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Things To Do This Weekend October 28-30, 2022

By: Nick Borowitz

Halloween will be upon us shortly! Get the children together and make the final costume adjustments, fill the candy bowls and wear some comfy shoes. These are the things to do this weekend October 28-30, 2022.

Be in the know about the trick or treat hours in the Lake County communities.

There's still time to snap pictures while there for the #LetsSnapLakeContest Photo Contest.


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Fall festivals are the place to be in autumn. Take to the trails of Lake County after enjoying various fares to burn off some of those calories and snap some pictures.

Here are the things to do this weekend October 28-30, 2022.

1. Lincolnshire's Boo Bash in North Park


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Round up the little ghouls, goblins and witches for Lincolnshire’s annual Boo Bash at North Park. The family-friendly Halloween party features a live DJ, a haunted trail, a haunted house, bouncy inflatables, the three-story Titanic slide, a zombie maze, R/C car races, pumpkin decorating and more. The Lincolnshire Police Department, Fire Department and Public Works are on the scene to ensure that kids get their fill of trunk-or-treating from the service vehicles. The Daniel Wright Junior High School band plays catchy tunes and the Lincolnshire Bolts Poms & Dance team spin and tumble to the awe of guests. Renowned magician, The Great Boodini mesmerizes with two shows and occasionally asks for assistance from the crowd. Food trucks are serving fare for purchase while everyone scares up an appetite. Lincolnshire’s annual Boo Bash is free to attend, but donations of non-perishable foods are requested.

Friday, October 28; 5-8 p.m. Admission: free. North Park, 1025 Riverwoods Rd., Lincolnshire.

2. Dracula: A Live Radio Play at Improv Playhouse


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The titular vampire “vants to suck your blood” at Libertyville’s Improv Playhouse. The professional troupe brings to life their interpretation of the 1938 Orson Welles Mercury Radio Theatre production of “Dracula: A Live Radio Play.” Audiences will conjure frightening images of terror as the thespians spin the Bram Stoker classic. Through various sound effects and visual ensembles, guests experience the adventure that radio listeners of the old days could only wish to witness. Improv Playhouse encourages guests to dress in their Halloween best. Guests ages 21 and older may bring their own beverages but must pay a $5 corking fee. Visit or call 847-968-4529 to buy tickets.

Friday-Saturday, October 28-29; Fri.: 8 p.m., Sat.: 7:30 p.m. Admission: $7.50-$25. Improv Playhouse, 735 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville.

3. Svengoolie Meet & Greet at Volo Museum


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Before hitting the haunted trails for trick-or-treating, visit the Volo Museum and meet Svengoolie. Berwyn’s beloved horror-show host donning the top hat and meets guests to sign autographs, make rubber chicken jokes and take photographs. Meeting Svengoolie is free for guests, but regular museum admission prices apply. Get to Volo Museum early because he is there from noon to 2 p.m. Svengoolie airs nationally on MeTV and has run locally for more than 40 years. Don’t forget to visit the rest of the museum and Jurassic Gardens. Volo Museum features 45 exhibits covering various vehicle genres, automotive oddities and iconic Hollywood cars. Jurassic Gardens features animatronic dinosaurs from different eras that move, react and entertain guests when they traverse the exhibit. Visit for tickets and information.

Saturday, October 29; noon-2 p.m. Admission: $12.95-$31.95; children ages five and under are free. Volo Museum, 27582 Volo Village Rd., Volo.

4. Halloween Trick or Treat Trail in Zion


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Give the family car a spooky makeover and cram the little goblins in for Zion’s Halloween Trail of Treats. Candy seekers begin the trail at the Port Shiloh Pool parking lot. Visitors drive through Shiloh Park, where businesses, organizations and public works departments host candy stops and hand out treats. Participants are required to stay inside their vehicles as they cruise through the park. Walk-up bags are available at Kiwanis Shelter at Bethel Boulevard and 27th Street.

Friday, October 28; 4-6 p.m. Admission: free. Port Shiloh Pool, 1501 Shiloh Blvd., Zion.

5. Vernon Hills Fall Fest


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Gather the little monsters for a Halloween extravaganza at Vernon Hills Fall Fest. The spooky festivities are held at the Sullivan Community Center and feature indoor trick-or-treating, a magic show, a black light dance party and the annual costume contest. All guests must register to attend this haunted happening, including the elderly spirits bringing the tiny terrors. Refreshments and snacks are available for purchase while everybody does their best Monster Mash and scares up an appetite. Visit to register for this hallowed gathering.

Friday, October 28; 6-9 p.m. Admission: $5; children ages two and under are free. Sullivan Community Center, 635 N. Aspen Dr., Vernon Hills.

6. Last Weekend of Spooks & Spirits Check-In Challenge


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Toast to the scary-good Lake County makers of craft beer, wines and spirits in the last weekend of the Spooks & Spirits Check-In Challenge. Participants check-in for the challenge via mobile device through October 31 when visiting a participating winery, distillery or brewery. The Visit Lake County Libation Trail campaign is highlighted by Bosacki’s Brewery and Tighthead Brewing Co. in MundeleinCopper Fiddle DistilleryRoaring Table Brewing Co. and Phase Three Brewing Co. in Lake ZurichLight the Lamp Brewery and Glunz Family Winery & Cellars in GrayslakeNightshade and Dark’s Pandemonium BrewingZümbier Brewery and Oppidan Spirits in WaukeganBuffalo Creek Brewing Co. and Valentino Vineyards & Winery in Long GroveHalf Day Brewing Co. and Wright’s Brew and Bistro in LincolnshireMickey Finn’s Brewery in LibertyvilleRavinia Brewing Co. in Highland Park, Side Lot Brewery in Wauconda, North Shore Distillery in Green Oaks, Pazzo di Vino and 28 Mile Distillery Co. in Highwood, Harbor Brewing Co. in Winthrop Harbor, Wild Onion Brewery & Banquets in Lake Barrington, Harbor Brewing Co. and 9th Hour Brewing Co. in Lake Villa, Vigneto del Bino Vineyard and Winery in AntiochLynfred Winery in Wheeling and Highland Park, Liquid Love Brewing Co. in Buffalo Grove and Black Lung Brewing Co. in Round Lake Beach. The grand prize awards one individual a 10-person bus tour sponsored by 95 WIIL ROCK (95.1 WIIL-FM) to visit participating Lake County Libation Trail partners. To be eligible, individuals ages 21 and older must patronize at least three of the breweries, distilleries and wineries on the Lake County Libation Trail within the remaining days. Participants must be ages 21 and older. Visit to register.

Friday-Sunday, October 28-30; Various Lake County breweries, distilleries and wineries.

7. Last Weekend at Didier Farms Pumpkinfest


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Oh my gourd-ness, it’s the last weekend to experience Didier FarmsPumpkinfest and quaint farmstand. The Lincolnshire/Prairie View area farm features edible creations, kid’s rides, an animal land zoo, the final pig races, straw and corn mazes, a pumpkin playland, horse-drawn rides and everyone’s favorite enormous orange berry. New for this year is the “Wheels of Agriculture Game Show,” where participants can test their knowledge of all things farming. After the farmyard fun, walk to Grandma D’s Bake Shop for taffy apples, gourmet eats and sweet fall treats or get lunch at the Pumpkin Patch Café to wrap up the day. Admission to this pumpkin party is free, and all other rides and amusements require tickets that can be purchased for $1 each. Didier Farms Pumpkinfest ends on October 30.

Friday-Sunday, October 28-30; Fri.-Sun.: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission: free. All activities and rides require individual tickets. Didier Farms, 16678 Aptakisic Rd., Lincolnshire.

8. Last Weekend at Six Flags Fright Fest presented by SNICKERS®


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The crypt beckons the ghouls, zombies and ethereal terrors to return to their places of slumber for the last weekend of Six Flags Great America’s Fright Fest presented by SNICKERS®. Indulge in the Gurnee theme park’s haunted houses, roller coasters, scare zones and live shows. The spooky spectacle features musical performances in the streets of Six Flags Great America. New for this year is Kids BOO Fest. The kid-friendly festival keeps the amusements tame during the day. Children can trick or treat on the Character Candy Trail, navigate through a hay maze and jive in the Monster Bash Dance Party. When the clock strikes 6 p.m., creatures adorned in ghoulish garb roam the park while spooking people walking in the scare zones. There are six haunted houses, each one with a unique theme. The haunted houses require an extra pass and the park entrance fee. After 6 p.m., the festivities are geared toward individuals ages 13 and older. While in the park, try a variety of craft and seasonal beers complemented by German-inspired fare for Oktoberfest Food Festival. Visit the Mooseburger Patio on select dates to sample a variety of entrees, appetizers, desserts and snacks. Oktoberfest Food Festival at Six Flags Great America goes through November 13. Visit for performance times, tickets, haunted house and additional information. Fright Fest presented by SNICKERS® runs through Halloween.

Friday-Sunday, October 28-30; Fri.: 5-11 p.m., Sat.: 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Sun.: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Admission: Starts at $55, haunted attractions require separate admission. Six Flags Great America, 1 Great America Pkwy., Gurnee.

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There's still time to visit local haunts in the Spooks & Spirits Check-In Challenge. Don't forget to take pictures when visiting a participating location for the #LetsSnapLakeContest Photo Contest.

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