Naperville 1st Annual Pumpkin Race Festival

READY. SET. GO! To the 1st Annual Naperville pumpkin Race Festival this Saturday, October 15, from 12pm to 5pm at Rotary Hill.

This is surely going to be a fun-spirted event for resident all over the Naperville and Lisle area. Admission is free and the Race will be open to everyone, as it is all ages. Prelim race heats will be between 12pm and 3pm. Winners will then move on to the Final Race at 3:30pm.

The event is hosted by Turning Pointe Autism Foundation, as organization that is assisting children, individuals, and families as they navigate through the lifelong impact of autism.

Now, you may be asking yourself, “What is a Pumpkin Race.” Remember those timely Boy Scout Pine Wood Derby event? Slap a few wheels on a block of wood, paint it red and you’ve got a car. Well this is the same idea, but with a 15lbs orange pumpkin and dressed up like your favorite Halloween characters.

If this sounds like a challenge you are totally game for here what you need to do.

  1. Purchase a Pumpkin Race Kit for $20 from or from any of the following location Fry Family YMCA, Kroehler Family YMCA, Turning Pointe Autism Foundation, Wagner Farm Stand.
  2. Assemble your Pumpkin Race Kit
  3. Bring your finished pumpkin to Rotary Hill on October 15th, 2016 a little before 12pm

Naperville’s 1st Annual Pumpkin Race Festival will be located at Rotary Hill in Riverwalk Park at 445 Aurora Avenue, Naperville, IL 60540. Our Naperville / Lisle self storage facility is located about 4 miles away at 2100 Ogden Ave, Lisle, IL 60632.

From our storage location, turn RIGHT out of the parking lot onto Ogden Ave

CONTINUE on Ogden Ave

Turn LEFT on Plank Rd to Naperville

CONTINUE onto E 5th Ave

Turn LEFT onto N Columbia Ave

CONTINUE on E Chicago Ave. Drive to Aurora Ave in Naperville Township

Turn RIGHT onto E Chicago Ave

Turn LEFT onto S Washington St

Turn RIGHT onto Aurora Ave, your destination will be on your RIGHT after passing the Naperville Park District and Quarry Lake.

Streeterville hosts Neighborhood SOAR Farmer’s Market

Since June, SOAR or Streeterville Organization of Active Residents has been hosting it’s weekly Farmer’s market every Tuesday at the MCA Plaza (Museum of Contemporary Art).

The Streeterville farmer’s market is an opportunity to connect with local farmers and producers. Providing a vast range of the highest quality fruits & vegetables, cheeses, baked goods, and on-the-go food, the market is a great opportunity to try some of Chicagoland’s local, sustainably raised products. The last two farmer’s markets will be on October 18th and 25th from 7:00am to 2:00pm.

Here is a list of the vendors to date: Breadman, Ellis Family Farms, Gayles Best Ever Grilled Cheese, GottaBCrepes, Iron Creek Farm, J2K Capraio, Karl’s Kraft Soup,Lanes End Farms, LaProvence Bakery, Lyons Fruit Farm, Khlem Growers, Nichols Farm and Orchard, Noffke Family Farms, North Wichert Gardens, Provo Bakery, River Valley Farms, Smits Farm, Mick Klug Farm, Stamper Cheese, Underground Meats.

The farmer’s market is not only for residents of Streeterville, but also Gold Coast and Magnificent Mile residents. Again, the SOAR Farmer’s Market is located at MCA Plaza (Museum of Contemporary Art) at 220 E Chicago Avenue, between Chicago and Pearson, 1 block WEST of Lake Shore Dr, 1 block EAST of Michigan Ave. Our South Loop self storage facility is located less than 2 miles away at 615 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60605.

From our storage location, Head NORTH on S Wabash Ave toward E Harrison St

Turn RIGHT at the 1st cross street onto E Harrison St

Continue onto E Congress Plaza Dr

Turn RIGHT onto E Congress Pkwy

Use the LEFT 2 lanes to turn LEFT onto S Columbus Dr

CONTINUE onto N Fairbanks Ct

Turn LEFT onto E Chicago Ave

The Streeterville SOAR Farmer’s Market will be on your RIGHT, after passing Lake Shore Park.