WHAT: The 10th Annual Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival returns this October to once again attempt to break a world record of most pumpkins carved and lit at once and officially kick off Fall festival season with family. To commemorate 10 years, the Fest will host fan favorite activities including: all you can carve pumpkins with the opportunity to be a part of a record-breaking attempt, trick or treating, costume contests, pony rides, petting zoo, carnival rides, kids crafts, four stages jam-packed with live music, food and beverage vendors galore, a Superhero 5K Pumpkin Run/Walk on October 12th at 9 am honoring “Superman Sam” Sommer, a Highwood resident and Make-A-Wish child that lost his battle with cancer in 2013 and much more. Join Highwood as it transforms into Cinderella City with nightly grand pumpkin wall light displays coupled with community camaraderie, raising money to grant wishes for Make-A-Wish Illinois!
WHO: Celebrate Highwood, a 501(c)(3) with the mission of raising funds for worthy non-profit organizations through its festivals and events, presents this annual event to benefit Make-A-Wish Illinois.
WHEN: October 11-13th 2019
WHERE: Downtown Highwood, IL, just north of Chicago with a Metra train stop in the heart of Festival grounds.
WEBSITE: http://www.highwoodpumpkinfest.com or http://www.celebratehighwood.org
COST: $3/day admission/$5 weekend pass with all net proceeds going to Make-A-Wish IL. Food and beverages available for purchase on-site.