The 2017 Great Pumpkin Pin Search

Sponsor: Clearpath IT Solutions
Prize:  $300 for the Pumpkin Pin

Clues Released:  August 18, August 25, September 1, September 8

The kickoff to the Morton Pumpkin Festival is the Great Pumpkin Pin Search. This treasure hunt for the official Festival Pin marks the countdown to the Opening Ceremony. This long-standing tradition that generations of Mortonites look forward to each year reminds everyone that the Festival is just around the corner.

Clues will be released on the following Fridays at 5:00 pm:  August 18, August 25, September 1, and September 8. The clues will be posted here on our website, on our Facebook page, and on the door of the Morton Chamber of Commerce office.

The searcher who finds the Pumpkin Pin will win $300 in Chamber Checks, be photographed for the Pumpkin Festival Facebook Page, and will be introduced on the Gold's Gym Entertainment Stage!

The pins will be hidden in non-dangerous locations on public rather than private property.  The pins could be anywhere, indoors or outdoors, in the vicinity of Morton.  Individuals of all ages are encouraged to seek the pins.  

Once the Pumpkin Pin is found, an announcement will be posted at the Chamber office, on the website, and on Facebook.  Until then, contestants are encouraged to maintain their searches vigorously and not be swayed by others who claim he or she or someone else has already found the Pumpkin Pin. Anyone who finds a pin must bring it to the Chamber office to claim the prize and congratulations for a job well done. 


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Teaser Clue 2017

Pumpkin eaters rollin on.  
Pin your hopes on learning some German.
In a few weeks, you may be on your knees.
Or searching bushes shrubs or trees.
Zip along uncharted places.
Clues should not put frowns on faces.