The Sycamore Pumpkin Festival

 Coming October 25-29, 2017

Parade and Vendor Applications are now available on the Parade and Vendor pages!

The Theme for the 2017 Sycamore Pumpkin Festival is “Pumpkins Across the Decades”

The Sycamore Pumpkin Festival is looking for one or more groups (24 people are needed) that willing to carry the parade banners in the parade this year.  Please contact Bart at if interested.

Join us for the 56th Sycamore Pumpkin Festival on October 25th through October 29th.

What started out as an idea by Wally Thurow in 1956 to offer something creative for the students of Sycamore, has grown from a neighborhood display on his front yard into the towns biggest city wide event beginning on Wednesday with the Opening Ceremony and cake cutting.  The festival has over 1000 entries in the Lions Decorated Pumpkin Display, 2 carnivals, 2 large indoor craft shows, many non-profit vendors, fireworks on Saturday night, and it concludes with 90 minute  parade on Sunday. 

2016 Parade Results



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