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Autumn in the Park Festival

Palos Park, Ill.


Event includes a parade at 11 a.m. Saturday, a Chili and BBQ Rib Cook-Off, music, games and entertainment, including a sports cave and a kids' area with petting zoo, games, touch-a-truck, euro bungee and pony and hayrack rides (open noon-6 p.m Sunday.).

When: 5-10:30 p.m. Sept. 15; 11:30 - 11 p.m. Sept. 16, 2017
Cost: Free

Caterpillar Hike

Forest Preserve District of Will County | Channahon, Ill.


Take a close-up look at caterpillars and their behaviors, and then venture out in search of local caterpillars.

When: 6:30-8 p.m.
Cost: Free


Oak-Toberfest | Oak Park, Ill.


Annual fall festival featuring premiere music lineup featuring local and national artists, a microbrew, kids root beer garden and ethnic food offerings.

When: 4-10 p.m. Sept. 15, noon-10 p.m. Sept. 16
Cost: Free; food costs extra

Morton Pumpkin Festival

Downtown Morton, Ill.


Features live entertainment, carnival rides, parade, craft show and pumpkin foods.

When: Visit website for schedule of events. Sept. 13-16, 2017
Cost: Free. Extra costs for some attractions.

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