Weekend Spotlight: Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2017, Sponsored by the Glen Ellyn Park District’s Fall Family Fun Event Featuring Entertainer Andy Head

Friday, Sep 29th, 2017 by

This Weekend Spotlight is brought to you by the Glen Ellyn Park District, which is hosting a “Fall Family Fun” event at 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 9, featuring juggler, family comedian and entertainer Andy Head. This will be a unique way to spend the Columbus Day holiday. Andy Head’s show features lots of funny and amazing juggling tricks, hilarious audience participation, and a grand finale with a unicycle! Stick around after the show for Andy’s 15-minute workshop on scarf juggling and feather balancing for kids.


The show will be in the gym of the Main Street Recreation Center, so you’re urged to bring a blanket for seating. Only children need to be registered, but they must be accompanied by an adult. The registration fee for resident kids is $8, for non-residents it is $12. Find more info, including how to register, here.
And now some highlights of this weekend:


Goodrich Quality Theaters will be showing “The Boss Baby” at 10 a.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Randall 15 IMAX in Batavia and the Kendall 11 in Oswego. This is part of the Weekend Morning Movies Fall Series, and tickets are $1 (or free for FMG club members.)


Pumpkin Weekends get underway on Saturday and Sunday at Blackberry Farm in Aurora and continue on weekends through October. Carousel rides, hay wagon rides, pony rides, paddle boats and tours on the Pumpkin Train are included with the $7-per-person admission, along with some special Halloween-themed attractions.


Pumpkin Fest starts on Sunday at Cosley Zoo in Wheaton. There will be a straw pyramid and corn stalk tunnel, plus children’s rides available for an extra fee. This event runs daily through Oct. 31.


The Durant House Museum in LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve in St. Charles is hosting its annual “Heirloom Apple Fest” on Sunday. This event which will allow your family to sample apples not seen in the grocery store. The event is from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Donations are $3 for adults and $1 for kids. For more info, visit ppfv.org or call 630-377-6424.


Donley’s Wild West Town in Union holds a “Fall Festival” on weekends through Oct. 29, 2017, featuring spooky train rides, pony rides, a pumpkin painting contest and more. Every child receives a free pumpkin. Check the website for details, but it looks like admission is $17 for the rides, shows and attractions. Children under 3 are free with a paid adult. It’s open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.


Morton Arboretum is hosting “Trick or Trees” on Saturday and Sunday, where children are encouraged to wear costumes, play tricky games, fashion fun fall crafts and plant a tree seed to take home as a treat. This program takes place on weekends through October, plus Monday, Oct. 9, too, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Children’s Garden.


There are several fall resales on Saturday, although some don’t allow children.