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Farms – Indiana & Wisconsin


County Line Orchard
Opens: Sept. 1st
Closes: Oct. 31st
Daily Attractions: 8am – 6pm, see website
 
200 S County Line Rd.
Hobart, IN 46342
 
At County Line Orchard we make memories! From picking apples with the family to eating a delicious donut you will never forget the experience!
Website: http://www.countylineorchard.com

 


Dan Patch Stables Haunted Hayride
Opens: Oct. 1st
Closes: Oct. 31st
Hayride Hours: 6pm-12am (Fridays/Saturdays + Sunday 10/10 and 10/31 only)
 
Dan Patch Stables
7036 Grand Geneva Way
Lake Geneva, WI 53147
 
Dan Patch Stables prides itself in creating a fun, safe, equine experience for young and old.
Website: https://danpatchstables.com/

 


Harvest Tyme Fall Days
Opens: Sept. 11th
Closes: Oct. 30th
Fall Days: 10am – 6pm (Saturdays/Sundays only)
Pumpkin Glow: 6pm – 9pm (Fridays-Sundays Oct. 1st – Oct. 30th)
 
Harvest Tyme Farm Park
17904 Grant. St.
Lowell, IN 46356
 
Harvest Tyme Family Farm, a family owned and operated farm, is conveniently located in Northwest Indiana and provides a fun experience that includes activities for all ages. From pick your own pumpkins to autumn hayrides, we provide a taste of the farm that you just can’t get anywhere else!
Website: https://www.harvesttymefun.com/

 


Kregel’s Pumpkin Patch
Opens: Sept. 25th
Closes: Oct. 30th
Daily Attractions: 9am – 6pm (M-Sat.), 12pm-6pm (Sun.), see website
 
Kregel’s Pumpkin Patch
7705 W. 159th Ave.
Lowell, IN
 
The first pumpkin patch in Northwest Indiana!
Website: http://www.kregelspumpkinpatch.com/

 


Farms – Illinois


Bengtson’s Pumpkin Fest
Opens: Sept. 17th
Closes: Oct. 31st
Daily Attractions: 11am-8:30pm (M-Fri.), 10am-8:30pm (Sat-Sun.), see website
 
13341 W 151st St.
Homer Glen, IL 60491
 
“The Best Fall Fest in the Area”
Website: https://pumpkinfarm.com

 


Didier Farms Pumpkinfest
Opens: Sep. 18th
Closes: Oct. 31st
Daily Attractions: 9am-6pm, see website
 
16678 Aptakisic Rd.
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
 
Make a family memory here at Didier Farms. From pumpkins to autumn time hayrides, we provide a taste of the farm that you cannot get anywhere else.
Website: https://didierfarms.com/

 


Goebbert’s Pumpkin Farm Fall Festival
Opens: Sept 11th
Closes: Oct. 31st
Daily Attractions: 9am-6pm, see website
 
Goebbert’s Farm & Garden Center
40 W Higgins Rd
South Barrington, IL 60010
 
Enjoy animals, the pumpkin eating dino, the corn maze, wagon rides, pony rides, gem mining, and more!
Website: https://goebbertspumpkinfarm.com/

 


Honey Hill Orchard U-Pick Harvest
Opens: Sept. 10th
Closes: Oct. 31st
U-Pick Hours: 9am-5:30pm (last group allowed at 4:30pm), see website
 
Honey Hill Orchard
11747 Waterman Rd.
Waterman, IL 60556
 
Nothing says fall like a fresh picked apple from Honey Hill Orchard.
Website: https://honeyhillorchard.com

 


Jonomac Orchard
Apple Orchard – Opens: Aug. 28th
Closes: Nov. 24th
Pumpkin Patch – Opens: Mid Sept.
Closes: Oct. 31st
Daily Attractions: 9am-5:30pm (Last entry at 5pm)
Haunted Corn Maze: 6:30pm-10:30pm (Fridays & Saturdays in Oct.)
 
Jonomac Orchard
19412 Shabbona Rd.
Malta, IL 60150
 
With thousands of different pumpkins of all different shapes and sizes you are sure to find a unique “pick of the patch” for each member of your family!
Website: https://jonamacorchard.com

 


Kuipers Family Farm Apple Orchard & Pumpkin Farm
Apple Orchard – Opens: Aug. 28th (Weekends only)
Closes: Oct. 31st
Pumpkin Patch – Opens: Sept. 18th
Closes: Oct. 31st
Daily Attractions: 9am – 6pm (M-Sat.), 10am-6pm (Sun.), 9am-4pm (Oct 31st), see website

 

Pumpkin Farm
1N318 Watson Road
Maple Park, IL
 
While there is a lot to look at on the farm, this is certainly no museum. Instead of running, climbing, adventure, fresh air and kid-powered fun is growing here by the bushel!
Website: https://www.kuipersfamilyfarm.com/

 


Sonny Acres Farm Fall Festival
Opens: Sept. 18th
Closes: TBA
Daily Attractions: 11am – 6pm (Tues.-Fri.), 10am-6pm (Sat./Sun.), see website
 
Sonny Acres Farm
29W310 North Ave.
West Chicago, IL 60185
 
Decorated with mountainous piles of pumpkins and a variety of specialty squash and gourds, Sonny Acres offers a fall display not often seen at an ordinary pumpkin patch.
 
Website: http://sonnyacres.com

 


Fall Festivals & Events


4th Annual Fall Festival
Opens: Friday, Oct. 22nd
Closes: Sunday, Oct. 24th
Hours: 3pm-8:30pm (Fri.), 10am-8:30pm (Sat.), 11am-6pm (Sun.)
 
The Promenade Bolingbrook
631 E Boughton Rd.
Bolingbrook, IL
 
50+ vendors, crafters, artisans, and food companies!
Website: https://www.shoppingpromenade.com/events/4th-annual-fall-festival/

 


Harvest Fest at Indian Boundary
Date: Oct. 10th
Hours: 10am – 2pm
 
Indian Boundary Park
2500 W. Lunt Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645
 
At the Chicago Park District’s harvest/pumpkin patches, you get to pick your personal favorite from a field filled with pumpkins of all shapes, and personalize it at the pumpkin decorating station. Enjoy Halloween-themed carnival games and don’t forget to bring a camera to capture a family memory at our harvest photo station.
Website: https://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/events/harvest-fest-indian-boundary-1

 


Boo! At the Zoo
Opens: Oct. 9th
Closes: Oct. 24th
Daily Attractions: 10am – 6pm (Saturdays and Sundays only), see website
 
Brookfield Zoo
8400 W 31st St
Brookfield, IL
 
Includes a haunted hayride, carousel, corn maze, costume parade and dance party, candy, and more!
Website: https://www.czs.org/booatthezoo

 


Día De Los Muertos Xicágo
Date: Saturday, Oct. 30th
Hours: TBA, see website
 
Harrison Park
1824 S. Wood St.
Chicago, IL 60608
 
Join us as we celebrate Día de los Muertos and transform the Museum and surrounding outdoor area into a beautiful space to remember our departed loved ones.
Website: https://nationalmuseumofmexicanart.org/DayoftheDeadXicago

 


Jack’s Pumpkin Pop-Up
Opens: Sept. 23rd
Closes: Oct. 31st
Hours: 4pm – 9pm (M-Fri.), 1pm-9pm (Sat/Sun.)
 
1467 N. Easton Ave.
Chicago, IL 60642
 
Whether you’re seeking a striking nighttime lights display, an outdoor pumpkin-themed party with dozens of fall themed instagrammable memories or a one of a kind corn maze, there’s an experience here for everyone!
Website: https://www.jackspumpkinpopup.com

 


Fall Is in the Air, and at Lincoln Park Zoo
Opens: Oct. 1st
Closes: Oct. 31st
Daily Attractions: 10am – 5pm
 
Lincoln Park Zoo
2001 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60614
 
Make your free reservation to visit the zoo this fall to stroll the one-way trail and cherish the fall ambiance without the crowds. This year, Lincoln Park Zoo will be adorned with carved pumpkins, corn husks, and hay bales—not to mention the crisp autumn breeze rustling orange and yellow leaves and fall temperatures favorable for outdoor animal viewing.
Website: https://www.lpzoo.org/fall-is-in-the-air-and-at-lincoln-park-zoo/

 


Harry Potter Halloween Party
Date: Oct. 9th
Time: 6pm-8pm
 
Harry Caray’s Tavern, Navy Pier
700 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
 
You are invited to join Harry Caray’s for an evening of Witchcraft, Wizardry, Butterbeer and a Live Magician who will be visiting tables with his astonishing up-close trickery. Harry Potter inspired specials will be available alongside our regular menu.
Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/harry-potter-halloween-party-tickets-169859232537

 


Haunted Halsted Halloween Parade
Date: Sunday, Oct. 31st
Time: 6pm
 
Boystown (Check website for more details to be announced)
Chicago, IL 60613
 
Join us for the 24th annual Haunted Halsted Halloween Parade & Costume Contest plus Awards & After Party, October 31, 6:00pm. Free to watch or participate, all ages. Parade Route & Registration Details to be Announced Soon.
Website: https://northalsted.com/events/halloween/

 


34th Annual Edgar Allen Poe Reading
Date: Saturday, Oct. 30th
Time: 5:00-6:15pm & 8:00-9:15pm
 
Glessner House
1800 South Prairie Avenue
Chicago, IL, 60616
 
Squirm in your seats as actors from Lifeline Theatre present readings of Poe’s terrifying stories and poetry. Hear classics like The Raven and The Tell-Tale Heart, as well as some of Poe’s lesser known works.
Website: https://www.glessnerhouse.org/programs/2021-10-30/poe-readings

 


Music Box of Horrors 2021
Date: Oct. 23rd-Oct. 24th
Time: See website for movie schedule
 
Music Box Theatre
3733 N Southport Ave
Chicago, IL, 60613
 
That chill creeping up your spine can only mean one thing: The return of THE MUSIC BOX OF HORRORS! Join us for 24 hours of movie madness, featuring the spookiest scares, creepiest creature features, and rare cult oddities. Plus, special guests, giveaways, vendors, and much more!
Website: https://musicboxtheatre.com/events/music-box-of-horrors-2021

 

Haunted Attractions


 


13th Floor Haunted House
Opens: Sept. 24th
Closes: November 13th
Hours: Dates and times vary, see website
 
13th Floor Haunted House
5050 River Rd
Schiller Park, IL
 
Chicago’s most horrifying experience.
Website: https://www.13thfloorchicago.com/

 


Basement of the Dead
Opens: Sept. 24th
Closes: Nov. 6th
Hours: Dates and times vary, see website
 
Basement of the Dead
42 W. New York St.
Aurora, IL
 
Biggest haunted house attraction in Illinois!
Website: https://basementofthedead.com/

 


Six Flags Fright Fest
Opens: Sep. 18th (Weekends + select Thursdays only)
Closes: Oct. 31st
Hours: Dates and times vary, see website
 
Six Flags Great America
1 Great America Pkwy
Gurnee, IL 60031
 
Enjoy the rollercoasters and haunted houses, but beware after dark!
Website: https://www.sixflags.com/greatamerica/events/fright-fest

 


Statesville Haunted Prison & City of the Dead
Opens: Oct. 1st
Closes: Oct. 31st
Hours: Thursdays, Sundays, & Halloween night: 7pm-10pm;
Fridays & Saturdays 7pm-11pm
 
Statesville Haunted Prison
17250 S. Weber Road
Lockport, IL 60441
 
Voted “Best Haunted House In Chicago,” “Scariest Haunted House In Illinois,” and rated one of the “Top 25 Haunted Houses in America.”
Website: https://statesvillehauntedprison.com

 


Disturbia Haunted House
Opens: Sept. 24th
Closes: Nov 6th
Hours: Dates and times vary, see website
 
Disturbia Haunted House
1213 Butterfield Rd suite D
Downers Grove, IL 60515
 
The legendary Disturbia Haunted House has been resurrected from the depths of Hell! Come relive your darkest nightmares and experience all new evils.
Website: https://hauntedhousedisturbia.com

 


Massacre Haunted House
Opens: Sept. 25th
Closes: Nov 6th
Hours: Dates and times vary, see website
 
Massacre Haunted House
299 Montgomery Road
Montgomery, IL 60538
 
Work up your nerves and step into the #1 scariest attractions in the Midwest, The Massacre Haunted House and Fear Freakshow 3D Haunted House. Focusing on fear and fright, this haunted labyrinth dishes up over 60 rooms of pure terror where over 100 ghastly clad actors are waiting to scare and delight. Frightening mazes, eerie animatronics, and beyond is ready to fill your night with chills and thrills.
Website: https://fearthemassacre.com

 


Midnight Terror Haunted House
Opens: Sept. 24th
Closes: Nov 6th
Hours: Dates and times vary, see website
 
Midnight Terror Haunted House
5520 W 111th St
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
 
Midnight Terror Haunted House is proud to be scaring Oak Lawn and the Greater Chicagoland area for the seventh year! We use “Old School” tactics, with a balance of “New School” technology and we put extreme focus on making Midnight Terror an “Actor Driven”, terrifying show!
Website: https://midnightterrorhauntedhouse.com

 


Twisted Crypt Haunted House
Opens: Sept. 17th
Closes: Oct. 31st
Hours: Dates and times vary, see website
 
Twisted Crypt Haunted House
5420 East State St.
Rockford, IL 60453
 
Twisted Crypt Haunted House is 10,000 Square Feet of Indoor Mystery, Chaos, and Fear. 10 Interactive Show Rooms, Sights, Sounds, Smells, and Creatures Lurking Around Every Corner. Will you be able to escape?>
Website: https://www.twistedcrypt.com

 


Shadows on the Street: Haunted Tours of Historic Prairie Avenue
Date: Saturday, Oct. 30th
Time: 6:30pm-9:15pm
 
Glessner House
1800 South Prairie Avenue
Chicago, IL, 60616
 
Tales of strange sounds, unexplained sightings, and untimely endings await as you explore Prairie Avenue after dark! During this 60 minute walking tour through the Prairie Avenue Historic District, learn about the mystery surrounding the death of Marshall Field Jr., the tragic events that plagued the Philander Hanford house, the lingering ghost of Edson Keith, and more – if you dare!
Website: https://www.glessnerhouse.org/programs/2021/saturday/shadows-on-the-street
Spooky Bar Events (21+)

 


Freak Show
Date: Saturday, Oct. 30th
Hours: 8pm – 2am
 
Cerise Rooftop
203 N. Wabash Ave, 26th floor
Chicago, IL 60601
 
The FREAKS are coming out at Virgin Hotels Chicago! We are transforming Commons Club and Cerise Rooftop into a spine-tingling, eye-popping circus.
Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/freakshow-tickets-175599582077?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

 


Haunted Halloween Ball (21+)
Date: Saturday, Oct. 30th
Hours: 9pm-3am
 
Congress Plaza Hotel
520 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605
 
Experience a night of thrills with party-goers at Chicago’s biggest Halloween Costume party.
Website: https://hauntedhalloweenball.com/

 


Wrigleyville Halloween Crawl (21+)
Date: Saturday, Oct. 30th
Time: 7pm-12 am
 
Wrigleyville Best Bars (full list of bars announced Oct. 29th on website)
3658 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60613
 
Throw on your best costume and join in on all of the frightening fun for this haunted holiday!
Website: http://wrigleyvillehalloweencrawl.com

 


Official Halloween Bar Crawl (River North)
Date: Oct. 23rd , 30th & 31st
Time: 3pm-11pm
 
River North (See website for full bar list)
Chicago
Chicago, IL 60654
 
Get Ready To Put On Your Coolest, Scariest, Or Sexiest Costume & Join The Official Halloween Bar Crawl! Tickets are Very limited, Register Now!
Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/official-halloween-bar-crawl-chicago-il-bar-crawl-live-registration-105187524718

 


Trick or Drink: Chicago Halloween Bar Crawl
Date: Friday, Oct. 29th-Monday, Nov. 1st
Time: Oct. 29th 6pm – Nov. 1st 2am
 
Chicago Venue TBA (See website for updates)
TBA
Chicago, IL 60654
 
Barcrawlerz is a Chicago Bar Crawl like no other. Trick or Drink features The Best Drink Specials and The Best Bars in Town.
Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/trick-or-drink-chicago-halloween-bar-crawl-3-days-tickets-155874754587

 


Chicago Ghost Tour Pub Crawl
Date: Fridays/Saturdays year round
Hours: 8:00pm/8:30pm
 
Lincoln Park (Book tickets on website for specific details)
Chicago, IL 60614
 
Experience a haunting mixture of ghostly sights and pub crawling on this walking tour of Chicago’s historic Lincoln Park. Explore several haunted bars and hear creepy stories about the city’s lingering former occupants all while sipping on drinks at four local bars.
Website: https://nightlyspirits.com/book-a-tour/