Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Labor Day Here We Come}

Moonie at the Bristol Renaissance Faire
Bristol Renaissance Faire
September is here but that doesn't mean that the fun needs to stop! There is a wagon load of FUN this weekend! I say wagon, because I am sure that a bunch of you will be filling up wagons with apples and we have a fun place for you to do that at on our list! Check it out:

ROAD TRIP: Windpoint Lighthouse near Racine, Wisconsin is open this Sunday for climbs! Check out our previous post about Windpoint Lighthouse for more information. An amazing activity!

ROAD TRIP: Bristol Renaissance Faire Last Weekend September 5-7!


September 1-October 31 Amaze N Apples at Royal Oak Farm Orchard in Harvard--a fall maze with a spin--it is made from apple trees! Check out this farm for apple picking, family fun activities including the maze, a bakery and more! Check website for hours, open daily September and October.

July 17-Nov 1, 2015 Nature Connects: Lego with Art by Sean Kenney, Morton Arboretum, amazing lego structures honoring nature, 27 figures, free with admission, $14 per adult, $12 seniors 65+, $9 kids 2-17, under 2 free

May 23-Sept 7 Butterflies and Blooms, Chicago Botanic Garden, 10AM-5PM, $6 per adult, $5 per senior, $4 per child 3-12, 2 and under free, members get $1 discount, parking $30 per car on weekend

May 23-Sept 19 Butterfly House at Peck Farm, Geneva, Mon-Sat 10AM-5PM, Sun 12PM-5PM, suggested $2 donation per person, $5 per family, see our previous visit to Peck Farm

Thursday, September 3

September 3-7 Buffalo Grove Days, live music, arts and crafts, bbq challenge, wandering entertainment, bags tournament, dog show, more--check schedule

Friday, September 4

September 4 Pajama Jam, Orbit Skate Center, Palatine, 7PM-11PM, where your pajamas for a skating pajama party, bring pillows for the biggest pillow fight, $8.50 per person, $25.50 for family of  4, $3 skate rental

September 4-7 Last Fling, Naperville, live music, carnival, family fun land, dog disc series, rib cook off and much more, check out website for concert and carnival tickets

Also, Buffalo Grove Days from above.

Saturday, September 5

September 5-7 Septemberfest, Robert Atcher Municipal Center, Schaumburg, carnival, Labor Day Parade, Taste of Schaumburg, arts and crafts, live music, strolling entertainment, see schedule

September 5 Fox Valley Irish Fest, Aurora, 3PM-10PM, Irish dancers, children's activities, Jamesons tastings for adults, bands and more, tickets are $10 for those 15 and older, $5 for kids 14 and under, free for those 2 and under, can buy tickets online, parking may be $2 depending on where you park

September 5-6 Annual Civil War Encampment, Graue Mill, Oak Brook, 11AM-4PM, 10th Illinois Regiment encampment, see life in the 1860's, period demos, $4.50 per adult to tour the mill, $2 per child 4-12, $4 for seniors, 3 and under free

Also, Buffalo Grove Days and Last Fling  from above.

Sunday, September 6

September 6-7 Fox Valley Music and Storytelling Festival, Geneva, 8 stages going from 11AM-6PM both days, Sunday only--barn dance 6PM-7:30PM, ghost stories 7:30PM-10PM, $20 donation per day per adult, $15 teens and seniors, children free, see about discount on website

September 6 Pond Walk, Trailside Museum of Natural History, 10AM, take a naturalist guided walk around the pond, must register by Sept 4:  708-366-6530

September 6 Self-Guided Prairie Walk, Flint Creek Savanna, Lake Barrington, 1PM-4PM, free, see our experience

September 6 Garden Tea Party Benefiting Whole Kids Foundation, Whole Foods, Schaumburg, 11AM-1PM, brunch boxes, refreshments, photo booth, $8 pp, must register: 847-585-5800, kids under 3 are free

Also, Buffalo Grove Days, Septemberfest, Civil War Encampment and Last Fling  from above

Monday, September 7

September 7 Picnic in the Park, Woodland Trails, Mt Prospect, 10AM-3PM, petting zoo, inflatables, games, free

September 7 Nature Open House, Independence Grove, Libertyville, 1PM-3PM, hands-on exploration to learn about the plants and animals that call Independence Grove home, parking is $10 per car for non residents, free for residents, program is free

Also, Buffalo Grove Days, Septemberfest, Fox Valley Storytelling Festival and Last Fling  from above

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