Sycamore Pumpkin Festival

Sycamore Pumpkin Festival, Inc.
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October 26-30, 2022

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 with the Opening Ceremony and cake cutting and concludes Sunday afternoon with a parade.


The festival has over 1000 entries in the Lions Decorated Pumpkin Display, 2 carnivals, many non-profit vendors, two indoor craft shows, entertainment and various activities, and it concludes on Sunday with a 90 minute  parade.  

The Theme for the 2022 Sycamore Pumpkin Festival is:

"Wish Upon a Pumpkin"

The Sycamore Pumpkin Festival Committee would like to welcome you to the 61st Annual Sycamore Pumpkin Festival.

A free pumpkin giveaway sponsored by Theis Farm Market and the Sycamore Lions will be held on Saturday, October 22nd at 10:00 am in the parking lot behind the Lion Wally “Mr. Pumpkin” Thurow statue on the SW corner of Somonauk and Elm Streets in Sycamore.

The Sycamore Lions Decorated Pumpkin Display electronic entry forms are available online at until Tuesday Oct. 25th or register in person on Wednesday October 26th between Noon and 9 PM.

For more information on the activities during the festival visit out Activities Page.