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Bonner Country Fair

Bonner Heritage Farm | Lindenhurst, Ill.

Features a petting zoo, wagon and pony rides, crafts, face painting, and live entertainment. Play old-fashioned games and guess the weight of a giant pumpkin, paint a pumpkin or gourd and help construct a scarecrow, explore hands-on exhibits, including an activity maze, weather station and oversized farm animal cut-outs.

When: Noon-4 p.m.
Cost: $3, free kids 3 and under

Dickens: 200 Years of Celebrity

Lake County Discovery Museum | Wauconda, Ill.

Hundreds of objects and documents from the exclusive private collection, together with a rare collection of first editions of his most famous works, tell the story of how Charles Dickens and his characters became enduring cultural icons. Interactive and multi-media displays and personal effects take visitors through a chronological tour of the life, literature and legacy of Dickens. View his personal traveling inkwell, take a ride in an early century carriage, and learn about the memorable characters, stories and themes of his famous tales through games, time period puzzles and Dickens' own personal Facebook page.

Cost: Free with admission

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