Some Midwesterners see fall only as a harbinger of the frigid days just around the corner, but they're missing the fun. Autumn days are jam-packed with outdoor activities for those last warm days, and plenty of holiday fun for when the weather turns cooler.
Halloween comes at the end of October, but the spooky spirit kicks in way before that. Check out our complete list of Halloween-themed events and start planning your October!
So you went apple-picking. Now what? You have 14 bushels of the midwest's finest fall bounty, and you can only give so many gift baskets. Try taffy apples, juggling and these other ideas.
It's officially fall, and before you know it, the August heat will be just a distant memory. To usher in the new season, here are our favorite things about Chicago in the fall.