Highwood Pumpkin Festival - Highwood, IL
10/08/2021 to 10/10/2021


This fan favorite event is held to not only break the Guinness World Record of 30,581 for most pumpkins carved in one place, but to take it a step further by lighting a pumpkin for everyone affected by autism in Illinois- a staggering 52,000 individuals! Imagine pumpkins lining the streets on scaffolding towering over 30 feet lit and synced to music. It’s a site to behold and the ultimate family event!

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Monty W.'s Review Monty W.
5.0 star rating

Gets better every year. They spaced out everything a bit more so as to not have as many choke points. It's a great family atmosphere. With plenty of free...

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michael w.'s Review michael w.
4.0 star rating

I've been trying to attend this event for years, I finally made it. An entire side of the main drag of Highwood shuts down for the fun & festivities....

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Simon G.'s Review Simon G.
5.0 star rating

A great American traditional experience, CHECKED! This is our first pumpkin festival in the States and we absolutely love it, it was a really entertaining...

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