Festivals & More Fall Fun!
Heritage Day, Bensenville Park District., photo courtesy of Dana Steinecker
SEPTEMBER Kuipers Pumpkin Farm Festival – Open through 10/31. Hay rides, autumn treats, pig races, Big Rig Pumpkin. Maple Park. 815-8275200. Buffalo Grove Days – 8/30-9/4. Parade, car show, BBQ challenge, arts and crafts, business fair. Buffalo Grove. 847-459-2500. African Festival of the Arts – 9/1-4. Simulated African village with drumming, collectible artifacts, textiles, food, film. Washington Park, Chicago. 773-955-2787. Harvard Balloon Fest – 9/1-3. 20+ hot air balloons making morning/evening ascensions. 5K, two music stages, balloon glows, movies in the park, photo contests. Harvardballoonfest. com. 815-893-6280. Hometown Days Festival – 9/1-3. Carnival, baby contest, food, music, air dogs competition, craft show. Yorkville. 630-553-4357. Summer Sunset Festival – 9/1-3. Bags tournament, carnival, parade, food, wine tasting, and fireworks. Lake in the Hills. Summersunsetfest.com. 815-893-6280.
Warrens Cranberry Festival Sept. 22–24, 2017 Opens 7 a.m. All 3 Days Ph: 608-378-4200 Fx: 608-378-4250 email@example.com 8 Miles North of Tomah Take I-94 West to Exit #135 • Cranfest Marsh Tours & Video, Fri. & Sat. • 850 Arts & Craft booths all 3 days! • 350 Antique & Flea Market booths all 3 days!
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Naperville Jaycees Last Fling – 9/1-4. Music, food, carnival, parade. Downtown Naperville. 630-961-4143. www.Lastfling.org Taste of Melrose Park – 9/1-3. Carnival, entertainment, food. Melrose Park. 708-343-4000. Taste of Polonia Festival – 9/1-4. Live music, food, casino, kids activities, carnival. Copernicus Center, Chicago. copernicuscenter.org. Frankfort Fall Festival – 9/2-4. Parade, arts and crafts, entertainment, carnival, food. Frankfort. 815-469-3356. Irish Days – 9/2-4. Irish dance performances, food, music, dog beauty contest, bag pipers, folk bands, children's activities. Long Grove. 847-634-0888. Jubilee Days – 9/2-4. Beauty pageant, ice cream social, concerts, parade, food, fireworks. Zion. 847-746-4000. Lemont Heritage Fest – 9/2. Parade, entertainment, kids activities, food. 3-11PM. Historic downtown Lemont. 630-257-1550. Richardson Adventure Farm and Corn Maze – 9/2-10/29. All ages attractions including corn bin, pedal trikes, goat walk, giant slides, ORBiting, campfires, food, corn maze. Spring Grove. 815-675-9729. Septemberfest – 9/2-4. Live music, food, carnival, arts and crafts, juried art show, parade, fireworks. Robert Atcher Municipal Center Grounds, Schaumburg. 847-895-4500. Taste of Serbia – 9/2-3. Music, cultural events and dance, raffles. St. Basil Serbian Orthodox Church. 12-11 PM. Lake Forest – Mettawa, IL. 847-247-0077. Wauconda Street Dance – 9/2. Live music on multiple stages, kids stage, food, drink and dancing. Wauconda. 4 – 11 PM. 847-526-5580. Fox Valley Folk Music and Storytelling Festival – 9/3-4. Eight stages with bands, musicians, dancing, storytelling, kid's activities. Geneva. 630-897-0061. Sandwich Fair – 9/6-10. Carnival rides, food, suburban family | subfam.com
exhibitors, entertainment. Sandwich Fairgrounds. 815-786-2159. St. Charles Jazz Weekend – 9/7-10. Live jazz music with performances in multiple downtown venues. 630-443-3967. Weed Ladies Fall Floral Design Sale – 9/7-10. Hand-made seasonal floral arrangements and dried bouquets. Thu-Sat 10 AM-4PM; Sun 1-4 PM. Naper Settlement. 630-305-5289. Darienfest – 9/8-10. Pet parade, carnival, music. Darien Community Park. 630-968-0004. Festival of the Vine – 9/8-10. Wine tastings, flower market, arts and crafts show, live music, food, family activities. Geneva. 630-232-6060. Oktoberfest – 9/8-10. German food, music, yodeling, Bavarian pie eating contest, booths, carnival, beer tent, bingo,. Villa Park. 630-8348500. Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival – 9/8-10. Sheep and fleece shows, demonstrations, classes, and lamb dinner. Jefferson, WI. 608868-2505. Rock the Block – 9/9. Traditional street bands, food and children's activities. 5-11 PM. Downtown Lake Zurich. 847-438-5141. Deer Park Art Show – 9/9-10. Juried fine art, crafts, live music, food, children's art area. Deer Park. 847-926-4300. Fine Arts Festival – 9/9-10. 50 Artists line Main Street with a variety of mediums and price points. Live music, children's art area. 10 AM-5 PM. Downers Grove. 630-725-0991. Homer Harvest Days – 9/9-10. Food, live music, old-fashioned games and entertainment, children's activities. Homer Glen. 708301-0522. Randhurst Street Fest – 9/9. Classic car showcase, bands, dancers, food tastings, local merchants. Mount Prospect. 312-415-2485. Septemberfest – 9/9. Parade, live music, car show, food and craft vendors. 11-AM-11PM. Bloomingdale. 630-893-7000. September/October 2017
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