A Little Time and a Keyboard: Weekend Windup {Chicago Suburbs Weekend Family Fun October 30-31, 2022}

Weekend Windup {Chicago Suburbs Weekend Family Fun October 30-31, 2022}

Thursday, October 27, 2022


Chicago Suburbs Weekend Family Fun October 30-31, 2022

Chicago Suburbs Weekend Family Fun October 30-31, 2022

The weekend ahead is full of spooky fun! Here are my picks for family fun in the Chicago suburbs this weekend:

15 Favorite Chicago Suburban Preserves for Fall Hikes


June 1 - October 31 Alebrijes: Creatures of a Dream World, Cantigny Park, Wheaton, Alebrijes are Mexican folk art sculptures of fantastical creatures, learn about the artists, go on a scavenger hunt for all 48 pieces and more, parking is $10 per car

Through November 6 Delicate Forces, Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens, Rockford, 7 large scale art displays created with dichroic materials crafting kaleidoscope, admission fees apply 

September 10-October 30 Richardson World's Largest Corn Maze, Spring Grove, currently also has sunflower fields

October 1-31 Pumpkin Festival, Cosley Zoo, Wheaton, come visit the animals and see the zoo all decorated for fall, thousands of pumpkins will be scattered on the zoo lawn, pumpkins, apples, corn stalks and more will be for purchase, regular admission fees apply, please reserve timed entry

Through October 31 Carol Stream Halloween Decorating Contest

Through October 31 Elk Grove Village Halloween Decorating Contest

October 15 - November 6 Sugar Skull City, Aurora, downtown storefronts will be decorated by local artists, scavenger hunt

Through October 31 Ghoulish Home Tour, St. Charles

Through October 31 Schaumburg Haunted House Contest

Through October 31 Arlington Heights Haunted Houses

Apple Orchards

Ongoing through October  Royal Oak Farm, Harvard, apple picking, apple tree maze, activities,  country kitchen

Ongoing through October Kuipers Farm, Maple Park, UPick apples, opening day August 27

Ongoing through October Stade's Farm, McHenry, UPick Apples starting August 26

Ongoing through October, All Seasons Apple Orchard, Woodstock, also has a corn maze

Pumpkin Festivals

September 17 through October 30 Pumpkin Daze, Abbey Farms, Aurora

September 10-October 30 Richardson World's Largest Corn Maze, Spring Grove

Ongoing through October 30 Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm, Homer Glen

Ongoing through October 30 Pumpkin Fest at Didier Farms, Lincolnshire

Ongoing through October Stade's Farm, McHenry, Fall Festival

Saturday, October 29

October 29 Trick-or-Treat on the Farm, Lambs Farm, Libertyville, 10AM-5PM, come and trick-or-treat at the farm, meet farmyard friends, enjoy cookies and apple cider, receive festive toys and tattoos, $10 per child, $5 per adult

October 29 BatFest, Batavia, downtown, 10AM-2PM, bat meet and greet, pumpkin roll, farmers market, trick-or-treating, Halloween parade, reptile show, live entertainment

October 29 Spooky Saturdays on the Main Dempster Mile, Evanston, 11AM-1PM, spooky carolers, DJ, trick-or-treating and more

October 29 Dia de los Muertos, Elgin Public Museum, Elgin, 12PM-4PM, explore the museum full of colorful ofrendas and papeles picados, activities, vendors and more, museum admission is $2 per adult, $1 per child 3-12, under 

October 29 Trick-or-Treating in Downtown Skokie, 1PM-3PM, trick-or-treat local businesses, dancing and more spooky fun

October 29 Halloween in the Hollow, Sleepy Hollow, 3PM-7PM, costume contest, pumpkin decorating, headless horseman rides at 6:15pm, bonfire, craft beer and more

October 29 Lantern Lit Hikes, St. James Farm, Warrenville, varies times 6:30PM-8:30PM, 2-mile lantern-lit walk, listen to haunted tales, $10 pp, must register

Sunday, October 30

October 30 Day of the Dead Family 5K Walk/Run, Wheeling, 8AM, enjoy a 5k run/walk and after enjoy entertainment and Mexican food

October 30 Giant's Hollow-ween Hunt, Crabtree Nature Center, 10AM-3PM, take a self-guided hike of Giants Hollow and find Halloween treasures, free

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