2017 Schedule of Events    

 

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Saturday - October 21st

Ghost Stories in the Park - from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Good Tymes Shelter - FREE - (all ages are welcome, bring a chair, blanket and flashlight.  Snacks and hot chocolate available) 

Wednesday - October 25th

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

Lions Food Trailer - Corner of Maple and State - 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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

Thursday - October 26th

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

Lions' Pumpkin Display - On the Courthouse Lawn

Free Pumpkin Craft (with paid admission) - Midwest Museum of Natural History - 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Friday - October 27th

Lions' Pumpkin Display - On the Courthouse Lawn

Sycamore Kiwanis – Cinnamon Roasted Nuts in North Food Court - 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Royal Rangers - Pumpkin Festival buttons, patches and pins - 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Teen Carnival (Sacramento & State) & Kiddie Carnival (Somonauk & Elm) - 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.  There are ride specials for $25 (check for times at carnival)

United Methodist Church Craft Show (free parking, food available) - 160 Johnson Ave. - 11a.m. to 5:30p.m. Food and Free Parking Available

ABC Preschool - Pumpkin Festival Flags sold at Paulson Appliance & United Methodist Church - 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

What Can You do with a Pumpkins Class - Midwest Museum of Natural History ($5 per person) - 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Love INC - Polish Sausage in North Food Court

Glidden Homestead & History - Strawberry Short Cake in South Food Court

Saturday October 28th

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

Lions' Pumpkin Display - On the Courthouse Lawn

Royal Rangers - Pumpkin Festival buttons, patches and pins - 8 a.m. to 5 p.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.  Food and Free Parking Available

Cornerstone Christian Academy Craft and Vendor Show – 355 N Cross Street - 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Courtesy of Cornerstone Christian Academy, a bus shuttle will be available on Saturday to run between United Methodist Church’s and Cornerstone Christian Academy’s Arts & Craft Fairs.) Bus stop will be located by the movie theater.

ABC Preschool - Pumpkin Festival Flags sold at United Methodist Church & Paulsons Appliance - 10 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 information - 815-895-3884)

Friends of Jams - African Baskets - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

Teen Carnival (Sacramento & State) & Kiddie Carnival (Somonauk & Elm) - 12 p.m. to 10p.m. ($25 ride special, check carnival for times)

The DeKalb County Shrine Club - pork chop sandwiches in front of PJ's Courthouse Tavern and Grill - 10 A.M. to 6 P.M.

Glidden Homestead & History - Strawberry Short Cake in South Food Court

Burger & Soup 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 Smash ($fee) - Midwest Museum of Natural History - 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Marquee Saturday Event -  2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the 100 block of Somonauk Street.  (Sponsored by Northwestern Medicine/Kishwaukee Hospital, UPSTAGING, First Midwest Bank, and ServiceMaster by Skip)

2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. – Istvan & His Imaginary Band

3 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Magician Jeff Bibik

Sycamore Kiwanis Pie Eating Contest - Courthouse Lawn 4:15 p.m.

Festival T-Shirts – Performing Arts Academy Booster Club at 212 E State Street

Sycamore Angels Rebekah Lodge - Funnel Cakes, Cinnamon Apples, Soups in North Food Court - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Kishwaukee Valley Barbershoppers - Elephant Ears in the South Food Court -  open at 11 a.m.

Sycamore Elks - Funnel Cakes, Potato Ribbons, Sweet Corn (across from the Courthouse) 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Cornerstone Christian - Walking Taco's, drinks, baked goods in North Food Court - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sycamore Kiwanis - Roasted Nuts in North Food Court - 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Moose Lodge of Sycamore - Brat on a stick, chili, pretzels, corndogs, drinks - 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Boy Scout Troop 16 - Pulled pork sandwiches, pizza by the slice in North Food Court - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Boy Scout Troop 40 - Loaded Baked Potatoes - 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

St. Mary's Church Food Booth – In front of Blue Moon Bikes

DeKalb Rotary - Brats, hot dogs - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Odd Fellows - hot dogs, hamburgers, fries – at Odd Fellows Lodge, 131 Sabin St

Friends of Jams – African Baskets in front of Paulsen Appliance

Tails Humane Society - dog treats, dog costumes in front of Taxco - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Oaken Acres Wildlife Center - puzzles, notebooks, jewelry, cat toys, soup, live birds on Saturday in front of Taxco - 9 am to 5 p.m.

Sunday October 29th

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.

ABC Preschool - Pumpkin Festival Flags sold at United Methodist Church & Paulsons Appliance - 12 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sycamore Chamber 10,000 Meter Road Run -  9:05 a.m. start at the Armory  Pumpkin Festival Run Website

Teen Carnival (Sacramento & State) & Kiddie Carnival (Somonauk & Elm) - 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. ($25 ride special, check carnival for times)

Royal Rangers - Pumpkin Festival buttons, patches and pins - 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Boy Scout Troop 40 - Loaded Baked Potatoes - 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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

Sycamore Kiwanis - Roasted Nuts in North Food Court - 9 a.m. to ? p.m.

Boy Scout Troop 16 - Pulled pork sandwiches, pizza by the slice, hot dogs in North Food Court - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cornerstone Christian - Walking Taco's, drinks, baked goods in North Food Court - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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 6 p.m.

St. Mary's Church Food Booth – In Front of Blue Moon Bikes

St. Peter's Church Episcopal Church - brats, hot dogs, pumpkin squares (at 218 Somonauk St.) - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sycamore Angels Rebekah Lodge - Funnel Cakes, Cinnamon Apples, Soups in North Food Court 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Kishwaukee Valley Barbershoppers - Elephant Ears in the South Food Court - open at 10 a.m.

Sycamore Elks - Funnel Cakes, Potato Ribbons, Sweet Corn across from the Courthouse 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Moose Lodge of Sycamore - Brat on a stick, chili, pretzels, corndogs, drinks - 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Oaken Acres Wildlife Center - puzzles, notebooks, jewelry, cat toys, soup in front of Taxco - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Odd Fellows - hot dogs, hamburgers, fries – at Odd Fellows Lodge, 131 Sabin St

DeKalb Rotary - Brats, hot dogs - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Festival T-Shirts – Performing Arts Academy Booster Club at 212 E State Street

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