Are you disappointed that summer has ended? Don’t worry there are plenty of things to do this weekend September 29-October 1.
So what’s going on then? Lake County has haunted attractions, the best locations to stargaze, pumpkin places for your munchkin’s faces, fall farm fun, Fright Fest at Six Flags Great America and a whole bunch more.
Also, continue here to mark your calendars for all of the fall festivals in Lake County and click here to learn about Lake County’s Spooks & Spirits Autumn Celebration. Read more here about the top 10 things to do in October.
So without further adieu here are your top things to do this weekend September 29-October 30.
The legendary Dungeon of Doom Haunted House in Zion will be sure to scare the daylights out of you. Dungeon of Doom has earned its legendary reputation as the most bone-chilling, best-haunted house in the Chicago and Milwaukee area. The award-winning facility of scares is open on weekends through November 4. The Zion facility is not recommended for children under 12 years old.
Friday-Saturday, September 29-30. Tickets: $25-$55. Dungeon of Doom, 600 29th St., Zion.
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The David Adler Music and Arts Center and MainStreet Libertyville are throwing a mouth-watering event that your taste buds must experience. Savor Libertyville: A Chef Fest features unique gourmet tastings from local chefs, specialty cocktails, a sweets table, live music and an auction. The libations offered at this gourmet gala include two craft cocktails from North Shore Distillery, bottomless glasses of Mickey Finn’s beer and unlimited wine. Other local eateries include Pizzeria Deville, Milwalky Trace, 545 North Bar & Grill, Café Pomigliano and more.
Saturday, September 30; 6-10 p.m. Tickets: $125 per guest, $300 for VIP. The David Adler Music and Arts Center, 1700 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville.
Stroll the quaint streets of downtown Antioch, stopping at unique boutiques and stores. Along the way, you can taste samples from 45 different wines and delicious dining options at each venue at the Antioch Fall Wine Walk. Bring a memento home with you as the Downtown Antioch event provides visitors with a commemorative wine glass and a complimentary bottle of wine.
Saturday, September 30; noon-4:30 p.m. Admission: $40. Downtown Antioch, Main Street, Antioch.
The Tony-Award and Emmy-Award winning Kristin Chenoweth graces Genesee Theatre’s stage. The Broadway, film and television performer is known for such theatric performances such as “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” (as Sally Brown) and “Wicked” (as Glinda), and television shows like “The West Wing” and “Pushing Daisies.” Chenoweth released her album “The Art of Elegance” last September where it peaked at no. 1 on the U.S. Jazz Billboard Charts.
Sunday, October 1; 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $49.50-$125. Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan.
As we gear up for another wild October as the Chicago Cubs prepare to protect their crown, indulge in a history lesson compliments of the National Museum of the American Sailor’s exhibit: When Baseball Went to War. More than 500 Major League Baseball players served in World War II including Hall of Famers Ted Williams, Stan Musial and Joe DiMaggio. The exhibit regarding America’s favorite past time explores the history of Navy baseball from its earliest years through present day. The first ship-based baseball teams formed in the 1880s, and by World War I, America’s favorite pastime was integrated into Navy training. The league expanded by WWII flourishing on a plethora of U.S. Naval bases, European and Pacific theaters. The exhibit highlights Navy players like Bob Feller, Larry Doby, Phil Rizzuto and Williams. The National Museum of the American Sailor free admission event runs through December 31.
Friday-Saturday, September 29-30; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free of admission. National Museum of the American Sailor, Building 42, 610 Farragut Ave., Great Lakes.
For other things to do this weekend September 29-October 1, click here.