There will always be plenty of pumpkins in Illinois because this small town in our state is known as the pumpkin capital of the world.

Fall Is Just Around The Corner In Illinois

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but summer is almost over. We're just a couple of weeks away from Labor Day weekend. The kids are going back to school. Many activities for this time of year are wrapping up. The football season has begun. I've even seen some signs of Halloween popping up at stores around town.

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Fall Is A Great Time Of Year In Illinois

We are so lucky to experience all four seasons in Illinois, even though winter can get brutal. I'm a huge fan of fall. The colors are so beautiful. It's hoody weather. All the events and activities are so much fun. Of course, that's when some of the best holidays happen too. How can you not enjoy Halloween?

Illinois Won't Run Out Of Pumpkins For Halloween

Over the past few years, there have been shortages of many items throughout the United States. With Halloween coming up before you know it, you don't have to worry about there not being enough pumpkins in Illinois. That's because we have plenty. The little town of Morton in the central part of the state has our back.

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As the ideal place for Autumn tourism and visitors, Morton is known as the Pumpkin Capital of the World because 85% of the world’s canned pumpkin is packed in the Nestles/Libby’s plant located in the center of our Village.

Pumpkin Festival In Morton, Illinois

Of course, since Morton is the pumpkin capital of the world, they celebrate that fact in true Illinois style by hosting a festival. This year is being held from September 13th through the 16th.

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