Fall Festival Guide in Lake County 2022

By: Nick Borowitz 09/01/2022

Ah yes, autumn! The aromas of pumpkin spice, brisk air and and a huge selection of delicious treats. This the fall festival guide in Lake County 2022. There is a huge variety of celebrations throughout the area.

Each one is an opportunity to be social and support the local businesses that make up Lake County. While you're out and about, don't forget that #LetsSnapLakeCounty photo contest begins soon. Capture pictures of everyday life and share them with us for an opportunity to win cool prizes.

Speaking of the fall season, Spooks and Spirits: Lake County Autumn Celebration offers something for everyone in your family. Snacks and outdoor activities for the kids. The Lake County Libation Trail holds delectable craft beer, ciders, spirits and wines for the adults.

There is ample opportunity to make the most of experiences that only Lake County can provide.





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Visit Lake County loves the fall. We love haunted houses, corn mazes, warm beverages and tasty autumn treats. We put this fall festival guide together for the 2022 season to find a local celebration easy and quick.

Concerts at Ravinia Festival (Select Dates Through September 18)





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Ravinia Festival wraps up after September 18, but there are still concerts galore. Each show is a unique opportunity to hear different styles of music. You have selections of rock, spiritual, instrumental and culturally influenced. Take a look at the list below and pick out a concert (or more) to see before Ravinia Festival ends.

SeptOberFest at the Beer Garden at Independence Grove Forest Preserve (Through October 30)





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SeptOberFest at the Beer Garden at Independence Grove is an opportunity to bring family and friends together. The Beer Garden features delicious beverages from partners of the Lake County Libation Trail including Black Lung Brewing Co. of Round Lake Beach, Tighthead Brewing Co. of Mundelein, Mickey Finn's Brewery of Libertyville, 9th Hour Brewing Co. of Lake Villa, Roaring Table Brewing Co. and Phase Three Brewing Co. of Lake Zurich, ZumBier of Waukegan, Ravinia Brewing Co. of Highland Park, Buffalo Creek Brewing of Long Grove and Liquid Love Brewing Co. of Buffalo Grove. The Libertyville space hosts live performances on Thursdays and three of the shows are presented by Visit Lake County in partnership with 102.3 WXLC, 95 WIIL Rock and 1220 TUDN. This free festival is highlighted by lakeside fire pits, free firewood, s'mores kits and more. Check out the schedule below and grab a beer while watching live music.

Mumpkin Fest at Patty Turner Center (September 10)





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Visit the Patty Turner Center in Deerfield to get your fill of mums and pumpkins. The outdoor festival is free to attend and has a wide array of decorative florals on sale. Break in the fall season with an outdoor home decoration adventure. On sale at the fest is cider and cinnamon donuts to seal the sweet deal. The festival starts in the morning and is an easy transition into the autumn season.

Main Street Rock the Block in Lake Zurich (September 10)





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Lake Zurich hosts its annual Main Street block party. This all-ages festival is free for all to attend and features tons of food, beer, live music and family-friendly activities. Rock the Block is held in downtown Lake Zurich and streets will sectioned off pedestrian safety. Local businesses will be open during the day for everyone to re-discover Main Street Lake Zurich.

Mundelein Arts Festival at Kracklauer Park (September 10-11)





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Visit Kracklauer Park in Mundelein to see a unique blend of music, art, food and fun. The festival features 40 different artists, each with their own personal style. You can purchase art of simply admire it. The art festival is free to attend. Both admission and parking are free. The show is in the parking lot for easy access to all guests.

Unplugged Fest at Paulus Park (September 11)


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