The kickoff to the Morton Pumpkin Festival is the Great Pumpkin Pin Search. This treasure hunt for the official Festival Pin marks the countdown to the Opening Ceremony.
The Pin Search is a long-standing tradition in Morton that generations of Mortonites look forward to each year! The Search reminds everyone that the Festival is just around the corner.
Beginning four weeks prior to the Festival, thought-provoking, clever clues to the whereabouts of the Pins will be released. The clues will be posted at www.mortonpumpkinfestival.org, www.facebook.com/mortonpumpkinfestival, and on the door of the Morton Chamber of Commerce office (415 West Jefferson).
The searcher who finds the pin will win $300 in Chamber checks and be introduced on the Gold’s Gym Entertainment Stage.
Remaining Pin Search Clues will be released on Sept. 1 and Sept. 8 at 5 p.m.
Clue #3: September 1
Clue #4: September 8
The Pins will be hidden in non-dangerous locations on public property. The Pins could be anywhere indoors or outdoors, in the vicinity of Morton.
Guten willen to all you mortonites
Lagerung locations might be in your sights
Two thousand seventeen wow that’s hard to figure
Just like who will be the pumpkin pin winner
The pin is not often on the parade route
Perhaps it’s time to get your map out
Don’t scratch if you itch; it will cause delay
Sprechen sie deutsch? Then the chamber will pay
Run through all motel chains that you can list
A poncho may be needed to ward off the mist
Choose with care between grob and klein
And a norden, sud, osten, or other sign
Some locations this year have a brand-new gym
Will your chances there be good or grim?
Let balloons fly all over morton, buster
And avoid the spray when you see a crop duster
Happy jaws chewin pumpkin will give you direction
A new hill will force students to a course correction
Charlemange went past others till two centuries more
Reformation began with luther’s theses nailed to the door
We’ll have brats alongside pumpkin cornbread and baked beans
Enjoy the whole fare, by all means
Keep composed if you have a fever
This metal can keep you from god’s acre
Don’t die floating long on the town’s edge
All these multiple rhymes can put you on a ledge
If you nab the pin, you’ll surely howl
If it’s someone else, you’ll immaturely scowl
Don’t say to the finder i am in awe you
Great shame; we won’t have pumpkin strudel
Drum roll: real kuhl phil and nestle as well
Das polizei, feuerwehr, wasseramt or schelle?
Share the searching with a good friend
Now two clue sets may help you in the end