Fun Places to go This Fall in Chicagoland

Looking for places to take a date? Or something to occupy the kids this weekend? There are some really exciting places to go enjoy Fall activities this year! Here are just a few ideas :

A great place to go with kids or without is the Apple Festival in Lincoln Square October 3rd, 2015. There is a kid zone for activities and crafts, local musicians, and local vendors selling every kind of apple you can imagine!

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Gospel Brunch at House of Blues Sundays Oct 4-Dec 27, 2015 – Southern buffet and joyful singing will start your week off right! Click the photo for more info!

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Beer Tasting in the Garden – October 8, 2015  6-8pm at Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe 

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Pumpkin Festival – Highwood October 9-11 2015 – parade, pet costumes, a 5K, hayrides, pumpkin carving- something for everyone!


Boo at the Zoo – October 17-18 and 24-25 at Brookfield zoo 

Info from their site:

  • Can you find your way out of the “Craized Maize” corn maze?
  • Cheer for the pumpkin or cheer on the “Pumpkin Smasher”
  • Take a spin on the “Creepy Carousel” *
  • Watch professional pumpkin carver create giant jack-o’-lanterns
  • Hop on the “Haunted Hayride” and go behind the scenes for a hauntingly good time *
  • At 1:00 p.m. the popular Costume Parade commences on the North Mall, goes around Roosevelt Fountain and concludes on the West Mall.
  • Participate in the Costume Showcase at 1:30 p.m. Prizes for best animal theme, scariest, most original and best group.
  • Build a scarecrow at the Hamill Family Play Zoo *
  • Great photo ops at several pumpkin patches
  • Watch animals enjoy their very own pumpkins 

Apple Picking at County Line Orchard – They feature a kids farm with animals, do it yourself apple picking, a maze and more! Season ends November 1st and until then you can pick daily 9-5pm!

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