Monday, September 3, 2018

10 Favorite Fall Experiences in the Chicago Suburbs

10 Favorite Fall Experiences in the Chicago Suburbs

Fall experiences in the Chicago suburbs to add to your fall fun list:

Fall is here which means there is a whole bunch of fun ahead! Here are some of my favorite fall events to watch out for:

Richardson Corn Maze -- The Richardson Corn Maze is the largest in the world, so that in itself is worthy of a visit. Plus, it is so much fun! In addition, the farm has a plethora of fun for all ages and fall treats like kettlecorn and apple cider donuts. The maze is located in Spring Grove and is open for the season!

Revolutionary War Reenactment -- September 8 & 9 marks a sizable Revolutionary War Reenactment and Encampment at Cantigny Park in Wheaton. In addition to mini battles and combat demonstrations, the encampments provides a unique opportunity to learn about the time period. Reenactors will be available to answer questions and be engaging in activities of the time period.

Walking Plays at The Morton Arboretum -- Walking Plays affords a special way to enjoy theatre while walking through the picturesque scenery of The Morton Arboretum. For October, the plays are a bit on the spooky side with the production of The Grimmest of Ghost Tales. Play dates are October 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 and 21. It is requested that children be 6 or older due to content.

Shades of Autumn Festival -- The Shades of Autumn Festival at Stade's in McHenry incorporates all sorts of farm fun activities with pumpkin picking. There are some special themed weekends to check out. The fun begins on September 8.

Lynfred Oktoberfest and Grape Stomp -- Oktoberfest at Lynfred Winery in Roselle means grape stomping, seed spitting, a pig roast, German sing-a-longs and more. This year's event is September 29-30.

Party for the Preserves Deer Grove -- A full day of fun enjoying Deer Grove Forest Preserve in Palatine and celebrating nature from a morning birdwalk to stargazing in the evening and everything in between. This year's event is on September 29.

Scarecrow Fest -- Businesses and organizations decorating scarecrows for a village-wide contest every year in St. Charles. Each design is quite unique and some are truly complex. The event is pretty fun and also includes various festival elements. This year's fest is October 5-7.

Carol Stream Halloween Decorating Contest -- We love to drive through Carol Stream to see the homes decorated for the Halloween Contest. The village posts a map to help you find them. Follow along on the Carol Stream Facebook Page for more info.

Autumn Harvest Festival at Volkening Heritage Farm -- This fun autumn fest gives you a peek into life on the farm during harvest time and even some hands-on experiences like cider pressing. There will be period games, crafts, fall food for purchase and more. This year's festival is on October 7 at Volkening Heritage Farm in Schaumburg.

Night of 1,000 Jack O Lanterns -- In late October, the Chicago Botanic Garden finds its gardens ablaze with the light of a blend whimsical and frightening jack o' lanterns. The carvings are quite intricate and a collection of 1,000 of them is certainly amazing! This event is truly one you will remember but it is important to reserve tickets right away -- it is quite popular! This year's event is October 24-28.

10 Favorite Fall Events in the Chicago Suburbs

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