1.) Ryerson Woods’ Halloween Hikes
Friday – Saturday, October 24 – 25, 6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
The Lake County Forest Preserves are offering one-hour guided hikes along a candlelit path in Ryerson Woods. This event will be fun natured and not scary, plus you will get to enjoy donuts and cider afterwards. Cost is $9 for adults & $7 for children. Ryerson Woods Forest Preserve, Riverwoods
2.) Haunted Halloween Children’s Activity at Great Lakes Naval Museum
Saturday, October 25, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Start the Halloween celebration off with a free event for the kids at the Great Lakes Naval Museum. This event will feature face painting, animal exhibits, mini-pumpkin decorating and other Halloween themed activities. This is a great opportunity to learn about the Navy’s history in Lake County. Great Lakes Naval Museum, Great Lakes
3.) Deer Park Town Center’s Fall Festival
Saturday, October 25, 12 p.m.
Bring the kids out shopping at Deer Park Town Center for their Fall Fest. Mom will definitely enjoy shopping the wide variety of stores and the kids will love the trick-or-treating, balloon artist, face painting, stilt walker and goodies. Deer Park Town Center, 20530 N. Rand Road, Deer Park
4.) Celebrate 50 Years of the Munsters at Volo Auto Museum
Saturday, October 25, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Volo Auto Museum is celebrating 50 years of the Munsters with a meet and greet and demonstration by Keith Dean, builder of the original Munster Koach. Kids will also enjoy hayrides and the kid’s maze. Everything included with regular museum admission. Volo Auto Museum, 27582 Volo Village Road, Volo
5.) Lake County Trick-or-Treat Hours
Saturday, October 26.
Trick-or-Treating kicks off this Sunday in a number of Lake County Communities; Beach Park 2pm-5pm, Gurnee 2pm-5pm, Hainesville 3:30pm-7pm, North Chicago 2pm-5pm, Park City 2pm-4pm, Round Lake area 1pm-5pm, Wadsworth 2pm-5pm, Waukegan 1pm-4pm and Zion 2pm-5pm. Continue here for a complete list of every community’s Trick-or-Treat hours.
6.) Fright Fest at Six Flags Great America,
Thru November 2, Fridays, 5 – 11 p.m., Saturdays, 11 a.m. – Midnight, Sundays, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
sixflagscollageIt’s thrills by day and chills by night at Fright Fest’s biggest celebration ever. Bring kiddos for the day to enjoy family fun rides and less scary entertainment and then ride coasters in the dark, enjoy a live show, or explore one of 6 terrifying haunted houses. Step right up and conquer Goliath before the year ends! And don’t be surprised to see a creepy ghoul or cursed witch waiting around the corner, just ready to jump out and give you a scream! I-94 and Rt. 132, Gurnee
7.) Haunted House Season
Lake County is home to some of the highest rated haunted houses in the region including Dungeon of Doom and the Realm of Terror. Celebrate the scariest season with these classics or get a scare on at House of Macabre in Antioch or the Carnival of Chaos Haunted House in Mundelein.