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Experience the Fall Harvest at Kline Creek Farm's Annual 'Corn Harvest' Oct. 21 – 22

(Oct. 3, 2017) — Everyone’s invited to 1890s fun in the fields during the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County’s “Corn Harvest” Oct. 21 and 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Kline Creek Farm at 1N600 County Farm Road in West Chicago.

Visitors will hear the history of this valuable crop at “corn college” before hitting the fields to pick some of the corn that will feed the cows and sheep over the winter at this living history farm. They can help load the wagons and may even help store the harvest in the corn crib.

Throughout the day, visitors can tour the 19th century farmhouse, where they can make corn-husk dolls, explore the barn, chicken coop, sheep fold and other buildings on the 200-acre farmstead. Volunteer beekeepers will be on hand to answer questions in the honey house, and a blacksmith will demonstrate the tools and techniques of the trade in the wagon shed on Saturday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Registration is not required for this program. Admission is free, and activities are ongoing. Visitors should wear sturdy shoes for walking in the fields and be prepared to handle corn and stalks. For more information about “Corn Harvest,” call the farm at 630-876-5900.

“Get a glimpse into life on the farm at harvest time in the 1890s,” said Forest Preserve District Commissioner Al Murphy, District 6.

“‘Corn Harvest’ is a fun outing for the whole family and a great way to be part of this important season on the farm,” said Forest Preserve District of DuPage County President Joe Cantore.   

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County has been connecting people to nature for more than 100 years. More than 4 million people visit its 62 forest preserves, 145 miles of trails, five education centers and scores of programs each year. For information, call 630-933-7200 or visit dupageforest.org, where you can also link to the District’s e-newsletter, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

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