Families are invited to begin their day of festivities with a costume pet parade sponsored by the Daily Herald. Dress your pet to impress in their best costume and join the other dapper animals along Randhurst Village drive for the chance to win some great prizes. Pet parade begins at 11:30AM.
Guests at this free event will enjoy face painting, balloon twisting, and troops of sky-high stilt walkers while taking in the dazzling larger-than-life sand sculptures created by the Sand Sculpture Company. The Sand Sculpture Company currently holds the record for the World's Tallest hand Built Sculpture by the Guinness Book of World Records, and the pending record for the World's Tallest Sand Sculpture.
Entertainment will include the Rad Hatter, Tony Melendez, who will teach families how to create one-of-a-kind keepsake hats, and the incredible Candy Sculptor, one of only five in the world who continue to practice this ancient art from. Don't forget to stop by the pumpkin decorating stations where you can create and take home a great memorabilia of the day.
Get your fair share of Hoots and H'owls and pose for photos with majestic owls from the Stillman Nature Center in South Barrington.