A Little Time and a Keyboard: Wednesday Weekend Windup {Rootsfest, Encampments, Monarchs, Apples and More}

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Rootsfest, Encampments, Monarchs, Apples and More}

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

My Picks for Weekend Fun in the Chicago Suburbs September 7-9, 2018 including apple picking.

My Picks for Weekend Fun in the Chicago Suburbs September 7-9, 2018:

A short week means that the weekend is right around the corner! Lots of fun events ahead for the weekend! Here are my picks:


  • May 19-Sept 15 Butterfly House, Peck Farm, Geneva, 9AM-5PM Mon-Sat, Sun 12PM-5PM, closed Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day, suggested donation, $2 pp or $5 per family
  • June 22-???? Troll Hunt at The Morton Arboretum -- see large scale trolls being made from reclaimed wood. Free with admission.
Friday, September 7:
  • September 7-9 Festival of the Vine, Geneva, fun for a date night/day but there is family entertainment,too
Saturday, September 8:
Sunday, September 9:
  • September 9 Marche Francais, Farmers Market in Mount Prospect with a French twist, 8AM-1PM
  • September 9 Color the Preserves, Crabtree Nature Center, Barrington, 11AM-3PM, try different media creating art, take a class, free admission
  • September 9 Migrating Monarchs Celebration, Trailside, River Forest, 12PM-3PM, learn how monarchs are raised and tagged, see some released, crafts and more, free
  • September 9 Kids Hands On Illinois' 200 Birthday, Des Plaines History Center, 1PM-3PM, learn Illinois history, $2 per member child, $3 non
  • September 9 Rootsfest, Barrington Area Library, 1:30PM-4:30PM, experience nature through and with art, learn about nature from experts, learn about genealogy, free
  • September 9 Scandinavia Day Vasa Park, Geneva, 10AM-5PM, $10 pp, live entertainment, traditional foods, vendors, living history and more
  • September 9 Grandparents Day and Sweet Treat Sunday, Naper Settlement, Naperville, 1PM-4PM, touch-a-truck, special activities, tour historic buildings, $12 per adult, $10 per senior, $8 youth 4-12, under 12 free, Naperville residents free with proof of residency, between 2-3:30 enjoy free ice cream courtesy from Colonial Cafe as long as supplies last

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