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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 Musher Mania at the Monee Reservoir 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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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 17 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


THANKSGIVING BRUNCH BUFFET Nov 23, 2017
DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago - Alsip
5000 West 127th Street, Alsip, IL
708-272-4223
Give Thanks & Gather for Thanksgiving Brunch at DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago-Alsip. $33.95 Adults | $29.95 Seniors | $19.95 Children (5-12 Years) Children under 4 are free
12-3PM
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THANKSGIVING DINNER Nov 23, 2017
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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BEEKEEPING: MEET A BEEKEEPER Dec 3, 2017
Plum Creek Nature Center
Forest Preserve District of Will County, 27064 South Dutton Road, Beecher, IL
708-946-2216
Visit us any time between the hours of 12:30PM and 3PM to meet beekeepers and view a real beehive inside Plum Creek Nature Center! Our resident beekeeper will be stationed at the live bee exhibit to tell the story of our most familiar social insect, the honeybee. Feel free to ask questions and chat or just observe the amazing world of honeybees housed in an enclosed plexi-glass beehive. This program is offered indoors in an accessible facility.
12:30-3PM
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PLANT BASED DIET Dec 5, 2017
Irwin Community Center
18120 Highland Avenue, Homewood, IL
708-957-0300
Explore the power of a whole food, plant-based diet to prevent and reverse heart disease, diabetes, cancer and obesity and become inspired in your own kitchen to implement a diet rich in vegetables, fruits, legumes and whole grains. Come learn from one who has made the transition and gone on to obtain certification in plant based nutrition. This series is presented in conjunction with Vegging Out, the Homewood community initiative in support of a whole-food, plant based diet, and member organization of PlantPure Communities, the national grassroots movement toward plant-based eating.
7-8:15PM
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HOLIDAY HAYRIDE Dec 8, 2017
Lake Katherine Nature Center & Botanic Gardens
7402 West Lake Katherine Drive, Palos Heights, IL
708-361-1873
Our annual holiday hayrides will feature the food, fun and traditions from decades past. We'll ride on our hay wagon through the streets of Palos Heights singing Christmas carols then return to the Nature Center to enjoy food, crafts and other activities. Registration and payment to be made in person or by mail no later than the Monday before hayride. $10 per person
7-9:30PM
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CHRISTMAS PAST Dec 10, 2017
Forest Preserves of Cook County, Sand Ridge Nature Center
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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CHILLY WILLIE CHILI CHALLENGE Jan 27, 2018
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-403-7275
$5.00 all you can eat until the chili is gone!
2PM
Visit Website $ ag
HOMEWOOD'S INDOOR FARMERS MARKET Jan 27, 2018
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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IT'S CHILI IN THE PARK Feb 17, 2018
Palos Park Recreation Center
8901 West 123rd Street, Palos Park, IL
708-671-3760
Join us at the Recreation Center as CASI (Chili Appreciation Society International) and our local cooks come together to compete for prizes and points that will take them to their National Competitions. Enjoy live band music and concessions.
12:30PM Doors open; 1:15PM tasting begins
Visit Website $ ag
CHOCOLATE FEST Feb 17, 2018
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 24, 2018
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
Visit Website ag
HOMEWOOD'S INDOOR FARMERS MARKET Mar 31, 2018
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
Visit Website ag
EASTER SUNDAY CLASSIC CARVERY Apr 1, 2018
Chicago Gaelic Park
6119 West 147th Street, Oak Forest, IL
708-687-9323
Reservations Required
Visit Website $ ag h
DISCOVER TINLEY/TASTE OF TINLEY Apr 6, 2018 - Apr 7, 2018
Tinley Park Convention Center
18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park, IL
708-444-5678
The annual Discover Tinley Expo showcases the community's business and nonprofit organizations, as well as its government services. Visit Discover Tinley to learn more about what your Village has to offer. This free event features entertainment, food samples and giveaways at many of the booths.
10AM-3PM
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TINLEY PARK BREW & VINE FEST Apr 14, 2018
Tinley Park Convention Center
18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park, IL
708-532-5700
The Brew & Vine Festival is the Tinley Park Chamber of Commerce’s signature event that draws 4000+ attendees from the Southwest Suburbs, Chicagoland, and from across the Midwest. Sample brews, wine and food from more than 65 vendors, enjoy live entertainment and a great night out.
5-10PM
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HOMEWOOD'S INDOOR FARMERS MARKET Apr 28, 2018
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
Visit Website ag
COUNTRY MARKETS - FRANKFORT Apr 29, 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-2PM
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