We’re Falling for ILLINOISouth!
In the Fall Spirit? Here is a list of all the Fall Festivals happening in #ILSOUTH this autumn season:
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.
Sumner Fall Festival | September 6th – 7th
Join Sumner in celebrating the Fall Season at their Sumner Fall Festival, featuring carnival games, food vendors, live entertainment and a Fall parade!
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.
Fairfield’s Annual Fall Fun Fest | September 11th – 14th
Fairfield’s Annual Fall Fun Fest is fun for the whole family! Come out and enjoy all things fall.
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!