Saturday, September 19, 2020 from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM CDT
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Morton VFW 
2310 Veterans Rd.  



Crystal Sewell, Marketing & Membership Director 
Morton Chamber of Commerce 

Pumpkin Festival Reverse Parade Registration 2020 

To showcase our community’s creativity, highlight our local businesses and organizations, and celebrate this year’s theme, Roaring Pumpkins and All That Jazz will host a Reverse Parade this year. This year, instead of having our floats travel down the parade route, parade attendees will drive by a lineup of stationery parade floats at the Morton VFW Post 5921, 2310 Veterans Rd.

This will be a float-only parade. All floats will be asked to be decorated and/or constructed to the Roaring Pumpkins and All That Jazz theme. Groups that normally participate in the parade but do not have a float (marching bands, walking groups, etc.) will have the option of submitting a 30-second video that will be compiled with other entries and shared on the Festival Facebook and YouTube pages. Marching bands can submit a song up to 2-minutes.

Float entries will be asked to park their float in place by 8:30 AM on Saturday, September 19 before the parade attendees arrive. Each entry may only request a single space that is 25 ft. The float will remain in this spot until 2:30 PM, after the last car finishes the route (last car will be admitted at 2:00 PM).

For the safety of our float entries, volunteers, and attendees, float entries are encouraged to drop off their floats and return to pick them up after 2:30pm.

Floats will not be permitted to pass out anything during the Reverse Parade, but may submit heat-resistant candy or other handout items to be added to a family goodie bag that will be handed out to the first 50 cars that arrive each hour (10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm)

*Due to being limited to a certain amount of space, there will only be 30 floats in this year's parade*

More Information

Please read the required rules and regulations for the Reverse Parade by visiting the Morton Pumpkin Festival Parade page and scrolling down to the Parade Rules & Regulations.