Oh hey Fall, we've been waiting for ya. Crisp nights, boots, hoodies, bonfires, gorgeous views, pumpkin everything, apple orchard outings and more.

The Rockford area has a full calendar of seasonal events. Start marking your calendar.


Fall ArtScene

October 6-7 in Rockford. Art lovers prepare to fall in love. Your eyes will be completely captivated with exhibits of all kinds.

Pumpkin Fest

Lockwood Park every weekend in October, plus Columbus Day. Your kids will have a blast riding ponies, making s'mores, playing games, and ecploring the corn maze.


Scarecrow Harvest Festival

October 7 at Midway Village. Make your own scarecrow, horse drawn wagon rides, games, crafts, and even a juggler. A fun time for all.

Cider n' Cinnamon Arts and Crafts Fair

October 7-8 at Edgebrook Shopping Center. Over 70 vendors fulfilling your every Fall wish. From jewelry to vintage décor. And of course there will be cider.

Rockford Oktoberfest

October 7-8 at Loves Park City Hall. Music, folk dancing, German food galore, and wiener dog races, and much more. Yup, I just said wiener dog races. I think I got your attention.

Autumn at the Arboretum

October 8 at Klehm Arboretum. Free fun fall activities for the family ranging from pumpkin decorating to a petting zoo.

Autumn on Parade

October 7-8 in Oregon, IL. This is centered around the annual farmer's market and craft fair but offers much more. Tractors, classic cars, live music, a donut eating contest, and a parade just to list a few.


All Hallows Eve

October 21 at Midway Village in Rockford. This is a MUST if you have kids. Trick or Treating, kids activities, a Halloween dance party, and Treasure Island Enchanted Woods. Don't forget to wear your costume.

Sycamore Pumpkin Festival

October 25-29 in Sycamore. Over 1,000 pumpkins will be on display at this historic event. There will also be carnivals, craft shows, fireworks, and a parade.

Spook-Tacular Haunts

October 28th at Anderson Gardens in Rockford. Wear your costumes and explore the Garden's in a new and spooky way. Trick or Treating, kids activities, and much more.

To see more events happening all around the Rockford area, for EVERY season, click here.