Sycamore Pumpkin Festival

Sycamore Pumpkin Festival, Inc.
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October 26-30, 2022

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 and concludes Sunday afternoon with a parade.


The festival has over 1000 entries in the Lions Decorated Pumpkin Display, 2 carnivals, many non-profit vendors including two indoor craft shows, entertainment and various activities, and the Festival concludes with a 90 minute  parade on Sunday.  

The Theme for the 2022 Sycamore Pumpkin Festival is:

"Wish Upon a Pumpkin"

We would also like to thank the 122 students who participated in this years theme contest.  For more information on this years contest check out our Theme page.

Applications for Not-for-Profit Vendors and Parade participants are now available on the Vendor and Parade pages.