Free Lincoln Park Zoo Fall Fest
When: Fridays–Sundays, October 8–31, 2021 and Monday, October 11 (Columbus Day) 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Where: Lincoln Park Zoo, 2001 N Clark St, (312) 742-2000.
Admission to the Lincoln Park Zoo is always free. Some of the Fall Fest events are free and some require tickets. See below. Activity tickets are: $4 for 1; $36 for 10; $69 for 20. They will go on sale on October 1, 2021.
This harvest-themed event will feature a variety of attractions across the main zoo grounds and at the Farm-in-the-Zoo. Activities include:
Instagram photo contest
Live professional pumpkin carvers
Patches’ Pumpkin Bar & Grill
Delicious festive food & beverage options
Face painting & caricatures
AT&T Endangered Species Carousel rides
Lionel Train Adventure rides
Paid Experiences (*Select Fall Fest attractions will remain open during the week)
AT&T Endangered Species Carousel* 1 ticket required per person
Lionel Train Adventure* 1 ticket required per person
Pumpkin Walk A beautifully decorated path carved with professional pumpkins wind around the beautiful gardens inside Pritzker Family Children’s Zoo. This unique experience will take place Friday, October 8 through Sunday, October 31. Professional pumpkin carvers will be on site each Saturday & Sunday (October 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, and 31) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 1 ticket required per person
Pumpkin Patch* Pumpkin prices vary
Patches’ Pumpkin Bar & Grill* Food, drinks, and décor with views of the brand new Pepper Family Wildlife Center. Prices vary
Caricatures & Face Painting Prices vary
Caramel Apple & S’mores Station Prices vary