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Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival 2017 Schedule
            October 6 - 8, 2017

17 Highwood Ave, Highwood, Illinois

Thursday, October 5, 2017
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Community Appreciation Night - Free Admission, Pumpkin Carving, Live Music, Cash Bar and more.

Friday, October 6, 2017 - Festival Begins
  4:00 pm - Festival Opens - Rides, Vendors Activities, All-You-Can-Carve Pumpkin Stations (while supplies last), Carnival and more.
  4:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Trick-or-Treating Throughout Festival Grounds
  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Unlimited Carnival Ride Special - ONLY $25 per person
  7:45 pm - Make-A-Wish Family Presentation on Main Stage and Wall Lighting
10:00 pm - Festival Close



Saturday, October 7, 2017

  9:00 am - Superhero 5K Run / Walk - Signup
11:00 am - Festival Opens - Rides, Vendors Activities, All-You-Can-Carve Pumpkin Stations (while supplies last), and more
11:45 am - Join us for coverage of live college football in Tito's Lounge
  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Unlimited Carnival Ride Special - ONLY $25 per person

1:00 pm - Meet & Greet - with HGTV's Alison Victoria
2:00 pm - HGTV Magazine - Monster Mash-Up
2:00 pm - Fastest Carver Competition in front of City Hall - Sign-Up
3:00 pm - HGTV Magazine - Come Home to Creepy Crawlies



Saturday, October 7, 2017 - (continued)

4:00 pm - Meet & Greet - with HGTVís Alison Victoria
4:00 pm - Pie Eating Contest at the Music Gallery Stage in the Tito's Lounge with EMCEE DJ Cara Carriveau from WSHE 100.3- Sign-Up
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm - Meet and greet with DJ Cara Carriveau from WSHE 100.3 at the Muller Auto Group Booth
5:00 pm - HGTV Magazine - Batty & Boo-tiful

  7:30 pm - Muller Auto Group Ballon Night - Grab your light-up ballon from the Muller Auto Group Booth
  8:00 pm - Make-A-Wish Family Presentation on Main Stage and Wall Lighting
10:00 pm - Festival Close



Sunday, October 8, 2017

11:00 am - Festival Opens - Rides, Vendors Activities, All-You-Can-Carve Pumpkin Stations (while supplies last), and More
11:45 am - Enjoy the coverage of live NFL football in Tito's Lounge
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Unlimited Carnival Ride Special - ONLY $25 per person
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Meet & Greet with Pinkie Pie from My Little Pony: The Movie at the Celebrate Highwood tent

1:00 pm - Pet Costume Contest Sponsored by Pet People at the Music Gallery Stage in the Tito's Lounge - Sign-Up
2:00 pm - Kids Costume Contest at the Music Gallery Stage in the Tito's Lounge - Sign-Up
3:00 pm - Teen-Adult Costume Contest at the at the Music Gallery Stage in the Tito's Lounge - Sign-Up

7:00 pm - Make-A-Wish Family Presentation on Main Stage and Wall Lighting
7:10 pm - World Record Attempt For Most Lit Jack-O-Lanterns on Display
9:00 pm - Festival Closes


Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival Schedules

  • Event Schedules - October 6 - 8

  • Music Schedules - October 6 - 8




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