"Can I have some fried beans? They're delicious here. Please!" a little boy shouted at his mom. The beans were out by then. I never thought I'd see a little boy so dissapointed over missing beans. Welcome to Folk Fest.
With 135 history rich acres to roam, people of all ages attended The Grove's annual event. In memory of the Glenview-native pioneer, Robert Kennicott, Folk Fest celebrates nature’s autumn harvest with live folk music, hayrides, barn dancing, a Native American flute circle and hand-made crafts for sale.
About The Grove Courtesy of the Glenview Park District
The Grove National Historic Landmark is a 135 acre Illinois Nature Preserve and public museum owned and operated by the Glenview Park District. Home to visionary horticulturalist and educator, Dr. John Kennicott, who settled on this land in 1836, and son Robert, a noted naturalist, The Grove was designated a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior in 1976. It is on the National Registry of Historic Places. The Grove has been a partner with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Illinois Nature Preserves Commission, Open Lands, The Smithsonian Institution, The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Chicago Wilderness.
The Grove offers educational, environmental and historical enrichment programs and activities. The Interpretive Center and the grounds are open to the public year-round, with self-guided trails throughout the property. The Kennicott House, log cabin, one-room school house and Native American longhouse are open to the public seasonally. The Redfield Estate is available for weddings and parties.