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 along Jefferson Street, the parade boasts over 100 entries including floats, marching bands, antique vehicles, and popular children’s characters.  


The parade route will again feature our Parade Donut Stands. Stop by these bright blue Pepsi concession trailers, located in key spots along Jefferson Street, for pumpkin donuts, coffee, milk, and cold beverages.  Hosted by Tazewell County Resource Center (TCRC), these stands are the perfect way to enjoy a taste of the Morton Pumpkin Festival while also supporting a local non-profit organization.  TCRC will also be selling pumpkin donuts from golf carts along the parade route!


Don’t forget to bring a bag to collect candy and toys, handed out by many of our Festival entries, and please wear ORANGE to the parade to show your pumpkin spirit!


We can’t wait to see you at the Morton Pumpkin Festival Parade! If you can’t join us in person, watch the parade streaming live from your home or office at www.mortonpumpkinfestival.org.

2017 Float Winners

Grand Prize - Girl Scout Troop 4969

​1st Place - Morton Community Bank
2nd Place - Winkel Lawn Care
3rd Place - Morton Villa

​1st Place - Eastside Bible Church
2nd Place - Southside Mission
3rd Place - Girl Scout Troop 4154