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October 2011

1-2, Annual Barry Apple Festival in Downtown Barry. 217-335-2108.

1, Apple Festival in Jerseyville. 618-498-3514.

1-31, Bengtson’s Pumpkin Farm in Homer Glen. 708-301-3276 or www.pumpkinfarm.com.

1, Carbondale Downtown Art & Wine Fair in Carbondale. 618-529-8040 or info@carbondalemainstreet.com.

1-9, Evergreen Cemetery Discovery Walk in Bloomington. 309-827-0428 or www.mchistory.org.

1-2, Heritage Festival in Mount Vernon. 618-246-0033 or www.jchs.mvn.net.

1, Kankakee County Barn Quilt Tour in Kankakee. 815-935-7390 or www.visitkankakeecounty.com.

1, Keough Trail Fair at Keough Effigy Mounds, Galena. 815-776-0557 or www.jdcf.org

1, Pumpkin Festival at Kasey Meadow Park in Hickory Hills. 708-598-1233 or www.hhparkdistrict.org.

1-2, Rockford-Freeport Illinois Kennel Club Dog Show at the Stephenson County Fairgrounds in Freeport. 815-519-0130 or www.RFIKC.org.

1-30, Six Flags Great America Fright Fest in Gurnee. 847-249-1776 or www.sixflags.com.

2, Apple Festival in Grafton. 618-786-2331 or www.pmlodge.net.

2, Bonner Farm County Fair in Lindenhurst. 847-968-3400 or www.lcfpd.org.

2, Elgin History Fair in Elgin. 847-931-6123 or www.elginhistory.org/events_history_fair.html.

2, Fall Bridal Expo in Kankakee. 815-932-4444 or www.hiltongardeninn.hilton.com.

7-8, Book Sale/Colorfest in Anna, 618-833-2521 or www.friendsofstinson.ibrary.org.

7-9, The 26th Annual Scarecrow Festival in St. Charles. 630-377-6161 or www.scarecrowfest.com.

7-9, Annual Barn Tour at the Piatt County Museum in Monticello. 217-762-4731 or www.piattcountymuseum.org.

7-8, Central Illinois Braggin’ Rights KCBS BBQ Competition & Thrill of the Grill Backyard BBQ in Downtown Arthur. 217-543-2181 www.cibr-bbq.com.

7-8, Quilt Show, at Christian Church of Olney, Rte 50 and 130.

7-9, Scarecrow Daze Festival in Downtown and Forest Park in Shelbyville. 217-774-4644 or www.scarecrowdaze.com.

7-9, Touchstone Energy Balloon Fest at Lake Shelbyville in Shelbyville. 217-774-2244 or www.lakeshelbyville.com/events/balloon.htm.

8, Girard Pumpkin Festival at North Mac South Campus, Girard, 217-891-1289 or www.girardilusa.com

8, Log Cabin Days in Virginia, at the Rexroat Prairie. 217-452-7258.

8-9, Autumn Craft Fair in Elizabeth. 815-591-2181 or www.riverridge210.org/district_210/pto/craftfair.pdf.

8, Downtown Car Show/Cruise Night in Downtown Mt. Vernon. 618-242-6866 or www.downtownmtvernon.org.

8-9, Fall Diddley in Belvidere. 815-385-5745 or www.mhrl.org.

8, Fall Family Festival in Mattoon. 217-235-4644 or www.dhnature.org.

8-9, Flags Over the Mississippi Struggle for the Empire at One Lewis & Clark Trail in Hartford. 618-251-5811 or www.campdubois.com.

8-9,15, 22, 29, Haunted Harvest in Libertyville. 847-362-4636 or www.lambsfarm.org.

8-9, Pumpkin Trolley in South Elgin. 847-697-4676 or www.foxtrolley.org.

8-9, Weavings & Diversities Show & Sale in Flossmoor. 708-747-9246.

9, The 42nd Annual Burgoo Festival in Downtown Utica. 815-667-4861 or www.burgoofestival.com.

9, AALA Fall Historic House Tour in Alton. 618-463-5761 or www.VisitAlton.com.

14-22, A Night in Sleepy Hollow at Perry Farm Park in Kankakee. 815-935-7390 or www.btpd.org.

14-16, Autumn Drive in McHenry County in Woodstock. 815-923-2529 or www.autumndrive.net.

14-15, Barn Burner Bar-B-Que at Lambs Farm Libertyville. 847-362-4636 or www.lambsfarm.org.

14-16, Early Tin Dusters Fall Color Run in Quincy. 217-964-2426.

14-15, Haunted Hills of Palos in Palos Hills. 708-430-4500 or www.paloshillsweb.org.

14-16, Long Grove’s OktoberFest in Long Grove. 847-634-0888.

14-30, The Woman in Black in St. Charles. 630-584-6342 or www.foxvalleyrepertory.org.

15 Behind Closed Doors Tour in Quincy. 217-228-1613.

15, Brewfest at the Oakley Lindsay Center in Quincy. 217-223-1000.

15-16, Chillifest on the Downtown Square in Taylorville. 217-824-4919 or www.chillifest.info.

15-16, Fort Massac Encampment in Metropolis. 618-524-9321 or www.metropolistourism.com.

15, Little Egypt Fly-In & Veterans Reunion in Mount Vernon. 618-242-7016 or www.mtvernonairport.com.

15, Market on the Prairie in Arcola. 217-268-4530 or www.arcolachamber.com.

15-16, Pike County Fall Color Drive in Pittsfield. 217-285-2971.

15-16, Pumpkin Trolley in South Elgin. 847-697-4676 or www.foxtrolley.org.

15, Southern Illinois Harvest Festival in downtown Mt. Vernon. 618-316-4723 or www.silharvestfest.mvn.net.

15-16, Southland Model Railroad Show in Oak Lawn. 708-499-2550 or www.hlrmusic.com/hlrmodelrailroadshow.htm.

19-23, Annual Highwood Pumpkin Fest in Highwood. 847-433-2100 or www.cityhpil.com.

21-22, All Hallows Eve: A 19th Century Halloween in Naperville. 630-420-6010 or www.napersettlement.org.

21-22, 5th Annual Calhoun County Quilt Tour. 618-232-1268.

21-23, Illinois Wesleyan University Homecoming in Bloomington. 309-556-3251 or www.titanpride.org.

22, The 2011 Annual Harvest of Talents for World Hunger in Lincoln. 217-732-7618.

22-23, Halloween Haunted Ghost Story Train in South Elgin. 847-697-4676 or www.foxtrolley.org.

22, Oktoberfest in Golden. 217-696-4254.

23, Greater Alton Concert Association: Beatlemania Magic in Godfrey. 618-465-7536 or www.altonconcerts.org.

26-30, Sycamore Pumpkin Festival in Sycamore. 815-899-3157.

29, Oblong Fall Follies in Oblong, 618-592-4241 or www.thonlyoblong.com

29, The 32nd Annual Galena Halloween Parade and Balloon Glow in Galena. 815-777-9050 or www.galenachamber.com.

29, Bootiful Nauvoo in downtown Nauvoo. 217-453-6648.

 

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Deadline: September 15 for December Events

Mail to: Illinois Datebook, PO Box 3787, Springfield, IL 62708.

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