FALL IS HERE! It's time to enjoy all that season delivers– from apple picking and outdoor shopping events to pumpkin patches, hay rides and so much more. Glancer Magazine's 2018 Whimsical Fall Fun Guide invites you to try new places this season, while cherishing traditions of the past. Happy fall to you and yours.
Autumn Memories Await at Cantigny WHEATON–The newly opened gardens are reason enough to visit Cantigny. But for the kids, don’t miss the park’s Fall Festival on Oct. 13, and “Family Fun Night: Pumpkins & Treats” on Oct. 19. Both events are free with $5 parking. The Cantigny 5K on Nov. 3 includes Youth and Tot runs, and the festive Celebrate the Season Holiday Festival is Dec. 1. Finally, after a year off due to park construction, the LEGO Train Show returns Dec. 8-9! www.cantigny.org
Knoch Knolls Nature Center NAPERVILLE–Visit Knoch Knolls Nature Center this fall! View animal exhibits including a 900-gallon native fish tank and living wall. Play on the outdoor nature playground. Explore 224-acre Knoch Knolls Park with over 5 miles of multi-use trails, which are perfect for walking and biking. Lots to see and do while experiencing the beautiful fall season. For info, visit www.napervilleparks.org/kknc.
Celebrate Fall at Abbey Farms’ Pumpkin Daze September 22-October 28 AURORA–Acres of good old-fashioned fun! Join Abbey Farms for outdoor activities that let you disconnect from the digital world and create happy memories with family and friends of all ages. Explore Kane County's largest corn maze. Enjoy freshly made donuts! On weekends, parents may like the craft beer and wine tent. Pick a pumpkin before leaving, or shop at our Farmstead Emporium. Don’t miss the fun! Sept. 22 - Oct. 28. www.abbeyfarms.org
Gone Squatchin Hickory Knolls October 13 5:30-7pm ST. CHARLES–Whether one calls him Sasquatch or Bigfoot, the legendary, mythical ape-man that roams the woods lives on in the hearts of true believers and on YouTube videos everywhere. Bring your whole family out to Hickory Knolls on Sat. Oct. 13 from 5:30-7pm to find out for yourself. Fee is $10/person. Ages 3 & under - free. Call for group rates. Remember flashlights. Dress for the weather. www.stcparks.org
Escape the Barn The Salem Witch Trial Primrose Farm • October 12 & 13 ST. CHARLES–The Salem Witch Trials have reached Primrose Farm and the witches are retaliating. On Friday & Saturday, October 12 & 13, it’s up to you and your teammates to Escape the Barn before it’s too late! The fee per person each night is $20 for residents and $30 for nonresidents, ages 11+. Sign up for a Moonlight Hayride and get $5 off your escape room ticket! Advanced registration is required at www.stcparks.org/register
Gobbler Hobbler 10K & Mashed Potato Mile OSWEGO–Celebrate Veterans Day and Fall on Sunday, November 11 with a chip-timed 10K run down the Fox River and through scenic Oswego, or enjoy the family-friendly Mashed Potato Mile just for fun! The USATF certified course begins and ends at Fox Chase Elementary School. All pre-registered runners are guaranteed our patriotic Gobbler Hobbler hoodie, refreshments, and participation ribbon. Register online at www.oswegolandparkdistrict.org by Wednesday, October 31.
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