Pumpkins, Parades & Pies: Eureka's Pumpkin Festival Past [Encore Presentation]
Did you miss Librarian Cindy O'Neill's live Zoom presentation? We're so happy to post the recording in this encore presentation! Take a step back in time and view a visual history of the Eureka Pumpkin Festival! The festival, which was held between 1939 and 1961, regularly averaged at least 50,000 attendees from all over Illinois and the Midwest. In 1947 film star and Eureka College alumnus Ronald Reagan and Illinois Governor Dwight Green attended, drawing national attention.