Fall Fest to feature food, corn maze and movie in effort to build community


Daily file photo by Jason Beeferman

A child leans against a giant inflatable pumpkin at a city-sponsored Fall Fest in 2019. This year’s fall fest will feature an inflatable corn maze.

Max Lubbers, City Editor

Evanston will host a fest with fall-themed activities in Mason Park from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday. 

The free event will include food, bingo and raffle prizes. Kids can enjoy an inflatable corn maze and watch the movie “Soul”  starting at 6:30 pm. Evanston Public Library will also provide free books and activities. 

The city encourages residents to bring their own blankets and lawn chairs. 

The fall fest is part of “My City, Your City, Our City” initiative programming dedicated to providing safe and fun activities on the first Friday of the month. The initiative is geared toward youth between the ages of 13 and 18 in an effort to reduce youth violence, but it also promotes intergenerational events. The fest is open to people of all ages. 

Evanston’s Health and Human Services Department, Parks and Recreation Department and Evanston Collective a group of local youth-serving organizations collaborated to create the initiative.

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