Pumpkins Got Talent

2023 Pumpkins Got Talent

Congratulations to our winners!!

Individual and People’s Choice Award Winner: Elijah Smith

Group Winner: Janice and MJ Yoder

Join us Saturday September 16, as we close out the 2023 Morton Pumpkin Festival by highlighting local talent! Pumpkin’s Got Talent is a community talent show open to all ages!

Registration for Pumpkins Got Talent is now open!

Saturday, September 16
Pumpkin Festival Entertainment Stage


1st Place Individuals: $100 in Chamber Checks
1st Place Group: $100 in Chamber Checks
People’s Choice Award Winner: $150 in Chamber Checks

Auditions are not required, but participation approval will simply be first come first serve. We are no longer requiring a registration fee to sign up.

If registration states the competition is full, please call the Morton Chamber of Commerce at (309) 263-2491 or email info@mortonillinois.org to be added to the waitlist.

Participants will have no more than 3 minutes to perform.

Participants are NOT required to theme their performance to the 2023 Morton Pumpkin Festival Theme.

They will also need to bring a CD with their name and song titles written on them. CDs should be brought to the Morton Chamber of Commerce by Friday, September 1st.

There will NOT be different age categories. Contestants will compete based on individuals and groups.

There will be a 1st place winner chosen for each of the following categories:
-People’s Choice: the audience will vote via an online poll. 

Participants will be scored for:
1) Appearance: Costume
2) Stage Presence
3) Originality & Creativity
4) Crowd Interaction
5) Bonus: Props


  • No profanity or insensitive subject matter
  • Costumes must be appropriate
  • No electronic or moving props
  • All acts MUST be performed on stage

The Morton Chamber of Commerce staff reserves the right to decline any act they view as unsafe or not family-friendly.

Thank you to our sponsor:

Special thanks to our sponsor: 

and additional thanks to


Mike Minor