Fall festivals in or around Wheaton Illinois.

Autumn Events and Festivals Around Wheaton

The end of summer doesn’t spell the end of enjoyment around here. Quite the opposite, the autumn season brings with it a parade of festivals right in our backyard in Wheaton, perfect for residents of our apartments. Exciting family-friendly festivals are on the horizon, all within easy reach of Wheaton 121.


Cantigny Fall Festival

When: Saturday, October 12th, from 10 am to 4 pm

Where: Cantigny Park, 1 S, 151 Winfield Rd, Wheaton, IL 60189

Details: A mere 10-minute journey from our apartments is the cherished Cantigny Fall Festival. Embrace the lovely autumn with an event suitable for all ages, featuring a surplus of vendors, an array of plants and pumpkins for sale, melodies to delight in, a petting zoo, hayrides, and much more. Additionally, Bertie’s Bistro situated inside the visitor center serves tantalizing autumnal treats.

Tickets/Admission: $5 parking fee per vehicle. Discover more here.


Fall Family Fest

When: Saturday, September 10th, from 9 am to 2 pm

Where: Veterans of Foreign Wars, VFW Post 2164, 0N731 Papworth St, Wheaton, IL 60187

Details: The nearby Fall Family Fest promises a day filled with food, games, and sheer joy, brought to you by the Chippewa District, Three Fires Council, BSA, and Wheaton VFW 2164. It’s a grand invite to all to immerse in the festivities, with a nudge for potential scouts to attend as well.

Tickets/Admission: Entrance is free. Discover more here.


55th Annual Fall Festival

When: Saturday, September 17th, from 10 am to 4 pm

Where: DuPage Care Center, 400 N County Farm Rd, Wheaton, IL 60187

Details: Transitioning back to an in-person format after a cyber presence in previous years, the 55th Annual Fall Festival is earmarked on the calendar a short drive from our apartments. The festival’s lineup includes craft sellers, yard sales, live performances, a raffle, a car display, and the well-loved apple slices courtesy of DuPage Care Center. All proceeds will be directed to the DuPage Care Center Foundation and Recreation Fund.

Tickets/Admission: Find out more here.


October Fest

When: From Friday, September 30th to Sunday, October 2nd (hours vary)

Where: DuPage Event Center & Fairgrounds, 2015 Manchester Road, N County Farm Rd, Wheaton, IL 60187

Details: A stone’s throw away (or a comfortable walk!) is the eagerly awaited October Fest. Immerse yourself in a fun-filled weekend of autumn attractions including a carnival, live tunes, a car exposition, tastings of beer and wine, a selection of food trucks, activities for kids, among others. Musicians scheduled to play include 7th Heaven, Sugar Highway, Vital Signs, Midnight Chaos, and more.

Tickets/Admission: Fees vary with each event. Find out more here.


Many argue autumn is the pinnacle of natural beauty during the year, and with this assortment of festivals beckoning near our Wheaton apartments, it’s your perfect opportunity to bask in the season. Visit Wheaton 121 today to explore our beautiful property and view our expansive layout options.

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