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The chill in the air and the days getting shorter means Autumn is here.  Whether you are looking to experience the beautiful colors of Fall, seeking some scary Halloween thrills, or something in-between...Springfield has you covered.

And if you are looking for Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes, Haunted Houses, Hayrides, etc...check out our Pumpkin Patches & Haunts blog for a listing of attractions for a fun Fall experience.

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(SP-Shopping Event, FF-Family Fun, PF-Performance/Concert, FC-Fall Crafts, HS-Historic, 21+-Adults Only)

For more events in Springfield throughout the year click here

(Remember to keep checking back with us as the event list is updated throughout the season!)

Looking for a place to rest your weary bones from all this Fall fun?  Check out our Hotel section.

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9/14: Autumn at Alive! Sip & Shop at Alive on 66 (SP)

9/15: Edgar Allan Poe Night at The Wakery (PF)

9/16: State Street Market Fall Pop-Up on State Street & South Grand (SP)

9/16: Buzz Bomb Oktoberfest at Buzz Bomb Brewing Co

9/16: The Dinner Detective: Murder Mystery Show at Maldaner's 

9/16-9/17: Clayville Fall Festival at Clayville Historic Site (FF, HS, FC)

9/20-9/24: Ethereal Evenings: Celebrating the Fall Equinox at Ad Astra Wine Bar & Market

9/22: Friday Night @ The Farm (Hocus Pocus) at Bomke's Patch (FF)

9/23: Forest Therapy at Lincoln Memorial Gardens

9/29: Friday Night @ The Farm (Hocus Pocus 2) at Bomke's Patch (FF)

9/29: Moonlight Meander at Lincoln Memorial Gardens (21+)

9/30: Halloween Horror Makeup Tutorial at Dabble Springfield 

10/1: Echoes of Yesteryear: A Walk through Oak Ridge Cemetery (HS)

10/5: Tales from the Vault: The Haunted Museum at the Illinois State Museum (HS)
10/5: Candle Making Class at Danenberger Family Vineyards (FC)

10/6: Friday Night @ The Farm (Hotel Transylvania) at Bomke's Patch (FF)

10/6: First Fridays: Witches Night Out in Downtown Springfield (SP)

10/6-10/7: New Salem Candlelight Walk at Lincoln's New Salem Historic Site (FF, HS)

10/7: Trick or Treat Crochet at Edwards Place (FC)

10/7: Fall Artisan & Antique Market at the The Brinkerhoff Mansion (SP)

10/7: Halloween Horror Makeup Tutorial at Dabble Springfield 

10/7:  The Dinner Detective: Murder Mystery Show at Maldaner's 

10/7: Ghoul's Night Out: A Monster Drag Ball at Dumb Records

10/7: This Is Fae Propaganda 2: The Goblin Invasion at Buzz Bomb Brewing Co. 

10/7-10/8: Fall Harvest Festival at Lincoln Memorial Gardens (FF, FC)

9/16-10/14: Saturday Fall Bird Hikes at Lincoln Memorial Gardens

10/12-10/14: Nightfall with Edgar Allen Poe at the Hoogland Center for the Arts (PF)

10/13-10/14: Frights Action Park at Knights Action Park

10/13: Friday Night @ The Farm (Addams Family) at Bomke's Patch (FF)

10/13: Spooktacular Soiree at The Wakery

10/13: Friday the 13th Haunted Party at Ad Astra Wine Bar & Market

10/14: Illinois Product Fall Market at the Illinois State Fairgrounds (FF, SP)

10/14: Oak Ridge Cemetery Tree Tour at Oak Ridge Cemetery (FF, HS)

10/14: Boo Bark Party at Stuart Park (FF)

10/14: 'Shoetober Fest at Robin Roberts Stadium (21+)

10/14: Capital City Improv presents HallowTeen at the Hoogland Center for the Arts (PF, FF)

10/14-10/15: Carve for the Carillon at the Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon (FF, FC)

10/20: Halloween Ice Jamz at Nelson Center Ice Rink (FF)

10/20-10/21: Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at the Thomas Rees Memoria Carillon (FF)

10/20-10/21: Frights Action Park at Knights Action Park

10/20-10/22: Showdown at Edwards Saloon: Murder Mystery Dinner at Edwards Place (21+)

10/21: The Harvest at The Gables (SP, FF)

10/21: Pumpkin Decorating Contest & Viewing at B's Creative Studio (FF, FC)

10/21: Howl-o-Ween Dog Costume Contest & Party at Obed & Isaac's Microbrewery & Eatery 

10/21: Adams Family Culture Crawl on Adams Street in Downtown Springfield

10/21: Spooky Trails-Pirates Cove at YMCA Camp Wa-Kon-Tah (FF)

10/21: The Vampire's Ball at the Pasfield House (21+)

10/22: Howl-O-Ween Party at Buzz Bomb Brewing Company

10/24: Little Lincoln's Fireside Tales: Halloween at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library (HS)

9/8-10/27: Friday Night Fall Star Parties at UIS Observatory (FF)

9/10-10/29: Sunday Night Accessible Fall Star Parties (scheduled as needed) (FF)

9/9-10/28: Old Capitol Farmers Market (Wednesdays & Saturdays) in Downtown Springfield (SP)

10/27: A Haunted Halloween Art Show at Ad Astra Wine Bar & Market

10/27:  The Dinner Detective: Murder Mystery Show at Maldaner's 

10/27: Monster Mash Halloween Dance at Erin's Pavilion (FF)

10/27: Ricki & Blaze's Halloween Invasion at Dumb Records (PF)

10/27-10/28: Zoolie Ghoulie at Henson Robinson Zoo (Free Shuttle provide by SMTD on Saturday) (FF)

10/27-10/28: Frights Action Park at Knights Action Park

10/28: Fall Festival at Lincoln's New Salem Historic Site (FF, HS)

10/28: Trick or Treat at the Governor's Mansion (FF)

10/28: Lincoln Home Trick or Treat at Lincoln Home National Historic Site (FF, HS)

10/28: trick-ART-treat at DIM Art House (FF)

10/28: 6th Annual Halloween Parade in Downtown Springfield (FF)

10/28: VaVa's Simply Eerie-sistable Show at The Brinkerhoff Mansion (PF)

10/28-10/29: Hallowpalooza at Kidzeum of Health & Science (FF)

10/29: The Phantom of the Opera 1925 Silent Film w/Live Organ Music at the Hoogland Center for the Arts (PF)

9/5-12/15: Botanical Garden Group Tours (reserved in advance) at Washington Park Botanical Gardens

10/30: Halloween Safety Event outside the Springfield Police Department Downtown (FF)