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The Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival benefiting The Autism Society of Illinois



 List of Events

October 17th, 18th, and 20th- 2014
Downtown Highwood

Text to Donate Fundraiser Adopt a Pumpkin.   Text Pumpkin to 71777 and start sharing! 

Adopt a Pumpkin Program for Autism.

We want to have a pumpkin adopted for every individual impacted by autism in Illinois

That’s approximately 50,000 pumpkins

You can also create pumpkin donation page and have friends and family donate.

You do not have to attend the event to adopt a pumpkin. Your name will be listed at the event. Find out all about The Great Highwood Pumpkin Fest October 17-19th below.

Remember all Money Raised in Illinois Stays in Illinois,  Click here to donate

Watch the video of the event here

The Great Highwood Pumpkin Fest Costume  Run, Walk and Kid’s Dash


NEW UPDATE!  Packet Pick Up is October 15th at Equinox of Highland Park, 799 Central Ave, Highland Park, Illinois 60035 from 8:30am- 10:30 or 4:00pm – 6:00pm.  If you can not make these times you can pick your packet at registeration day of! More info to come.


799 Central Ave, Highland Park, IL 60035

Come Join the Great Highwood and Autism Society of Illinois 5K Pumpkin Run, Walk and Kids 1K Dash.  On October 19th in Downtown Highwood. Wear your Spooky Costumes in the Run. All runners and walkers will get a Pumpkin 5K Teck Tshirt for the event and other spooky goodies!

Create your own Team to raise extra money for the Autism Society of Illinois. Get creative with you names! The scarier the better.

Have you ever wanted to run around the neighborhood in your Halloween costume? Well here’s your chance! Sunday, Oct 19th. The Great Highwood Pumpkin Fest 5K Costume Run. Sign up today, only $20 a runner!!! Awesome goodie bag and ALL proceeds go to the Autism Society of Illinois. Brought to you by the Equinox of Highland Park.

Location: Downtown Highwood in front of the Bent Fork Bakery on Waukegan Ave. The run takes you through the historic Fort Sheridan.

25.00 per  runner, rates go up October 3rd to 30.00 Day of the Race to 35.00 Kids Dash 15.00, rates go up to 20.00 on October 3rd.
Click here to register

The Great Pumpkin Dump

After the festival, the City of Highwood invites everyone to participate in The Great Pumpkin Dump , a citywide pumpkin clean up effort. Participants will be separated into approximately 10-14 teams, each team will have their own territory to clean up, and the first team to finish wins. The Great Pumpkin Dump will begin at 9pm on Sunday, October 19th and the meeting time is at 8:30pm in front of the main gate. This is the easiest way to clean up the city and bring it back to normal. The Great Pumpkin Dump will help reduce overall costs and stress on the City with their responsibility to clean the city after the festival. Please sign up your Team!

Please sign up your team and for more information click here

Prizes to be Announced!


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