Shermerfest is a fun-filled family event. It is also the Village’s second-oldest outdoor event and continues to be a community tradition.

This Northbrook Historical Society fall festival dates back to 1979. Join us the third Sunday of September on the Village Green from noon to 4 p.m. (The date occasionally changes when the third Sunday falls on a Jewish holiday.) Check the Home page for details about the event in mid-August each year. Refreshments including popcorn, soft drinks, and ice cream from a vintage Good Humor truck are for sale. Purchase one of the beautiful mums and take a guided tour of the History Museum.

A CARavan and Car Show, Cow Pie Moo-lette, and music in the gazebo highlight the Historical Society’s main fund-raising event. A link will appear on the home page in mid-August to purchase Cow Pie Moo-lette tickets online and download the entrance forms and waivers for the  CARavan and Car Show.

Classic vehicles are welcome in one or both events for a minimum donation of $10 per vehicle. To participate, drivers must fill out a registration form and sign a waiver. Awards will be given to visitors’ favorite vehicles in the park.

Beginning in mid-August, Cow Pie Moo-lette raffle tickets are available online, from Historical Society board members or can be purchased at the Museum (Sundays 2-4 p.m.) and Heritage Center (Thursdays 10 a.m.-2 p.m.). Thank you to Wagner Farm for providing the key participant in this unusual event.

All are welcome at Shermerfest, which has no admission fee but serves as an important way to raise funds to help keep the doors of two historic buildings open for all Northbrook residents.