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September 30, 2022, 10:00 am - 5:00 pmFree
For Wildlife. For All. For Fall! Dive into the wonderful world of autumn—from picking the perfect pumpkin to nostalgic Ferris wheel rides above the foliage—with Lincoln Park Zoo’s eighth annual Fall Fest. This free, family-friendly celebration brings harvest-time fun to the heart of Chicago each year from September–October. This year’s festival features ticketed attractions throughout the zoo, including the Ferris wheel, harvest maze, pumpkin walk, super-sized slide, pirate ship ride, and more. Guests can also enjoy free musical entertainment, a pumpkin patch, drag storytime, professional pumpkin carvers, and fall-themed enrichment for the animals!
Fall Fest is a FREE event at Lincoln Park Zoo and registrations is not required. If you’d like to be informed of all Fall Fest activities, schedules, and new attractions, sign up on Eventbrite and you’ll also be entered to win a package of tickets for Fall Fest ticketed attractions.
-Live professional pumpkin carvers
-Mary Macaroni and the Impastas musical entertainment
-Patch’s Bar & Grill , a festive fall food pop-up
-Ticketed experiences including: AT&T Endangered Species Carousel, Lionel Train Adventure, Ferris Wheel, Harvest Maze, Giant Slide, Pumpkin Walk, & Pirate’s Revenge
-Festive décor themed for fall, ranging from harvests to haunts
Fall Fest attraction tickets cost $4 for one ticket, $27 for 10 tickets, and $51 for 20 tickets. Tickets are available at zoo ticket counters.
New this year: pre-purchase attraction tickets on Eventbrite! Add on a ticket voucher to your registration to be redeemed at the festival ticket counter.
For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Fall Festivals and Oktoberfests.
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