Visitors can go to the pumpkin patch and choose their favorite to
take home and carve, or stop by and decorate it at the pumpkin
salon. They can also enjoy fall color walks, a scarecrow factory and
entertainment with an autumn theme. For children, there will be
old-fashioned fun like bobbing for apples and pumpkin bowling. Also
step back in time to visit a 1750s trading post and frontiersman's
camp and meet other historical re-enactors.
Live music by The
Indras will be on stage from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. as they kick
out raw, over-the-top rock 'n' roll, rockabilly and R&B. The Emerald
Underground returns again this year with their presentation of
beautiful, upbeat Celtic fusion from 2 to 5 p.m.
Booths will feature handmade, nature-inspired items. The Illinois
Valley Blacksmiths and Central Illinois Woodturners will demonstrate
Visitors can also tour the Sugar Grove Observatory and explore
more than five miles of hiking trails on an autumn day.
Seasonal favorites like apple cider and caramel apples will be
available, as well as roasting marshmallows at the campfire.
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Admission is only $3 per person and free for children 3 and
under. There is small fee for some activities.
Sugar Grove Nature Center is located in beautiful, historic Funks
Grove, just south of Bloomington-Normal, off Old Route 66. Visit
the events as the date approaches.
[Text from file received from
Sugar Grove Nature