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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

Pilsen Mexican Independence Day Parade

Chicago, Ill.


Celebrate Mexican Independence in the vibrant Pilsen neighborhood.

When: Noon
Cost: Free

Homewood Fall Fest and Chili Cook-Off

Homewood, Ill.


Features live entertainment for children and adults, horse-drawn wagon rides, the annual bean bag tournament, pony rides, games, art and craft vendors, a pumpkin patch and food from local eateries. Closing the evening is a free showing of The LEGO Movie.

When: 11 a.m.-10 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

Park Forest Art Fair

Park Forest, Ill.


Tall Grass Art Association presents the Annual Park Forest Art Fair, featuring fine art, kids' art activity, food and music.

When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 16-17, 2017
Cost: Free

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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