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Fall Family Festival returns to Clarendon Hills this weekend

Published: Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 8:09 a.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, Sept. 23, 2013 10:13 a.m. CDT
The Clarendon Hills Park District's Fall Family Festival returns Saturday to Prospect Park. (Provided photo)

CLARENDON HILLS – The Clarendon Hills Park District's annual Fall Family Festival returns to Prospect Park between 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. Saturday with horse drawn carriage rides, a petting zoo, face painting, an 18-foot fire truck slide, a 9-hole mini-putt golf course, an obstacle course and the antics of Polkadotti the Clown.

A  sculptor will also be on hand to carve a giant pumpkin anticipated to weigh between 200 and 300 pounds. An estimated 500 to 700 people will gather in Prospect Park for the Fall Family Festival, the Clarendon Hills Park District's largest special event each year, according to a news release.

A highlight of the festival will be the 5 p.m. dedication of the new Prospect Park Pathway, which has added over one mile of new walking trails to the Clarendon Hills Park District's 23-acre community park located between Oxford, Prospect, Norfolk and Chicago avenues. 

Immediately following the dedication ceremony, a family scavenger hunt will be held along the pathway.

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