Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival

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1866 Sheridan Rd, Highland Park, IL 60035 1866 Sheridan Rd, Highland Park Directions
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Report | 4 years ago
It's the perfect event for someone in a small apartment who LOVES carving pumpkins to do so, without covering said small apartment with pumpkin for the next three months!
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Report | 5 years ago
The kids and us had a wonderful time there! People are friendly and the prices are reasonable. The only thing that was expensive were the carnival rides but there is still loads more to do. The perfect way to celebrate fall. Highly recommended!
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Report | 5 years ago
Great fun for everybody! I will definitely go back again!
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Report | 5 years ago
Lots of fun.....great music, especially the Great Lakes Band.....be careful giving candles to kids. Can't wait until next year.
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Report | 5 years ago
it was alot of fun and we will go back next year.
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Report | 5 years ago
It was fun for all ages.
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Report | 5 years ago
I was very disappointed when I and my son showed up to redeem our Groupons. Everything on the Groupon site, as well as on the actual Highwood website, said that everyone needed the 3-day wristband to be able to carve. No where did it tell you that if you waited to pay at the gate, you could buy a one-day carving pass instead, adults $10, kids $5. My son and I together paid $20 for our two Groupons, when if we had waited to pay at the gate, we would have only paid $15. Considering I lived in Highwood for 16 years and my son spent the first 6 years of his life there, our hometown left us with quite a bad feeling. We feel it was dishonest for Highwood to advertise that everyone needed the 3-day wristband if they wanted to carve. They should have been honest and advertised that there were other options for people who could only attend one day and were going to pay at the gate. I feel Highwood took advantage of Groupon's good reputation (I've never had a problem like this with any Groupons before!) I had other friends who also bought these Pumpkin Fest Groupons (some at my urging) and also felt like fools when they realized that kids were only $5.
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Report | 5 years ago
super fun
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Had a great time!
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it was great fun and exciting to know we were a part of trying to break a Guiness record
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From Our Editors

The soft glow of 30,919 carved pumpkins lit up the night sky on Saturday, October 22, 2011—the night the town of Highwood set the Guinness world record for most jack-o’-lanterns lit in one location. And this year should be no different. The three-day Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival, which has gained coverage from The Rosie Show and Trib Local, invites guests from all over the country to contribute to its wall of carved pumpkins, an experience that will be captured by HGTV’s “Pumpkin Wars”.

Patrons can decorate prescooped pumpkins at the designated carving stations (or bring their own precarved candidate) as they enjoy a weekend of live music on multiple stages, treats from local vendors, a gourmet farmers’ market on Saturday, hayrides, and a New Orleans–inspired night parade. Participants can even test out their newly carved pumpkin sneakers during the festival’s 5K run, which raises funds and awareness for the Leukemia Research Foundation. The festival culminates with the lighting of the wall of jack-o’-lanterns at 7 p.m. on Saturday, and, when all is said and done, pumpkins won’t be left in the dark as their owners are encouraged to take their record-breaking masterpieces home with them.

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