Susan Pyles Announced as 2019 Pumpkin Festival Parade Marshal

The Morton Pumpkin Festival Advisory Committee is excited to announce Susan Pyles, deemed “Morton’s cheerleader” by her nominator, as this year’s Pumpkin Festival Parade Marshal.

Pyles was surprised with the honor at the July 11th Morton Rotary meeting by Linc Hobson, the Morton Chamber of Commerce staff, and Festival Parade Chair, Aaron Miller.

The Festival Parade has been a highlight of the Morton Pumpkin Festival for the past 52 years. The 2019 Parade is set for Saturday, September 14 at 10:30 AM. Applications for entries into this year’s Parade are available online at

The 2019 Morton Pumpkin Festival “Luck O’ the Pumpkins” will be Wednesday, September 11 – Saturday, September 14. The Morton Pumpkin Festival generates resources to allow the Morton Chamber of Commerce to fulfill their 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. To learn more about the Morton Pumpkin Festival, visit or call (309) 263-2491.