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Berwyn Oktoberfest

Berwyn, Ill.

FREE  

The festival includes an international food court, live bands, carnival and amusements, family pavilion, crafters, vendors and beer garden.

 

When: 6-11 p.m. Sept. 15, noon-11 p.m. Sept. 16
Cost: Free

Origami in the Garden

The Morton Arboretum | Lisle, Ill.

Visitors will be awed by 25 displays of metal sculptures based on the traditional Japanese art of paper folding as they walk paths through the Arboretum’s spectacular landscape. Created by Santa Fe-based artists Kevin and Jennifer Box, the exhibit features installations, gallery works, and the Boxes' own compositions, as well as collaborative works with some of the world’s top origami artists.

When: 7 a.m.-sunset
Cost: Free with arboretum admission

Dinos & Dragons

Brookfield Zoo | Brookfield, Ill.

Dinos & Dragons will feature 17 animatronic creatures, including the Stegosaurus, Apatosaurus, Tyrannosaurus rex, and Chinese dragon. Along the winding outdoor path, guests can explore the origins of myths and legends through culture, literature, and paleontology that is illustrated on signage. Inside a tented area, zoogoers can get up-close views of live reptiles, including a 6-foot-long Komodo dragon, seen for the first time at Brookfield Zoo. The temporary exhibit will also have hands-on activities, as well as a dinosaur dissection lab, dino dig boxes, and an excavation site.

Cost: $5, $3 kids 3-11

Community Roots: Agriculture in Naperville

Naper Settlement | Naperville, Ill.

The exhibit allows visitors to see the progression of land use, learn why early settlers chose the livestock they did, how the community supported agriculture and the impact technology had on farming and the changing landscape and population. The Gregory family, who owned a 400-acre farm which is now the Westfield Fox Valley Shopping Center, is among many Naperville farm families represented in the exhibition. On view is Larry Gregory’s 4-H electricity projects from 1947 and 1948, where he laid out future plans for wiring farm houses after World War II.

Cost: Free with museum admission

Oaktoberfest

Oak-Toberfest | Oak Park, Ill.

FREE  

Annual fall festival featuring premiere music lineup featuring local and national artists, a microbrew, kids root beer garden and ethnic food offerings.

When: 4-10 p.m. Sept. 15, noon-10 p.m. Sept. 16
Cost: Free; food costs extra

100 Years of Broadway: The First Century of Musicals

Steel Beam Theatre | St. Charles, Ill.

This original musical evening takes us on a journey through the major milestones of Broadway hits - and near misses – that make up the American showtune century. From the era of Ziegfeld to the era of big blockbuster musicals, this show will have your toes tapping and your heart singing.

When: 8 p.m. Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays
Cost: $28, $23 student
 










 
 
 
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