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Popular Pumpkin Weekends Return to Blackberry Farm in October

Press Release - September 16, 2019 AURORA – Blackberry Farm will celebrate the fall season throughout October with the return of its popular Pumpkin Weekends, beginning Saturday, Oct. 5. Each weekend in October, including Columbus Day (Monday, Oct. 14), residents are invited to enjoy family-friendly, pumpkin-themed festivities from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Blackberry Farm… Read More

Carve Some Fun Into October with Pumpkin Weekends at Blackberry Farm

Press Release – September 23, 2021 Six special activity dates headline annual fall event AURORA – Each fall, just about the time Mother Nature starts to change her outfit, historical Blackberry Farm and its natural beauty plays host to Pumpkin Weekends – a popular, monthlong event for families to celebrate the season and add memories… Read More

Holiday Express Rolls In To Blackberry Farm Throughout December

Press Release – November 7, 2019 Popular seasonal event expanded to Thursdays in 2019 AURORA – The Holiday Express train is welcoming all aboard throughout the month of December at Blackberry Farm, which will be transformed into a winter wonderland, featuring thousands of twinkling lights, festive holiday decorations and happy holiday music. New this year… Read More

State Grant = New Plaza Outside ‘The Barn’ at Blackberry Farm

Jim Oberweis stood on the new, 2,000-square-foot plaza outside of The Barn at Blackberry Farm and surveyed the new amenities. The Illinois 25th District Senator, who sponsored the $50,000 grant awarded to the Fox Valley Park District through the state’s Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunities (DCEO), echoed the sentiments of many. “I think it’s… Read More

ADA-compliant Wagon Added to Fleet of Blackberry Farm’s Hayride Attraction

It’s difficult to imagine the number of vintage home movies, Polaroids and smartphone snaps that feature Blackberry Farm in the backdrop. To be sure, the Fox Valley Park District’s 50-year-old living history museum has produced lasting memories for generations of families across the district – and well beyond. Ready? Say cheese! Because it’s about to… Read More

Fall Activities Around the FVPD

Summer’s been a blast, but who’s ready to shut down the AC, take in a football game, hit the trail beneath a canopy of colors or celebrate the arrival of fall with a favorite family pastime? From pumpkins to princesses, there’s no shortage of fun in our lineup of adventures. Get started by checking out… Read More

Spring into Action!

Springtime – the season to get outside, enjoy the fresh air and begin anew, just as the nature surrounding us does the same. We’ve got literally hundreds of activities from which you can choose, so plan your time accordingly. For a full lineup of spring adventures, visit foxvalleyparkdistrict.org/events/. For starters, check out these 10 events… Read More

Live & Uncorked Set to Take Center Stage at Blackberry Farm

Paul Thill gets the picture.   (Quite literally, in fact, when you consider the Sugar Grove resident hadn’t seen one of our favorite images when asked: What makes Live & Uncorked so enjoyable?)  “The setting of Blackberry Farm is idyllic, particularly on a sunset night,” said Thill, a Live & Uncorked “regular,” along with wife Jen.… Read More