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Fall Holiday Fun

Peoria Park District has something for everyone to celebrate the Fall season!

September 28 // 9AM-3PM // Market in the Park at Luthy Botanical Garden (All Ages):  It’s an authentic European Market experience right here in the heartland, complete with crepes, antiques, pastries, herbs, vintage finds and furniture, flowers, and more. Enjoy a creative community of artists, craftsmen, foodies and collectors coming together, to bring the charm and excitement to Luthy Botanical Garden. Rain date: 9/29- $1/person.

Four Thursdays in October (3, 10, 17, 24)  //  5-7PM  //  Hayrides and Hotdogs at Sommer Farm (All Ages):  Come on out and have an old-fashioned good time. For a small fee you get so much: hot dogs for roasting, chips, baked beans, a smore, and drinks. Vegetarian hotdogs, beans and non-pork marshmallows available. Hayrack ride is included and children and adults costumes are strongly encouraged.  $6.00-12 & above, $4.00 3-11 & 2 & under free.

October 11 through November 3 // 10AM-5PM //  Chrysanthemum Show “The Great Pumpkin” at Luthy Botanical Garden (All Ages):  Bring the kids to enjoy a spectacular showing of fall color and maybe even spot the Great Pumpkin!!! Packed with chrysanthemums , the Conservatory is a great escape from that chill in the air and offers a peaceful respite before the holiday season.  Donations appreciated.

October 19 //  5:30-8:30PM //  Howl-ZOO-Ween at Peoria Zoo (All Ages):  Calling all ghosts and ghouls, join us for our annual Howl-ZOO-Ween event. With a trick or treat trail through Africa, magic shows, a costume contest at 7:00 each night, and so much more, come out and enjoy this family friendly event.  $7/person

October 25 //  4:30-6PM  //  Fall Festival at Logan Recreation Center (Ages 2-11):  Celebrate the colorful season of Fall with a bit of creepy, playful atmosphere!  Come harvest plenty of haunting treats that will test all your senses.  Members-Free, Non-members-$3.

October 25 //  5:30-7:30PM // Halloween Party at Franciscan Recreation Center (Ages 1-10):  Halloween is coming soon! Don’t take your bag on the street; come instead to our place for tricks and treats! Carnival games, crafts, Fun on the Run bounce house, costume contest at 6:30pm, and CANDY and PRIZES all evening! Co-sponsored by the West Peoria Resident’s Association, West Peoria Neighborhood Watch, and Fun on the Run.  $3/child

October 25 //  6:30-8:30PM //  Creatures of the Night at Forest Park Nature Center (All Ages):  Summon your courage, and prepare to enter the dark forest. Enjoy a trick-or-treat trail, a campfire with not-so-spooky stories, and other nocturnal fun. Costumes are welcome! $4 in advance, $5 at the door.

October 26 //  12-4PM  //  Haunted PlayHouse at Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum (Ages Newborn-12):  Join us for a day of Halloween fun! Enjoy spooky story-time, trick-or-treat scavenger hunt, and creepy art and science activities. Strike a pose in our silly photo booth, show off your costume in a parade through the building, make an accessory to go with your costume, and more!  Free with museum membership or admission.

October 31  //  4:30-7:30PM  //  Trunk-or-Treat at Proctor Recreation Center (Ages 1-14):  Celebrate Halloween in a fun, safe way. We will provide an area in and around Proctor to pass out treats to all children.  Free.