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Top 10 Things To Do In September 2022

By: Nick Borowitz

We're close to entering the fall season here in Lake County! We picked out our top 10 things to do in September 2022.

That means switching from the grill to the oven, breathing in crisp autumn air and celebrating the seasons with festivals galore.

 

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Take in the bright colors of the leaves with a hike on the Lake County Forest Preserves trails. Stretch and limber up for running events throughout the area. Find a corn maze and test your geolocation skills. Eat some apples and a slice of pumpkin pie.

Here are the top 10 things to do in September 2022.

1. Hike Lake County at the Lake County Forest Preserves

 

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Lake County has ample opportunity to get outside and enjoy nature. Run, power walk or bike along the multiple trails of the Lake County Forest Preserves.

2. Labor Day Weekend in Lake County (Through September 5)

 

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Labor Day in Lake County usually means that summer will officially close. Make use of our beautiful beaches before they close. Launch and splash at Six Flags Great America or Hurricane Harbor Chicago. Bring the family to Great Wolf Lodge Illinois for a stay-cation. Explore the tasty craft beer, concoctions and cocktails of the Lake County Libation Trail. Take in the local arts and history of our home. Attend one of the many festivals making the most of the last days of summer. Hit the fairway and see how sharp the golf game is. Everyone can find an experience for the summer's finale.

3. Concerts at Ravinia Festival (Select Dates Through September 18)

 

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Ravinia Festival wraps up in September and has a jam-packed schedule for their last month month. of September. This is also the last month of the festival until next year. highlighted by marquee performances.

4. Staying Active in Lake County (Through September)

 

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Fall is a fun time for those who like to push their endurance and test athleticism. Staying active is a good feeling, whether you're walking, running or biking it. Outdoor athletic events are always a fun way to get out, be social and stay active. Take a look below to find an experience you can see yourself participating in.

5. #LetsSnapLakeCounty Photo Contest (September 6-October 31)

 

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"Take a picture, it'll last longer!" Visit Lake County invites you to share your most impressive imagery in our #LetsSnapLakeCounty photo contest. We want to showcase from the best sources available: you! There are five categories to compete:

6. September Festivals in Lake County (September 1-October 30)

 

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Festivals in Lake County are an excellent way to celebrate the season. You can eat, drink and dance to a variety of different themes. There is a festival that will meet anyone's preferences.

7. Spooks & Spirits Autumn Celebration (September 16-October 31)

 

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From mid-September to Halloween, visit Lake County for its annual Spooks & Spirits Autumn Celebration. There’s something for everyone: fall festivals and costume parades; haunted houses; corn mazes and pumpkin patches; Six Flags Great America's renowned Fright Fest; and “supernatural” attractions. And for the adults, don’t miss our scary-good locally made brews, wines and spirits on the Lake County Libation Trail. Check out the latest Halloween events and travel packages. Be sure to drink responsibly and coordinate transportation via ride-share or car-pool. Stay tuned for more details.

9. Fright Fest presented by SNICKERS® at Six Flags Great America (Through October 31)

 

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Fright Fest presented by SNICKERS® at Six Flags Great America offers thrills by day and frights by night. The adventure park is totally transformed for eight weeks to become one of the spookiest places in Lake County. There are haunted houses and entertaining street shows. Don't forget that you can ride coasters and amusements at night! As Halloween draws closer, kids can take on the trick-or-treat trail. While the park may be spooky at night, it's still kid-friendly during the day. Fright Fest presented by SNICKERS® at Six Flags Great America runs through the end of October.

10. Fall Fun on the Farm in Lake County

 

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There's something about farms and the fall. Orange, brown and yellow hues are comforting. Maybe it's the smell of the air and the cool temperatures. It could be that pumpkin cider donuts are delicious. There are unique options in Lake County for fun on the farm. You can get lost in the corn maze that Richardson Adventure Farm arranges every year in Spring Grove. There are some downright adorable animals at Lambs Farm in Libertyville that can always use a scratch. Didier Farms in Lincolnshire has a huge assortment of delicious food and drink perfect for the fall season.


Spooks & Spirits is right around the corner. Be sure to see what the Lake County Libation Trail has in store!

Break out the camera for our #LetsSnapLakeCounty.

These are the top 10 things to do in September 2022. For more autumn fun, check out our events.



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