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Mt. Prospect Fall Fest & Oktoberfest take over downtown this Saturday

Ryan Putz of Wheeling canít wait to pick out a pumpkin to paint at the 2012 Mount Prospect Fall Fest.

Ryan Putz of Wheeling can't wait to pick out a pumpkin to paint at the 2012 Mount Prospect Fall Fest.

 

Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

The never-ending trick-or-treat candy line appeals to Kazu Hayashi last year, who visits Jim Boyle of Van Driel Medical Specialties with his mom, Alex.

The never-ending trick-or-treat candy line appeals to Kazu Hayashi last year, who visits Jim Boyle of Van Driel Medical Specialties with his mom, Alex.

 

Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

Zoe Zajko of Des Plaines, meets up with fairy princesses Christine Widuger, left, and Amy Biancalana, at the 2012 Fall Fest.

Zoe Zajko of Des Plaines, meets up with fairy princesses Christine Widuger, left, and Amy Biancalana, at the 2012 Fall Fest.

 

Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

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By Submitted by the Mt. Prospect Downtown Merchants Association

The Mount Prospect Downtown Merchants Association invites everyone to join them for the annual Fall Festival and Oktoberfest Celebration on Saturday, Oct. 12.

The festivities will take place in downtown Mount Prospect at Emerson Street and Busse Avenue.

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The Fall Festival will be held 1-4 p.m. with hayrides, pony rides, two moon bounces, pumpkin decorating, crafts and balloons. There will be the never-ending trick-or-treat candy line made up of 30 local businesses, and a stilt walker.

Kids can snack on fall classics such as taffy apples and German pretzels or enjoy a full array of German food. All activities are free and sponsored by the Mount Prospect Downtown Merchants Association.

Stick around, though, because the party kicks into high gear in the evening.

The Oktoberfest, which is more adult-themed, will immediately follow the Fall Festival, from 4-11 p.m.

Authentic German food, beer and music by Phenix will highlight the evening under a heated tent. The Best German Attire Contest will be part of the fun.

Special thanks to the following businesses for their sponsorship: Anderson Tax & Accounting; B&E Accounting; Busse Automotive; Byte Me! Computers; Capannari Ice Cream; Innate Concepts Chiropractic; Keefer's Pharmacy; the law office of Mark Watychowicz; MB Financial Bank; Mount Prospect Child Care Center; Northshore University Health System; Olympus Gyros; Picket Fence Realty of Mount Prospect; Seattle Sutton's Healthy Eating; Van Driel's Medical Support Center and the village of Mount Prospect.

Admission is free. For details, visit www.downtownmountprospect.com.

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