It's looking like a perfect Fall weekend, Algonquin and Lake in the Hills Patchers, which means it's a great time to get out and enjoy the many autumn happenings around town.
The weather outlook for Saturday is "mostly sunny skies and warm, with a high near 80 degrees." More sun is expected Sunday, but a perfect 72 degrees is expected, according to Accuweather.com.
The Weekender starts out with the "Worldwide Day of Play" and the "Punt, Pass and Kick" this Saturday, Sept. 28. Hosted by the Lake in the Hills Parks and Recreation Department, the Worldwide Day of Play aims to get kids outside - and away from the TV - to enjoy fun, healthy sports, games and activities.
Also on Saturday, the Johnny Appleseed Festival returns to historic Downtown Crystal Lake. Kids will love the Harvest farm rides, bowling with pumpkins, apple cider press demonstration and lots more.
Several area pumpkin farms open for the season this weekend. Check out this very long list of pumpkin farms posted on Patch that details all the offerings: pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and fall festivals.