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The Last Straw Fall Event

Bring the whole family and experience bales of fun at the Gregg House Museum. Most activities are FREE!

  • make a scarecrow (nominal fee)
  • meet a bee keeper
  • see an awesome animal show
  • learn about chickens and cows
  • pan for gold or minerals (nominal fee)
  • create some cool crafts, make rope
  • play some fun games
  • take a hay ride
  • Treat yourself to some home-made goodies at the bake sale
  • pumpkin decorating (sponsored by Westmont Chamber of Commerce)

For an $8 fee per family, The Garden Club of Downers Grove will help you make a great scarecrow for your yard. Fee includes pillow case for the head, straw, a wood stand, hay and some materials.  Please bring clothes (pants, shirt) and any unique items you’d like to use to decorate your scarecrow. Items should be environmentally friendly (no perishable goods) and weather resistant.  We have extra clothes on hand to share. Event will be held rain or shine!



  • Alice Krampits
  • Phone: 630.969.8080
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