Oktoberfest beer steins

Embrace the Fall Chill with Autumn Events in Evanston

If you’re anything like us, you’re very excited for fall and all of the beautiful things that it brings — apple cider, bonfires, caramel apples, trick-or-treating, pumpkins…the list goes on and on! Not only is it our favorite time of year for so many reasons, but Evanston is the perfect place to enjoy the colorful autumn leaves and crisp, cool air. Do you need some suggestions to get you started? Say no more! Here are some of our favorite local autumn events in Evanston:

Evanston Oktoberfest

Come out to the farmers’ market on September 29 for an evening of beer, cider, and delicious German food at Oktoberfest! In addition to the culinary delights, there will also be a variety of games and activities, including dancing and live music at this all-ages event.

Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival

If you anticipate the release of pumpkin spice lattes more than you do your own birthday (or if you just really enjoy fall), then be sure to stop by the Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival! Here, you’ll find pumpkin carving, rides, live music, delicious food, costume contests, and so much more. This three-day event, which runs October 10 through October 13, is not only a local tradition, but it’s also a fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois. Admission is $5 per day.

Fall Whiskey Tasting Festival

Whether your poison of choice is scotch or bourbon (or something different), then this event will be right up your alley. The 2019 Chicago Fall Whiskey Tasting Festival is taking place on September 28, and if you’re a fan of whiskey, then you’ll definitely want to go check it out! Make sure to get your tickets first, then head over to the Concrete Cowboy for an evening of sublime whiskeys and meeting fellow aficionados!

Fall is such a beautiful time here in Illinois, and there are so many different ways to enjoy it! Whether you choose to celebrate it with a stein of beer and a fresh pretzel, any of a number of pumpkin-flavored delicacies, or with some fine whiskey, we hope that your fall is absolutely wonderful. Any questions about other autumn events? Let us know! Those of us at The Park Evanston are more than happy to help!

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