It’s time to dust off those ruby slippers and head straight to Tinley Park. It might not be Kansas, but Wizard of Oz fans will feel right at home at The Midwest Wizard of Oz Festival.
If you go
Midwest Wizard of Oz Fest
Noon-5 p.m. Aug. 4; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 5-6
, free kids 1 and under
Odyssey Fun Farm, 19111 Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park
The festival is in its third year at Odyssey Fun Farm, which transforms into the Dorothy Gale Farm area, complete with hayrides, a petting zoo, corn maze and cow train (BYO Toto). There will also be performances by The Spirit of Oz troupe, Auntie Em’s pie-eating contest, a chance to “melt” the Wicked Witch of the West in a dunk tank, and an honest-to-goodness Yellow Brick Road, custom-made for photo ops.
If you want to take your Halloween costumes for an early test run, the fest is the perfect chance to debut your #flawless Dorothy, Glinda or Cowardly Lion. There will even be a costume contest for both kids and adults—perfect for that group costume you’ve always wanted to try out. (A troop of Winkies, anyone?)
When the rubber meets the yellow brick road, this is going to be one Oz-some fest. And we’re guessing you—and your munchkins—are going to want to be there.