Top 5 Halloween Events in Lake County

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If you’re into sweets and cosplay, then clearly you must be a big fan of Halloween! It’s difficult to narrow it down to a top 5 Halloween events in Lake County, but somebody’s got to do it!

From emulating a door-to-door salesman asking Lake County residents for tricks and/or treats, to getting the living daylights scared out of you at a haunted attraction, to taking a coaster journey with a ghoulish monster, to sipping down a pumpkin spice brew to trying to find your way home through a maze of cornstalks to Halloween fests, this area provides a sufficient amount of spooky lifestyle October 31st.

Even though Halloween falls on a Tuesday this year, the Lake County kiddies will be dressed to impress (along with their parents). The top 10 costumes trending for this Halloween according to USA Today and National Retail Federation data released include superheroes, princesses, Star Wars characters,  and of course your classic witches, vampires, pirates, animals and zombies.

Get “Thriller” queued up on your playlist: Here are your top 5 Halloween events in Lake County!

Happy Halloween from this terrifying(ly cute) group in Wauconda! 🎃 Photo by @kaysimarshall (h/t #letsgolakecounty

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1. Trick or Treat in Lake County

It’s that time of year when your youngsters go door-to-door in the neighborhood and demand people to smell their feet and give them something good to eat. For if your neighbors refrain from providing tasty treats, these children have don’t have a care in the world and will proceed to embarrass you in front of the whole community by removing your undergarments. So if you want our advice, give the kiddies the candy they deserve. Visit one of the many Lake County communities to learn the true meaning of Trick or Treating.

All Lake County Communities October 28-31; various hours.

2. Fright Fest presented by SNICKERS® at Six Flags Great America

“Darkness falls across the land. The midnight hour is close at hand. Creatures crawl in search of blood, to terrorize y’alls neighborhood.” Six Flags Great America’s Fright Fest presented by SNICKERS® has returned. Crypts, ghouls, zombies and everything else Halloween takes over the Gurnee amusement park on select days through October 31.

Select days through October 31; various hours and various prices. Six Flags Great America, 542 Route 21., Gurnee.

3. Halloween on the Farm

Where can you find fall fun in Lake County? There are many different farms in the area that have brain teasing corn mazes, petting zoos, cider, pumpkins, gourds, squash, hayrides, zip lines and the list goes on and on. You may not get the Halloween spooks, but you will have a fantastic fall farm fun experience.

Multiple end dates on various farms in Lake County through October 31.

4. Haunted Attractions

Every October, there is a ‘Monster Mash,’ and the haunted attractions in Lake County never fail to scare. There is an abundance of courageous souls out there that want to brave the storm of a professional scarer. That said, Lake County holds a Master’s Degree in terrifying individuals. Visit a haunted house, museum, pyramid or event in Lake County for the full Halloween experience.

Various end dates and various locations in Lake County through November 4.

Spooks & Spirits: Lake County Autumn Celebration

5. Spooks & Spirits: Lake County Autumn Celebration

Now through early November, head to Lake County for scary family fun, exciting fall activities and some terrifyingly good locally produced beer, wine and spirits. Plus travel packagesHalloween events and even more frightening fun! And be sure to drink responsibly. Have a scary good time!

Various locations throughout Lake County.

Bonus: Halloween Events

With Halloween falling on a Tuesday, many will celebrate this ghoulish day throughout the prior weekend of October 27-29. Here are a few events you should mark on your calendar before maxing out on candy.

For more information about Halloween events in Lake County, continue here.


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