- Pick a Pumpkin and More at a Local Farm
- Race in the annual FraidyCat 5k
- Upload your Halloween costume pictures
WHAT: This haunted house is created and haunted by Oswego residents out of their garage and front yard. Featuring twists and turns with visits from Chuckie, the Wolfman and other terrifying creatures you can get candy at the end... if you make it through.
WHERE: 317 Barnaby Drive, Oswego
WHEN: Halloween night, Oct. 31 from around 4:00 p.m. till around 9:00 p.m.
HOW MUCH: Free; donations accepted.
WHAT: This underground village is run by creepy clowns and demonic denizens; Screamfield offers "full-scare" and family friendly hauntings.
WHERE: Plainfield Police Department, 14300 S. Coil Plus Dr., Plainfield
WHEN: 6-10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26 (full scare); 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 (family friendly); 5-8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28 (full scare)
HOW MUCH: $5 for ages 7 and up and free to ages 6 and under (family friendly); full-scare haunting is $10 per person. Proceeds benefit the Plainfield District 202 Foundation for Excellence.
WHAT: For the fifth year, Creepside returns to serve up a scary good time — for some good causes.
WHERE: 15416 S. Creekside Dr., Plainfield
WHEN: Dusk to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; dusk to 10 p.m. on weekends
HOW MUCH: Admission cost is a food donation to the Plainfield Interfaith Food Pantry or Help Save Pets
WHAT: With more than 15,000 square feet of haunted labyrinth, frightening mazes, eerie animatronics, 35 rooms and 40 actors will give you a fright. Then check out the 3D haunted attraction Fear Factory.
WHERE: 3440 Odyssey Ct., Naperville
HOW MUCH: $20 for Massacre Haunted House, $23 for Fear Factory 3D
WHAT: Legend has it that two men were maimed and scalded in the basement of a large laundry company. Then they vowed to get even. Dare to enter their basement, which is evidence of their work. Also check out the new 3D Haunted attraction, "Shattered."
WHERE: 42 West New York St., Aurora
HOW MUCH: $25 for both attractions
WHAT: A mad scientist has taken over the museum with his chilling experiments, and he lies in wait for new potential “lab rats”! Housed in the historic post office building along the river, SciTech offers the perfect location for lots of ghoulish activity and spooky scares.
WHERE: 18 West Benton St., Aurora
WHEN: October 26, 27 and 28 from 6 to 10 p.m.
HOW MUCH: $10.00 per person
WHAT: Walk through the elaborate house of horrors designed by brothers Brian and Eric Semplinki – if you dare. But watch out for the monstrous cast of characters awaiting your arrival at the popular Joliet haunt.
WHERE: 602 Western Ave., Joliet
WHEN: 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25 and Sunday, Oct. 28; 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26; 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31 (closed for private event Saturday, Oct. 27)
HOW MUCH: Free; donations accepted
WHAT: Haunted Mansion: "Neglect, anger, rage and suicide are all ingredients in this house's dark secret." Asylum 13: "The patients in this very unlucky mental ward need your assistance in freeing them from their torment."
WHERE: Bolingbrook Sports Dome, 730 N. Bolingbrook Dr., Bolingbrook
HOW MUCH: $20 for both attractions
Haunted Corn Maze
WHAT: During the day, this 10-acre corn maze, which this year commemorates the 100th anniversary of DeKalb County, caters to families. But by night, expect chainsaws, a graveyard and more spooks in the maze. Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for kids 6-12.
WHEN: Traditional hours in October are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Haunted hours will end at 10:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
WHERE: Jonamac Orchard, 19412 Shabbona Rd., Malta
MORE INFO: 815-825-2158