Get a jump start on your pumpkin picking this weekend

Get a jump start on your pumpkin picking this weekend

Uh-oh, it’s marathon weekend! I know it’s very inspiring and amazing that people train and push themselves to run the Chicago Marathon, but all I can think of is people cheering outside my window at 8:00 a.m. on a Sunday.

I’m already in the Halloween spirit, and I’m going to be bringing you massive recommendations of where to get your spook on. The pumpkin patches are already springing up this weekend. Portage Park will host a pumpkin patch, carnival games, a petting zoo and horse-drawn hayrides all day on Saturday. Nichols Park will also feature pumpkins, pony rides and games.

Jackalope Coffee & Tea – which is the greatest name ever – is hosting a pop-up pumpkin patch on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The pumpkins are from Videnovich Farms, and genuine farmer Vera Videnovich will be there to help hand out pumpkins. Since it’s going to be a chillier weekend, you can warm up with pumpkin-spiced and gingerbread lattes, apple cider and hot chocolate while enjoying snacks like mini pumpkin pies and pumpkin spice muffins.

I think we can officially call this the last street festival of the year. Celebrate West Town’s culture and artistic expression at the West Town Art Walk this weekend. Visual, musical, fashion, culinary, all sorts of art forms. Just take a lovely stroll around the neighborhood and see what you like.



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