1.) Didier Farm Pumpkinfest
Friday, October 31, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Fall is one of the most beautiful time of year in Lake County and there is still time to find your perfect pumpkin. Today is the last for the Didier Farms Pumpkinfest which not only features pumpkins, but also hayrides, straw maze, and farmstand with fall treats. 16678 W. Aptakisic Rd, Lincolnshire
2.) 9th Annual Ray Bradbury Storytelling Festival
Friday, October 31, 10:30 a.m., 6:30 p.m., 8 p.m.
Celebrate Ray Bradbury’s favorite holiday with some of the most recognized ghost stories, macabre fables, and creepy tales told on the historic Genesee Theatre stage. The 6:30 p.m. act is a frightful family friendly experience, while the 8 p.m. act is recommended for listeners ages 12 and older. Genesee Theatre, Waukegan
3.) DiCarlo’s Fall Wine, Food, & Craft Beer Festival
Saturday, November 1, 12 p.m – 4 p.m.
Enjoy a Saturday afternoon tasting craft beer, wine and food at the DiCarlo’s Fall, Wine, Food & Craft Beer Festival. This festival will showcase hundreds of fine wines, dozens of craft beer and food samples from local restaurants. Tickets at $30 in advance and $35 at the door. DoubleTree by Hilton, 510 E. Route 83, Mundelein
4.) Richardson’s Largest Corn Maze
Open through Sunday, November 2.
The Richardson Adventure Farm offers 5 mazes with 33 acres of maze fields, featuring a 10 minute quick maze, a quiz maze to the world’s largest corn maze. Take a look at the Lake County landscape from the 50’ tall observation tour, or take a ride on the 700’ long Zip Line. The kids will also love riding the pedal carts and feeding the goats. Richardson Adventure Farm, 9407 Richardson Rd, Spring Grove
6.) Fright Fest at Six Flags Great America,
Thru November 2, Thursday, 6 – 11 p.m., Friday, 5 – 11 p.m., Saturdays, 11 a.m. – Midnight, Sundays, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
It’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.