Top 5 Halloween Things To Do in Lake County 2023

By: Stephanie Wylie 10/19/2023

Embrace the enchanting spirit of Halloween in Lake County! As the autumn leaves fall and the crisp air sets in, it's time to embark on a thrilling journey through the county's spookiest delights. In this blog post, we'll unravel the top five Halloween experiences that Lake County has to offer.





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From navigating intricate corn mazes on charming fall farms to braving haunted attractions that will send shivers down your spine, we'll guide you through the eerie alleys of Fright Fest and the mysterious realms of the Spooks & Spirits Check-in Challenge. Prepare to indulge in the warm flavors of fall drinks and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of autumn festivals. Get ready for a spine-chilling adventure, where the supernatural meets the spectacular in Lake County!

1. Getting Lost in Fun: Navigating mazes at Didier & Richardson Farms





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Experience the wonder of intricate mazes at Richardson Adventure Farm & Corn Maze, boasting the world's largest corn maze for over 20 years. Spanning 33 acres in Spring Grove, this farm features 11 miles of trails and much more than just mazes; experience zip lines, pumpkin patches, Zorbing rides, live pig races and a range of family-friendly activities. Meanwhile, Happy Times Pumpkinfest at Didier Farms in Lincolnshire/Prairie View offers delightful hayrides, pony rides, exotic petting zoos and thrilling corn mazes, all complemented by delectable treats from Grandma D’s Bake Shop. Both farms promise unforgettable autumn experiences, and are open until October 29.

Didier Farms, 16678 W. Aptakisic Rd., Lincolnshire. Richardson Adventure & Corn Maze, 909 English Prairie Rd., Spring Grove.

2. Unleash the Fear at Fright Fest Presented by SNICKERS® at Six Flags Great America





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Unveil the thrills of Six Flags Fright Fest in Lake County! Halloween takes over the Gurnee amusement park on select days through October 31, offering a season-long extravaganza of terror. Experience spine-tingling haunted attractions, electrifying live shows and eerie mazes as Six Flags transforms into a haunted wonderland. With 17 thrilling coasters, 10 scare zones, eight spooktacular shows and six haunted houses, brace yourself for the ultimate Halloween adventure. Experience “the thrills by day and the frights by night” as we unravel the frightful delights awaiting you at Fright Fest.

Six Flags Great America, 1 Great America Parkway, Gurnee.

3. Haunting Tales and Spooky Trails: Unveiling Lake County's Supernatural Secrets





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Embrace the Spook: Lake County's haunted attractions Unveiled! Delve into the heart-pounding scares of Realm of Terror at Kristof’s Entertainment Center, where you can encounter true terror! Experience Fright Fest presented by SNICKERS® at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, where ghouls, zombies, and haunted houses lurk around every corner. Seek the truth behind chilling legends at Devil's Gate in Libertyville, Cuba Road in Long Grove and Barrington and the haunted Karcher Hotel in Waukegan. Explore the eerie realms of the White Cemetery in Barrington, where glowing orbs and mysterious voices abound. Plus, don’t miss Lake County’s spine-chilling events, including Spooks & Spirits: Lake County Autumn Celebration, Ghost Walk in Historic Downtown Long Grove and ZombieWauk in Waukegan. Prepare for a month of hair-raising thrills and supernatural mysteries in Lake County!

4. Sip, Savor and Spook: Join the Spooks and Spirits Check-in Challenge!





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Indulge your senses in Lake County’s Spooks and Spirits Check-In Challenge, where the thrill of haunted attractions meets the delight of fall libations! Participating is easy—simply check in at five or more stops on the Lake County Libation Trail between now and October 31 for a chance to win a a 95 WIIL ROCK party bus with you and nine friends visiting three wineries, distilleries and/or breweries of your choice. And speaking of libations, don't miss our Fall Libations Blog, guiding you through the most tantalizing flavors of the season. Discover the magic of Black Lung Brewing's Oktoberfest, the velvety richness of Bosacki's Brewery's Oatmeal Stout, the invigorating blend of coffee and beer in Broken Tee Brewing Co.'s Dew Sweeper and more. With over 30 participating venues, the Lake County Libation Trail promises an unforgettable journey through the region's finest brews, wines and spirits. Raise your glass and let the festivities begin!

5. Fall for Fun: Enchanting Festivals That Capture the Essence of Autumn





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Step into the enchanting world of fall festivities in Lake County! The season's bewitching box socials are here, and Lake County is your magical host. Immerse yourself in the Halloween spirit at one of our spooktacular festivals, where scares and fun collide for a hauntingly good time!

"Boo"nus Frights: Spooky Surprises Await at Every Turn





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Dive into the Halloween spirit with creative crafting sessions or unwind with cozy bonfires under the starlit sky, adding a touch of warmth to the spooky season. Explore local haunted history tours or indulge in seasonal culinary adventures, making your Halloween experience more diverse and unforgettable.

Trick or Treat Hours in Lake County 





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In this delightful time of the year, young explorers’ journey from house to house, sharing their playful tricks and stories with neighbors. A sugary tribute ensures their mischief remains harmless; a refusal might invite unforeseen capers. Our advice: indulge their sweet cravings and watch as their mischievous escapades vanish into thin air.

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