Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Gold's Gym Entertainment Stage
Sponsor:  Wal-Mart Super Center of Morton

Join us for the Official Opening Ceremony of the Morton Pumpkin Festival!  We'll be cutting the pumpkin vine and releasing orange balloons!

If you child would like to participate in the Balloon Release, arrive between 4:00 and 4:30 pm to complete a balloon release card and obtain a balloon.  Children who attend a Morton elementary school will receive a balloon release card the week prior to the festival from their teacher.  Filling out the card in advance will shorten your time at the registration table!

During the Opening Ceremony, children will recite the Official Pumpkin Festival Pledge and then release their balloons. The child whose balloon release card is returned by October 16 from the farthest distance away receives a $25 award, and the person who returns the card receives a $10 award!

Please help us thank our sponsor


Official Pumpkin Festival Oath

I do solemnly pledge:
To eat lots of Pumpkin Festival food
To ride lots of Pumpkin Festival rides
To put my trash in a trash can
To ask for help when I need it
To help when I am able
and to take pride in my home town,
The Pumpkin Capital of the World!
Morton, Illinois, USA