Funtober Fall Festivals

Fall Illinois Festivals

    There are lots of fall Illinois festivals.  Enjoy one of them after you have finished celebrating Oktoberfest in Illinois!  In addition to the harvest festivals, you’ll also enjoy the scarecrow festival and pumpkin festivals here.

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    September 2015:

    Illinois Blue Festival – Peoria, IL - September 4-5, 2015
    Septemberfest – Schaumburg, IL – September 5-7, 2015
    Frankfort Fall Festival – Frankfort, IL – September 5-7, 2015
    Sandwich Fair – Sandwich, IL – September 9-13, 2015
    Windy City Wine Festival – Chicago, IL – September 11-12, 2015
    Homestead Festival – Princeton – Sept 10-12, 2015
    German American Fest – Chicago, IL – September 11-13, 2015
    Wings Over Waukegan – Waukegan, IL – September 12-13, 2015
    Evanston Art & Big Fork Festival – Sept 18-20, 2015
    Morton Pumpkin Festival – Morton, IL – September 16-19, 2015
    Festival of the Vine – Geneva, IL, September 11-13, 2015
    Broomcorn Festival – Arcola – Sept 11-13, 2015
    Murphysboro Apple Festival – Murphysboro, IL – September  16-19, 2015
    Dwight Harvest Days – Dwight, IL – September 17-20, 2015
    Marshall Autumn Fest – Marshall, Illinois – September 18-20, 2015
    Lincoln Square AppleFest Chicago, IL – September 19, 2015
    Grundy County Corn Festival – Sept 23-27, 2015
    Elim Dutch Festival – Sept 26, 2015
    Italian Festival – Collinsville – Sept 18-19, 2015
    Mundelein Arts Festival – Sept 12-13, 2015
    Pygmalion Music Festival – Urbana-Champaign, IL – September 23-27, 2015
    Quad Cities Balloon Fest – Moline, IL - September 25-27, 2015
    Huntley Fall Fest – Huntley, IL – September 25-27, 2015
    Chicago South Asian Film Festival – September 30, 2015

    October 2015:

    Annual Jersey County Apple Festival – Jerseyville, Illinois – October 3, 2015
    Spring Valley Autumn Harvest Festival – Schaumberg, IL – October 4, 2015
    Highwood Pumpkin Festival – Highwood, IL – October 9-11, 2015
    Scarecrow Festival – St. Charles, Illinois – October 9-11, 2015
    Autumn on Parade – Oregon, IL – October 3-4, 2015
    Burgoo Festival – Utica – Oct 11 2015
    Chicago International Film Festival – Chicago, IL – October 15-29, 2015
    Phases of the Moon Festival – Danville, IL – October 16-18, 2015
    Oglesby Harvest Festival - Oglesby, IL – October 17, 2015

    November 2015:

    Magnificent Mile Lights Festival Parade – Chicago, IL – Starts Nov 21, 2015

    Last Year’s Events:
    Fall Harvest Party – Pittsfield, IL – August 28-31, 2014
    National Sweetcorn Festival – Hoopeston, IL - August 28-September 1, 2014
    Jubilee Days – Zion,  IL - August 30 – September 1, 2014
    DeKalb Kite Fest – DeKalb, IL – September 14, 2014
    Geneva Kite Festival – Chicago, IL – September 6, 2014
    Von Steuben Parade - Chicago, IL – September 6, 2014
    North Coast Music Festival – Chicago, IL – August 29-31, 2014
    Riot Fest – Chicago, IL – September 12-14, 2014
    Chicago Jazz Festival – Chicago, IL – August 28 – September 31, 2014
    Midwest Wizard of Oz Festival – Orland Park, IL – September 19-21, 2014
    Warren Pumpkin Festival – Warren, IL – September 26-28, 2014
    Des Plaines Family Festival – Des Plaines, IL – September 12-14, 2014
    Elmwood Fall Festival – Elmwood, IL – September 5-7, 2014
    The Chicago LGBT International Film Festival (Reeling32) – Chicago, IL  September 18-25, 2014
    Apple ‘N Pork Festival – Clinton, IL - September 27-28, 2014
    Staunton Art & Music Festival – Staunton, IL – September 20-21, 2014
    Long Grove Apple Festival – Long Grove, IL – September 26-28, 2014

    Fall ILGS State Festival – Chicago, IL – September 20-21, 2014
    Amish Country Cheese Festival – Arthur, Illinois – Aug 31 – September 2, 2014
    Royster with the Oyster Festival - Chicago, IL – September 26, 2014

    Sycamore Pumpkin Festival – Sycamore, IL – October 22-26, 2014
    Cortland Fall Festival and Parade – Cortland, IL – Oct 12, 2014
    Grande Levee Harvest Festival - Vandalia, IL – October 3-4, 2014
    Deep Blue Innovators Blues Festival – Monmouth, IL – October 25, 2014
    Boone County Harvest Festival – Belvidere, IL – October 4, 2014
    Health Harvest Festival – Robinson, IL – October 3-4, 2014
    Westmont Ale Harvest Fest – Westmont, IL – October 11, 2014
    Sherrard Pumpkin Fest - Sherrard, IL - October 3-4, 2014
    Havana Wine Festival – Havana, IL – October 4, 2014

    Randolph Street Market – Chicago, IL – Nov 22-23, 2014
    Festival of Trees – Galena, IL – Nov 29, 2014

     Festiv-Ale – Chicago, IL – September 20, 2013 

    Oak Lawn Pumpkin Fest – Oak Lawn, IL – October 19, 2013 
    Northern Illinois Conservation Club Harvest Festival – Antioch, IL – October 13, 2013 

    Cultivate Festival
    Loyola Harvest Festival
    Southern Illinois Harvest Festival – Mt Vernon, IL 

    Find other fun things to do in Illinois in October:

    Oktoberfest in Illinois
    Illinois Corn Mazes
    Illinois Ghost Tours
    Haunted Houses in Illinois
    Illinois Pumpkin Patches

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