The leaves are changing colors and the days are getting shorter, which means it’s time to accept that summer is over and autumn is upon us. To celebrate the start of fall, we are giving away Chicago Botanic Garden parking passes to 10 lucky winners! Enter below for your chance to win a free parking pass, and then embrace the season with these autumn activities at Chicago Botanic Garden.
Thursday, Oct. 12 at 6 p.m.
Grab a glass and try some seasonal beers from a series of participating breweries.
Saturday, Oct. 21 at 10 a.m.
Visit the Garden with your pup for the Spooky Pooch Parade, where you and your dog will have the chance to win a costume contest based on a series of different categories. You won’t want to miss this unique opportunity to bring your dog to CBG.
Sunday, Oct. 22 at 9:30 a.m. or 1 p.m.
Spend some time in the kitchen making festive themed treats such as green monster smoothies, banana ghosts, and chocolate pretzel spider webs. Kids can also enter to win an opportunity to see Trains, Tricks & Treats at the Model Railroad Garden.
Oct. 26-29, 6:30-10:30 p.m.
Visit CBG at night when more than 1,000 pumpkins will illuminate your path.
Nov. 24 to Dec. 22, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Dec. 23 to Jan. 7, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
This exhibit features mini model trains traveling along some of Chicago’s prime landmarks under glittering snow. Music from carolers and ice carvings make the experience all the more festive.