Halloween Events In Illinois Pumpkin

The Best Halloween Events In Illinois

Halloween tends to challenge parents with younger children on where to go and what to do to celebrate the season in a safe environment. Most children are too young to visit typical haunted houses, aiming to scare even the bravest souls. Here’s a look at some family-friendly attractions around Illinois that offer fun Halloween experiences for families without the nightmares that can follow some haunted attractions.

Fun Halloween Events In Illinois include:

Bengston’s Pumpkin Farm – Homer Glen

Bring the entire family to the pumpkin farm for a day of fun. No matter the age, Bengston’s in Homer Glen has something to entertain everyone. While kids 12 and older can check out the animated ghosts and creatures at the Haunted Barn, younger children can take a fun-filled Halloween venture through the Fun Barn. Afterward, everyone can enjoy a hay ride as you hunt for the perfect pumpkin to make this year’s jack-o-lantern. Located 43 minutes southwest of Chicago, the pumpkin farm offers nearly 20 attractions, including a petting zoo and train rides. You can also launch gourds with the Pumpkin Chucker or enjoy the pig races.

Haunted House at Foster Park – Chicago

Designed for the entire family, the Haunted House at Foster offers fun scares 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31. Sponsored by the Chicago Park District, the haunted house presents a few ghosts and goblins for the little ones to see without giving them nightmares later. Families can also enjoy refreshments during their visit.

Scary Park – Peoria

Located at Peoria’s Wildlife Prairie Park, families are invited to participate in fun events like haystack rides and animal encounters. Of course, there will be trick-or-treating for the younger ghouls and goblins. Activities aimed at older children will also be offered. Remember to check out the rest of the park beforehand. Held annually for more than three decades, Scary Park is open Friday (5-10 p.m.), Saturday (2 (aff)-10 p.m.) and Sunday (2 (aff)-8 p.m.) Oct. 19-21 and 26-28.

Old Timey Halloween – Museum of the Grand Prairie – Mahomet

Combine history with fun as visitors participate in the annual Old Timey Halloween at the Museum of the Grand Prairie at the Lake of the Woods Preserve in Mahomet. The free two-hour program starts at 1 p.m. on Oct. 26. Kids of all ages can learn about Halloween traditions while creating holiday masks and playing 19th-centurygames.

Halloween fun – Springfield

Springfield’s streets will be filled with monsters and spirits as the city celebrates Halloween with various activities from Oct. 26-28. Zoolie Ghoulie at the Henson Robinson Zoo welcomes young monsters and ghouls to participate in trick-or-treating and explore not-too-scary exhibits and activities on Oct. 26-28.

The second annual Halloween Parade kicks off at 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 27. Featuring floats, costumes, and other festive entrants, the parade route starts at the Old State Capitol Plaza.

Celebrate Halloween at the Market helps wrap up the 2018 season of the Farmer Market at the Old State Capitol Plaza. Children 12 and younger are encouraged to wear their favorite costumes and enter contests for prizes. There’s also a costume contest for pets.

From a pumpkin farm with all the trimmings to fun events in the state’s capital, Halloween Events in Illinois provides families many options for a safe celebration. So, enjoy the treats, and don’t worry about the tricks.

Lisa Martin

In April 2006, Lisa began blogging to stay connected with distant relatives and friends. As she delved into blogging, she discovered the potential to assist others by sharing her experiences. Lisa has actively engaged in numerous exclusive media ventures. Notable among these are her participation in events such as the Sony Mommy Bloggers Event, the Pampers Mommy Bloggers Event, the Epson Event in Chicago, the Stouffers Event, a memorable yacht excursion with Lands End, collaborations with 1-800-Baskets, an exclusive tour for bloggers by Mrs. Prindable’s, partnerships with Hallmark, PopCap games, Chicago Cubs Mastercard Priceless Events, and Rug Doctor. In addition, she has collaborated with Nutrisystem on a weight loss initiative, teamed up with Buick and Chevy, and served as a brand ambassador for Sprint. Lisa's collaboration portfolio also extends to Disney, where she has participated in press trips for significant movies such as Frozen, Guardians of the Galaxy, McFarland USA, The Good Dinosaur, The BFG, and Cars 3. Notably, for projects like Frozen, The BFG, and Cars 3, she was granted the privilege of walking the red carpet and conducting interviews with celebrities. The impact of Lisa's blog has gained recognition, with The New York Times referencing her content. Moreover, she has been featured in interviews by respected publications such as the Southtown Star, The Chicago Sun Times, and inside.
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