2021 Schedule of Events

Current schedule of activities, there may be updates to the schedule prior to the festival)

 

Saturday - October 23rd

Free Pumpkin Distribution - Compliments of the Sycamore Lions Club and Theis Farm Market, starting at 10AM by the Wally Thurow Tribute Statue at the SW corner of Elm and Somonauk.

Wednesday - October 27th

Pumpkin Check-in hosted by the Sycamore LionsCourthouse Lawn – From noon to 9 p.m.  An electronic entry form is available here =>  Text, icon

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Lions Food Trailer – Hot Dogs, BBQ, Hamburgers, Brats, Pork Chops, Snacks, Drinks & Pumpkin Pie. Corner of Maple and State - 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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

Rotaract Club of Sycamore – Pumpkin Festival T-Shirts and Sweatshirts. Located in front of Grand Dental (4 p.m. – 8 p.m.) Pre-orders available here => Text, icon

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Thursday - October 28th

Kiwanis Prayer Breakfast - United Methodist Church (160 Johnson Avenue) - 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Lions' Pumpkin Display - On the Courthouse Lawn

Lions Food Trailer – Hot Dogs, BBQ, Hamburgers, Brats, Pork Chops, Snacks, Drinks & Pumpkin Pie. Corner of Maple and State - 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Sycamore Kiwanis – Cinnamon Roasted Nuts & Bubble Tea in North Food Court - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Pumpkin Celebration - Games, story time & treats, for K thru 5th grade, at the Sycamore Public Library (wear your costume!) -  6:00 p.m.

 

Friday - October 29th

Lions' Pumpkin Display - On the Courthouse Lawn

Sycamore Kiwanis – Cinnamon Roasted Nuts & Bubble Tea in North Food Court - 9 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Royal Rangers - Pumpkin Festival buttons, patches, and hats - 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Teen Carnival (Sacramento & State) & Kiddie Carnival (Somonauk & Elm) - 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.   (There is a $30 ride special from 5-9 p.m.)

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

ABC Preschool - Pumpkin Festival Flags sold at Paulson Appliance & United Methodist Church Craft Show – Noon – 4 p.m.

Pumpkin Festival Stainless Steel Tumblers - in front of Blue Moon Bikes and at the Bethel Assembly Church - 5 p.m.- 7 p.m.

Lions Food Trailer – Hot Dogs, BBQ, Hamburgers, Brats, Pork Chops, Snacks, Drinks & Pumpkin Pie. Corner of Maple and State - 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Odd Fellows – BBQ pork loin sandwich, meatball subs, ¼lb hamburgers, hot dogs, brats, French fries from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Cross Roads Community Church – Fleece Blankets (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.) in South Food Court.

 

Saturday October 30th

Sycamore Rotary Pancake Breakfast - St. Mary's Parish Center, 312 Waterman Street - 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Lions' Pumpkin Display - On the Courthouse Lawn

Lions Club Pumpkin Display Awards - Courthouse Lawn 10 a.m.

Pumpkin 4-person Golf Scramble - Sycamore Golf Course, 940 E. State Street – 10 a.m. (Shotgun Start at 11 a.m.) Registration information - (815) 895-3884.

Royal Rangers - Pumpkin Festival buttons, patches, and hats - 8 a.m. to 4 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 - located at 160 Johnson Ave. - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Food and Free Parking Available

Odd Fellows – BBQ pork loin sandwich, meatball subs, ¼lb hamburgers, hot dogs, brats, French fries from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

ABC Preschool - Pumpkin Festival Flags sold at United Methodist Church &  Paulson Appliance – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Lions Food Trailer – Hot Dogs, BBQ, Hamburgers, Brats, Pork Chops, Snacks, Drinks & Pumpkin Pie. Corner of Maple and State - 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The DeKalb County Shrine Club - pork chop sandwiches in front of PJ's Courthouse Tavern
and Grill - 9 A.M. to 6 P.M.

Face Painting - Sycamore High Art Club, noon - 4 p.m. at the Kiddie Carnival.

DeKalb County History Center - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Tours of the DeKalb County History Center and a virtual house walk. Tickets are available at the DeKalb County History Center (1730 N. Main), or online at https://www.dekalbcountyhistory.org

Teen Carnival (Sacramento & State) & Kiddie Carnival (Somonauk & Elm) - Noon to 10 p.m. (The $25 ride special is from Noon - 4 p.m. and there is a $30 ride special from 5-9 p.m.)

Sycamore Kiwanis – Cinnamon Roasted Nuts & Bubble Tea in North Food Court – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Burgers & Soup Luncheon – Burgers, hot dogs’, sloppy joes, soups, baked goods, drinks. Bethel Assembly of God Church - 131 West Elm St. - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Pumpkin Festival Stainless Steel Tumblers - in front of Blue Moon Bikes and at the Bethel Assembly Church – 9a.m. - 5 p.m.

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

Sycamore Angels Rebekah Lodge 106 - Funnel Cakes, Cotton Candy, Cinnamon Apples, Soups and Drinks in North Food Court - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sycamore Elks – Pulled Pork, Pulled Turkey, Chili, Mac & Cheese, Cole Slaw, Baked Beans & Chips - across from the Courthouse 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Lucky Maples 4-H Club – Bake sale, Apple cider, water & hot chocolate in front of Paulsen’s Appliance – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Moose Lodge of Sycamore – Baked goods, bratwurst, hot dogs, chips, chili, corn dogs, sloppy joes, pretzels, ice cream bars, candy, peanuts, Rice Krispy treats, drinks

Boy Scout Troop 40 - Loaded Baked Potatoes, hot dogs, chili, cookies and drinks - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

St. Mary's Church Food Booth – Pastries and Baked goods in front of Blue Moon Bikes from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Lutheran Church of St. John – Sweatshirts located in front of Lizzy’s Pink Boutique from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Rotaract Club of Sycamore – Pumpkin Festival T-Shirts and Sweatshirts. Located in front of Grand Dental (11 a.m. – 2 p.m.)

TAILS Humane Society- Sweat shirts, t-shirts, dog treats, dog clothing, bumper stickers, hats, buttons, bow ties, brownies from (10 a.m. - 3 p.m.)

Cross Roads Community Church – Fleece Blankets (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.) in South Food Court.

Sycamore Pumpkin Festival Fireworks - 7:30 p.m. in the Park (off Airport Road).  The rain date will be Sunday Oct. 31st same time and place.

Sunday October 31st

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 – Race Starts at 9:00 a.m. at the Sycamore Armory  Pumpkin Festival Run Website

Teen Carnival (Sacramento & State) & Kiddie Carnival (Somonauk & Elm) - Noon to 5 p.m. (There is a $25 ride special from noon to 4 p.m.)

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

Boy Scout Troop 40 - Loaded Baked Potatoes, hot dogs, chili, cookies and drinks - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sycamore Kiwanis – Cinnamon Roasted Nuts & Bubble Tea in North Food Court – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Odd Fellows – BBQ pork loin sandwich, meatball subs, ¼lb hamburgers, hot dogs, brats, French fries from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Boy Scout Troop 16 - Pulled pork sandwiches, pizza by the slice, hot dogs, baked beans, baked goods, drinks in North Food Court - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Burgers & Soup Luncheon – Burgers, hot dogs’, sloppy joes, soups, baked goods, drinks. Bethel Assembly of God Church - 131 West Elm St. - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

St. Mary's Church Food Booth – Pastries and Baked goods in front of Blue Moon Bikes from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Lions Food Trailer – Hot Dogs, BBQ, Hamburgers, Brats, Pork Chops, Snacks, Drinks & Pumpkin Pie. Corner of Maple and State - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The DeKalb County Shrine Club - pork chop sandwiches in front of PJ's Courthouse Tavern
and Grill - 10 A.M. to 4 P.M.

St. Peter's Church Episcopal Church – Brats, hot dogs, water, coffee, soda, hot chocolate, and pumpkin squares (at 218 Somonauk St.) - Noon to 3 p.m.

Lutheran Church of St. John – Sweatshirts located in front of Lizzy’s Pink Boutique from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Sycamore Angels Rebekah Lodge 106 - Funnel Cakes, Cotton Candy, Cinnamon Apples, Soups and Drinks in North Food Court - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sycamore Elks – Pulled Pork, Pulled Turkey, Chili, Mac & Cheese, Cole Slaw, Baked Beans & Chips - across from the Courthouse 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Moose Lodge of Sycamore – Baked goods, bratwurst, hot dogs, chips, chili, corn dogs, sloppy joes, pretzels, ice cream bars, candy, peanuts, Rice Krispy treats, drinks

Stainless Steel Tumblers - in front of Blue Moon Bikes and at the Bethel Assembly Church – 9 a.m. - noon.

Rotaract Club of Sycamore – Pumpkin Festival T-Shirts and Sweatshirts. Located in front of Grand Dental (Noon – 2 p.m.)

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