October 14-16 Glass Pumpkin Patch, Morton Arboretum, Lisle, glass blowing demos, artwork for sale, free admission with admission to arboretum $14 Adults ages 18–64, $12 Seniors ages 65+ , $9 Youth ages 2–17
October 14-15 Hawkfest, Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve & Lake Forest College, bird walks, raptor visits and lectures and classes about raptors, some events free, some require a fee and registration, see website
October 14-16 Autumn Drive in Woodstock, local farms offering fall goods, fall fun for families, pick your own fruit, see website for more info
October 14-15 Haunted Forest, Oak Brook, haunted maze, hayride, face painting, crafts and more, $1 per ticket--each activity has a different ticket value, see website
October 14-15 All Hallow's Eve, Naper Settlement, Naperville, 6:30PM-10PM, the village buildings are turned into spooky scenes, not recommended for children 8 and under, $15 pp
October 15 Bird's Tale Halloween Story Hour, Wildbird Shack, Mount Prospect, 10:30AM-11:30AM, free story time AND free cookies & refreshments, great for kids ages 5-8, please RSVP
October 15 Scarecrow Festival, Barrington, Memorial Park, 11AM-2PM, pony rides, scarecrow, cookie and pumpkin decorating, free admission
October 15 Pumpkin Fest, Vogelei Park, Hoffman Estates, 12:30PM-2PM, live music, crafts and games, bring food donation (nonperishable item) in order to decorate a pumpkin, free admission
October 15 Fall Festival Paddle at Skokie Lagoons, Northfield, 1PM-4PM, canoe trips, archery, guided hikes, pumpkin painting and more, all paddle programs for ages 5 & up, free
October 15 Hoots and Howls, Randhurst, 1PM-4PM, pet parade and contest, candy sculptor, owls from Stillman Nature Center, balloon artist and more, free
October 15 Jammin' Around the Campfire, Vera Meineke Nature Center, Schaumburg, 6PM-8PM, enjoy an evening of singing and stories around the campfire, roast marshmallows, free
Also Autumn Drive, Glass Pumpkin Patch, Hawkfest, Haunted Forest and All Hallow's Eve from above.
Sunday, October 16:
October 16 Palatine Pizza Showdown, Durty Nellie's, 12PM-4PM, help judge the best pizza in Palatine, $10 per person, $5 kids 6-12, 5 and under are free
October 16 Fall Festival, River Trail Nature Center, Northbrook, 10AM-4PM, storytelling, bee keeping demo, pumpkin painting and more, free admission but small fee for some activities, can also bring nonperishable food items for tickets (1 per ticket)
Also Autumn Drive and Glass Pumpkin Patch from above.