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Kuipers Pumpkin Farm: All Inclusive Fun

Kuipers Pumpkin Farm has all the fall festival fun with the bonus of a free U-Pick pumpkin.  We filled up our time completely at the pumpkin farm but Kuipers also offers apple picking and towards the end of the season offers a discount for both experiences.  What I like most…

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Sonny Acres: A Family Tradition Continues On

Sonny Acres has been a staple in West Chicago as a family pumpkin farm since 1883.  All summer long there were rumors that the long-time owners were selling, and Sonny Acres would not reopen for the fall festival.  However, word slowly trickled out that Sonny Acres is under new ownership…

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Fall Family Fun: Siegel’s Pumpkin Farm

The first time I went to Siegel’s Pumpkin Farm was 5 years ago with my family and teenagers.  We had such a good time especially getting lost in the maze.  I couldn’t wait to visit again with my toddler and experience some of the other activities that Siegel’s has to…

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Jack’s Pumpkin Pop-Up: An Urban Fall Fest

When you think of fall pumpkin festivals it usually involves schlepping the whole family to a distant suburb and soberly bearing through the whole experience.  Well city dwellers schlep no more.  Jack’s Pumpkin Pop-Up is the perfect answer to having fall fun with a delicious cocktail and even some axe…

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Pumpkin Glow: What You Need To Know

The newest attraction to the standard fall festivities is Jack’s Pumpkin Glow.  Produced by the Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group, The Pumpkin Glow is making its first appearance in the Chicagoland area and it is a must see. Family Fun 411 was invited as complimentary guest of Jack’s Pumpkin Glow all…

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Yes, Topgolf is Kid Friendly

Topgolf is a golf experience that helps serious golfers and newbies enjoy the sport together.  It is our fall back, “where should we take Dad” for birthdays and Father’s Day and we’ve gone several times over the past years.  The first time we went with my toddler I had to…

The Great American Lobster Fest
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The Great American Lobster Fest

A Chicago Review Labor Day Weekend is special in my family and not just because it’s the last holiday weekend of the summer.  My brother and sister have back to back birthdays that always occur during Labor Day weekend.  So we try to spend the weekend together as a family. …

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Going to the Chicago White Sox Game with your Kids

Baseball is a controversial issue in our household.  I grew up a Chicago White Sox fan and my husband is a Cubs fan.  Total House Divided.  When it came to raising our son we knew a decision must be made.  This isn’t our only sports team controversy (Go Buckeyes!).  We…

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Your Guide to the Chicago Ghana Fest

Chicago Ghana Fest Fun for the Whole Family. I love genealogy I’ve been fascinated by it for several years.  I was able to trace my family tree back to 1800. This is amazing for an American family of African descent.  I also did a DNA test and found out my…

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9 Best Tips for The Chicago Hamilton Exhibition

A Review of the Chicago Hamilton Exhibition I’m obsessed with Hamilton.  I have the soundtrack memorized and seen the musical twice.  I even participated on a professional panel discussing Hamilton’s career as a lawyer.  Going to the Chicago Hamilton Exhibition was on my list all summer.  When I heard it…

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