Lincoln Park Zoo Fall Fest

Lincoln Park Zoo Fall Fest

Friday, Oct 7, 2022 from 10:00am to 5:00pm


For Wildlife. For All. For Fall! Dive into the wonderful world of autumn-from picking the perfect pumpkin to nostalgic Ferris wheel rides above the foliage-with Lincoln Park Zoo’s eighth annual Fall Fest. This free, family-friendly celebration brings harvest-time fun to the heart of Chicago each year from September-October. This year’s festival features ticketed attractions throughout the zoo, including the Ferris wheel, harvest maze, pumpkin walk, super-sized slide, pirate ship ride, and more. Guests can also enjoy free musical entertainment, a pumpkin patch, drag storytime, professional pumpkin carvers, and fall-themed enrichment for the animals!

Festive Activities:

- Live professional pumpkin carvers (Every Friday from 10 a.m.–1 p.m.)
- Patch’s Bar & Grill, a festive fall food pop-up
- Ticketed experiences:
    -- AT&T Endangered Species Carousel
    -- Lionel Train Adventure
    -- Ferris wheel
    -- Harvest maze
    -- Giant slide
    -- Pumpkin walk
    -- Pirate’s Revenge
    -- And more!
- Pumpkin patch
- Animal viewing
- Stilt walker (Every Friday from 11 a.m.–1 p.m.)
- Festive décor themed for fall, ranging from harvests to haunts

Ticketed Experiences:

Fall Fest attraction tickets cost $4 for one ticket, $36 for 10 tickets, and $69 for 20 tickets. Tickets are available at zoo ticket counters.

New this year: pre-purchase attraction tickets on Eventbrite! Register here and add on a ticket voucher to be redeemed at the festival ticket counter.

AT&T Endangered Species Carousel
The AT&T Endangered Species Carousel features 48 artisan-crafted wooden animals and two chariots.
1 ticket required per person

Ferris Wheel
This 65-foot Ferris wheel will lift you to new sights as your soar above the zoo’s seasonal magic and get the best view in the city.
2 tickets required per person

Fun Slide
Climb to the top and rush to the bottom in the blink of an eye on this super-sized slide. It’s fast, fun, and fantastic for the entire family.
1 ticket required per person

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

Pirate’s Revenge
“Shiver me timbers!” and set sail with our new Pirate’s Revenge ride! Climb aboard the mighty ship as it rocks back and forth for a thrilling trip across imaginary seas.
1 ticket required per person

Pumpkin Walk
Stroll through a spectacular array of pumpkins and fall decor. You won’t want to miss this immersive and photo-worthy attraction.
1 ticket required per person

Harvest Maze
Find your way through the twists and turns of fall fun next to the  Swan Pond and beautiful gardens in an area accented by more enchanting fall décor.
1 ticket required per person

Pumpkin Patch Pop-up
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.
Prices vary

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