Fall Festivals and Events

2016 Harvest of Quilts and Textile Art Show
Oct 1 - 2
Saturday 10-5 Sunday 10-4
The DeKalb County Quilters Guild invites you to our biennial quilt show, October 1-2, 2016. Enjoy this years expanding our offerings to other textile and fiber arts, such as weaving, spinning, knitting, crocheting, wearable art and more. The featured artist will be Lorraine Torrence, who makes wearable art and quilts,…
31st Coon Creek Men's Club / Prophetstown FFA Farm Toy Show
Oct 16th
31st Coon Creek Men's Club / Prophetstown FFA Farm Toy Show Sunday, October 16 at 9 AM - 12 PM in CDT Prophetstown High School 310 W Riverside Dr, Prophetstown, Illinois 61277 Farm toy show features toy vendors, toy displays, large outdoor antique tractor and equipment display. Door prizes and…
Annual Cruisin to the Dairy Car Show
Sept 3
Cruise to the Union Dairy, a great old fashioned ice cream parlor, to see great cars, hear 50s and 60s music, and more. Music by 3-D Sound. Hourly drawings for food prizes. Souvenir t-shirts.
Annual Galena Oktoberfest
Oct 1
11 am - 10 pm
Annual German Oktoberfest will feature a Ceremonial Tapping of the Keg; non-stop live music; wiener dog races; polka lessons and dancing; bean bag tournament; beer stein endurance contest; bounce house & pumpkin decorating, for the kids; lots of food and beer.
Sept 18-29
Experience a fall harvest with mid-1900s equipment demonstrating daily field farm activities on this 50-acre working show grounds. The three day show offers agricultural history and how the agricultural life has evolved. Watch daily demonstrations of wheat and oat threshing, working saw mill, blacksmithing, horse field plowing, corn pickers and…
Oct 14-16
Autumn Drive, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, October 14 through Sunday, October 16, is a scene to behold in rural Woodstock and Marengo. As you travel farm roads toward this unique fall festival in the countryside, you suddenly notice steam rising from an old-fashioned kettle corn popper. The roadside…
Autumn on Parade
Oct 1-2
Join us for the annual Autumn on Parade Festival in downtown Oregon. This event features a craft fair, farmer's market, strolling entertainment and food provided by local not-for-profit organizations. An antique tractor show on Saturday and the ever-popular Harvest Time Parade on Sunday. Handicap Accessible Old English Faire at Stronghold…
Autumn on the Farm
Sept 10
Enjoy this Arts and Crafts Show featuring handcrafted autumn crafts, unique styles of scarecrows, witches, turkeys and black cats as well as other decorations for fall holidays.
Oct 8
Looking for homegrown goodness? Your search is over. The Cambridge Fall Review is a fall food festival that features unparalleled and locally-made gourmet foods and crafts. The marketplace will include the gourmet shop and bakery, as well as over 40 booths showcasing hand-crafted wares from the areas best crafters. The…
Cortland Fall Festival and Parade
Oct 9
Mark your calendar for Sunday, October 9th! The 35th Annual Cortland Festival and Parade will kick off at 1:00 p.m and will feature members of local bands, scout troops, clubs and other organizations. Then stay for the festival at Cortland Community Park after the parade. Vendors will offer food for…
Creston Booster Days
Sept 17-18
The Annual Creston Booster Days is September 17th and 18th, 2016, Booster Park, Creston, Illinois. Entertainment includes the Silver Creek Band @ 4pm and country music legend MOE BANDY @ 7pm Saturday September 17th followed by a Spectacular Firework Show. Entertainment continues Sunday September 18th with the Missing Links Banks…
Sept 11
11a.m.- 4p.m.
DeKalb Kite Festival is a full day of family fun. Happening September 11th from 11am - 4pm, it's a great way to enjoy the outdoors and see amazing kites! Everyone will enjoy seeing the giant inflatable kites, dancing kites, and fighting kites high up in the sky. Kite Fest is…
Dixon Scarecrow Festival
Sept 25
The event begins at noon at the 100 and 200 blocks of First Street in downtown Dixon and Admission is free. The family fall festival will feature many games, crafts, and activities for children along with live music, autumn displays, and fall festival foods and treats. Some of the highlights…
Elizabeth Scarecrow Festival
Oct 8
8 am-5pm
Come to the village of Elizabeth and join their Scarecrow Festival on Saturday, October 8 from 8am-5pm. Activities are pumpkin weighing competition, fall face painting, baked apple pie contest and judging of scarecrow's.
Sept 24
Sat & Sun 10am-4pm
Explore life in the log cabin settlement, blacksmith and woodworking shops, Early American crafters in period clothing, vintage farm machinery, a covered bridge, church, one-room school house & demonstrations of pioneer living. They are also having a group called the Wapsi Wranglers that will be doing a “wild west” performance…
Fall Fun in Rock Falls
Come for the Peace, Stay for the Party! Located at the head of the Hennepin Feeder Canal, Rock Falls has fun, food and lodging all within walking-distance of the Hennepin Canal State Park. Come enjoy a peaceful day on the Canal, or at one of our local farmer's markets, and…
Fall Fun in Rock Falls
Come to Rock Falls! It's at the center of your great northern Illinois getaway! If you are out enjoying the beautiful fall colors, celebrating at one of the many area festivals, being terrified in haunted houses, seeking out U-pick farm stands or exploring one of the many great area historical…
Famous Fossil Winery Chili Cookoff
Oct 29
11 a.m - 6 p.m.
Enjoy this fun day at the winery with a Famous Fossil staff chili cookoff, costumes, a creepy corn crib, and, of course, wine. www.famousfossilwinery.com (815-563-4665)
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