Fall in Illinois is a beautiful time of year. As the leaves begin to change color and the temperatures become cool and comfortable, it makes you want to get out and enjoy everything the local area has to offer. Just 30 minutes from both Chicago and Naperville, Beacon Hill’s convenient Lombard location provides a plethora of ways to celebrate fall in the community.
Fall in Lombard, Illinois
Whether fall means festive foods, football games or crisp nights spent near the fire, the change of seasons is a welcome relief from hot and humid summer days. Especially exceptional in Illinois, there is a way for everyone to celebrate autumn across the state. The community at Beacon Hill and the surrounding Lombard area have plenty of fall activities that stand out among the rest.
Fall Activities & Events in Lombard & DuPage County
If you’re looking for ways to celebrate fall around Lombard and DuPage County, here are some of the top options near you:
Polka lovers rejoice! Lombard’s OctoberBest is back to help you celebrate everything fall. Musical guest, Die Kellerknaben, will be playing classic polka music that the whole family can sing and dance to. Bring an appetite because all the fall staples are available, including apple cider and fresh apple strudel.
Date: >Friday, September 24, 2021
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Sheldon Peck Historical Homestead: 355 E Parkside Ave, Lombard, IL
Just a short drive from Lombard, Naperville’s Oktoberfest is packed with traditional food, live music and authentic German beer. Beyond the fun for adults, there’s an expanded children’s area that features fun and games for all ages.
Date: Friday, October 1 & Saturday, October 2, 2021
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Location: Naper Settlement: 523 S Webster St, Naperville, IL
Lombard Fall Fest
Lombard Fall Fest is a free event, packed with different activities for all ages. Among the most popular are the Howl-a-Weenie Competition for the best costumed dog, as well as a round of Boo Bingo that takes place at the Lombard Community Building.
This event is also dedicated to a good cause. Attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items or cash donations for the Lombard/Villa Park Food Pantry. All donations will go to help families in need.
Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Lombard Common: 433 E St Charles Rd, Lombard, IL
Cantigny Fall Fest
After being canceled in 2020, the Cantigny Fall Fest is back for 2021. Among the unique attractions are a giant juggling scarecrow, hay rides and a plant sale. With tons of interactive entertainment options, the whole family is encouraged to attend.
Date: Saturday, October 9, 2021
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Cantigny Park: 1S151 Winfield Rd, Wheaton, IL
Warrenville Fall Fest
When it comes to fall, you can’t forget about Halloween! The Warrenville Fall Fest is in full spooky spirit with their costume parade and best costume awards. While you’re there you can enjoy games, crafts and live music. They’ll even have free taffy apples for all attendees.
Date: Friday, October 29, 2021
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Warrenville Park District: 3S260 Warren Ave, Warrenville, IL
Lombard Turkey Shoot
Competitors of all ages are encouraged to come and showcase their basketball shooting skills at the 10th Annual Lombard Park District Turkey Shoot. Participants in the Hot Shot contest will shoot the ball from different spots on the court and are awarded points for each shot made. Prizes will be given to participants in every age division, including a turkey for the winner!
Date: Saturday, November 13, 2021
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location: Madison Meadow Athletic Center: 500 E Wilson Ave, Lombard, IL
Additional Fall Activities Near Lombard
You don’t have to attend a festival to celebrate fall in Lombard. There are plenty of local attractions you can take in on your own time. Here are some of the top available options in the area:
Harvest Moon Viewing
Sometimes keeping it simple is the best way to celebrate. This year a full moon falls just before Halloween on Wednesday, October 20th. Whether you’re watching from your balcony at Beacon Hill or cozied up on the couch with a mug of hot cocoa, it’s easy to enjoy this natural wonder.
You can always head to the grocery store to pick out a pumpkin, but why not visit the farm instead? There are several options just a short drive from Lombard. One of the most well-known is Sonny Acres Farm. Originally founded in 1883, this popular pumpkin patch is family owned and operated, and features numerous other attractions.
Corn Maze & Hayrides
Get your fill of fall at Konow’s Corn Maze. Located south of Lombard in Homer Glen, people come from far and wide to put themselves to the test in the corn maze. They offer two maze options: a 3.4 mile labyrinth of twists and turns, and a smaller 0.4 mile experience for those who want a more casual experience. Admission also includes access to hayrides, train rides and much more.
Celebrate Fall at Beacon Hill
Beacon Hill is a tight-knit community that feels like home as soon as you step through the door. With a true neighborhood feel, our residents create the active and engaged experience they want to live.
As the seasons change, there are always plenty of fun community activities to get involved in. With a focus on wellness, our team will help you accomplish your personal goals. We also offer a top-quality dining experience with chef-inspired menus and multiple venues for celebratory occasions.
If you would like to learn more about life at Beacon Hill, we’re here to answer your questions. Contact us today to start the conversation and find out what makes our community so exceptional.