5 Ideas for Celebrating Fall in Buffalo Grove
As fall arrives with crisp mornings and the smell of leaves preparing to turn brilliant shades of orange and red, families are taking the time to get outside before Winter makes it harder to leave home. The arrival of Halloween and other holidays brings plenty of chances for celebrating and having fun before the temperatures drop. Include at least one of these five Buffalo Grove fall events on your calendar to make the most of the season.
The Pooch Parade for Howl-O-Ween
This free event held at Willow Stream Park will celebrate the furry companions of the community with a dog parade for the pups and their owners. Both dogs and their owners are encouraged to dress up, and there are multiple activities planned throughout the day, including treat hunts and costume contests. The first 100 participants with dogs who register for the parade receive a free T-shirt as well. The parade takes place at 10:45 a.m. on Oct. 29.
Planting Bulbs for Spring Flowers
If you want to spend more time outdoors without going far, try getting everyone involved in a planting project. Buying an assortment of bulbs like daffodils, narcissus, delicate grape hyacinth, tulips and more will fill your yard with early color when spring arrives. You'll just need the bulbs and a small hand trowel or shovel to do the work, although some slow release fertilizer and a little compost mixed into the planting holes also help.
Picking Apples at Local Orchards
Whether you're a home cook who loves to bake pies or just like crunching on a crisp and fresh apple, picking your own at an orchard makes for a great day outside. There aren't any orchards in Buffalo Grove itself, but it's just a short trip to Libertyville or the Woodstock area for plenty of options. If you want to make a weekend trip of it, plan a drive from Elkhorn down to Joliet and visit four or five different orchards along the way!
Planning a Family Dinner
Sukkot, Thanksgiving and other holidays make for ideal family reunions and gatherings. Even if you're not celebrating anything specific, a family dinner gives everyone a chance to touch base and reconnect. Catering the meal takes the work out of preparations and lets you focus on cleaning, decorating and spending time with your guests instead.
Taking a Fall Hike
Finally, don't forget about the trails available for some fall strolls. Options like the Busse Woods Trail System and Paul Douglas Forest Preserve are close at hand and offer beautiful scenery through the season.
Don't feel like spending hours in the kitchen after a long day of fun away from home? Make arrangements with PaNosh Kosher Catering and you can pick up a freshly cooked meal on your way home. Imagine sitting down to eat delicious Kosher foods at home instead of relying on takeout or the fast food lane after heading back.