Mt Carroll Pumpkin Fest
October 22nd 2016
Mt Carroll’s downtown will once again turn into the pumpkin capitol of NW Illinois on October 22nd during the Mt Carroll Pumpkin Fest. Organized by the Chamber of Commerce, it will offer a variety of family friendly activities to help get you in the spirit of Halloween. New this year is the Pumpkin Cousin Mini Squash Races and the 5K Zombie Run where runners in ghoulish garb will test their endurance on the hills of Mt Carroll. Mt Carroll eateries will be offering a variety of lunch time specials & the downtown lamp posts will be decorated for the Halloween season.
Spend a fall day in this historic community and stroll the brick streets while checking out the selection of eateries and shopping in unique stores & antique shops. Go to the Pumpkin Fest FB page for all the details.
8:00 am Farmer’s Market
7:30 am 5K Zombie Run registration opens – race begins at 9am – Ghoulish Garb encouraged!
10 am Decorated Pumpkin Contest opens (judging at 12:30)
10 am Paint A Pumpkin Activity for ages 4-8
10:30 am Kids Costume Parade kicks off on east side of court house and ends at the Library. Ages Preschool – 4th grade.
10:30 am Pumpkin Cousin Mini Gourd races for ages 5-10
11 am Halloween Story & Craft Hour at Library (for ages 4-8)
11 am – 1:30 pm Pumpkin Sling Shot
11:30 am – 2 pm Pumpkin Street Bowling in front of Bowling Center
Noon Spooky Tails Pet Costume Contest
Noon Pumpkin Jam Youth Music performances
2:00 pm Kunes Country Great Pumpkin Street Drag Races (registration starts at 12:30 pm)
Mt Carroll Great Pumpkin Street Drags
Oct 22 – 2 pm
Come to Mt Carroll Pumpkin Fest and spend the day enjoying all the activities but make sure you’re downtown at 2:00 PM because the 5th annual GREAT PUMPKIN STREET DRAGS will feature REAL pumpkin race cars battling in a unique side-by-side single elimination races featuring handcrafted, decorated Pumpkin Race Cars in a funky and hilarious display of American ingenuity. Entries in each age bracket will battle head-to-head for cash prizes! All races take place in downtown Mt Carroll. Registration begins at 12:30 and races begin at 2 pm.