Things to do this weekend, October 6th – the 8th in Chicago!

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Nightmare on Clark Street

Taking place at the Bamboo Club, a tropical bar, this yearly Halloween-themed event offers a multi-level haunted house experience alongside an upper-level bar serving eerie cocktails. Admission to the haunted house, available to those aged 16 and up, is priced at $20, with a VIP option for $30, including a beverage and expedited entry.

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Jonamac Orchard

Owned by a family, this property sprawls across 105 acres and is adorned with over 20,000 apple trees. If you’re wondering how to begin your apple-picking adventure, explore the farm’s engaging website to learn about the ripest choices and discover creative uses for each apple variety. Extend your visit by enjoying a leisurely stroll through the corn maze or reserving a private campfire spot for your group. Before you head home, take some time to explore the Cider House, which features an impressive assortment of apple wines and hard ciders available for purchase.

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Morton Arboretum

While it might require a 30-minute drive to reach Morton Arboretum, once you arrive, you’ll instantly feel like you’ve entered a different world, and it’s a delightful sensation. Leave your cares behind as you immerse yourself in the midst of over 4,200 diverse tree species. You can set out on a picturesque hike along one of the numerous trails, admire striking sculptures surrounded by vibrant hues as part of the “Of the Earth” exhibit, or meander through the gardens, wetlands, and other natural landscapes. If you’re in the mood for even more fall-themed fun, make sure to consult the Arboretum’s event calendar, which boasts year-round activities, including a fall color 5K and an annual Cider and Ale Festival.

Enjoy Chicago! ~ Juliana