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United Fall Fest

DATE | September 17, 2022 | 3pm - 10pm

LOCATION | Congregational United Church of Christ, 40W451 Fox Mill Blvd, St. Charles, IL


DETAILS | Hosted by the Congregational United Church of Christ in Campton Hills, St. Charles, the United Fall Fest is on September 17, 2022, from 3:00-10:00 p.m. All proceeds benefit local charities. Admission is free! Let your taste buds lead you from the parking lot to the renowned barbecue offerings such as brisket street tacos, pulled pork, and hot dogs! And don't forget to pair it with an adult beverage from the craft beer and wine tent. Compete with friends in the bags tournament and enjoy live musical entertainment by Vintage Swing, a 20-plus-person swing band, and Serendipity! Family activities include everything from a classic car show to a Kids Corner with cotton candy, inflatables, face painting, a helicopter landing, a hayride, & even an outdoor movie featuring kids' favorite blue hedgehog! Come enjoy the biggest block party to kick off the fall season at the United Fall Fest!

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DATE | September 10, 2022 | 3pm - 5pm (21+ event)

LOCATION | Mt. St. Mary's Park, St. Charles, IL

COST | $35

DETAILS | Participating restaurants/businesses will be strategically placed throughout the park so you can enjoy a leisurely stroll admiring the change of seasons in the outdoor arboretum, view unique artwork in the sculpture exhibit, and sample delicious local libations. Live music as part of Jazz Fest weekend provided in partnership with STC Business Alliance. All attendees are encouraged to spend the rest of their evening in downtown St. Charles. Check in at least 5 minutes prior to your ticket time. Ages 21+. Advance registration required. Participating businesses: 93 Octane, D&G, Pollyanna Brewing Company, Riverlands Brewing Company, The Wine Exchange, Kuiper's Family Farm, Billy Bricks, GIA MIA, and Penrose. Sponsored by Metronet and Smile Doctors.

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jazz weekend

DATE | September 8 - 11, 2022

LOCATION | VARIOUS LOCATIONS (click link below to see who will be playing where and when)


DETAILS | Presented by Sterling Bank, St. Charles Jazz Weekend is a four-day event that coordinates and promotes live jazz music in different St. Charles establishments. An array of St. Charles venues will take part in this year’s event featuring numerous jazz groups, including Chicago Jazz Vocalist Alyssa Allgood! Patrons can enjoy jazz music from lunch through the evening, with the opportunity to visit multiple venues, including the 1st Street Plaza on both Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

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Autumn Hayrides

DATE | Fridays and Saturdays September 30 - October 22, 2022 | 5:30pm, 6:30pm, or 7:30pm

LOCATION | Primrose Farm, 5N726 Crane Road

COST | 1 person (ages 2+) – $12 | 8-12 people – $140 | 13-20 people – $220

DETAILS | Cruise around the fields at the height of the fall harvest on a 30-minute tractor-drawn wagon ride. Group tickets include all the fixings to make yummy s'mores over your own private fire. Individual tickets include a marshmallow roast over a shared fire. Everyone is welcome to visit all of the farm animals, too. Ages 15 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult. Ages 1 and under free.

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Pumpkin Patch Creations

DATE | October 1, 8, 15, 22, 2022 | 3:30pm

LOCATION | Primrose Farm, 5N726 Crane Road

COST | $15/participant

DETAILS | Embark on a tractor-drawn wagon ride to the pumpkin patch to find your perfect pie pumpkin. Catch a ride back to the farmyard to the decoration station and create your own work of pumpkin art. Roast marshmallows around an open fire as a special treat. Ages 15 & under must be accompanied by a paying adult. Ages 1 and under free.

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scarecrow FEST + Stroll

DATE | Friday, October 7, 12P - 6P | Saturday, October 8, 10A - 6P | Sunday, October 9, 10A - 5P

LOCATION | Lincoln Park and Main Street Area


DETAILS | The Scarecrow Weekend, presented by AAA, will be held October 7 - 9. 85 Scarecrows will be spread around the town to support local businesses that will be paired with said scarecrows. The businesses will offer Scarecrow Weekend related deals, specials, and events and be featured on a Scarecrow Weekend Map so individuals can take a Stroll to see the scarecrows and visit the St. Charles businesses. The Family Zone will be located in Lincoln Park with children's activities and entertainment. More information coming soon!

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barn dance

DATE | September 17, 2022 | 5:30pm

LOCATION | Primrose Farm, 5N726 Crane Rd, St. Charles, IL

COST | $15 for ages 2+, under 2 are free.

DETAILS | Usher in the harvest season with music, dancing, a bonfire and an amazing sunset. Ticket includes admission and a 30-minute beginner dance lesson. All Ages Welcome

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Autumn on the fox art show

DATE | October 7 - 9, 2022 | Friday & Saturday 10a - 5p | Sunday 10a - 4p

LOCATION | Pottawatomie Community Center, 8 North Ave, St. Charles, IL


DETAILS | Our Autumn On The Fox Art and Craft Show began in 1987. We are exclusively in Pottawatomie Park. Pottawatomie Park is a beautiful park on the east bank of the Fox River. It features large trees, a playground and a Riverboat Cruise. There is a large Victorian style pavilion with a tower and water garden. There is a variety of delicious food available and plenty of seating! All items are handmade by the exhibiting artist. There are over 100 crafters. There is a large variety of jewelry, metal art, stained glass, photography, primitive wood, as well as whimsical folk art. Many crafters have fall décor including floral, scarecrows, iron sculpture, painted pumpkins and carved gourds. There are food products, including soup and dip mixes, a variety of chocolates, baked goods, honey products and BBQ items.

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big truck show

DATE | September 24, 2022 | 10am - 12pm

LOCATION | James O. Breen Community Park, Campton Hills Road and, Peck Rd, St. Charles, IL


DETAILS | A rare chance to view the inner workings of trucks, cars, and tractors that are usually only viewed from a distance. Representatives will be on hand to offer "tours" and answer questions about some of the equipment. Bring your camera!

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fall color walk at primrose farm

DATE | Dawn - Dusk, October 1 - 30, 2022

LOCATION | Primrose Farm, 5N726 Crane Rd., St. Charles, IL


DETAILS | Enjoy a walk in the crisp autumn air while exploring the farmyard. You'll be amazed at all the colors - look for yellows, oranges, browns, and reds. Take pictures of your discoveries and share them with farm staff for a chance to win a prize.

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wasco nursery's fall fest

DATE | October 15 - 16, 2022 | 11am - 4pm

LOCATION | Wasco Nursery & Garden Center, 41 W781 IL-64, St. Charles, IL


DETAILS | Wasco Nursery's Annual Fall Fest is back! Come join us for Hayrides, Animals, Photo Ops, Bouncy House, Baked Goods, Kids' Crafts and other Fun & Games. Hayrides, Goat Petting, Handcrafted Photo Ops, Crafts, Baked Goods, Bouncy House, Food Truck Sunday - DAMO BBQ, Kid's Scavenger Hunt

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autumn fair

DATE | September 17, 2022 | 11am - 3pm

LOCATION | Peck Farm Park, 4038 Kaneville Road, Geneva, Illinois


DETAILS | The Geneva Park District Foundation invites the community to celebrate the season at its annual Autumn Fair. This event will be held from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 at Peck Farm Park, 4038 Kaneville Road in Geneva. Participants will enjoy many activities. Admission to this event is free, with minimal fees for some activities, food, and beverages. All proceeds benefit special projects of the Geneva Park District Foundation. Tickets are available for purchase to enjoy the pony rides, the petting zoo, pumpkins, and get a bite to eat at the lunch tent! Pumpkins will be available for $5 each while supplies last.Activities Include: Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, Hayrides, Basket Raffle, Birds of Prey Presentation, Pumpkin Painting, Kids Games, and More!


FESTIVAL of the vine

DATE | September 9 - 11, 2022 | 12pm - 10pm Friday + Saturday | 12pm - 5pm Sunday

LOCATION | 3rd St., Geneva, IL

COST | $1 per ticket (food, beer, and wine ticket prices vary)

DETAILS | Geneva restaurants create an array of specialties under an outdoor tent at the “Flavor Fare” partnered with wine and live musical entertainment. An arts and crafts show, flower market, horse-drawn carriage rides and several exceptional wine tasting and dinner events also take place around the historic downtown.


s'more fun with mom

DATE | October 18, 2022 | 6pm - 7pm

LOCATION | Peck Farm Park, 4038 Kaneville Rd, Geneva, IL

COST | $9 R, $14 NR

DETAILS | Grab mom and bring her for a fun-filled hour around the campfire making S’mores. Play games and make a craft too. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. AGES 3+


Fall Fest at Weathered Ways Farm

DATE | October 1, 1pm - 6pm; October 2, 10am - 3pm

LOCATION | 39W270 Keslinger Rd, Geneva, IL

COST | $5 per person | Children 2 and under are FREE

DETAILS | Join us for our second annual Fall Festival! Local Vendors, Live Music, Food Trucks, Pumpkins & Sunflowers, Bounce House & Crafts, Outdoor Halloween Movie at Dusk (Saturday)


fall fest at windy acres

DATE | September 17 - October 31, 2022 | 10am - 6pm DAILY

LOCATION | Windy Acres Farm, 37w446 Fabyan Pkwy, Geneva, IL

COST | Children 2 – 17 years AND adults: Monday- Friday $16.00, Saturday and Sunday $19.00 (wristbands are required); Seniors 65+: Monday- Friday $14.00 | Saturday and Sunday $17.00. Veterans and active military FREE

DETAILS | Enjoy Fresh Pumpkin Spice Donuts, Apple Cider Donuts, Apple Cider Slushies, Caramel Apples, Lunch**, Bar**, Live Music/Dj**, Kids’ Attractions, Pumpkin Pie & Apple Pie, Pumpkin Butter, Shopping, Lounge, Tons Of Pumpkins In All Shapes And Colors, Bakery, Delicious Apples, Fresh Pressed Cider And So Much More! Have A Pumpkiny Autumn Blast At Windy Acres Farm! **On weekends, weather permitting


Self-Guided Autumn Fest Jack-O’-Lantern Walk

DATE | Friday, October 7, 2022 from 5:00-8:00pm

LOCATION | Starts at Kane County Courthouse, 100 S 3rd St, Geneva, IL


DETAILS | Many local businesses & restaurants will be staying open later this evening with exclusive in-store specials or highlighting new fall arrivals & food & drink menu specials at participating restaurants! Over 50+ local downtown merchants will be displaying glowing Jack-O’-Lanterns in their windows or outside their business for families to stroll around town and vote on their favorite categories. For more information please follow: @AutumnFestGeneva on Instagram for weekly updates and giveaways leading up to the event! Rain or shine.


mom & Son Wagon Rides

DATE | September 22 and 29, 2022 | 6pm - 7:30pm

LOCATION | West Main Community And Bark Park, 40W101 Main St, Batavia, IL

COST | $12

DETAILS | Enjoy a special night with your son at West Main Community Park. Wagon rides and dinner will be provided. Participate in pumpkin decorating and more! Campfire time will follow with s’mores for dessert. Wagons will begin at 6:00 pm from the parking lot. Preregistration is required. Price is per person. Please be sure to register early for this popular event. Both mom and son need to register for this event. AGES 3+


FALL DRIVE-in movie

DATE | October 6, 2022 | 7pm - 9pm

LOCATION | West Main Community And Bark Park, 40W101 Main St, Batavia, IL

COST | $20 per car

DETAILS | Batavia Park District is proud to announce an evening at the movies! Bring the kids, blankets, and pillows, and enjoy an evening under the stars watching great family movies together outdoors! "The Addams Family" (2019 animated) movie will begin at 7:00p, and cars may enter at 6:30p at West Main Community Park. Cost is $20 per car. Each vehicle will also need to bring a personal radio or download a radio app on their phone to listen to the movie.


Pints by the pond

DATE | September 24, 2022 | 2pm - 5pm

LOCATION | Peg Bond Center, 151 N Island Ave, Batavia, IL

COST | $45 Online /preregistration, $55 Day of event, $60 VIP ticket (early start at 1 pm), $10 Designated Driver

DETAILS | Cheers! Our new craft beer festival is finally here! If you love sampling good beer, gather your friends and come to our outdoor craft beer festival, Pints by the Pond. Along with tasty food trucks and local musical entertainment, you'll be able to taste test unique beers from more than a dozen local breweries. Tickets will be sold for three hours of beer tastings. Tickets include entry to the fest, plus 20 3-oz samples from attending breweries, and a commemorative beer glass. VIP tickets include 1-hour early entry and will be sold only while supplies last. A Designated Driver ticket includes entry and unlimited water/soda.


Art Harvest

DATE | Saturday, October 29, 2022 from 1pm - 4pm

LOCATION | DuPage Court in Downtown Elgin, Illinois


DETAILS |  Join the Elgin Cultural Arts Commission and Downtown Elgin businesses for the sixth annual Art Harvest to be held in downtown Elgin. This free family-friendly event is a celebration of the arts and the season. This event has several family-friendly components including a hay maze, decorate your own pumpkin, face painting, up close magician, arts and crafts stations, and more, all of which can be found at “Art Central” a.k.a. DuPage Court.


inspired Elgin artS + cultural experience

DATE | September 18, 2022 | 1pm - 5pm

LOCATION | Civic Center Plaza, 125 N Grove Ave, Elgin, IL


DETAILS |  The City of Elgin, Elgin Cultural Arts Commission, Seigle Foundation, Chamber Music on the Fox, Hemmens Cultural Center, Palmer Foundation and the Daily Herald once again welcome Elgin residents to the Civic Center Plaza to celebrate arts and culture. Inspired Elgin: an immersive arts and cultural experience, is a family-friendly celebration of the arts taking place on September 18th from 1:00pm-5:00pm, culminating in a free concert featuring pianist Anne-Marie McDermott with Chamber Music on the Fox at 3:00pm. Come out and enjoy a taste of the arts and culture that Elgin has to offer!


pumpkin fest at cosley zoo

DATE | October 1 - 31, 2022 | 9am - 5pm

LOCATION | Cosley Zoo, 1356 N Gary Ave, Wheaton, IL

COST | $8 - $9, children under 18 are free!

DETAILS | Taking in the beautiful fall colors at Cosley Zoo is a must-do! Come see the animals and take in the thousands of pumpkins scattered on the zoo’s lawn. Children’s rides are also available for an additional fee. Apples, gourds, pumpkins, cider, cornstalks, and various sizes of straw bales are available to purchase. Check out the fall merchandise in the Wild Side Gift Shop, too! Proceeds from your purchases benefit Cosley Zoo. Regular admission rates apply. Timed-entry reservations are required.


cantigny fall festival

DATE | October 8, 2022 | 10am - 4pm

LOCATION | Cantigny Park, 1 S 151 Winfield Road, Wheaton, IL

COST | Free with paid parking ($5). Small fees may apply to certain activities.

DETAILS | Our Fall Festival promises colorful autumn fun for all ages! Details forthcoming. Festival admission and entertainment is free with paid parking ($5 per car). Some activities may require a small fee, such as pumpkin decorating and the petting zoo.


pumpkin patch festival + pet parade

DATE | October 1, 2022 | 9am - 2pm

LOCATION | SEBA Park, 151 S Water St, South Elgin, IL

COST | FREE Admission! Pumpkins are $1 - $5

DETAILS | Visit South Elgin's Fall Festival and enjoy picking out pumpkins ($1 - $5 each) with a carving and painting station, along with other attractions such as a pyramid of hay, petting zoo, and concessions. A pet parade starts at 10am

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Kuiper's sunflower fest

DATE | Opens August 27, 2022 - festival estimated to run 3-4 weeks. Dates are determined by bloom duration. | 9am - 6pm M-Sa, 10am - 6pm Sundays

LOCATION | Kuipers Family Farm, 1N318 Watson Rd, Maple Park, IL


  • SUNFLOWER FIELD ADMISSION - Valid any day of Fest: $10.99 Online / Includes 1 Bloom | $12.99 At the Gate / Includes 1 Bloom

  • SUNFLOWER FIELD & U-PIC ORCHARD COMBO TICKET - Valid only August 27 & 28, September 3, 4, 5, 10, & 11 Includes 1 Bloom & Quarter Peck of Apples $19.99 Online | $23.99 At the Gate | Children 2 & Under are admitted free.

DETAILS | Kuipers Family Farm believes in connecting people with agriculture and each other. With thousands coming to enjoy our corn maze, pumpkins, and apples each year we decided to bring another beautiful ag product to our guests: fresh cut sunflowers and some fantastic photo opportunities! Guest will be able to enjoy over 7 acres of 20+ different sunflower varieties in the fields. Come stroll through the flowers, take photos and enjoy the beautiful scenery of a late-summer farm day! Many adorable photo ops will be available so you can capture the perfect selfie or family photo. The experience goes ‘full bloom’ on weekends with live music and delicious farm-fresh food options on the scenic orchard lawn.

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fall fest at randall oaks zoo

DATE | September 24 - October 30, 2022 | 9am - 5pm

LOCATION | Randall Oaks Zoo, 1180 S Randall Rd, West Dundee, IL

COST | $4.25 Resident, $5 Nonresident

DETAILS | Celebrate all things fall at the Randall Oaks Zoo! Pedal Tractors, Pumpkins for Sale, Hayrides on Weekends ($3 per person), Fall Treats for Sale, Animal Shows on Weekends, Sponsor a Scarecrow

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Naper pride fest

DATE | September 10, 2022 | 12pm - 10pm

LOCATION | Naper Settlement, 523 S Webster St, Naperville, IL

COST | General Admission: $10 | General Admission+ (includes front of stage access): $15 | Rainbow 4-pack (save $5 with friends & family): $35 | VIP: $75 | Senior (60+) & Veterans: $5 | Kids 11 and under are FREE

DETAILS | West suburban Naperville will be celebrating its LGBTQ community this summer when it hosts its 2nd annual Naper Pride Fest with plenty of fun for all ages. With Naper Pride being a family-centered organization focused on diversity, Naper Pride Fest will bring together people from all walks of life: family, friends, neighbors and allies—all in a proud celebration of inclusivity. The fest will feature plenty of music and entertainment in addition to food, kids’ activities, artisans, sponsor and community booths, and much more.


naper settlement oktoberfest

DATE | September 30, 5pm - 10 and October 1, 3pm - 10pm

LOCATION | Naper Settlement, 523 S Webster St, Naperville, IL

COST | Adult: $20, Youth (4-12): $15, under 4 are free

DETAILS | Under our large heated tent, guests will enjoy German cuisine, local and traditional Oktoberfest beer varieties, and a blend of polka and rock music throughout the weekend. On Saturday, test your strength by participating in our stein holding contest. There will also be a variety of lawn games for the whole family. Grab your lederhosen and join us at this fun German festival!


harvest at the acorn moon festival

DATE | September 25, 2022 | 12pm - 3pm

LOCATION | Oakhurst Forest Preserve, 1680 Fifth Ave., Aurora, IL


DETAILS | Celebrate autumn's arrival with the Forest Preserve District! At this popular, family-friendly festival, we'll have pumpkin painting, mule-drawn hayrides, games, guided hikes, nature crafts, folk music, and refreshments. Admission is free. Nominal fee for crafts and refreshments. No registration required. ALL AGES


pumpkin weekends at blackberry farm

DATE | Saturdays, Sundays + Columbus Day, October 1 - 30, 2022 | 11am - 4pm

LOCATION | Blackberry Farm, 100 S Barnes Rd, Aurora, IL

COST | $8 ($7 for ages 65+)

DETAILS | Enjoy family-friendly fall festivities at Blackberry Farm! Admission includes all rides and attractions, pumpkins can be purchased additionally for $3 upon arrival. Check our website and Facebook for a detailed schedule of events. All ticket sales are final. ALL AGES.


Special activity dates will be featured throughout the month of Pumpkin Weekends, including:

  • October 1: Bounce House

  • October 8: Miss Jamie’s Farm Children’s Concert

  • October 9: Face Painter

  • October 15: World’s Tallest Scarecrow

  • October 16: Balloon Artist

  • October 22: Bubble Making & Trick-or-Treat



DATE | September 30, 4pm - 10pm; October 1, 11am - 10pm

LOCATION | Bicentennial Riverfront Park, 301 E Hydraulic Ave, Yorkville, IL


DETAILS | Yorktoberfest is the largest non-profit event to come to the Fox River! It promises to be an unforgettable day full of great fun, food, beer, live music, and activities for the whole family on the beautiful riverfront in downtown Yorkville.


cider + ale fest

DATE | October 22, 2022 | 12pm - 4pm

LOCATION | Morton Arboretum Visitor Center, 4100 IL-53, Lisle, IL


DETAILS | Savor hard cider and seasonal beers from over 30 local breweries and cideries. Breathe in the fresh autumn air and stroll among the trees while you sip. Tasting booths will be spread out along the Meadow Lake, Frost Hill, and Conifer walking paths. 21+


Fox Fall Fest

DATE | September 18, 2022 | 9am - 3pm

LOCATION | 76 Main St, Oswego, IL


DETAILS | Join us in downtown Oswego for our Annual Fox Fall Fest: Artisan Market, Vendors, Family Fun, Games and more!The festivities continue on Sunday October 3rd for our traditional Fox Fall Fest featuring the Artisan Market, food trucks, live music, photo op, kids activities, and so much more! Stores and restaurants will also be open!


goebbert's oktoberfest

DATE | September 16 - 18, 2022

LOCATION | Goebbert's Farm, 42W813 Reinking Rd, Pingree Grove, IL

COST | $14 - $22

DETAILS | Friday, September 16th is the first day of our Oktoberfest event. The farm will be open from 9AM-Midnight and the entire duration of the event is Family Friendly, with food trucks, music, fireworks and fun for the whole family. This ticket is valid for entry anytime on Friday, September 16.


Saturday, September 17th our Fall Festival runs from 9-6 and continues into Oktoberfest from 6-Midnight. This ticket is valid for entry at any time on Saturday, September 17th. Starting at 6:00 PM the Farm is open to guests age 21 + ONLY. This is not open to interpretation. All guests must be 21 or older after 6pm. Bands, competitions, activities, Farm attractions open, beer, food and more! Sunday,


September 18th our Fall Festival and Oktoberfest run from 9-6. This date is family friendly for the duration of the event. Join us for bands, activities, farm attractions, food trucks and more. 9am-6pm is open for all ages (all farm activities open during this time); 6pm-midnight is 21 and older.

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goebbert's farm fall fest

DATE | August 26 - October 31, 2022 | 10am - 6pm

LOCATION | Goebbert's Farm, 42W813 Reinking Rd, Pingree Grove, IL

COST | WEEKDAYS: $18 | WEEKENDS & HOLIDAYS: $22 | Seniors everyday: $14 | Children 2 and under: FREE​

DETAILS | Our Fall Festival is what we are known for! We offer a full day of family-friendly activities that are sure to delight kids and grown-ups of all ages. The General Admission fee includes almost all of the activities on the Farm. Parking is free, and we are open rain or shine. In inclement weather, some activities do need to be shut down. General Admission includes: Entrance to Animal Land, Pedal Karts, Tire Mountain, Corn Stalk Maze, Wagon Ride to the Field /Orchard, Haunted House, Munchkin Maze, Straw Bale Maze, Western Town, Pumpkin Eating Dinosaur, Goebbert’s Pumpkin Express Train Ride, Pumpkin Slide, Jumping Pillow, Chicken Show, Pig Races, and Corn Box (Pony and Camel rides are available for an additional cost of $7 each, and our Pop-A-Shot Attraction for big kids is an additional $3). Apple picking available for an additional fee

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Carpentersville Fall Fest

DATE | September 23, 6pm - 11pm; September 24, 9am - 11pm

LOCATION | Carpenter Park, 275 Maple Ave, Carpentersville, IL


DETAILS | Live Music Kid & family activities Craft Show, Touch a truck, Axe Throwing, Lumberjack show, Food vendors ... AND MORE


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