Best Festival

Nearly every community in Greater Peoria has a festival, and each is unique in its own way. But in Morton—the “Pumpkin Capital of the World”—the Morton Pumpkin Festival reigns supreme. The four-day festival draws more than 75,000 attendees annually for entertainment, rides, parades, competitions, and of course, the food: pumpkin chili, pumpkin baked beans, pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin pie… and on and on.