Top 5 Halloween Things To Do in Lake County 2019

If you’re into sweets and cosplay, then clearly you must be a big fan of Halloween! It’s challenging to narrow it down to a top 5 Halloween things to do in Lake County, but somebody’s got to do it!

From emulating a door-to-door salesman asking Lake County residents for tricks and/or treats, to getting the living daylights scared out of you at a haunted attraction to sipping down a pumpkin spice brew to trying to find your way home through a maze of cornstalks to Halloween fests, this area provides a sufficient amount of spooky lifestyle through October 31.

Get “Thriller” queued up on your playlist: Here are your top 5 Halloween things to do in Lake County!

1. Get Lost in A Maze of Maize at Didier and Richardson Farms


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If you really want to lean into autumn, you should get a dog and a coat that match the corn maze. 🍁🍂

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You’ll be amazed by their maize mazes. Didier Farm in Lincolnshire and Richardson’s Adventure Farm & Corn Maze in Spring Grove are where you can join the children of the corn. Richardson’s Adventure Farm & Corn Maze is known for having the world’s most massive corn maze. The Spring Grove area spans 33 acres of land and is equipped with 11 miles of trails. Richardson Farm celebrates the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and NASA landing on the moon in 1969. Besides the renowned maze, the Adventure Farm features another five mazes, a zip line, a pumpkin patch, ORBiting rides (a ride inside a giant 11-football), live pig races, a wooded picnic area, free campfires, pedal carts, pedal trikes, a goat farm, a corn cabin and wagon rides. You haven’t lived unless you’ve been to Didier Farms Pumpkinfest. Everyone loves all the extravagant memories from the Lincolnshire/Prairie View Farm. Besides 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). Didier Farms is open through October 31, while Richardson keeps its doors open through November 3.

Didier Farms, 16678 W. Aptakisic Rd., Lincolnshire. Richardson Adventure & Corn Maze, 909 English Prairie Rd., Spring Grove.

2. Six Flags Great America’s Fright Fest Presented by SNICKERS®


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You guys have no idea how excited I am for the Halloween Season this year! Can’t wait to go to: • 13th Floor Chicago • Fright Fest At Six Flags Great America I am so excited for all of this awesome stuff this year! Possibly might be doing a video on pumpkin carving too!!! Here we go! Halloween 2019!!! 🎃👻🤡👽 ———————————————————————— #sixflags #frightfest #13thfloor #chicago #soexcited #tomarrow #sixflagsgreatamerica #clowns #demons #witches #zombies #vampires #moreclowns #littledeaddollgirls #scary #tooscary #forme ———————————————————————— 📸 @sfgreat_america

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“Darkness falls across the land. The midnight hour is close at hand. Creatures crawl in search of blood, to terrorize y’alls neighborhood.” Six Flags Great America’s Fright Fest presented by SNICKERS® provides the thrills by day and the frights by night. Crypts, ghouls, zombies and everything else Halloween takes over the Gurnee amusement park on select days through November 3. This eight-week event features 17 thrilling coasters, 10 scare zones, eight spooktacular shows, six haunted houses and so much more.

3. Lake County Libation Trail Check-in Challenge

Lake County is home to the libation theme and do a bang-up job with creating tasty brews, spirits and wines with autumn feels. Every year these masons of adult beverages continuously blow our minds with the options they offer at their speakeasies. Celebrate the season the right way by tasting a wide variety of fall libation flights in Lake County. It’s a “barley” adventure. Visit five LetsGoLakeCounty Libation Trail locations throughout October, check in and cheers as you have a chance to win tickets to the Legions of Craft Beer Fest Nov. 9 (including park admission to Six Flags Great America and overnight stay at Great Wolf Lodge, Holiday Inn Gurnee Convention Center or the Wingate by Wyndham Gurnee.

4. Haunted Attractions in Lake County


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Every October, there is a ‘Monster Mash,’ and the haunted attractions in Lake County never fail to scare. There is an abundance of courageous souls out there that want to brave the storm of a professional scarer. That said, Lake County holds a Master’s Degree in terrifying individuals. Visit a haunted house, museum, pyramid or event in Lake County for the full Halloween experience.

Various end dates and several locations in Lake County through November 9.

5. Halloween Festivals in Lake County

The autumn box socials have arrived, and Lake County is the hostess with the hocus-pocus. Get your spooks on at a Halloween fest in Lake County and have a scary good time!

  • Fright Fest presented by SNICKERS® in Gurnee (through Nov. 3) INFO»
  • Didier Pumpkinfest (through Oct. 31) INFO»
  • Night of 1,000 Jack-o-lanterns (Oct. 16-27) INFO»
  • Antioch Harvest Fest (Oct. 19) INFO»
  • ZombieWauk in Waukegan (Oct. 19) INFO»
  • Gurnee Mills’ Boo Bash (Oct. 24) INFO»
  • Halloween Fest in Zion (Oct. 25) INFO»
  • Lincolnshire’s Boo Bash (Oct. 25) INFO»
  • Vernon Hills Fall Fest (Oct. 25) INFO»
  • Halloween Hoopla in Deerfield (Oct. 25-26) INFO»
  • Mundelein’s Boo Bash (Oct. 26) INFO»
  • Fox Lake Halloween Howl (Oct. 28) INFO»

“Boo”nus Halloween Things To Do in Lake County


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#Chicago #svengoolie with a tattoo I made of him. #berwyn #southside

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With the amount of Halloween Hootenannies Lake County throws, it’s borderline impossible to make a top-five list. Here are a few ghastly events going on for everyone’s favorite cosplay holiday.

  • Kindred Spirits at Genesee Theatre (Oct. 18) INFO»
  • Zombie Apocalypse Training in Mundelein (Oct. 25) INFO»
  • Halloween Hikes at Ryerson Woods (Oct. 25-26) INFO»
  • Svengoolie Meet and Greet at Volo Auto Museum (Oct. 26) INFO»
  • Long Grove Historical Society Ghost Walk (Oct. 27) INFO»

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