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The Great Sand Ridge (Tiny) Pumpkin Hunt

Sand Ridge Nature Center 15891 S Paxton Ave, South Holland

Celebrate fall as you discover pumpkins on a fun scavenger hunt. After the hunt, take home your own pumpkin (while supplies last).


Fall Fest

Carol Stream Town Center 960 N Gary Ave, Carol Stream

The 2023 Fall Fest will take place on Saturday, September 23, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Car show 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m....


Fiesta del día de la Independencia

Santori Library (Aurora) 101 S. River Street, Aurora

Una celebración del día de la independencia para toda la familia. An Independence Day celebration for the whole family! Celebremos los países hispanos y latinoamericanos que observan el día de...



Brookfield Zoo 8400 West 31st Street, Brookfield

Celebrate Oktoberfest on the East Mall on Saturday, September 23! ​ - Zoogoers can toss on their lederhosen and enjoy live polka music from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. -...

Included in general admission

Harvest Fest

Thorndale Park 22W130 Thorndale Avenue, Medinah

Celebrate our 2nd Annual Harvest Fest! Enjoy live entertainment, games, demonstrations, food, community vendors and more.   For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Fall...


Hodges Park (Park Ridge) 101 Courtland Ave, Park Ridge

Trucktoberfest is everything you love about our annual Oktobefest, just with a new name! The 2023 event is presented by the Park Ridge Park District, The Harp and Fiddle, Beer...

Event Series Oaktoberfest


Downtown Oak Park 1010 Lake Street, Oak Park

Celebrate the changing seasons at Oaktoberfest in Downtown Oak Park. Enjoy a premier music line up, delicious fall foods from local restaurants, specialty craft beers, and a Kids Root Beer...



Arlington Heights Historical Museum 110 W Fremont Street, Arlington Heights

Join us at the Arlington Heights Historical Museum on September 23 for a lively Oktoberfest celebration, featuring Four Star Brass band, children's activities, History A La Cart and free Arlington...

Event Series Fall Fest and Oktoberfest

Fall Fest and Oktoberfest

Downtown Mount Prospect Northwest Highway and Main Street, Mount Prospect

Join the Mount Prospect Downtown Merchants Association for their annual Fall Fest and Oktoberfest on Friday, September 22, and Saturday, September 23, at the intersection of Emerson Street and Busse...

Autumn Fest

Oak Brook Park District 1450 Forest Gate Road, Oak Brook

The Oak Brook Park District invites you to this year’s Autumn Fest on September 23rd from 2-5pm! This free, family-friendly event will start with kid entertainment from the Hinsdale School...


Scarecrow Fest

Lemont Township Community Center 16300 Alba Street, Lemont

Create a Scarecrow to display on the trail and win a Cash Prize for 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place! Join us at Scarecrow Fest: September 23 2-5 pm: DJ, Food...


Fall Family Oktoberfest

Walker Park (Burr Ridge) 425 S. Wolf Road, Burr Ridge

SEPTEMBER 23 SAVE THE DATE! Join us for our annual celebration of autumn. There will be food, beer, hayride, games, inflatables, DJ and more ... Bring the whole family out...


Pollyanna Oktoberfest

The Forge: Lemont Quarries 1001 Main Street, Lemont

Our Lemont Oktoberfest celebration is back at The Forge Adventure Park and better than ever! Featuring more bus transportation, more food, a full day of live music, and plenty of...



Carriage Greens Country Club 8700 Carriage Green Drive, Darien

Food, Beer, Live Music, Family Fun!   For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Fall Festivals and Oktoberfests.

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