The excitement builds for Champaign-Urbana families as we creep closer to Halloween and this weekend is full of plenty of BOO for your crew!
This is a huge weekend for all things Halloween, so open up our Halloween Fun Guide to see what is happening in Champaign-Urbana and beyond. A few of our top picks are the Farmer City Haunted Forest (all weekend long), Halloween Costume Drive and Giveaway (Saturday morning), and Trunk or Treat at Safeworks (Saturday). That’s not the only, Trunk or Treat happening soon – find a full list right here as these events are all the rage this year.
There’s more than that… another weekend of all the FALL.
If you want to visit a corn maze, pumpkin patch or pick apples this weekend, you’ll want to check out our recommendations before you plan your family outing. You can also take a drive to see some fall colors nearby or find another budget-friendly fall activity for your weekend right here. Whatever you do, we hope you have a wonderful few days as a family!
Discover Countryside School This Weekend Firsthand
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Attend the Discover Countryside Open House – Sunday, October 20. Drop in between 2 – 4 p.m. at the school (4301 W. Kirby Ave, Champaign) to visit the classrooms, talk with teachers, and see displays of the extracurricular and sports activities. Everyone welcome.
This is the area’s first and only ISACS-accredited, independent, K-8 school. It offers an accelerated, hands-on curriculum. Their mission is simple: “Joy in Learning, Excellence in Education.” The school is non-profit, and does offer financial aid. For more information, visit: www.countrysideschool.org
If you cannot attend the Discover Countryside event, call Judy Kaplan, their Admissions Director, for your personal tour at 217.355.1253.
Check out a few picks for this weekend below:
Where: University of Illinois quad (behind the Union)
Why you should go: The parade starts at 6:00 p.m and features performances by the Marching Illini, cheerleaders and dance teams; many University of Illinois student groups, the Homecoming court, and much more. Don't forget to bring a bag for candy!
Did you know the manufacturing industry employs more than 11,700 people in Champaign County? Learn more this October by joining Champaign County EDC & The Atkins Group for tours at local companies. All tours are free to attend & open to the public.
More info below:
Where: SafeWorks Illinois/ 217 Immediate Care
Why you should go: Friends of all ages, come out for some trunk or treating at the 217 Medical Campus! Wear a costume or come as you are! There will be a costume contest and you do not need to be a patient to attend. This is a FREE event!
Where: Japan House
Why you should go: Come visit Japan House as they celebrate the arrival of the fall season with their annual Fall Open House! This is a great weekend event and a unique way for friends and family to enjoy fall festivities.
What: Robot Day
Where: Orpheum Children’s Science Museum
Why you should go: The Orpheum Children’s Science Museum (OCSM) is proud to present the return of Robot Day sponsored by iRobotics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The event is FREE to the public. Attendees can experience a 3D-printed, miniature robot battle tournament called "Design, Print, Destroy", create their own robots with a 3D printer and pens, and test drive non-combative robots. No Events
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For more events, as always, check our Champaign-Urbana family-friendly events calendar, presented by Busey Bank.