Lincoln Park Zoo Fall Fest

Lincoln Park Zoo Fall Fest
Friday, Oct 29, 2021 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Lincoln Park Zoo
2001 North Clark Street
$3 each, $27 for 10, $51 for 20

Dive into the wonderful world of autumn, from picking the perfect pumpkin to sipping festive drinks, with Lincoln Park Zoo's annual Fall Fest. This free, family-friendly celebration is full of harvest days fun this October. Fest guests can enjoy a pumpkin walk, live pumpkin carvers, a festive pop-up bar, animal chats, musical entertainment and more!

Paid Experiences

AT&T Endangered Species Carousel
The AT&T Endangered Species Carousel features 48 artisan-crafted wooden animals and two chariots.

Lionel Train Adventure
The trackless 28-passenger train crosses over a quaint country bridge and wends its way past forest and canyon scenery before returning to a red brick station.

Pumpkin Patch
Nothing says fall like the perfect pumpkin. Whether you're carving a jack-o-lantern or making some delicious pie this autumn, your adventure starts at Lincoln Park Zoo.

Patches' Pumpkin Bar & Grill
Bird's Eye Bar & Grill will transform into an over-the-top fall pop-up inspired by the color and ambience of the autumn season. Festive food, drinks, and décor will line each corner giving you spectacular views of the brand new Pepper Family Wildlife Center.

Caricatures & Face Painting
Dive face first into autumn with artistic designs ranging from glowing jack-o-lanterns to spooky monsters.

Caramel Apple & S'mores Station
Cozy up with the comforts of fall food by designing your own caramel apple creation or warming up with s'mores by the fire.

Free Experiences

Instagram Photo Contest

The fall season is one of the most beautiful times to visit Lincoln Park Zoo, and we want to invite you to share your photos for a chance to win fun prizes! Visit Lincoln Park Zoo during Fall Fest and post a photo at any of our photo stops listed below on Instagram anytime between October 8 and October 31. More information here

Daily Activities
Seal Training and Feeding 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Ape Cognition and Care 1:30 p.m.

Pumpkin Enrichment
11 a.m. - Chimpanzee at Regenstein Center for African Apes
3 p.m. - Domestic Goats at Farm in the Zoo