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Pumpkin Business Expo

The Pumpkin Business Expo, with over 12,000 square feet of space, is filled with displays and merchandise from over 50 area businesses.  An estimated 50,000 guests visit this popular tent each year to learn about your business, products and services.

2014 Pumpkin Expo Details

Chairmen:  Jacque Austin and Troy Erickson
Sponsor: CORE Construction

Morton Chamber of Commerce Member cost is $425 for a 10x10 space.  Non-member cost is $725 for a 10x10 space.  Please note that nonprofit organizations must also be a member of the Morton Chamber to get the discounted rate.  Click HERE for membership information.  Contact mkull@mortonillinois.org if you have questions or would like to join the Morton Chamber.

The Business Expo Hours of Operation for 2014:

Wednesday, September 10: 4:00 - 8:00 pm
Thursday, September 11: 3:00 - 8:00 pm
Friday, September 12: 4:00 - 9:00 pm
Saturday, September 13: Noon - 8:00 pm

This year’s theme is “Pumpkins of the West”.  As in the past, we encourage you to begin thinking of all the creative ways you can decorate your booth.  Judging will be based on creativity, originality, and incorporation of the theme and pumpkins!

Reminders for 2014:

· Brown Bag Meal: be sure to indicate how many dinners (pork chop, chips, slice of pumpkin pie and water) you will need for those working during the dinner hour on your reservation form. The Chairperson(s) will round those up for you.

· Helium tanks are permitted, but must be secured in your booth
· You are required to man your booth during all hours of operation.  Any booth unmanned will risk not returning in 2015.
· Dress according to the weather, space heaters are not allowed in the Expo.

Keep watch your email as we will also be sending additional Business Expo details by August 22.  This information will have your set-up/tear-down dates, times, and important booth regulations.  If you have any questions between now and the festival, please contact our office!

Eligibility Requirements:

· Business must be owned and operated within a 50-mile radius of Morton
· Business must have verifiable FEIN, and State Sales Tax numbers
· Business must sell products and/or services other than amusements *

* All amusements are located in the midway, and managed by the amusement company hired by the Chamber of Commerce.  Amusements include, but are not limited to:  rock climbing walls, jugglers, clowns, face painting, rides, psychic readers/fortune tellers, bingo/gambling businesses, etc.

Click HERE to view a layout of the tent as of July 30, 2014.