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2022 Morton Pumpkin Festival’s Libby’s Pumpkin Recipe Challenge

This year’s Libby’s Pumpkin Recipe Challenge will take place on Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at Freedom Hall. This year’s competition features three categories: Junior (ages 10 to 17), Adult Sweet, and Adult Savory. There’s only one entry per person. Contestants must drop off their recipes at Freedom Hall between 5:00pm and 5:30pm.

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2021 Parade Marshal Announced

Congratulations to the 2021 Morton Pumpkin Festival Parade Marshal, Wayne Menold!! Wayne is a familiar face on festival grounds and has volunteered with the Festival and the Morton Chamber of Commerce for many years.

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Pumpkin Classic Ready?

Sign Up Today! One of the most popular events at the Morton Pumpkin Festival is our Pumpkin Classic Run & Walk, sponsored by LIBBY’S® Pumpkin. Date: Saturday, September 18Pre-Race Festivities: 7:00 amCheck-In/Finish Place: Festival Grounds – Downtown Morton, corner of N. First Avenue & E. Jefferson Street The flat course runs through town

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Our Thanks

What a year this has been!  To the volunteers and chairs who ran our events and venues…To the sponsors who had faith in our mission…And to all of you who showed up, shopped local, and continued your pumpkin love and pride…Thank you for your support in making Roaring Pumpkins and

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Pumpkin Menu

Enjoy a week of pumpkin foods from The Cookery, 2029 S. Main St. Available 11 – 5 for pickup Starting Wednesday – Pumpkin Banana Breads $6 & $3, Blueberry Streusel Pumpkin Muffins 4/$8, Gluten Free Jumbo Pumpkin Muffins 4/$10, Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Icing 9×9 pan / $12, Butter

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Birthday Bash

Join Sucre Sweets and Socials, 321 S. First Ave., for a Birthday Bash on Friday, September 18 from 12 – 8 PM. With vendors, carnival games, and great eats, there’s a lot of fun to be had!

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Comic Book Sales

To The Moon And Back, 210 W. Jefferson, will be hosting a pop-up shop on Saturday, September 19, and offering great deals throughout the week on their comics selection!

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  • 2022 Morton Pumpkin Festival’s Libby’s Pumpkin Recipe Challenge June 13, 2022
    This year’s Libby’s Pumpkin Recipe Challenge will take place on Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at Freedom Hall. This year’s competition features three categories: Junior (ages 10 to 17), Adult Sweet, and Adult Savory. There’s only one entry per person. Contestants must drop off their recipes at Freedom Hall between 5:00pm and 5:30pm. Winner will be announced later […]
    Leigh Ann Brown
  • 2022 Morton Pumpkin Festival Theme Announcement June 13, 2022
    We are excited to announce that the official theme for this year’s 2022 Morton Pumpkin Festival is “Pumpkin Go 80s.” We are ready for rocking good time!
    Leigh Ann Brown
  • Check Presentation to Festival Endowment Funds June 29, 2021
    Check presentation to the Morton Community Foundation for Pumpkin Festival Endowment Funds with proceeds from the 2021 Annual Golf Outing. Thank you to our sponsors, golfers, and volunteers for making this possible!!!
    Leigh Ann Brown
  • 2021 Parade Marshal Announced June 15, 2021
    Congratulations to the 2021 Morton Pumpkin Festival Parade Marshal, Wayne Menold!! Wayne is a familiar face on festival grounds and has volunteered with the Festival and the Morton Chamber of Commerce for many years.
    Leigh Ann Brown
  • Pumpkin Classic Ready? May 2, 2021
    Sign Up Today! One of the most popular events at the Morton Pumpkin Festival is our Pumpkin Classic Run & Walk, sponsored by LIBBY’S® Pumpkin. Date: Saturday, September 18Pre-Race Festivities: 7:00 amCheck-In/Finish Place: Festival Grounds – Downtown Morton, corner of N. First Avenue & E. Jefferson Street The flat course runs through town to the outskirts of Morton […]
    Leigh Ann Brown
  • Our Thanks September 29, 2020
    What a year this has been!  To the volunteers and chairs who ran our events and venues…To the sponsors who had faith in our mission…And to all of you who showed up, shopped local, and continued your pumpkin love and pride…Thank you for your support in making Roaring Pumpkins and All That Jazz a success. It […]
    mortonpumpkinfestival
  • Pumpkin Menu September 16, 2020
    Enjoy a week of pumpkin foods from The Cookery, 2029 S. Main St. Available 11 – 5 for pickup Starting Wednesday – Pumpkin Banana Breads $6 & $3, Blueberry Streusel Pumpkin Muffins 4/$8, Gluten Free Jumbo Pumpkin Muffins 4/$10, Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Icing 9×9 pan / $12, Butter Pumpkin Cookies 6/$5Call to pre-order! […]
    Leigh Ann Brown
  • Birthday Bash September 10, 2020
    Join Sucre Sweets and Socials, 321 S. First Ave., for a Birthday Bash on Friday, September 18 from 12 – 8 PM. With vendors, carnival games, and great eats, there’s a lot of fun to be had!
    Leigh Ann Brown
  • Comic Book Sales September 10, 2020
    To The Moon And Back, 210 W. Jefferson, will be hosting a pop-up shop on Saturday, September 19, and offering great deals throughout the week on their comics selection!
    Leigh Ann Brown
  • Mini Market September 9, 2020
    At Eli’s Coffee on Wednesday, September 16 from 3 – 7 PM. 
    Leigh Ann Brown
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