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With over 800 Festivals & Events running year round, concerts that include the top touring musical acts, countless farmers markets and car shows in the Chicago Southland, the hard part isn’t deciding IF you should come but rather which event you ARE going to attend.

Whether it is Snow Day Festival at the Plum Creek Nature Center in January, Irish Fest at Chicago’s Gaelic Park in May, any of our year round farmers markets or Lansing Autumn Fest in October, you won’t have to travel far to find family friendly activities for any age.

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Below are the next 30 upcoming Agricultural events in the Chicago Southland. Use the form above to search for specific events.

Wheelchair Accessible
d Displays/Arts/Crafts
ag Agricultural/Food/Harvest
c Cultural Event
w Workshop/Seminar
$ Admission Fee
h Holiday Celebration
o Outdoor Activity
s Sports Event/Recreational
f Fair, Carnival
e Expo/Consumer Show
p Parade


HOMEWOOD'S INDOOR FARMERS MARKET Feb 23, 2019
Marie Irwin Center
18120 Highland Avenue, Homewood, IL
708-798-3000
Enjoy a little bit of summer at Homewood’s indoor farmers market. Purchase microgreens, cheeses, baked goods, and prepared foods. Indoor Market is held the last Saturday of January, February, March and April.
8AM-12PM
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MAPLE SYRUP MAGIC Mar 2, 2019
Plum Creek Nature Center
Forest Preserve District of Will County, 27064 South Dutton Road, Beecher, IL
708-946-2216
From the earliest times, Native Americans and pioneers of the Midwest made maple syrup from the sweet sap of the sugar maple tree. Learn how it’s made, find sugar maple trees on site and try some real maple syrup. History has never been sweeter! While the majority of the program will take place inside, we will be outside on uneven terrain for a portion of the program. Hiking will be approximately .25 mile on preserve trails. Registration required by Thursday, March 1
1-3PM
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PALOS HEIGHTS FARMERS MARKET Mar 9, 2019
Palos Heights Recreation Department
6601 West 127th Street, Palos Heights, IL
708-361-1800
Indoor Farmers Market to be held at the Palos Heights Recreation Department on Saturday November 17 and December 15, 2018, and Saturday January 12, February 9 and March 9, 2019
8AM-12PM
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ART & WINE Mar 16, 2019
Posen Civic Center
14401 South Campbell Avenue, Posen, IL
708-388-8797
Free appetizers and refreshments will be sold
6-9PM
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HOMEWOOD'S INDOOR FARMERS MARKET Mar 30, 2019
Marie Irwin Center
18120 Highland Avenue, Homewood, IL
708-798-3000
Enjoy a little bit of summer at Homewood’s indoor farmers market. Purchase microgreens, cheeses, baked goods, and prepared foods. Indoor Market is held the last Saturday of January, February, March and April.
8AM-12PM
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BREAKFAST WITH THE BUNNY Mar 30, 2019
Palos Park Recreation Center
8901 West 123rd Street, Palos Park, IL
708-671-3760
Hop on over to the Palos Park Recreation Center for an egg-cellent brunch with the Easter bunny. After brunch, follow the bunny outside for our annual egg hunt. Hidden on the village green are over 1,000 eggs. Bring your camera for those precious candid photos! $10R/$12UPP/$15NR
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MAGICAL EGG HUNT Mar 30, 2019
Palos Park Recreation Center
8901 West 123rd Street, Palos Park, IL
708-671-3760
Hop on over to the Palos Park Recreation Center for the annual visit with the Bunny and Egg Hunt. Over 1,000 eggs will be hidden on the Village Green with special eggs redeemed for prizes. $5R/$7UPP/$9NR
1:30PM
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DISCOVER TINLEY EXPO Apr 6, 2019
Tinley Park Convention Center
18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park, IL
708-444-5678
The annual expo showcases the community's businesses, non-profit organizations and government services. This event features entertainment, food samples and giveaways at many of the booths.
10AM-3PM
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TINLEY PARK BREW & VINE FEST Apr 13, 2019
Tinley Park Convention Center
18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park, IL
708-532-5700
The only indoor beer, wine, and food festival of its kind in the Chicagoland area!
5-10PM
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WORM BIN WORKSHOP Apr 20, 2019
Plum Creek Nature Center
Forest Preserve District of Will County, 27064 South Dutton Road, Beecher, IL
708-946-2216
Food scraps and old stuff around the house can make rich compost indoors. Learn how to make a worm bin and care for it so that the worms will turn your kitchen scraps into compost. Bring in your own container and receive 250 starter worms. Acceptable containers are a 10-gallon bucket or a 16” x 24”x 8” deep clean bin. A guided tour of the outdoor Compost Trail at Plum Creek Nature Center will be included. For ages 10 or older. Registration required by Wednesday, April 11: 708.946.2216. $3/Person
12-3:30PM
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EASTER BRUNCH Apr 21, 2019
Tinley Park Convention Center
18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park, IL
708-444-1100
$32/Adult $15/Children 12 & Under
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ORLAND WOMEN'S NETWORK, OWN LUNCHEON Apr 25, 2019
Chicago Gaelic Park
6119 West 147th Street, Oak Forest, IL
708-687-9323
The Orland Park Area Chamber of Commerce, Orland Women Networking (OWN) brings all women together of every community and business to support women’s successes achieved and projected. The OWN Committee works to empower professional women through dynamic speakers, inspiring events and networking opportunities. OWN mission statement: Growing, Empowering, Uplifting $45 before 4/15; $55 after
10AM-1:30PM
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PIZZA TASTING BUFFET Apr 26, 2019
Krueger Park Recreation Center
9100 South 88th Avenue, Hickory Hills, IL
708-599-7337
Bring out the whole family for a taste of pizza from some of the top pizza joints in the area. Resident $7 5-12 years; $4 5 & under; Nonresidents extra dollar.
6-7:30PM
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HOMEWOOD'S INDOOR FARMERS MARKET Apr 27, 2019
Marie Irwin Center
18120 Highland Avenue, Homewood, IL
708-798-3000
Enjoy a little bit of summer at Homewood’s indoor farmers market. Purchase microgreens, cheeses, baked goods, and prepared foods. Indoor Market is held the last Saturday of January, February, March and April.
8AM-12PM
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COUNTRY MARKETS - FRANKFORT Apr 28, 2019 - Apr 30, 2019
Village Green
Kansas & White Streets, Frankfort, IL
815-469-2177
The market features locally grown produce, grass-fed meats, eggs, baked goods, infused oils, freshly prepared foods and so much more. Enjoy live music on our local flavor stage and other special events throughout the season.
Su 9AM-2PM
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CINCO DE MAYO May 4, 2019
Posen Civic Center
14401 South Campbell Avenue, Posen, IL
708-388-8797
$20 at the door; $15 before April 20th; 10 years and under free. Car show, Banda, Grupo, DJ, refreshments & food.
6-11PM
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COUNTRY MARKETS - FRANKFORT May 5, 2019 - May 26, 2019
Village Green
Kansas & White Streets, Frankfort, IL
815-469-2177
The market features locally grown produce, grass-fed meats, eggs, baked goods, infused oils, freshly prepared foods and so much more. Enjoy live music on our local flavor stage and other special events throughout the season.
Su 10AM-2PM
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HICKORY HILLS CARNIVAL May 9, 2019 - May 12, 2019
Hickory Hills Park District
8047 West 91st Place, Hickory Hills, IL
708-599-7337
Special Needs Day is Thursday, May 9 from 3-5 pm. Daily passes sold day of the Carnival.
Th 5-10PM; F 5-11PM; Sa 12-11PM; Su 12-10PM
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MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH May 12, 2019
Tinley Park Convention Center
18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park, IL
708-444-1100
$32/Adult $15/Children 12 & Under
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FARMERS MARKET - TINLEY PARK Jun 1, 2019 - Jun 29, 2019
Zabrocki Plaza
17375 Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
708-525-4484
Visit the farmer's market every Saturday for the best selection of fruits, vegetables, fresh flowers and much more!
Sa 7:30AM-12:30PM
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COUNTRY MARKETS - FRANKFORT Jun 3, 2019 - Jun 23, 2019
Village Green
Kansas & White Streets, Frankfort, IL
815-469-2177
The market features locally grown produce, grass-fed meats, eggs, baked goods, infused oils, freshly prepared foods and so much more. Enjoy live music on our local flavor stage and other special events throughout the season.
Su 9AM-2PM
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FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY Jun 7, 2019
Hickory Creek Preserve - LaPorte Road Access
10501 West LaPorte Road, Mokena, IL
815-727-8700
Enjoy your favorite fare on wheels right in your community. This year, we have changed the time to accommodate more people and to cater to a hungry public. In addition to yummy and convenient food, enjoy the trails and some fun activities. Forest Preserve staff will be on-site with preserve information, activities and items for checkout – bags, binoculars and field guides – to get you out exploring the preserve and exercising.
5-7:30PM
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SCHOOL'S OUT! Jun 14, 2019
Posen Civic Center
14459 South LaGrange Road, Posen, IL
708-388-8797
Food & refreshments, jumper and a movie.
12-3PM
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FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY Jun 28, 2019
Messenger Marsh
16321 South Bell Road, Homer Glen, IL
815-727-8700
We have changed the time to accommodate more people and to cater to a hungry public. In addition to yummy and convenient food, enjoy the trails and some fun activities. Forest Preserve staff will be on-site with preserve information, activities and items for checkout – bags, binoculars and field guides – to get you out exploring the preserve and exercising.
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FARMERS MARKET - TINLEY PARK Jul 6, 2019 - Jul 27, 2019
Zabrocki Plaza
17375 Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
708-525-4484
Visit the farmer's market every Saturday for the best selection of fruits, vegetables, fresh flowers and much more!
Sa 7:30AM-12:30PM
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COUNTRY MARKETS - FRANKFORT Jul 7, 2019 - Jul 28, 2019
Village Green
Kansas & White Streets, Frankfort, IL
815-469-2177
The market features locally grown produce, grass-fed meats, eggs, baked goods, infused oils, freshly prepared foods and so much more. Enjoy live music on our local flavor stage and other special events throughout the season.
Su 9AM-2PM
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SUMMER CAMP Jul 8, 2019 - Jul 26, 2019
Posen Civic Center
14401 South Campbell Avenue, Posen, IL
708-388-8797
Resident $25; Nonresident $30. 5 week camp including free lunch & snacks, math & reading and field trips. Register
M-Th 9AM-2PM
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KIDS DAY Jul 13, 2019
Firemen's Park
5162 Court Street, Monee, IL
708-534-8302
Free Kids event with jumpies, watermelon eating contest, face painting and more!
10AM-12PM
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BEECHER LION'S CLUB SUMMER FEST Aug 3, 2019
Firemen's Park
675 Penfield Street, Beecher, IL
708-946-2261
Beef and pork - sandwiches and dinner! Exhibits, crafters, live entertainment in the evening. Food and Fun!
10AM-10PM
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FARMERS MARKET - TINLEY PARK Aug 3, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019
Zabrocki Plaza
17375 Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
708-525-4484
Visit the farmer's market every Saturday for the best selection of fruits, vegetables, fresh flowers and much more!
Sa 7:30AM-12:30PM
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