Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Wednesday Weekend Windup

Hope everyone is enjoying the wonderful fall weather! It really sets the mood for the trees to turn vibrant colors. I am excited about that!

There are a few cool things we found that are happening this weekend:

On September 22 from 11AM-3PM, Peck Farm in Geneva will be having an Autumn Fair complete with crafts, music, hayrides, pony rides, and basket raffles. It will also be the last day to check out the Butterfly House for the season. Proceeds from the raffles will benefit the Geneva Park District Foundation.

The evening of September 22 will bring the Harvest Bonfire at Wagner Farm in Glenview. From 5PM-8PM there will be storytelling and the roasting of marshmallows. The fall kick-off event costs $3 pp with children under 3 free.

Naper Settlement in Naperville will be host to a Harvest Pow Wow this weekend from 11AM-10PM Saturday and 11AM-5PM Sunday. The event is run by the Midwest Soarring Foundation. There will be Native American cultural presentations as well as dancing. In addition, there will be children's crafts and games. Admission is: $8 adults, $5 for seniors 62+ and children 5-12. There is a lot of interesting activities going on in conjunction with this event, so check the flyer for more details.

And so it begins....Didier Farms is starting its Pumpkinfest this weekend. Pumpkinfest will run from September 22 - October 31.  The festivities will be open 9AM-5PM Monday-Friday, except on Columbus Day. They will be open 10AM-5PM Saturdays, Sundays, and Columbus Day. Check Didier Farms' website for more details on fun activities and prices.

There are a number of activities in the Forest Preserve District of Cook County this fall. You can check there events section for details. On Sunday, Rivertrail Nature Center in Northbrook will have both a learning event about birds of prey and a resident beekeeper to discuss the lives of honeybees at 1:30PM. At 3:00PM, it is feeding time for the resident display animals so you can go see how they are fed and learn about their habits.

Tip: We love to go to Pumpkinfests early in the season because they tend to be less crowded. Wait until mid to late October and the parking lots will be nuts!

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