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KID STUFF | Apple Picking, Shrek the Musical, Fun at Blackberry Farm and More!


Let the fall fun begin! Kids all over Kane County have been counting down the days for the season to arrive. Leaves are falling and Halloween events and activities are in full swing. Here are a few of our favorites happening in the area. From apple picking fun and a Jack-o-Lantern hike, to fall playtime at everyone’s favorite children’s museum, this page will keep you busy all season long. Enjoy!

Apple Picking and Fall Fun for Everyone! MALTA–Family owned and operated since 1984, Jonamac Orchard is a three generational family farm. The apple orchard is part of the 105 acre farm in Northern Illinois, with over 20,000 apple trees. Enjoy the apple orchard, pumpkin patch, store and bakery, corn maze, petting zoo, and fall activities for the whole family. 19412 Shabbona Rd., Malta, Illinois, www.jonamacorchard

Shrek the Musical at Waubonsee Community College SUGAR GRIOVE– “Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek...” Thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking donkey and a feisty princess. Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, this Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage. $20/adults $15 students and seniors 65+ Presented by Community Education and the Fox Country Players,

Pumpkin Weekends at Blackberry Farm • All Month Long AURORA–Enjoy family-friendly fall festivities at Blackberry Farm during weekends throughout October: Pumpkin Princess meet and greet, Seasonal crafts The Giant Corn Crib, Professional storytellers, World’s Tallest Scarecrow, Trick-or-Treating, Pony Parade, Harvest decor, Check our Facebook page for a detailed list of events and activities. Skip the admissions lines and buy tickets online! Blackberry Farm, (630) 892-1550, 100 S. Barnes Rd., Aurora,

Kids Halloween Spooktacular • Saturday, October 20 • 3pm-6pm

ST. CHARLES–Celebrate Halloween at Pheasant Run! The kids will enjoy fall activities like a Pumpkin Walk, Mummify Me Competition, and BOO Bingo in Preservation A, right on Bourbon Street. They will get their fill of candy with indoor Trick-or-Treating within the resort and there will be a costume contest and parade for prizes! Guests of the resort receive complimentary admission to the party, but outside guests can come just for the party with a $5 ticket. Use promo code FAMILY to receive $5 off your ticket order of three or more tickets. You'll definitely want to get in on the Halloween fun for the family!

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