Posts in category "Fall"

Apple Picking Possibilities

Apple Picking Possibilities
Almost that time of year. I’m starting to think apple pie, apple sauce, and apple cider. Yummy! Heading out to pick all those apples yourself is a great family activity (kids really love be to hands-on like this). Our area has a few different good pick-your-own apple options. Here are some good bets for your... Read more »

Time to say so long to School's In

Time to say so long to School's In
This is the final fall posting in School’s In! And yes, that means winter is right around the corner. Well, maybe I am exaggerating slightly. But you definitely want to have your winter coats, boots, scarves and hats at the ready because there are chilly days ahead. I hope that you’ve found some good ideas... Read more »

Go apple picking while the pickin' is good

Go apple picking while the pickin' is good
As crazy as this may sound, we actually have an apple tree in the middle of our backyard in Chicago — an 80+ year-old apple tree that grows honest-to-goodness apples every other year. It is so cool. We are picking our backyard produce as fast as we can. We’ve made apple pies to eat and... Read more »
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The Autumn Harvest Festival is this weekend

The Autumn Harvest Festival is this weekend
Hasn’t this been the most beautiful autumn? The warmer-than-usual weather combined with the changing leaves has made for a particularly spectacular fall here in the Midwest. Hopefully, these gorgeous conditions will continue into the weekend for the Autumn Harvest Festival in the Wisconsin Dells. If you don’t know about the Wisconsin Dells Autumn Harvest Festival,... Read more »

Trick-or-treating opportunities for your little ghosts and ghouls

Trick-or-treating opportunities for your little ghosts and ghouls
Why wear your Halloween costume once when you could potentially wear it dozens of times prior to the big day? Check out the following super fun Halloween events taking place in Chicago on the weekend before Halloween (so your kids can stock up on lots of candy before the main event — yippee!). Spooktacular on... Read more »

My Picks for Pumpkin Pickin'

My Picks for Pumpkin Pickin'
Have you gotten your pumpkins yet? The clock is ticking! Now is the time to select your ideal jack-o-lantern specimen! Not sure where to start? Here are a few (relatively local) pick-your-own pumpkin farm options. Stade’s Farm and Market (McHenry). We love this place. We head there for strawberries in the early summer and go... Read more »
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The Chicago Park District presents Fall Adventure Day

The Chicago Park District presents Fall Adventure Day
Apparently, the weather is supposed to be lovely this weekend — perfect opportunity to enjoy Fall Adventure Day at Northerly Island, courtesy of the Chicago Park District. If you haven’t had a chance to check out one of the CPD’s seasonal programs on Northerly Island, I definitely recommend that you do so. This space is... Read more »

The Bucktown Apple Pie Contest

The Bucktown Apple Pie Contest
Need I say more? An apple pie contest! How fun is that? On October 16th from 2:00 until 5:00, Friends of Holstein Park will host the 7th annual Bucktown Apple Pie Contest. And I will be there. I am planning on bringing my little along as well so they face painting and pony rides, live... Read more »

The Annual County Fair at the Garfield Park Conservatory

The Annual County Fair at the Garfield Park Conservatory
If you are craving a little bit of country in the midst of all of  the city hustle and bustle, I have just the event for you. On Saturday, September 17, Chicago-area families can participate in the County Fair  at the Garfield Park Conservatory. The family fun kicks off at 11 am and runs until... Read more »
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Mrs. Magillicutty's Haunted Kitchen Halloween Party at Unicoi Art Studio

Photo courtesy of Unicoi Art Studio On Sunday, October 17th from 3 pm to 7 pm, Unicoi Art Studio (2059 W Belmont, Chicago) will be holding its annual Mrs. Magillicutty’s Haunted Kitchen Halloween Party. This fun-for-the-whole family event promises face painting, art projects, performances and Halloween treats. The party will offer many creative activities for... Read more »