Now that fall harvest is here, a trip to your local family farm is as easy as ABC.
A Is for Apples
Pick 10 varieties at Jonamac Orchard (19412 Shabbona Road; 815-825-2158), then reward yourselves with homemade fudge from the country store. (Closes October 26.)
B Is for Baa
Feed sheep, ducks, and goats at Lincolnshire’s Didier Farms (16678 Aptakisic Road; 847-634-3291). Stick around for crafts, pony rides, and the bounce house. (Closes October 31.)
C Is for Corn
Navigate a corn maze shaped in the likenesses of JohnMcCain and Barack Obama at Crest Hill’s Siegel’s Cottonwood Farms (17250 South Weber Road; 815-741-2693). The tractor-drawn hayride to a pumpkin field will get junior’s vote. (Opens September 27; closes October 31.)
A city break? You D-serve it.
Wildlife Photography Workshop
What: National Geographic photographer Annie Griffiths Belt teaches kids to snap digital photos of creatures great and small.
Why: They’ll learn in a flash.
When: Sun., 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Brookfield Zoo, First Ave. & 31st St. (708-688-8000). Register online at brookfieldzoo.org.
Stop for Maya Charity Walk
What: Group stroll through Lincoln Park benefits the nonprofit promoting pedestrian safety.
Why: Every step helps.
When: Sun. Registration, 9 a.m.; walk, 10 a.m.
Where: Walk begins and ends at Belden St. & Lincoln Park West. Pre-register with a financial contribution.
Ashor’s Room Clearance Sale
What: Up to 75 percent off boys’ and girls’ vintage-inspired clothing.
Why: Big deals for little ones.
When: Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Galleria Unico, 44 E. Superior St., b/t Rush & Wabash Sts. (312-835-7023).