Things To Do This Weekend October 6-8

The end-of-summer heat has finally departed us and has left us with the nostalgic, picturesque, October weather that we all love so much.

This season, Lake County has many events that happen most weekends, so if you were unable to attend them previously, Fright Fest at Six Flags America, the plethora of Lake County’s haunted attractions, and more delightful places to soak up the Fall Season such as the many pumpkin places in Lake County, will all be open for you to visit and enjoy.

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.

So, now as the thoughts of Apple Cider, Sweaters, Pumpkins and Monsters (possibly?) circle your mind, here some of the best things to do this weekend October 6-8th.


1. Lincolnshire’s Food Truck Fridays

This marks the final weekend of Lincolnshire’s Food Truck Fridays. Even the pickiest of eaters will find something delicious to chow down on as there are dozens of different food trucks participating and offering a wide variety of food options. Since this occurs during normal business lunch hours, maybe it’ a good time to take your boss and ask for that raise you’ve been wanting once he/she is finished and is too full to think cognitively.

Friday, October 6; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free admission. Lincolnshire Corporate Center Parking Lot, 300 Knightsbridge Pkwy, Lincolnshire.

2. Long Grove Craft Beer Festival

Our hop and barley-loving friends over the age of 21 will not want to miss yet another craft festival, this time at the Long Grove Craft Beer Festival. (We’re pretty spoiled here, you know.) There will be plenty of local brews and wines, food trucks, live music, popcorn from Signature Popcorn and much more. Neumann’s Cigars & More also is in attendance with assorted items for purchase. The event happens rain or shine so come prepared!

Saturday, October 7; Noon-5 p.m. Admission: $50. Long Grove Historic Village, 308 Old McHenry Rd., Long Grove.


3. The Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival

The Eighth Annual Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival attendees will attempt to top the Guinness World Record for the most pumpkins carved and lit at once: an outstanding 30,851! This three-day event offers other activities such as live music, a cash bar, carnival rides and much more. This is a can’t-miss experience!

Friday-Sunday, October 6-8; Fri 4 p.m.-10 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-11 p.m., Sun 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Admission: $2. Highwood Metra Station, 317 Green Bay Rd., Highwood.


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4. Fall on the Farm at Lambs Farm

No matter what your child plans to dress up as this Halloween, this weekend everyone can feel like a farmer during the Autumn Harvest at Lambs Farm’s Fall on the Farm.  This family-friendly event will include themed crafts, activities such as pumpkin painting, sand art, face painting, cookie decorating and more. Attendees have the opportunity to touch a tractor, which even I would find fascinating, and go for a ride in a barrel train! Have you worked up an appetite? Food vendors such as Fine’s – Libertyville, Mario’s Cart, Tighthead Brewing, Rosati’s Pizza – Libertyville and Lake Bluff Brewing Co. will be there to provide you with all the fixins.’

Saturday-Sunday, October 7-8; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: $8-$15. Lambs Farm, 14245 W. Rockland Rd., Libertyville.


5. The Realm of Terror Horror Experience

If you’re thinking about going above and beyond that Halloween playlist that you’ve been listening to since the start of the month, and are looking for some extreme seasonal spooks, The Realm of Terror Horror Experience takes scares to the next level. Known as one of the craziest, most intense, extreme Halloween experiences in Illinois, Realm of Terror has been featured in the Chicago Tribune, the Daily Herald, Chicago Sun Times, WGN News & Radio and more. The Round Lake Beach facility suggests that the kids stay home for this one. The Realm of Terror is open through November 4.

Friday-Sunday, October 6-8; Fri & Sat 7 p.m.-midnight, Sun 7-10 p.m.. Admission: $25-$45. The Realm of Terror Horror Experience, 421 Rollins Rd., Round Lake Beach.

For other things to do this weekend September 29-October 1, click here. 


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