Festival organizers attempt to raise $600,000 for Make-a-Wish Illinois to help grant wishes to kids with life-threatening conditions. Other activities include all-you-can-carve pumpkins, trick-or-treating, costume contests, Pumpkin parade, hayrides, pony rides, petting zoo, crafts, two entertainment stages, food and beverage vendors and a Superhero 5K Pumpkin Run/Walk. All jack-o-lanterns will be placed on walls throughout the festival, with ceremonial lightings Friday and Saturday nights, and the grand lighting on Sunday evening.
Event Cost: $3
Event times: Check website for schedule. Oct. 11-13.