Featuring a giant maze and a 65-foot Ferris wheel!
Lincoln Park Zoo’s eighth annual Fall Fest returns next month celebrating the start of the autumn season. Kicking off September 30, Fall Fest will offer an array of family-friendly activities including a giant maze and a 65-foot Ferris wheel amongst other fall-themed fun.
The free event will also have an over-the-top fall pop-up bar named Patch’s Pumpkin Bar & Grill. Guests can enjoy seasonal food, drinks, décor, and spectacular views of Pepper Family Wildlife Center.
As ever there will be a Lincoln Park Zoo pumpkin patch located outside the Gift Shop where visitors can pick the perfect pumpkin or watch professional pumpkin carvers work their magic all the while enjoying themed snacks and drinks.
Animal enrichment and musical entertainment will also once again be free for all to enjoy while a variety of ticketed attractions offer a chance to double down on the fall fun such as the giant Ferris wheel, the Harvest Maze, a super-sized slide, a pirate ship ride, the Lionel Train Adventure, and the AT&T Endangered Species Carousel plus much more.
“Fall is one of the best times to visit Lincoln Park Zoo, with species of all sorts enjoying the cooler weather and the zoo’s foliage bursting with autumnal colors,” said Events Manager Meg Hein. “At Fall Fest, guests can celebrate the harvest season with various family-friendly activities—from twisting their way through a Harvest Maze to savoring delectable goodies—all while connecting with nature in their urban backyard”.
Fall Fest will be open to the public 10 am – 5 pm on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from Friday, September 30 through Sunday, October 30. More information about Fall Fest can be found here.
For those too old for trick-or-treating but still want to enjoy spooky season shenanigans there will once again be an adults only Howl-O-Ween night at the zoo on October 27.
[Featured image courtesy of Lincoln Park Zoo]