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Fun things to do before summer's last gasp

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

It's hard to believe but it's September.

School is back in session and the summer vibe is dying down but for Chicago, the party is just getting started. There's still plenty to do in our city throughout September – here's a look at just a few options.

It's the one thing in life that makes everything better – bacon.

Head on out to Union Station's Great Hall this Saturday for the Great American Bacon Festival. It's an endless ocean of bacon-infused concoctions ready to stretch your culinary imaginations. So be sure to bring your appetite – and some loose fitting pants.

A vast array of delicious tacos and the unpredictable thrill of Lucha Libre wrestlers await you at the Lakeview Taco Fest from September 20-21. Taco venders from around the city will be competing to hold the title of “Chicago's Best Taco.” And let's be honest, throwing in some Lucha Libre wrestling makes any event a little more interesting.

Alright, so neither the Cubs nor the White Sox performed how we'd have liked this season and, it goes without saying, their playoff chances are looking a little grim. So if you'd like to see the teams at home before their seasons end, you've got to do it this month.

The Cubs wrap up their home appearances on the 24th against the Cardinals, while the Sox play their final game of the season at the Cell on the 28th against the Royals.

From September 26-28, St. Alphonsus Church is being transformed into a German Beer Hall for Oktoberfest. Between the brats, the bands and the brews, it's the closest thing you'll get to going to Germany for the epic celebration.

And finally, it wouldn't be September in Chicago without the Ditka Dash. Get ready to don those iconic glasses and ‘staches for a 5k around Solider Field on September 27th. Registration is open now at

Just because summer is coming to an end doesn't mean the fun to. Chicago is a city with plenty to offer, and this is just a taste.

So bring on September – we'll see you out there.

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