Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Pumpkins and Hauntings, Hoots and H'owls!}

Glass pumpkin via Morton Arboretum.

The thing about short weeks is.....the weekend is just around the corner! We spent last weekend at a cabin near Wisconsin Dells so be on the lookout for posts about that very soon! Until then, check out these fun activities this weekend!
Ongoing:
Thursday, October 15
  • October 15-18 Glass Pumpkin Patch, Morton Arboretum, Lisle, 10AM-5PM, demos, creations to view, market Fri 1PM-5PM, Sat & Sun 10AM-5PM, free with admission, $14 per adult, $12 seniors 65+, $9 kids 2-17, under 2 free
Friday, October 16
  • October 16-18 Autumn Drive, Woodstock, 9AM-5PM, tractor rides, petting zoos, hay rides, pumpkin & apple launchers, farm produce, crafters all along the drive at different stops
  • October 16 Monster's Bash, Weiss Center, Mt. Prospect, 4PM-7PM, come in costume, trick-or-treating, bounce houses, photo booth, witches market, coloring contest, free
  • October 16 Family Night Out: Pumpkins N Treats, Cantigny Park, Wheaton, 5:30PM-7:30PM, trick-or-treating, pumpkin painting, free admission, $2 parking
  • October 16&17 All Hallow's Eve, Naper Settlement, Naperville, 6:30PM-9:00PM, 12-acres of haunting creatures, eerie entertainment and more, not recommended for children under 8, $15 pp
  • Also, Glass Pumpkin Patch at Morton Arboretum.
Saturday, October 17
  • October 17 Bright Horizons Grand Opening, Schaumburg, 9AM-1PM, 9:30AM-11:30AM interactive variety show, science experiments, dance activity, foreign language activity and more, free, RSVP on Facebook
  • October 17-18 Pumpkin Weekends at Blackberry Farm, Aurora, 11AM-4PM, seasonal craft making, corn crib, pumpkin paddling and more fall fun, residents $5/adult, $4.50/child or senior, nonresidents $8/adult, $7/child or senior
  • October 17-18 Trains, Tricks or Treats, Chicago Botanic Garden, 10AM-5PM, come costumed and trick-or-treat through the model train garden, the garden will be decorated for Halloween, $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $4 for kids (3-12), 2 and under are free, parking is $30 per car
  • October 17 Howlin' Halloween Fest, Lions Recreation Center, Mt. Prospect, 11AM-3PM, games, hayride, bounce house, crafts, for kids 3-10, come in costume, $5 per child, adults are free, also harvest market
  • October 17 Hoots and H'owls, Randhurst Village, Mt. Prospect, 12:30PM-4PM,costume pet parade, face painting, balloon twisting, stilt walkers, sand sculptures and more entertainment, free! Pet parade is right at 12:30PM.
  • October 17 Fall Festival, Red Oak Nature Center, Batavia, 1PM-3PM, activities at various stations in the woods, free
  • October 17-18  Theatre-Hikes: In This Final Century (Adaptation of War of the Worlds), Morton Arboretum, 1PM, Theatre-Hikes are a great way to enjoy nature, a little exercise and theater! We have been to several theatre hikes and have enjoyed each of them! A theater experience like no other! The first Sunday of the month features a low impact hike. To learn a little more, read our post on Theatre-Hikes from last season! Tickets are $10 per adult, $5 per child for members, $20 and $10 respectively for non. Tickets include admission to the Morton Arboretum. Children under 2 are free.
  • October 17 Lindenhurst Haunted Trail and Bonfire, Forest View Park, Lindenhurst 3PM-8:30PM, hayride, costume contest, a moonwalk, hay maze, haunted trail, 5PM Shrek performance, bonfire, apple cider from a cauldron, wagon ride $1 or 1 donated canned food item per person per ride, trail $1 per person per time through
  • October 17 All Hallow's Eve, Blackberry Farm, Aurora, 6:30PM-8:30PM, spine chilling stories of Haunted Aurora, vintage Halloween games, a magic show, spooky train, hayride, $4.50/resident, $7/nonresident
  • October 17 Jammin' Round the Campfire, Spring Valley Nature Center, Schaumburg, 6PM-8PM, singing songs around the campfire, tell stories, roast marshmallows
  • Also, Glass Pumpkin Patch at Morton Arboretum, Autumn Drive in Woodstock and All Hallow's Eve at Naper Settlement as above.
Sunday, October 18
  • October 18 Fall Festival, River Trail Nature Center, Northbrook, 10AM-4PM, beekeeping demos, storytelling, pumpkin painting, hayrides and more, free admission, small fees for activities OR donate canned food items for tickets, 1 ticket per can
  • Also, Glass Pumpkin Patch at Morton Arboretum, Autumn Drive in Woodstock, Pumpkin Weekends, Theatre-Hike and Trains, Tricks or Treats from above.
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