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Fall Fun

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The leaves are changing colors, there is a slight chill in the air, and there are plenty of fun fall activities in Rockford! From bone-chilling haunted houses to leisurely autumn walks through the forest preserves, there is something to do for everyone! Grab your scarf (and maybe a cider donut) and get ready for some Fall Fun in Rockford!

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fall fun-autumnal 

Fall Cooks Tour  |  Sept 24  |  Downtown Rockford  

Locktoberfest  |  Oct 4 - 26 (weekends)  |  Lockwood Park

Scarecrow Harvest Festival  |  Oct 4 - 5  |  Midway Village Museum

Autumn at the Arboretum  |  Oct 5  |  Klehm Arboretum  

Rockford IceHogs Hockey Games  |  Oct 11 - Nov 16 (various days)  |  BMO Harris Bank Center
(Nov 4)  (Nov 8)  (Nov 14)  (Nov 16)

Fall for the Forest Preserves  |  Oct 11  |  Atwood Homestead Forest Preserve

Winnebago Chamber of Commerce 10th Annual Scarecrow & Pumpkin Festival  |  Oct 18  |  Memorial Park

Groove Walk-ing Dead  |  Oct 18  |  Downtown Rockford

Night Sounds: A "Real" Night at the Museum  |  Oct 24  |  Burpee Museum

 

fall fun-spooky

Tinker Swiss Cottage Paranormal Tours  |  Sept 26 - Oct 4  |  Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum

Twisted Crypt Haunted House  |  Sept 26 - Nov 1  |  Twisted Crypt Haunted House

Murder Mystery Night  |  Sept 27  |  Tinker Swiss Cottage

Trail of Screams  |   Oct 3 - Nov 2  |  YMCA Camp Winnebago

Haunted Rockford Bus Tour  |  Oct 11 - Oct 25 (various weekends)  |  Various locations

Zombie Fun Run  |  Oct 18  |  Atwood Park

Spooky Science  |  Oct 25  |  Discovery Center Museum

All Hallows Eve - Trick or Treat  |  Oct 25  |  Midway Village Museum

 

fall fun-entertaining 

Fall Floast on the Kish  |  Sept 27  |  Severson Dells Nature Center

Rockford Oktoberfest  |  Oct 3 - 4  |  Loves Park City Hall

Ethnic Heritage Museum 25th Anniversary Celebration  |  Oct 5  |  Ethnic Heritage Museum

So You Think You Can Dance - Live on Tour  |  Oct 10  |  Coronado Performing Arts Center

14th Annual Rock N' Bowl Car Show  |  Oct 11  |  Don Carter Lanes

Head of the Rock Regatta  |  Oct 12  |  Along the Rock River

Night Hike  |  Oct 17  |  Severson Dells Nature Center

Hiking for Hounds  |  Oct 19  |  Klehm Arboretum

Rockford Symphony Orchestra: Music That Goes Bump in the Night!  |  Oct 25  |  Coronado Performing Arts Center

National Acrobats of the People's Republic of China  |  Oct 27  |  Coronado Performing Arts Center

Taste of Italy  |  Nov 15  |  Midway Village Museum
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Blue Man Group  |  Nov 15  |  Coronado Performing Arts Center
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fall fun-creative 

Historic Walking Tour  |  Sept 26  |  Downtown Rockford

Womanspace presents Jan Phillips Concert & Workshop  |  Sept 26  |  U of I College of Medicine 

American Made Movie  |  Sept 30  |  Nordlof Center's Sullivan Theater

Fall ArtScene  |  Oct 3 - 4  |  Various locations

Cider n' Cinnamon Arts & Crafts Fair  |  Oct 4 - 5  |  Edgebrook

Behind the Brew Tasting Series  |  Oct 9 - Nov 13  |  Burpee Museum
(Nov 13) 

National Fossil Day  |  Oct 11  |  Burpee Museum

Historical Bike Tour of Downtown Rockford  |  Oct 18  |  City Hall

LUNAFEST  |  Oct 23  |  Womanspace

2nd Annual Holidazzle Craft Show  |  Oct 25 - 26  |  Winnebago County Fairgrounds

Rockford Arts & Crafts Holiday Spectacular  |  Nov 15 - 16  |  Indoor Sports Center
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Merry & Bright Events

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