A Little Time and a Keyboard: Weekend Windup: Chicago Suburbs Halloween and Fall Fun October 29-31, 2021

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Weekend Windup: Chicago Suburbs Halloween and Fall Fun October 29-31, 2021

 


Halloween Fun in the Chicago Suburbs

Spooky season is culminating this weekend with Halloween! Plus, we finally have fall colors! There are some great adventures to enjoy this weekend. Here are my picks:


**Please check on COVID preacautions before attending.

Ongoing:

Ongoing Human + Nature at Morton Arboretum, Lisle, stunning natural sculptures to help connect people with trees, the exhibition includes 5 incredible sculptures, included with normal admission

September 11 - November 7 Richardson Corn Maze, Spring Grove, try weaving through the World's Largest Corn Maze and enjoy fall farm fun, open Thursdays-Sundays and Columbus Day, see website for hours and prices

Ongoing September and October Abbey Farm Pumpkin Daze, Aurora, corn maze, pumpkin patch, family fun,  

Ongoing-October 31 Pumpkinfest at Didier Farms, Lincolnshire

Ongoing through October 31 Scarecrow Trail, Morton Arboretum, enjoy a trail of scarecrows crafted by local scout troops and organizations, included in admission

Ongoing through October 31 Carol Stream Halloween Decorating Contest: The Carol Stream Halloween Decorating Contest is one of my favorite haunts every Halloween! Entrants really know how to craft spooky, eerie and whimsical Halloween scenes. There will be a map posted to the website in October. The deadline to enter is October 22.

Ongoing through October 31 on Friday and Saturday evenings, Terror in the Timbers, Elgin, 6PM-12AM, drive-through Halloween experience, $65 per car, add-on option of Haunted Hike $25 per car

Ongoing - November 7 Sugar Skull City, Downtown Aurora, exploring looking for beautiful sugar skulls, check for special events and promotions on website, participate in the alebrije hunt

October 13 - January 2, 2022 Par Excellence Redux: The Back 9, Elmhurst Art Museum. This is a fantastic opportunity to experience an interactive exhibit created by local artists. In honor of the original Par Excellence exhibit at The School of the Art Institute, local artists have created 9 unique mini golf holes that you can actually play! To enjoy this exhibit, you do have to reserve a tee time. Please see website for more information and how to book your time.

Ongoing - October 31 Gallery of Ghoulish Home Tours, St. Charles, take a ride to see the houses entered in St. Charles' Halloween contest

Ongoing - October 31 Schaumburg Halloween Decorating Contest

Apple Orchards:

Royal Oak Farm Orchard in Harvard with an Apple Tree Maze open (starts August 21)

Stade's Farm and Market in McHenry (starts August 21)

Kuiper's Family Farm in Maple Park (starts August 28)

Jonamac Orchard in Malta (opens August 25)

All Seasons Orchard Woodstock (opens August 28)

Goebbert's Farm in Pinegree Grove (opens August 28)

Pumpkin Patches

Abbey Farms Aurora

Stade's Farm and Market in McHenry 

Kuiper's Family Farm in Maple Park 

Jonamac Orchard in Malta 

All Seasons Orchard Woodstock 

Goebbert's Farm 

Didier Farms

Bengston's Pumpkin Farm

Friday, October 29

October 29-31 Little Park of Horrors, Elgin, Wing Park, 6PM-9PM, drive-through spooky experience, $10 per car, must purchase tix in advance and will be given a time to enter

Saturday, October 30

October 30 & 31 Volo Bog Fall Color Walks, Ingleside, 10AM, meet by the oak tree in front of the nature center, free

October 30 BatFest, downtown Batavia, 10AM-2PM, trick-or-treating businesses, pumpkin bowl, BatArt, reptile show, magicians and more

October 30 Fall Tree Fun, Crabtree Nature Center, Barrington, 10:30AM, learn about and see the changes of fall, fall tree themed nature activities, must register, ages 2-6 must be with a caregiver

October 30 Spooky Saturday Main Dempster Mile, Evanston, 11AM-1PM, kids can enjoy showing off their costumes and trick-or-treating businesses on the mile, some will have special treats

October 30 -31 Tractor Drawn Hayrides, Danada, Wheaton, 1PM-3PM, $5 pp for those 5 and up, see website for exact times, no registration needed

October 30 Haunted Wildlife Scavenger Hunt, Willowbrook, Glen Ellyn, 4PM-5:30PM, $5 pp, must register

October 30 Dinner is Served, Crabtree Nature Center, Barrington, 4:30PM, join at the raptor enclosures to learn about resident raptors and what they eat, free

October 30 The Return of Spooky Stories, River Trail Nature Center, 8PM, spooky stories around the campfire are back, spooky night hike, for ages 6 and up, free but you must register

Sunday, October 31

October 31 Giant's Hollow-ween Hunt, Crabtree Nature Center, Barrington, 9AM-4PM, follow the Halloween clues in Giant's Hollow and earn a treat, must register

October 31 Halloween Hop, Naperville, 10AM-12PM, trick-or-treat stores throughout downtown, there will be a trick-or-treat trolley to ride

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