Harvest Fest is Burr Ridge fall tradition
Children watch in awe as a hot air balloon slowly fills up duringlast year's Harvest Fest in Harvester Park. | Vincent D. Johnson~for Sun-Times Media.
IF YOU GO
WHAT: Harvest Fest
WHEN: 1-5 p.m. Sept. 29
WHERE: Harvester Park, 15W400 Harvester Drive, Burr Ridge
ADMISSION: Free. There is a fee for food and some activities.
INFORMATION: (630) 920-1969 or brparks.org
Updated: October 28, 2012 6:43AM
BURR RIDGE — Harvester Park, 15W400 Harvester Drive, will be filled with food, entertainment and activities from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, made possible through the support of local companies, organizations and volunteers.
Guests to this free event can enjoy free ice cream, courtesy of Mars Chocolate North America, as well as hayrides, face painting, carnival games, pony rides, inflatables and a petting zoo, each for a fee. A portion of the park will be transformed into a pumpkin patch where guests can purchase and decorate pumpkins to take home.
Burr Ridge Bank and Trust will sponsor a free haysearch in which children can hunt through hay for pennies, redeemable for prizes.
Also free is the construction zone, which invites children to dig and play in a giant pile of sand.
From 3-5 p.m., Harvest Fest guests can enjoy free live entertainment.
“BMO Harris is sponsoring the entertainment stage,” said Lavonne Campbell of the Burr Ridge Park District.
Other companies pitching in for the party are Case New Holland, R. W. Baird, Medlin Communication, RE/MAX County Line, MB Financial Bank, Community Bank of Willwobrook and Spiroff & Gosselar Ltd.
The Willowbrook-Burr Ridge Kiwanis Club will sell hot dogs and bratwurst and the Burr Ridge Park District Foundation will offer tethered hot air balloon rides. At $10 for adults and $5 for children, money raised from the rides will benefit the park district.
Burr Ridge police, Tri-State Fire Protection District, local Girl Scouts and the Hinsdale South Key Club are among the many local entities that will pitch in to help make this annual event a success.
Campbell said Harvest Fest is a true community effort and a great way to celebrate autumn’s arrival.