Things To Do This Weekend October 1-3, 2021

The fall season is in full effect so let’s take a look at the things to do this weekend October 1-3, 2021.


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There is something for everyone with all of the fall festivals, corn mazes and pumpkin patches that are going on. Click here to find a fun seasonal event for the whole family to enjoy.

Check out the haunted houses in Zion and Round Lake Beach. Jack-O-Lanterns light up Lake Zurich with an accompanying fall fest. Crush some grapes and do yoga at a vineyard in Antioch. Mundelein has a glass studio where you can make a shot glass. Get ready for the top five things to do this weekend October 1-3.

1. Dungeon of Doom Haunted House in Zion


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“One need not be a Chamber -to be Haunted; One need not be a House; The Brain has Corridors surpassing Material Place,“ said author Emily Dickinson. Gather a group of fearless friends and visit the legendary Dungeon of Doom, celebrating 25 years of terrifying audiences. The 45,000 square-foot, Zion Facility is home to sheer horror, highlighted by “scares” like the never-ending corridors of Mercy General Hospital, the gory and intense Quimby’s Slaughter House, the paranoia-inducing The Condamned and more.  Face covers are required upon entry. Dungeon of Doom Haunted House is opened on select days through November 6.

Friday-Saturday, October 1-2; 7-11 p.m. Admission: Starting at $30. The Dungeon of Doom Haunted House, 600 29th St., Zion.

2. Jack-O-Lantern World/Bushel of Apples Fall Fest in Lake Zurich


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It’s going to be lit! Jack-O-Lantern World takes over Paulus Park in Lake Zurich starting this Friday. The amazing visual of 1,000 illuminated, hand-carved pumpkins by local artisans is a unique exhibit of art, nature and fall. This orange-fruit display showcases a three-fourths mile trail highlighted by 15 magical themed worlds of the jack-o-lanterns. The inaugural event runs on select days through Halloween, and visitors must register online at Running alongside the pumpkin fest, Lake County Libation Trail partner Phase Three Brewing Company presents A Bushel of Apples Fall Fest. The Lake Zurich brewery unveils this seasonal brew as they partner with Chicagoland-based Affy Tapple to make the renowned golden ale. The fruit festivities feature food trucks, live music and family-friendly activities.

Friday-Sunday, October 1-3; Jack-O-Lantern World, various start times (for all three days). Admission: $15. A Bushel of Apples Fall Fest, Saturday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m.-6p.m. A Bushel of Apples Fall Fest admission is free. Paulus Park, 200 S. Rand Rd., Lake Zurich.

3. Realm of Terror Haunted House in Round Lake Beach

The dreadfully-fiendish spectacle is back! Realm of Terror Haunted House in Round Lake Beach starts another season of extreme terror this weekend after a year hiatus due to the pandemic. You will be immersed in a unique winding maze of horror from the parking lot to the very last moment, . It offers the craziest, most intense Halloween experience that you can find. Realm of Terror is not recommended for those with heart conditions, medical issues, young children or those who are easily offended. Waiting to ease the tension? Visit the Round Lake Beach attractions haunt bar, that is highlighted by Halloween-themed spirits and autumn sips.

Friday-Saturday, October 1-3; 7-11 p.m. Admission: Starting at $19.99. Realm of Terror Haunted House, 421 W. Rollins Rd., Round Lake Beach.

4. Harvest Celebration Crush/Yoga in the Vineyard at Vigneto del Bino


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Vigneto del Bino Vineyard and Winery hosts its annual Harvest Celebration Crush on Saturday. The Lake County Libation Trail partner is featuring live music and delectable eats. Vino drinkers are encouraged to participate in the Grape Stomp in Barrel and make a t-shirt with your wine-soaked footprints. Head back to the winery on Sunday to unwind and take a journey of self-exploration and discovery at Yoga in the Vineyard. Namaste with Sara as all yoga levels are welcome. After class, experience a wine tasting with the Antioch winery’s indoor berry beverage tasting. Advanced registration is required at

Saturday-Sunday, October 2-3; Harvest Crush Celebration, noon p.m.-6 p.m. Free admission. Yoga in the Vineyard, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Admission: $35 (wine tasting included.). Vigneto del Bino Vineyard and Winery, 42150 Crawford Rd., Antioch.

5. Make Your Own Glass/Shot Glass at Peter Patterson Glassworks

Peter Patterson Glassworks in Mundelein gives you the chance to design your own glassware during their open house weekend. Visitors can create a handcrafted piece from scratch as you toast the beginning of the fall season. The open house is highlighted by learning, concocting and styling a glass or shot glass at the Mundelein studio.  Glass makers are encouraged to make reservations by calling 847-949-0013. Participants must wear a mask at all times inside the studio.

Saturday-Sunday, October 2-3; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission: $35-$65. Peter Patterson Glassworks, 888 Tower Rd., Suite E, Mundelein.

For more information on the top things to do this weekend October 1-3, 2021 click here. To submit your lovely fall picture to our #LetsSnapLakeCounty Photo Contest, continue here.

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