Ghastly greetings from Count Gregula! I have some ghoul news for all my revolting readers and sinful subscribers to this blog. The BEAST time of year is here once again! So many fang-tastic fears and fall frights are already getting going this macabre month of sveet September.
Below is my annual deadly directory of a select few Chicagoland haunted happenings that offer some sinister scares, heinous horrors and terror treats. Be sure to check each individual site for exact times and dates of operation. I have everything categorized below. Have some fiendish fun getting frightened! V^^^V
‡ PARANORMAL CON ‡
The Unknown World of the Annual Paranormal Convention
I vas given the honor and invitation to be Master of Ceremonies at “The Unknown World of the Annual Paranormal Convention” at the Bridgeview Park District. Featuring several guest paranormal speakers, psychic mediums, palm readers, tarrot card readers, haunt vendors, artisans, authors, vorkshops, food trucks, a Resurrection Mary look-alike Contest as vell as the Hardcore Hearse Club. Plus, legendary TV horror host Svengoolie vill be signing autographs and posing for photos vith his fans from 3-5PM.
Located at the Bridgeview Park District at 8100 S. Beloit Ave. in Bridgeview, Illinois. The Unknown World of the Annual Paranormal Convention vill be happening on September 21, 2019 from 1-8PM. Tickets are $12.00 online or in person, $15 day of event at the door and $10 for paranormal investigators vith ID in person only. Purchase tickets online by clicking HERE.
RSVP at the official Facebook Event Page.
‡ HAUNTED ATTRACTIONS ‡
13th Floor Chicago
The vorld-famous haunted house brand, 13th Floor, returns to the suburbs of Chicago this fall. 13th Floor Chicago is one of the Chicago area’s largest haunted houses featuring over 30,000 square feet of authentic movie-quality sets, animatronic monsters, special effects, and actors in every darkened corner. The sixth season of 13th Floor Chicago brings two new shows Creature Feature and The Other Side. In Creature Feature, the classic monsters of silver ‘screams’ hallowed past have laid dormant for decades inside an abandoned theater.
The second attraction, The Other Side, begins vith friends out riding bikes, looking for something to do before the streetlights come on. Vhile heading to the Quarry, one friend is suddenly missing. Vhere did he go? Did he vanish to The Other Side?
Located at 1940 George Street in Melrose Park, Illinois. 13th Floor Chicago opened to the public for shows beginning on Friday, September 13, 2019, and runs on select dates through November 9, 2019. Tickets start at $19.99, depending upon show date. Upgrades such as Fast Pass and Skip the Line vill incur additional fees. Purchase tickets online by clicking HERE.
Midnight Terror Haunted House
Midnight Terror Haunted House in Oak Lawn opens for its sixth season on September 27th. Now in its fourth straight year since 2016 at its larger location, Midnight Terror Haunted House has been ranked in several top 10 lists and visitor counts have increased. Creator/co-owner Justin Cerniuk runs Midnight Terror as a family rather than a corporation by allowing his actors creative freedom. They spent the past 10 months designing an entirely new layout vith all new rooms and every costumed character vas re-envisioned Every year Midnight Terror offers a great array of value-added promotions and discounts.
Located at 5520 W. 111th St., Oak Lawn, Illinois. Midnight Terror opens to the public for shows beginning on September 27, 2019, and runs on select dates through November 2, 2019. Free entertainment for guests in line. Ghoulish gift shop on the premises. ADA-accessible. All indoors including a covered vaiting area. Park for free at the Oak Lawn Metra station parking garage (located at 9525 Tulley Ave.) and take a complimentary round-trip shuttle that includes costumed characters aboard to entertain passengers to the Midnight Terror site. Tickets start at $25 per person for regular admission at the door or online; VIP admission per person is $35 at the door or online. For more info, promotions, and to purchase tickets online go HERE.
Evil Intentions Haunted House
In Elgin’s industrial section stands the abandoned home of Elgin Casket Company. This once proud building has been vitness to murder, grisly discoveries, cult activities, and unexplained occurrences, and a dark legacy has emerged from its sordid history. Evil Intentions Haunted House now takes up residence at this completely unique location and nothing else is like it in the state of Illinois. Be truly terrorized at this multi-level 55,000 square foot paranormal hot spot. The horrific haunt offers a hex-perience you vill never forget and macabre memories that vill give you nightmares for years to come.
Located at 900 Grace Street in Elgin, Illinois. Parking is free in the adjacent lot across the street. Evil Intentions Haunted House opens to the public for shows beginning on September 27, 2019, and runs on select dates through November 2, 2019. General admission tickets are $30 per person. VIP tickets are also available for $40 per person. To purchase tickets in advance, click HERE.
‡ PUMPKIN FARMS ‡
Bengtson’s Pumpkin Fest
Bengtson Farm is a family owned and operated Pumpkin Festival that has served the Homer Glen area for over 38 years. The state’s most popular pumpkin patch and pumpkin farm. The pumpkin festival is located just 40 minutes outside of Chicago. Stay as long as you like and enjoy 9 unlimited rides EVERYDAY.
Enjoy traditional returning attractions like the Barnyard Dance Cow Coaster, Free Selfie Booth, Gemstone Mining Sluice, Pumpkin Chucker, Pig Races, Animals & Petting Zoo, Train Rides (2), 90′ Mega Fun Slides, Frog Hopper, Pumpkins, Twirling Honey Pots, Happy Swing, Bengtsonville Kids Village, The Milking Cows, Jimmy Cracked Corn Box, Fun Barn and Pony Rides. Unlimited rides are included for all guests of the farm. Some rides have minimum height requirements. Also, vhen hungry be sure to visit their Eats and Treats that includes classic carnival food, a variety of food trucks, and much, much more. Tractor Town is the NEW attraction for 2019. The horrifyingly hip and completely animated Haunted Barn that has been a Gregula Fang-mily terror tradition to go inside every year now since our first visit!
Located at 13341 W 151st St in Homer Glen, Illinois. Bengtson’s Pumpkin Fest is ADA-accessible, mostly outdoors and stroller friendly. Free parking in adjacent parking lot. Discounted veekday admission. Free to children 2 years and younger. The pumpkin farm opened to the public on September 13, 2019, and runs on select dates through November 3, 2019. Tickets starting at $11.99, depending upon date. Purchase tickets online by clicking HERE.
Jack’s Pumpkin Pop-Up
This interactive Pop-Up Experience returns to Chicago for a second season, Jack’s Pumpkin Pop-Up is located on over 2 acres in Goose Island. For one month only, join them for a larger than life, outdoor, multi-sensory adventure in the heart of Chicago. Spend an autumn night outside making memories vithout having to travel to the suburbs vhile you get lost in Chicago’s largest corn maze!
Located at 1467 N Elston Ave in
Chicago, Illinois. Visit Jack’s Pumpkin Nights for an outdoor pumpkin-themed party vith a striking evening lights display, carnival games, pumpkin carving, nightly entertainment, food, drink, three full service bars and a one of a kind corn maze. There vill be fang-tastic fall festivities for everyone. Open nightly rain or shine!
Purchase tickets online by clicking HERE.
Jack’s Pumpkin Glow (formerly THE GLOW: A Pumpkin Wonderland)
Jack’s Pumpkin Glow (formerly THE GLOW: A Pumpkin Wonderland), arrives in the suburbs of Chicago this October, providing the perfect festive fall activity for families, couples and young adults to capture picture-perfect memories. Over 5,000 hand-carved pumpkins and other glowing foliage vill illuminate the Sensory Garden Playground in Lisle on select dates in October, but one extra-special show on Sunday, October 6 vill be an especially sensory-friendly night deemed Autism Glows. Jack’s Pumpkin Glow will open a little earlier, at 6:30PM just before dusk, and the crowds vill be a little smaller, as only a limited amount of tickets vill be available. The music vill be a little lower, and the atmosphere vill be a little brighter. Tickets prices are lowered on this night, vith no discount code needed.
Jack’s Pumpkin Glow features life-sized sculptures, classic Halloween characters, princesses, superheroes, dinosaurs, pirates, musicians, and movie stars line a leisurely trail in the park for an unforgettable evening. Savor some seasonal food and beverage along the vay while master carvers demonstrate their amazing abilities live, every evening, as they add 1000 fresh carvings a veek throughout the season. Get some carving tips from the pros and pick up a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch for seasonal décor at home.
Located in Sensory Garden Playground at 2751 Navistar Drive in Lisle, Illinois. Jack’s Pumpkin Glow opens to the public beginning on October 3, 2019, and runs on select dates through October 27, 2019. Adult tickets start at $22.99. Kids tickets start at $16.99. Purchase tickets online by clicking HERE.
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