Pumpkin Festival
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Let the Shenanigans begin!

Your Morton Chamber of Commerce welcomes you to the 53rd Annual Pumpkin Festival, “Luck O’ the Pumpkins”!


Thank you to Libby’s Pumpkin for being the Festival’s lead sponsor once again! We’ve been celebrating every September for 53 years since the first Festival in 1967. Look for the new Libby’s Pumpkin can designs sharing Morton’s heritage, history, and traditions. Libby’s now produces 85% of the world’s canned pumpkin, making Morton, Ill. the “Pumpkin Capital of the World” as declared by the Governor of Illinois in 1978.


Send your greetings from “Luck O’ the Pumpkins” with Morton postcards and one of a kind festival stamps direct from the heart of the festival at the Info Tent.


Visit the Business Expo to meet the Libby’s team, a pumpkin carver and other live demonstrations. Don’t miss the Pumpkin Weigh-Off winners and get a glimpse of the King Pumpkin!


Speaking of pumpkins, we planted our own Big Max pumpkin seeds at the Morton Library this year. Follow us on Facebook, @mortonpumpkinfestival, to watch them grow!


We are also growing our new Pumpkin Festival Giveback fund to help support one of the festival missions of giving back to our community.


Over 2,000 volunteers along with business supporters and partner organizations help to host the Morton Pumpkin Festival each year. Our volunteers do an amazing job welcoming the more than 75,000 people who visit Morton each year for the Festival.


Leigh Ann Brown
Executive Director | CEO
Morton Chamber of Commerce