I am a sucker for doing all kinds of fall activities. So, I figured I’d put a list together of some fun activities you can do if you live in Chicago.
Jack’s Pumpkin Patch Pop-Up
If you love pumpkin patches, this one in Chicago is the ultimate. It is called Jack’s Pumpkin Pop-Up that holds the largest corn maze in Chicago. There are also tons of other amazing activities like axe throwing, carnival games, pumpkin picking, food trucks, and drinks. It is also a prime place to take all the amazing fall photos. It is located at 1465 N Elston Ave in Chicago and is open until October 31st. You can purchase your tickets here!
Boat cruises are really popular in Chicago, and one of the best times to go is in the fall! The leaves are changing and the weather is perfect. You’ll also get to see an incredible skyline and learn about the architecture.
If you’re a food lover, food festivals in Chicago are for you! There are tons going on including food trucks, Fall Fest on the Riverwalk, Beer Fest, Halloween Crawl, Ghouls Night Out, and so much more!
If you’re looking for something a little low key, apple pick ing is great! It’s a little out of Chicago, but it’s nice to slow down once in a while. Here are some highly recommended orchards: Prairie Sky Orchard, Honey Hill Orchard, Apple Holler, Country Line Orchard, and the list goes on.
Pier pumpkin lights at Navy Pier
At Navy Pier, they put out pumpkin pop-up instillations and decorate the pier in full Halloween swing. This is another great photo opportunity and to prepare yourself for spooky season.
Local farmers markets
There are tons of local farmers markets that happen in different areas around Chicago. If you’re looking for fresh produce or want to shop more locally, check out your local farmers markets, there are ones that happen every day!
Lincoln Park Zoo (great pumpkin glow)
The Lincoln Park Zoo puts on an event for adults called the “Great Pumpkin Glow”. It’s hosted on October 28th from 6:30 pm – 10 pm. Some activities during the night include entertainment, bars throughout the zoo, and unique animal chats. If you’re over the age of 21 and love the zoo, this is the event for you! Find more info here!
A super exciting event that takes place every year in Chicago (and around the world) is called Oktoberfest!
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