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Annual Fall Fest Returns to Kendall County This Weekend

Oct 03, 2016 07:30AM ● Published by Steven Jack

The Forest Foundation of Kendall County Fall Fest is this Saturday, Oct. 8, at Hoover Forest Preserve in Yorkville from 11am to 5pm. 

The fun, nature-inspired family event includes presentations from “Hoo” Haven Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center, Tony the Bug Whisperer’s Creepy Crawly Zoo and Falconer Richard Escutia. Also on the schedule are Tom Wehrli’s Champion Frisbee Dogs, Storyteller Andy Talley, Kevin Luby’s Traveling Reptiles and Americana Folk Rock Band Redhorse.

Families can also visit the frog and monarch butterfly citizen science exhibits led by the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, the Field Museum of Natural History and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Hands-on activities, from candle-dipping to planting a butterfly garden will be held throughout the day along with educational talks from local beekeeping and tree care experts.

Admission to the Fall Fest is free, with food available for purchase. Hoover Forest Preserve is located at 11285 Fox Road in Yorkville, just 1.5 miles west of Route 47. For more information and a complete schedule of events, please visit

About the Forest Foundation of Kendall County

The Forest Foundation of Kendall County is a 501 (c) (3) organization whose purpose is to support the Kendall County Forest Preserve District’s mission to preserve and manage natural areas and open spaces, provide environmental education and offer recreational opportunities for Kendall County residents. It is also responsible for promoting a public awareness of the facilities, programs, services and goals of the Kendall County Forest Preserve District.



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