Things To Do This Weekend October 30-November 1, 2020

Halloween, Instasnaps, Libation Month, spooky spaces, fall farms and mini golf round out this edition of things to do this weekend, October 30-November 1.

The #LetsSnapLakeCounty Photo Contest ends this weekend, October 31, while the Lake County Libation Trail Month/Check-in Challenge begins. Get your photos in and celebrate with a brew, cocktail or glass of wine.


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The phrase, “take a picture it’ll last longer,” takes new meaning as you take your impressive imagery of Lake County. The land of lakes invites you to submit your phenomenal pictures in the #LetsSnapLakeCounty Photo Contest. 📸🤳🖼 Enjoy Illinois Tourism Currents U.S. Travel Association. A Grand Prize and five category winners will be selected. The Contest runs through October 31. Click the link in the bio to learn more. . . #LetsGoLakeCounty #enjoyillinois #illinois #chicago #doitforthegram #instagood #photocontest #crowdriff #lakecountyil #imagery #photography #shutterbug #lcfpd #antiochil #gurnee #foxlakeil #highlandparkil #deerfieldil #lincolnshireil #grayslake #libertyville #mainstreetlibertyville #zion #waukegan #mundelein #lakezurich #longgrove #vernonhills

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With infection positivity rates from the novel coronavirus surpassing the 8% threshold for the third straight day, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health suspend indoor service at bars and restaurants in Lake County. However, you can still participate in the challenge via curbside, carryout or on the establishment’s heated gardens.

Trick or treat it’s the end of the week! Here’s your top six things to do this weekend October 30-November 1.

1. Lake County Libation Trail Month/Check-in Challenge

Let’s toast to the Lake County Libation Trail! “It’s five o’clock somewhere,” as suds aficionados, vino connoisseurs and spirit enthusiasts will be elated with these glasses of “liquid courage.” The Lake County Libation Trail is highlighted by 23 of the most delectable flavors from locally-sourced ingredients. Whether your adult beverage is an ice-cold frothy lager, a dry red merlot or an old-fashioned on the rocks, Lake County has precisely what you need to make your taste buds dance. The November Check-in Challenge runs all of November. When craft drinkers arrive at a participating location, they check in using their mobile pass to show they’re in attendance. If libation-ers check into three or more participants of the Lake County Libation Trail by November 30, they are entered into a sweepstakes to win prizes. The grand prize is the “Libation Package” which includes an overnight stay for two with late checkout, a $50 food and beverage credit at Wright’s Brew & Bistro and a sample pack of Five Eyes Honey Ale, made with honey produced at the Lincolnshire resort and brewed by Tighthead Brewing Co. in Mundelein. Text “CHEERS” to 224-706-1133 to start. For more information, head to

Sunday, November 1; Various Lake County breweries, distilleries and wineries.

2. #LetsGoLakeCounty Photo Contest Final Weekend


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Sun rises through the fog and it’s almost magical!

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“Alright, Mr. or Mrs. Shutterbug, the land of lakes is ready for its close-up.” This is the final weekend for you to submit your phenomenal pictures in the #LetsSnapLakeCounty Photo Contest. There is an abundance of beautiful, scenic, historical, adventurous, heritage, character and just downright “#InstaGood” shots of Lake County. Visit Lake County would like to showcase where you live, work, eat, play or shop by sharing your best pictures of the county. VLC will accept submissions for five categories: Outdoors, Family/People, Masked, Dining/Libations and Other Travel Culture. There will be a grand prize winner, as well as five other category winners. Individuals may submit up to five photos. Winners of the #LetsSnapLakeCounty Photo Contest will win an exclusive prize and photo credit in future tourism marketing materials. The contest will reveal winners in multiple categories. Participants can submit entries through October 31 at or post via Instagram with the #LetsSnapLakeCounty.

Friday-Saturday, October 30-31; Various locations around Lake County.

3. Didier Farms Pumpkinfest Final Weekend

You haven’t lived unless you’ve been to Didier Farms Pumpkinfest. Everyone loves all the extravagant memories from the Lincolnshire/Prairie View Farm. The farm favorite features hayrides, pony rides, camel rides, kiddie rides, an exotic petting zoo, a parakeet exhibit, a corn maze and pig races (the sprinting porkies only gallop on the weekends). Don’t forget to visit Grandma D’s Bake Shop for scrumptious pies, cookies, fudge, homemade apple cider, kettle corn and pumpkin donuts. The farm’s doors are open through Saturday, October 31. The farm, originally purchased by John Link, the father of Mary Sue Didier, has been owned by a Didier descendant since 1912.

Friday-Saturday, October 30-31. Free entry. Didier Farms, 16678 W. Aptakisic Rd., Lincolnshire.

4. Dungeon of Doom Haunted House and Scare Vision Theater in Zion


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The new for 2020 “Scare-Vision Theater: A Drive-In Movie Experience” is open yet again this weekend with an added showtime! Experience a drive-in unlike anything else featuring a massive screen, new food trailer, and killer crew watching your every move. Showtimes: Friday, October 9th: “Sinister” (R) 7:30pm and 9:30pm Saturday, October 10th: “Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark” (PG-13) 7:30pm, 9:30pm, and 11:55pm Get your tickets online now at: The Legendary Dungeon of Doom Haunted House is also open! To read in detail everything we are doing to help stop the spread of COVID-19, please visit our site at: Please note: It is required for all customers and staff members to wear a face covering at all times while inside the attraction and attending the food truck. Failure to comply may result in the removal from the attraction.

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For years, Dungeon of Doom Haunted House in Zion has been scaring the living daylights out of spooks fanatics. The scare facility will serve up its expected world-renowned haunts and thrills, but this year has a new twist as we endure the COVID-19 pandemic. The Zion haunted home debuts its Scare Vision Theater. This brand new feature is a drive-in movie experience with a 46-foot-tall screen and cinema-quality projector. Each haunted walker can watch these sinister flicks while waiting for their turn to explore the house. The showcase is not only an additional perk to the Zion house, but it encourages social distancing. Dungeon of Doom also introduces a pit stop food trailer for movie watchers. If you thought you were on the edge of your car seat during the film, a “killer crew” will roam the lot to frighten you just in case the horror movie isn’t doing the trick. November 1 marks the finale to the spook space. Happy Hauntings.

Friday-Sunday, October 30-November 1; 6:50 p.m.-1:55 a.m. Tickets: $59-$180. Dungeon of Doom Haunted House, 600 29th St., Zion.

5. Halloween at Lambs Farm in Libertyville

Searching for another activity before you take the kiddies to go out trick or treating? Dress up in your Halloween bestest and head down to Lambs Farm in Libertyville. Youngsters will have an all-day extravaganza when they meet with Joseph the Camel, Dottie the Miniature Horse, Dodger the Red Wattle Pig, Turble, Tickles and Toby the Goats, reptiles, Shakespeare and Sansa the Micro Serama Chickens and Ira and Freyja the Soay Sheep. Goblins ages 12 and under will receive a pre-made candy bag and guests who wear costumes have the chance to win a family season membership in 2021.

Saturday, October 31; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: Starting at $5. Lambs Farm, 14245 W. Rockland Rd., Libertyville.

6. Par-King Miniature Golf Final Weekend in Lincolnshire


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⛳️⛳️⛳️ P.S. I won

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“It’s all in the hips. It’s all in the hips.” Par-King Skill Golf in Lincolnshire will close FORE the season this weekend. The innovative course with imaginative design opened its doors in 1977. Since then, the size has doubled, donning two 18-hole courses, 19 moving obstacles and seven waterholes that linksters will find enjoyable and challenging. The course is open through the fall. Admission is cash only. The Lincolnshire course was voted in the Travel Channel’s “Top Ten in America.” Putters must wear a mask and practice social distancing.

Friday-Sunday; September 25-27; Opens at 10:30 a.m. Admission: $8.50-$9.50. Par-King Skill Golf, 21711 N. Milwaukee Ave., Lincolnshire.

To learn more about the top things to do this weekend October 30-November 1, click here.

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