Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Wednesday Weekend Windup

This is a busy, busy fall weekend! There are a lot of fun fall things happening all over the area. But, of course, make sure to leave some time in your schedule for jumping in some leaves! A lot of the kids at my daughter's school are having fun doing that on the way home from school!

This is a big weekend for St. Charles as it hosts the Scarecrow Fest this Friday through Sunday. The Scarecrow Fest really has so much going on that I can hardly do it justice by writing this little summary. The highlight, of course, is the awesome Scarecrow Contest.  There will be a carnival, all sorts of entertainment and activities, and even a "canine corner" for our furry friends. Admission, parking, and trolleys are all free. Definitely, check out the festival website for more details on times and carnival prices.

On Saturday, the Mount Prospect Public Library will be having a Super Saturday Event from 11AM-11:45AM. This week's event is a theater performance by The Brothers Grimm of Arranmore Center for the Arts. The performs will act out four beloved children's fairy tales. We have been to several of MPPL's Super Saturdays and each has seemed to be very enriching and entertaining.  They are free, which is always nice! You can register at www.mppl.org for the event.

Arlington Heights will be hopping with the Autumn Harvest from 11AM-4PM at North School Park. This event has all sorts of fall fun happening including a petting zoo, pony rides, pumpkin decorating, and scarecrow building. The Autumn Harvest is a whole lot of free fun!

The Grove in Glenview will be having its Grove Fest on Sunday, Oct 7 from 11AM-5PM. There will be storytelling, folk music, square dancing, a Native American flute circle, nature walks, pioneer food, and crafts for sale. I have been to this event before and it is a lot of fun. (Plus, there is pie--who can skip out on pie!) Admission costs $4 per adult, $1 per child 12 and under.

Volkening Heritage Farm in Schaumburg will be having its Autumn Harvest Festival on Sunday from 12:00PM-5:00PM. This event is great family fun on the farm! There are many ways that the family can help with the harvest! Last year, my daughter helped make sauerkraut. She also put some muscle into using an old hand drill. There will be music, hayrides, crafts and more farm fun. We always love to spend some time on the farm! The cost is $4 pp, $16 per family.

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