Bloomington-Normal’s Family-Friendly Fall Events
You truly can’t beat the crisp, cool air and the beautiful colors that come with the season of fall! Get outside and enjoy these family-friendly fall events here in the Bloomington-Normal area. From pumpkin patches and markets to hayrack rides and shopping local art, there’s something for everyone!
Here are the fall events in our area that you will want to check out:
September and October are the finals months of the outdoor Downtown Bloomington Farmers’ Market. The market takes place 7:30 am until noon on the Museum Square. Refill your pantry with some locally grown fresh vegetables, fruit, baked goods, flowers, and more!
September 27 – October 1
Brüegala is back, but with a twist! It will kickoff September 27th and will be one week long. Each day will start at one of our local breweries and will end with a large wrap-up event in Downtown Bloomington, following the Oktoberfest First Friday event.
The order of events will be as follows — Monday: Keg Grove, Tuesday: Lil Beaver, Wednesday: White Oak, Thursday: Destihl, Friday: Downtown Bloomington 5-9 PM
Friday will consist of local breweries, food trucks, and live music for everyone to enjoy. The blocks on Jefferson and Main will be reserved for the time of the event. Cash Only (ATM onsite)
Rader Family Farms & Ropp Jersey Cheese
Spend a day on Ropp Road! Stop by Rader Family Farms to enjoy vendors and exhibitors who will be sharing their passions and products. Then, hop over to Ropp Jersey Cheese for more fall fun! The Zoo Lady and Aaron’s Balloons will be on site. FREE activities at Ropp include wagon rides, tours, games, baby calves and goats!
Typically held in the summer, Sugar Creek Arts Festival returns to a new fall date! This festival is a juried show of fine art and fine craft featuring 130 exhibitors from across the nation in a variety of disciplines.
Uptown’s annual trick or treat event will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The streets of Uptown will be closed and filled with spooky ghosts and ghouls of the kiddie variety as businesses open their doors to trick-or-treaters in a safe and fun setting.
October 21-23 (Not-So-Scary)
October 29-30 (Scary)
Come out to the Haunted Trail and get spooked! The haunting will take place on Constitution Trail between Vernon Avenue and the Connie Link Amphitheatre.
Get your Halloween spirit in gear and enjoy a Halloween Classic Car show at Miller Park. Bring the kids for a Halloween Goodie Bag as you exit the event. Show off that Halloween costume if you want and enjoy the socially distanced event!
Spooky season is upon us and Downtown Bloomington is excited to bring back its annual trick-or-treat event! Come trick-or-treat at various participating Downtown Bloomington businesses.
Children’s Discovery Museum
Families will enjoy dressing up in costume, trick or treating, spooky science and lots of spooktacular themed hands-on games and activities. The exhibits will be transformed into not-so scary experiences to delight and fright!