5 things to do for $5 (or less) this week in the suburbs

 
 
Posted10/9/2018 6:00 AM
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  • Deck out your dog in a Halloween costume for Mundelein Park District's Doggy Trick-or-Treat Saturday at Community Park.

    Deck out your dog in a Halloween costume for Mundelein Park District's Doggy Trick-or-Treat Saturday at Community Park. Associated Press, 2015

Fun for fall

The Cantigny Fall Festival features hayrides, a beer tent, a craft show with more than 70 vendors, music from the Banjo Buddies and Riverside Ramblers, plant and pumpkin sales, and kids' activities including face painting, a juggling show, a petting zoo and more at Cantigny Park Parade Field, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. Free admission, but fees for some activities. Parking is $5. (630) 668-5161 or cantigny.org. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13

Hay there!

Bring old clothing, shoes, hats, gloves and accessories to dress your own scarecrow during Long Grove Scarecrow Day at Towner Green, 308 Old McHenry Road, Long Grove. A $5 donation, which benefits the Long Grove Lions Club, gives scarecrow builders a wood base, a bale of hay and scarecrow building guidance. After the event, the scarecrows will be displayed throughout the village for the rest of the month. (847) 649-2222 or longgrove.org/festivals/diy-scarecrow-day/. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13

Scarecrows decorate Robert Parker Coffin Road during a previous Long Grove Scarecrow Day.
Scarecrows decorate Robert Parker Coffin Road during a previous Long Grove Scarecrow Day. - Daily Herald File Photo
Succulent samples

There will be lots of tasty treats to try from food trucks and food vendors, plus cooking demonstrations, live bands, children's activities and more at the West Chicago Food Festival in downtown West Chicago (on Galena Street between Main and High Streets). Free admission. (630) 293-2200 or westchicago.org. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13

Canine costumes

The Mundelein Park District invites you to dress up your leashed dogs for Doggy Trick-or-Treat Saturday at Community Park, 1401 N. Midlothian Road, Mundelein. During the event, your dog can bob for weenies, participate in an agility course, trick-or-treat, pose in a photo booth and participate in a costume contest. Free admission (all dogs must be on a leash and accompanied by an owner older than 15). (847) 388-5447 or mundeleinparks.org/event/doggie-trick-or-treat/. Noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13

A 1965 Chevrolet Corvette was on display at a previous Cruise Night in Schaumburg.
A 1965 Chevrolet Corvette was on display at a previous Cruise Night in Schaumburg. -
Classy cars

Be wowed by vintage vehicles at the Daily Herald co-sponsored Cruise Night End of the Season Celebration Wednesday at Zeigler Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, 208 W. Golf Road, Schaumburg. Enjoy music and bites from Toasty Cheese. Free admission. events.dailyherald.com. 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17

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