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Grayslake Farmers Market is open Saturdays through Dec. 21 Centennial Plaza. | Sun-Times Medifile

Grayslake Farmers Market is open Saturdays through Dec. 21 at Centennial Plaza. | Sun-Times Media file

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Updated: November 6, 2013 6:03AM

1. Fest

Oktoberfest will be held from 6 to 11 p.m. Oct. 5 at Lakefront Park, 71 Nippersink Blvd., Fox Lake. Enjoy a variety of German and fall beers, live entertainment by The Alpiners and German dinners provided by the Wunder-Bar of Antioch and the Fox Lake Volunteer Fire Department. Dinner costs $15. You must be 21 years of age to enter the gated area. Details, (847) 587-2151 or

2. Market

Grayslake Farmers Market will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 21 at Centennial Plaza, corner of Center and Whitney streets. Enjoy Ernie and his keyboard entertainment, Hula-Hoop with the kids, watch Amber create her balloon art and have great family fun. Bring the dog for a treat courtesy of Maggie’s Munchies. Details,

3. Fest

Fall Fest will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 5 at Viking Park, 4374 Old Grand Ave., Gurnee. There will be kids’ games, crafts, electric train ride, petting zoo, tractor pulled hay wagon rides, scarecrow contest, Doggie Dash, Howl’oween Costume Contest and more. Details, (847) 623-7788 or

4. Fair

Bonner Country Fair will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 6 at Bonner Heritage Farm, Country Place Lane, just north of Sand Lake Road. Activities will include wagon rides, crafts, games, a petting zoo and more. Bring your own picnic and enjoy live entertainment. Cost is $5 and free for age 3 and under free. Details, (847) 968-3321 or

5. Cemetery walk

The Grayslake Cemetery Walk sponsored by the Grayslake Historical Society will have two performances, 1:30 and 2:30 p.m., Oct. 6 at the cemetery on Lake Street, just north of Route 120. Nine costumed actors and actresses, following a script for the Living History Tour, will recall the lives of several people buried in the cemetery. There is no admission charge, but donations will be appreciated. Attendees are encouraged to bring umbrellas in case of rain. Details, (847) 223-7663.

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