Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Scarecrows, Fun on the Farm & More}

Scarecrow with sunset

Great fall weekend ahead! There are quite a few great ones that we have been to before. Good weekend to enjoy fall in the Chicago suburbs! My picks:
Friday, October 6:
Saturday, October 7:
  • October 7-8 Pumpkin Weekends, Blackberry Farm, Aurora, 11AM-4PM, hayrides, train rides, seasonal crafts, decorate a pumpkin ($3) and more, $7 pp, ages 2 and under are free, $3 additional fee for pumpkin
  • October 7-8 Art Festival at the Arboretum of South Barrington
  • October 7 Stories, Songs and Dances of the Voyager, Mount Prospect Public Library, 11AM-11:45AM, Storyteller Genot Picor takes us back to the time of the Voyageurs -- French Canadians that traveled by canoe to trade furs, free but must register
  • October 7 Autumn Harvest, North School Park, Arlington Heights, 11AM-3PM, petting zoo, scarecrow building, face painting and more, free
  • October 7 Fun on the Farm, Dream Riders Equine Therapy, Crystal Lake, 11AM-5PM, horse rides, hay rides, games, pumpkin patch and more, events by tickets, can pre-purchase online or at event, the event is a fundraiser
  • October 7 Fabulous Fall Fest, Lyons Park, Mount Prospect, 11AM-3PM, $5 per child ages 3-8, adults free, inflatables, hayrides, train rides, crafts and much more
  • October 7 Autumnfest, Meadowhill Park, Northbrook, 2PM-6PM, petting zoo, hayride, pumpkin chucking, bonfire and more, free admission
Sunday, October 8:
  • October 8 Plein Air Art Fest, Village Green, Northbrook, 12PM-6PM, painting demo, live music and more, free admission
  • October 8 Danada Fall Festival, Danada Equestrian Center, Wheaton, 11AM-5PM, equestrian performances, hayrides, pony rides, grooming demos, face painting and more, free admission but charges for some activities
  • October 8 Autumn Ramble, Crabtree Nature Center, Barrington, 1PM, seasonal 1.5 mile hike, free
  • October 8 Falling into Autumn Walk, River Trail Nature Center, Northbrook, 1:30PM, enjoy the change of the seasons during this walk, free
  • October 8 Bird Walk, Deer Grove, Palatine, 4:30PM, RSVP, good for older kids with parents
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