Be Part of the Fall Harvest at Kline Creek Farm's Annual Corn Harvest Oct. 20 & 21

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Be Part of the Fall Harvest at Kline Creek Farm's Annual Corn Harvest Oct. 20 & 21

Visitors Help with the Harvest at Free Family Event

(Oct. 3, 2018) — Everyone’s invited to 1890s fun in the fields during the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County’s Corn Harvest Oct. 20 and 21 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 farm’s cows and sheep over the winter. 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, make corn-husk figures, and explore the barn, chicken coop, sheepfold and other buildings on the 200-acre living history farm. 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 free program, 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.

“The annual corn harvest has been an integral part of our DuPage County history for generations,” said Forest Preserve District of DuPage County President Joe Cantore. “Come and experience the harvest as it was done before machines, and get into the fields!”
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 60 forest preserves, 145 miles of trails, five education centers and scores of programs each year. For information, call 630-933-7200 or visit, where you can also link to the District’s e-newsletter, blogFacebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.


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