HALLOWEEN EVENTS

Grave reminders

DATE | October 15, 2022 - 1pm, 1:30pm, 6pm, or 6:30pm

LOCATION | North Cemetery, 1205 N 5th Ave, St. Charles, IL

COST | $25 per person

DETAILS | Enjoy an exclusive opportunity to walk through one of St. Charles’ oldest cemeteries on a cool autumn day. Learn the stories of local legends and heroes who found their final resting place in St. Charles. At selected grave sites, guests will “encounter” a community figure and listen as they tell a short monologue about their lives, their joys, their sorrows and their loves. Ages 15 & younger must be accompanied by a paying adult.

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Caravan to candyland

DATE | October 19, 2022 | 5pm - 7:30pm

LOCATION | James O. Breen Community Park

COST | $5 per child in vehicle

DETAILS | Get your holiday sweets on the street of treats! In your car, follow the Halloween-themed path for a unique trick-or-treating experience! Along the way, from the safety of your own vehicle, stop at candy/prize stations during this spirited and lively event. Prizes are geared for ages 10 & under. Rain date: Oct 20

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trail of terror at river view mini golf

DATE | October 21 and 22, 2022 | 6pm

LOCATION | River View Miniature Golf, 8 North Ave, St. Charles, IL

COST | $10

DETAILS | Be prepared to be scared! Wander the haunted course trails with twists and turns amongst live ghouls and goblins. Use discretion, this activity may not be suitable for young children. No minigolf played.

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trick or treat on critter street

DATE | Sunday, October 23, 2022 from 1:00pm-4:00pm

LOCATION | Honey Bridge Ranch, 6N917 Rt. 25, St. Charles, IL 60174

COST | TBA

DETAILS | Trick or treat along the path of Honey Bridge Ranch to the barns of HorsePower. More information to be posted. Follow below!

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critters & Candy

DATE | October 22, 2022 | 10am - 2pm

LOCATION | Primrose Farm, 5N726 Crane Rd, St. Charles, IL

COST | $16 per participant

DETAILS | Meet and greet while you trick or treat! Stop by critter stations to see Primrose Farm's animals and visiting furry friends from Anderson Humane. Along your way, pick up treats and enjoy a tractor-drawn wagon ride around the farmyard, too! Wearing costumes is encouraged. Proceeds benefit both Primrose Farm and Anderson Humane. Ages 2+

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escape the mansion: Dr. Ingrid's Infirmary

DATE | October 15, 2022 | 1pm - 9pm

LOCATION | Stephen D. Persinger Recreation Center, 3507 Kaneville Rd, Geneva, IL

COST | $10 residents, $15 nonresidents

DETAILS | Escape the Mansion is an escape room-style event that pits groups of 10 people against the clock to see if they can solve a series of challenges, clues, hidden passwords, and more before time runs out. For one night only, the second floor of the Stephen Persinger Recreation Center is transformed into the fictitious Madam Klara’s Mansion, an estate built in 1799 which as been rumored to be haunted and filled with dark magic. Participants will be given a tour of the mansion, featuring a newly discovered room of the building! Come explore the mansion’s intriguing infirmary, where Madame Klara’s personal doctor and surgeon, Dr. Ingrid, performed mysterious procedures and operations.

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Halloween Hayday

DATE | October 22, 2022 | 10am - 1pm

LOCATION | Stephen D. Persinger Recreation Center, Geneva, IL

COST | Pre-Registration: $10 (N/R $13) | Day-Of Registration: $12 (N/R $15)

DETAILS | It’s time to get spooky with a variety of fun-filled games, Mad Scientist, Costume Contest, Halloween Egg Hunt, Entertainment, Bounce Houses, and more!

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howl o' ween dog parade

DATE | October 22, 2022 | 9am - 9:30am

LOCATION | Peck Farm Park, 4038 Kaneville Rd, Geneva, IL

COST | FREE!

DETAILS | Bring your dogs and dress-to-impress at Peck Farm Park! Pre-registration required. Prizes will be awarded! One handler per dog. One person may bring more than one dog. Additional people are welcome to enjoy the parade, socially distant, within the park area.

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thriller on 38

DATE | October 13, 2022 | 7pm -10pm (Rain date is October 20)

LOCATION | 2nd Street & Rt 38, Geneva, IL

COST | FREE but please support the vendors who come out!

DETAILS | Join Vargo’s Dance & the community for another Thriller on 38! Food, Live DJ, Performances of Michael Jackson’s Thriller! ( stay tuned for exact performance times) We are excited to have; Fernando’s Street Kitchen, Pierogi Rig, Cafe & Barr, Up North Winery

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trek-N-Treat

DATE | October 15 at 1:30pm and October 23 at 10am, 2022

LOCATION | Peck Farm Park, 4038 Kaneville Rd, Geneva, IL

COST | $15 R / $18 NR

DETAILS | The spooky woods await, but costumed kids will be rewarded with sweet treats on this special night. Wear your costume to take a hike through the prairie. Figure out the puzzles to find surprises and treats. AGES 6 - 8

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Rising Adults Inclusive Costume Party

DATE | October 28, 2022 | 6:30pm

LOCATION | Rising Lights Project, 1536 Geneva Commons, Geneva, IL

COST | $15

DETAILS | Games, prizes, and spooky surprises await! Wear your spookiest Halloween costume!

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A nightmare at west main

DATE | Fridays, October 14 and 21, 2022 | 7pm - 9pm

LOCATION | West Main Community And Bark Park, 40W101 Main St, Batavia, IL

COST | Advanced tickets can be purchased through Oct. 13 for $10 per ticket. Admission is $12 day-of.

DETAILS | The ghosts are coming out to play in the forest at West Main Community Park. Join us for a haunted hike through our spooky trails. Evil lurks in the forest, so enter if you dare! This event is not suitable for kids younger than 10 years old. Every person needs to be registered.

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the great pumpkin hunt

DATE | October 8 and 9, 2022 | 10am - 2:30pm

LOCATION | Red Oak Nature Center, 2343 S River St, Batavia, IL

COST | $10

DETAILS | The Great Pumpkin is out and hidden in our woods! Grab your list of clues from the front desk and investigate our forest to find it! Photograph yourself with the 'Great Pumpkin' and receive a small prize! Registration is required to receive a prize. Adults must accompany children during this self-guided activity, but do not need to register.

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forest of fright

DATE | October 22, 2022 | 6pm - 9pm

LOCATION | Red Oak Nature Center, 2343 S River St, Batavia, IL

COST | $15

DETAILS | We’re baaack! Explore our woods to experience what goes bump in the night at Red Oak. Sit by the campfire and listen to tales told by one of our infamous residents or choose to hike one of our self-guided spirit trails where you never know who or what you’ll bump into. Ghouls are encouraged to shake the goosebumps off inside the nature center where they can warm up with a craft, music and candy. Activities are self-guided and outside; due to thematic elements children younger than 8 are encouraged to stay in the nature center for crafts, music, and games. Flashlights are strongly encouraged. Pre-registration ends Friday the 21st. Day of ticket sales will be available for $20 per person.

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batfest

DATE | October 29, 2022 | 10am - 2pm

LOCATION | Peg Bond Pavillion

COST | FREE!

DETAILS | BatFest is Batavia’s annual Halloween-themed family event attracting over 2,500 ghouls. BatFest includes downtown Trick-or-Treating, Mothers’ Club Parade, pumpkin bowl, contests, BatArt, and games for free family fun.

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little park of horrors

DATE | DATES TBA

LOCATION | Wing Park, 1010 Wing Street, Elgin, IL

COST | TBA

DETAILS |  What little nightmares might be lurking in the darkness? Perhaps you'll find yourself in the company of skeletons, or swept up in the spiders' lair...you may even spot a certain dancing clown... Join us for the City of Elgin's newest event, Little Park of Horrors!

 

This drive-through event through Wing Park will be open to vehicle traffic only. Little Park of Horrors will feature horror props with lighting and audio effects, and will run for several consecutive days this October. Ticket information will be available soon! PG-13

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spooktacular halloween stroll at cosley zoo

DATE | Friday, October 21, 2022 | 5:15pm - 8:30pm

LOCATION | Cosley Zoo, 1356 N Gary Ave, Wheaton, IL

COST | $12.95 for ages 2-adult. Infants age 1 and under are free but do require a ticket

DETAILS |  Experience an evening stroll through the zoo while enjoying the family friendly decorations, activities and pumpkin decorating. Cosley Zoo gift shop and concession stand will be open.

 

Entry times are scheduled in 15-minute increments with the last entry at 7:30P. Space is limited within each entry time.

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Boo bash

DATE | October 31, 2022 | 10am - 11am

LOCATION | Cantigny Park, 1 S 151 Winfield Road, Wheaton, IL

COST | $12 per child

DETAILS |  Happy Halloween! Come join us for a morning of festive fun! Little ones (and grown ups too) are encouraged to come dressed in their Halloween costumes to show off! We will read Halloween stories, make Halloween crafts and share a special Halloween treat. Boo! Ages 3 - 5 No parking fee, registration is required.

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halloween train ride

DATE | October 28, 2022 | 6:30pm - 8pm

LOCATION | Blackberry Farm, 100 S Barnes Rd, Aurora, IL

COST | $16

DETAILS |  Be aware of ghosts, witches, and goblins at the all-new Haunted Train Ride. Grab your flashlights and board the haunted train, if you dare! Join us for some spooky activities and crafts. Enjoy the train, carousel, and bonfire with s’mores. Recommended for ages 6+. All attendees ages 1 and up (including adults) must purchase a ticket. All ticket sales are final.

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halloween hayride

DATE | October 2, 2022 | 5pm - 6:30pm

LOCATION | Blackberry Farm, 100 S Barnes Rd, Aurora, IL

COST | $8 R / $10 NR

DETAILS |  Dress up in your favorite Halloween costume and join us for a Halloween Hayride. Take a scenic hayride around Lake Gregory, enjoy family activities, and make s’mores at the campfire. Costumes will be judged as participants enter the park. This is a great program for families to enjoy together. Each person attending must be registered. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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sugar skull city

DATE | October 15 - November 6, 2022

LOCATION | Downtown Aurora, IL

COST | FREE!

DETAILS |  Welcome to Sugar Skull City! Aurora Downtown is honoring Day of the Dead, the beloved Mexican cultural tradition, from October 15 to November 6. Join us in celebrating Dia de los Muertos with art, activities, specials, videos, shopping, scavenger hunt and much more. Join in on festivities during First Friday celebrations on November 4. More information in link below for full details and a map of attractions.

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hocus pocus hoe-down

DATE | October 21, 2022 | 6pm - 9pm

LOCATION | Prisco Community Center, 150 W Illinois Ave, Aurora, IL

COST | $10

DETAILS |  Join us for a fun family night at this spook-tacular event. The evening’s evil activities include dead dancing, creepy crafts and a menacing movie; “Hocus Pocus!” Don’t forget to wear your Halloween costume! Ages 3Y & up

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trick or treat tango

DATE | October 21, 2022 | 7pm - 8:30pm

LOCATION | Vaughan Athletic Center, 2121 W Indian Trail, Aurora, IL 60506

COST | $10

DETAILS |  Trick-or-treat then twist and shout! Come celebrate Halloween by joining us for an evening of dancing, crafts, games, and lots of candy. Prizes will be given to the winners of the costume contest. Register early for a discounted rate! All participants must be accompanied by a paying adult. $12 at the door.

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all hallows Eve at naper settlement

DATE | October 14 - 15, 2022 | 6:30pm - 10pm

LOCATION | Naper Settlement, 523 S Webster St, Naperville, IL

COST | $20

DETAILS |  Experience 13-acres of eerie entertainment and activities. Prepare to be wowed by special performances, rock out to monster jams, grab a bite to eat in the Taste the Fear Food Court, and explore the Dark Art Gallery.

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howlin' at the moon (21+ event)

DATE | October 21 - 22, 2022 | 5pm - 10pm

LOCATION | Naper Settlement, 523 S Webster St, Naperville, IL

COST | $20

DETAILS |  Come dressed in your best costume and enjoy thrilling performances and attractions at our Halloween event for adults (21+). Howl along to live music, feast your fangs into delicious local cuisine at the Food Truck Graveyard, and quench your undying thirst in our Booze Bar. Take a stroll through our Moonlight Market to purchase eerie and bizarre items, wander through the Dark Art Gallery, and participate in our costume contest for the chance to win awesome prizes. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket to enjoy the night's performances

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santa's village Spooktacular drive-thru

DATE | October 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15 & 16 from 6 PM-9 PM | October 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30 & 31 from 5:30 PM - 9 PM

LOCATION | 601 Dundee Ave, East Dundee, IL

COST | $25 per car online, $30 at the gate

DETAILS |  Visit Santa's Village Spooktacular Drive-Thru this October for a Not-Too-Spooky Halloween Experience! The park will be transformed into a Halloween Haven with family-friendly scenes featuring the Witches Broom Lot, Mad Scientist, Alien Landing, Monster Mash Bash and MORE! At the end of your drive-thru experience, you'll be able to purchase funnel cakes, hot chocolate and other tasty treats, while capturing the memories in our spooky photo op stop! This immersive experience is designed for kids but fun for everyone! Secure your ticket now to guarantee availability!

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boo at the zoo

DATE | October 29 and 30, 2022 | 9am - 5pm

LOCATION | Randall Oaks Zoo, 1180 N Randall Rd, West Dundee, IL

COST | Normal admission applies ($4.25 for residents and $5 for non-residents.)

DETAILS |  The historic Sycamore Pumpkin Festival takes place on October 26-30. Thousands of pumpkins, all painted or carved for judging, decorate the courthouse lawn, and food vendors dish up pumpkin pie, caramel apples and other fall favorites. The festival has over 1000 entries in the Lions Decorated Pumpkin Display, 2 carnivals, many non-profit vendors including two indoor craft shows, entertainment and various activities, and the Festival concludes with a 90 minute parade on Sunday.

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boo bash in West chicago

DATE | October 15, 2022 | 12pm - 3pm

LOCATION | ARC Center, Park District, 201 W National St, West Chicago, IL

COST | TBA

DETAILS |  Calling all ghosts and goblins galore! Come to the ARC to see what's in store. Halloween games and lots of fun treats, this Halloween celebration is sure to be neat! Come for the night or come for a flash, but come to have fun at the Park District Boo Bash! Get ready for our annual Boo Bash! This Halloween event is filled with spooktacular fun, such as a hay bale ride, a Trick or Treat trail, a pumpkin patch, jumpy castles, a cake walk, carnival games, and much, much more!

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Electric Lights Halloween golf cart/utv parade

DATE | October 8, 2022 | 7pm

LOCATION | Maple Park Civic Center, 306 Willow St, Maple Park, IL

COST | FREE!

DETAILS |  Maple Park’s 5th Annual Spooktacular Halloween golf cart/UTV Parade! AN ELECTRIC LIGHTS parade! Do you have a golf cart or a UTV? Do you like Halloween? Do you like parades with lights? If you answered yes to any of these, come participate and/or spectate a fun community parade!

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sycamore pumpkin festival

DATE | October 26 - 30, 2022

LOCATION | Downtown Sycamore, IL

COST | FREE!

DETAILS |  The historic Sycamore Pumpkin Festival takes place on October 26-30. Thousands of pumpkins, all painted or carved for judging, decorate the courthouse lawn, and food vendors dish up pumpkin pie, caramel apples and other fall favorites. The festival has over 1000 entries in the Lions Decorated Pumpkin Display, 2 carnivals, many non-profit vendors including two indoor craft shows, entertainment and various activities, and the Festival concludes with a 90 minute parade on Sunday.

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