Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Fall festivals in the suburbs

Yes, this weekend is Labor Day weekend, the unofficial end to summer. But have no fear! That does not mean the outdoor fun is over! Quite the contrary, it just means that the festivals are shifting to more of a fall theme...

Here's a small selection of suburban fests. Got more? Post them in the comments or shoot me an e-mail at suburbanawesome [at]

Labor Day Weekend (Sept. 5-7)
Buffalo Grove Days
50 Raupp Blvd., Buffalo Grove

Long Grove Irish Days
Downtown Long Grove

Naperville's Last Fling
Riverwalk, Naperville

Sept. 6-7
Folk Music & Storytelling Festival
Island Park in Geneva
$15 per day for adults, $10 for teens and elders, free for 12 and younger

Sept. 11-13
Festival of the Vine
Downtown Geneva
Free; some samplings cost money

Itasca Oktoberfest
Downtown Itasca

Sept. 13
Scandinavian Day Festival
Vasa Park, Route 31, South Elgin
Traditional food, crafts, games, gifts and entertainment.
$10 adults. Children 12 and younger admitted free. Free parking. Rain or shine.

Sept. 18-19
Naperville Wine Festival
523 S. Webster St., Naperville
$20 in advance, $25 at the door for adults, $10 in advance, $15 at the door Designated Driver; under 21 admitted free when accompanied by an adult

Sept. 25-27
Fall Fest Des Plaines
Lake Park, Des Plaines

Itasca Art & Wine Festival
Downtown Itasca

Oct. 2-4
Long Grove Apple Festival
Downtown Long Grove

Oct. 9-11
St. Charles Scarecrow Festival
Lincoln Park, Main and Fourth streets, St. Charles

Oct. 16-18
Long Grove OktoberFest
Downtown Long Grove


The Juice Box said...

A couple in McHenry County:

Sept. 20, Woodstock Harvest Fest, downtown Woodstock, free

Sept. 25-26, Huntley Fall Fest, Deicke Park, $5 admission (with some time exceptions),

Sept. 26, Johnny Appleseed Festival, downtown Crystal Lake, unsure of admission cost,

That Girl said...

Awesome, thanks :)

Fort Wayne, IN has a Johnny Appleseed festival every year -- I never knew any other town did (he's buried there).

The Juice Box said...

Oh, here is the jackpot (scroll to the very bottom of the article):