Oct 06, 2017 - Oct 08, 2017
The City of Highwood is proud to announce its 7th Annual Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival will benefit Make-A-Wish Illinois. The Great Highwood Pumpkin Fest will boast fan favorites including all you can carve onsite pumpkins, Trick or Treating, Costume Contests, Pumpkin Parade, hay rides, pony rides, petting zoo, carnival rides, kids crafts, two stages jam packed with solid entertainment, food and beverage vendors galore and a Superhero 5K Pumpkin Run, Walk/Walk. As always, all lit jack-o-lanterns will be placed on pumpkin walls throughout the Festival grounds, with a ceremonial wall lightings Friday and Saturday nights, and the grand lighting on Sunday evening. Join Celebrate Highwood for our inaugural Pumpkin Fest Community Appreciation Night. With a relaxed atmosphere, this preview night features free admission, carnival rides, live music, a full bar and more. We welcome the community to come out, carve pumpkins and help us fill the scaffolding before the event officially kicks off. The Highwood restaurants and bars will be open and many of our festival vendors will be open for business as well. Our mission is to bring community together with a common goal to grant wishes for Make-A-Wish Illinois. Meet up with old friends or make new ones while working to make a difference in the lives of children and their families with life- threatening medical conditions in Illinois. Join us on this special night. Community, Charity, Celebrate Highwood! BYOP (Bring Your own Pumpkin). The quantity of pumpkins delivered on site by the organizers alone will NOT be enough to break the world record. To help us break the record, bring a carved pumpkin. Place a candle in the pumpkin, and bring it to our Pumpkin Drop Off location in front of City Hall. All those who bring carved pumpkins will receive a FREE admission pass to the weekend event. BYOP pumpkins will be accepted through Sunday afternoon on Oct 8th.