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2018 October and November Events


As fall gets into full gear and Halloween only a few days away, there are many great events happening in the Chicago area.

If you’re near Randhurt Mall, its annual Fall Festival features special appearances by pet costume parade, real Owls from the Stillman Nature Center, activities and fun crafts. Free family fun includes free pumpkins to decorate, the Rad Hatter for keepsake hats made by you, stunning live owls, a horse-drawn wagon ride, face painting, games and crafts. Join the animals and have fun on October 20, 2018.  The family festivities kick-off in center court along Randhurst Village Drive at 1 pm and continue until 4 pm. The event will open with a costume pet parade, sponsored by the Daily Herald.

At River Trail Nature Center in Northbrook, you can join them for their Fall Festival on October 21. Experience storytelling, beekeeping demonstrations, pumpkin painting, honey, hay rides and more! Admission is free. However, there are small fees for some activities. But if you bring bring a non-perishable food item to donate to The Greater Chicago Food Depository, you can exchange it for activity tickets. 1 item = 1 ticket.

Head out to DeKalb County for the Sycamore Pumpkin Festival. On the Courthouse lawn, thousands of pumpkins will be decorated. Additionally, you can see arts and crafts shows, a house walk, a pie-eating contest, two carnivals, and a giant parade on Sunday afternoon. The festival started in 1956 and you wouldn’t want to miss it! The festival takes place from October 24 through October 28.

The annual BatFest in Batavia includes, downtown Trick-or-Treating, a great parade, a pumpkin bowl,  and many other contests and games for families to enjoy. It takes place on October 27, 2018 downtown and at the Batavia Riverwalk. And if you need any last minute homemade goodies, the last Farmers’s Market of the outdoor season in Batavia takes place.contests BatArt and games for free family fun.

And of course, to end the season and prepare for Santa, go downtown for the Magnificent Mile Festival of Lights. There you will see the tree lighting, a fantastic fireworks display, many musical performances, and have the opportunity to start your holiday shopping spree.

Put your fall coat on and have some fun from all of us at the Law Offices of R.F. Wittmeyer, Ltd.

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