Pumpkin Pin Search

2022 Pumpkin Pin Search Winners:
The Sharum Family

The pin was found, wrapped in a toilet paper roll at the base of a volunteer tree along the fence line in the circle drive heading to the storage units just south of the Welcome to Morton sign on South Main Street. Congratulations to the Sharum family; Harlow, Zovi, and Oaklyn who found the 2022 Pumpkin Pin!

The Great Pumpkin Pin Search Teaser Clue:

  E NJOY YOUR SUMMER; FALL IS ALMOST NEAR.
  I T WON’T BE LONG BEFORE THE PUMPKIN FESTIVAL IS HERE!
 G O ON RIDES, DECORATE PUMPKINS IN THE 80S OF YEARS AGO.
 H OWEVER, REMEMBER THE PUMPKIN PIN IS THE STAR OF THE SHOW.
 T HE CLUES WILL BE RELEASED IN NO TIME AT ALL.
 I T WOULD BE WISE TO SEARCH FOR THE PIN LOW AND TALL.
 E ASY AND SIMPLE CLUES? NO CHANCE!
 S OMEONE WHO FINDS IT MIGHT JUST DANCE!

The 2022 Great Pumpkin Pin Search Clue Dates:
August 19
August 26
September 2
September 9

Prize:  $300 in Chamber Checks

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 families 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. 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. Winners will be announced and/or recognized on the Pumpkin Festival Entertainment Stage on Thursday, September 15 beginning at 6:30pm.

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