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Top Events in Lake County this weekend!

There are so many Fall activities happening this weekend in Lake County how could we limit it to the top 5. For more events, be sure to check out our website VisitLakeCounty.org.

  1. Grab the kids, dress up the pooch and head to the Chicago Botanic Garden on Saturday from 11am – 1pm for the Spooky Pooch Parade. In addition to the parade, activities include a costume contest for dogs and owners, pet related vendors and demonstrations. Celebrate Halloween pooch style by lining up the parade route early for a barking good time.
  2. The Great Lakes Naval Museum will be conducting a free tour of the Naval Station Great Lakes Cemetery on Saturday from 1pm – 5pm. The tour involves walking and standing, and will last one to one-and-a-half hours and starts at the Great Lakes Naval Museum. Included in the tour is a visit to the gravesite of Joseph Wallace Gregg, the first recruit to graduate from Naval Station Great Lakes in 1911.
  3. Come out for an evening of arts, music, theatre, film and dance at the Waukegan ArtWauk. The ArtWauk will take place this Saturday from 5-10 pm in downtown Waukegan.  Bring a friend or spouse and take a stroll down Genesee St. and visit the art galleries, grab a bite to eat, listen to the music and enjoy the live entertainment.
  4. The Annual City of Highwood Pumpkin Fest is in full swing as they try to break last year’s Guinness World Record of 30,919 pumpkins carved. This festival includes a Pumpkin parade, 5K and 10K Pumpkin Run, Giant Pumpkin Land Regatta, Pet costume contest and the Guinness World Record Grand Lighting of the walls.
  5. Experience a day of fun for all ages at the 7th Annual Barn Burner Bar-B-Que at Lambs Farm tonight from 5pm – 10pm and Saturday 11am – 5pm. The smoky food festival features the Chili Challenge Cook-off, demonstrations, live music and more. Attendees can even judge the chili competition.

A weekend full of family fun adventure can be found on VisitLakeCounty.org.

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