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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.

Please click here to view our blog and to find out the latest information about what is happening this weekend in the Chicago Southland.



 
Agricultural / Food / Harvest
Cultural Events
 
Displays / Arts & Crafts
 
Expo / Consumer Show
Fairs / Carnivals
 
Holiday Celebrations
 
Outdoor Activities
Parades
 
Sports Events
 
Workshops / Seminars



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


FARMERS MARKET - EVERGREEN PARK Oct 4, 2018 - Oct 25, 2018
Yukich Field
88th Street & Kedzie Avenue, Evergreen Park, IL
708-422-8776
13th Season of Evergreen Park Farmers' Market - 25 Vendors, every Thursday, May 4-October 26
Th 7AM-1PM
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FARMERS MARKET - CALUMET CITY Oct 5, 2018 - Oct 26, 2018
Pulaski Park
204 Pulaski Road, Calumet City, IL
708-891-8138
Come taste the difference of fruits and vegetables fresh from farm! Plus other vendors! Enjoy a on-site freshly made barbeque lunch! Hope to see you there!
F 12-3PM
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FARMERS MARKET - PARK FOREST Oct 6, 2018 - Oct 27, 2018
271 Lakewood Boulevard
Corner of Lakewood Boulevard & Cunningham Drive, Park Forest, IL
708-748-1118
This market offers fresh garden produce, bakery items and herbs. Freshly cooked pork sandwiches and tamales are also available. Come to the market to meet friends, chat, browse and shop. For more information, visit our website or call.
Sa 7AM-12PM
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FARMERS MARKET - HOMEWOOD Oct 6, 2018 - Oct 27, 2018
Martin Avenue Square
18020 Martin Avenue, Homewood, IL
708-798-3000
Meet your family and friends at Homewood’s farmers market, a true regional market! Enjoy fresh produce, prepared foods, flowers, entertainment and much more!
Sa 8AM-1PM
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COUNTRY MARKETS - FRANKFORT Oct 7, 2018 - Oct 28, 2018
Village Green
Kansas & White Streets, Frankfort, IL
815-469-2177
Outdoor farmers market featuring fresh produce, vegetables and homemade food. Entertainment weekly.
Su 9AM-1PM
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BOO! AT THE ZOO Oct 13, 2018 - Oct 28, 2018
Brookfield Zoo
3300 Golf Road, Brookfield, IL
708-688-8000
Little ghosts and goblins of all ages are sure to have a howlin’ good time! Our not-so-scary and fun-filled event has something for the entire family to enjoy!
Sa & Su
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WESTERN NIGHT LINE DANCE & DINNER Oct 20, 2018
Recreation Center Gym
8901 West 123rd Street, Palos Park, IL
708-671-3760
Step on over to the Palos Park Line Dance & Dinner Party. Bring your dancing boots and western attire for a fun evening out on the town. We’ll start with a buffet at 6:30 pm (baked chicken, pork chops, sides, desert, and beverages) then our live DJ will entertain the crowd and A Touch of Country's, Ms. Dee will lead the steps.
6:30-9PM
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139 ARTISTS WAY HAUNTED HOUSE Oct 26, 2018 - Oct 31, 2018
Village Hall
350 Victory Drive, Park Forest, IL
708-748-2005
Come support a good cause and visit our Haunted House. Every year has a different twist to it. Haunts Against Hunger collects canned goods and funds to donate to the local Rich and Monee Township Food Pantries. Tickets will be $6 with canned goods; $8 without canned goods; and $50 for a group of 10 or more ($5 per person), with or without canned goods. Pick a day or two, bring your entire family, friends and enjoy. Early ticket sales will start October 1. Tickets can be purchased at the Village Hall, 350 Victory Drive, Park Forest (Rec & Parks Counter, 1st Floor/Lobby), 9a-5p. After 5p, the day of the Haunted House, ticket sales will be one hour prior to start and 15 minutes prior to closing, in the Lobby of Village Hall, 350 Victory Drive. Questions, call 708.748.2005 or 708.283.5621. Sponsored by: Haunts Against Hunger, Park Forest Police and Economic Development & Planning Department.
F 7-10PM; Sa 6:30-10PM; Su 6:30-9PM; Halloween 6-9PM
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FALL FEST Oct 27, 2018
Somonauk Park
266 Somonauk Street, Park Forest, IL
708-748-2005
Come join us for an evening of fun for the entire family. Get your friends and family together and join the fun. This is a FREE event. Chili Cook off, Stories around the Bon-Fire, Scavenger Hunt, S’mores, Trunk n’ Treat, and so much more. Join us to vote for the best chili! Sponsored by: Recreation & Parks Commission, Park Forest Police and Economic Development & Planning Department. Join us at Somonauk Park and Sangamon Street.
1-4PM
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BEEKEEPING: MEET A BEEKEEPER Nov 4, 2018
Plum Creek Nature Center
Forest Preserve District of Will County, 27064 South Dutton Road, Beecher, IL
708-946-2216
Meet local beekeeper Mike Rusnak to ask questions and chat with Rusnak and other beekeeping enthusiasts. Rusnak has more than 15 years of beekeeping experience to share. Pick up specific beekeeping tips or simply learn more about the world of beekeeping.
12:30-2:30PM
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PEOTONE FIREMAN/SPORTSMEN, FISH FRY/TURKEY RAFFLE Nov 16, 2018
Will County Fairgrounds
710 West Street, Peotone, IL
708-258-9359
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PALOS HEIGHTS FARMERS MARKET Nov 17, 2018
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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THANKSGIVING DINNER Nov 22, 2018
Chicago Gaelic Park
6119 West 147th Street, Oak Forest, IL
708-687-9323
Thanksgiving Classic Carvery – Reservations required - Adults $26.00, Children aged 4 to 12 - $12.00
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GIVING THANKS @ LA VOUTE BISTRO Nov 22, 2018
La Voute Bistro and Bar
La Banque Hotel, 2034 Ridge Road, Homewood, IL
708-798-6000
La Voute Bistro Celebrates Thanksgiving by Giving Thanks! Join us 11/22/18 for our Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet and Food Drive. A portion of every dinner sold will be donated to the South Suburban Family Shelter! $49.95 + tax & gratuity.
5-9PM
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BEEKEEPING: MEET A BEEKEEPER Dec 2, 2018
Plum Creek Nature Center
Forest Preserve District of Will County, 27064 South Dutton Road, Beecher, IL
708-946-2216
Meet local beekeeper Mike Rusnak to discuss the art of beekeeping. Ask questions and chat with Rusnak and other beekeeping enthusiasts. Rusnak has more than 15 years of beekeeping experience to share. Pick up specific beekeeping tips or simply learn more about the world of beekeeping.
12:30-2:30PM
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BELIEVE IN THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS HOUSE WALK Dec 8, 2018
Palos Country Club
13100 Southwest Highway, Orland Park, IL
708-945-6254
Boutique: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Indulge yourself at one of the many vendors providing an unique variety of items to assist you in your holiday gift giving Cookie Sale… Holiday Cookies homemade by our members Raffle Gift Baskets… A variety of themed basket choices “Win-Win” Raffle where everyone wins! House Walk: Tours begin at 12 noon and conclude at 3:00 p.m. Experience a tour of homes in the Palos area to capture the meaning of the holiday season. $40/ticket - call for locations.
Breakfast Seating: 9-11:30AM
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CHRISTMAS PAST Dec 9, 2018
Sand Ridge Nature Center
Forest Preserves of Cook County, 15891 Paxton Avenue, South Holland, IL
708-868-0606
Visit our pioneer cabins as we celebrate this joyous time of year in a simpler way with homemade toys, chestnuts roasting and popcorn popping in the open fire. Everyone is invited to make a craft to take home.
11AM-3PM
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HOLIDAY HAYRIDE Dec 14, 2018
Lake Katherine Nature Center & Botanic Gardens
7402 West Lake Katherine Drive, Palos Heights, IL
708-361-1873
Join us for one of two time slots as we ride on a decorated hay wagon around the streets of Palos Heights singing Christmas carols. Upon return to the nature center we will enjoy food, fun and traditions.
6:30-8PM; 7-9:30PM
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PALOS HEIGHTS FARMERS MARKET Dec 15, 2018
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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PALOS HEIGHTS FARMERS MARKET Jan 12, 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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HOMEWOOD'S INDOOR FARMERS MARKET Jan 26, 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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PALOS HEIGHTS FARMERS MARKET Feb 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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CHOCOLATE FEST Feb 16, 2019
H-F Auditorium
2010 Chestnut Road, Homewood, IL
708-798-3000
Sample and purchase scrumptious chocolate creations from renowned chocolatiers while enjoying activities for the entire family. Enjoy the annual Bake-Off and baking demonstrations.
11AM-2PM
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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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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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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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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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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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FARMER'S MARKET OUTDOOR Sep 8, 2019 - Sep 29, 2019
Martin Avenue Square
18020 Martin Avenue, Homewood, IL
708-798-3000
Enjoy fruits and vegetables from autumn at Homewood's farmers market. There is live music and prepared foods to enjoy as well.
8AM-1PM
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