Summer in Chicago may be synonymous with festivals, but they’re not over just yet: From Oktoberfests to a celebration of dumplings in all forms, make room on your calendar for these five festivals coming to (or near) Chicago this fall.
September 30, 3 to 10 p.m.
If you’d rather tuck into seafood than schnitzel, this one’s for you. But don’t let the name fool you—the 28th annual Oyster Fest Presented by Shaw’s Crab House delivers more than just oysters (though fans can slurp down three options from each coast). Make your way to different tents to sample lobster rolls, jambalaya, crab cakes, and fish tacos. Then, wash it all down with wine, cocktails, or beer from Michigan’s Founders Brewing Co. 21 E. Hubbard St., 312-527-2722