Halloween Events in Lake County {2016}

It’s fall!!! Do you know what that means? I can now eat apple cider donuts on a weekday and no one even bats an eye! October is pretty much a perfect month weather-wise for all the fun activities planned in honor of fall and Halloween. And there’s so much to do in our county during October! Follow along with me as I give you a comprehensive guide to all things related to kids and Halloween during this month.

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Please note that some events require registration and or tickets. Please check the website of the host before heading out for availability. Little Lake County is not responsible for sold out events. Events are listed chronologically under each category.

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halloween parties and celebrations in lake county

Halloween Parties and Celebrations


7-9 October The Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival
Downtown Highwood
This festival kicks off with the world’s largest pumpkin carving celebration to help Make-A-Wish foundation. Many fun activities include a pie eating contest, jack-o-lantern light show, rides, all you can carve pumpkin stations and much more. This is very close to the Metra Station there so a good chance to take the train and have a fun fall day!

8 October – Fall Festival and Pumpkin Giveaway
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star Homes, 783 Barron Blvd., Grayslake
Join the Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate Center for their annual Fall Festival.  The first 500 children will receive a free pumpkin. In addition there are free bounce houses and face painting.

15 and 2 October Halloween Dress Rehearsal
Disney Outlet, Gurnee
Come dressed as your favorite character and join us for games, crafts, a costume parade, free giveaways and more!

20 October Pumpkinfest
Central Park Aquatic Field, 250 Library Lane, Grayslake
The Grayslake Park District hosts this event for the 9th year which includes a moonwalk, Halloween character path (so much fun!) and a deejay. Pre-registration recommended for this event, otherwise you can pay at the entrance but be aware that the price is $4 higher if you do.

20 October Pumpkin Plunge
Fitnation, 1655 Nations Dr., Gurnee
This fun event requires participants to wear their swimsuits and collect floating pumpkins at the indoor pool at Fitnation in Gurnee. Pre-registration is required for this event.

22 October Monster Bash
Bandshell located on Skidmore Dr., Antioch
The village of Antioch hosts this event which offers such activities as pumpkin rolling, costume contest and carnival games. Everyone encouraged to dress up in costume and this also runs alongside their Treat the Streets trick or treating event. Free and no registration required.

22 October- Sunburst Pageant and Costume Contest
Ice House Mall & Village Shops, 200 Applebee St., Barrington
Join Sunburst Pageant at the Ice House Mall for a pageant and costume contest. All aged newborn – 27 are able to participate. The Halloween Costume Contest is open to all age groups. A winner will be chosen in each age group for the Baby Contest, Miss Pageant and Costume Contest. There will be a runner-up chosen in the pageant category.Entry forms for the pageant are available at all Ice House Mall stores and online at www.sunburstbeauty.com. For information or questions, please contact the Sunburst Pageant Director at Mary@sunburstbeauty.com or call 813-839-8054.

Photo Source: Foglia YMCA on Facebook
Photo Source: Foglia YMCA on Facebook

22 October  Great Pumpkin Celebration
Robert W. Roleck Community Center, 814 Hart Rd., Round Lake
The Round Lake Park District hosts this free event for all ages which includes a costume contest, indoor trick-or-treating, hayrides a corn maze and more.

23 October Rags to Witches
Ragdale, 1260 Green Bay Rd., Lake Forest
A costumed, creative spookfest for the whole family inspired by the supernatural work of Ragdale artists. In additon there will be a haunted Ragdale house, storytelling and performances in the witches ring, a spellbinding scavenger hunt, spooktacular arts & crafts, cider, donuts, pizza, and sweet shop for the kids, and best of all a cash bar for the adults.

25 October Halloween Party
Chick-fil-A Vernon Hills, 701 N Milwaukee Ave #360, Vernon Hills
Join Miss Bonnie for a fun Halloween craft and activities then join Miss Keri for some fun Usborne stories, similar to the Shine-a-light kids meal books. Make the night even more fun and wear your costume!

25 October Halloween Party
Lake Bluff Library
Wear your costume and join us for a spooky craft, chilling tales, and ghoulish treats. For Children age 5 and older.

25 October Halloween Fest
Libertyville Sports Complex
Family fun for children ages 10 and younger. Includes inflatables, spooky climbing mountain, train ride, pumpkin patch and more. Pre-registered $7, at the door $10 per child adults are free.

28 October Halloween Kids Costume Contest at Tilt Studio
Tilt Studios at Rink Side Sports, 6152 W. Grand Ave., Gurnee
Come to Tilt Studio for a free costume contest.  There will be one winner selected in each of three age categories: ages 3-6; ages 7-10 and ages 11-14. All three winners will receive a $25.00 Tilt Studio Game Card! Plus…all children who come dressed in costume and enter the contest will receive a coupon for one FREE attraction of their choice. So, hop on your broomsticks or rev up the family Batmobile…because this is one costume contest that you won’t want to miss!

28 October Halloween Tricks & Treats
Lake Forest Parks & Recreation, 400 Hastings Rd, Lake Forest
Come have some Halloween Fun at the Lake Forest Recreation Center! There will be age appropriate activities, including a haunted hayride, Wildlife Discovery Center’s Haunted Zoo, spooky games and much more. There will also be musical entertainment by Jeanie B. and the Jelly Beans from 6:30-7:30pm! There is no admission fee. However, this event is for Lake Forest residents only.

28 October Boo Bash
North Park, 1025 Riverwoods Rd., Lincolnshire
North Park will be transformed into an ultimate Halloween party on October 28th. There will be a haunted house, pumpkin decorating, a dj, bounce houses, games, food trucks and more.

28 October Starland Spooktacular
Starland, 445 Pine St., Deerfield
Join us for a FUN, free,  family friendly event. Come in your favorite costume. There will be a DJ, dancing, games, prizes, balloon artist and more.

28 October Dave Rudolf Halloween Concert
Gelncoe Public Library
Dress in costume and join the fun with songs and stories to raise the hair on your funny bone. Kids will be invited to share the stage with Dave!

28 October Boo-nanza!
Wheeling Park District, 333 W Dundee Rd., Wheeling
Come to a free family party for kids under 10 years old. The event features a hayride, puppet show, indoor inflatables, pumpkins, crafts, and a scary room for 8 – 10 year olds.

28 October Halloween Fest
Leisure Center Sports Arena, Zion
There will be a variety of fun fair games with candy, toy prizes, face painting, a hay ride and a bouncing chamber. Wear your best costume for the costume contest.

28 October Halloween Hoopla
Jewett Park Community Centerr, Deerfield
Activities and entertainers, inflatables, rides and great giveaways. For those who have attended the Hoopla for years, note the new schedule of events that will replace the Haunted House.

29, October Hawthorn Mall Spooktacular  ** EDITORS NOTE 10/28 SOLD OUT **
Hawthorn Mall, 122 Hawthorn Center, Vernon Hills
Come enjoy kids crafts, games, live entertainment, a costume contest, and prizes at Hawthorn Mall. The event is free, tickets are required. Tickets are in the mall management office. One ticket required per child

29 October Jelly Belly Munchkin Masquerade
Jelly Belly Visitor Center, 10100 Jelly Belly Ln., Pleasant Prairie, WI
Little ghouls and goblins are invited to the Jelly Belly visitor Center for an exciting day of Halloween fun. Decorate tour route, face painting, magician, balloon art, raffle prizes a deal on belly flops and free tours!

29 October Rockin’ Boofest
Kenosha Public Museum,  5500 1st Ave, Kenosha, WI 
Show off your costume as you rock and stroll through the local museums in Kenosha.  There will be dancing to the Monster Mash, a mad scientist lab,trick or treat stops at the dinosaur museum,  DIY Trick or Treat Bag making, Lantern Tours on the hour starting at 1pm at the Civil War museum, Story Time for young kids every hour starting at 1:30pm, and a spooky dino dig.

29 October Mundelein Boo Bash
Mundelein Community Center/Keith Mione Community Park ,1401 N. Midlothian Rd., Mundelein
This annual event is huge and offers trick or treating, hayrides and much more. Recommended ages are 3-11, no registration is required and the event is free to all.

29 October TBH’s Halloween Spooktacular 
Trumpet Behavioral Health , 28045 N Ashley Cir #201., Libertyville
Please join us for:  Trick-or-Treating , games, arts and crafts Kids are encouraged to wear costumes.  Contact us at 847-388-0021, ext. 404 to RSVP.

29 October Halloween Spooktacular
BPD Fitness and Recreation Center, 235 Lions Pkwy., Barrington
The Barrington Park District is offering this paid event for children ages 1-11. There will be activities such as games, music, inflatables, cookie decorating and more. Pre-registration is required for this event and adults are free with a paid child.

29 October Kid’s Club Halloween Party
Pinstripes Northbrook, 1150 Willow Road, Northbrook
Come celebrate Halloween with Pinstripes! Enjoy bowling, bocce, mini pumpkin painting, a photo “BOO”th, pumpkin ring toss, pin-the-boo-on-the-ghost, face painting, and more! Costumes are encouraged!  The cost is $10 per child but includes lunch, activities, and treats.

29 October Sawyer’s Doghouse Halloween Costume Party
Sawyers Doghouse, 1790 Deerfield Rd., Highland Park
$10 adults, $5 kids, free for members
Happy Howl-o-ween!! We will be hosting a costume party which will consist of live music, scary monsters, hot food and beverages, adult beverages, bonfire, s’mores, and more!

29 October Halloween Party for Children with Special Needs
Deerfield Village Hall 850 Waukegan Rd., Deerfield
Drop in to this low key sensory friendly Halloween Party! Come in costume to enjoy snacks, crafts, and pumpkins. Admission is free and siblings are welcome !

30 October Family Day Out Halloween Monster Bash
Experience Rock N Roll 2030 Northbrook Ct., Northbrook
Experience Rock N Roll at Northbrook Court Mall will be hosting a Halloween event!  Pick out your most rocking costume and come out for a fun evening of pumpkin decorating, costume contest, refreshments, music, and exhibition tours. Tickets are $13.95 for children,  and $18.95 for adults

31 October, Halloween at Bella’s Bouncies
Bellas Bouncies Indoors , 1600 N Milwaukee Ave #402, Lake Villa
Everyone can enjoy free open jump on Halloween only if you wear a costume.
Jump Hours are from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 . – 6:30 p.m.

31 October Halloween Fun at Greenwood Park
Greenwood Dr. off of Washington St. in Round Lake Park
The Village of Round Lake Park hosts this free event which includes pumpkin painting, games, candy and prizes.

31 October Libertyville Vipers Meet & Greet Spooktacular Bash
Gurnee Mills Mall Telemundo Stage , 6170 Grand Ave., Gurnee
There will be a bash featuring a costume contest, candy, and season pass giveaways. Also meet the members of the Libertyville Vipers Pro Basketball team.

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Not-So Scary Halloween

Perfect for preschoolers and toddlers these events have all the fun and none of the spook!

15 October Baby’s First Halloween Event
Local Babies R Us
Bring your baby to your local Babies R Us for an in store Halloween parade, crafts and giveaways.

20 October Pumpkin BashChildren’s Neighborhood Museum (located inside the Robert W. Rolek Community Center), 814 Hart Rd., Round Lake
The Round Lake Park District sponsors this event at their Children’s Neighborhood Museum that is for ages 2-6 years old. Costumes are encouraged and pre-registration is required.

22 October Halloween Railroad
Highland Park Public Library,494 Laurel Avenue, Highland Park
The railroad is back by popular demand! Come for this special run as The North Central ‘O’ Gaugers Rairoad Club sends model trains through Spookytown. Great for Halloween and great for model train enthusiasts. Some visitors will even be able to “drive a train” and earn their “NCOG Honorary Jr. Operating Engineer” certificate. Stop by anytime.

23 October Pre- Academy Boo Bash
Dance Academy of Libertyville, 746 E. Park Ave., Libertyville
Join the Dance Academy of Libertyville for their Pre-Academy Boo Bash. The party designed for 3-6 year olds features crafts, fun, and dancing. The cost to attend is $20 and pre-registration is required.

24 – 31 October Great Pumpkin Celebration
Bass Pro Shop, Gurnee
Stop by for a free 4×6 photo with the Peanuts Gang. In addition there will be free crafts  (magnet, door frame, or photo frame) and on Sunday there will be the option of making a Halloween planter.

25 October Halloween Party
Lake Bluff Library
Wear your costume and join us for a spooky craft, chilling tales, and ghoulish treats. Children up to age five.

29 October Elawa Farm Spooktacular
Elawa Farm, Lake Forest
A not so scary, family-fun event with pony rides, a petting zoo, games, and more. Tickets are $20 for kids and $10 for adults.

31 October All Treats, No Tricks!
Menchie’s Lincolnshire Commons, 950 Milwaukee Ave., Lincolnshire
Come in costume from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.  and receive your first 5 oz of yogurt FREE! In addition there will be games and giveaways too!

image property of Jennifer Burris
image property of Jennifer Burris

28 October Costume Party Storytime
Barrington Area Library
Wear your costume to this special story time! After stories and songs, we will march through the Library in a costume parade. For children ages 2-5, no registration required.

29 & 31 October Sweet & Spooky Halloween Dance Party
LoMastro Performing Arts Academy, 840 S Waukegan Rd.,Lake Forest
Come join LoMastro for a Halloween themed dance party for 3-6 year olds . Wear your costume, bring your friends and your ballet shoes and join the fun! We’ll dance, play games, make a craft and perform a dance for parents during the last 5 minutes.

31 October Halloween Party at Hawthorn
Yu Kids Island,122 Hawthorn Center, Vernon Hills
Come play at Yu Kids Island’s Halloween party.  Kids will be making photo frames and other arts and crafts and then coloring fun skeletons and pumpkins! There will also be a sweets table with cookies and cupcakes. Kids should come in costume. Standard admission rates apply.

31 October Preschool Halloween Party
Wauconda Area Library, 801 N. Main St., Wauconda
The Wauconda Area Library is hosting a Halloween party in their Lincoln Room. They encourage preschoolers to come in costume where they will have a parade as well as get a snack and a take home surprise.

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Nature and Outdoor Halloween Events


8 October Annual Ghost Stories Plus
Volo Bog, 28478 W. Brandenburg Rd., Ingleside
Reservations are required at this annual storytelling event at the Volo Bog State Natural Area. Bog tours, a haunted woods and food are included in the price as well as the storytelling.

15 October Haunted Trail and Bonfire
Edward L. Ryerson Conservation Area, 21950 N. Riverwoods Rd., Deerfield
Registration is required and filling up fast for these candlelight walks at Edward L. Ryerson Conservation Area. A guided group walk with cider and donuts after sounds about as fall as you can get.

20-23 October Night of 1000 Jack ‘o Lanterns
Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe
Buy your tickets now for this event at the Chicago Botanic Garden. This evening event with jack-o-lanterns carved by artists, as well as a trail and Halloween themed food is bound to get you in the fall spirit.

23 October Un-Haunted Forest
River Trail Nature Center, 3120 Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook
Children get to walk in the forest in costume and will receive a treat afterwards. Pre-registration is required for this event.

29 October Halloweenfest 
Bowen Park, 1800 N. Sheridan Rd,. Waukegan
Pre-registration is required at this event which includes a trail walk, haunted house, games and more. Participants are encouraged to wear costumes.

29 October Haunted Grayslake
Grayslake Oasis, 151 Hawley St., Grayslake.
The downtown area of Grayslake will be filled with people in costume provided with Treasure Maps. The maps will lead participants to various businesses who will be providing free gifts/items/coupons to the participants. The Grayslake Heritage Center offers ghost stories every half hour and The Oasis is “haunted” working with students and community volunteers. Treasure maps will be $10, or $25 for a family of four.

30 October Owls, Bats and Spiders
Crabtree Nature Center, 3 Stover Rd., Barrington Hills
Fun nature program where participants will get to meet an owl and hear bat calls among other activities. This event is free and no registration is required.

30 October Un-Haunted Forest
River Trail Nature Center, 3120 Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook
Children get to walk in the forest in costume and will receive a treat afterwards. Pre-registration is required for this event.

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Halloween Storytimes


28 October Somewhat Scary StoriesCrabtree Nature Center,  3 Stover Rd., Barrington Hills
This family-friendly event offers storytelling around the campfire as well as treats. Pre-registration is required.

28 October The Return of Scary StoriesRiver Trail Nature Center,  3120 Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook
Scary stories around the campfire at this annual event. Pre-registration is required.

13 October Eerie Scary Stories
Round Lake Area Library, 906 Hart Rd., Round Lake
The Round Lake Area Library offers this program for kids ages 12-14. Snacks will be provided and pre-registration is required.

18-31 October Trick or Read
Cook Memorial Library, 413 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville
Aspen Drive Library, 701 Aspen Dr., Vernon Hills
Located at the Cook Memorial and Aspen Drive Libraries , this event runs from October 18th through the 31st daily. Costumes are welcome and there will be Halloween themed activities available for families. This is a drop in program.

21 October Fall Family Festival
505 N. Northwest Hwy., Barrington
The Barrington Area Library is hosts a drop-in festival featuring games and leaf pit jumping as well as decorating a tiny pumpkin.

22 October Halloween Storytime
Barnes and Noble Deer Park, 20600 N. Rand Rd., Deer Park
Storytime with Halloween stories.

24 October Haunted Physics Lab
Vernon Area Public Library District, 300 Olde Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire
The Vernon Area Library offers a program that is for children grades 3-8 with an adult. Children will be introduced to scary experiments, glowing bugs, a levitating ghost and much more. No registration is required for this event.

26 October Monster Mash Storytime
Warren Newport Library, 224 N. O’Plaine Rd., Gurnee
Children of all ages are welcome to the Warren Newport Library to listen to stories and sing Halloween songs. Animal crackers will be served and no registration is required for this event.

26 October Halloween Storytime Parade
Grayslake Library, 100 N. Library Lane, Grayslake
The Grayslake Library is holding a trick-or-treat parade through their library on two dates this October for preschoolers to ages 6. Registration is required for this event.

27 October Halloween Storytime Parade
Grayslake Library, 100 N. Library Lane, Grayslake
The Grayslake Library is holding a trick-or-treat parade through their library on two dates this October for preschoolers to ages 6. Registration is required for this event. This is the second day of the event.

27 October Tingly Tales
Round Lake Area Library, 906 Hart Rd., Round Lake
The Round Lake Area Library is hosting this storytime event for ages 5-9. Costumes are encouraged and registration is required.

27 October Halloween Party
Fox Lake District Library, 225 E. Grand Ave., Fox Lake
The Fox Lake District Library is hosting a Halloween party in the Children’s Activity Center. No registration is required.

28 October Monster Mash Storytime Bash
Wauconda Area Library, 801 N. Main St., Wauconda
The Wauconda Area Library is offering this fun storytime along with a craft, a scavenger hunt and a snack afterwards. No registration is required.

29 October Spooktacular Lunch Bunch
Lake Forest Library, 360 E. Deerpath Rd., Lake Forest
The Lake Forest Library hosts this program where children are encouraged to dress in costume, bring their lunch and the library will provide dessert. Registration is not required.

29 October Day of the Dead Bilingual Storytime
Round Lake Area Library, 906 Hart Rd., Round Lake
The Round Lake Area Library is offering this cultural program for children ages 3-7. Learn about Day of the Dead, sing songs, and make a craft. Registration is required for this program.

31 October Halloween Jam
Fremont Public Library, 1170 N. Midlothian Rd., Mundelein
The Fremont Public Library is hosting a preschool storytime with Halloween songs, stories and a parade through the library. Registration is not required for this event and there are two times: 9:30 and 10:30.

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Halloween Events for Tweens

Big scares for bigger kids! Spook your older kids out at these events.

15 October Boo Camp
Camp Oakarro, 40635 N Mill Creek Rd., Wadsworth
For just $6, you’re in for hayrides, a costume contest, fishing, games, obstacle courses, archery, a petting farm, and much more!. Boo Camp is a fun and safe Halloween extravaganza for the whole family hosted by the Boy Scouts of America.    While there, boys can learn about and sign up for Scouting. This event is geared for boys in first – fourth grade. 

21, 22, 28, &29th October  Zombie Laser Tag 
Tilt Studio at Rink Side Sports, 6152 W Grand Ave., Gurnee
The Zombie Apocalypse is now  at Tilt Studio. It’s up to you and your friends  to help wipe those gruesome zombies out before they wipe everyone all out. Enter the  laser tag arena at your own risk! The “zombies” may frighten younger guests. Parental guidance is requested. Regular laser tag admission price applies.

24 October DIY Kids
Lake Villa District Library, 1001 E. Grand Ave., Lake Villa
The Lake Villa District Library is offering up this fun craft project for grades 4-6 where they will learn how to make a no-sew t-shirt bag which can be used for trick-or-treating. Registration is required for this event.

24 October Minute to Win It Halloween Edition
Fremont Public Library, Mundelein
Children in grades K-5 are invited to play Halloween themed Minute to Win it games.

28 October X-Fearience Family
Sunset Woods Park, 1801 Sunset Road, Highland Park
Recommended for ages 8-14, this family event offers live entertainment, haunted woods, and food trucks.

29 October Scary Skate
Centennial Ice Arena, Highland Park
Come dressed in a costume and skate for free.

30 October Spooktacular Halloween Costume Contest
The People’s Choice Family Fun Center, Waukegan
A night of the Scariest, Funniest and Most Creative Costumes – Adult and Children Categories. First 100 people to register receive a FREE Halloween Treat Bag. No Entry Fee

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Halloween Movie Showings


Friday, Saturday and Sundays in October Flick or Treat Kids Movie Series
Marcus Theatres Gurnee
Kids Halloween movies for only $3 admission! Movies will be Casper, Hotel Transylvania, Hotel Transylvania 2, and Goosebumps.

9 October Monster House Movie
Lehmann Mansion, 
485 N. Milwaukee Ave. (IL. Rte. 83), Lake Villa
Watch the movie Monster House at the beautiful historic Lehmann Mansion in Lake Villa. Pre-registration is required for the event.

29 October Free Halloween Movie
Fox Lake Theatre
FREE screening of Hotel Transylvania 2! Bring your friends and family and get in the Halloween spirit!

29 October Gorton’s Ghoulish Feature Fest 
Gorton Community Center, 400 E Illinois Rd., Lake Forest
For the first time this fall, Gorton will continue its expansion of the Film Series at Gorton to include the Gorton Ghoulish Feature Fest.This festival will include a showing of the movie Casper, as well as a family friendly Haunted Grotto.  Movie tickets are $5 per person.

31 October Ghost Busters : The Film Series
Gorton Community Center, 400 E Illinois Rd., Lake Forest
Gorton offers a fun alternative for those families with children who are not as into trick-or-treating as they used to be, but are looking for some family friendly Halloween merriment. There is plenty of time to make a swing through the neighborhood and then head to Gorton for a screening in the John & Nancy Hughes Theater of the 1984 original Ghostbusters at 7pm! Tickets are $5 per person.

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Halloween Crafting Events

8 October Fun Family Craft Time
Michaels craft stores, various locations
Check your local Michaels for times. At this event, they will show you how to create a pumpkin t-shirt when you buy one in store.

13 October Duct Tape Pumpkins
1170 N. Midlothian Rd., Mundelein
The Fremont Public Library is hosting this event. They will provide the supplies, donuts and cider, you supply the pumpkin.

21 October Sugar Skull Decorating
Round Lake Area Library, 906 Hart Rd., Round Lake
The Round Lake Area Library is hosting this event for all ages. They will provide the art supplies while the children learn how to draw sugar skulls. Pre-registration is required for this event.

21 & 22 October Halloween Dirt Cupcake Party
Youthage Culinary, 508 North Seymour St., Mundelein
Come celebrate Halloween with your youthage culinary friends. Registration is required.

October 24 & 25 Gingerbread House Decorating
Za Za’s Tavola Italiana,5047 Shoreline Rd., Barrington
Create your own Halloween Gingerbread House with the whole family. $65 for the family includes house, candy, pizza, and fountain drinks. Register by calling
847-381-1333 by October 18th to save your place.

26 October Paint a Pumpkin
1001 E. Grand Ave., Lake Villa
Also at the Lake Villa District Library, this program is being offered for children in grades K-1 to paint and decorate pumpkins. The library provides everything and registration is required for this event.

28 October Drop in and Get Crafty
Round Lake Area Library, 906 Hart Rd., Round Lake
The Round Lake Area Library is offering a drop in crafting event for all ages to create their own Halloween craft.

29-30 October Monster Bash
Michaels craft stores, various locations.
Check your local Michaels for times. Join them for face painting, and trick or treat parades. You can also create a spooky shirt when you buy one in store.

29 October Workshop Halloween Open House
Workshop HP, 1929 Sheridan Rd, Highland Park
Crafts – Treats – Mini-Workshops – And a surprise or two! This event is free and open to the public. All of the crafts are appropriate for ages 7 years and older. Feel free to wear your costume.

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Find all the trick-or-treat trails, paths, and events in the Little Lake county SUPREME Guide to Trick-or-Treating in Lake County.


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You have no excuse to ride on a hay bale, get candy, or listen to a story over the next month. Now where did I put my cider donut…..

What is your family’s favorite Halloween event in Lake County? Did it make our list?

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