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.
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.
Enjoy food, drink, music, fire pits and more!
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 Märzen||Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier||Franziskaner Weissbier|
|Tighthead Oktoberfest||Rogue Batsquatch Hazy IPA||Schlafly Pumpkin Ale|
|Schöfferhofer||Generations Red Oktober|
Lunch Menu (through 4pm)
|Smokehouse||Brat Haus||La Casita|
|BBQ Pulled Pork||Knackwurst||Street Tacos
(choice of chicken, pork, or sofritas)
|Smoked Brisket||Smoked Thuringer Sausage||Elotes|
|Mac 'n' Cheese||Bavarian Pretzel||Churros|
|Corn on the Cob||Cheese & Potato|
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.
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 served with German mustard and German beer cheese sauce.
7 – 10 pm: Howl2Go, the official traveling version of Howl at the Moon’s dueling pianos
Family Fun & Crafts
Friday and Saturday
4 – 11 pm:
- Giant Tumbling Tower
- 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)
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!
Visit the Cantigny Outpost at this event and the Visitors Center for exclusive Cantigny-logo items and other fun merchandise!