Peoria Fall Festivals 2024 – IL Fall Events

Peoria Oktoberfest - Peoria, IL - Sep 20 to Sep 22, 2024
The German American Central Society and the Peoria Park District are sponsoring once again the Peoria Oktoberfest to promote German culture and heritage of Central Illinois! Additional Activities: A German Heritage Tent display with a genealogy search will be available. Also, a Puppet Theatre, the Peoria Volkstaenzers, Log Sawing, and various contests such as the Masskrugstemmen (arm strength contest with filled steins) will be featured. Vendors with authentic German clothing and merchandise as well as other items will be available for purchase. Children’s activities are also scheduled. Several carnival rides will be available, including a merry- go-round. Both German and American foods will be available. Complete German dinners will be available in the main tent. German beers will be featured including Spaten Oktoberfest, along with German Wines from our Weinstube and German spirits in the Knappe. Domestic beers also.

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.

Morton Pumpkin Festival - Morton, IL - Sep 13 to Sep 16, 2023
Celebrating over 50 years of the pumpkin harvest and canning at the Pumpkin Capital of the World. An estimated 70,000 attend the carnival, parades and other activities.

Homestead Festival - Princeton, IL - Sep 8 to Sep 10, 2023
50/50 raffle, car show, BBQ rib cook off, arts and craft show, flea market, class reunions, parade, 5K, food and more!

Elmwood Fall Festival - Elmwood, IL - Sep 7 to Sep 9, 2023
Food vendors, rides, 5K, parade, craft vendors, and more

Peoria Blues & Heritage Music Festival - Peoria, IL - Sep 1 to Sep 2, 2023
Formerly the Illinois Blues Festival, this festival brings a world class lineup of blues, roots, funk, and soul artists to the Peoria waterfront.