Festivals Sept. 20-26: Oktoberfests, Long Grove Apple Fest, Harvest Pow Wow & more
Sonny Acres Farm's Fall Festival: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday through Sunday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Sept. 20-26, at Sonny Acres Farm, 29W310 North Ave., West Chicago. Features a haunted house, haunted hayrides, a farmers market, carnival-style rides, a petting zoo, pony rides, food and more. Free admission; some activities require fees. (630) 231-3859 or www.sonnyacres.com.
Long Grove Apple Fest: Noon to 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, in Stempel Parking Lot, 308 Old McHenry Road, Long Grove. A celebration of apples, with a variety of apple treats, apple pie-eating contests, a kids' zone, and family activities like throwback games, arts and crafts and more. Music headliners include Petty Kings at 9 p.m. Friday; 7th heaven at 5 p.m., ARRA at 7 p.m. and Sixteen Candles at 9 p.m. Saturday; and MellenCougar at 4 p.m. Sunday. $5 per day; free for kids 12 and younger; a three-day pass is $10 and is available online only. www.longgrove.org.
Kizuki Chicago Japanese Matsuri: 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at NEWCITY Plaza, 1501 N. Halsted St., Chicago. Chicago's largest Japanese fest will feature authentic food and drink, entertainment, ramen tours, a ramen bowl challenge, Japanese arts and vendors. Free; proceeds from food and drink sales will be donated to the Japanese Culture Center. Food and drink tickets are $10-$20. www.chicagomatsuri.com
Glendale Heights Oktoberfest: 5 p.m. to midnight Friday, Sept. 20; noon to midnight Saturday, Sept. 21; and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at Camera Park, 101 E. Fullerton Ave., Glendale Heights. Expect German food prepared by Chef Wolfgang of Schnitzel Platz and German beer imported from the Hofbräu Brewery in Munich. Entertainment includes "Oompah" music, a pumpkin patch, a plant sale and vendors with German products. Free; $5 for adults after 4 p.m. and free for kids 16 and younger. www.glendaleheightsoktoberfest.com.
Huntley Fall Fest: 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21; and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at Deicke Park, 12015 Mill St., Huntley. The 14th annual event features a carnival, a craft and home business show, a car show, a model train display, food vendors, a beer garden, kids' area, scarecrow-building and contest, a tractor show and more. Sun City Lions Pancake Breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Cosman Center for $6 and free for kids 12 and younger with a paid adult. Car show from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, with registration from 9 to 11 a.m. and awards at 2 p.m. Fireworks at 8:45 p.m. Saturday. Free admission. Carnival mega passes for $60 by Thursday, Sept. 19, or $75 at the fest. huntleyfallfest.com.
Rotary Club of Palatine's Oktoberfest: 5 p.m. to midnight Friday, Sept. 20; noon to midnight Saturday, Sept. 21; and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at Towne Square, Slade and Smith streets, Palatine. Tented festival features authentic German music from Phenix, Die Musikmeisters and Johnny Wagner, food, beverages and activities for all ages. Free. www.palatinerotary.com.
End of Summer Carnival: 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20; 1 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21; and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at 375 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Rides and games, carnival food and unlimited ride specials. All proceeds will benefit Heart Haven Outreach and the American Cancer Society. bolingbrook.com.
Hofbräuhaus Chicago's Seventh Annual Oktoberfest Celebration: Hours vary Friday through Thursday, Sept. 20-26, at Hofbrauhaus Chicago, 5500 Park Place, Rosemont. Nightly live entertainment, freshly brewed beer, food specials and more. On Friday and Saturday nights, patrons can participate in the "Maskrugstemmen" stein-holding contest. Free admission. www.hbchicago.com.
Trash to Treasure Fairs: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, in Huntley's Town Square. Held in conjunction with the Huntley Farmers Market. Shop for antiques, flea market items, crafts, and gently used books and toys. Free. huntley.il.us.
Wheaton French Market: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, in municipal parking lot 3 at Main and Liberty in downtown Wheaton. Family-friendly event features fresh produce, meats and flowers, live music, foodie treats and gifts, crafts and freshly prepared delicacies from local vendors. Free admission. wheatonchamber.com/events.
Didier Farms Pumpkinfest: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily from Saturday, Sept. 21, through Thursday, Oct. 31, at Didier Farms, 16678 W. Aptakisic Road, Lincolnshire. Hayrides, corn maze, pony rides, pig races, Animal Land Zoo, bird-feeding in the parakeet exhibit and more. Free admission; activities require tickets. www.didierfarms.com.
29th Annual Fall Arts & Crafts Adventure: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, in Hodges Park, 101 S. Courtland, Park Ridge. Artists and crafts artists will showcase their work. Free admission. www.americansocietyofartists.info/29th-annual-arts-crafts-adventure.
Farm Fall Festival: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily from Saturday, Sept. 21, through Thursday, Oct. 31, at Windy Acres Farm, 37W446 Fabyan Parkway, Geneva. Family activities along with a farmstand selling market goods, apples, cider doughnuts and more. For admission fees, visit www.windyacresfarmstand.com.
Great Inflatable Race: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 1060 E. Peterson Road, Grayslake. All-inflatable all-ages obstacle run that includes racing over massive inflatables. The first wave/start time is at 9 a.m., and then every 30 minutes throughout the event. $24.99-$29.99. thegreatinflatablerace.com/chicago or www.lcfair.com.
Randall Oaks Fall Festival: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily from Saturday, Sept. 21, through Sunday, Oct. 27, at Randall Oaks Zoo, 1180 N. Randall Road, West Dundee. Corn stalk maze, corn-bin play area, fall treats for purchase and pumpkins for an additional charge. Weekends only: Pumpkin Enrichment for the Animals, bonfires from noon to 5 p.m., face painting from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for $3-$5, and hayrides for $2. Zoo admission $3.50 per resident; $4.25 for nonresidents; free for kids younger than 2. (847) 428-7131 or www.dtpd.org.
Art on the Prairie: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at Warrenville City Hall Complex, off Manning Avenue, Warrenville. Art and music fest featuring artist displays for purchase, artist demos, music, dance, a children's art station and food. Free. warrenvilleparks.org.
DuPage Care Center Fall Festival: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Kenneth Moy DuPage Care Center, 400 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton. This 52nd annual event features a craft sale, kids' games and prizes, garage sale, new and used books, raffle, car show, mum sale, food, entertainment, Animal Services Pet Expo and Open House and more. Free admission. www.dupageco.org/Care_Center/FallFestival.
Fall on the Farm: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 21-22, at Lambs Farm, 14245 W. Rockland Road, Libertyville. Family-friendly event with fall-themed crafts, vendor booths, a tractor display, barrel train rides, music, food and more. $8-$15. www.lambsfarm.org.
Naperville Riverwalk Fine Art Fair: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 21-22, on Jackson between Main and Eagle, and along the Riverwalk in Naperville. The 34th annual juried art exhibition and sale is sponsored by the Naperville Art League. Free admission. downtownnaperville.com.
Passport Europe Festival: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 21-22, at The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Route 53, Lisle. Enjoy live music ranging from Spanish flamenco to Polish polkas and Italian jazz, along with dances from Ireland, Germany and Greece. Try your hand at the Irish sport of hurling. Enjoy authentic European cuisine and explore the Arboretum's collections of trees and plants of Europe. Free with Arboretum admission of $15 adults, $13 seniors 65 and older, $20 kids 2-17, and free for kids 1 and younger. www.mortonarb.org
Stade's Fall Festival: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays in September at Stade's Farm & Market, 3709 W. Miller Road, McHenry. Farm animals, pumpkins, food, pumpkin-barrel train and other family activities. $10-$15; free for kids 2 and younger. www.stadesfarmandmarket.com.
Harvest Pow Wow: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St., Naperville. The 24th annual Midwest SOARRING Foundation event features drum circles, dances, food and vendors. Native American dancers in full regalia; food booths with native food; veterans ceremony; cultural demonstrations; native drum groups; archery; raffles; native flute players; children's crafts from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; flintknapping (arrowhead-making) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Birds of Prey exhibit with SOAR from noon to 5 p.m. Tickets are $12, $9 for seniors and $7 for kids. harvestpowwow.com.
Peck Farm Park's Autumn Fair: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Peck Farm Park, 4038 Kaneville Road, Geneva. Pony rides, a petting zoo, hayrides, crafts, games, a birds-of-prey presentation and more. Climb to the top of the silo, play at Hawks Hollow Nature Playground and visit the Butterfly House. Food, beverages and pumpkins will be available for purchase. Free; some activities require a fee. www.genevaparks.org.
Pets-a-Palooza: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Northwestern Medicine Field, 34W002 Cherry Lane, Geneva. Anderson Animal Shelter's fifth annual daylong celebration for pets and their owners features more than 100 vendors, food trucks, kids' zone with inflatables, pups' play area with lure course, music and more. "Canine Stars" stunt dog show at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Thirty styles of beer for sampling for ages 21 and older. Free. www.andersonanimalshelter.org/pets-a-palooza.
Six Flags Great America Fright Fest: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at Six Flags Great America, 1 Great America Parkway, Gurnee. Daytime hours are family-friendly with trick-or-treat and Halloween crafts. Starting at 7 p.m. there will be haunted mazes, roaming zombies, scary clowns and spooky shows. $59.99-$89.99. sixflags.com/greatamerica.
Autumn Ski Jump: Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 21-22, at Norge Ski Jump, 100 Ski Hill Road, Fox River Grove. Gates open at 11 a.m. Saturday with the Junior Competition and K70 Competition. Sunday features the K70 Big Hill Tournament. Ski jumpers from around the world compete at the 34th annual event on the 70-meter hill. Food trucks both days. Bring blankets and lawn chairs for seating. Entrance buttons, good for both days, cost $10 in advance from local merchants, $11 online or $15 at the gate. Free for kids 12 and younger. www.norgeskiclub.com.
2019 International Festival: Noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 21-22, at The Promenade, 631 E. Boughton Road, Bolingbrook. Inaugural multicultural event featuring culture, music and dance from around the world to encourage and foster multicultural ties. Vendors with crafts, souvenirs and food specific to each participating country. Free. www.shoppingpromenade.com.
Oktoberfest Highland Park: Noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at 600 Central Ave., Highland Park. Entertainment for the family during the day and adult activities, including German music, food and beer, in the evening. Free. downtownhp.com/oktoberfest.
St. Peter Fall Fest: Noon to 4 p.m. and 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at St. Peter Church, 1891 Kaneville Road, Geneva. Morning session features family fun; a $5 wristband for kids 3-14 includes pony rides, petting zoo, Touch-A-Truck, face painting, inflatables and more. Picnic lunch sold separately. Mass will be celebrated at 4:30 p.m. Tickets for the evening session cost $40 in advance or $45 at the door and include dinner catered by Schnitzel Platz and live music by the Paul Windsor Orchestra. Drink and raffle tickets sold separately. For details, contact Melinda Bernhard at firstname.lastname@example.org or (630) 232-0124, ext. 126. squareup.com/store/st-peter-church.
Brew at the Bridge: 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Prairie Point Park, 4120 Plainfield Road, Oswego. Local craft beer enthusiasts are welcome to sample brews while enjoying Fox River views, local food and live music. More than 20 breweries will be featured. Tasting packages and additional tastes can be purchased at the gate. Free admission; $20 or $30 tasting packages available. www.brewatthebridge.com.
Highwood Wine & Beer Walk: 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, in downtown Highwood. The registration and sign-in table opens at noon in front of Highwood City Hall, 17 Highwood Ave. Registered guests will receive a map of participating establishments and a commemorative tasting glass. The glass can be filled at each designated stop with small pours of select craft beers and specialty wines. Stops will be offering complimentary pub fare and special offers. $35-$40. Tickets can be purchased online at www.highwoodchamber.com.
Mighty Oak Celebration: 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Paulus Park, 200 S. Rand Road, Lake Zurich. Join the Ancient Oaks Foundation as they celebrate their 12th year of preserving the area's oak woodlands and open spaces. This family-friendly event will feature a live raptor display, canopy exploration, kids' scavenger hunt, pollinator display, food, beverages, music and more. Free. www.ancientoaksfoundation.org.
Rhythm & Brews: 1 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at The Shell at Reed-Keppler Park, 832 Arbor Ave., West Chicago. Music, beer, bags and food. Special presentations from Voyage, Decaf and 4th Point. Free. www.we-goparks.org.
Jurassic Fest: 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Vaughan Athletic Center, 2121 W. Indian Trail Road, Aurora. An afternoon of dinosaur-inspired activities, including games, crafts, snacks, inflatables and more. $8. www.foxvalleyparkdistrict.org.
Oak Brook Park District Autumn Fest: 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Central Park, 1450 Forest Gate Road, Oak Brook. Fall festival features food, beer, children's activities, yard games, wagon rides and music. Free. www.obparks.org.
Taste of International Festival: 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Grace Community Church, 1100 S. Fairfield Ave., Lombard. Includes live international music, food trucks, games and crafts, bounce house, karaoke contest, photo booth, magic show and other family fun. Free admission. www.gcchurchlombard.com
Bluesmobile Cruise Night: 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Mount Prospect Train Depot, east commuter parking lot, at the corner of Northwest Highway and Emerson Street, Mount Prospect. View classic cars. Sponsored by the Mount Prospect Lions Club. facebook.com/BMBCruiseNights.
Lake Forest Fall Festival: 3 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at City Hall, 220 E. Deerpath, Lake Forest. Local bands, beer, food and fun for all ages. Children's activities include a giant bounce house, arcade games and more. Proceeds will help benefit the Lake Forest Parks and Recreation Department programs. $10; free for kids younger than 5. www.FriendsLFPR.org
Springbrook Celebration & Duck Race: 3 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Springbrook Center, 130 Forest Ave., Itasca. Music, games, beer and wine tastings and nature walks. One duck race raffle chance included with each ticket. Raffle ducks are $10 or three for $25; winner need not be present. Preregistration fee is $15 or $10 per child; day-of fee is $12-$18. www.itascaparkdistrict.com.
St. Peter Oktoberfest: 3 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at St. Peter Lutheran School, 111 W. Olive St., Arlington Heights. An authentic German Oktoberfest with brats, beer and polkas, plus games, prizes, German music and a late-night band. Free admission; food and drink tickets available for purchase. (224) 387-3825.
WaukMojo: 3 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, in Parking Lot D, 101 W. Clayton St., Waukegan. Art bazaar with live music, art and artisans and more. Free. artwauk.com.
Lisle Ale Fest: 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Prairiewalk Pond, west of Main street at Garfield and Burlington avenues, Lisle. Early entry at 3 p.m. More than 80 American beers, live music and food. Also features a large selection of craft Oktoberfest and pumpkin beers. Proceeds benefit the Lisle Area Chamber of Commerce and local service organizations. General admission: $49, designated driver: $15; early entry from 3 to 4 p.m.: $59, designated driver: $20. www.lislealefest.com.
Saturday Cruise Nights: 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Hanover Park Metra West Commuter Lot. See classic, muscle and newer model cars every Saturday night. With live music. Free. hpil.org.
St. Emily "Feastival": 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at St. Emily Parish, 1400 E. Central Road, Mount Prospect. Mass at 5 p.m., followed by food, entertainment, raffles, a beer garden and children's games. $8-$15, includes dinner. www.stemily.org.
Barnfest 2019: 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 1060 E. Peterson Road, Grayslake. Parents, volunteers, teachers and community members come together for a night out to raise money to enhance children's education. Tickets include a barbecue dinner, live music, raffles, auctions and more. 21 and older event. For details, email email@example.com or see www.facebook.com/events/2256065624722878.
Elgin Short Film Festival: 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin. The 11th annual event features the best of preselected films submitted by independent filmmakers. Awards will be presented to the top three films. Red carpet reception at 6 p.m., film screenings starting at 7 p.m. $10. hemmens.org.
America's Heroes Pro Rodeo: 7 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the McHenry County Fair, 11900 Country Club Road, Woodstock. All profits go to The Gary Sinise Foundation: "Honoring Our Defenders, Veterans & First Responders." At the gate: $15 for adults; $10 for kids 5-11, veterans or current military with ID; and free for kids 4 and younger. www.bighatrodeo.com.
Fox Valley Marathon: 7 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, in downtown St. Charles. Tenth annual marathon, half marathon and Fall Final 20 will start at Illinois and First streets. Free to spectators. Race registration is $10-$130 depending on the length of the race. www.fv26.com.
Mount Prospect Lions Club Farmers Market: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at the Mount Prospect Train Depot, Northwest Highway and Emerson Street, Mount Prospect. Features fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers and more. Free. mplions.org.
Geneva French Market: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, in downtown Geneva. Vendors at this open-air market sell vegetables, fruits, flowers, oils, cheeses, tea, baked goods, pasta, homemade soaps, apparel and art. Operated by Bensidoun USA. www.geneva.il.us/calendar.aspx.
ClaySpace Pottery Show: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. Artists exhibit and sell a variety of handmade and one-of-a-kind ceramic pieces such as platters, bowls, wall sculptures, vases, soap dishes and jewelry. ClaySpace is a not-for-profit studio in Lisle. Free with paid $10 parking. www.cantigny.org.
Bluff City Cemetery Walk: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at Bluff City Cemetery, 945 Bluff City Blvd., Elgin. At the 32nd annual event, costumed tour guides will lead visitors, revealing the history of the cemetery along the way. Tickets are $12 in advance; $15 at the gate. Buy tickets at the Elgin History Museum, 360 Park St., and at the two Ace Hardware locations at 215 Spring St. and 1158 Lillian St. (847) 742-4248 or elginhistory.org.
2019 Pet Promenade and Party in the Park: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at Ty Warner Park, 801 Burr Oak Drive, Westmont. Pet-friendly event features a pet parade with awards, sheepherding demonstration and vendors. Free. www.westmont.illinois.gov/calendar.
Primrose Farm Frolic: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at Primrose Farm, 5N726 Crane Road, St. Charles. Demonstrations of butter making, blacksmithing, laundering and wood-stove cooking, plus traditional games and crafts, corn cannon, modern big truck display, straw maze, farm animals, tractor-drawn wagon rides and more at the historic 1930s dairy farm. $6 for ages 2 and older. www.primrosefarmpark.com.
Community Oktoberfest and Arts and Crafts Show: Noon to 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at Petersen Park, 4300 Petersen Park Road, McHenry. McHenry Sunrise Rotary hosts its annual fest at a new location. Live music throughout the day, along with an arts and crafts show, food, beer and more. Admission is $5 for those 13 and older. www.rotary-oktoberfest.com.
Two Brothers Oktoberfest 2019: Noon to 10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at Two Brothers Roundhouse, 205 N. Broadway, Aurora. Raise a glass, stein or boot of beer at the annual Two Brothers Oktoberfest. Free admission. twobrothersbrewing.com/restaurants/roundhouse.
Family Bike Festival: 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at Trek Bicycle Store of Highland Park, 1925 N. Skokie Hwy., Highland Park. Features bike safety demonstrations, helmet checks, a safety course hosted by the Highland Park police and the grand opening ride on Highland Park's first Family Friendly Bikeway at 2 p.m. Other activities include Working Bikes, an organization that finds new homes for old bikes (bring your old bikes to donate) and Aidan's Incredible Bike Creations, showcasing a variety of bike creations that he has built. Also, the Depidy Dawg ice cream truck will be on hand. Free. www.trekhp.com.
Garfield Farm Museum drop-in tours: 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday and Wednesday, Sept. 22 and 25, at Garfield Farm Museum, 3N016 Garfield Road, Campton Hills. Tour the historic farmstead, including the barnyard and 1846 brick tavern. $3-$4. garfieldfarm.org.
Heirloom Apple Fest: 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at Durant House and Sholes School, 37W700 Dean St., St. Charles. Learn about apples popular during the 19th century. Donations of $3 for adults and $1 for kids requested. For details, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (630) 377-6424. www.ppfv.org.
Broken Oar's Car and Bike Show: 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, at the Broken Oar, 614 Rawson Bridge Road, Port Barrington. Bring your custom and classic cars, trucks and bikes, all makes and models. Hosted by Steve Salzman of 95.1 WILL Rock. Free gifts for entries. Free. www.brokenoar.com/events.
Hanover Township Fall Food Truck Festival: 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, on the William Tiknis Campus, 250 S. Route 59, Bartlett. Third annual event features food, carnival games, music and a climbing wall. Benefits Hanover Township's home-delivered meal program. Free admission. www.hanover-township.org.
Harvest Fest: 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at Addison Village Green and Addison Historical Museum, One Friendship Plaza, Addison. Live music, craft and vintage fair, museum open house and children's rides. Food available for purchase from Nuova Italia and Dunkley's Tavern and ice cream from Culver's. Early Illinois Historical Re-Enactment at the Addison Historical Museum at 6 p.m. Rick Lindy's Black & White Night (A Salute to Roy Orbison) at 7 p.m. Free. ithappensinaddison.com
Oktoberfest Beer, Brats and Boats Celebration: 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at Shoreline Sightseeing, 600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago. An Oktoberfest celebration cruise featuring traditional German fare from Paulina Market, Bavarian brews and live German music. $59. www.eventbrite.com.