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Fall Fun in Illinois

Ah, the temps are falling. OK, not by much yet, but we’re getting there. Before you know it we’ll all be cozied up in our sweaters and hoodies and planning our annual fall activities. So…what are those, exactly? What are your must-dos, must-sees, and must- go-tos for fall in Illinois? Where’s the best place to find a pumpkin, see the colors, or just spend time together with the fam during this incredible time of year?

Let’s open this up statewide. Where should others in the WCIC family be sure to visit this season? We’re sure there are more than a few well-kept secrets we need to know about. Comment below so we can add to our list. To get you started, here’s a listfrom But I know we can come up with more!

Here are some places we’ve enjoyed as a family over the years…

Tanner’s Orchard in Speer

Wildlife Prairie Park in Hanna City

Grandview Drive in Peoria Heights

Fairview Park in Decatur

Starved Rock State Park in Oglesby

Forest Park Nature Center in Peoria Heights

Ackerman Farms in Morton

And, here are the great additions from the WCIC listening family. You guys are the awesomest…

Clayville Historic Fall Festival in Pleasant Plains – Thanks, Lori!

Funks Grove Nature Preserve in McLean County – From Julie!

LaSalle County Historical Society’s Annual Burgoo Festival in Utica – Submitted by Heidi…BTW, I had to look it up and Burgoo is a pioneer stew. Yum!

Selmi’s in Rock Falls – From Abby!

Apple Barn Orchard in Chatham – Another one from Abby…she gets extra credit. 😉

Rader Family Farms in Bloomington – Submitted by brother and sister, Travis & Lindsay, who both work there!

Eckert’s Country Store and Farms in Grafton – Thanks, Chassidy!

Knox County Scenic Drive – From Deidra!

Zaiser Pumpkin Farm in Deer Creek – Suggested by Pam!

Apple ‘n Pork Festival in Clinton, IL – Thanks, Tom!