WAUCONDA: You supply the ‘wows’

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NOW to OCT. 10,
THURSDAYS

WAUCONDA FARMERS’ MARKET
DOWNTOWN WAUCONDA,
MAIN STREET
3-7 P.M.

What it is:

Ask local farmers questions as you choose fresh fruits, vegetables, jams, honey, plants, kettle corn and more at the Wauconda Farmers’ Market. Peruse vendor and craft booths and enjoy culinary delights from the Chamber Grill. Special events this year include a chair auction on Sept. 5 and a pumpkin-carving contest on Oct. 10.

What else you need to know: Call the Chamber at (847) 526-5580 or visit www.waucondaareachamber.org for more information.

SEPT. 21-22

FARM HERITAGE FESTIVAL
LAKEWOOD FOREST PRESERVE, ROUTE 176, WEST OF FAIRFIELD ROAD
9 A.M. – 4 P.M.

What it is: Tractors, cars, engines and other farm equipment can be seen at this event. Daily tractor parades, sheepherding demonstrations, wagon and barrel train rides, a petting zoo and scarecrow making are all family-friendly daily happenings.

What else you need to know: Admission, which includes museum fee, rides and parking, is $10 for adults, $5 for seniors (ages 55 and up) and youth (ages 4-17), and children under 3 admitted free. Visit www.lcfpd.org or call (847) 968-3400 for more information.

SEPT. 21 -FEB.16

BEGUILED BY THE WILD: THE ART OF CHARLIE HARPER LAKE COUNTY DISCOVERY MUSEUM,
27277 N. FOREST PRESERVE ROAD
10 A.M –4:
30 P.M . MONDAYS-
SATURDAYS, 1-4:30 P.M. SUNDAYS

What it is: Nature lover and artist Charley Harper (1922-2007) created a wondrous collection of wildlife prints, posters and illustrations. Harper’s art is on display for a limited time during the national touring exhibition.

What else you need to know: Admission is $6 for adults, $2.50 for youth (ages 4-17), and $3 for students (ages 18-25) and seniors (ages 55 and up). Children 3 and under admitted free. Tuesdays offer discounted rates for all. Call (847) 968-3400 for more information.

OCT. 5

WAUCONDA WARRIOR
PARK DISTRICT CHALLENGE
GOLF FARM, 2100 U.S. 12
TIME TBD

What it is: This 3K/5K obstacle course race is a challenge for “warriors.” Test your strength, endurance and ability to have fun as you climb ropes, run through mazes and try to outlast those around you.

What else you need to know: Entertainment, food and drinks are available after the race. All challengers will receive a mug. Registration is available the day of the race as well as online. The fee is $40. Visit www.waucondaparks.com for more information.

OCT. 19

FOREST FITNESS
LAKEWOOD WINTER SPORTS AREA, ROUTE 176, WEST OF FAIRFIELD ROAD
8-9 A.M.

What it is: This adult event is an hour-long group fitness hike through the woods, featuring a new preserve each week (August–November).

What else you need to know: The fee is $1 for residents and $2 for nonresidents. No registration is necessary. Call (847) 968-3113 for more information.

OCT. 24

HALLOWEEN GALA
COMMUNITY CENTER,
600 N. MAIN ST.
5:
30-8 P.M.

What it is: Fun-for-all event full of carnival games, a hayride and contests. Dress in your Halloween costume and enjoy refreshments.

What else you need to know: Children 2 and under admitted free. No pre-registration necessary. There is a $6 fee for first child and $5 for each additional child.