As you merge onto Interstate 155 from in Morton, Illinois you might want to watch out - it's home to the largest pumpkin festival in the world and some of the largest pumpkin chunkin' artillery in the world too!
Morton Pumpkin Festival. I know, I know, I go every year but it is a place I like to revisit and enjoy the festival time. Luckily it is not a far drive--just get into town and have fun for the children and I. Don't forget to put your chair out early for the parade for a good spot. I have mine picked out.