Frankfort Fall Festival - Frankfort, IL - Sep 4 to Sep 6, 2021
Each year during Labor Day weekend, over 250,000 visitors gather to the charming Village of Frankfort to enjoy the Frankfort Fall Festival. The festival welcomes over 300 artisans from all over the United States to exhibit their elite products and services. In addition, many of Frankfort’s local organizations collaborate by sponsoring special events that highlight Frankfort Fall Festivities. There is something for everyone from carnival rides to main stage entertainment, to walking tacos and funnel cakes, and more
Tinley Oktoberfest - Tinley Park, IL - Sep 17 to Sep 19, 2021
Bring out the Lederhosen, grab a stein, and welcome autumn with traditional authentic food, oompah and polka, carnival, keg tapping and beer!
Grundy County Corn Festival - Morris, IL - Sep 22 to Sep 26, 2021
Parade; Corn, grain, and flower show; hobby and handicraft contest, pie eating contest, and more
Elim Dutch Festival - Palos Heights, IL - Sep 25 to Sep 25, 2021
Free admission and free parking for a day of fun for the whole family!
Shorewood OktoBREWfest - Shorewood, IL - Sep 25 to Sep 25, 2021
Throughout the day there is traditional German fare, German music, Masskrugstemmen contests, and more! Families welcome from 4:00-8:00 pm then it’s 21+ from 8:00 pm on! Cash only.
Naperville Oktoberfest - Naperville, IL - Oct 1 to Oct 2, 2021
Live music (from German Oompa to classic rock), German beer and food. Family friendly activities on Saturday from noon to 4 PM. Saturday admission also includes tour of Naper Settlement. Free for Naper Settlement Members. Enter through the Pre-Emption House Visitor Center. Proceeds benefit the Naperville Heritage Society. Location: 523 S. Webster St., Naperville, IL 60540
La Salle County Burgoo Festival - Utica, IL - Oct 9 to Oct 10, 2021
Annual street party with flea marketers, Canal Market, classic car show, craftsmen, musicians and other live entertainment, craft & antique vendors, blacksmith demos, children’s activities and more, serving up heaps of burgoo, a traditional pioneer dish. Since 1969.