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October Fest

Saturday, September 30 | 3-9P | Central Athletic Complex

This event is held in conjunction with the Light the Torch Night Run.
Event Features pumpkin painting, food and beer garden, small rides, and live performances by Vest Dance Troupe, The Wayouts and Wurst Kase Scenario.

October Fest is a Charitable Event | Event proceeds benefit the DuPage County Historical Museum Foundation.



Parking for October Fest is available in downtown parking garages located at Liberty & Cross and Wesley & Hale.

Please note: streets adjacent to the area will be impacted by Light the Torch 5K Night Run, which steps off at Reber & Illinois at 7P.

Illinois Liquor Commission Guidelines

In accordance with the Illinois Liquor Commission Guidelines, only the equivalent of 2 beverages can be distributed to an October Fest guest at one time. October Fest reserves the right to refuse additional beverages to individuals exhibiting signs of over-intoxication in accordance with the Illinois Liquor Commission Rules and Guidelines.


Due to the nature of the event, pets of any kind are not allowed at October Fest. This rule is strictly enforced for the safety of the animals and patrons.

If you require a service dog, please check in at the Concession Stand.


October Fest is a rain or shine event.

Partner With Us

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Margie Wilhelmi at [email protected] or 630-510-4984.


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