BOOtiful Nauvoo Pumpkin Walk

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Date(s) - 10/29/2016
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Beautiful Nauvoo Hosts Annual “Boo-ti-ful” Pumpkin Walk

The city of Nauvoo is again coming alive in the Halloween Spirit hosting its annual Pumpkin Walk on Saturday, October 29, 2016. This year’s event will again feature hundreds of hand-carved jack-o’-lanterns that will be lit and displayed along Mulholland Street. Many of the Nauvoo merchants will operate on extended hours with specials, treats and entertainment throughout the day. The 2016 event organizers have made several logistical changes to the event in order to ease some of the traffic congestion of the event. New this year, will be wagon shuttles to and from designated parking areas as well as a centralized food court.

2016 Boo-ti-ful Nauvoo Event Schedule

2:30 p.m. “Open Season: Scared Silly” showing at the Kraus’ Theater located inside Grandpa John’s Café. Sponsored by the Nauvoo Public Library & Grandpa John’s Café
5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Food vendors set up at various locations along Mulholland Street and on N. Barnett Street
5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. New Event location! Haunted House at the former N-C Elementary School (enter through Motley Fitness)
Dusk to 9 p.m. Over 500 hand-carved jack-o-lanterns on display along Mulholland Street
6 p.m. Halloween Parade begins at N-C Elementary School and ends in the Nauvoo City Park – come in costume and join in the fun!!
6:15 p.m. to 8 p.m. Haunted Virtual Forest at the former M&K parking lot (Mulholland and Robinson Street)
6:15 p.m. to 8 p.m. Fortune telling at the Nauvoo Tourism Office, the former Dottie’ Red Front and the “Card Room” at Grandpa John’s Café
6:15 p.m. to 8 p.m. Face painting at Annie’s Frozen Custard
6:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Entertainment at the corner N. Barnett Street

This event happens annually thanks to generous sponsors. If you would like to have a pumpkin carved specifically for you, a sponsorship of $50 is welcomed. To make a donation, please contact Gary Shoeni at (641) 919-1741.

This event also requires the use of volunteer labor to hand carve each of the Boo-ti-ful pumpkins. If you would like to sign up to carve pumpkins, please contact Jennifer Smith at (217) 453-2519,, or Kim Orth at (217) 453-6648,, to be placed on the schedule.

Contact: Kim Orth, Nauvoo Tourism Office, 217-453-6648,

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