From dachshund races to polka lessons to thirst-quenching brews, the annual Oktoberfest in Galena celebrates everything German.
Enjoy delicious local food and wines while celebrating fall flavors at Festival of the Vine in Geneva.
Discover vineyard-inspired home decor from Gillespie-based company, Lotta Corks.
Watch as huge hot air balloons launch high into the sky at the Touchstone Energy Balloon Fest in Shelbyville.
Discover big agritourism adventures and small-town entertainment in McHenry County.
Make (and taste!) chili for charity at the annual Belleville Chili Cook-off.
Enjoy a carnival, barbecue, pet parade and more at the Hardin County Fluorspar Festival in Rosiclare, Illinois.
The festival that claims the world’s largest outdoor pork barbecue invites you to bid farewell to summer with a 96-hour celebration of good food, music, cars and carnivals.
Celebrate the arrival of fall in Hanover at Mallard Fest, a tribute to the town’s Whistling Wings Hatchery.
Enjoy over 50,000 ears of fresh sweet corn and the state’s best blues music at the Sweet Corn Blues Festival in Normal, Illinois.
Take a look at the 2013 Illinois county fairs schedule, and find one near you.
Bring the family for fun and games at Summer Nights in Fulton, Ill.
Honor the nation’s birthday with great food, carnival rides, sporting events and a parade at Frontier Days in Arlington Heights.
Since 1978, talented theatre professionals and interns have gathered at Bloomington’s Illinois Shakespeare Festival for a celebration of performing arts.