Frankfort Fall Festival - Frankfort, IL - Sep 2 to Sep 4, 2023
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
German American Heritage Center Oktoberfest - Frankfort, IL - Sep 9 to Sep 9, 2023
The German American Heritage Center invites you & your family to their Haus to celebrate Oktoberfest! Entertainment, including German music, split-the-pot raffles, vendors, German food & beer for purchase and a Kinder Area. $10 adult admission/FREE children under 18. Gates open at 2pm.
Tinley Oktoberfest - Tinley Park, IL - Sep 15 to Sep 17, 2023
Bring out the Lederhosen, grab a stein, and welcome autumn with traditional authentic food, oompah and polka, carnival, keg tapping and beer!
Shorewood OktoBREWfest - Shorewood, IL - Sep 23 to Sep 23, 2023
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.
Elim Dutch Festival - Palos Heights, IL - Sep 23 to Sep 23, 2023
Free admission and free parking for a day of fun for the whole family!
Grundy County Corn Festival - Morris, IL - Sep 27 to Oct 1, 2023
Parade; Corn, grain, and flower show; hobby and handicraft contest, pie eating contest, and more
Naperville Oktoberfest - Naperville, IL - Oct 6 to Oct 7, 2023
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 7 to Oct 8, 2023
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.