Harvest Fest Brings a Bounty of Fall Fun to Downers Grove
Sep 19, 2017 5:14 PM -
DOWNERS GROVE-- The annual Harvest Fest celebration will be held from 9 am to 7 pm on Saturday, Sept. 30 at Fishel Park at 1036 Grove St. in Downers Grove. The free family-friendly event will include live musical entertainment, children's activities, a craft fair, Chilympics chili cook-off, a bags tournament, a pie-eating contest, food trucks, adult beverages and more. The day will kick off at 8:30 am with the DG 5&8 Miler, a competitive running event celebrating 40 years of racing tradition. The new and improved DG 5&8 Miler features a challenging, scenic course that runs through the rolling residential streets of Downers Grove. Racers can choose to compete in the established 5-mile course or the all-new 8-mile course both starting at the Lincoln Center and finishing at Fishel Park. Both routes are CARA- and USATF-certified. The 5-mile fee is $45 and the 8-mile fee is $55. CARA Members receive discounted registration. Online registration closes on Sept. 26. Day-of registration will be available from 7:30 to 8:30 am at the Lincoln Center. The course map, race information and online registration is available at dgparks.org.