Haunted Houses for Everyone: From Kid Friendly to Night Terrors!

This time of year is all about haunted houses and Lake County has all you need to go from Halloween, to Hallow-Scream!  These ghastly spots will get everyone in the festive mood… you can Count on it.  Best Witches!

Haunted Harbor at Six Flags Great America Fright Fest
Thursdays: 6 – 10 p.m.
Fridays: 5 – 11 p.m.
Saturdays: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sundays:  11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Fright Fest at Six Flags

See how the festive spirit of Halloween has transformed this theme park, into a scream park!   Ride all of your favorite roller coasters, with a scary twist.  Love the whizzer?  During Fright Fest, it’s the BioHazard.  American Eagle?  It’s been replaced with the deadly Black Widow.  Dance until you drop at the Dead Man’s Party, or explore any one of their 6…. That’s right… SIX haunted houses!  (Buy the slash pass for unlimited access during your visit)

This year, they’ve expanded Fright Fest into the Hurricane Harbor section of the park, so it’s bigger and more terrifying than ever!  Grab your favorite witches and head to Six Flags for a devilish good time.


Dungeon of Doom Haunted House
Friday Oct. 04, – Nov. 02, 2013, Thursday-Sunday

Come experience one of the longest running, best and largest haunted attractions in the Tri-County Area.  Explore two floors of doom at this must see haunt! Get lost in a maze with insane carnies, be buried alive and more!  Feel the heat in the new Hades Boiler Room or test your fears among the lost souls that haunt new Shipping Dock 666.  Details

Realm of Terror Haunted House
This is Illinois’ Scariest Professional haunted house is not for the faint of heart. Defy your fear at one of the most intense haunted house experiences ever! Discover new nightmares at this event, designed specifically for mature audiences only. With their newly revamped their show, nothing is off limits. Be prepared to be scared at Realm of Terror!  Details


The Haunted House of Macabre in Antioch

In Antioch

This independently run Haunted House, might be a little smaller, but it still packs a punch. “The Haunted House of Macabre 2013 season will feature more horrific experiences than the human mind is equipped to handle! No breaks, no help, no mercy. Every turn reveals a new, unexpected and totally inescapable horror! Don’t believe it? Think we’re making it up? We’re not! You will believe.”  Details


Halloween Festivities for the little monsters in your life

Halloween Hoopla in Deerfield
Oct. 25-26

Mummies and little monsters delight at this family friendly spooktacular event!  Get spooked in a haunted house made for the bravest of goblins!  And enjoy a “Lights-On” version of the haunted house for little boys and ghouls.  Wear your best costumes and stick around for an outdoor movie in the park a DJ and fall festivities like hayrides, a costume contest costumed characters and face painting plus so much more! Details

Halloweenfest 2013 in Waukegan
Oct. 26

Amanda Gant of Waukegan helps her daughter, Chloe, 2, decorate a cookie as her son, Cayleb, 7, decorates his own a cookie at the Waukegan Park District’s Halloween Fest Saturday afternoon at Bowen Park. | Eric Davis ~ For Sun-Times Media

Find your Halloween spirit at this spooktacular family event.  Have a fang-tastic time with family activities such as a haunted walk, a haunted house, an enchanted walk, magic shows, storytelling by the bonfire, games, a maze, a bouncy house, train rides through the park and a costume contest!  Details 

Eat, drink and be scary!


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