There are so many upcoming events and things to do in Barrington that we’ve decided to streamline our method of sharing to make sure we cover as many events as possible. Starting today, we’re debuting a brand new weekly feature called “10 on Tuesday”, where we’ll highlight a list of ten upcoming things to do in and around Barrington.
With Art in the Barn, the return of Goebbert’s Fall Festival, the 2nd annual Honor Ride & Run plus a full schedule of events coming up in town, there is no shortage of things to add to our inaugural “10 on Tuesday” list this week. But the Barrington Chamber of Commerce’s 9th annual Taste’fest and EXPO takes the top spot because it’s coming up the quickest, this Thursday, September 20th.
If you’d like to add an event to our calendar, it’s easy and available everyone to use anytime. The first step is to sign in and click the “plus-sign” to enter your event details on our Community Calendar by CLICKING HERE. In the meantime, here are the nitty-gritty details about Taste’fest and our full list of 10 upcoming events in the Barrington area…
1. Barrington Taste’fest & EXPO
When: Thursday, September 20th from 5 to 8 p.m.
Where: Chicago Marriott Northwest, 4800 Hoffman Blvd., Hoffman Estates
What: Sample food & meet chefs from 30 area restaurants, wineries and microbreweries, peruse 25 local business booths and enjoy a performance by the Amy Yassinger Jazz Ensemble.
Cost: Tickets are $40 per person in advance, or $70 for two. At the door, prices will be $50 per person or $90 for two.
2. Art in the Barn
When: Saturday & Sunday, September 22 & 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days
Where: The grounds of Good Shepherd Hospital
What: The 38th annual Art in the Barn juried art show is a great kickoff to the fall season with pony rides and an art tent for kids, entertainment and wonderful food including ice cream, cupcakes & giant turkey legs. All art is for sale and includes all media and price ranges.
Cost: Parking is free and admission is only $5.00
3. Goebbert’s Fall Festival
When: Starts Sept 22nd 9am Daily until Oct 31st.
Where: Goebbert’s Farm & Garden Center – 40 W. Higgins Road in South Barrington
What: A family tradition for families to experience the farm, enjoy 50 plus animal displays, feeding a giraffe at eye level, pig races, pony & camel rides, corn stalk maze, jumping pillow & more. Have lunch at the Red Barn Café & Bakery & pick up fall produce, pumpkins, caramel apples, fresh apple cider donuts and Michigan Apples in the Fall Harvest market.
4. Honor Ride & Run
When: Saturday, September 22nd, 2012, starting at 7:30 a.m.
Where: 105 S. Cook Street
What: The second annual event offers participants three choices, a 30 mile bike ride, 10k or 5k run. It starts with a race, ends with a concert, food, face painting and family fun and comes with the opportunity to shake hands, honor and share the course with men and women who have fought to defend our country.
Cost: Varies per event & whether you purchase in advance – $30 to $120
CLICK HERE to review our feature from last year’s inaugural Barrington Honor Ride & Run.
5. Art in Nature
When: Sunday, September 23, 2012 – 10:30 a.m.
Where: Crabtree Nature Center – 3 Stover Road – Barrington, IL 60010
What: Watch over forty professional artists paint along our scenic trails and enjoy creating your own nature-inspired masterpieces as well. They’ll offer watercolor painting, clay sculpting, live music and more. Supported by the Barrington Cultural Arts Center. Artwork available for sale. Professional artists may register at BarringtonC
6. Barrington Community Church’s 165th Anniversary
When: Saturday & Sunday, September 23 & 24th, 2012 – 10:30 a.m.
Where: Community Church of Barrington – 407 S. Grove
What: A special worship service commemorating the church’s 165th anniversary followed by a dedication ceremony in the church’s newly created meditation garden, which you’ll find on Lincoln between Grove and Spring Street. Pastor Zina Jacque says parishioners raised $25,000 to create the garden by selling bricks and benches inscribed with inspirational messages.
If you can’t make the dedication ceremony, but would like to check out the church’s new meditation garden, Zina Jacque says it is meant to be enjoyed by anyone seeking a quiet moment of reflection. “My theology says that a church must be engaged in its comunity and we want to be engaged in many ways. We welcome people who will use the garden as a meditative and inspirational space.”
7. Homecoming Parade & Festivities
When: Saturday, September 29th, 2012 at 10 a.m.
Where: Barrington Metra Station
What: The festive day begins with a Pancake Breakfast at Barrington High School from 8 to 12 p.m, with the parade kicking off from the Barrington Metra Station at noon. Whether you’re marching or spectating, it’s great way to show your school spirit and support for BHS students and athletes! The parade is followed by the Varsity football game at Barrington High School stadium at 2 p.m.
8. Community Homecoming Tailgate Party
When: September 29th, All Day
Where: Chessie’s Restaurant in the Ice House Mall – 200 Applebee street
What: Chessie’s is again welcoming Barrington High School alums and neighbors from the community to their annual Tailgate Party on Homecoming Day.
They’ll be serving burgers, brats, beer and more, with activities heating up right after the parade, at about 11 a.m.
Cost: No Admission Fee
9. Ignite the Night
When: Saturday, September 29th, 5 to 10 p.m.
Where: Spring Creek Forest Preserve – On Bateman Rd just 1/8 mile north of the intersection of Bateman and Rt. 62 (Algonquin Rd), in Barrington Hills
What: Join Friends of the Forest Preserves for a nighttime fall festival with fun for all ages. Guests will enjoy cookout dinner from 5-8pm, beer and wine, a HUGE bonfire, narrated horse drawn wagon rides, native wildlife, stargazing, an amazing raffle with over 25 items, flashlight tours for kids, live music and dancing.
Cost: Tickets are $45 with advance purchase by September 21st ($60 at the door), $25 for ages 13-20 and $5 for children under 12. More: Call 312-356-9991 or visit FOTFP.org
When: Saturday, September 30th, 4:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: A Private Barrington Hills Estate
What: Don’t’ miss the kick-off event for the Hands of Hope International Party Series featuring a traditional Oktoberfest experience. Celebrate the harvest season with an evening of festivities, fun and frivolity, complete with authentic German food, beer, wine, dancing and live musical entertainment provided by the Mike Knauf German Band at a private Barrington Hills estate.
Cost: Tickets are $75 per person and attendance is limited.
To purchase tickets, mail a check to Hands of Hope, 800 Hart Road, Suite 100, Barrington, IL 60010, call 847-494-6272 or visit HandsofHopeOnline.org. All proceeds benefit Hands of Hope and will be used to provide fresh water wells in Zambia.
If you’d like to add an event to our calendar, it’s easy and available for everyone to use anytime. Just sign in and click the “plus-sign” to enter your event details on our Community Calendar by CLICKING HERE. We’ll pull events from the Community Calendar for our weekly “Ten on Tuesday” feature. It’s a new series so every little update to our calendar helps!