Fall events and activities in the Champaign-Urbana region


A gigantic overview of autumn pleasures for families

Create fall memories your kids won’t forget with apples, pumpkins, spooky Halloween views and more all around Champaign-Urbana

There are a whole bunch of super special things when it comes to falling in Champaign-Urbana. We live among the cornfields and get that perfect blend of all things fall with the falling leaves as a backdrop. Pull out your flannel shirts, pour yourself some hot apple cider, and get ready for all the fall fun you can possibly handle.

Everything falls under the spell of Champaign-Urbana

Pin this page, post it on Facebook, save the link to your home screen, or bookmark this link as this is a page you’ll want to come back to again and again throughout the season. Click on each link below to read what we have prepared for your family this fall. Some topics do not yet have links because the information has not been finalized.

Event calendar

Check out the chambanamoms.com events calendar for a complete list of all the activities planned for this fall in the Champaign-Urbana region.

Fall festivals in Champaign-Urbana and beyond

CU loves fall festivals and we’re even willing to travel a short distance to get to the best. Find out which festivals you can wrap the family up and go to while having fun outdoors, with family, fall.

Giant Pumpkins at Negangard Pumpkin Patch.

Pumpkins, corn mazes and apple picking in Champaign-Urbana and beyond

These three outdoor activities are some of the best when it comes to fall fun. Find out where you can make memories with your family by participating in some old (or new) traditions.

Where to pick apples near Champaign-Urbana

To be even more specific, we unpack all the local orchards where you can uproot and pick apples. Be excited!

Fall fun on a budget

We have plenty of ideas to have fun this fall for free (or at very low prices).

Favorite fall parades around Champaign-Urbana

There are a number of parades around Champaign-Urbana throughout the fall season, but a few stand out as our everyone’s favorites.

Collection of fallen autumn leaves in Champaign-Urbana

Ultimate outdoor fall

The fall weather is perfect for hiking, biking and playing outdoors. This article refers to all our content for nature lovers and outdoor fall.

Where to take fall family photos in Champaign-Urbana

We’ve put our heads together to make a list of our favorite photo spots that are at their best when the leaves start to take color.

Over 10 places to see the fall colors in Champaign-Urbana (and a map of the Fall Foliage Trail)

Although we are not the hills of Vermont, the Champaign-Urbana area has several sites to see the beauty of nature’s changing palette.

Fantastic fall festivals a short drive from Champaign-Urbana

Outside of our immediate area, you can drive a few hours in different directions to catch some truly “next-level” festivals this fall. Here are a few that we want you to know.

Halloween pumpkins

All about Halloween

Halloween events and activities in the Champaign-Urbana region

Halloween may be a day away, but since Champaign-Urbana (including us) is positively spellbound by this haunted party, we’re ready to let the caquet, carving, and candy madness begin!

Haunted houses and more: where to be afraid in Champaign-Urbana

Looking for some super spooky, not so kid friendly Halloween events? This list of spooky events around town is for you,

Trick-or-Treat Times in the Champaign-Urbana area

Find out what the official candy or spell times are in communities in our area as they are announced.

Where to Buy a Heritage Special Breed, Outdoor Turkey or Organic Turkey in Champaign-Urbana

Thanksgiving is coming

Where to order your Thanksgiving turkey in Champaign-Urbana

The only thing better than turkey on Thanksgiving is turkey from a local farm or restaurant! Find out how you can order one before they’re all gone.

The turkey trots in and around Champaign-Urbana

Turkey trots are always popular and this year will bring a combination of virtual trots and in-person races with staggered starts. Find out where and when.


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