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Halloween Happenings

 

Trick or Trees - Weekends in Oct. and Columbus Day. Halloween themed crafts, games, prizes & more. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Morton Arboretum, Lisle. 630-968-0074.

Eleventh Hour Haunted House - 10/1-31. Four haunted houses in one! 7 p.m. Elk Grove Village. www.eleventhhour.info.

Terrifying Theatre Hike - Weekends in Oct. Hike from scene to scene for “Werewolf’s Curse or Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow” 3 p.m. Morton Arboretum, Lisle. 630-725-2066.

Lombard Jaycees Haunted House - For dates, times and VIP tickets go to www.haunted-house.com.
Tales Tombstones Tell - 10/5. Experience costumed interpreters revealing the life stories of selected former West Chicago residents buried in Oakwood Cemetery. 6:30-9 p.m. West Chicago. 630-231-3376.

Disturbia: Torment of Fears - 10/4-7; 10/12-14; 10/18-21; 10/23-31. Over 50 live actors. Join us for a terrifyilng experience weekends in October. Speed pass available. Indoor waiting. Links & Tees Golf Dome, Addison. www.disturbiatormentoffears.com

Statesville Haunted Prison - 10/5-11/3. Find your way through dark ancient walls, into 30 of the prison's maximum-security cells. Crest Hill. www.statesville.org. or 815-741-9791.

Dream Reapers Haunted House - Weekends in Oct. Extended hours before Halloween. Over 14,000 square feet of sheer terror in over 22 rooms. Melrose Park. www.dreamreapers.com.

Haunted Forest - 10/5 & 6. Scary fun for all ages. 7-10 p.m. Features terrifying 10,800 sq. ft. haunted maze, bounce house, pumpkin patch, crafts and much more. Tickets available at the door. Central Park, Oak Brook. 630-990-4233. www.obparks.org

The Abyss - 10/1-31. An unspeakable portal to horror so deep and black, it is known only as… ABYSS . Channahon. 815-467-6766.

Psychosis Haunted House - Weekends 9/27-11/3. Low scare, no gore experience. Elgin. psychosishauntedhouse.net

Haunted Mansion & Asylum 13 - Weekends in October. 2 haunted attractions in one! Bolingbrook. 630-739-4646.

Six Flags Fright Fest - 9/29-10/28. The entire park is totally transformed into a Halloween playground with street entertainment and thrilling haunted houses. 847-249-4636.

Excursions into the Unknown - Haunted Chicagoland Tours. Visit some of Chicago’s most haunted locations from the comfort of a luxury motor coach! All tours leave from Westfield Mall. For times and tours call 708-425-5163.

Halloweeum - Daily in Oct. Variety of children’s activities. Chicago Children’s Museum. 312-464-7686.
Brick-or-Treat at LEGOLAND - 10/5-7; 12-14; 19-21 & 26-31. Create LEGO monsters, hunt for ghosts in

LEGO jungle and much more! LEGOLAND Discovery Center, Schaumburg.

The Fear Haunted House - 10/7-31. Hardcore haunted house for teens and adults only. Navy Pier, Chicago. 312-595-PIER.

Terror on the Railroad - Weekends in October. Experience a haunted Halloween train, if you dare!! Illinois Railway Museum, Union. 815-923-4000.

Pumpkin Trolley - 10/13, 14, 20 & 21. Ride an old-time electric trolley car to the Pumpkin Patch and choose a pumpkin to take home. Fox River Trolley, South Elgin. For reservations and times, call 847-694-4676.

A Night In Sleepy Hollow - 10/12, 13,19 & 20. Venture out into the dark of the night & see the legendary headless horseman! Enjoy corn maze, haunted woods, hayrides & concessions. 5:30-10 p.m. Perry Farm Park,  Bourbonnais. 815-933-9905.

Gallery of Ghoulish Homes Tour - 10/19-31. Pack up the family and drive by the spookiest homes in Fox Valley. St Charles. 630-513-6200.

Creatures of the Night - 10/12-14, 19-21 & 26-28. Haunted tram ride and Trail of Terror. Geared toward tweens and teens as well as families. 6:30-10:30 p.m. Brookfield Zoo. 708-688-8000.

Trucks, Trunks & Treats - 10/13. Put on your costume and trick-or-treat by vehicle. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Vernon Hills. 847-996-6800.

Howl-o-Ween Pooch Parade - 10/13. Dress up your pup for a parade, dog agility course, tricks competition & prizes. 12-2 p.m. Schaumburg. 847-985-2144.

Halloween Fest - 10/19. Trick-or-Treat along the Trail, Costume Contest for kids up to age 12, Pumpkin Patch, hay rides, inflatables, concessions. 6-9 p.m. Romeoville. 815-886-6222.

Pooh Pumpkin Carve - 10/19. Take a hayride to the Hundred Acre Wood and create your own carved pumpkin masterpiece. 6:30-8 p.m. Woodridge. 630-353-3400.

All Hallow’s Eve - 10/19 & 10/20. Experience the spirits of the past in the “A Night of Fear.” 6:30 - 10 p.m. Naper Settlement, Naperville. 630-420-6010.

Great Pumpkin Halloween Dodgeball Tournament - 10/20. Teams of 6-10 players compete in men’s, women’s, co-rec, or high school divisions. NADA sanctioned event. Teams encouraged to dress in costume. Schaumburg. For info call: 847-985-2120.

Haunted Forest Tour - 10/20. Tour Twin Lakes Woods on hay racks where there may be creatures lurking about!! 5:30 - 6:30 for younger kids; 6:30-9:30 for older kids/teens. Westmont. 630-963-5252.

Bat Fest - 10/20. Family festival storytelling, parade, contests, zombie walk 7 more. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Batavia. 630-761-3528.

Doggy Trick or Treat - 10/20. Dress your dog in costume and enjoy a morning of fun. 9 a.m. Elk Grove Village. 847-437-9494.

Monster Bash - 10/22. Dress up for some spooky games and ghoulish treats. Ages 0-6 and parent. 12:30-1:30 p.m. Lombard. 630-620-7322.

Halloween Hayrides - 10/20, 21 & 27. Dress up in your costume for a spooky hayride. Each child receives a goody bag filled with treats. Everyone must be registered. Go to www.napervilleparks.org. 630-848-5000.

Boo! at the Zoo - 10/20 & 21 & 27 & 28. Features a costume parade,special animal zoo chats, and haunted hayrides. Brookfield Zoo. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. 708-688-8000.

Trick-or-Treat Trolley - 10/20,21,27,28. Treats for Kids in costume. Illinois Railway Museum, Union. 815-923-4000.

Haunted Ghost Story Train - 10/20 & 27. A spooky, spectacular ride on a “haunted” trolley along the Fox River. For reservations and times, call 847-694-4676.

Terror Trolley - 10/20 & 27. Get ready to be scared out of your seat! Ages 10 and up. Fox River Trolley, South Elgin. Call for times. 847-694-4676.

Pumpkin Splash - 10/25. Swim with pumpkins, listen to the DJ & enjoy refreshments. 6-8 p.m. Schaumburg. 847-490-7020.

Halloween Egg Hunt - 10/25. Bring your flashlight for a spooky, fun-filled hunt for candy and toy-filled eggs. Ages 1-10. 7 p.m. Barrington. 847-381-0687.

Boo 2U Fest - 10/26. Variety of spooktacular activities including a DJ, games, snacks & haunted house. 7-10 p.m. Schaumburg. 847-490-7020.

Boo Fest - 10/26. Visit a mad scientist lab, make spooky crafts, hunt for candy in a haystack. 6:30-9 p.m. Carol Stream. 630-784-6100.

Spooktacular! - 10/26. Come dressed in your costume, meet live animals, carve a pumpkin, play games, trick-or-treat trek! 5:30-7 p.m. or 7-8:30 p.m. Cosley Zoo, Wheaton. 630-665-5534.

Halloween Fest - 10/26. Hayrides, crafts, food and prizes. 5-7:30 p.m. Elk Grove Village. 847-437-9494.

Halloween Trick or Treat Path - 10/26. Meet Cinderella, Tin Man and favorite cartoon characters while trick or treating indoors for goodies. Also games and crafts. 6 p.m. Rolling Meadows. 847-818-3200.

A Haunting in the Valley - 10/26 & 27. Mysterious and magical walks through the Log Cabin Woods. 6;15-9:30 p.m. Schaumburg. 847-985-2100.

Haunted Forest Walk - 10/26 & 27. Enjoy a spooky, decorated hay ride to our Haunted Forest Walk. 6:30-9:30 p.m. 1;30-3 p.m. Sat. only.Woodridge. 630-353-3400.

Haunted Halloween Flea Market - 10/27. Shop flea market items and enjoy Halloween happenings, live music, hay rides, beer garden and more. 3 pm to Midnight. DuPage Co. Fairgrounds, 2015 W. Manchester, Wheaton. 715-526-9769. zurkopromotions.com

Trick-or-Treating & Parade - 10/27. Downtown West Chicago businesses, designated by a pumpkin in their window, will host the annual trick or treating. Also parade, costume contest & more. 1.-3 p.m. West Chicago. 630-293-2200.

Haunted Forest - 10/27. Forest filled with thrills and chills. Ages 3-12. 1-3 p.m. West Chicago.630-231-9474.

Halloween Town - 10/27. Safe, family fun, games, costume contest, haunted house & more. 3-9 p.m. Elmhurst. 630-993-8900.

Halloween Bash - 10/27. Have a ghoulish good time. Play games, go on a night hike & create eerie delights. 6-10 p.m. Bartlett Nature Center. 630-540-4800.

BOO-nanza! - 10/26. Preschool thru Grade 5; pumpkin decorating, costume parade, candy hunt, pumpkin shoot, and more! Wheeling Park District. 847-465-3333.

Trail of Terror - 10/26. One night only! Outdoor, guided tour of terrifying sights and sounds. 7-10 p.m. Lisle Community Park. 630-964-3410.

Monsters Ball - 10/26. Fun for the whole family! Wear your costume, play games and dance to the music. Fee includes dinner, story & dancing. 6-8:30 p.m. Niles. 847-967-6633.

Haunted Hikes - 10/26 & 27. Geared towards ages 11 and up. 7-10 pm. Pecks Farm Park, Geneva. 630-232-4542.

Halloween Hayday - 10/27. Pumpkin painting, cosmic cake walk, costume contests & more. 1-4 p.m. Geneva. 630-232-4542.

Howl-O-Ween Dog Parade - 10/27. Annual parade with prizes. 4-5 p.m. Pecks Farm Park, Geneva. 630-232-4542.

Scare-illon Concert - 10/27. Halloween themed concert featuring classical & popular selections. 7-8 p.m. Millennium Carrilon, Naperville. 630-848-5000.

Halloween Celebration - 10/27. petting zoo, pony rides, pumpkin decorating & more. Bring non perishable food item. 1-3 p.m. Itasca Nature Center. 630-773-2257.

Halloween Parade and Party - 10/27. Games, goodies and spooky surprises. Children up to 6th grade. 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Niles. 847-967-6633.

Halloween Spooktacular - 10/27. Games, face painting, hayrides,costume contest & haunted holes indoor mini golf. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Barrington. 847-381-0687.

Halloween Parade - 10/27. Parade starting at 10 a.m. Ribbon awards are given to every participant. Downtown trick-or-treating 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Glen Ellyn. 630-469-0907.

Halloween Carnival - 10/27. Games, crafts, treats along with a costume contest. Everyone will receive a goody bag to take home; all ages. 4:30-7:30 p.m. Oakbrook Terrace Park District. 630-627-6100.

Halloween Party - October 27. For ages 1-10; includes games for “wee ones”, challenging games, ghoulish goodies, a creative crafty table, Cold Blooded Creatures and a puppet show. 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Palatine. 847-705-5123.

Halloween Happening - 10/28. Enjoy lots of free halloween activities at this fest for kids age 10 and under. 1-4 p.m. Naperville. 630-848-5000.

Howl’oween Dog Parade - 10/28. Includes costume contest and treat bags. Carol Stream. 630-784-6100.

Halloween Spooktacular - 10/30. Come dressed in costume for spooky games, crafts & treats. 6-8 p.m. Bartlett Nature Center. 630-540-4800.

Halloween Party - 10/31. Games, bounce house, prizes & candy. 6-8 p.m. Oak Brook Park District. 630-990-4233.

Halloween Dance - 10/31. Come in costume and show off your dance moves. Prizes for best dressed and most creative. Grades 6-8. 7:30-9 p.m. Westmont Comm. Center. 630-963-5252.

Halloween Party - 10/31. Games, magic show, ice skating & more. 6:30-9. Darien Sportsplex. 630-968-6400.

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