Fall Festivals + Events
United Fall Fest
DATE: September 16, 3pm - 10pm
LOCATION: Congregational United Church of Christ, 40W451 Fox Mill Blvd., St. Charles
DETAILS: Hosted by the Congregational United Church of Christ in Campton Hills, St. Charles, the United Fall Fest is on September 16, from 3:00-10:00 p.m. All proceeds benefit local charities. Admission is free!
United Fall Fest family fun includes:
A police dog demonstration
Inflatable slides and games
An ice cream eating contest
An outdoor movie
Ice Cream Eating Contest
Craft beer & wine tent
… And so much more!
DATE: Fridays and Saturdays September 29 - October 21 | 5:30pm, 6:30pm, or 7:30pm
LOCATION: Primrose Farm, 5N726 Crane Road, St. Charles
FEE: $15 per person & Group Rates available
DETAILS: Cruise around the fields at the height of the fall harvest on a 30-minute tractor-drawn wagon ride. Group tickets include all the fixings to make yummy s'mores over your own private fire. Individual tickets include a marshmallow roast over a shared fire. Everyone is welcome to visit all of the farm animals, too. Ages 15 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult. Ages 1 and under free.
DATE: September 7th - 10th, 5 - 7pm
LOCATION: St. Charles Business Alliance, 2 East Main St. , St. Charles
St. Charles Jazz Weekend, presented by St. Charles Chrysler Dodge Jeep and Ram, is a four-day event that showcases and promotes live jazz music at different St. Charles establishments. 30+ talented jazz musicians will be performing throughout the weekend including Grammy award-winning Saxophonist Frank Catalano, Julia Danielle with the Jeremy Kahn Quartet, Shout Section Big Band, and many more!
From September 7th-10th, patrons can enjoy jazz music starting mid-day through the evening, with the opportunity to visit multiple venues. Don't miss out on the chance to enjoy live music and support local establishments in St. Charles, Illinois!
For more information, please visit stcjazzweekend.com/
DATE: Friday, October 6, 12pm - 6pm
Saturday, October 7, 10am - 6pm
Sunday, October 8, 10am - 5pm
LOCATION: Lincoln Park and Main Street Area, St. Charles
The 38th annual Scarecrow Weekend, presented by St. Charles Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, will be held October 6th-8th in downtown St. Charles, Illinois.
85+ handmade scarecrows will be showcased around town for visitors to view and vote on their favorites. There will be a Family Zone with live entertainment and family fun as well as an Activity Zone with festive photo ops, Scarecrow-to-Go, and family activities.
While visiting, make sure to treat yourself to many sales, specials, and events throughout town including the Autumn on the Fox Craft Show in Pottawatomie Park.
Autumn on the Fox Art & Craft Show
DATE: October 6-8th Friday & Saturday 10am - 5pm & Sunday 10am - 4pm
LOCATION: Pottawatomie Community Center, 8 North Ave, St. Charles
DETAILS: Our Autumn On The Fox Art and Craft Show began in 1987. We are exclusively in Pottawatomie Park. Pottawatomie Park is a beautiful park on the east bank of the Fox River. It features large trees, a playground and a Riverboat Cruise. There is a large Victorian style pavilion with a tower and water garden. There is a variety of delicious food available and plenty of seating!
All items are handmade by the exhibiting artist. There are over 100 crafters. There is a large variety of jewelry, metal art, stained glass, photography, primitive wood, as well as whimsical folk art. Many crafters have fall décor including floral, scarecrows, iron sculpture, painted pumpkins and carved gourds. There are food products, including soup and dip mixes, a variety of chocolates, baked goods, honey products and BBQ items.
Big Truck Show
DATE: September 9 th, 10am - 12pm
LOCATION: James O. Breen Community Park, Campton Hills Road and, Peck Rd, St. Charles
DETAILS: A rare chance to view the inner workings of trucks, cars, and tractors that are usually only viewed from a distance. Representatives will be on hand to offer "tours" and answer questions about some of the equipment. Bring your camera!
Wasco Nursery's Fall Fest
DATE: September 30 - October 1st, 10am - 4pm
LOCATION: Wasco Nursery & Garden Center, 41 W781 IL-64, St. Charles
DETAILS: Wasco Nursery's Annual Fall Fest is back! Come join us for Hayrides, Animals, Photo Ops, Bouncy House, Baked Goods, Kids' Crafts and other Fun & Games. Hayrides, Goat Petting, Handcrafted Photo Ops, Crafts, Baked Goods, Bouncy House, Food Truck Sunday - DAMO BBQ, Kid's Scavenger Hunt
DATE: September 16th, 11am - 3pm
LOCATION: Peck Farm Park, 4038 Kaneville Road, Geneva
The Geneva Park District Foundation invites the community to celebrate the season at its annual Autumn Fair. This event will be held from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16 at Peck Farm Park, 4038 Kaneville Road in Geneva.
Participants will enjoy many activities (listed below). Admission to this event is free, with minimal fees for some activities, food, and beverages. All proceeds benefit special projects of the Geneva Park District Foundation. Tickets are available for purchase to enjoy the pony rides, the petting zoo, pumpkins, and get a bite to eat at the lunch tent! Pumpkins will be available for $5 each while supplies last. Proceeds benefit special projects of the Geneva Park District Foundation.
Birds of Prey Presentation
Festival of the Vine
DATE: September 8 - 10th, 12pm - 10pm Friday + Saturday & 12pm - 5pm Sunday
LOCATION: 3rd St., Geneva
FEE: $1 per ticket (food, beer, and wine ticket prices vary)
DETAILS: Geneva restaurants create an array of specialties under an outdoor tent at the “Flavor Fare” partnered with wine and live musical entertainment. An arts and crafts show, horse-drawn carriage rides and several exceptional wine tasting and dinner events also take place around the historic downtown.
Fall Fest at Windy Acres
DATE: September 16 - October 31st, 10am - 6pm DAILY
LOCATION: Windy Acres Farm, 37w446 Fabyan Pkwy, Geneva
FEE: Children 2 – 17 years AND adults: Monday- Friday $18.00
Saturday and Sunday $22.00 (wristbands are required)
Seniors 65+: Monday- Friday $16.00
Saturday and Sunday $20.00. Veterans and active military FREE
DETAILS: FALL PUMPKIN FESTIVAL At Windy Acres Farm in Geneva, Il is HERE! Enjoy APPLE CIDER DONUTS, Apple Cider Slushies, Caramel Apples, Attractions, Apple Pie, Pumpkin Butter, Farm Stand Shopping, Silo Lounge, TONS OF PUMPKINS in all shapes and colors, Mums, gourds, cornstalks, fresh produce and more! Amazing Bakery, Delicious Apples, and Fresh Pressed Cider! Have a Pumpkin Patch Blast at Windy Acres down on the Farm!
Festival Dates daily, SEPTEMBER 16th through HALLOWEEN. OPEN DAILY FOR 7 weeks!! Weather permitting.
Gates Open 9am-6pm. Attractions Open 10am-6pm.
Enjoy Outdoor Activities! Jumping Pillow, Moon Bounces, Petting Zoo, live Entertainment, Giant Playground Set, Sports Zone, Corn Maze, Tether Ball, Bags Sets, Life Sized Hamster Wheels, Dizzy Spinners, Sports Zone, Zip-lines, Mini Golf, Magic Shows, Game Shows, Face Painting, and More!* select dates.
No entry fee for farm stand open air market, bakery and shopping/parking. Amazing Fresh Produce Available!
No pre-purchase necessary for general public entry. Tickets available at the gate.
NO pets allowed on festival dates.
Pints by the Pond
DATE: September 23rd, 2pm - 5pm
LOCATION: Peg Bond Center, 151 N Island Ave, Batavia
FEE: $45 Online /preregistration, $60 VIP ticket (early start at 1 pm), $10 Designated Driver
DETAILS: Cheers! Our new craft beer festival is finally here! If you love sampling good beer, gather your friends and come to our outdoor craft beer festival, Pints by the Pond. Along with tasty food trucks and local musical entertainment, you'll be able to taste test unique beers from more than a dozen local breweries. Tickets will be sold for three hours of beer tastings. Tickets include entry to the fest, plus 20 3-oz samples from attending breweries, and a commemorative beer glass. VIP tickets include 1-hour early entry and will be sold only while supplies last. A Designated Driver ticket includes entry and unlimited water/soda.
DATE: October 28th, 10 am - 2pm
LOCATION: Peg Bond Center, 151 N Island Ave, Batavia
DETAILS: BatFest is Batavia's annual Halloween-themed family event attracting over 2,500 ghouls. BatFest includes downtown Trick-or-Treating, Mothers' Club Parade, pumpkin bowl, contests, BatArt, stories, and games for free family fun!
Batavia Farmer’s Market at Peg Bond
Pumpkin Roll hosted by Boy Scout Troop 6 on Houston
Batavia Mothers Club Craft Booth at Peg Bond
Bat-Booths: Businesses Hosting Games & Fun at Peg Bond
Incredible Bats - live bat meet & greet
Downtown Trick or Treating
Magician & Balloon Art
BatFest Stories in Library Reading Garden
Batavia Mothers Club Halloween Parade (*The parade begins at the Library and ends at Peg Bond)
Peg Bond Bandshell - 151 N Island Ave
10:00am Sole Unique Dance
10:30am Monster Mash Lesson by Batavia Academy of Dance
11:00am Thriller performance by Batavia Academy of Dance
12:15pm Costume Contest
1:00pm Batavia Animal Clinic Pet Costume Contest
Pumpkin Fest at Cosley Zoo
DATE: October 1 - 31st, 9am - 5pm
LOCATION: Cosley Zoo, 1356 N Gary Ave, Wheaton,
FEE: $9 - $10, children under 17 are free!
DETAILS: Taking in the beautiful fall colors at Cosley Zoo is a must-do! Come see the animals and take in the thousands of pumpkins scattered on the zoo’s lawn. Children’s rides are also available for an additional fee. Apples, gourds, pumpkins, cider, cornstalks, and various sizes of straw bales are available to purchase. Check out the fall merchandise in the Wild Side Gift Shop, too! Proceeds from your purchases benefit Cosley Zoo. Regular admission rates apply. Timed-entry reservations are required.
Cantigny Fall Festival
DATE: October 14 -1 5th, 10am - 4pm
LOCATION: Cantigny Park, 1 S 151 Winfield Road, Wheaton
Adult (16-64): $15
Senior (65+): $12
DETAILS: Our Fall Festival promises colorful autumn fun for all ages! Details forthcoming. Festival admission and entertainment is free with paid parking ($15 per car). Some activities may require a small fee, such as pumpkin decorating and the petting zoo.
Pumpkin Patch Festival
DATE: October 7th, 9am - 1pm
LOCATION: SEBA Park, 151 S Water St, South Elgin
FEE: FREE Admission! Pumpkins are $1 - $5
DETAILS: Visit South Elgin's Fall Festival and enjoy picking out pumpkins ($1 - $5 each) with a carving and painting station, along with other attractions such as a pyramid of hay, petting zoo, and concessions. A pet parade starts at 10am
Sonny Acres Farm Fall Festival
DATE: |September 16 - October 29
LOCATION: 29W310 North Avenue, West Chicago
FEE: | $20+ click HERE to purchase tickets
DETAILS: A paradise for kids, our Fall Festival in West Chicago offers an abundance of amusements that will keep them entertained for hours. From thrilling rides to feeding friendly farm animals, there’s something for every little adventurer. Our West Chicago farm boasts a train ride, a giant jumping pillow for bouncing fun, and the chance to indulge in a wide variety of amusements like carnival rides. Of course, don’t forget about our incredible West Chicago pumpkin patch where you can pick your own pumpkin to take home!
Sonny Acres Farm Haunted Hayride, Barn & Trail
DATE: September 29 - October 29
LOCATION: 29W310 North Avenue, West Chicago
FEE: $20+ click HERE to purchase tickets | $22 Haunted Hayride | $20 Haunted Barn | $35 For Both
DETAILS: As the sun sets, the excitement doesn’t wane. Weekend nights come alive with the Halloween spirit as the farm offers West Chicago haunted hayrides and a haunted barn experience. These spine-tingling attractions feature live actors, animatronics, pyrotechnics, music, lights, and video, promising an unforgettable night of scares and thrills.
Kuiper's Sunflower Fest
DATE: Opens August 26 - festival estimated to run 3-4 weeks. Dates are determined by bloom duration. | 9am - 6pm M-Sat, 10am - 6pm Sundays
LOCATION: Kuipers Family Farm, 1N318 Watson Rd, Maple Park
SUNFLOWER FIELD ADMISSION - Valid any day of Fest: $10.99 Online / Includes 1 Bloom | $12.99 At the Gate / Includes 1 Bloom
SUNFLOWER FIELD & U-PIC ORCHARD COMBO TICKET - Valid only during Sunflower Fest
$11.99 Weekends/Holiday Per Person Online*
$13.99 Weekends/Holiday Per Person at the Gate
$10.99 Weekdays Per Person at the Gate only
Includes 1 Bloom
$2.00 Extra Bloom Add-on
$TBD Bucket & 6 Bloooms Add-on
Ages 2 and under FREE ADMMISSION (no bloom included)
No admissions after 5:30PM on Saturdays – 5:00PM on Sundays
Estimated final day : Sunday Sept 17th
* Online ticketing fees will apply
DETAILS: Kuipers Family Farm believes in connecting people with agriculture and each other. With thousands coming to enjoy our corn maze, pumpkins, and apples each year we decided to bring another beautiful ag product to our guests: fresh cut sunflowers and some fantastic photo opportunities! Guest will be able to enjoy over 7 acres of 20+ different sunflower varieties in the fields. Come stroll through the flowers, take photos and enjoy the beautiful scenery of a late-summer farm day! Many adorable photo ops will be available so you can capture the perfect selfie or family photo. The experience goes ‘full bloom’ on weekends with live music and delicious farm-fresh food options on the scenic orchard lawn.
Fall Fest at Randall Oaks Zoo
DATE: September 23 - October 29th, 9am - 5pm
LOCATION: Randall Oaks Zoo, 1180 S Randall Rd., West Dundee
FEE: $4.25 Resident, $5 Nonresident
Come and celebrate the change in seasons at Randall Oaks Zoo's annual Fall Festival! The zoo will be decorated for fall with special fall activities for visitors to enjoy. Pumpkins will be available for purchase during your visit.
Pumpkin Enrichments for the Animals
Pumpkins for sale
Hayrides, $3.50 per person
Fall Treats for sale
Naper Settlement Oktoberfest
DATE: October 6th from 5 -10pm and October 7th from 3pm - 10pm
LOCATION: Naper Settlement, 523 S Webster St., Naperville
FEE: Adult: $20, Youth (4-12): $15, under 4 are free
DETAILS: Under our large heated tent, guests will enjoy German cuisine, local and traditional Oktoberfest beer varieties, and a blend of polka and rock music throughout the weekend. On Saturday, test your strength by participating in our stein holding contest. There will also be a variety of lawn games for the whole family. Grab your lederhosen and join us at this fun German festival!
Harvest at the Acorn Moon Festival
DATE: September 24th from 12pm - 3pm
LOCATION: Oakhurst Forest Preserve, 1680 Fifth Ave., Aurora
DETAILS: Celebrate autumn's arrival with the Forest Preserve District! At this popular, family-friendly festival, we'll have pumpkin painting, mule-drawn hayrides, games, guided hikes, nature crafts, folk music, and refreshments. Admission is free. Nominal fee for crafts and refreshments. No registration required. ALL AGES
Pumpkin Weekends at Blackberry Farm
DATE: Saturdays, Sundays + Columbus Day, October 1 - 29th, 11am - 4pm
LOCATION: Blackberry Farm, 100 S Barnes Rd, Aurora, IL
DETAILS: Enjoy family-friendly fall festivities at Blackberry Farm! Admission includes all rides and attractions, pumpkins can be purchased additionally for $3 upon arrival. Check our website and Facebook for a detailed schedule of events. All ticket sales are final. ALL AGES.
Special activity dates will be featured throughout the month of Pumpkin Weekends, including:
October 1: Bubble Making
October 7: Bounce House
October 8: Face Painter
October 14: Baloon Artist
Octobe 15: Jeanie B! Children’s Concert
October 21: Trick-or-Treat
October 22: Pumpkin Carver
October 28: World’s Tallest Scarecrow
October 29: Pumpkin Princess
DATE: September 29 4pm - 10pm & September 30th 11am - 10pm
LOCATION: Riverfront Park East, 301 E Hydraulic Ave, Yorkville
DETAILS: Yorktoberfest is the largest non-profit event to come to the Fox River! It promises to be an unforgettable day full of great fun, food, beer, live music, and activities for the whole family on the beautiful riverfront in downtown Yorkville.
Cider & Ale Fest
DATE: October 21st, 12pm - 3pm
LOCATION: Morton Arboretum Visitor Center, 4100 IL-53, Lisle
Ticket purchasers must be 21 or older and present a valid I.D. at check-in. All Cider and Ale Festival tickets include admission into the Arboretum on Saturday, Oct. 21.
VIP (11 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.):
General Admission (noon to 3 p.m.):
DETAILS: Savor hard cider and seasonal beers from over 30 local breweries and cideries. Breathe in the fresh autumn air and stroll among the trees while you sip. Tasting booths will be spread out along the Meadow Lake, Frost Hill, and Conifer walking paths. 21+. Purchase tickets HERE!
Fox Fall Fest
DATE: October 1st, 9am - 3pm
LOCATION: 76 Main St, Oswego
DETAILS: Join us in downtown Oswego for our Annual Fox Fall Fest: Artisan Market, Vendors, Family Fun, Games and more!The festivities continue on Sunday October 3rd for our traditional Fox Fall Fest featuring the Artisan Market, food trucks, live music, photo op, kids activities, and so much more! Stores and restaurants will also be open!
Goebbert's Farm Fall Fest
DATE: August 25 - September 10th
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9am - 6pm, Thursday - Sunday 9am - 8pm
LOCATION: Goebbert's Farm, 42W813 Reinking Rd., Pingree Grove
FEE: WEEKDAYS: $18
WEEKENDS & HOLIDAYS: $22
Seniors everyday: $14
Children 2 and under: FREE
DETAILS: Our Fall Festival is what we are known for! We offer a full day of family-friendly activities that are sure to delight kids and grown-ups of all ages. The General Admission fee includes almost all of the activities on the Farm. Parking is free, and we are open rain or shine. In inclement weather, some activities do need to be shut down. General Admission includes: Entrance to Animal Land, Pedal Karts, Tire Mountain, Corn Stalk Maze, Wagon Ride to the Field /Orchard, Haunted House, Munchkin Maze, Straw Bale Maze, Western Town, Pumpkin Eating Dinosaur, Goebbert’s Pumpkin Express Train Ride, Pumpkin Slide, Jumping Pillow, Chicken Show, Pig Races, and Corn Box (Pony and Camel rides are available for an additional cost of $7 each, and our Pop-A-Shot Attraction for big kids is an additional $3). Apple picking available for an additional fee
Sycamore Pumpkin Festival
DATE: October 25 - 29th
LOCATION: Downtown Sycamore near Main & State Street, Sycamore
DETAILS: What started out as an idea by Wally Thurow in 1956 to offer something creative for the students of Sycamore has grown from a neighborhood display on his front yard into the towns biggest city-wide event, beginning on Wednesday with the Opening Ceremony and cake cutting and concluding on Sunday afternoon with a parade.
The festival has over 1000 entries in the Lions Decorated Pumpkin Display, two carnivals, many non-profit vendors, two indoor craft shows, entertainment, and various activities, and it concludes on Sunday with a 90-minute parade.
Naperville Farmers Market Fall Fest
DATE: September 30th, 7 - 12pm
LOCATION: 200 E. 5th Avenue, Naperville
DETAILS: Save the date! Fall Fest is rapidly approaching and you won't want to miss it! Tons of special offers and the first 100 people that shop with 3 or more vendors can stop by the center entrance to collect a reusable shopping bag! Hope to see you there!
Warrenville Park District Fall Fest
DATE: October 27th, 6 - 9pm
LOCATION: Warrenville Park District
FEE: $5 per wristband
All Activities Included with $5 Wristband
Skip the lines! Prepurchase your wristbands at the Guest Services desk beginning October 1, 2023!
Event will be held rain or shine - most activities are indoors and outdoor activities will be under tents.
*Costume Parade begins at 6:00P
*Character Meet N’ Greet with Buzz Lightyear & Woody from Toy Story
*Games & Crafts
*Food & Beverage for purchase
*Live Music – Alpine Thunder
*FREE Taffy Apples courtesy of NuMark Credit Union
Fall Fest Fun Finder - Visit each area of Fall Fest for your chance to win a $25 Gift Card! You will receive your Fun Finder Card when you purchase your wristband.
DATE: September 29-30th, 5 - 10:30pm
LOCATION: Cypress Cove Family Aquatic Center, 8301 Janes Ave., Woodridge
DETAILS: Get your fill of German food, music and beer at the 4th annual Woodridge Oktoberfest! A schedule of event and tickets will be available in mid to late August.
Autumn Fall Fest at Eaton Preserve
DATE: September 23rd, 11 -3pm
LOCATION: Eaton Preserve, Plainfield
FEE: FREE! You can purchase a wristband for $20 for the inflatables, pumpkin patch, petting zoon and pony rides.
- family hayrides
- pumpkin launching
- pumpkin patch
- prairie maze
- food trucks NEW! (in partnership with Brew Avenue Events)
- beer garden NEW! (in partnership with Brew Avenue Events)
- petting zoo
- pony rides
Admission is FREE; however, inflatables, pumpkin patch, petting zoo and pony rides require paid tickets. Tickets and day-of wristbands will be available for purchase onsite.
Early bird wristbands are available now for purchase online for $15 and can be picked up at the event check-in. Additional wristbands will be available for purchase on the day of the event for $20. Wristbands include unlimited access to inflatables and the petting zoo and one pumpkin. Wristbands do not include pony rides. Purchase wristbands at https://bit.ly/AFFF-Wristbands-2023.
Huntley Fall Fest Carnival
DATE: September 29 - October 1
Wednesday – Friday:
10am- 6pm September dates
10am- 10pm October Only
(Craft Beer/Wine Tent opens at noon)
(Craft Beer/Wine Tent opens at noon)
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays
Open on Columbus Day
LOCATION: 12015 Mill Street, Huntley
DETAILS: Huntley, Illinois is home to the 18th Annual Fall Fest held September 29-October 1. Fall Fest is a three-day community celebration brought to you by the Huntley Fall Fest Committee, generous business sponsors, civic organizations, and hundreds of volunteers.
The 2023 Huntley Fall Fest features THREE DAYS of entertainment, a beer garden, food vendors, a full carnival midway, plenty of fall activities, and a spectacular fireworks display on Saturday night! It’s the can’t miss event of the year!
Pumpkin Daze at Abbey Farms
DATE: September 16 - October 29th, Friday: 5pm - 11pm, Saturday: 10am - 11pm & Sunday: 11am - 7pm
LOCATION: 2855 Hart Road, Aurora
DETAILS: Welcome to your authentic farm adventure! Step away from modern life and make new memories with your friends and family at Abbey Farms Pumpkin Daze! Packed with activities, our 40-acre pumpkin farm has everything you need to make your family’s day at the farm special. From our friendly petting zoo on the weekends to the ability to experience Mother Nature at your own pace – a day trip to Abbey Farms is a must on your list of Fall adventures
Okberfest at Fox Valley Mall (& Trick-or-Treating)
DATE: October 28 th, 10 - 4pm
LOCATION: Fox Valley Mall, Aurora
DETAILS: Come out and join us October 28th from 10am-4pm at the Fox Valley mall for our first ever Okoberfest.
We will have a variety of crafters and vendors set up outside close to the JCP 10am-4pm.
Live music, character meet and greet, a balloon artist, face painter, bounce house, and numerous breweries will also be out for a great time.
We will have trick or treating with the vendors from 2-4pm.
DATE: October 20th, 6 - 8pm
LOCATION: 3875 Eldamain Rd, Plano (Fox Valley Family YMCA-Central Branch)
DETAILS: IT'S BACK – you're invited to the Y for our HUGE Halloween Carnival! The Y will be filled with Halloween-themed games and prizes, crafts, and more! Get into the Halloween spirit –– wear your costume and join us for a night of spooky fun! This event is FREE and open to the public. More details to come!
Rosewood Harvest Fest
DATE: October 15th, 11 - 3pm
LOCATION: 41W738 Prairie Street, Sugar Grove
DETAILS: Join us for our first annual Harvest Festival! Food, Live Music, and Family Fun. Kids and family fall themed games, costume contest, crafts, bonfires, fall photos ops, fall decor and more!
It’s our last public event of the season, so make sure to come celebrate our end of the year harvest.
Algonquin Harvest Market
DATE: October 7th, 10am - 3pm
LOCATION: Main Street, Algonquin
The Algonquin Rotary Club invites you to join them at the 2023 Algonquin Harvest Market! The event is FREE and will be held on Main Street in the Old Town Business District.
There will be a wide variety of vendors offering a variety of handmade & homegrown goods including farm fresh produce, baked goods, arts, crafts and more. There will also be food, drinks, entertainment, give-a-ways and more.
Plus a Historic Cemetery Walk by the Algonquin Historic Commission from 11am – 2pm. A Shuttle Bus will take you from the Algonquin Harvest Market to the cemetery and back.
A Family Friendly Event!
For the kids...
Visit all of our featured vendors to be put into a drawing to receive prizes donated by local businesses.
Pick up a “Vendor Card” at the information booth to play!
DATE: October 14-15, 21-22, 10am - 6pm
LOCATION: Illinois Railway Museum, Union
FEE: $11 - $18
DETAILS: Enjoy a ride to our pumpkin patch aboard Halloween-themed electric interurban trains. While at the patch, ask our farm hands to help you find the perfect pumpkin, and pose for pictures in our various colorful, life size cutouts, as well as an antique farm tractor and hay wagon.
Catch the next pumpkin train back to East Union, and consider riding any of the other trains operating that day. Don't forget to visit our Schroeder Store, and take time to visit the rest of the campus. There's a lot to see! Plan your visit here.
Fall Festival at Ready Set Ride
DATE: October 29, 12pm - 4pm
LOCATION: Ready Set Ride Therapeutic Recreation Facility, 13056 Essington Road, Plainfield
FEE: $20 for pony rides
DETAILS: Join us for a day full of fun!! We will have the following events going on all day:
-Pony rides! $20 for 15 minutes (Weight limit of 120 lbs applies, horse will be assigned to you based on availability, no sidewalkers will be available)
-Fall photo sessions with Audrey Mickelson Photography, to sign up for your fall photos please visit: https://book.usesession.com/s/5ZI4b_ZXD (select horses will be available to be in your photo! 😆)
-Trick or treating in the barn with the horses (no costumes necessary)
-Petting zoo with chickens, minis, and goats
- Rsr items and other crafts available for purchase to take home or give as holiday gifts
-Farm fresh eggs for sale laid by RSR chickens and ducks
-Warm apple cider, hot chocolate, water, sloppy joes, and pulled pork sandwiches for purchase for lunch and baked goods to take home!
-Romaine lettuce for purchase to give treats to the horses
-Outside art/craft vendors will be selling their goods at our event