One of the premier events at the Morton Pumpkin Festival is the Morton Pumpkin Festival Parade. Held Saturday morning at 10:30 am, the parade boasts over 100 entries including floats, marching bands, Disney characters, and antique vehicles. The parade begins at the corner of Nebraska and Jefferson and travels west toward the Morton Post Office on Jefferson Street. Children and grandchildren will particularly enjoy this family-oriented event. Don’t forget to bring a bag to collect candy and toys distributed by the various parade entries. And please wear orange if you can! All festival goers are encouraged to wear orange during the parade to show their pumpkin spirit! An official “Orange Out” t-shirt can be purchased at the Chamber’s Pumpkin Store.