2014 Schedule of Events

 

This is the 2014 Schedule of Events (This schedule will be updated if any information changes for the 53rd Pumpkin Festival events). 

 

Saturday - October 18th

Ghost Stories in the Park with storyteller Phyllis Horst from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Good Tymes Shelter - FREE - (all ages are welcome, snacks and hot chocolate available) 

Wednesday - October 22ndth

Wally Tribute Statue unveiling - 4 p.m. at the SW corner of Somonauk and Elm

Pumpkin Check-in - Courthouse Lawn - 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Sycamore Lions

Opening / Giant Cake Cutting Ceremony (Cake donated by Hy-Vee) North Maple Street adjacent to the Courthouse - 5 p.m.

Haunted Physics, NIU STEM Outreach - 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Sycamore Museum of Natural History

Thursday - October 23rd

Lions' Pumpkin Display - On the Courthouse Lawn

Kiwanis Prayer Breakfast - Methodist Church - 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Pumpkin Celebration - 7 p.m. at the Library (games, story time and treats for K thru 5th grade)

Friday - October 24th

Lions' Pumpkin Display - On the Courthouse Lawn

Teen Carnival (Sacramento & State) & Kiddie Carnival (Somonauk & Elm) - 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.  There are ride specials for $25 (check for times at carnival)

United Methodist Church Craft Show (food served) - 160 Johnson Ave. - 11a.m. to 5:30p.m.

Saturday October 25th

Lions' Pumpkin Display - On the Courthouse Lawn

Rotary Pancake Breakfast - Federated Church, 612 W. State Street -  7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Autumn Craft & Treasures Market hosted by the Sycamore Music Boosters at the Sycamore High School - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

United Methodist Church Craft Show  - 160 Johnson Ave. - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Lions Club Giant Pumpkin Weigh-in - Courthouse Lawn 10 a.m.

Pumpkin 4-person Golf Scramble - Sycamore Golf Course, 940 E. State Street - 10 a.m. (Registration begins Oct 1st - 815-895-3884)

Historic Homes Walk - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Tickets - $25 per person, or $40 for 2 people (children under 12 free). Tickets are available at the Sycamore History Museum, the Sycamore Chamber Office, Sweet Earth Jewelry, and at each home on the walk.  Visit http://www.sycamorehistory.org/events-programs/ for more information.

Teen Carnival (Sacramento & State) & Kiddie Carnival (Somonauk & Elm) - 11 a.m. to 10p.m. ($25 ride special, check carnival for times )

The DeKalb County Shrine Club - pork chop sandwiches  10 A.M. to 6 P.M.

Beef Burger Luncheon - Bethel Assembly of God Church  - 131 West Elm St. - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sycamore Rugby Club - Pork Shanks (across from the courthouse) -  8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Pumpkin Putt Mini Golf - 1p.m. to 4 p.m. (a fundraiser for the library, in the library).  Tickets are $5 per player,  $20 per group (up to 6 players) 

South Shore Drill Team Performance -  2:30 p.m. in the 100 block of Somonauk Street.  Sponsored by KishHealth System, Hauser-Ross and ServiceMASTER

Kiwanis Pie Eating Contest - Courthouse Lawn 4 p.m.

Scary Stories in the Cemetery - Meet in the historic Elmwood Cemetery at the corner of Charles and Elmwood at 6p.m.  Bring your own chairs, blankets and flashlights.  Stories told by Sycamore Library staff and friends.  Very scary, not for the very young (recommended for middle school and older).  Please be respectful in the cemetery.  FREE

Creepy Crawly Halloween Party - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Midwest Museum of Natural History (some admission fees may apply).

Sunday October 26th

Lions' Pumpkin Display - On the Courthouse Lawn

Autumn Craft & Treasures Market hosted by the Sycamore Music Boosters at the Sycamore High School - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sycamore Chamber 10,000 Meter Road Run -  9:35 a.m. start at the Armory  Pumpkin Festival Run Website

Teen Carnival (Sacramento & State) & Kiddie Carnival (Somonauk & Elm) - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. ($25 ride special, check carnival for times )

Beef Burger Luncheon - Bethel Assembly of God Church  - 131 West Elm St. - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The DeKalb County Shrine Club - pork chop sandwiches  10 A.M. to 3 p.m.

Sycamore Rugby Club - Pork Shanks (across from the courthouse) -  8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

St. Mary's Church Food Booth - Waterman & Somonauk St. - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

St. Peter's Church Food Booth - 218 Somonauk St. - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Pumpkin Festival Parade - Somonauk - Elm - California - State & Main Streets.  Parade kicks off at 1 p.m.  Click Here for Parade Page with Map