Out and About with Compass: Autumn Drive

Posted by Emma Johnson on 9/22/16 10:00 AM

Topics: Local Focus & Events

The hustle and bustle of Chicago is exciting and energizing, but when you’re in the mood for something a little more low-key, you don’t have to travel far to feel like you’re in a completely different environment. Travel a short distance from the city to McHenry County in the northwest suburbs and you’ll find yourself in farm country! Autumn Drive, held this year on October 14-16, is a 29-year tradition offering a unique collection of experiences which unite different farms and local businesses around the county, allowing visitors to enjoy all things local and all things fall!


Along the scenic route, you’ll find farms offering seasonal produce like apples and pumpkins, vendors selling honey, flavored oils and vinegars, and even eggs! Crafters are stationed along the roads too with unique décor items for sale which can add some festive flair to your home this season. Colorful mums are plentiful too, all for a more reasonable price than you’d find in the stores.

There are many fun stops for kids too! All Seasons Orchard stationed along the way has apple picking and other fall themed activities for kids within their facility. And don’t head home before stopping somewhere to stock up on some sweet treats. Kettle corn, cinnamon sugar donuts, and apple cider make for a sweet ending to a fantastic fall day!

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