Fall Festival | John Deere Historic Site

Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 9:00 am until Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 5:00 pm
Fall Festival | John Deere Historic Site

Celebrate Fall in Grand Detour

The John Deere Historic Site is celebrating the harvest season with its annual Fall Festival on Saturday, October 12 from 9 am – 5 pm.  Guests will enjoy a variety of Fall activities. Decorate pumpkins, bob for apples, play a variety of old-fashioned kids games,and tour the grounds and exhibits while at the site.

Covered wagon rides, too

This year’s event will also feature covered wagon rides throughout the day and a petting zoo with farm animals. In addition to these special activities, the Historic Site will feature a colorful fall photo opportunity area. Be sure to bring cameras to capture seasonal photos of the kids and family. Staff at the site will also be dressed in Pioneer-era costumes, adding to the historic ambiance experienced while strolling through more than six acres of John Deere’s original Illinois homestead.

Register for the Passport Program

Fall Festival attendees should also register for the John Deere Attraction’s Passport Program while at the Historic Site. The new program, launched earlier this year, is designed to help guests commemorate their trips to visit John Deere by collecting seals and stamps in their personal passport booklet. Participation in the program is completely free and visitors earn gifts and discounts along the way.


The Historic Site offers free admission, making this an exceptional family outing. 

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