Things To Do This Weekend October 25-27

The spooks and spirits are dead and unwell in this edition of things to do this weekend October 25-27.

Halloween is near and we can taste the feels. Here are a few pieces of light reading you should look into if you’re looking to set the spooktacular mood this October 31.

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The boos and svenghouls are in abundance along the Lake County trail of treats. Hang with a dapper gentleman who’s on a blood diet, a wascally wiley wolf and jump into the fall festivities in this installment of things to do this weekend October 25-27.

1. Lincolnshire’s Boo Bash


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We had a great time at the Lincolnshire Boo Bash with Mayor Liz Brandt. Happy Halloween #IL10 🎃🍁👻

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Families will flock to Lincolnshire’s North Park for the village’s beloved Boo Bash Halloween Fest. The Halloween-themed event will feature a haunted trail, pumpkin decorating, games, a live DJ, a bounce house, a gigantic slide, food trucks, hayrides, a Nerf obstacle course, stilt walkers, laser tag, a photo booth and more. The community festival is suitable for all ages and is free to attend. Little goblins are encouraged to dress in costumes for the family-friendly event. For parental ghouls, several local beverages and food truck vendors will provide eats, sips and adult thirst-quenchers, including Lake County Libation Trail™ participant Half Day Brewing Co. of Lincolnshire.

Friday, October 25; 5-8 p.m. Admission: free. North Park, 1025 Riverwood Rd., Lincolnshire.

2. Svengoolie at Volo Auto Museum


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🎃👻 Join us for a spooky weekend!👻🎃

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Before you and the kids terrorize the streets for some Halloween trick-or-treating, the man from “Berrrrrrwyyyyyn” will be at “Voooolooo” Auto Museum. Dodge rubber chickens as you participate in a meet and greet with Svengoolie. Take a photo, get an autograph and gaze upon all of the fantastic cars featured in movies, TV and more. Also, take a free trip on the haunted train ride. Everyone’s favorite Chicagoland area Halloween MeTV host celebrates his 40th anniversary this year. Make sure you stick around to join the ghost of Casey Jones on the haunted train tours at the auto museum.

Saturday, October 26; noon-2 p.m. Meet and greet free. Entry admission: $8.95-$15.95. Train tour: $2. Volo Auto Museum, 27582 Volo Village Rd., Volo.

3. Trail of Treats and Halloween Fest in Zion


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park adventures 🍂🍁👻🎃

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“Trick or treat, smell their feet, Zion’s got the sweets to eat.” Visit the City of Zion for their annual Trail of Treats and Halloween Fest. Kids dressed in their Saturday’s spookiest will strut the streets through Shiloh Park at 27th Street and ending at the Zion Park District’s Leisure Center to get a healthy batch of candy. The Halloween party at the park district’s center features fair games, face painting, a hayride, a bounce house and more. Prizes will be distributed to the winner(s) of the costume contest.

Friday, October 25; 5-8 p.m. Admission: free. Zion Park District Leisure Center, 2400 Dowie Memorial Dr., Zion.

4. “Dracula: A Live Radio Play” at the Improv Playhouse

“Out from the coffin, Drac’s voice did ring. Seems he was troubled by just one thing. He opened the lid and shook his fist and said, ‘Whatever happened to my Transylvania Twist?’” It’s not a mash of monsters, but the Improv Playhouse in Libertyville stages two nights of “Dracula: A Live Radio Play!” The MainStreet Libertyville production emulates Orson Welles’ Radio Theatre show of Bram Stoker’s classic novel about the bloodsucking gentleman. “Dracula: A Live Radio Play!” will spook the likes of viewers of all ages. Bring your own wine as you watch the undead protagonist arise from his coffin.

Saturday-Sunday, October 26-27; Sat.: 8 p.m., Sun.: 7:30 p.m. Tickets $5-$12.50. Corking Fee: $5. Improv Playhouse Theater, 735 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville.

5. Vernon Hills Fall Fest


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Are you ready for the annual Fall Fest costume contest?? 🎃 👻

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Taste the harvest goodness, embrace sweater weather, breathe in the autumn feels and get to Vernon Hills Fall Fest. The spooktacular family celebration is highlighted by indoor trick-or-treating, balloon art, a black light dance party, a magic show and the annual costume contest. All attendees must register online at or in-person at the Sullivan Community Center. Children two and under receive free admission.

Friday, October 25; 6-9 p.m. Registration: $3 per person. Sullivan Community Center, 635 Aspen Dr., Vernon Hills.

6. Howl-O-Ween at Great Wolf Lodge Illinois


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Keeping her distance from this character. 😆 Soph is Miss Independent now. While we were at the lodge, Soph would run away and start walking with random groups of people like she wanted to join another family or something. This happened probably half a dozen times. 😅 She’s at that age now where she’s keeping mom on her toes. All I can say is she is a fast little whippersnapper. 👶🏻💨 . . #wolfpup #greatwolflodge #greatwolflodgetraversecity #upnorthmichigan #upnorthmichiganvacation #whippersnapper #candidchildhood #childhoodunplugged #childhoodmemories #letthemexplore #childhoodunplugged #motherhoodunplugged #mymotherhood #myhonestmotherhood #michiganmom #girlmom

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“Mouth is alive with juices like wine, and I’m hungry like the wolf!” Put the “Owooo!” in Howl-O-Ween at Great Wolf Lodge Illinois. The event features an array of “unboolieveable” things to do, including their witch’s lair, haunted stories, pumpkin carvings, trick-or-treating, the world-class water park and so much more. This Gurnee resort’s package includes a luxurious suite, water park passes (included with package deal), a trick-or-treat trail, the Monster Bash Dance Party and a “spooktacular storytime.” Enter promo code HOWL. Great Wolf Lodge Illinois’s Howl-O-Ween runs through October 31.

Friday-Sunday, October 25-27. Rates start at $169.99. Great Wolf Lodge Illinois, 1700 Nations Dr., Gurnee.

For more things to do this weekend October 25-27, click here. To learn about all of the spooks and spirits going on in Lake County, continue here.

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