The Best Things in Fall are Free (Almost)

 

 

It's too perfect. Scarves and boots, crisp leaves, and football. Fall is a fan favorite of many midwesterners not only because the beauty of our surroundings, but the many fun activities to get into. Apple picking is no longer a thing of 1994, so take a look my list of favorite cheap Fall activities to check out this season.

 

 All Seasons Orchard (Woodstock) - September 1 2012- October 28, 2012

Corn maze, pumpkin farm, and apple picking. Helllooo what else do you need?

 

Konow's Corn Maze and Fall Fest (Homer Glen) - September 22,2012 - October 31, 2012

Food, drinks, bands, hayrides, and pumpkins! Great family fun.

 

St. Charles Scarecrow Fest (St. Charles) - October 5, 2012 - October 7, 2012

Scarecrows, food, and live entertainment (featuring the popular Wedding Banned) all weekend long.

 

Oktoberfest (Naperville) - October 6, 2012

Music, beer, and food while celebrating the community's heritage. Can never go wrong with an Oktoberfest!

 

Havest Days (Lincoln Park Zoo)- October 13, 2012 - October 14, 2012

Animals, Crafts, Music, and Pumpkins. Perfect event to bring the kids.

 

Goebbert’s Fall Festival (South Barrington/Hampshire - Personal Favorite) - September 22, 2012 - October 31, 2012

Pumpkins, chocolate covered pretzles, hayrides. Perfection!

 

Statesville Haunted Prison (Crest Hill - Personal Favorite) - Through November

Voted #1 Haunted House by Haunted House Chicago in 2010-2011 - this is one haunted house you will NOT want to pass up. WARNING: Not for meek and weak.

 

Richardson's Adventure Farm (Spring Grove) - Through October

Check out the worlds largest corn maze. 33 Acres of living corn - get ready for a challenge.

 

Weird Chicago: Ghosts, Gangeters, and Ghouls of the Windy City (Chicago)

Chicago's haunted places, crime spots, and weird locations. Most unique and most haunted places in the Windy City!

 

Chicago Hauntings "Haunted City" Tour  (Chicago)

Experience all the haunting history of the city while you ride around on the "ghost bus." This tour was voted "Best Ghost Tour in Chicago" by Time Out Chicago. I've been dying to do this for years (pun intended.)

 

Fright Fest Great America (Gurnee) - Through October

The familiar amusement park is transformed into a land of ghouls, goblins, and sprites. Prepare to be spooked. *Currently on Diet Coke cans they have "buy one get one free" ticket.

 

There is so much to do this season in the Chicagoland area. Start planning your month now. Boo! 

 

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