Roz Varon's Weekender Report

ABC 7's Roz Varon has plenty of fun suggestions for this weekend!
Pumpkin Patch - Morton Arboretum

The most beautiful pumpkins you'll ever see are at the Glass Pumpkin Patch at the Morton Arboretum! More than 6-thousand, one-of-a-kind hand blown glass pumpkins and other autumnal art in a range of sizes and prices are featured, along with glass blowing demonstrations through Sunday.

Great Highwood Pumpkin Fest - Downtown Highwood
It's the 10th year for the Great Highwood Pumpkin fest in Downtown Highwood! From pumpkin carving, trick-or-treating, costume contests and carnival rides, the big event is tonight when they try to break the Buinness Rorld Record for the most pumpkins carved and lit at once! Yes, you can bring your own pumpkin - the record is 30, 851! Proceeds benefit Make a Wish Illinois. The fest runs through Sunday.

Boo! At the Zoo - Brookfield Zoo
Brookfield Zoo's Boo! At the Zoo opens today with lots of family-friendly seasonal fun! This not-too-scary event includes trick or treating, Halloween crafts, haunted hayrides, a corn maze, the popular costume parade and costume dance party. They'll also have dozens of spooky zoo chats! Boo! At the Zoo runs weekends through October 27th.

Rosehill Cemetery Crypt 5K - Rosehill Cemetery
Here's a spooky way to get some exercise! The Rosehill Cemetery Crypt 5K steps off tonight at 7:00 pm at Rosehill Cemetery on North Ravenswood! This Victorian-era cemetery is Chicago's largest - it's kind of a cool way to see

Chicago's history, along the candle-lit path along mausoleums, monuments and moats! A portion of the proceeds benefit the Chicago Chapter of the American Diabetes Association!

Did you ever have a good idea, but just didn't know how to make it come alive? Well Chicago ideas week is just the ticket!

Chicago Ideas Week - Various Chicago Locations
Beginning Saturday through October 17th there will be more than 200 global leaders and innovators speaking on a variety of topics at various Chicago locations, as well has hands-on labs, where you can learn things from baking the perfect pie to creating museum art - and turn those ideas into realities!

Columbus Day Parade - State St. and Wacker Dr.
The Chicago Columbus Day Parade steps off on Monday at 12:30 pm from State and Wacker heading south. If you can't make it to the parade, you can watch it LIVE on ABC 7 from 1 to 3 pm.
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