Wondering what to do with your Jack o’ Lantern after Halloween? There are a few fun events happening in the Rockford area to help you dispose of your pumpkins. Gather up your pumpkins and get ready for some fun!

Image credit: Byron Pumpkin Smash 2018

Pumpkin Smash at Byron Fire Tower

Where: 123 N. Franklin St., Byron, IL

When: Wednesday, November 1, 2023 from 4 – 6 pm

Cost: Free

Bring your pumpkins and throw them off the fire tower to try to hit the bullseye. There will be cookies and cider served.

Discovery Center Museum Pumpkins 2017

Smashing Pumpkins at Discovery Center Museum

Where: Discovery Center Museum
711 N Main St, Rockford, IL

When: Sunday, November 5 from 11 am – 2 pm

Cost: Free for members, $10 per admission for people 1 and older

Watch as your pumpkin is launched through the air using a giant trebuchet. There will also be fall-themed activities. Included with Discovery Center admission.

Did we miss a pumpkin smashing event? Let us know if there are any events that we’ve missed, email us at hello@statelinekids.com.

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