Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum Harvest Festival

On Sunday, October 5, 2014 the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is hosting its inaugural Harvest Festival and 7th annual 5K, the Harvest Hop!

Welcome the arrival of autumn at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum’s Harvest Festival! Kicking off with a live bluegrass band, kids and adults can wander through the carnival atmosphere participating in games such as a ring toss, pumpkin golf, milk can throw, duck pond game and a bozo bucket toss. Autumn-themed crafts including prairie bouquets (picked from our own prairie!), fall crowns and pumpkin painting will also be available. We’ll finish up with a special kids harvest hop, complete with burlap sacks for kids to hop in! Admission is $10 for members, $15 for non-members, and $5 for children and teens 3 to 18 years old.

Come for the Harvest Festival, stay for the Hop! Beginning at 1:30pm, all race registrants will head over to Diversey Harbor for the start of our annual 5K run/walk. All participants — including athletes, families with strollers, or dogs with owner in tow — will be timed. After the race, runners will have a chance to cool down, grab a snack, then head back to the Harvest Festival for announcements and awarding of medals to the top times of each age group. Registration is $35 for adults, $10 for children and teens ages 7 to 18, and free for children 6 and under, and includes a Harvest Hop 5K T-shirt. All race registrants get free admission to the Harvest Festival!

Harvest Festival
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

• Family friendly
• Live bluegrass band
• Carnival Games
• Autumn themed crafts
• Pick out your own pumpkin
• Pumpkin painting
• Children’s harvest hop, burlap sack race and more!

Harvest Hop 5K
1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Across the street from the Nature Museum at Diversey Harbor

• 7th annual 5k run/walk
• Family friendly
• Stroller friendly
• Dog friendly
• Timed race
• Great activity for families to do together
• Prizes for top winners in all age categories
• T-shirts for all registrants

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