Halloween has evolved from one day of going up and down your block to a month of family-friendly fun! Whether you have teens that want to be scared, tots that just want candy or you want some quality time together for everyone Lake County has an event for you. Find all our guides and reviews related to Halloween on this page so you can come back to one place.
Halloween in Lake County
Halloween Events in Lake County
There is so much to do in October, find your perfect Halloween Event in Lake County with our guides:
The Ultimate Guide to Trick-or-Treating in Lake County has all the events, trails, and hours where kids can fill their candy sacks. Continuously updated all season.
Want more than just a trail of treats? Check our the Complete Halloween Events in Lake County guide, a killer list that is broken done by type from not so scary to Tweens and more.
Tweens and Teens enjoy Halloween as well! Find the best events for Tweens and Teens in Lake County.
Want a different kind of trick-or-treating experience? Try a Trunk-or-Treat in Lake County.
Halloween Event Reviews
Read about our experiences in previous years at some of the counties biggest events:
Lindenhurst Haunted Trail and Bonfire from 2012 canceled for 2020
Halloween Hikes at Ryerson Woods from 2010 canceled for 2020
Trick-or-Treat on Main Street Wauconda from 2016 canceled for 2020
Enjoying Six Flags Great America’s Fright Fest with Kids from 2017 canceled for 2020
Mundelein Pumpkin Drop from 2015 canceled for 2020
Don’t leave Fido at home! Pets can have fun too at these Howl-o-ween Events for Pets and their Humans.
– Halloween Candy Buy Back Events
Halloween Activities in Lake County
Get the whole family in the spirit with these Family Halloween Costume Ideas.
Teal Pumpkin Project: Wondering why your neighbor has a blue pumpkin on their porch? Learn what it is and how you can participate. Learn more about it and find some allergy-friendly events and ideas with our Allergy-Friendly Halloween Guide.
Pumpkin Patches in Lake County is a guide to all the patches where you can pick-your-own pumpkins in Lake County and Southeast Wisconsin. Find all our pumpkin patch reviews on our Fall fun in Lake County page.
When the fun is over it’s time to chuck those pumpkins. We know where to Toss, Roll, Launch and Compost Pumpkins.
Get lost in one of the area’s Corn Mazes or take the family on a hayride.
Cuddle up with a scary story, we have favorite Halloween Books for Kids – perfectly not-to-spooky for preschoolers.
Halloween lends itself to fun recipes, whether you are looking to use up all that pumpkin or just want something fun to serve for dinner we have a few favorites:
- Mummy Dog Recipe
- Pumpkin Cheesecake French Toast Roll-ups
- Pumpkin Muffins
- Green Franken-Muffins
- Chef Brew’s Sweet and Savory Pumpkin Seeds
- Taffy Apple Salad
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Pumpkin Sugar cookies
Because mom & dad enjoy Halloween too we share some Halloween Wine Pairings with our favorite wine, Diving Rod, paired with your favorite candies.
Find more Halloween Fun in McHenry County and when Halloween is over find all the upcoming holiday fun at Holidays in Lake County.