A Publication of WTVP

Best of Peoria

Of all the wonderful community festivals in Greater Peoria, the Morton Pumpkin Festival reigns supreme, claiming the “Best Festival” title for the second year in a row. Morton, of course, is the “Pumpkin Capital of the World,” and Tazewell County leads the nation in production, packing more than 80 percent of the world’s needs. The four-day festival draws more than 75,000 attendees each September for entertainment, rides, parades, competitions, and of course, the food: pumpkin chili, pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin pie… and on and on.