Celebrate the season with Warrenville Park District Fall Fest Oct. 26
The Warrenville Park District is gearing up for a howling good time with its annual Fall Fest from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at the Recreation Center, 3S260 Warren Ave.
It is a great way for families to enjoy the season in a safe environment. It features a fantastic lineup of activities for all ages. Plenty of free parking will be available.
Fall Fest kicks off with a costume parade for little ghosts and goblins around the Recreation Center track overlooking the gym.
The parade begins promptly at 6 p.m. so arrive early!
A costume contest will be judged right after the parade and winners in different age levels will receive prizes.
Participants can purchase $5 wristbands good for unlimited play in the games and inflatable area.
Everyone will be a winner with loads of candy and prizes at the carnival games. There also will be a balloon twister and caricaturist. The Entertainment & Food tent is always a big hit with live music by The Johnny Wagner Band.
The concession area grill will be fired up and selling brats and hot dogs along with chips and beverages for families to eat outside under the stars or in the tent while enjoying the music.
NorthStar Credit Union will provide the event's sweet spot with free taffy apples.
New this year will be the Warrenville Bake-Off competition during the event. Submit cookies, cake or a pie. New this year is a category for contestants, age 15 or younger.
All baked entries must fit one of the three categories: single or multi-layer baked cakes; fruit, custard, etc. baked pies; or baked cookies and/or dessert. All entries must be homemade by amateur bakers only. A recipe must be included on a 5- by 7-inch card.
Judging will be 25 percent presentation, 25 percent texture and 50 percent taste.
The deadline for the entry form is 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24.
Entries will be judged by local community members and winners will be announced at 8 p.m. in the Rec Center Conference room.
"Throughout the event, kids will enjoy the costume parade, carnival games, a petting zoo, and more! The Food & Entertainment tent provides great music while you enjoy freshly grilled food," said Sheri Potter, Warrenville Park District Fitness/Recreation Coordinator.
Fall Fest is sponsored by the Warrenville Park District, City of Warrenville and sponsored in part by the City of Warrenville Hotel/Motel Grant. Event sponsors are NorthStar Credit Union, Main Event and DeLacey Dental.
For information, visit www.warrenvilleparks.org or (630) 393-7279.