Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Norge Ski Jump, Apple Fest, WWII Days, Autumn Fest and More}

Apples on a tree branch

Plenty of fall fun events this weekend in the Chicago suburbs! Here are my picks:

Friday, September 21:
  • September 21-23 Apple Fest, Long Grove, live music, carnival, pie eating contest, apple treats and more, see schedule and prices
  • September 21 Autumn Fest, Heller Nature Center, Highland Park, 4PM-7PM, live reptiles, self guided hikes, campfire and more, $6 per adult for unlimited hayrides & 1 pumpkin, $12 per child and also includes pony rides
Saturday, September 22:
  • September 22 Deerfield Harvest Fest, different times and events throughout day, see schedule
  • September 22 Aurora Green Fest, Prisco Center and McCullough Park, Aurora, 10AM-4PM, Illinois solar tour, goat yoga, kids' eco-village and more, free admission
  • September 22-23 WWII Days, Midway Village, Rockford, 10AM-5PM Sat, 10AM-5PM Sun, reenactment, village transformed to 1940's European village, more than 1000 reenactors, period music, skirmishes and more, $14 per adult, veterans and active duty military $12, kids $8, WWII vets and museum members free
  • September 22 Kite Fly, Rylko Park, Buffalo Grove, 10AM-12PM, games, face paint, fun, bring your kite, other kites raffled, free
  • September 22-23 Art in the Barn, Barrington, 10AM-5PM, admission $5 pp, kids under 12 free
  • September 22-23 Farm and Heritage Festival, Lake County Fair Grounds, Grayslake, 10AM-5PM, demos, antique tractor show and more, kids (6-12) $5, adults $10, seniors 65+ $5
  • September 22-23 Passport Europe Festival, Morton Arboretum, Lisle, 10AM-3PM, sounds, flavors, dances, games and more representing Europe, free with arboretum admission
  • September 22 Mount Prospect Fire Department Open House, 10AM-2PM, activities for all ages, hot dog lunch, free
  • September 22-23 24th Annual Harvest Pow Wow, Naper Settlement, Naperville, 11AM-5PM, drumming, dance, storytelling and art, $12 pp; $9 per senior, $7 per child 3-12, under 3 free
  • September 22-23 Norge Autumn Ski Jump and Food Truck Festival, Fox River Grove, gates open at 11AM, $11 buttons purchased online, $15 at the gate, free admission for kids 12 and under, bring chairs and blankets, no bring in food or dogs
  • September 22 Horsin' Around at Danada, Danada Equestrian Center, Wheaton, 12PM-4PM, painting demos by Nick the painting horse, self guided barn tours, tractor drawn hayrides and more, free
  • September 22 Oktoberfest, Vernon Hills, Metra Station, 3PM-10PM, live music and activities, free admission
Sunday, September 23:
  • September 23 Sukkot Family Activities, Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, 10AM-2PM, help decorate a sukkah at the Regenstein Family Fruit & Vegetable Garden, family activities, free, -parking at gardens is $30 per car
  • September 23 Primrose Farm Frolic, St. Charles, 11AM-3PM, pumpkin painting, folk music, hayrides, straw maze for little kids, antique farm equipment and more, $8 for those 12+, kids 2-11 $4, under 2 free
  • September 23 All About Apples, Volkening Heritage Farm, Schaumburg, 11AM-3PM, come to the farmhouse and orchard to see all the things you can do with apples, make a caramel apple treat, $4 pp
  • September 23 Lake County Family Stroll

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