Festival Mission

Our Mission

The mission of the Morton Pumpkin Festival is to generate resources that allow the Morton Chamber of Commerce to fulfill its mission to strengthen business and enhance community, at a superior level, through the implementation of a unique event that builds a sense of community among the people who live and work in Morton.

Our Driving Principles

While planning the Morton Pumpkin Festival, organizers will strive to:

  • Promote Chamber members
  • Provide a safe, fun, family-friendly atmosphere for all ages
  • Spend locally and encourage others to do the same
  • Provide volunteer and leadership development opportunities and recognition
  • Build the capacity of other Morton non-profit organizations
  • Celebrate pumpkin as a symbol of our community and history
  • Support and promote significant community development projects
  • Continue to improve our visitor experience