We’re Falling for ILLINOISouth!
In the Fall Spirit? ILLINOISouth is the perfect place to usher in the new Autumn season. Enjoy changing leaves and crisp air at some of the best Fall Festivals in #ILSOUTH this year. Here’s a complete list of our 2019 Fall Festivals. Make sure to stop by a few on your next adventure in ILLINOISouth!
McLeansboro Fall Festival | September 5th – 7th
Enjoy live music, vendors, carnival rides and more at the McLeansboro Fall Festival this year. In previous years, the Festival has drawn crowds to the town of McLeansboro that have doubled its size!
Learn more about the history of the McLeansboro Fall Festival and why it’s such a popular ILLINOISouth celebration here.
Highland Homestead Harvest Days | September 6th – 8th
This 32 annual event is a celebration of the history and importance of farming to America’s growth and success. Homestead Harvest Days will feature vintage farm equipment including tractors, fire engines, steam engines and even live horses and mules, as well as much more entertainment! Explore over 20 acres of fun and history at this year’s Annual Homestead Harvest Days in Highland, IL.
Lawrence County Fall Festival in Lawrenceville | September 11th – 14th
Head to the Square in Downtown Lawrenceville for their 57th Annual Fall Festival on September 11-14. The whole family can enjoy amusement rides, plenty of food and quality craft vendors. Don’t miss this event, which is sure to bring people from all over the tri-state area.
Fall Festival & Car Show in Jasper County | September 14th
Join the Jasper County Chamber of Commerce for their Fall Festival & Car Show on September 14. While you’re there, stop by the homemade craft market and try some delicious food from some of the finest cookeries in Newton. This event is fun for the entire family!
Wamac Fall Festival in Centralia | September 20th
Wamac City Park hosts the Wamac Fall Festival, a two-day event, on September 20 this year. With live entertainment, food, sports competitions, kids games, pony rides, inflatables, cake walk, crafts and a beer garden, the Wamac Fall Festival is the perfect way to usher in this chilly season.
Fest-of-Ale in Robinson | September 20th – 22nd
If you’re 21 years or older, the Crawford County Fest of Ale is the perfect fall event for you! Come enjoy a day of brews, food, music and fun at the annual beer festival, located at the Robinson City Park.
Different beer breweries from all around ILLINOISouth will showcase their beverages with tastings, and food vendors serving all kinds of cuisine will be in attendance. Eat, drink, laugh and dance the night away in celebration of Fall this year!
Kinmundy Log Cabin Village Fall Festival | September 21st – 22nd, 28th – 29th
Stroll through the quiet wooded village while visiting our pre-civil war cabins, complete with pioneer-era reenactors at Kinmundy Log Cabin Village’s Fall Festival! Or, shop at your favorite vendors for that perfect accessory at the new KPI General STore, featuring old time toys, ice cream and handmade items by local high school students. The Kinmundy Log Cabin Village makes the perfect setting for a fall festival. Come see for yourself!
Greenup Fall Festival | September 25th – 28th
The Greenup Fall Festival is back, with lots of new events and great entertainment for the whole family! Activities include a free dinner, horseshoe tournament, Festival Queen Pageant, city-wide rummage sales and live music. Stay for the outdoor movie night and street dancers following the parade!
39th Annual Nashville Chamber of Commerce Fall Festival | September 27th & 28th
The Nashville Chamber of Commerce’s two-day festival includes craft vendors, food, a kids area, petting zoo, live music, costume and pet parades and performances by local schools, dance and tumbling studios. Head down to the Washington County Courthouse on September 27 and 28 to be a part of Nashville’s 39th Annual Fall Festival!
Olney Arts Council Fall Festival | September 28th
The OAC Annual Fall Festival is an exciting event including both local and traveling art and food vendors! These vendors set up shop in the Olney City Park for a day of arts, crafts, food and entertainment.
The festival offers a children’s tent complete with crafting and face painting for the young and young at heart. Art and craft demonstrations will also be also available to see as you wander from vendor to vendor. If you find yourself tired from visiting the vendor stands, the bandshell is an excellent place to rest where you can find entertainment of all types perform all day long. Watch the young dancers and gymnasts of the area tumble and twirl, or listen to our local singers, jazz band, and marching band perform songs of old and new, or catch our headlining act for the year! Whatever your taste, you’re sure to find it at the Fall Festival by the Olney Arts Council.
Heath Harvest Festival in Robinson | October 4th – 5th
Celebrate the delicious Heath Candy Bar this fall season with the folks in Robinson, IL! The Heath Bar was created in 1928 by the Heath Brothers Confectionery, located right here in Robinson. The Heath Harvest Festival features entertainment, street dances and car show on Friday night. Saturday events include a craft show, live entertainment, toffee bake-off, and parade, capped off by a free chili supper.
Du Quoin Annual Fall Festival | October 5th
Du Quoin is the place to be on October 5 for their Annual Fall Festival! This all-day event features craft and merchandise vendors, food, music, a chili cook-off, corn hole tournament, kids activities, and more!
Lebanon Fall Festival | October 5th
Historic Lebanon’s Fall Festival includes over 100 craft and arts booths; home-style cooking and sweets like caramel apples, funnel cakes, and kettle corn; and live entertainment from Shakey Dave and The School Band.
Columbia FestiFall | October 6th
The City of Columbia proudly presents their annual — and free! — fall celebration, FestiFall! The event features live music by Smash Band St. Louis in Metter Park, as well as fun activities for all ages. Climb the Upper Limits rock spire, or visit the Kid Zone in between shopping from local vendors and eating delicious local foods.
Fall Family Festival | October 12th
Join the American Farm Heritage Museum in celebrating fall family-style at the Fall Family Festival on October 12. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the natural grounds of the American Farm Heritage Museum. Kids are sure to enjoy the costume contest, pumpkin painting, prizes, games, train rides, face painting and more!
The Tractor Museum and Lil’ Red Barn Museum will be open for the duration of the festival. Take a trip to the Family Fall Festival and enjoy a day at the American Farm Heritage Museum in Greenville, IL.
Fall Fest on the Farm in Greenville | October 12th
Guests will be able to enjoy yummy treats, like artisan cheese, cheese-filled bratwurst, fried cheese curds and custard-style ice cream. Discover Marcoot Jersey Creamery’s dedication to their craft at Fall Fest on the Farm on October 12.
Waterloo Pumpkin Fest | October 12th
Celebrate Fall with Waterloo’s ode to pumpkins! PumpkinFest offers children’s games, pumpkin-themed contests and activities, and shopping opportunities with over 100 vendors.
Prepare to have some good, old-fashioned family fun at Waterloo’s PumpkinFest.
American Thresherman Fall Festival | October 18-20th
Since 1987, the American Thresherman Association has welcomed the Fall season with its annual Fall Festival. This year, the festivities include a parade through Pickneyville, daily displays and demonstration on farming and cooking, as well as a consignment and antique sale.
Join the American Thresherman Association in celebrating the history of farming in ILLINOISouth, as well as the fun of the changing seasons!
Mascoutah Fall Fest & Chili Cook-Off | October 19th
What’s better in the cooler weather than a bowl of chili? Get yours at the Fall Festival and Chili Cook-Off in Mascoutah, IL on Saturday, October 19. Enjoy fresh chili, craft vendors, cook-off prizes and a car show. If you think your chili has what it takes to win, you can enter the contest online!
Maryville Fall Festival | October 19th
The Maryville Kiwanis Club is bringing family-fun activities, food, crafts and games to downtown Maryville at Maryville Fall Festival. Join them in celebrating the Autumn season with Cindy’s Petting Zoo, pony rides, bounce houses, pumpkin painting, obstacle courses and a pet costume contest. Food is available for purchase on-site.
Casey Fall Frolic | October 19th
Fall Frolic in Casey is the perfect way to celebrate Fall with your family! Explore Casey while playing games for candy, competing in a costume contest and enjoying a cake walk around town at nearby stores.
Centralia’s 93rd Annual Halloween Parade, Fall Festival & Craft Fair | October 26th
Join Centralia for a day filled with fun and amazing food in celebration of their 93rd Annual Halloween Parade and Fall Festival on October 26. Shop the craft fair and flea market before attending the chili cook-off and car show. Kids can even participate in the Children’s Halloween Parade and compete for costume prizes.
Usher in Fall the right way at the 93rd Annual Halloween Parade and Fall Festival in Centralia. Even more fun awaits!
Oblong Fall Follies/Band Fest | October 28th
Visit Oblong to experience Illinois’ Largest Night Time Parade! This year, the Oblong Fall Follies/Band Fest features food, crafts, music, games and a flea market.