More dates added for visitors to experience the fall harvest at free family event
(Sept. 29, 2021) — Everyone’s invited to 1890s fun in the fields during the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County’s Corn Harvest Saturdays and Sundays in October 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. at Kline Creek Farm
at 1N600 County Farm Road in West Chicago.
Visitors will hear the history of this valuable crop as they pick some of the corn that will feed the farm’s cows and sheep over the winter and seed next year’s plantings. 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 heritage interpreters may be baking with corn, 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 9 – 11 a.m. on Oct. 2 and 9, and at times blacksmiths will demonstrate the tools and techniques of the trade in the wagon shed. Call 630-876-5900
for more details.
Registration is not required for this 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
. Corn Harvest is free, but there's a $5 per person suggested admission donation to enter Kline Creek Farm. Updates and additional information about Corn Harvest can also be found on Kline Creek Farm’s Facebook page
.The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County has been connecting people to nature for more than 100 years. More than 6.2 million people visit its 60 forest preserves, 166 miles of trails, six 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, blog, Facebook, Twitter
and Instagram pages.