Upcoming Event Spotlight

Boo-ti-ful Nauvoo Pumpkin Walk

​The City of Nauvoo will once again come alive with the Halloween Spirit with the annual Pumpkin Walk to be held on October 29, 2016. The feature of this family friendly event is hundreds of hand-carved jack-o-lanterns. The evening will also host a haunted house, a haunted virtual forest, entertainment, food vendors, face painting, fortune telling, a parade and more! See the event schedule below: 

  • 2:30 p.m. The Nauvoo Public Library and Grandpa John's Cafe will beginning the day with a free showing of "Open Season: Scared Silly."
  • 3:30 p.m. Halloween Hustle 5K Fun Run & Walk; pre-registration is $25 person; race day registration is $30/person (no t-shirt guaranteed). Details and registration form will be posted in the event. 
  • 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. 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 Ghosts & Goblins parade; begins at the N-C Elementary School and ends in the Nauvoo City Park
  • 6:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Haunted Virtual Forest at the former M&K parking lot (Mulholland and Robinson Streets)
  • 6:15 p.m. to 8 p.m. Fortune telling at the former Dottie's Red Front, the Log Cabins behind the Way We Were Walking Tour Park and the "Card Room" at Grandpa John's Cafe
  • 6:15 pm. to 8 p.m. Face painting at Annie's Frozen Custard
  • 6:30 p.m. the Warsaw Jazz Band performs at the corner of N. Barnett Street & Mulholland

Food vendors and live entertainment will be on hand throughout the evening as you and your family meander through our uptown business district to view the spectacular display of pumpkins.

NOTE: The Haunted House will be open on Friday, October 28 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, October 29 from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Monday, October 31 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. $6 entry fee.

2014 "Bootiful" Nauvoo Pumpkin Walk flash mob


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