You are here

Eloise Handler, 4, and Harrison Guidara, 10, have fun with pumpkins, Oct. 12, at The Great Highwood Pumpkin Fest. Photos by Scott Margolin/22nd Century Media
Workers at Pumpkin Fest place carved pumpkins on display.
Doug Rapp, Freelance Reporter
2:17 am CDT October 15, 2019

The Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival celebrated its 10th year over the weekend. Despite high winds Saturday morning temporarily shutting the event down, the otherwise ideal autumn weather brought thousands of festivalgoers to downtown Highwood.

The festival featured carnival rides, pumpkin carving, three stages for live music and variety of food and drink vendors. Lining the edges of the main festival thoroughfare were large scaffolds holding thousands of carved jack-o-lanterns lit from within with small bulbs.