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 Great Pumpkin Party Survey Report 2012
 
 Survey Title:Great Pumpkin Party Survey 2012
 
 Survey Properties:
 
 Total Respondents:27
 Launched Date:10/17/2012
 Closed Date:11/17/2012
 Responses By Question Analysis:
 

 
 
 1.  Is this your first visit to the Great Pumpkin Party?
  Response Total Response Percent Points Avg
Yes Response equal to 74 20 74% n/a n/a
No Response equal to 26 7 26% n/a n/a
Total Respondents  27
 2.  Was there one specific activity at the Great Pumpkin Party that influenced your decision to attend?
  Response Total Response Percent Points Avg
Yes Response equal to 37 10 37% n/a n/a
No Response equal to 63 17 63% n/a n/a
If yes, please explain.
1.Flashlight pumpkin hunt
3.pie eating contest my son loves doing it
7.the punpkin flashlight hunt - but we never got to do because we were freezing
8.Pet costume parade
14.pumpkin hunt
15.Hayride
19.Games and pumpkin hunt
22.flashlight pumpkin hunt
24.Scarecrow making
26.the bonfire and roasting marshmallows are great
Total Respondents  27
 3.  Using a scale of 1 to 5 with 1 beingĀ the leastĀ important and 5 being very important, how did the following activities influence your decision to attend this event?
  1 2 3 4 5 Response Total Response Average
Hayrides 0% (0) 7.41% (2) 25.93% (7) 37.04% (10) 29.63% (8) 27 3.89
Pie Eating Contest 25.93% (7) 18.52% (5) 25.93% (7) 11.11% (3) 18.52% (5) 27 2.78
Pet Costume Parade 16% (4) 28% (7) 16% (4) 24% (6) 16% (4) 25 2.96
Scarecrow Stuffing 7.41% (2) 7.41% (2) 25.93% (7) 29.63% (8) 29.63% (8) 27 3.67
Games 0% (0) 12% (3) 20% (5) 40% (10) 28% (7) 25 3.84
Flashlight Pumpkin Hunt 7.41% (2) 0% (0) 22.22% (6) 22.22% (6) 48.15% (13) 27 4.04
Roasting Marshmallows 0% (0) 3.7% (1) 7.41% (2) 48.15% (13) 40.74% (11) 27 4.26
Crafts 4% (1) 12% (3) 24% (6) 32% (8) 28% (7) 25 3.68
Total Respondents  27
 4.  How far in advance did you plan to attend the Pumpkin Party?
  Response Total Response Percent Points Avg
Day of event Response equal to 4 1 4% n/a n/a
Day before event Response equal to 19 5 19% n/a n/a
One week prior Response equal to 48 13 48% n/a n/a
One month prior Response equal to 26 7 26% n/a n/a
Three months prior Response equal to 4 1 4% n/a n/a
More than three months prior Visual spacer 0 0% n/a n/a
Total Respondents  27
 5.  How did you hear about the Great Pumpkin Party?
  Response Total Response Percent Points Avg
Newspaper Ad Response equal to 26 7 26% n/a n/a
Recreation Program Brochure Response equal to 33 9 33% n/a n/a
Banner Response equal to 11 3 11% n/a n/a
Village Facility Poster Response equal to 4 1 4% n/a n/a
Business Poster Visual spacer 0 0% n/a n/a
Facebook Response equal to 4 1 4% n/a n/a
Email Response equal to 19 5 19% n/a n/a
Village Website Response equal to 7 2 7% n/a n/a
Flyer Response equal to 4 1 4% n/a n/a
Word of Mouth Response equal to 11 3 11% n/a n/a
Twitter Visual spacer 0 0% n/a n/a
Other, please specify
18.Orland Park Prairie
19.My mom emailed me
20.read it in the newspaper
Total Respondents  27
 6.  On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being poor and 5 being excellent, please rate the following aspects of the Great Pumpkin Party.
  1 2 3 4 5 Response Total Response Average
Availability of parking 11.11% (3) 11.11% (3) 18.52% (5) 33.33% (9) 25.93% (7) 27 3.52
Ability to move around the grounds 3.7% (1) 3.7% (1) 14.81% (4) 44.44% (12) 33.33% (9) 27 4
Variety of activities 3.7% (1) 7.41% (2) 18.52% (5) 40.74% (11) 29.63% (8) 27 3.85
Number of port-a-johns at the event 0% (0) 14.81% (4) 22.22% (6) 44.44% (12) 18.52% (5) 27 3.67
Cleanliness of the port-a-johns 3.7% (1) 11.11% (3) 33.33% (9) 37.04% (10) 14.81% (4) 27 3.48
Hayrides 0% (0) 11.11% (3) 18.52% (5) 44.44% (12) 25.93% (7) 27 3.85
Pie Eating Contest 3.85% (1) 7.69% (2) 23.08% (6) 30.77% (8) 34.62% (9) 26 3.85
Crafts 11.54% (3) 11.54% (3) 19.23% (5) 23.08% (6) 34.62% (9) 26 3.58
Scarecrow Stuffing 3.85% (1) 7.69% (2) 23.08% (6) 30.77% (8) 34.62% (9) 26 3.85
Pet Costume Parade 7.69% (2) 19.23% (5) 11.54% (3) 38.46% (10) 23.08% (6) 26 3.5
Outdoor Movie 4% (1) 4% (1) 28% (7) 40% (10) 24% (6) 25 3.76
DJ 0% (0) 11.11% (3) 7.41% (2) 37.04% (10) 44.44% (12) 27 4.15
Games 0% (0) 18.52% (5) 18.52% (5) 25.93% (7) 37.04% (10) 27 3.81
Flashlight Pumpkin Hunt 7.41% (2) 0% (0) 18.52% (5) 29.63% (8) 44.44% (12) 27 4.04
Sponsors' Tents 8% (2) 12% (3) 28% (7) 16% (4) 36% (9) 25 3.6
Pumpkin Weight Guess 0% (0) 7.41% (2) 25.93% (7) 29.63% (8) 37.04% (10) 27 3.96
Concessions 12% (3) 20% (5) 24% (6) 20% (5) 24% (6) 25 3.24
Total Respondents  27
 7.  Overall, how would you describe your experience with the Great Pumpkin Party?
  Response Total Response Percent Points Avg
Excellent Response equal to 30 8 30% n/a n/a
Very Good Response equal to 41 11 41% n/a n/a
Good Response equal to 11 3 11% n/a n/a
Fair Response equal to 11 3 11% n/a n/a
Poor Response equal to 7 2 7% n/a n/a
Total Respondents  27
 8.  Did you attend the Great Pumpkin Party?
  Response Total Response Percent Points Avg
Alone Visual spacer 0 0% n/a n/a
With friends Response equal to 11 3 11% n/a n/a
With family Response equal to 93 25 93% n/a n/a
With an organized group Visual spacer 0 0% n/a n/a
Other, please specify
Total Respondents  27
 9.  Including yourself, how many people were in your immediate party?
  Response Total Response Percent Points Avg
One Visual spacer 0 0% n/a n/a
Two Response equal to 11 3 11% n/a n/a
Three Response equal to 26 7 26% n/a n/a
Four Response equal to 30 8 30% n/a n/a
Five Response equal to 4 1 4% n/a n/a
Six or more Response equal to 30 8 30% n/a n/a
Total Respondents  27
 10.  What ages did your group include?
  Response Total Response Percent Points Avg
Five years or less Response equal to 67 18 67% n/a n/a
6-11 years old Response equal to 44 12 44% n/a n/a
12-20 years old Response equal to 30 8 30% n/a n/a
21-39 years old Response equal to 44 12 44% n/a n/a
40-59 years old Response equal to 26 7 26% n/a n/a
60+ years old Response equal to 11 3 11% n/a n/a
Total Respondents  27
 11.  What is your age?
  Response Total Response Percent Points Avg
21-39 years old Response equal to 59 16 59% n/a n/a
40-59 years old Response equal to 33 9 33% n/a n/a
60+ years old Response equal to 7 2 7% n/a n/a
Total Respondents  27
 12.  Would you prefer the Great Pumpkin Party to be held:
  Response Total Response Percent Points Avg
In mid-September Visual spacer 0 0% n/a n/a
In late-September Response equal to 15 4 15% n/a n/a
1st Saturday in October Response equal to 85 23 85% n/a n/a
Later in October Response equal to 4 1 4% n/a n/a
Total Respondents  27
 13.  What additional or other fall activities you would like to see included in the Great Pumpkin Party?
1.We came late so unfortunatley, were not able to participate in all the activities. But the kids really liked the hayride, the bonfire/marshmellows, the movie and especially the pumpkin hunt. It was our first time, but we will definetly go earlier next year to enjoy everything. You guys did a great job!
2.Costume contest
3.Costume contest by age groups and then by category
4.Better sponsers, other than bakers square, n better pie eating rules, its supposed to be a challenge.
5.Open the ice rink and more hot chocolate. Maybe something more for the teen-ager group.
6.3
7.potato sak races- dance party apple cider
8.None
9.Mabey some rides for kids
10.to be honest, I was disappointed. there were crafts at the tables, but no one to help the kids do them. a pile of hay, but no one there to supervise. the only nice "workers" we encountered were the 2 girls who volunteered to take our picture on the fall display.
11.pumpkin carving contest, more games, I would like the pumpkin hunt to be more organized and less of a free for all
12.more games
13.Everything was just wonderful!!! It really is a wonderful event. It is much better than the Halloween Hoopla. You all have done a wonderful job! Really impressive!
14.None
15.Relay races
16.Apple dunking contest
17.I wasn't sure what to expect from the pumpkin party but am not sure I'd return next year.
18.Pumpkin Carving Contest or Scarecrow Contest.
19.Fun relay races like 3-legged race, potato sack race, etc.
20.corn shucking
21.nothing i can think of
22.a not-so-scary haunted house (kid friendly)
23.The fest is lovely. However this year was not good. When it was time for the pumpkin hunt, the back of the crowd RUSHED the people at the beginning of the line and the poor teens staffing it were overwhelmed. People at their worst. Also we know the rule of 1 pumpkin per family and it is fine. However there were families coming out with up to 7 pumpkins. A sad comment on society today.
24.Food vendors
25.Pumpkin bowling
26.face painting, balloon artist, a walking animal character for photo ops
27.Everything was terrific as the year prior, except unfortunately the pumpkin hunt part. Everyone that was in line in front part (like my family) when they opened it up and called out they were opening the patch, the back part of the line ran like a stampede to the front and barreled past everyone. It was not set up properly and your volunteer/workers should have came out to the front and manually take the first 20-30 people and so forth and so on instead of yelling the patch is open which lead to sheer chaos and I am surprised Orland Police were not directing this at all (the stampede would not have happened) and needless to say the Park District is very lucky no one got hurt, it was that bad and very upsetting to see as a taxpayer/resident. When the one worker was about to take a party of people to the left side, everyone at the right started running to the field out of turn(like wild animals for free pumpkins for goodness sake - I'm guessing not orland residents but maybe Chicago - please only advertise to us taxpayers of Orland, we pay plenty and this event should be open to us first and foremost). Also, many families walked out with each of their kids and a parent holding a pumpking when your workers said 'one per family'. There was no supervision ready for the amount of chaotic people that unfortunately attended. Next year a child may get hurt when the idiots from the back of the line start stampeding again, would hate to see that. The economy is too weak to offer anything 'free' without police supervision is what I am saying, sorry to say but it was like witnessing horror.
Total Respondents  27
 14.  Please tell us a little about yourself - select which of the following that applies to you.
  Response Total Response Percent Points Avg
I am an Orland Park resident Response equal to 81 22 81% n/a n/a
I live within 10 miles of Orland Park Response equal to 15 4 15% n/a n/a
I live more than 10 miles from Orland Park Response equal to 4 1 4% n/a n/a
Total Respondents  27
 15.  Are you aware of other families that wanted to attend the Great Pumpkin Party, but could not?
  Response Total Response Percent Points Avg
Yes Response equal to 26 7 26% n/a n/a
No Response equal to 78 21 78% n/a n/a
If yes, please list reasons.
4.had prior plans
20.dont live in village
24.Other plans
26.it was too cold outside
Total Respondents  27