Visit the pumpkin patch and choose your favorite to take home and
carve, or stop by and decorate it at the pumpkin salon.
music, fall color walks, a scarecrow factory and other entertainment
with an autumn theme. Children will delight in old-fashioned fun
like bobbing for pumpkins and pumpkin bowling.
Step back in time to visit a 1750s trading post and
frontiersman's camp, and meet other historical re-enactors.
Explore booths featuring handmade, nature-inspired items. Watch
the Illinois Valley Blacksmiths and Central Illinois Woodturners
demonstrate their skills.
Indulge in seasonal treats, roast marshmallows at the campfire,
tour the Sugar Grove Observatory, and explore over 7 miles of hiking
trails on a delightful autumn day.
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Admission is only $3 per person and free for children 3 and
under. There is a small fee for some activities.
Sugar Grove Nature Center is in historic Funks Grove, just south
of Bloomington-Normal, off Old Route 66. Visit
www.sugargrovenaturecenter.org for directions and a detailed
schedule of events as the date approaches.
For more information about this or other programs at the nature
center, phone 309-874-2174 or email
[Text from file received from
Sugar Grove Nature