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  • Those who dare can tour the Mausoleum of Terror when Frightfest opens today at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee.

    Those who dare can tour the Mausoleum of Terror when Frightfest opens today at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee.


Apples all day: Caramel apples, apple doughnuts, apple lattes and much more await at Long Grove's 20th Annual Apple Festival at the Long Grove Historic Village on Old McHenry Road, Long Grove. Plus, there's live entertainment, children's activities and more. Admission is $5 for adults; kids younger than 12 admitted free. (847) 634-0888 or 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Sunday

Out with the old: Get remodeling ideas from designers, contractors and craftsmen at The Old House New House Home Show at the Pheasant Run Resort and Convention Center, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. Adults $7, free for seniors ages 62 and older and kids younger than 18. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday

Scream and shout: The monsters and creatures of Frightfest return to Six Flags Great America at I-94 and Grand Avenue, Gurnee. $61.99; $41.99 for kids under 48 inches tall. (847) 294-4636 or 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. today and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday

Blast off: The 27th annual Norge Summer Ski Jump competition takes off this weekend at the ski club, 100 Ski Hill Road (near routes 14 and 22), Fox River Grove. Watch the junior tournament today and come back Sunday for the K70 big hill tournament. Stick around afterward for live music. Admission is $15; free for kids 12 and younger. See Noon to 4 p.m. today and Sunday.

Fall fete: The Morton Arboretum kicks off its monthlong Fall Color Festival Sunday with a 5K Run and Walk through the scenic grounds. If you'd rather enjoy the fall colors at a more leisurely pace, take a stroll along the Scarecrow Trail, where you can view more than 50 scarecrows along Meadow Lake. The fest runs until today, Nov. 3, at 4100 Route 53 in Lisle. (630) 968-0074 or 8 a.m. Sunday.

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