Heritage Day
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Come out to Heritage Day, the annual fall celebration at Fischer Farm, where families and history lovers can explore the buildings, touch the artifacts, and connect with history. Fischer Farm in Bensenville holds a community-wide celebration of the fall season and local history. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, October 10, 2015, from 10am until 4pm. Admission and parking are free. A $5 wristband available at Fischer Farm on day of event will get your child, under twelve years old, one pumpkin (while supplies last), pony rides, and unlimited access to the petting zoo. Outdoor picnic food and beverage favorites are available for purchase. In its second year will be a pig roast; tasty pulled pork sandwiches will be on the menu along with burgers, bratwurst, hot dogs and more. In the case of inclement weather this event will be held on Saturday, October 24. The schedule for the day includes: - Candle Making & Pumpkin Painting - Petting Zoo & Pony Rides - Arts & Crafts - Keith Baumann & The Hard Times Bluegrass Band - Spinning Wheel & Weaving Demos - Rug Braiding - Taylors Battery & Colonial Militia Reenactors - Hamilton’s Battery & Soldiers of the 7th New Jersey Continental Army - The Firing of the Cannon on the Hour Location: Fischer Farm 16W680 Grand Ave. Bensenville, IL 60106 Nearest Intersection: Church Street and Grand Ave Directions from nearest highway: Exit I290 (Eisenhower) north on York Road to Grand Ave. Take left on Grand Avenue. Continue approximately 1/2 mile to Old Grand Ave. Farm is on the right. About the Farm: The five acres of land at Fischer Farm contains nine structures that were originally owned by the Fischer family. Fischer Woods, the land just north of the cabin, is a rare forest preserve with the remnants of prairie, wetland, and woodland ecosystems. This area has been left untouched and is what settlers looked upon when they arrived in the area. Fischer Farm is a facility of the Bensenville Park District in cooperation with the DuPage County Forest Preserve District. The facility is open to the public and complimentary tours are available Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9am to 1pm, and Thursdays from 2pm to 7pm. For more information about the farm and upcoming events and programming, visit www.bensenvilleparkdistrict.org or call 630-834-3152.