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Fall Color Festival at the Arb

The Morton Arboretum will be a cornucopia of fall color as our 1,700 acres of trees turn shades of fiery red, bright yellow, and intense orange. But the trees aren’t the only thing to see this fall at the Arb! Come out this month to enjoy the Arboretum’s Fall Color Festival, the Arboretum’s celebration of the season.
 
On October 6, our Fall Color 5K kicks off the season with more than 2,000 expected to run and walk through the Arboretum’s scenic East Side.  Plus, Theatre Hikes returns with The Passion of Dracula, and later in the month we’ll be opening up our popular Glass Pumpkin Patch.
 
Fall Color 5K Run & Walk
October 6
Adults: $25 member, $30 nonmember (Race Day: $35)
Kids: $10 member, $12 nonmember (Race Day: $15)
The Arboretum’s Fall Color Festival kicks off with our 10th annual Fall Color 5K Run & Walk and Kid’s Dash on Sunday, October 6, at 8:00 a.m. The 5K follows a challenging USATF-certified course along the East Side Main Route through rolling terrain. ChronoTrack B-Tag timing system, a technical t-shirt, awards, and recovery food and water are included. The Kid’s Dash begins at 9:00 a.m. for ages 2-10 and includes a cotton T-shirt and participation ribbon. Register at mortonarb.org or in the Visitor Center.
 
The Morton Arboretum’s 10th annual Fall Color 5K Run & Walk and Kid’s Dash is sponsored in part by DuPage Medical Group, Presenting Sponsor; Dick Pond Athletics, Contributing Sponsor; New Balance, Contributing Sponsor; AthletiCo, Supporting Sponsor; and Waste Management, In-Kind Sponsor.
 
Theatre-Hikes®: The Passion of Dracula
All performances at 3 p.m.
Weekends, October 5-27, and Columbus Day, Monday, October 14
Adults:  $12 member, $19 nonmember
Children:  $8 member, $13 nonmember
This version of the Dracula legend is set in the English countryside in 1911 where several village girls have died under mysterious circumstances. Dr. Seward presides over a nearby mental hospital and the locality has acquired a new resident, Count Dracula! A trio of doctors, a young reporter and a stouthearted English lord, battle the Count for possession of the lovely heroine. With a dash of Holmesian sleuthing in this Baskerville Hound country setting, our heroes save the heroine and dispatch the Count in the traditional manner.