Fall Festivals are one of our favorite things about the autumn season. They are filled with carnival rides, pumpkins, and crisp weather! This year, many of our favorite Fall festivals have been canceled due to COVID19, but there are still a few happening in the Stateline or a short drive away. Here’s what you can expect this year.

If you know of any fall festivals or fairs that we’ve missed, send us an email at hello@statelinekids.com.

Fall Fairs and Festivals that Have Been Canceled for 2020

All of the following fall festivals and fairs have been canceled for 2020 due to COVID19 concerns.

Roscoe Lions Fall Festival normally held in early September in Leland Park in Roscoe has been canceled for 2020.

Stillman Valley Fall Festival normally held in late September in downtown Stillman Valley has been canceled for 2020.

Fall for Rockford normally held in late September in downtown Rockford has been canceled for 2020. 

Heritage Harvest Festival normally held in October at Midway Village has been canceled for 2020.

Dixon Scarecrow Festival normally held in late October in downtown Dixon has been canceled for 2020.

Sycamore Pumpkin Festival normally held in late October in downtown Sycamore has been canceled for 2020.

Lake Geneva Oktoberfest normally held in mid-October in downtown Lake Geneva has been canceled for 2020.

Oregon on Parade normally held in early October in downtown Oregon has been canceled for 2020. 

Image credit: Lockwood Park

Fall Fairs and Festivals that are Still Being Held in 2020

If you want to enjoy a fall fair or festival this year, here are the options in the Stateline and a short drive away.

Lockwood’s Pumpkin Fest held at Lockwood Park in Rockford will still happening in some form, but will look a bit differently than it normally does. As we get more information, we will update this article.

Autumn at the Arboretum held at Klehm Arboretum in Rockford is still planned for 2020. We will add more information about this event as it becomes available. 

Image credit: St. Charles Scarecrow Fest

St. Charles Scarecrow Fest

October 9 – 11 in St. Charles, Illinois

Instead of scarecrows being located in Lincoln Park, they will be spread around town at local businesses. There will also be a drive-in concert, a scavenger hunt downtown, a pumpkin carver, and a photo booth at Lincoln Park.

They are also offering items that people can buy to take home and enjoy including a Craft Beer Box from St. Charles breweries and Scarecrow in a Box that provides materials to make a scarecrow at home.

Fall Fairs and Festivals Going Virtual in 2020

These local events have decided to go virtual so you can enjoy the fall festival at home.

Image credit: Pioneer Fest

Boone County Conservation District Virtual Autumn Pioneer Festival

Online from September 26 – 27

Watch this year’s Pioneer festival from your computer. You’ll get to see the Murray and Newhouse Cabins, the Blacksmith Shop, and the Schoolhouse to get a sense of 1860s life. Watch here.

What fall festivals do you plan to attend this year?

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