stage)
 

Thursday, September 15:
6:30 - 9:30 am: Pumpkin-To-Go open (Morton Plaza parking lot)
9:00 am - 9:00 pm: Art & Photography Shows (Library)
2:00-4:30 pm: Senior Appreciation Afternoon
2:00-3:30 pm: Pumpkin Bingo (Pumpkin Grille)
3:00-8:00 pm: Pumpkin Business Expo open
3:30-4:30 pm: Free pie & coffee for seniors (Pumpkin Grille)
3:30-4:45 pm: Central IL Banjo Club (Main Stage)
4:00 pm: Carnival & Midway opens
4:00-7:00 pm: Pumpkin-To-Go open (near Kmart)
4:00-8:00 pm: Pumpkin Store open
4:30-9:30 pm Pumpkin Sweet Shoppe open
4:30-9:00 pm: Pumpkin Grille open
5:00-9:00 pm: Entertainment (Main Stage)
6:00-6:30 pm: Kiddie Parade (Downtown)
6:30 pm: World-Famous Budweiser Clydesdales (Main St.)
 

Friday, September 16:
6:30-9:30 am:  Pumpkin-To-Go open (Morton Plaza parking lot)
9:00 am-9:00 pm:  Art & Photography Shows (Library)
11:00 am-1:00 pm: Pumpkin Grille open
11:00 am-1:00 pm: Pumpkin Sweet Shoppe open
11:00 am-7:00 pm: Pumpkin-To-Go Open (Morton Plaza parking lot)
3:00 pm: Carnival & Midway opens
3:00 pm-7:00 pm: Pumpkin Craft Faire open (Downtown)
4:00-8:00 pm: Pumpkin Store open
4:00-9:00 pm: Pumpkin Business Expo open
4:00-9:00 pm: Entertainment on Main Stage
4:00-9:00 pm: Pumpkin Grille open
4:00-9:30 pm: Pumpkin Sweet Shoppe open
4:00-9:30 pm: Pumpkin Sweet Shoppe Express open (Morton Community Foundation)
5:00-7:00 pm: Pumpkin Classic packet pick up (Lincoln Elementary School)
8:30 pm: Fireworks (Festival grounds)
 

Saturday, September 17:
6:30-10:30 am: Pumpkin Pancake Breakfast (Pumpkin Grille)
6:30-10:00 am: Entertainment (Main Stage)
7:30 am: Pumpkin Classic 10K/2Mile run/walk begins
8:00 am-6:00 pm: Pumpkin Craft Faire open (Downtown)
10:30 am: Pumpkin Festival Parade begins
11:00 am-7:00 pm: Pumpkin-To-Go open (Morton Plaza parking lot)
Noon: Carnival & Midway opens
Noon-6:00 pm: Peoria PlayHouse Children's Musem
Noon-8:00 pm Pumpkin Business Expo open
Noon-8:00 pm: Pumpkin Store open
Noon-9:00 pm Pumpkin Grille open
Noon-9:00 pm Pumpkin Sweet Shoppe Open
12:30-9:00 pm: Entertainment (Main Stage)
1:00-4:00 pm: Art & Photography Shows (Library)
4:00-5:00 pm: Pie Eating Competition (Main Stage)
5:00-5:30 pm: LIBBY'S Pumpkin Recipe Challenge Winner (Main Stage)
9:00 pm: Festival Closes