2019 Great Pumpkin Pin Search

Sponsor: 
Prize:  $300 in Chamber Checks

Clues Released:  August 16, August 23, August 30, September 6

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 Festival's Opening Ceremony. Generations of Mortonites look forward to this long-standing tradition each year.



Four clues will be released (one new clue every Friday for four weeks in a row) unless the Pin is found prior to the next clue.  Clues will be released on the following Fridays at 5 pm:    August 16, August 23, August 30, September 6. 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 Pin will be hidden in a non-dangerous location on PUBLIC property (it will not be hidden on private property).  The Pin could be anywhere, indoors or outdoors, in the vicinity of Morton. Individuals of all ages are encouraged to search for the Pin.  

Once the Pumpkin Pin is found, an announcement will be posted on the door of the Chamber office, on this website, and on the Morton Pumpkin Festival's Facebook page.  Until then, contestants are encouraged to maintain their search and not be swayed by others who claim to have found the Pumpkin Pin. 

 

Whoever finds the Pin must contact the  Morton Chamber of Commerce office for verification.  The person(s) who finds the Pumpkin Pin will be presented with $300 in Chamber Checks on the Pumpkin Festival stage on Wednesday night, September 11.
 

 

 

2019 Clues

2019 Teaser:

 

CALLING ALL IRISH OR FOLKS WITH GOOD LUCK

OR THOSE WHO JUST WANT TO MAKE A QUICK BUCK

PUMPKIN PATCHES AND A LOCAL CLOVER FIELD

IN ABOUT FIVE WEEKS, OUR FIRST PUMPKIN PIN CLUES WILL BE REVEALED

LIKE A FOUR LEAF CLOVER, THE PIN WILL BE HARD TO DISCOVER

SEARCH ALL OF MORTON'S LAND AND TRY TO UNCOVER

48 OF 58 WILL GET YOU NEAR

ENTER THE CONTEST WITHOUT ANY PAST FEAR

 

Clue #1: 

OUR THEME IS LUCK O THE PUMPKINS FOR 2019

DECIPHER IRISH AND GREEN CLUES TO SEE WHAT WE MEAN

 

THIS COMPANY IS THE IRISH OLYMPIC TEAM’S PARTNER FOR FUELS

STAY OFF PRIVATE PROPERTY; YOU KNOW THE RULES

 

YOU WON’T FIND IT THIS YEAR IN FRONT OF A FIELD

NOR WILL YOU HAVE TO BE DIGGING OR KNEELED

 

PLEASE GET OFF YOUR IRISH DUFF, YOU CAN’T LONG WAIT

DON’T FREEZE, PUT ON A SWEATER, SO YOU CAN GOLF STRAIGHT

 

YEARS AGO WE TOLD YOU GO TO A PARK’S RILL

COULD THAT ADVICE THIS YEAR BE GOOD STILL

 

SHERLOCK WILL AID YOU TO PIN DOWN THE PLACE

SHAMROCKS AND IRISH CRYSTAL WILL HELP WIN THE RACE

 

EDDIE ALONE STILL MAKES A GREAT SOUND

YOU IN AN INNERTUBE, A BUNCH OF CLUES ABOUND

 

KILKENNY IS FAMOUS FOR POTTERY TOO

IRISH PUMPKIN PIE IS LIKE CHEESECAKE, WHO KNEW?

 

JEAN CAN MAKE 13 STILL HAVE A  GREAT CHANCE

EVEN A SMALL CHILD ON THE PUMPKIN STAGE CAN DANCE

 

DO NOT PULL YOUR HAIR OUT OR WHINE IT’S TOO TOUGH

YOU’VE ALREADY BEEN GIVEN MUCH MORE THAN ENOUGH

 

Clue #2:

TBA August 23

 

Clue #3:

TBA August 30

 

Clue #4

TBA September 6