Family Friendly: Enjoy a Western-themed Harvest Fest
There will be plenty of activities for the family at this year's Western-themed Harvest Fest.
Updated: September 27, 2012 12:42PM
You can have lots of fun for little money at the 2012 Harvest Fest.
“It’s a Norman Rockwell kind of fun afternoon for the family,” said Burr Ridge Park District Superintendent of Recreation Lavonne Campbell. “We try to keep it very affordable. A family of four can spend $25 and eat, play games and spend the whole afternoon.”
The event will be 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 at Harvester Park, 15 W. 400 Harvester Dr., Burr Ridge. Freebies are children’s entertainers, ice cream, popcorn and viewing trucks up close. Activities for a modest fee include hayrides, face-painting, carnival games, pony rides, a petting zoo, tethered balloon ride and inflatables. Brats, hotdogs, pop and snacks will be sold.
“We have a Western theme this year so all the games have to do with the Wild West,” Campbell said. As a special treat, she added, “The hayrides go back to the wetlands area where you can decorate a pumpkin.”
For details, call (630) 920-1969 or visit www.brparks.org.
Great fun, good cause
Kids and parents will play together during Jim Gill’s Family Room Tour, 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 at Washington Junior High, 201 N. Washington St., Naperville. Proceeds from the concert by the award-winning children’s entertainer will be donated to Exodus World Service, which supports refugee families in the community. Registration is required and costs $3 per person. Bring mats or blankets.
For details, call (630) 637-8000 or visit www.dupagechildrensmuseum.org.
No crows allowed
Trees are taking on their fall colors at the Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle — and those aren’t the only colorful things you’ll see if you stroll around Meadow Lake. More than 40 nature-themed scarecrows will be arranged along the path throughout October.
For details, call (630) 968-0074 or visit www.mortonarb.org.
Another sure sign of the season is that The Leaves are Falling All Around. That’s the theme of the story hour, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3 at the Oak Brook Barnes and Noble, 297 Oakbrook Center. Kids will hear “Pooh’s Leaf Pile” by Disney Press and “Little Critter’s Fall Festival” by Mercer Mayer, then do a themed activity.
For details, call (630) 684-0586 or visit www.barnesandnoble.com.
Professional storytellers will enchant families with seasonal tales, while they toast marshmallows, at Fireside Stories, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5 at 1501 Barnsdale Road, La Grange Park. Cost is $3 for children older than 2, free for adults. Registration is required. Bring lawn chairs.
For details, call (708) 352-1762 or visit www.pdlg.org.