The Sycamore Pumpkin Festival

"Pumpkin Inventions"

The 2014 Sycamore Pumpkin Festival will be held October 22nd through the 26th

2014 is the 53rd Annual Sycamore Pumpkin Festival downtown.   What started out as an idea by Wally Thurow in 1956 to offer something creative for the students of Sycamore, has grown from a neighborhood display on his front yard into the towns biggest city wide event beginning on Wednesday witht the Opening Ceremony and cake cutting.  The festival begins with over 1000 entries in the Lions Decorated Pumpkin Display, 2 carnivals, 2 large indoor craft shows, many non-profit vendors, and culminating with an hour and a half long parade on Sunday. 

Join the Wally Thurow Tribute Committee, The Sycamore Pumpkin Festival Committee, and the City of Sycamore to unveil the Wally Thurow statue on the corner of Somonauk and Elm at 4PM on Wednesday October 22nd.  Then wander up for the Cake Cutting and kickoff for the 53rd Annual Sycamore Pumpkin Festival at 5PM on N. Maple Street by the courthouse.

Saturday entertainment this year is the Southshore Drill Team who will be performing at 2PM in the 100 block of Somonauk Street.  The entertainment is being sponsored by KishHealth System, Hauser-Ross, and ServiceMASTER.

The Kiwanis are selling T-Shirts and Seatshirts this year to raise funds for the elimination of maternal and neonatal tetanis.  Pre-order is required.  Click here for an order form:  Order Form




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