Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Spooky Weekend Ahead}

Boo! Plenty of tricks or treats, fun and hijinx for families this weekend!

ROAD TRIP: Midway Village in Rockford's All Hallow's Eve on October 24 2PM-8PM, Victorian Village will be decorated for Halloween, trick-or-treat in buildings, at 4:30PM enter the Enchanted Woods to see scenes from Robin Hood & meet characters, activities for kids, come in costume, free photo, $6 per person
Friday, October 23:
  • October 23 Trunk-or-Treat, Public Works, Arlington Heights, 5:30PM-8:30PM, trick-or-treat line, bouncy houses, games, Mad Science experiments, crafts, $12 per child
  • October 23-24 Halloween Hikes, Ryerson Woods, Deerfield, 6PM-8PM, hike along a candlelit path and see nature-themed skits along the way, donuts and cider at the end, $9 resident, $11 non, register
  • October 23-24 Hawthorn Hill Woods Haunted Trail, Woodridge, Fri & Sat 6:30-9:30PM, Sat 1PM-3PM, hayride, trail with all sorts of ghouls, version for those under 9 available Sat afternoon, $8/evening session, $5 for afternoon
  • October 23 Somewhat Scary Stories, Crabtree Nature Center, Barrington, 7PM, stories around the campfire, treats, $2 pp, register: 847-381-6592
  • October 23-25 Spooktacular Weekend in Downer's Grove, haunted Lincoln Hotel, Living Cemetery, trick-or-treating (Sun), window painting and more, check website for details, mix of spooky and non-spooky events for all ages
Saturday, October 24:
  • October 24 Bootiful Saturday, Elmhurst City Center, 9AM-1PM, free showing of Casper at 9:30AM, pumpkin patch, trick-or-treating, free costume photos, free balloon creations, see website for more details and times
  • October 24 Free Dipped Apple with Donation, Affy Tapple, Niles, 9AM-2PM, get a fresh dipped apple or pretzel with canned food donation or $1, coloring contest, raffle and more
  • October 24 Youth 2K Obstacles Race Course, Woodland Trails Park, Mt. Prospect, 9:30AM-11:00AM, 10-14 natural and man made obstacles will be set up, age groups 7-8, 9-11, 12-14, different times for each, register by October 23 and race is $20, day off $25
  • October 24 Halloween Hoopla, Metropolitan Square, Des Plaines, 10AM-4PM, halloween parade, crafts, magic show, pumpkin races, Dia de los Muertos at History Center ($3/non member, $2 per member), see schedule for more details, free admission except at History Center
  • October 24 Truck or Treat, Main Beach, Crystal Lake, 10AM-12PM, come trick-or-treat from decorated vehicles, free
  • October 24-25 Pumpkin Weekends at Blackberry Farm, Aurora, 11AM-4PM, seasonal craft making, corn crib, pumpkin paddling and more fall fun, trick-or-treat on October 24, residents $5/adult, $4.50/child or senior, nonresidents $8/adult, $7/child or senior
  • October 24 Howl-o-ween Party, Elmhurst Animal Care Center, 11AM-3PM, costume contest, refreshments, tours, adoptions, vendors, crafts, $5 photos
  • October 24 Trick-or-Treating, Downtown Skokie, 12PM-4PM, donate one canned food item or $1, get spooktivity guide with participating merchants, activities, hayride, more
  • October 24 Halloween Dog Costume Contest, Raupp Museum, 10:45AM-11:15AM, free
  • October 24 Itasca Halloween Celebration, Springbrook Nature Center, Itasca, 1PM-3PM, hayrides, petting zoo, pumpkin decorating and more--free!
  • October 24 Gluten Free Halloween Open House, Advocate Children's Hospital, 1st Floor, Park Ridge, 1PM-2:30PM, games, gluten free treats, raffles, free
  • Also, Hawthorn Hill Woods Haunted Trail, Halloween Hikes & Downer's Grove Spooktacular Weekend.
Sunday, October 25:
  • October 25 Free Dipped Apple with Donation, Affy Tapple, Niles, 10AM-2PM, get a fresh dipped apple or pretzel with canned food donation or $1, coloring contest, raffle and more
  • October 25 Family Fall Festival, Yoga Loft, Barrington, 12PM-2PM, family yoga class 1PM-1:45PM, chair massages, juice tastings and more, demos, kids can come in costume to trick-or-treat, free
  • October 25 Owls, Bats and Spiders, Crabtree Nature Center, Barrington, 1PM, dissect an owl pellet, listen to bat calls, meet a spider, register: 847-381-6592, free
  • October 25 The Un-Haunted Forest, River Trail Nature Center, Northbrook, 1:30PM, come in costume for a magical hike, treat at the end, $1 pp, register 847-824-8360
  • October 25 Trunk-or-Treat, Immanuel Lutheran Church and First United Methodist Church, Palatine, 3PM-6PM, trick-or-treating, bounce house, corn relay, comfort dogs, kids games and more, donuts and cider while supplies last, donate nonperishable item and win a prize, will move in doors if inclement weather
  • Also, Pumpkin Weekends & Downer's Grove Spooktacular Weekend.

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