2015 Schedule of Events (Last Year's Schedule)

 

This is the 2015 Schedule of Events (This schedule will be updated if any information changes for the 54th Pumpkin Festival events). 

Saturday - October 17th

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 21st

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 Lab presented by NIU STEM Outreach - 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Midwest Museum of Natural History

Thursday - October 22nd

Lions' Pumpkin Display - On the Courthouse Lawn

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

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

Friday - October 23rd

Lions' Pumpkin Display - On the Courthouse Lawn

Teen Carnival (Sacramento & State) & Kiddie Carnival (Somonauk & Elm) - 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.  There are ride specials for $25 (check for times at carnival)

Sycamore Kiwanis - Roasted Nuts in North Food Court

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

Saturday October 24th

ABC Preschool - Pumpkin Festival Flags sold in front of Paulsens 9 a.m - 2 p.m.

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 - 9:30 a.m. (Registration begins Oct 1st - 815-895-3884)

Historic Homes Walk "The Grand Style"- 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.

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.

Marquee Saturday Event -  2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the 100 block of Somonauk Street.  Sponsored by KishHealth System, Servicemaster Restoration by Skip, and NB&T

2:00 pm  Andrew Noyzewski is a family-friendly magician who is always adding new ideas and props to his interactive show.  He brings Bubbles and Cocoa Puffs, the bunnies, for the children to pet and hold.  He will be doing walk-around magic after his stage performance until 4:00pm.

2:30 pm and 3:30 pm - Chicago Boyz Acrobatic Team is a professional gymnastics troupe consisting of talented young men and boys from the Chicagoland area. They were Semifinalists in Season 8 of America's Got Talent. Their performance includes amazing acrobatic stunts and tricks inside twirling jump ropes, catapulting off of mimi trampolines and thundering tumbling routines with impeccable timing.

3:00 pm - Michael Weiser is a juggler who trained at Second-City. His interactive show is fun, fast-moving, and inventive. He is a juggler, balance performer, comedian and uses European clowning and verbal play.  He will be doing walk-around juggling and balancing before and after his stage performance until 4:00pm.

Sycamore Angels Rebekah Lodge - Funnel Cakes, Cinnamon Apples, Soups in North Food Court 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sycamore 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.  (Recommended for middle school and older).  Please be respectful in the cemetery.  FREE

Pumpkin Festival Flags - available in front of Paulsons Appliance and at United Methodist Church

Kishwaukee Valley Barbershoppers - Elephant Ears in the South Food Court

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

Boy Scout Troop 40 - Baked Potatoes, hot dogs, hot drinks 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Cornerstone Christian - Walking Taco's, drinks, baked goods in North Food Court

Epilepsy Foundation - Taco Trailer in North Food Court

Sycamore Kiwanis - Roasted Nuts in North Food Court

Moose Lodge of Sycamore - Brat on a stick, chilli, deep fried twinkies, corndogs, drinks - 9 a.m - 6 p.m.

Midwest Museum of Natural History - Creepy Crawly Halloween Party - 6 pm to 8 pm

Sunday October 25th

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 )

Stage Coach Players Costume Kids Contest - Ideal parking  lot (Borden and Park) at 12 p.m.  Win prizes and be in the parade.

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 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.

Baptist Church of Sycamore - Chilli, hot dogs,brownies, hot drinks and pumpkins 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sycamore Angels Rebekah Lodge - Funnel Cakes, Cinnamon Apples, Soups in North Food Court 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Kishwaukee Valley Barbershoppers - Elephant Ears in the South Food Court

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

Boy Scout Troop 40 - Baked Potatoes, hot dogs, hot drinks 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Cornerstone Christian - Walking Taco's, drinks, baked goods in North Food Court

Epilepsy Foundation - Taco Trailer in North Food Court

Sycamore Kiwanis - Roasted Nuts in North Food Court

Moose Lodge of Sycamore - Brat on a stick, chilli, deep fried twinkies, corndogs, drinks - 9 a.m - 4 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