As we move into the final weekend of October, a lot of our favorite fall activities close for the year in this things to do this weekend October 28-30. Experience the spooks & spirits of a lifetime here in Lake County.
Also Lake County is Cubs country as they’ve made the World Series for the first time in 71 years and try to win the trophy for the first time in 108. Continue here to see where you can watch the series around Lake County and Fly the W!
Finally for your little critters, continue here to find out Trick or Treat times. Some of them are actually on the 31st, but a chunk of them happen over the weekend.
Here’s what we have going on for you in this spooky edition of things to do this weekend October 28-30.
“Darkness falls across the land, The midni
ght hour is close at hand; Creatures crawl in search of blood, To terrorize y’all’s neighborhood.” It’s the last weekend of Six Flags Great America Fright Fest so don’t miss out on the thrills and chills! Fright Fest presented by Snickers is when the park is totally transformed in ghoulish fashion featuring live shows, street entertainment, haunted houses and, of course, riding all 14 roller coasters and thrill rides at night. As Halloween approaches, the kids can embark on a special trick-or-treat trail. Fright Fest will also be open on Halloween.
Friday-Sunday, October 28-30; Fri 5-11 p.m., Sat 11 a.m.-midnight, Sun 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Six Flags Great America, I-94 and Rt. 132, Gurnee.
Speaking of the end of fall, Richardson Adventure Farm will close their doors for the season after this weekend. The Spring Grove Farm sporting the largest corn maze in the world also features four other mazes, a pumpkin patch, Christmas trees, zip lining, ZORBing, goat feeding, concessions, wagon rides and so much more.
Friday-Sunday, October 28-30; Fri 3-11 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-11 p.m., Sun Noon-10 p.m. Adult Admission $16, Child Admission $13. Richardson Adventure Farm & Corn Maze, 9407 Richardson Rd., Spring Grove.
Didier Farms Pumpkinfest also closes for the season this weekend. This event
includes hayrides, pony rides, camel rides, kiddie rides, exotic petting zoo, parakeet exhibit, corn maze and pig races (only on the weekend). A new addition to this event now features Buffalo Creek Mining Co. The Lincolnshire farm’s doors are open till Halloween night. Don’t forget to visit Grandma D’s Bake Shop for scrumptious pies, cookies, fudge, homemade apple cider, kettle corn and pumpkin donuts.
Saturday-Sunday, September 24-25; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Didier Farms, 16678 W. Aptakisic Rd., Lincolnshire.
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.
Saturday, October 29; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Adult Admission: $15, Senior Admission: $13, Veterans & Military with ID: $12, Child Admission: $9, Children Under 5 Free. Volo Auto Museum, 27582 Volo Village Rd., Volo.
Experience Halloween beyond trick-or-treating, costumes, and pumpkin carving this year in Waukegan. Instead, celebrate the 11th Annual Ray Bradbury Storytelling Festival with some of the most recognized ghost stories, macabre fables, and creepy tales told on the historic Genesee Theatre stage. The Bradbury celebration doesn’t end, because Saturday and Sunday the Waukegan Park District’s Ray Bradbury Park hosts Green Town Haunted Guided Walking Tours. There will also be live tunes playing from the Grammy-winning Sones de Mexico Ensemble.
Friday, October 28; 10 a.m. for school groups/ 7:30 p.m. for the public. Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St. Waukegan.
Enjoy all the fun festivities for two days at Deerfield’s Halloween Hoopla. The event at the Jewett Parr Community Center includes a bonfire, outdoor movie in the park, DJ spinning tunes, rides, balloon twisters, costumed characters, a craft room, face painters, delicious eats, thirst quenching drinks and a whole plethora of fantastic fall activities. For children’s afternoon activities, a wristband must be acquired for each child participating.
Friday-Saturday, October 28-29; Fri 7-9 p.m., Sat 3-6 p.m. & 7-9 p.m. Jewett Park/Community Center, 836 Jewett Park Dr., Deerfield.
The Citadel Theatre closes the curtain on their terrifying show, The Birds – which is an adaptation of the short story by Daphne Du Maurier. Tis the season to be spooked as the Lake Forest theatre gives you the live version. Take a journey through the unsettling look at human relationships in the face of societal collapse. Watch relentless birds take on the show’s protagonists Nat, Diane and Julie as they flee for shelter.
Friday-Sunday, October 28-30. Citadel Theatre, 300 S. Waukegan Rd., Lake Forest.