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The Great Pumpkin Smash
Date & Time
Fri, Nov 3 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Preserve of Highland Park 1207 Park Ave West Highland Park, Illinois 60035 Google Maps 

Say good-bye to your gourds the sustainable way and get ready to unleash your inner pumpkin warrior!  Join us for a fun pumpkin-smashing, target-throwing, composting event as we bid farewell to the fall season in style. Let’s turn those pumpkins into a bountiful harvest of composting fun and environmental responsibility! All the pumpkins collected will be composted – ensuring that the water and nutrients they store are returned to the soil. 

Event Highlights:

  • Pumpkin Smashing: Put on your safety goggles and prepare to smash pumpkins to your heart’s content. 
  • Target Throwing: Compete against friends and family as you aim your pumpkins at a variety of creative targets. Prizes await those with the best aim! 
  • Face Painting: Get into the spirit of the season with some pumpkin-themed face painting. Whether you want to be a friendly jack-o’-lantern or a spooky gourd, our talented artists have got you covered.

What to Bring:  

  • Bring your pumpkins to smash.  Pumpkins must be free of candles, yarn, glitter, stickers, plastics, or any non-biodegradable materials.  Painted pumpkins are acceptable provided acrylic paint was used.

November 3, 2023 @ 4:00 pm 6:00 pm

1207 Park Ave West
Highland Park, IL 60035 United States