24. Meet the Green Grocer in South Barrington

Open Air Produce Market at the Arboretum of South Barrington
A Chicago neighborhood hot spot is opening for business in Barrington TODAY to offer a new place for us to find fresh local produce while shopping outdoors.  The Green Grocer is debuting a seasonal open air market this morning at the Arboretum of South Barrington and their colorful fruits and veggies are just waiting to […]

306. Be Crowned the South Barrington Chili Champ

2011 Chili Champion at the South Barrington Arboretum
The results are in after Saturday’s “Chilly Challenge” Chili Cook-off in South Barrington. About 300 chili fans from in and around Barrington met at the South Barrington Arboretum Saturday afternoon to sample and vote for chili prepared by seven local restaurants. I was one of the guest judges and snapped a few photos on the […]

281. "Dralion" Cirque Du Soleil VIP Package Giveaway

Barrington Giveaway for Dralion Cirque Du Soleil at the Sears Center
The South Barrington Arboretum is giving away a VIP suite for ten people to see the latest touring Cirque Du Soleil show, Dralion,  at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates.  It’s easy.  All you have to do is sign up online to be entered into the drawing. The estimated value of the VIP package is […]

258. Horse-Drawn Sleigh Rides in South Barrington

Sleigh Rides at the South Barrington Arboretum
I always love the beginning of new traditions and the South Barrington Arboretum is adding complimentary horse-drawn sleigh rides to their list of things you can do when you visit their brand new outdoor skating plaza this year. Every Saturday and Sunday, they’re offering complimentary horse-drawn sleigh rides from 11AM until 3PM on Saturdays and […]

233. New Skating Plaza Opening in South Barrington!

Skates the Chicago Wolves Mascot
I have a bad habit of overusing exclamation points, but today, I simply HAD to put one in our title! Because, one week from today, the area’s only Open-Air Skating Rink will be opening for business in South Barrington. They’re busy setting it up at the South Barrington Arboretum and there are two big events tied to […]

228. Sign Up for the South Barrington Gobbler Gallop

Gobbler Gallop in South Barrington
South Barrington is continuing a brand new tradition by hosting the second annual “Gobbler Gallop” one week from today on Sunday, November 21st. The 5K run and 1 mile walk is a great way to kick off the Thanksgiving season because you’ll be helping two important causes AND get a great workout at the same […]

211. Bubbles, Bon Bons & Brie

Skull Lollipop at Anna Shea Chocolates
Earlier this week I promised that I’d follow up with some fun Halloween activities going on this weekend for adults in Barrington and there’s one event happening tomorrow night that sounds simply sinful.  It’s called “Bubbles, Bon Bons and Brie” and you’re going to DIE when you hear the details. Skull Lollipop anyone?

209. Scare Up Some Halloween Fun – FOR KIDS

Halloween at the Barrington Park District
There are a TON of Halloween events happening in Barrington this week and this is one time when I’m going to do my best to share ALL of the GORY DETAILS.  Today, I’m focusing on Halloween events for kids, just because I love this picture of a Barrington dad all dressed up and holding his […]

199. Join the Fight, Take a Bite Burger Bash

Burger Tour to Support Breast Health
If you love hamburgers, the South Barrington Arboretum is THE place to be from 1-3PM today. The shopping center’s restaurants are hosting a two hour “Burger Tour” today where you can sample gourmet burgers, vote for your faves and help fight cancer while you’re licking your lips.

193. Kids Eat FREE Sundays at Pinstripes

Free Things to do in Barrington, Illinois
As I research things to write about here at 365Barrington.com, I occasionally come across FREE things to do in Barrington. I thought it might be helpful for me to create a space here on this blog where you can read about the free things local businesses are offering. So today, I’m officially debuting one of […]

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