16 German Festivals In Illinois You Don’t Want To Miss This Fall

If you know anything about Illinois’ heritage, it should come as no surprise that German festivals are some of the most popular in the state. Locals look forward to these beer and food fairs every year, and fall is the perfect time for them.

If you love festivals, these are the 16 Oktoberfests you should attend in Illinois. Keep scrolling for dates and other details.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

If you’re as excited about autumn as we are, check out these eight state parks and how they look in the fall.

Which of these German festivals is closest to your hometown? Share your experiences and photos with us!