As the falling leaves are all drying up, so too, are the Chicago outdoor markets and street festivals.
(Insert big, pathetic sigh here.)
Before you pull the covers over your head and mope, get out one last weekend for the final Randolph Street Market Festival of 2008 held this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the 1350 block of Randolph Street, (there is also an indoor market from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. inside Plumber's Hall, 1340 W. Washington St.)
Within the indoor-outdoor market, find antique treasures as well as jewelry, gifts, fashion and art from more than 200 dealers between Ogden Avenue and Ada Street. Don't forget to visit the farmers market and food vendors, stopping to enjoy live music along the way.
Admission is $10; children under 12 are free. If you don't want to deal with parking, hop on the free trolley departing from the Water Tower Pumping Station (On South Side of Pearson, just East of Michigan Avenue) every hour on the hour between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.