It’s fall y’all! And it’s one of our favorite seasons in the Rockford region! Nestled along the banks of the Rock River sits our pretty city, full of fall foliage, amazing apple orchards, delicious farmer’s markets, golf, biking, hiking and more!  Here's our fall bucket list to make the most out of the fall season in the Rockford region. Share what you like about the Fall season with us by tagging @GoRockford on Facebook and Instagram.

  1. Go leaf peeping at one of the Winnebago County Forest Preserves
  2. Feeling fally? Sip on a caramel, apple butter, chai + cider drinks at the cutest little coffee shop in Pecatonica, Rosies’s Coffee Co.
  3. Indulge in a warm apple cider donut at Edward’s Apple Orchard
  4. Try a mouthwatering cider slushie at Curran’s Orchard
  5. Canoe or kayak the Kishwaukee or Sugar Rivers
  6. Go on a guided hike at Kieselburg Forest Preserve on September 6
  7. Let the pup have some fun at the Midtown Dog Walk on September 7 near Ernie’s Midtown Pub
  8. Pick (and eat!) Honey Crisp, Gala and McIntosh apples along with “you pick” raspberries at Valley Orchard
  9. Feeling hot, hot, hot? Stop by Tamale Fest on September 9
  10. Stay rad and book a fall wakeboard sesh at West Rock Wake Park
  11. Browse and purchase beautiful art at Greenwich Village Art Fair, September 16 & 17
  12. Catch an Ice Hogs game (they start on October 13!)
  13. Find treasures at the Fall Pec Thing in Pecatonica, September 17 & 18
  14. Howl at the Moon and attend a Night Hike at Oak Ridge Forest Preserve on September 29
  15. Load up your bike and hit the trails (Perryville Rec Path, Pecatonica Prairie Trail, Atwood Park and more)
  16. Take a stroll downtown Rockford and capture those mural selfies (make sure to sign-up for the Rockford Public Art Trail)
  17. Go back in time during Midway Village Museum’s World War II Days, September 30-October 1
  18. Take in the serene view and fall vibes at Rock Cut State Park
  19. Sip some cider and smell the cinnamon at Cider N’ Cinnamon Arts & Craft Fair, October 7 & 8 at Edgebrook Shopping Center
  20. Enjoy the leaves changing colors at Anderson Japanese Gardens
  21. Ready for some comfort food? Try the Norwegian, Ambiance or Lydia’s Café
  22. See rare trees and leaf peep at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden
  23. Support your local farmer and fill up your pantry before the winter at the local farmer’s markets
  24. Ride a hayride or try the corn maze at Fall on the Farm in  Lockwood Park every Saturday in October
  25. Explore rare dinosaurs at Burpee Museum
  26. Get Oktoberfest on tap and enjoy a beer along the beautiful Rock River at Prairie Street Brewhouse
  27. Don’t miss Dropkick Murphys live in concert at the BMO Center, October 20
  28. Trick or Treat in a Victorian Village at Midway Village, October 21
  29. See Swiss architecture up close and personal at Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum
  30. Put your boat in the beautiful Rock River and view the fall foliage 

Anderson Japanese Gardens Bridge