[Gregory Shaver for Shaw Media]
JOHNNY APPLESEED FESTIVAL
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 28, downtown Crystal Lake.
This all-day event brings families and the community together to celebrate fall. The festival is jam-packed (apple jam, of course) with great activities such as pony rides, wagon rides, pumpkin train, children's games, moonwalk, pie-baking contest, pumpkin bowling, storytelling, clowns, face painting, temporary tattoos, dancing, live music, great food and even Johnny Appleseed himself.