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The Last Straw Fall Event

October 1, 2023, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Bring the whole family and experience bales of fun at the Gregg House Museum. The Garden Club of Downers Grove will help you make a great scarecrow for your yard.

A $10 fee includes: a pillow case for the head, straw, a wood stand, hay and various materials.

Please bring: clothes (pants, shirt) and any unique items you’d like to use to decorate your scarecrow. Items should be environmentally friendly (no perishable goods) and weather resistant. We have extra clothes on hand to share. You can even enter your scarecrow in the Chamber of Commerce’s contest!

Most activities are:
• Make a scarecrow*
• Decorate a pumpkin (Sponsored by Westmont Chamber of Commerce)
• Pan for gold or minerals*
• Create cool crafts, make rope
• Treat yourself to some home-made goodies at the bake sale
• Take a hay ride
• Enjoy some music
• Try some fresh roasted corn on the cob* (Sponsored by the Lions Club)
• Take a pony ride*
• Learn about life in the past
• Play old-fashioned games


For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Fall Festivals and Oktoberfests.


October 1, 2023
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Gregg House Museum
117 South Linden Avenue
Westmont, IL 60559 United States
(630) 960-3392
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