Things To Do This Weekend September 25-27, 2020

Are you disappointed that summer has officially ended? Don’t worry, there are plenty of things to do this weekend September 25-27.

So what’s going on? The land of lakes will haunt your soul, test your short golf game, provide you with delectable items from the ground as well as from the hands of masons and show you where the wild things are,

Autumn’s fab five will give you fall feels and the Lake County farms will really give you greetings to the season. Don’t forget to submit for the #LetsSnapLakeCounty Photo Contest for an opportunity to win a prize! Continue here to learn more.

Happy early World Tourism Day, and here are your top five things to do this weekend September 25-27.

1. Dungeon of Doom in Zion Reopens

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 waters. 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. Don’t forget your masks when you are uneasily strolling through the Zion home. Dungeon of Doom is open through October 31.

Friday-Sunday, September 25-27; beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $59-$180. Dungeon of Doom Haunted House 600 29th St., Zion.

2. Par-King Skill Golf in Lincolnshire Late-Season Schedule

“It’s all in the hips. It’s all in the hips.” Par-King Skill Golf in Lincolnshire remains open FORE the late-season schedule.  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.

3. Artisan & Maker Market at Hawthorn Mall in Vernon Hills

During these trying times of the public health crisis, we want to support our local small business owners. Hawthorn Mall in Vernon Hills opens their parking lot to some of the most talented makers and artisans in the Land of Lincoln. On Fridays and Saturdays through early October, the Macy’s North Parking Lot will showcase vendors like jewelry makers, horticulturalists, pottery makers, clothing designers and more. Shoppers must wear masks and practice social distancing. After some outdoor shopping, head indoors for the shopping center’s offerings.

Saturday-Sunday, September 26-27; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Hawthorn Mall outside of Macy’s, 122 Hawthorn Center, Vernon Hills.

4. Mundelein Farmers Market

Seasonal veggies, fresh meats, eggs, fish, Wisconsin cheese, syrups, breads, pies, breakfasts and a slew of other treats scratch the surface and are waiting for you at the Mundelein Farmers Market. This is the final weekend of the market, as this event features 20-25 vendors each week. Support your local farmers markets in the land of lakes.

Friday, September 25; 3-7 p.m. Downtown Mundelein, Park Street between Lake and Seymour Streets.

5. Hike Lake County Challenge

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Lake County is all about the great outdoors.  With more than 30,000 acres of forest preserves to explore, it can be pretty hard to do it on foot. Hiking in the land of lakes is a great way to explore more of our nature, and with so many miles of trails, you can forget that you’re just north of Chicago. The Lake County Forest Preserve District (LCFPD) is running its Hike Lake County Challenge. Through November 30, log your travels on your hike and have a chance to win a free dog tag, zipper pull or a commemorative shield for your walking stick. Hike Lake County is located in Buffalo Creek, Wright Woods, Cuba Marsh, Ethel’s Woods, Fort Sheridan, Grant Woods, Greenbelt, Lake Carina, McDonald Woods, Old School, Ray Lake and Van Patten Woods Forest Preserves. You can also use the wild card and pick any other LCFPD preserve. Hike Lake County runs through November 30. You can log your hiking travels at

Friday-Sunday; Dawn-Dusk. Multiple locations in Lake County.

For more things to do this weekend September 25-27 in Lake County, click here.

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