This beloved forest in the city celebrates the harvest by focusing on the animals that begin to prepare for the long winter ahead after gathering their fall goodies. Do nature-centric crafts, stroll the farmers market, watch the scarecrow building contest, listen to storytellers and jam out to live music. If you’re looking for a slice of peace, the nature preserve offers trails that wind through woodland, wetland, prairie and savanna.
Oct. 12 & 13; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
NPV, 5801 N. Pulaski Rd., North Side