AutumnFest at the Morton Arboretum

October 2, 2011 7:39:52 AM PDT
Many runners and walkers enjoyed a challenging but beautiful course under a canopy of trees at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle Sunday.

The 8th Annual Fall Color 5k Run and Walk is part of the Arboretum's "AutumnFest." Morton Arboretum Special Events Coordinator Diana Fischer-Woods joined us live from the event.

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Autumnfest at the Arboretum continues through October:

Theatre Hikes:
Experience theatre without walls on nature's stage.
Weekends in September: Around the World in 80 Days (Show starts September 10.)
Weekends & Columbus Day in October: Night of the Living Dead

Family Twilight Adventures:
October 8, 14 and 22
Embark on thrilling twilight hikes and nighttime tram rides.

Fall Bird Walks
October 1, 15, & November 5
Learn about fall migrants and year-round resident birds with an expert guide. First-time birders welcome!
Children ages 11 and up with adult.

Scarecrow Trail
Admire nature-themed scarecrows created by area Girl Scouts.

Autumn Fest Fair
Weekends and Columbus Day in October
Enjoy build-your-own taffy apples, kettle corn, beer, free wine tasting, brats, and more.

Weekends & Columbus Day in October
Watch Illinois Gourd Society artists make beautiful gourd creations. Gourd art available for purchase. Plus, paid hands-on gourd-art workshops.

Glass Pumpkin Patch
October 14-16
Shop more than 2,000 one-of-a-kind glass pumpkins in many colors, shapes, and sizes. Plus, free glass blowing demos on October 12-14.