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Fall Events in Rockford

Fall Into Fun

The air is crisp and so are the apples: It's fall in Rockford! From apple orchards to community festivals, there is an endless supply of activities in our region.

Jump to category:   Apple Picking   |   Fall Colors   |   Fall Events

Apple Picking

Gather the family together and spend the afternoon in the outdoors picking some fresh, local apples!

Curran's Orchard - More than a dozen varieties of apples are just waiting to be plucked at this local orchard!

Edwards Apple Orchard West - In addition to the 18 varieties of apples available at the orchard, they also have weekend tractor rides into the orchard.

Valley Orchard - This 35-acre family-owned orchard has approximately 5,000 apple trees.

Fall Colors

Enjoy the leaves changing colors in the Rockford region at one of these peaceful, outdoor locations!

Anderson Japanese Gardens - 12-acre Japanese garden voted one of the best in North America

Atwood Park - 334 acres of land with woodland, prairie, river and marsh habitats

Forest Preserves of Winnebago County - 42 forest preserves covering over 10,300 acres in the area

Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden - 155-acre living museum full of gardens and rare trees

Nygren Wetland Preserve - 721-acre tract near the confluence of the Rock River and Pecatonica River and an important stopover and nesting spot for many species of birds

Pecatonica Prairie Path & Bike Trail - 29.5-mile long biking, hiking and nature trail extending from Illinois Route 75 to the Village of Winnebago

Perryville Recreation Path - Hop on this 14.9 mile path which is built through the Keeling-Puri Peace Plaza and connects to the 1.4 mile loop at Midway Village.

Rock Cut State Park - Beautiful Illinois state park with two lakes that set off the park's 3,092 acres

Rock River Recreation Path - Built at the bicentennial community project in 1976, this ten mile paved path winds along the Rock River and beside Sinnissippi Gardens.

Stone Bridge Trail - Built on a former rail bed dating back to the 1850s, this path provides a crushed limestone pathway through rural countryside.

Festivals & Events

There's no better way to celebrate fall than taking a hayride, building your own scarecrow, or drinking hot cider while doing some afternoon shopping. Pack your fall full of fun by attending these local events and festivals!
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