From the City of Evanston:
Farmers' Market Fall Fest on October 27
Besides the gorgeous autumn plants, delicious food and fresh produce available for purchase, the Downtown Evanston Farmers' Market will have a festive look and fun things to do at this year's Fall Fest, which will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 27, 2012.
Fall Fest activities include free arts + crafts activities and mini-pumpkin decorating. Children age 11 and younger, who come in costume, will receive a goodie bag. Vendors will be dressed in Halloween costumes; so, be sure to vote for your favorite!
In addition, you’re invited to celebrate Arts and Humanities Month by helping paint mural panels that will hang in the Early Childhood rooms at Robert Crown Center. Join Evanston artist Lea Pinsky and your neighbors between 9:00 a.m. and noon at the Fall Fest for a "Big Paint" — brushes and paints will be waiting!
The final day of the market's 2012 season will be Saturday, November 3. Each week, as many as 51 vendors sell a wide variety of goods each week, including fruits, vegetables, meat, flowers, cheese, milk, eggs and bakery items. Reusable and biodegradable bags are sold on site. Free parking is available in the adjacent 1800 Maple Avenue Self Park Garage. Please note that dogs are not allowed at the market (with an exception for service animals).