Hundreds turn out for Morton Pumpkin Festival Parade

Published: Sep. 17, 2022 at 4:55 PM CDT
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MORTON (25 News Now) - Hundreds of people filled up Jefferson Street in Morton for this year’s Pumpkin Parade.

The parade started at 10:30 Saturday morning, with over a hundred floats taking part, throwing candy and waving to the crowd. Bands, police and fire officials, along with local schools, churches, and businesses participated in the parade. One float even had some of the year’s largest pumpkins along for the ride.

It’s a long-standing tradition for Morton, one that’s gone one for some since before they were born.

“The festival itself means a lot to us. My mom went into labor with me on the Ferris wheel at the pumpkin festival, so it’s just been a yearly tradition for us,” Morton resident Amy Stanley said.

The pumpkin festival festivities finish off Saturday night at 9:00.