Fall Festivals in ILLINOISouth

Tiffany Garavaglia
Events, Fall, What's Happening

As the temperatures cool through ILLINOISouth, we’re just around the corner from a plethora of Fall Festivals. With 29 unique festivals, people of all ages will certainly be able to join in their favorite ways to welcome Autumn!

Maybe you like to turn up the heat with a bowl of homemade chili, or enjoy in a fine seasonal beer or cider. Arts and crafts abound with playful portrayals of witches, scarecrows, pumpkins and so much more. Local bands will be serving up everything from bluegrass jams to rock, blues and country standards. Maybe you’ll be one of the sweatshirt-clad candy catchers at your hometown parade, or the guy screaming at the top of his lungs on a carnival ride.

With so many options, and festivals dedicated to everything from apples to navy beans, we hope you’ll enjoy some of these great annual events.

Click here for more information on the 29 festivals listed below and other great Fall events in ILLINOISouth!

Fall Festival • Newton: September 12 – 13

Wheat Fair & Festival • Okawville: September 12 – 14

Lawrence County Fall Festival • Lawrenceville: September 17 – 20

Salem Apple Fest • Salem: September 20

Appleknocker Festival • Flora: September 27

Fall Festival • Olney: September 27

Bean Days • Wayne City: September 27

FestiFall • Columbia: September 28

Fall Festival • Greenup: October 2 – 5

Chestnut Festival • St. Francisville: October 3 – 4

St. Bernard’s Fall Fest • Albers: October 4

Willoughby Farm Fall Farm Day • Collinsville: October 4

Fall Festival • Coulterville: October 4

Fall Festival • Lebanon: October 4

Harvest Thyme Festival • Carlyle: October 4 – 5

Du Bois Center Fall Festival • Du Bois: October 5

Corn Days • Carmi: October 10 – 11

Octoberfest • Steelville: October 10 – 11

Celebrate Centralia • Centralia: October 11

PumpkinFest • Waterloo: October 11

Schwartz Farm Apple Fest • Centralia: October 11

Fall Festival • Breese: October 11

Fall Festival and Hill’s Fort Living History Event • Greenville: October 11 – 12

Oktoberfest • Maeystown: October 12

American Thresherman Fall Festival • Pinckneyville: October 17 – 19

Halloween Parade, Fall Festival & Craft Fair • Centralia: October 25

Fall Festival • Collinsville: October 25

Fall Festival • Louisville: October 25

Mardi Gras • Pinckneyville: October 25

Wabash Valley Youth in Action Fall Festival • Mt. Carmel: October 26

Click here for more information on the festivals and other great Fall events in ILLINOISouth!

What’s your favorite Fall festival/event in ILLINOISouth? Tell us in the comments or on Facebook and Twitter!

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