Things To Do This Weekend November 1-3

Get lost in a maze of corn, escape a house of terror, experience frightening thrills and much more going on this weekend November 1-3.

Fancy yourself a day at the theater? Click here to check out 2020 Marriott Theatre schedule. Continue here to see what the November libation of the month is.

As we say goodbye to spooky season, we usher in a new month and that also means a new top ten. Click here for the top ten things to do in November.

Here are the top five things to do this weekend November 1-3.

1. Fright Fest Presented by Snickers at Six Flags Great America Final Weekend

“Soon comes the cold, and the night that never ends,” said beloved fantasy extraordinaire George R.R. Martin. Six Flags Great America’s Fright Fest presented by SNICKERS® kicks off its final weekend. Thrill-seekers of all ages can experience all of the Halloween festivities and coasters during the day. But be warned: once the sun sets, the frights are in full effect and there is nowhere to hide. Be vigilant as you never know what frightening creature could be waiting around the corner for you in the Gurnee park’s scare zones. The fest is highlighted by your favorite roller coasters (some transformed), seven haunted houses, including new haunted houses 13th Order and Infected, live shows, ghoulish eats and more. Six Flags Great America’s Fright Fest presented by SNICKERS® runs through November 3.

Friday-Sunday, November 1-3; Fri.: 5-11 p.m., Sat.: Noon-10 p.m., Sun.: Noon-9 p.m. Tickets: starting at $59.99. Haunted Houses require additional admissions. Six Flags Great America, 1 Great America Pkwy., Gurnee.

2. Richardson Adventure Farm & Corn Maze Final Weekend


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Take an adventure for the final weekend through the world’s most massive amazing maze of maize. Richardson Adventure Farm and Corn Maze spans 33 acres of land and is equipped with 11 miles of trails. The Spring Grove grounds themed maze design for 2019 celebrates the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and NASA’s 1969 moon landing. Besides the renowned maze, the farm features an additional five mazes, a zip line, a pumpkin patch, ORBiting rides (a ride inside a giant 11-foot ball), live pig races, pedal carts and so much more. Other activities have separate admissions. Richardson Farm is open through Sunday, November 3.

Friday-Sunday, November 1-3; Fri.: 10 a.m-11 p.m., Sat.: 10 a.m.-11 p.m., Sun. Noon-10 p.m. Tickets: $14-$19. Richardson Adventure Farm, 909 English Prairie Rd., Spring Grove.

3. Realm of Terror Haunted House Final Weekend


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Can you escape this winding labyrinth of extreme terror? The Realm of Terror is one of the longest-standing haunted houses in Illinois and one of the nation’s top Halloween locations. Professional set designers have crafted an environment that will bring your worst nightmares to life. If you need a calm before the storm, visit the haunt bar for one of their “boo”-zy libations for thrill seekers ages 21 and over. The Round Lake Beach facility also provides non-alcoholic beverages for purchase. Realm of Terror is Illinois’s only haunted house to feature a bar. On November 2, the Realm of Terror closes for the season as visitors will be doused in fake blood (dress accordingly). Spook-seekers receive a discount on November 2 by wearing white clothes.

Friday-Saturday, November 1-2; 7-10 p.m. Tickets: $15-$45. Realm of Terror Haunted House, 421 W. Rollins Rd., Round Lake Beach.

4. Dia De Meurtos at the Jack Benny Center in Waukegan

Feliz Día de los Muertos. Not to be confused with Halloween, Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a popular celebration of life, death, and rebirth that originated in Mexico and is now a tradition in many countries around the world. Join the Jack Benny Center for the Arts during this family cultural festival where visitors learn about the holiday’s history. The Waukegan Park District event is also highlighted by altar exhibits, loterÍa (bingo), art vendors, Mariachi bands, the decorating of the traditional sugar skulls, face painting, Aztec danza (traditional Aztec dancing), Pan de Muerto (traditional Mexican bread) and more. Additional authentic eats and beverages will be available for purchase.

Saturday, November 2; Noon-5 p.m. Admission: Free. Jack Benny Center for the Arts, 39 Jack Benny Dr., Waukegan.

5. “Oliver!” at Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire Opening Weekend

“Consider yourself at home. Consider yourself one of the family. We’ve taken to you so strong. It’s clear, we’re, going to get along.” Watch as the streets of Victorian England come to life as “Oliver!” opens this weekend at the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire. This musical masterpiece adapted from renowned author Charles Dickens’ novel “Oliver Twist” tells the story of the aforementioned orphan who leads a rough life, seemingly always trying to escape from being kidnapped. Oliver gets into mischief as he looks to discover the true love of a family. Bring the family for a performance that is sure to get everyone into the holiday spirit. “Oliver!” runs through December 29.

Friday-Sunday, November 1-3; Fri.: 8 p.m., Sat.: 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., Sun.: 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Tickets: $47.71-$57.86. Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Dr., Lincolnshire.

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