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posted: 10/2/2012 3:01 PM

Family fun at Fall Festival at Palatine Stables

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  • A petting zoon will be part of the family friendly activities at the Palatine Park District's annual Fall Festival.

      A petting zoon will be part of the family friendly activities at the Palatine Park District's annual Fall Festival.
    Courtesy of Palatine Park District

  • Come take a horse-drawn wagon ride Oct. 6, at the 15th annual Fall Festival, hosted by the Palatine Park District.

      Come take a horse-drawn wagon ride Oct. 6, at the 15th annual Fall Festival, hosted by the Palatine Park District.
    Courtesy of Palatine Park District

 
Submitted by Palatine Park District

Palatine Park District presents the 15th annual Fall Festival from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Palatine Stables, 1510 W. Northwest Highway, in Palatine.

This family friendly event includes pony rides, a petting zoo, horse-drawn wagon rides, make and take crafts, riding demonstrations, pumpkins for sale, concessions, and arts and crafts vendors. Admission is free; fees will apply for some activities. Dogs are not allowed.

Palatine Stables is a facility of the Palatine Park District providing training, lessons and boarding services. The safety-oriented program focuses on all areas of horsemanship and the variety of well-trained school horses can accommodate all levels of riding. Lessons are offered from introductory through the advanced hunter-jumper levels. Options include private lessons, introduction to horsemanship, and little riders introduction to horsemanship for ages 4-6.

Pony rides and pony parties are also popular options at Palatine Stables. During the summer months, a variety of horsemanship and pony camps are offered.

For information on the Fall Festival or Palatine Stables, contact Toni Bruns, stables manager/trainer, at (847) 359-0009 or tbruns@palatineparks.org.

The mission of Palatine Park District is to provide a variety of safe, enjoyable and affordable parks and recreation facilities and activities that will enhance the quality of life by promoting good health and well-being for all residents and visitors of the Palatine Park District.

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