Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Wednesday Weekend Wind Up {Fall Fests, Open House Chicago and More}

Pile of pumpkins

Plenty of fall fun this weekend! Festivals, spooky stories and more! Do check the weather before going out -- there is some rain in the forecast. Here are my picks this weekend in the Chicago suburbs:
Friday, October 13:
  • October 13-14 Oktoberfest, Mount Prospect, food, fun and music, check times, Kids Fall Fest October 14 1PM-4PM
  • October 13-15 Glass Pumpkin Patch, Morton Arboretum, free with admission, demos, art for purchase
Saturday, October 14:
  • October 14-15 Open House Chicago
  • October 14 Fall Festival, Cantigny, Wheaton, 10AM-4PM, craft show, hayrides, pumpkin decorating, children's crafts, food trucks, stilt walking, live music and more, $5 parking, free admission but some activities have a small fee
  • October 14 Family Fall Fest, Elmhurst, 10AM-2PM, inflatable corn maze, pumpkin pitch, fall games, trick-or-treating and more, free
  • October 14 Star Wars Day, Mount Prospect Public Library, all day, free story time at 10:30AM, scavenger hunt
  • October 14 Fall Festival Palatine Stables, Palatine, 11AM-4PM, petting zoo, wagon rides, craft fair, pony rides, make and take and more, small fees for some, free admission
  • October 14-15 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 14 Green Halloween, Downtown Oak Park, 11AM-3PM, go on the Green Pumpkin trail collecting healthy treats, free Minions screening, Monster Mash, scary storytelling and more, free admission, see schedule
  • October 14 DIY Scarecrow Day, Long Grove, 11AM-4PM, make a scarecrow to decorate the village, $5 donation
  • October 14 Fall Festival, Mount Prospect, 1PM-4PM, trick-or-treat line, hay rides, make a nesting ball, pumpkin decorating and more, free
  • October 14 Fall Paddle, Tower Boat Launch, Northbrook, 1PM-4PM, canoe trips, guided hikes, archery and more, see schedule
  • October 14 Volo Bog Ghost Stories, 5PM-9PM, haunted woods, bog tours, byo dinner, food service, ghost stories, $5 adults, $3 kids 5 and older, reserve online
Sunday, October 15:
  • October 15 Fall Festival, River Trail Nature Center, Northbrook, 10AM-4PM, beekeeping demos, pumpkin painting, make a nesting ball with The Wildbird Shack, honey, hay rides and more, small fees from some activities or earn 1 ticket with each food donation
  • October 15 Fall Colors Wagon Tour, St. James Farm, Warrenville, 1PM-2:30PM, register, $5 pp

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