Last Years Schedule of Events (Will be updated in Fall)

 

This is the 2013 Schedule of Events (This schedule will be updated as information is finalized for the 53rd Pumpkin Festival events).  All events should be finalized by September 30th.

 

Tuesday - October 22nd

Pumpkin Celebration at the Library - Simple stories, bean bag toss and refreshments for 3-6 year olds.  FREE - 7 p.m.

 

Wednesday - October 23th

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

Opening / Giant Cake Cutting Ceremony (Cake donated by Brown's County Market) North Maple Street adjacent to the Courthouse - 5 p.m.

 

Thursday - October 24th

Lions' Pumpkin Display - On the Courthouse Lawn

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

Teen Carnival (Sacramento & State) & Kiddie Carnival (Somonauk & Elm) - 5 p.m. to 10p.m. ($20 unlimited ride special from 5 to 9 PM)

Frightening Tales in the Library - Stories for School Age Kids, 5-12 year old. Stories told by Bruce Wallace, Craig Pierce and Phyllis Horst.  FREE - 7 p.m.

 

Friday - October 25th

Lions' Pumpkin Display - On the Courthouse Lawn

Teen Carnival (Sacramento & State) & Kiddie Carnival (Somonauk & Elm) - 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

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

Heartland Blood drive on South Maple Street from 1:30 PM to 5 PM.  <Link to their site>

 

Saturday October 26th

Istvan and His Imaginary Band - Artist  steve Balazs performs from 2:45PM to 3:45PM on Somonauk Street at Rt64. 

Lions' Pumpkin Display - On the Courthouse Lawn

Rotary Pancake Breakfast - Federated Church 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Heartland Blood drive on South Maple Street from 9 a.m.to 1p.m.  <Link to their site>

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 (food served) - 160 Johnson Ave. - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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

Sycamore Golf Club Scramble - Sycamore Golf Course - 10 a.m. (Entries close Thursday before. - 815-895-3884)

Historic Homes Walk - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Tickets - $20 each (under 12 free) are available at the Sycamore History Museum and at each home on the walk.

Teen Carnival (Sacramento & State) & Kiddie Carnival (Somonauk & Elm) - 10 a.m. to 11p.m. ($20 unlimited ride special from Noon to 4 p.m.)

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. - 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Zombie Miniature Golf - 1p.m. to 5 p.m. (a fundraiser for the library, in the library).  Tickets are $10 per person, $25 for a family.  Tickets on sale now.  Not recommended for those who frighten easily.  All proceeds go to the purchase of new comfy seating for the Library's Children's and Adult Departments.

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.  Please be respectful in the cemetery.  FREE

 

Sunday October 27th

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 - Armory - 9:35 a.m. start  Pumpkin Festival Run Website

Teen Carnival (Sacramento & State) & Kiddie Carnival (Somonauk & Elm) - 10 a.m. to Close ($20 unlimited ride special from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

Beef Burger Luncheon - Bethel Assembly of God Church  - 131 West Elm St. - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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

Stilt Juggler Jason Kollum and Magic Matt - Will appear downtown and along the parade route 11 a.m. to 1 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

Sycamore Park District Halloween Costume Contest and Entertainment at the Sycamore Middle School - FREE - 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.  (ages 2-12)