12846 Daiber Road
Highland IL 62249

Saturday, October 27th, 5:00-8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Highland Hope UMC


Thank you for looking into our 7th Annual Hopefest! So what is Hopefest? It’s a lot of fun… that’s what it is! Hopefest is a fall festival that we began in 2012 to serve as Highland Hope’s annual Open House. It’s a family-friendly fall festival that provides lots of fun for the entire family at NO CHARGE! Take a break from the door-to-door trick or treating, and make plans to spend some of your evening with us on Saturday, October 27th, beginning at 5:00 p.m.. We look forward to having you join us!


*Unless otherwise noted, activities listed below will be available between 5:00 – 8:30 p.m.*

Trunk ‘R Treat (5:00PM – 6:30PM):  Dress up the kids in their costumes, and bring them out to trunk ‘r treat! Take a walk down Candy Alley, and check out the decorated cars, along with their owners! Bring a bag to fill with Treats, or pick up one of our treat bags as you enter. Trunk ‘R Treat ends at 6:30PM, so be sure to get here early!

Food: Be sure to grab a bowl of what’s turning into some pretty popular chili! It may not be world-famous yet, but we’re working on it! Be sure to help us spread the word! Along with Chili, we’ll have hot dogs, chips & refreshments for you at no charge! Donation Jars will be available if you’d like to help offset our costs, but please don’t feel obligated to donate.

Games & Prizes: Prepare to have fun! There will be games, prizes and large inflatables for kids of all ages! All of the games and activities are FREE! There are no tickets to buy, but we would do require that parents sign a waiver for their kids, and pick up a wristband! Wristbands are required for the inflatables and games. Sign-ups will be available near the entrance to Candy Alley (Trunk ‘R Treat location). Look for signs, or look for those wearing Hopefest IDs for help locating anything throughout the evening.

Music: Who doesn’t like music? …Actually, there may be someone out there that doesn’t, but the rest of us love music! We’ll have  music playing throughout the evening.

Hayrides (7:00pm – 8:30 p.m.): Grab the kids, grab a friend, and be sure to jump on a hayride! Well, there’s actually no jumping allowed on Hayrides, but you can still have fun and enjoy the cool, crisp autumn air!

Thanks again for taking a look at what Hopefest has to offer. We are very excited about all of the activities that we have to offer this year. We really hope to see you there!

Please keep in mind that while the activities will be held outdoors, our facility will be open throughout the evening. Stop in to visit our Welcome Center, located just off the Foyer. We’re here to answer any questions you may have about Highland Hope, our members, our services, and anything else that we have to offer. You’ll find that we’re just a bunch of ordinary people that have a love for God, our community, and all of God’s children (that means you, too)!