The Great Pumpkin Pull

Saturday, October 7, 2017 (11am-3pm)
Riverfront Park (131 E Hydraulic Ave, Yorkville IL 60560)

About the Festival

Join the United City of Yorkville and Knights of Columbus in the second annual Pumpkin Pull!  Enjoy a day filled with food, musical entertainment, children's activities, and ending with hundreds of pumpkins floating down the Fox River for your chance at winning prizes!


pumpkin pull flier

Live Musical Performance

Red Woody(11:30am-2:30pm)

Pumpkin Pull

Buy a pumpkin, cheer it one as it races down the river, and have your chance to win some great prizes donated by Yorkville Businesses!  Pumpkins will be available for purchase throughout the event (while supplies last) for $3/Pumpkin or $5/Pumpkin Pair (2 Pumpkins). The Pumpkin Pull will start at 3pm.



Free Family Activities

This event encourages families of all ages and sizes to join us as several free activities will be available throughout the day!  Below is a list of events for the festival. Please keep in mind that events can be subject to change.



Come take a ride around Riverfront Park throughout the entire festival. The John Deere will be out and ready for you and your kids to enjoy a short ride next to the river.

Pumpkin Decorating

Paint, glue, and stick as your family decorates a free pumpkin. There will be a one pumpkin limit per family while supplies last.

Bounce Houses

Free and fun for all ages. Come jump for 5 minutes at a time at the Riverfront Park.

Haystack Hunt

No needles in this haystack; however, it could be just as hard to find a pumpkin in a haystack. This free event is sure to be a crowd favorite and everyone is guaranteed to be a winner. The Haystack Hunt will be held every hour beginning at 11am.

Craft Beer Tasting

This year's Craft Beer Tasting will be held on Saturday, October 7th from 11am-3pm under the beer tent. Listen to some live music by Red Woody as you sip on some great beer. The Great Pumpkin Pull Craft Beer Tasting costs $15 per person or $25 per couple and includes a souvenir tasting glass, 6 three ounce tastes and 1 fourteen ounce glass of your choice. You do not need to register for this tasting. Simply stop by the beer tent between 11am-3pm and enjoy some craft beer from local breweries.

Featured Beers:

  • Dogfish Head Pumpkin Ale
  • Abita Brewery Pecan Ale
  • Southern Tier PumKing
  • Firestone Walker Wookey Jack
  • Revolution Brewing Oktoberfest 

Event Parking

View the Parking Map for parking options throughout the event.   


More Information

For more information please contact the Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department at 630-553-4357 or email