Fallapalooza

 

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Woodland Family Hikes: Fall Color

Oct. 13 or 14

Morton Arboretum

4100 Route 53, Lisle

(630) 968-0074

http://www.mortonarb.org

Enjoy the intricate beauty of colorful trees in the fall on an hour-long family-paced hike around the arboretum’s Meadow Lake. The program is recommended for families with children 4 and older. Time: 10:30 a.m. Fridays, 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. Saturdays. Cost: $17. RR

Cantigny Fall Festival

Oct. 13-15

Cantigny Park

1S151 Winfield Road, Wheato

(630) 668-5161

http://www.cantigny.org

The popular fall festival is expanded this year from one day to three. Enjoy the biergarten with food, eight beers on tap and live music by Howl2Go from 4 to 11 p.m. Oct. 13. On Saturday, fun for the family includes inflatables, a petty zoo, hayride, craft vendors and more from 10 am. to 4 p.m., with live music and the biergarten on tap from 4 to 11 p.m. Family fun and live entertainment will be available Oct. 15 as well from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: $15 per car admission, $9 beer tokens.

Glass Pumpkin Patch

Oct. 13-15

Morton Arboretum

4100 Route 53, Lisle

(630) 968-0074

https://www.mortonarb.org

The Morton Arboretum’s 13th annual Glass Pumpkin Patch features demonstrations by artists as they turn bits of glass into stunning molten pumpkin masterpieces. Guests also can visit the Halloween tent to find enchanting and frightful works of art to decorate the home and garden. Glass pumpkins are available for sale from 1 p.m. Oct. 14 to 5 p.m. Oct. 16. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: free with timed admission of $16 for adults, $14 for seniors, $11 for kids ages 2-17 and free for those 2 and younger.

Hinsdale Fall Family Fest

Oct. 14

Burlington Park

30 E. Chicago Ave.

(630) 789-7090

http://www.villageofhinsdale.org/pr

Dress in a favorite Halloween costume and enjoy inflatables, food trucks, entertainment and crafts at this annual event. Free pumpkins will be available to the first 500 participants. The Hinsdale Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a costume contest at its booth from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., with winners announced at 1:30 p.m. The Hinsdalean will take photographs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Kids can trick-or-treat at selected businesses in the downtown business district from noon to 3 p.m. Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Halloween Cupcake Decorating

Oct. 15

Hinsdale Public Library

20 E. Maple St.

(630) 789-1986

http://www.hinsdalelibrary.info

Kids in kindergarten through second grade are invited to listen to a story about fall and decorate Halloween themed cupcakes with frosting, crushed cookies, gummy worms and more. Time: 2 to 3 p.m. RR

OAKtober Walk

Oct. 15

St. James Farm

2S541 Winfield Road, Warrenville

(630) 933-7248

https://www.dupageforest.org

Enjoy the fall colors and learn about oaks on a guided walk. Participants may bring crayons and paper to make their own leaf and bark rubbings. The program is for ages 5 and older; those under 18 must be with an adult. Time: 2 to 3 p.m. Cost: $5. RR

Fall Color Walk

Oct. 15 or 21

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center

12545 W. 111th St., Lemont

(708) 257-2045

http://www.fpdcc.com

Families are invited to enjoy a leisurely nature walk to see the fall colors. Time: 1 p.m. RR

Mayslake by Moonlight Tour

Oct. 19, 21, 27, 28, 30

Mayslake Peabody Estate

1717 31st St., Oak Brook

(630) 206-9566

http://www.dupageforest.org

See Mayslake Hall in a new light. After the sun sets, enjoy a guided tour of this historic mansion by flashlight. Take in the architecture and history, and thrill to urban legends, tales of hauntings and stories of mischief. The program is for ages 12 and older; those under 18 must be with an adult. Time: 7:30 to 9 p.m. Cost: $15. RR

Pumpkin Night Hike

Oct. 20

Fullersburg Woods

3609 Spring Road, Oak Brook

(630) 933-7248

http://www.dupageforest.org

Use pumpkins and lanterns to light the way on a self-guided night hike. There will be a Halloween-themed scavenger hunt for kids to complete and a treat at the end. Hikes leave every 15 minutes. All ages are welcome; those under 18 must be with an adult. Time: 5:30 to 8 p.m. Cost: $10 per person 3 and older, free for 2 and younger. RR

Fall Foliage Walking Tour

Oct. 20 or 28

Morton Arboretum

4100 Route 53, Lisle

(630) 968-0074

http://www.mortonarb.org

Enjoy a seasonal stroll at the arboretum and take in the changing colors of the trees in this walk guided by an arboretum ecologist. Participants will view fall color and learn what seasonal changes trees go through each year. Time: 1 to 3 p.m. Cost: $32.

Cider and Ale Festival

Oct. 21

Morton Arboretum

4100 Route 53, Lisle

(630) 968-0074

http://www.mortonarb.org

Enjoy the fall season while savoring hard cider and beers from more than 30 local breweries and cideries. General admission includes a souvenir tasting glass and 20 3-ounce samples. Each VIP ticket provides early entry and includes a welcome drink, 20 3-ounce samples, a beer can-shaped commemorative pint glass and private restroom access. Time: noon to 3 p.m., 11 a.m. VIP entry.

Fall Color Walk

Oct. 21

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center

9800 Willow Springs Road, Willow Springs

(708) 839-6897

http://www.fpdcc.com

Learn why trees drop their leaves and the cause of leaf color change during this walk. Time: 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Boo! at the Zoo

Weekends through Oct. 22

Brookfield Zoo

3300 Golf Road

(708) 688-8400

http://www.czs.org/booatthezoo

Families can have a howling good time at this annual Halloween celebration. Don a favorite costume and take memorable snapshots at the many Halloween-themed photo frames and vignettes, including the Howl-O-Scene. Backdrops feature pumpkins, bales of hay, black cat cutouts and more. Afterwards, tackle the Craized Maize corn maze on the Zoo’s East Mall or take a spin on the Creepy Carousel. Time: 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. activities, zoo open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission: $29.95, $20.95 for kids 3-11, $24.95 for seniors plus $17-$20 parking.

Gothic Ghost Stories

Oct. 25

Mayslake Peabody Estate

1717 31st St., Oak Brook

(630) 206-9566

http://www.dupageforest.org

Keep the spooks at bay with an evening of ghoulish grown-up tales told in the old manor house at Mayslake Hall. The program is for ages 18 and older. Time: 7 to 8 p.m.

Boo Bash

Oct. 30

Hinsdale Public Library

20 E. Maple St.

(630) 789-1986

http://www.hinsdalelibrary.info

All ages are invited to come to the library in costume to enjoy trick-or-treating, spooktacular games and activity stations. Time: 4 to 6 p.m.

Dia de los Muertos

Oct. 30-Nov. 2

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center

9800 Willow Springs Road, Willow Springs

(708) 839-6897

http://www.fpdcc.com

Stop by the center to learn about Mesoamerican tradition and view the altar dedicated to extinct and endangered animals. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 
 

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