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2023 Frankfort Fall Festival

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2023 Frankfort Fall Festival Guidebook

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The 55th Annual Frankfort Fall Festival returns September 2nd-4th, 2023!

Garden Area

Each year during Labor Day weekend, over 250,000 visitors gather to the charming Village of Frankfort to enjoy the Frankfort Fall Festival. The festival welcomes over 300 artisans from all over the United States to exhibit their elite products and services.

In addition, many of Frankfort’s local organizations collaborate by sponsoring special events that highlight Frankfort Fall Festivities. ADMISSION IS FREE and there is something for everyone from carnival rides to main stage entertainment, to walking tacos and funnel cakes, Frankfort Fall Fest has it ALL!


2023 Frankfort Fall Festival Information

Volunteer Information

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Artisan Information

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2023 Frankfort Fall Festival Artisans

2023 Carnival Safety Guidelines

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Volunteer Information

Frankfort Fall Fest is coordinated by the Frankfort Chamber of Commerce, but could not be run without the support of our nearly 200 volunteers! There is more than enough room on our team!

If you have any questions, please call the Chamber at 815-469-3356.

Our Breidert Green Entertainment Stage is a family-friendly space to listen to some tunes, relax, and have a bite to eat under the shaded tent. Rest assured, there is truly something for everyone to enjoy!

Saturday 9/2

11 am-1 pm: The Muddsharks

2 pm-3:30 pm: Dad Strength

3:45 pm: Enrico's Spaghetti Eating Contest Championship

4:30 pm-6 pm: Bad Mojo Band

Sunday 9/3

11 am-1 pm: One Foot In

2 pm-3:30 pm: Grace & John

4:30 pm-6 pm: 4Cast

Monday 9/4

10 am-Noon: Spotlight Arts Collective

1 pm-3 pm: Whiskeyfist

Located on North Oak Street.
Friday night concert:  Gate opens at 6pm, band starts at 8pm, 21 and older only, $10 admission

Sat-Mon: free admission, all ages during daytime Fest hours

Sat-Sun: 6pm - close, 21 and older only, $10 admission

The Garden Entertainment

Friday 9/1

8pm-11pm: Gone to Paradise (The Ultimate Jimmy Buffet Tribute)

Saturday 9/2

2pm-5pm: The Macy Brothers

8pm-11pm: Simply Elton (Elton John Tribute)

Sunday 9/3

2pm-5pm: Related Rhapsody

8pm-11pm: One of These Nights (Eagles Tribute)

Monday 9/4

1pm-3pm: Frankfort Brass Band

Saturday, September 2nd: 10:00 am-6:00 pm

Sunday, September 3rd: 10:00 am-6:00 pm

Monday, September 4th: 10:00 am-4:00 pm

One of the most beloved parts of Fall Fest weekend is our annual parade. This year, the parade will kick off at 1:00 pm on Sunday, September 3rd.  Please join us as we celebrate this year's theme, "The Fall Fest Family"

Parade Route Map

Parade Drop-Off Map


Our Food Court, conveniently located between The Garden and the Breidert Green, is run entirely by local civic organizations in conjunction with local businesses. So you can feel good grabbing a bite to eat at Fall Fest because you know you will be helping our local non-profits.

Aurelio's Pizza: Oak Street & Nebraska 

Beverages Only:

  • Frankfort Brass Band: Booth HL7
  • New Life Church Cadets: Booth 720

Click the map below to explore our food court menus!

We also have a variety of downtown and area restaurants. Click here to explore the full Fall Fest map, or stop by the Information Booth for recommendations!)

There are multiple ATM Machines located around the fest in the following locations: 

  • East side of North Oak Street at Old Plank Trail in The Garden
  • Main Entrance to Old Plank Trail Tavern on West Kansas Street
  • West side of White Street at Old Plank Trail

Provided courtesy of Old Second Bank

Street Closures

Parking is available with shuttle bus service to the Festival: Grassy Lot - U.S. Route 45 (La Grange Road) and Nebraska Street - $10.00 donation to Frankfort Boy Scout Troop #270 It is a 1/2 mile walk to the fest on sidewalks or Old Plank Trail.

Shuttle Bus Service to/from Boy Scout Lot Bus Service to the Festival area with drop-off and pick-up in the Prairie Park Lot at White Street & Elwood Street. Shuttle Bus Service runs continuously on Saturday & Sunday from 9am to 8pm and Monday from 9am to 5pm.

Handicap Parking (appropriate permit must be displayed): Parking is available in one location at the Trolley Barn Parking Lot; located at Nebraska Street and Center Road - $15 fee to Operation Playground & Lincoln-Way Marching Arts Parent Alliance.


*Wednesday, August 30th

  • 5:00pm-9:00pm. POP All Hours- $33

*Thursday, August 31st

  • 5:00pm-9:00pm. POP All Hours- $33

**Friday, September 1st

  • 3:00pm-5:00pm Special Needs Day
  • 5:00pm-9:30pm

Saturday, September 2nd

  • 12:00pm-9:30pm

Sunday, September 3rd

  • 12:00pm-9:30pm

*Monday, September 4th

  • 12:00pm-5:00pm. POP All Hours- $33

*Pay one price (POP) is on Wednesday, Thursday & Monday
**Special needs children are admitted only from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. For questions pertaining to this please contact the Frankfort Fire Association.

1 Coupon-  $1.50

20 Coupons-  $28.00

50 Coupons-  $65.00

(Rides accept 2-4 Coupons)

POP (Pay One Price unlimited ride band)

** FFPD 50th Anniversary Promo: 1st 50 guests in line Fri. & Sat. receive One Free Ride Coupon

First Aid is available in two locations 10am - 6pm (after 6pm dial 911 for emergency assistance) Frankfort Chamber of Commerce Office located at the Corner of Kansas Street and Hickory Street. One North White Street located at North White Street & the Old Plank Trail.

To inquire about a lost item go the Frankfort Chamber of Commerce Office, at the intersection of Kansas & Hickory

For assistance in locating a lost child or parent: Look for a yellow-shirted Frankfort Fall Festival Volunteer; or go to the Frankfort Chamber of Commerce Office, located at the intersection of Kansas & Hickory Street; or go to the Information Booth at the intersection of Kansas & Oak Street.

For the safety of your pets and visitors, NO pets, with the exception of service animals.

Two official, shaded rest tents are located at Breidert Green next to our Food Court. Enjoy Breidert Green's entertainment stage as you savor samplings from our Food Court and relax in the shade.

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