Welcome to Fall Fest!
September 14-16, 2018
Event Sponsor

A Weekend of Fun,
Food, & Music

Fall Fest is presented by the Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce, Des Plaines History Center, and the Des Plaines Park District. Fall Fest has attracted over 15,000 people from throughout the Northwest suburbs. Fall Fest offers entertainment for all members of the family.

Entertainment and Activities for All Ages

Fall Fest offers entertainment for all members of the family. The event has something for everyone including: Live Entertainment • Food • Beer • Wine Garden • Beverages• KidZone • Kids Entertainment Activities • Arts and Crafts • Pony Rides • Live Animal Show • Car Show • Fishing Derby • Bags Tournaments • Carnival • Country Fair Tent, and more!


A Great Family Event

Don't miss the annual Fall Fest carnival provided by the Fantasy Amusement Company, Inc.  Enjoy your favorite rides and carnival treats before or after catching music at the bandstand or strolling through the festival grounds.

The music plays Friday night, and all day Saturday and Sunday. Each year promises to bring back old favorites and new!
Live Bands & Performers

We have an exciting slate of groups performing classic and new music!

Carnival Rides

Carnival Hours:
Friday, 6-11pm
Saturday, Noon-11pm
Sunday, Noon-8pm
(Festival closes at 7pm Sunday; Carnival remains open until 8pm)
Unlimited ride wristbands $25, Saturday & Sunday, noon-5pm

Kid Zone

KidZone! Hours
Sat. & Sun., September 15-16, Noon-7pm

Car Show

Fantastic classic and unique cars!
Sunday, September 16, 10am-2pm

Country Fair Tent

Make a corn husk doll, try your hand at embroidery, learn about other historical crafts, and get some Des Plaines merch!

Presented by the Des Plaines History Center
Pie Eating Contest time TBA

Food, Beer & Wine

Eat and drink anytime during Fall Fest hours!


We could not run this event without our volunteers who help out and have fun at the same time!