Fall Festivals and Events

Oct 6-7
8am-5pm
Join us for the 48th anniversary of the Autumn on Parade festival Oct. 6-7 in scenic Oregon, Illinois. This year's theme is "Music Then and Now". The heart of Autumn on Parade is its Farmer's Market and Craft Fair, located on the historic Ogle County Courthouse Square in downtown Oregon…
Sept 16
noon - 4pm
Dixon Chamber & Main Street hosts its 21st annual Scarecrow Festival on September 16th from noon - 4pm. The event begins at noon at the 200-300 block of First Street in Downtown Dixon and along theDixon Riverfront. Admission is free.This fall festival is family friendly and will feature craft vendors,…
Sept 29 & 30
10 am-4 pm
Fall Festival at Heritage Canyon Sept 29-30   10a – 4p https://www.facebook.com/events/282770052538969/ Heritage Canyon will come to life with the help of the Early American Crafters, on September 29 & 30, from 10AM until 4PM. This is an Illinois' Bicentennial Celebration so the FALL FESTIVAL at Heritage Canyon is going all-out!…
Oct 28th
Noon - 4 pm
Head to the Byron Forest Preserve on Sunday, Oct 28th from noon to 4pm for a "Spooktacular" afternoon of Halloween themed fun! Enjoy a tasty treat or take relaxing hayride through the gorgeous prairies of the Byron Forest Preserve. There will be children's games, face painting, and much more plus…
Oct 20th, 2018
6:07 - 8:00 pm
There will be plenty of frightening displays, eerie screeches and some hair-raising LIVE displays that are scattered throughout the course during the Haunted 5K at Lowell Park on Oct 20th.  This race will keep you on your toes! The race/walk begins at sunset near the historic Reagan Bath House in…
Oct 27
2 pm
Held during Mt Carroll Pumpkin Fest on Oct Oct 27th,  the  PUMPKIN STREET DRAGS, sponsored by Kunes Country Auto Group, will feature REAL pumpkin race cars battling in unique side-by-side single elimination races featuring handcrafted, decorated Pumpkin Race Cars in a funky and hilarious display of American ingenuity. Entries in…
Oct 27
10am - 2pm
Mt Carroll’s downtown will once again turn into the pumpkin capitol of NW Illinois on October 27th during the Mt Carroll Pumpkin Fest.  Organized by the Chamber of Commerce, it will offer a variety of family friendly activities to help get you in the spirit of Halloween. Activities include the Kids…
Oct 13
11am-5pm
Sat. Oct 13th it's the 3rd annual Hay Day -- a family-friendly fall festival with activities for kids & adults alike! We'll have a magic show, food, music, a petting zoo, bounce houses, pumpkin decorating, face painting tractors and more! The Templetons Bluegrass Band plays from 1:00 pm to 4:00…
Oct 27
9 pm
October 27th starting at 8pm TLP presents a one-night-only interactive viewing of the classic 1975 film Rocky Horror Picture Show. Costumed actors will lead movie-goers in RHPS Call-backs, Costume and Dance Contests. Interactive Prop Bags are also available for pre-purchase. Snacks, drinks, and light up novelties will be on sale…
Oct 13th
10am - 4pm
Oct 13th from 10am – 4pm head to Savanna for another amazing year of Bridgefest! Events kick off with a Car Show from 10am - 1pm followed by live music, food trucks, live painting, tarot readings and an art show on Main Street. Make sure you stay in town for…
Sept 15
1pm
SEPT. 15  The Fiesta Day parade is a celebration of the Twin Cities' Latino heritage and culture, and of Mexican Independence Day. The Parade begins at 1:00 pm in Rock Falls and will travel north on First Avenue in Rock Falls, cross the First Avenue bridge to Sterling.  At the base of…
Sept 23-24
all Day
In September, Stillman Valley invites all to come and enjoy a wonderful, entertaining few days in our quaint town. Our festival offers a variety of things to do. Enjoy a good old fashioned carnival ride, shop at the indoor Craft Show, see the Car Show, Tractor Show, Horticulture Show and…
Friday & Saturday - Oct 5th through Nov 10th
10 am - 3 pm
Timber Lane Christmas Tree Farm in rural Fulton will open their Fall Store Friday, October 5 and will be open Fridays and Saturdays from 10 am until 3 pm each weekend through Nov 10th.  They have a lot of beautiful fall arrangements and fall decorations for you to choose from…
Sept 22
5pm-9pm
Wine on Lincoln is coming to Downtown Rochelle on Saturday September 22! Hopewell Winery from Rockport, Illinois returns with a wide variety of reds and whites for your enjoyment. Wine is available for tasting as well as to purchase by the glass or by the case. The Rack Bar &…