2016 Schedule of Events (Tentative - to be finalized by October 8th)

 

This is the 2016 Schedule of Events (This schedule will be updated if any information changes for the 55th Pumpkin Festival events). 

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Saturday - October 22nd

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 26th

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

Lions Food Trailer - Corner of Maple and State - 9 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.

The Hy-Vee Healthy You Mobile -  The Hy-Vee Health and Wellness Team will be set up on the corner of State and Maple - 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.        

 

Thursday - October 27th

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

Lions' Pumpkin Display - On the Courthouse Lawn

Sycamore Kiwanis - Roasted Nuts in North Food Court - 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Pumpkin Celebration - 6 p.m. at the Library (wear your costume - games, story time and treats for K thru 5th grade)

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

Friday - October 28th

Lions' Pumpkin Display - On the Courthouse Lawn

Sycamore Kiwanis - 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 8 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.

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

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

CRU of NIU - long sleeve Pumpkin Festival shirts in front of Stomp Shoe Store - 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday October 29th

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.

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)

First Baptist Church - Cupcakes & Brownies; Christian Connection - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Friends of Jams - African Baskets - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Historic Homes Walk "The Restoration"- 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.

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) -  1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Marquee Saturday Event -  2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the 100 block of Somonauk Street.  (Sponsored by KishHealth System, UPSTAGING, and First Midwest Bank)

2 p.m. to 3 p.m. - Potts & Pans Community Steel Band

3 p.m. to 4 p.m. - Flat 43 BMX

Pumpkin Smash ($5 per person) - Midwest Museum of Natural History - 2 p.m.

Sycamore Angels Rebekah Lodge - Funnel Cakes, Cinnamon Apples, Soups in North Food Court - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sycamore Kiwanis Pie Eating Contest - Courthouse Lawn 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, deep fried Twinkies, corndogs, drinks - 9 a.m. - 6 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.

Boy Scout Troop 40 - Loaded Baked Potatoes - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

St. Mary's Church Food Booth - Waterman & Somonauk St. - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

DeKalb Rotary - Brats, hot dogs - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Odd Fellows - pulled pork, hot dogs, hamburgers, fries - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

CRU of NIU - long sleeve Pumpkin Festival shirts in front of Stomp Shoe Store - 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Tails Humane Society - glass sculptures, 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.

Fireworks at the Sycamore Park (off Airport Road) - at 7:30pm (Sponsored by the Sycamore Park District & the Sycamore Pumpkin Festival Committee)

Sunday October 30th

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 -  9:05 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 - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sycamore Rugby Club - Pork Shanks (across from the courthouse) -  7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sycamore Kiwanis - Roasted Nuts in North Food Court - 9 a.m. to 4 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 - 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 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 - Waterman & Somonauk St. - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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 5 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, deep fried Twinkies, corndogs, drinks - 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Oaken Acres Wildlife Center - puzzles, notebooks, jewelry, cat toys, soup in front of Taxco - 10 am to 5 p.m.

Odd Fellows - pulled pork, hot dogs, hamburgers, fries - 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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

Friends of Jams - African Baskets - 9 a.m. to 5 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