Chicago Halloween 2015 Fall Fun Events & Activities This Weekend

Looking for something fun this weekend that doesn’t take place at a Pumpkin Farm? Get your Chicago Halloween 2014 fall Phineas Pumpkinfun at these 5 events and festivals held by local communities.


Haunted Forest at Oakbrook Park District

From Thursday October 9th- Saturday the 11th Oakbrook park district is hosting their haunted forest event. While some activities are free, the haunted maze costs $5. The will also offer face painting, storytelling, a bounce house, hayride and various crafts. For more information:


Scarecrow Fest, St. Charles

From October 10th-12th, St. Charles is holding their Scarecrow Fest, an all-ages fun filled festival. While admission and parking is free, there is a separate cost for the carnival onsite. Activities available include a petting zoo, donut eating contest, art and craft show, a costume party and live entertainment. For more information:

Fall Bulb Festival, Chicago Botanical Garden

The Chicago Botanical Garden is hosting an all-ages fall bulb festival from October 10th-12th. Activities include a maze, live music, gourd tower, seasonal marketplace, bulb sale, kid’s obstacle course and other family activities. The hours of this event are 10 am- 4pm and you will need to purchase admission to the garden to participate. For more information:


Harvest Fest, Glencoe

On October 11th, Glencoe will be holding Harvest Fest in Henry J. Kalk Park. From 2-4pm they are having Great Pumpkin Day and activities include a petting zoo, games, live entertainment, mini golf, bounce house, photo booth and more. From 3-10pm the more adult-orientated A Taste of Glencoe begins with live music, food samples and alcohol sales. For more information: Glencoe Harvest Fest


Locktober Fest, Rockford

Lockwood Park in Rockford is home to the annual Locktober Fest every weekend in October. The 11th & 12th are Pumpkin Patch Days where you can pick pumpkins for just $5. Other activities include carnival rides, corn maze, hayride, pony rides, pumpkin themed games and activities, live entertainment and food. Admission is free but there is a charge for some activities. For more information:

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