Pumpkin Festival Parade
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, antique vehicles, and popular children's characters. 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 will be available at the Chamber’s Pumpkin Store.
Stop by our Parade Donut Stands. The bright blue Pepsi wagons, located in key spots along Jefferson Street, will sell pumpkin donuts, Great Harvest Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins, coffee, milk, and cold beverages. Hosted by Tazewell County Resource Center (TCRC) this is the perfect way to enjoy a taste of the Morton Pumpkin Festival while also supporting a local non-profit organization.
If you can't join us in person, parade streaming will be live on this website.
2015 Float Winners
Grand Prize - Eastside Bible Church
1st Place Commercial - Morton Community Bank
1st Place Non-Commercial - Apostolic Christian Timber Ridge
- Competitions & Shows
- Daily Schedule
- Kid-Friendly Activities
- Opening Ceremony
- Kiddie Parade
- Orange Out
- Pumpkin Festival Parade
- Parade Marshal
- Pumpkin Business Expo
- Pumpkin Classic Run and Walk
- Pumpkin Craft Faire
- Pumpkin Princess Pageant
- Senior Appreciation Afternoon
- Special Kids Day
- We Care Precious Baby Contest