The annual Northwest Suburban Republican Family Picnic takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, at Busse Woods Forest Preserve -- Grove 27 near Elk Grove Village.
The event is open to the public. Ticket prices are $10 per family before Sept. 8 and include food and drink for every member -- hamburgers, hot dogs, grilled corn, soda, water and beer. There will be a police K9 show, farm petting zoo, face painting and inflatable bounce house. The Chicago Bears' season opener will be shown on a big screen in the pavilion.
To buy a ticket online at the special $10 rate, go to goppicnic.com. The ticket price will rise to $25 on the day of the picnic.