The Sycamore Pumpkin Festival
See you at next years Sycamore Pumpkin Festival
October 26-30, 2016
Parade and Vendor Applications are now available (See Parade and Vendors Pages)
2015 is the 54th 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.
Sycamore residents joined Wally's wife, Jan Thurow and last years Theme winner, Hannah Sebby in unveiling the Wally Thurow statue on the SW corner of Elm and Somonauk at the begining of the 53rd annual Sycamore Pumpkin Festival.
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