Family Fun in the Fall | VisitBN
There’s so much fun to be had in McLean County this Fall! The leaves are changing, the air is getting cooler, and the fall activities are coming to life! There’s nothing better than putting on a sweater, grabbing a warm drink and going outside to enjoy fall activities. Wondering what you can do in the Bloomington-Normal area this upcoming season? Here are a few ideas:
The classic fall destination, Rader Family Farms, opens for the season September 12th! This agritainment space offers a lot of fun for the entire family. Shoot apples out of their Apple Blasters, fly high on their giant jumping pillow, and climb the tire tower. Visitors can also pet goats, ride down barrel slides, dive into a corn bin, and play corn ball. Rader also has an amazing 10-acre corn maze for you to get lost in. No trip to the Farm is complete without buying a delicious pumpkin donut or their famous apple cider slushy!
This honey farm is a buzzing good time! Enjoy their Fall Opening on Saturday, September 12th from 9-3pm. Their boutique will be open for visitors to shop fall decor as well as taste their raw honey at the honey bar. The bee connoisseurs will also be giving Hive Talks periodically throughout the day! It’s a perfect fall, fun, educational adventure with the family. Check out Wild Harvest Honey Farm’s website to see what other days they will be open this fall. They have upcoming dates dedicated to tasting honey, hive tours, and even artistic nights!
Explore, educate, and engage at Illinois State University’s Horticulture Center. There’s no better place to enjoy the colors of fall than at the gardens of the horticulture center. Get lost in nature as you wander their sunflower maze or their wide range of gardens. The children’s enchanted garden is perfect for your little ones to explore, play in fairy houses, or find a quiet place to sit!
The Houchin Alpaca Farm is opening their doors for the public to come hangout with the alpacas! Families can pet their unique animals, learn about the fiber they produce, and why the alpaca business is perfect for environmentally conscious people. Demonstrations of spinning and felting will be available and visitors can purchase a variety of products made by the alpacas! National Alpaca Farm Days are September 26th & 27th. Click here to learn more about the event.
Downtown Bloomington Farmers’ Market
September and October are the final months of the outdoor Farmers’ Market. The Market is open from 7:30am-Noon every Saturday in the Museum Square. Pickup fresh vegetables, meats, locally grown flowers, and more before the season is over! Learn more about the Farmers’ Market here.
Looking to be more active this fall? The Constitution Trail makes for beautiful autumn scenery as you walk, jog, or bike! Head out on the 45+ mile hard surfaced trail as a family or on your own and explore Bloomington-Normal. You’ll discover so much of BN by traveling this trail.