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Welcome to the Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival 2019

A letter from

Mayor Charlie Pecaro

As Mayor of Highwood, I want to welcome you and

your family to our momentous 10th Annual Great Highwood

Pumpkin Festival!

The City of Highwood and Celebrate Highwood have

once again partnered with Make-A-Wish Illinois to help

grant wishes for kids with critical illnesses in Illinois.

We know that a wish experience is a game changer for

wish children and their families, and we are so pleased to

support this cause. To date, we’ve donated $140,000 to

Make-A-Wish Illinois and can’t wait to watch that number

grow this year!

When we held our first Pumpkin Festival 10 years ago,

bringing community together was our main goal. Now I

am proud to say that, as a 501(c)(3), Celebrate Highwood’s

mission of raising funds for worthy non-profit organizations

through its festivals and events has brought our City great

partnerships with Make-A-Wish Illinois and other local

charities.

I’m so pleased to have witnessed how that goal has

evolved from building strong community spirit and support,

to establishing Highwood as the prime entertainment

destination for dining, festivals and events on Chicago’s

North Shore. It’s happened through inter-organizational

collaboration, sharing resources and promoting the City

as a wonderful place to live, eat and play. I’m so proud of

our great community.

The Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival is an integral

part of our community and has helped put the City of

Highwood on the map. Our entire community comes together

to host this event and we love paying it forward.

With that being said, The Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival

is dependent on your participation. So, carve lots

of pumpkins, sign up to volunteer, participate in the Superhero

5K Run/Walk, and don’t miss our nightly lightings

as the Fest goes dark while a Make-A-Wish family

helps us light the grand jack-o-lantern walls. It will be

the highlight of your Fall season, I promise.

I’ll be out there all weekend, so look out for me on the

festival grounds and be sure to stop and say hello.

Thank you for 10 years of community building. Here

is to many more!

Charlie Pecaro

Mayor Charlie Pecaro

A letter from Make-A-Wish Illinois

On behalf of the hundreds of children and their families

who will experience the healing power of a wish this

year, thank you for supporting the 10th Annual Great

Highwood Pumpkin Fest.

As you may know, together with volunteers and supporters

like you, Make-A-Wish Illinois creates lifechanging

wishes for children with critical illnesses. A

wish experience can help a child cope with a critical

medical condition, replacing fear with confidence, sadness

with joy and anxiety with hope – helping children

battling critical illnesses see the impossible as possible.

Wish children are your neighbors, your children’s

classmates, your friends and your relatives because unfortunately,

critical illnesses happen in every neighborhood.

Through Make-A-Wish, the community can rally

behind these courageous children and their families, filling

them with hope and giving them strength as they experience

the joy of a wish.

Make-A-Wish Illinois relies on the generous contributions

of individuals, corporations, foundations and people

like you who attend events that support the mission.

Every day in Illinois, three families learn their child is

diagnosed with a critical illness. Your support is greatly

appreciated to help make sure that those children can begin

their wish journey when they need it most.

If you know of a child with a critical illness, we invite

you to inquire about Make-A-Wish for a child on

our website at www.illinois.wish.org/refer or by calling

312.602.WISH (9474).

We are sure you will enjoy all of the wonderful things

that the Highwood Pumpkin Festival has to offer. You

can also feel very good knowing that your participation

means hope and strength to wish children in our area!

Best Wishes,

Stephanie Springs

Stephanie Springs

Chief Executive Officer Make-A-Wish Illinois

With Gratitude:

Celebrate Highwood Thanks You!

As we reflect on our past 10 years of The Great Highwood

Pumpkin Festival and the 2019 season of Celebrate

Highwood festivals and events coming to a close, it’s

important to recognize the fabulous volunteers and

Board members that makes this event, and all the

Celebrate Highwood Events possible: Michael Goldstein

(co-President), Ken Roberson (co-President), Jenny

Esposito (Vice President), Melissa Mohan

(Secretary), Charlie Pecaro (Treasurer), Michael Koenitz

Hudac, Margot Hughes, Suzy Holzer, Mark Maresco, Don

Roger Smith, Brad Slavin and Donna Walker.

We would also like to recognize our local Highwood

business community supporters:

Friends of Celebrate Highwood: 210Live!, Brian

Lock State Farm, M. Brad Slavin Farmers Insurance,

Nite ‘N Gale, Performance Factory Training, The

Toadstool Pub

Patrons of Celebrate Highwood: Coffee Cup

Productions, The Humble Pub, IC Signs & Graphics, La

Plancha Loca, Legendary Wooden Nickel, Scotty’s on

Sherican, The Performer’s School

Associates of Celebrate Highwood:

Beermiscuous, Chicago Mike’s Ice Cream Co. Marco’s

Northside Grill, Santi’s Gardens

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity established

in August 2016, Celebrate Highwood’s mission

is to bring community together to raise funds for

local and national charities. Managed and operated

by volunteers, the organization produces events

that cater to the citizens, businesses and visitors of

Highwood, with a goal to give back, build strong

community spirit, and establish Highwood as THE

prime entertainment destination for dining, festivals

and events on the North Shore.

For more information on how to get involved in

the 2020 Celebrate Highwood Season, please visit

www.celebratehighwood.org, www.facebook.com/

celebratehighwood or call 847-432-6000.


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Community

Appreciation

Night

Thursday, October 10

Come out, carve

pumpkins and help fill

the scaffolding at a

special kick off event

on Thursday, October

4 from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.

This relaxed Community

Appreciation Night

features free admission,

an unlimited carnival

ride special of $25 from

5-9 pm, live music, a full

bar and more. Highwood

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When Pumpkins Stand for Wishes

10th Annual Great Highwood

Pumpkin Festival Returns.

Benefitting Make-A-Wish Illinois.

Join the official festivities October

11-13 in Downtown Highwood.

Organizers hope to break the

world record of most pumpkins

carved and lit at once AND raise

enough funds to grant wishes to

children with critical illnesses in

Illinois.

Kick off the fall season in the

City of Highwood as Celebrate

Highwood hosts the 10th Annual

Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival,

October 11-13, in Downtown

Highwood, benefitting Make-A-

Wish Illinois. The 2016, 2017

and 2018 Fests raised $140,000

total, with all proceeds donated

to grant wishes to children with

critical illnesses in Illinois.

The 10th Annual Extravaganza

hopes to raise even more money

for Make-A-Wish Illinios. With

a focus on the good will of the

greater community, three local

Make-A-Wish families serve as

ambassadors to light the pumpkin

walls lining the streets of the

festival each night tying it all

together for 70,000+ attendees!

It’s an event not to be missed!

Don’t miss them on the main

stage

Fri 10/11 Shrey & Family

age 22, Chicago

Diagnosed with chronic kidney

disease at age 17 followed

by a kidney transplant, Shrey

wished for help in paying for

his college education and now

works to give back to Make-

A-Wish Illinois.

Sat 10/12 Grace & Family

age 8, Wauconda

The youngest of four children

with P.I. disease (a rare

condition in which she was

Please see wishes, 7

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WITHOUT WHOM THIS EVENT WOULDN’T BE POSSIBLE

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and the generous support of:

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M. Brad Slavin farmers Insurance

Wish Supporters

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wishes

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born missing part of her immune

system), eight-year-old

Grace was granted her lifelong

wish of “standing underneath

the Eifel Tower” this past July.

She credits her Make-A-Wish

grantors as making her feel as

if “she was the most important

person in the world.”

Sun 10/13 Kate & Family

age 4.5, Rosemont

Kate is a four and a half year

old pre-schooler. When she

was about 22 months old, she

was diagnosed with a very rare

autoimmune disease – some

say it’s as rare as 1 person in

10 million - called Opsoclonus

Myoclonus Syndrome (OMS).

Make-A-Wish granted Kate’s

wish to go to Disneyworld

on her 4th birthday, this past

April.

The official activity packed

weekend will feature a full

schedule of fun Friday through

Sunday with: costume contests,

pie eating contest, carnival,

kids crafts, four stages of live

music, food and beverage vendors

galore, and the 4th annual

Superhero 5k Run/Walk honoring

“Superman Sam” Sommer,

Highwood resident and Make-

A-Wish child that lost his battle

with cancer in 2013, and more.

“Every year The Great Highwood

Pumpkin Festival event

organizers come together to create

a memorable weekend for the

greater community,” says Michael

Goldstein, Co-President of

Celebrate Highwood. “It’s amazing

what we can do together

when it comes to celebrating and

rallying around a good cause.”

In support of all past, present

and future Make-A-Wish Illinois

families, organizers of the Great

Highwood Pumpkin Festival

have created several ways for the

community to come together and

support this great cause to grant

even more wishes for Make-A-

Wish Illinois kids.

Participate in the Superhero 5K

Run/Walk

Starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday,

October 12, participants run and

walk in full super hero gear from

Waukegan Avenue and Walker

Avenue, in front of The Bent

Fork Bakery, while passing by

walls of carved pumpkins to celebrate

the season throughout the

scenic route with mixed terrain

through downtown Highwood

and historic Fort Sheridan.

Volunteer!

It’s not too late to sign up to

volunteer! Be a ticket taker,

pumpkin carving station manager,

parking attendant, bartender,

food court manager, pumpkin

mover, candle lighting crew and

more – there’s a perfect job for

everyone to do good while having

fun!

Bring Your Own Pumpkins

(BYOP)

Because EVERY SINGLE

PUMPKIN COUNTS toward

the grand total to break a world

record, festival organizers are inviting

the community to BYOP

(Bring Your Own Pumpkin) for

free entry to the fest, and come

out early to help carve and fill the

walls for the Prelude to Pumpkin

Fest, October 7-9 from 3:30–9

p.m., at City Hall (17 Highwood

Ave.).

Recognizing the amazing

community members and businesses

that are an integral part

of pull this event off, Celebrate

Highwood is once again hosting

a Community Appreciation

Night on Thursday, October 10th

from 5–10 p.m. With a relaxed

atmosphere, this preview night

features free admission, $25 all

you can ride carnival rides from

5-9 pm, live music, a full bar and

more. Celebrate Highwood welcomes

the community to come

out, carve pumpkins and help fill

the scaffolding before the event

officially kicks off. The Highwood

restaurants and bars will

be open and many festival vendors

will be open for business as

well.

In addition to these fundraising

and record-breaking efforts,

there is also a $5/day per person

admission that includes all-youcan-carve

pumpkins. All children

6 and under are free. All the

proceeds from The Great Highwood

Pumpkin Festival will go

to Make-A-Wish Illinois.







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Community

Appreciation Night

Thursday, October 10, 5-10 p.m.

• Free Admission

• Pumpkin Carving

• Live Music

• Cash Bar

• Carnival & More!

2019 Event Schedule

Thursday, October 10

5 pm – 10 pm Community Appreciation Night - Free

Admission, Pumpkin Carving, Live Music,

Cash Bar and More!

Friday, October 11, FESTIVAL BEGINS

4 pm Festival Opens - Rides, Vendors

Activities, All-You-Can-Carve Pumpkin

Stations (while supplies last), Carnival and

More

4 pm-11 pm Stop by the Forest Orthodontics

& Pediatric Dentistry Kid Zone for some

family fun!

4 pm - 9 pm Your Vote is Your Voice! Register to Vote

with Indivisible Evanston at the Info

Booth!

4 pm - 6 pm Trick-or-Treating Throughout Festival

Grounds

5 pm – 9 pm Unlimited Carnival Ride Special - ONLY

$25 per person sponsored by Demuth

Inc. and Radio Flyer

7:45 pm Make-A-Wish Family Presentation

Xfinity Main Stage and Wall Lighting

11 pm Festival Close

Saturday, October 12

9 am Superhero 5K Run/Walk

11 am Festival Opens - Rides, Vendors Activities,

All-You- Can-Carve Pumpkin Stations

(while supplies last), and More!

11 am-11 pm Stop by the Forest Orthodontics

& Pediatric Dentistry Kid Zone for

some family fun!

11 AM - 7 PM DIYs, Kilz Lounge & Photo Booth

at HGTV Magazine Tent

12 pm – 4 pm Unlimited Carnival Ride Special - ONLY

$25 per person sponsored by Demuth Inc.

and Radio Flyer

12 pm – 8 pm Your Vote is Your Voice! Register to Vote

with Indivisible Evanston at the Info

Booth!

2 pm - 4 pm Dark ‘n Stormy’s with Tom Petty and the

Heartbreakers! $2 off all Gosling’s Rum

Drinks at the Pumpkin Fest bars during

the performance of Petty Kings, a Tom

Petty and the Heartbreakers tribute band.

3 pm Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest at the

Pumpkinfest Party Lounge

4:30 - 5 PM Mina Starsiak, HGTV’s Rock The Block on

the Main Stage

5:30 - 6 PM Meet & Greet with Mina Starsiak, HGTV’s

Rock the Block at HGTV Magazine Tent

7:30 pm Make-A-Wish Family Presentation by

Mina Starsiak on Xfinity Main Stage

and Wall Lighting

11 pm Festival Close

Sunday, October 13

11 am Festival Opens - Rides, Vendors

Activities, All-You-Can-Carve Pumpkin

Stations (while supplies last), and More!

11 am-9 pm Stop by the Forest Orthodontics

& Pediatric Dentistry Kid Zone for some

family fun!

12 pm – 4 pm Unlimited Carnival Ride Special - ONLY

$25 per person by sponsored by

Demuth Inc. and Radio Flyer

12 pm - 6 pm Your Vote is Your Voice! Register to Vote

with Indivisible Evanston at the Info

Booth!

12 pm Pet Costume Contest sponsored by Pet

People at the Party Lounge Stage

sponsored by M. Brad Slavin Farmers

Insurance

12- 2:30 pm Bloody Mary’s with the Beatles! $2 off all

Tito’s Handmade Vodka Bloody Mary’s at

the Pumpkin Fest bars during the

performance of The Love, a Beatles tribute

band.

1pm Kids Costume Contest at the Party Lounge

Stage sponsored by M. Brad Slavin

Farmers Insurance

2 pm Teens to Adult Costume Contest at the

Party Lounge Stage sponsored by M. Brad

Slavin Farmers Insurance

7 pm Make-A-Wish Illinois Family Presentation

on Xfinity Main Stage and Wall Lighting

9 pm Festival Closes

live music schedule

Friday, October 11

Main Stage | sponsored by Xfinity & Banner Kitchen and Bath

5:30pm - 7:30 pm . Cirrus Falcon

8pm - 10:30 pm . . Catfight

North Stage | Sponsored by School of Rock

5 pm - 6:30 pm . . School of Rock Highwood House Band

6:45 pm - 7:45 pm Grapefruit

8 pm - 10 pm . . . . Reality Bites

Party Lounge Stage | sponsored by M. Brad Slavin Farmers Insurance

5:30 pm -7 pm . . . Black Diamond Sessions

7:30 pm - 9 pm . . Crooked Moon

9:30 pm - 11 pm. . Roger That

Saturday, October 12

Main Stage | Sponsored by Xfinity & Banner Kitchen and Bath

2 pm - 4:30pm . . . Petty Kings

5 pm - 7:30 pm . . Davidson County Band

8:30 pm - 11 pm. . Clayton Mann Band

North Stage | Sponsored by School of Rock

12 pm - 1:30 pm. . School of Rock Evanston House Band

1:45 pm - 3:15 pm School of Rock Arlington Heights House Band

3:30 pm - 5 pm . . School of Rock Oak Park House Band

5:15 pm - 6:15 pm Exeter

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Viridian

8 pm - 11 pm. . . . Where’s Maggie

Party Lounge Stage | sponsored by M. Brad Slavin Farmers Insurance

12:30 pm - 2:30 . . pm DJ Hegemony

3 pm - 3:45 pm . . Cover to Cover Band

4 pm - 4:45 pm . . The Racket

5 pm - 6 pm . . . . Nickel Blues

6:30 pm - 8 pm . . Saved By The Bundy’s

8:30 pm - 11 pm. . Funk It Let’s Jam

Sunday, October 13

Main Stage | Sponsored by Xfinity & Banner Kitchen and Bath

12 pm - 2:30 pm. . The Love

3 pm - 5:30 pm . . Mike Zabrin’s Funktastic

6 pm - 9 pm . . . . Unity the Band

North Stage | Sponsored by School of Rock

12 pm - 1:45 pm. . School of Rock Evanston and Highwood House Bands

2 pm - 3 pm . . . . F.L.A.M.E.

3:15 pm - 4:30 pm TBD

4:45 pm - 5:30 pm Gemini

5:45 pm - 7:30 pm No Regrets

Party Lounge Stage | sponsored by M. Brad Slavin Farmers Insurance

12 pm . . . . . . . . Pet Costume Contest sponsored by Pet People

1 pm. . . . . . . . . Kids Costume Contest

2 pm. . . . . . . . . Teens to Adult Costume Contest

4 pm - 5:30 pm . . Matt Feddermann’s Six String Jukebox

6 pm - 7:30 pm . . Meg Jessen


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A History of The Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival

Celebrating 10 years

of community

building in 2019!

In it’s momentous 10th year,

The Great Highwood Pumpkin

Festival has helped put the

City of Highwood on the map

and raised over $260,000 for

charities over the past five years,

$140,000 of which was raised

over the past three years for

Make-A-Wish Illinois.

In 1998, Highwood Alderman

Eric Falberg was living on the

east coast when he and his wife

attended the original Pumpkin

Festival in Keene, New Hampshire.

He was so enthralled by

the spectacle of the walls of lit

jack-o-lanterns he had a vision,

years later as the head of Highwood’s

Special Events Committee,

to bring The Great Highwood

Pumpkin Festival to his

hometown. He helped launch the

‘Prelude to Pumpkin Fest’ that

piggybacked the popular weekly

Wednesday night Highwood

Evening Market in October 2009

and with only three weeks to

promote, the community pulled

together and carved out over

1,200 jack-o-lanterns that lit up a

wall of pumpkins on Highwood

Avenue in just four hours. The

rest, as they say, is history!

The Inaugural Great Highwood

Pumpkin Festival in 2010

brought tens of thousands of

people together from all around

the Midwest and the world, to

break the Guinness World Records

for most jack-o-lanterns lit

at one time. Highwood’s official

count was 26,287l, just shy of

the record of 30,128 set in 2016

by Boston, MA.

In 2011, Mayor Charlie Pecaro

and Falberg were on a mission

and extended a friendly competition

invite to the mayor of

Keene, NH, who replied “we are

accepting your challenge with

open arms. The Pumpkin Festival

is an event built on commu-

Please see history, 14

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The 4th Annual Superhero 5k Run/Walk

Benefiting Make-A-Wish® Illinois

Community comes out in costume

to give the gift of wishes in memory of

Highwood’s own Superman Sam

Saturday, October 12 at 9 a.m.

Now in its 10th year, the Great Highwood

Pumpkin Festival is excited to host

its 4th Annual Superhero 5K Run/Walk

sponsored by Midtown Athletic Club

and the U.S. Marines to raise money for

a cause very near and dear to the hearts

of Highwood’s residents, Make-A-Wish

Illinois.

In 2013, Highwood’s hometown hero

Samuel Asher Sommer, known to so

many as Superman Sam, died on December

14 of acute myeloid leukemia at the

age of 8 years old. To honor Superman

Sam, a Make-A-Wish recipient, event organizers

are encouraging all participants

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superhero

From Page 12

to come dressed in their favorite

superhero costume

in solidarity with the goal

of surpassing the past three

year’s $140,000 donation

to Make-A-Wish Illinois

and raise enough funds to

grant more wishes to children

with critical illnesses

in Illinois.

“In the months after

Sam died, I looked back at

our Make-A-Wish trip to

Disney World often,” said

Sam’s mom Phyllis Sommer.

“Those memories are

a gift that will continue to

shine as a bright spot in

the sadness. To spend time

together, in a sweet and

happy place, was so much

more of a blessing than

we’d ever though possible,

and for that we are so very

grateful.”

In addition to Sam, the

race is also honoring the

more than 700 wish children

from communities

all across Illinois this year.

This annual race will bring

participants together in an

effort to raise awareness

and support for Make-A-

Wish Illinois.

Kicking off at 9 a.m. on

Saturday, October 12th,

registrants will run or walk

from Waukegan and Walker

Avenues, in front of The

Bent Fork Bakery, through

Downtown Highwood and

historic Fort Sheridan,

while passing the thousands

of carved jack-o’-

lanterns which will be lit

later that evening.

Participants are encouraged

to register online for

the race. It is $35 for the

run/walk. Online registration

closes at 7 a.m. on

October 12, 2018. https://

www.highwoodpumpkinfest.com/run/

Midtown Athletic Club

invites all registered runners

to sign up for a VIP

experience at their Bannockburn

location. To

schedule a visit to the club

or to reserve a class spot,

email Wilemina.Nelson@

midtown.com.

Packet pick up will

take place on The Great

Highwood Pumpkin Fest

grounds at the Midtown

Athletic Club booth on

Thursday, October 10,

from 5-8 pm and Friday,

October 11, from 4-8 pm.

On-site registration and

packet pick up will begin

on race day at 7:30 a.m.

In addition to these fundraising

efforts, there will

be a $5/day admission

to The Great Highwood

Pumpkin Festival with all

proceeds going to Make-

A-Wish Illinois. People

can also donate online to

support Make-A-Wish Illinios.

“As a grassroots organization,

community

members and fundraising

efforts are key in making

sure that we can reach

every eligible child with a

wish,” said Ashley White,

Gift Officer with Make-

A-Wish Illinois. “The

generous people who are

participating in The Great

Highwood Pumpkin Fest

and race on behalf of

Make-A-Wish can feel really

good about bringing

hope, strength and joy to

critically ill Illinois children.”

For more information on the

Great Highwood Pumpkin

Fest, please go to www.

highwoodpumpkinfest.com,

or call 847.432.6000.

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history

From Page 10

world record adds to the

excitement but even before

the competition starts, we

have won just by the challenge.

If we can spread the

message and give other

communities the opportunity

to say ‘you matter,

your pumpkin counts,

come join us’ it doesn’t get

any better than that.”

This friendly challenge

resulted in an HGTV reality

show entitled “Pumpkin

Wars,” in which HGTV’s

“Property Brothers” star,

Jonathan Scott, came to

Highwood to film, participate

and report on the

great family-friendly festival,

while his brother,

Drew Scott, was in Keene,

at their Pumpkin Festival.

The Keene festival won

the contest with 29,381

jacko’-lanterns, and in

2013, Keene claimed the

Guinness Book of World

Records for 30,581 lit

jack-o’-lanterns. The big

aim to break a record has

waned due to a bigger

emphasis on community,

but the two cities remain

friendly in the spirit of participation

and pride.

There is still time

to volunteer!

Visit www.highwoodpumpkinfest.com for details.

The Original Pumpkin Fest

The original Pumpkin

Festival started in Keene,

NH in 1991, the brainchild

of communications

and public relations professional

Nancy Sporborg

who states, “The magic

of the Pumpkin Festival

is not about setting the

World Record, but it is that

record that enables us to

bring deeper meaning and

enthusiastic participation

to the event.”

Sporborg was so inspired

by pumpkin festivals

that she wrote a book

featuring a photographic

journey through 25 years

of the Pumpkin Festival

(PumpkinFestival.org),

with proceeds going to

fund pumpkin festivals!

The original Keene

Pumpkin Festival has been

the inspiration for other

pumpkin festivals in Highwood,

as well as Boston,

MA and Newtown, CT.

The Great Highwood

Pumpkin Festival

The Great Highwood

Pumpkin Festival has

evolved through the years

and has been a source of

much pride for the entire

region. Adding to the element

of good will and

strong community spirit,

Celebrate Highwood became

a 501(c)(3) non-profit

public charity in August

2016, and raises monies

for non-profit organizations

throughout the year

at its family friendly festivals

and events.

Come out to The 10th

Annual Great Highwood

Pumpkin Festival this

weekend and join your

neighbors, businesses,

schools, volunteers, organizations

and residents

who are knee-deep in

pumpkin guts and glory.

Carve a pumpkin, make it

personal by carving your

name, a special date, message

to a loved one, logo

or important symbol then

walk around and find the

perfect location for your

creation. You can even

bring your own pre-carved

pumpkin to place. Check

out the incredible glowing

pumpkin creativity

all while contributing to a

great cause.


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