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Cantigny Fall Festival

South Parking Lot
Friday, October 13: 4 pm – 11 pm
Saturday, October 14: 10 am – 11 pm
Sunday, October 15: 10 am – 4 pm

LOCATION CHANGE – We’ve got you covered… literally! Our rainproof tents will keep the warm vibes and cold brews going. The fun won’t stop, and will be moved from the Parade Field to the South Parking Lot for additional coverage. All food, drink, performances, the kids craft, and petting zoo will be under tents.



Family Fun & Crafts


Fall Flowers & Plant Sale


For the first time, our fall festival will be an entire weekend! The fun begins Friday night, October 13, from 4 – 11 pm featuring German-style food and beer, with live music under a big tent on the Cantigny parade field! Hang out in the tent or cozy up on the Adirondacks around a firepit or play lawn games outside of the tent. We’ll do it again on Saturday night after a fun day featuring 100 craft vendors, hayrides, petting zoo, live music and entertainer, kids’ craft, pumpkin and plant sales. Our three-day festival concludes at 4 pm on Sunday with another full day of colorful, seasonal fun for the whole family. Delicious food options prepared by Cantigny’s culinary team will also be available during the day throughout the weekend.

Friday Admission

Saturday Admission

Sunday Admission


Enjoy food, drink, music, fire pits and more!


Soft Drinks 
Choose a 16 oz. draft or a 4×4 oz. flight

Limited edition 25 oz. souvenir beer stein (Pre-purchase with advanced parking fee and save!)

Draft Beer List

While supplies last. More varieties to be added soon!

Spaten MärzenHofbräu OktoberfestbierFranziskaner Weissbier
Tighthead OktoberfestRogue Batsquatch Hazy IPASchlafly Pumpkin Ale
SchöfferhoferGenerations Red Oktober

Lunch Menu (through 4pm)

SmokehouseBrat HausLa Casita
BBQ Pulled PorkKnackwurstStreet Tacos
(choice of chicken, pork, or sofritas)
Smoked BrisketSmoked Thuringer SausageElotes
Mac 'n' CheeseBavarian PretzelChurros
Corn on the CobCheese & Potato

Dinner Menu

Knackwurst Dinner 
Two knackwurst with pan gravy, warm kraut, German mustard and buttered new potatoes. Served with two pretzel rolls.
Smoked Thuringer Dinner 
Two smoked sausages with sauteed onions and buttered new potatoes. Served with two pretzel rolls.
Hungarian Goulash 
Hearty goulash stew with chunks of beef, onions, peppers and spatzle. Served with two pretzel rolls.
Cheese & Potato Pierogi Dinner 
Pan fried pierogis with fried onions and pan gravy. Served with two pretzel rolls.
Bavarian Pretzel 
Bavarian pretzel served with German mustard and German beer cheese sauce.

Music Schedule


7 – 10 pm: Howl2Go, the official traveling version of Howl at the Moon’s dueling pianos


10 am – 12 pm: Jimmy’s Bavarians
12 – 1 pm: Jeanie B!
1 – 4 pm: Jimmy’s Bavarians
7 – 10 pm: Howl2Go, the official traveling version of Howl at the Moon’s dueling pianos


10 am – 12 pm: Jimmy’s Bavarians
12 – 1 pm: ScribbleMonster
1 – 4 pm: Jimmy’s Bavarians

Family Fun & Crafts

Friday and Saturday

4 – 11 pm:

  • Giant Tumbling Tower
  • Cornhole
  • Giant Connect Four

Saturday and Sunday

10 am – 4 pm:

  • 100+ Craft vendors
  • Petting Zoo (fees apply)
  • Hay Rides (fees apply)
  • Plant Sales
  • Craft (fees apply)

Saturday Performances

10 am – 12 pm: Stilt Walking
12:35 – 1:10 pm: Comedy Juggling and Variety Show
1:30 – 3 pm: Big Bubble Making

Fall Flowers & Plant Sale

Garden enthusiasts can stroll through Cantigny’s gardens to see mums and other fall blooms and enjoy the changing of the leaves. Stop by the parade field for plant sales from Cantigny’s horticulture team!

Pop-up Shopping!

Visit the Cantigny Outpost at this event and the Visitors Center for exclusive Cantigny-logo items and other fun merchandise!