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Trick or Treat Hours in Lake County 2022

By: Nick Borowitz

Trick or treat! Dust off the candy bags and buckets. Snip off stray strands from the costumes. And most of all for the parents, wear a nice pair of sneakers for walking! These are the trick or treat hours in Lake County 2022.

It’s that time when your youngsters go door-to-door in the neighborhood and demand people to smell their feet and provide their taste buds with some nourishing sugar treats.

 

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While out and about, snap some pics of the little ghouls and goblins for the #LetsSnapLakeCounty Photo Contest! Participants have the opportunity to win a prize. The contest goes through October 31.

Spooks & Spirits: Lake County, IL Autumn Celebration, has something for everyone. Don’t forget to take part in the 10-Day Check-In Challenge. Brewers, wine and spirit enthusiasts can check in for the October challenge via mobile device. The 10-Day Check-In Challenge and The Spooks and Spirits: Lake County, Illinois Autumn Celebration runs through Halloween.

Check out the seasonal festivals that Lake County has to offer. Check these spots out when looking for that ideal autumn photoshoot. Get lost in a corn maze and pick a pumpkin for the spookiest day of the year.

These are the trick or treat hours in Lake County 2022.

Trick or Treat Hours in Lake County 2022

 

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Village of Antioch: October 31; 4-7 p.m. Harvest Fest Treat The Streets in Downtown Antioch: October 22; Noon-2 p.m. INFO»

Village of Deerfield: October 31; 3:30-7 p.m. Downtown Deerfield: October 23; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. INFO»

Village of Fox Lake: October 31; 4-7 p.m. Halloween Howl in Fox Lake: October 24; 4-7 p.m. INFO»

Village of Grayslake: October 31; 4-7 p.m. Grayslake Park District Pumpkin Fest: October 15; 5:30-7:30 p.m. INFO» Downtown Grayslake: October 29; 11 a.m.-1 p.m. INFO»

Village of Gurnee: October 30; 2-5 p.m. Warren Special Recreation Association Trunk or Treat: October 23; 1-2 p.m. or 2:30-3:30 p.m. INFO» Boo Bash at Gurnee Mills: October 27; 5-7 p.m. INFO» Howl-o-Ween at Great Wolf Lodge Illinois: Through October 31 INFO»

Village of Lake Zurich: October 31; 3-8 p.m.

 

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Village of Libertyville: October 31; 4-8 p.m. MainStreet Libertyville: October 29; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. INFO» Trick or Treat on the Farm at Lambs Farm: October 29; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. INFO»

Village of Lincolnshire: October 31; 4-8 p.m. Lincolnshire Boo Bash: October 28; 5-8 p.m. INFO»

Historic Downtown Long Grove: October 29; 2-5 p.m. DIY Scarecrow Day: October 8; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. INFO»

Village of Mundelein: October 31; 4-8 p.m. Boo Bash Trunk or Treat: October 22; 3-7.m. INFO» Mundelein Farmers Market Trunk or Treat: October 22; 2-5 p.m. INFO» Loch Lomond Lake Trunk or Treat and Chili Cook-Off: October 29; 4-6 p.m. INFO»

Village of Vernon Hills: October 31; 4-8 p.m. Boo Bash at Sullivan Community Center: October 14; 5:30-7:30 p.m. INFO» Vernon Hills Trucks, Trunks, and Treats: October 15; 11 a.m.-1 p.m. INFO» Halloween Costume Party at Whirlyball: October 22; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. INFO» Halloween Walk - GO Vernon Hills: October 26; 6-6:30 p.m. INFO» Vernon Hills Fall Fest: October 28; 6-9 p.m. INFO» Hawthorn Spooktacular: October 29; 10 a.m.-noon INFO»

City of Waukegan: October 30; 2-5 p.m. Jack Benny Center for the Arts Sugar Skull/Calaveritas de Azucar Workshops: October 8-15; 10 a.m.-noon INFO» Sonesta Trunk or Treat at Sonesta Simple Suites Chicago-Waukegan: October 23; 4-7 p.m. INFO» Waukegan Park District Trick or Treat Trail: October 29; 1-2:30 p.m. INFO»

City of Zion: October 30; 2-5 p.m. Trail of Treats hosted by the Zion Park District at Shiloh Park: October 28; 4-6 p.m. INFO»

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Haunted Halloween Happenings!

Fright Fest presented by SNICKERS® at Six Flags Great America (Through October 31)

 

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Thrills and chills abound at Six Flags Great America with Fright Fest presented by SNICKERS®. Indulge in the theme park’s haunted houses, roller coasters and scare zones. 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. The family will work up an appetite while riding coasters, getting scared silly and dancing for the street shows. Grab a bite to eat at Six Flags Great America’s Oktoberfest Food Festival. The all-new smorgasbord is the perfect place to sit back with authentic German cuisine and beverages while listening to traditional music on the Mooseburger Patio in Yukon Territory. When the clock strikes 6 p.m., creatures adorned in ghoulish garb roam the park while spooking people walking through the scare zones. There are six haunted houses, each with its 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. Visit SixFlags.com for performance times, tickets, haunted house and additional information. Fright Fest presented by SNICKERS®, runs on select days through Halloween.

Howl-o-Ween at Great Wolf Lodge Illinois (Through October 31)

 

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Have yourself a scary good time this Howl-O-Ween at the Great Wolf Lodge Illinois. Why let Halloween come once a day this year? Get the wolf pack together and visit the Gurnee attraction for their Howl-o-Ween experience! They feature spooktacular special events and unmissable treats for the entire family. Bring your costumes and scare up joyful memories between September 30 and October 31. All of the Howl-o-Ween events are included with an overnight stay. Download their Great Wolf App for their daily schedule of events throughout the month, including:

Jack-o’-Lantern World at Paulus Park in Lake Zurich (Through October 30)

 

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Lake Zurich is celebrating lighted pumpkins at Paulus Park. Jack-O’-Lantern World takes over the park starting Friday. The fantastic visual of thousands of illuminated, hand-carved pumpkins by over 50 local artisans is a unique seasonal sight. This orange-fruit display showcases a three-fourths mile trail highlighted by 17 immersive themed worlds of the jack-o’-lanterns. The event runs on select days through Halloween, and visitors must register online at TheJackoLanternWorld.com for their timeslots.

Didier Farms Pumpkinfest (Through October 31)

 

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Didier Farms annual Pumpkinfest provides extravagant memories from the Lincolnshire/Prairie View Farm. The farm favorite features hayrides, pony rides, camel rides, kiddie rides, an exotic petting zoo, a parakeet exhibit, a corn maze and pig races. Don’t forget to visit Grandma D’s Bake Shop for scrumptious pies, cookies, fudge, homemade apple cider, kettle corn and pumpkin donuts. The farm’s doors are open through Halloween.

Richardson Adventure Farm Corn Maze (Through October 30)

 

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Richardson Adventure Farm is known for having the world’s most massive corn maze. The Spring Grove area spans 33 acres of land and is equipped with 11 miles of trails. This year, Richardson Adventure Farm’s corn maze theme celebrates the 60th anniversary of the “James Bond” movie series. Besides the renowned maze, the Adventure Farm features another five mazes, a zip line, a pumpkin patch, ORBiting rides (a ride inside a giant 11-football), live pig races, a wooded picnic area, free campfires, pedal carts, pedal trikes, a goat farm, a corn cabin and wagon rides. Other activities have separate admissions.

Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival and Skeleton Invasion (October 7-9)

 

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Visit downtown Highwood for one of the largest pumpkin festivals in Lake County. Friday of this pumpkin bonanza features trick-or-treating throughout the festival grounds between 4-6 p.m. This free festival has a massive selection of fun activities, including food trucks, pumpkin treats in all shapes and sizes, musical performances, carnival rides, pumpkin carving, an arts and crafts fair, hay rides and much more.

Fall Fest at Brothers' Field (October 8)

 

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The free autumn Fall Fest at Brothers' Field in Long Grove features live music, pumpkin painting, tractor rides, crafts for kids and cotton candy. The tiki bar is open, and the Chatterbox Food Truck provides snacks for purchase.

Sugar Skull Workshops at Jack Benny Center for the Arts (October 8-15)

 

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The Waukegan Park District is partnering with Sugar Skulls Xilotl (formerly Academia Cultural Xilotl) to celebrate Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead)! They are hosting the Sugar Skull Workshops and a community celebration at the Jack Benny Center for the Arts in Waukegan. Día de Muertos is a celebration of the lives of the deceased and has origins in Mexico. The holiday is traditionally celebrated throughout Latin America. The event will feature altar exhibits, art vendors, food, music, dance presentations, and sugar skull workshops.

Ghost Stories Plus! at Volo Bog State Natural Area (October 8-9)

Experience the spookier side of this beautiful area and hear tales that could be true or just fun to listen to. Which is which? Well, you’ll have to be there when the sun sets. Jim May of The Friends of Volo Bog will tell tales about the Haunted Woods and more. Autumn refreshments are available for sale in the Visitor Center to keep you from becoming parched!

Halloween Hoopla in Deerfield (Select Dates Though October 22)

 

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What’s all of the hubbub happening in Deerfield? The village’s park district is hosting its annual Halloween Hoopla. This celebration is broken into three parts to make the most of the spookiest month of the year. The hoopla kicks off this weekend and is highlighted by pumpkin decorating, food, games and autumn arts & crafts. Other events include pumpkin decorating, haunted ceramics and a haunted hustle and monster dash (5K or a one-mile run - including a costume contest).

Night of 1,000 Jack-o-Lanterns at Chicago Botanic Garden (October 12-23)

 

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More than 1,000 hand-carved pumpkins, some as large as 150 pounds, will light up the night at the Chicago Botanic Garden's Halloween event. This night of one thousand glowing pumpkins in the crisp fall air will make kids and adults alike laugh with enjoyment. As you stroll the sanctuary, refreshments and seasonal fares will be served along the character path.

Grayslake Park District Pumpkin Fest (October 13)

 

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Bring the family to Central Park in Grayslake for the annual Pumpkin Fest. The celebration features hay rides, bounce houses, a costume contest and a character path with trick-or-treating. Bring the family dog dressed up in a costume for the Save-a-Pet Fall Fun Walk. Registration is $25 for participants, and kids 12 and under are free.

Boo Bash at The Vernon Hills Park District Sullivan Community Center (October 14)

 

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Calling all ghosts and goblins to spend a spooktacular evening at the Vernon Hills Park District Sullivan Community Center. Kids experience making ghost goop, creating flying ghost art and more Halloween crafts. Admission for registered participants is $25, and participants on the day of the event will have to pay $31.

ZombieWauk in Waukegan (October 15)

 

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Fill your artistic void with the ever-extravagant monthly ArtWauk in downtown Waukegan, with a different aesthetic in October. ArtWauk gets downright spooky during the Halloween season and transforms into ZombieWauk. The ghoulish event features masons of sculpting, film, theatre, comedy, paints, tunes, fare and more.

A Fairy Halloween at Brother's Field (October 15)

 

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Visit Brothers' Field in Historic Downtown Long Grove for a Halloween-theme fairy tale festival. This fall celebration features a princess show, meet and greet, arts and crafts, hay rides, haunted wagon rides, food, music and more.

Trucks, Trunks and Treats at Vernon Hills Family Aquatic Center (October 15)

 

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Visit the Vernon Hills Park District Family Aquatic Center in Vernon Hills for a traditional touch-a-truck experience with a Halloween touch. Kids can show off their costumes while strolling the aisles of the trucks. Kids need to bring their own bags to get candy from the drivers of the vehicles. There is a hay ride and families can bring their dogs, too! Admission costs $3, and children two years and under are free.

Halloween Spook-Tacular at Brothers' Field (October 21)

 

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Visit Brothers' Field for their family-friendly Halloween party! Visitors will witness the beauty of ballroom dancing as it is performed by the students and professionals of Fred Astaire Dance Studio. Experience the Cha-Cha, Waltz, Foxtrot and more. As always, the tiki bar will be open for business.

Halloween Hikes at Ryerson Conservation Area (October 21-22)

 

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Bring the family to Lake County Forest Preserves District’s long-standing tradition of the Halloween Hikes! Join a guided group hike along a candlelit path in Ryerson Woods to watch fun nature-themed skits, followed by donuts and cider in front of a fire in a log cabin. This Halloween program is in no way, shape or form scary, so even the family’s youngest members will have fun. Hikes last 90 minutes, and each group departs in 30-minute intervals. The candlelit path is approximately one-and-a-half miles long.

Día de Muertos/Day of the Dead at the Jack Benny Center for The Arts (October 22)

 

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In Mexico, people visit their loved ones in the cemetery and decorate gravesites with Cempaxúchitl or Marigold flowers, candles, toys, bottles of favorite drinks and food as offerings. The Waukegan center keeps the tradition alive on Lake County soil with its own Día de Muertos celebration. This family-friendly cultural fest features Mariachi, altar exhibits, dancing, face painting, decorating sugar skulls and so much more.

Fall Bash at Deer Park Town Center (October 22)

 

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Trick-or-treating and treating yourself (get it?) go together like candy and a pumpkin-shaped bag on Halloween. Visit Deer Park Town Center with your family for their Fall Bash. This free celebration features a dance party, magic shows, pumpkin decorating, balloon art, characters and entertainers, a live pumpkin carving demonstration and photos with a Lake Zurich Fire Department truck.

Halloween Family Costume Party at WhirlyBall (October 22)

 

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Whirlyball in Vernon Hills is hosting a family-friendly Halloween costume contest. When you purchase a ticket, you get access to bottomless WhirlyBall, laser tag and pop-up games during the spooky event. The admission price also features the Pivot Room Buffett. Fare includes pizza, cheeseburger sliders, chicken bites, mac & cheese bites and assorted desserts.

Harvest Fest in Antioch (October 22)

 

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Gather the family together and go to downtown Antioch for the Harvest Fest. This festival features pumpkin rolls, a costume contest, weiner dog races and kid's games. There will be bounce houses and hay rides for all to partake in. Food trucks will be there selling delicious drinks and tasty grub. The bandshell in downtown Antioch will have live music to dance to.

Mundelein Boo Bash (October 22)

 

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Rock out in your spookiest threads as the Mundelein Park District hosts its annual Boo Bash Trunk or Treat event. The festivities are highlighted by a giant pumpkin bounce house, carnival games, a pumpkin patch, a storybook walk and more. Get some early Halloween treats and a food truck will be in attendance providing refreshments and snacks for purchase.

Fox Lake Halloween Howl (October 24)

 

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Visit the Fox Lake Police Department for their annual Halloween Howl! The police department hosts this ghoulish gathering every year, and it features a meet and greet, treats, hot dogs, activities for children and hayrides. The spooky bash is free to attend for all ages.

Special Needs Trick or Treat at Round Lake Beach Cultural and Civic Center (October 25)

Visit the Round Lake Beach Cultural and Civic Center for a night of trick-or-treating exclusively for individuals with sensitive physical or intellectual needs and their families. This experience features a fun night with candy, snacks, and fun Halloween activities. Their goal is to provide a stress-free environment where the whole family can enjoy Halloween festivities. This is a safe, indoor and accessible experience for families with sensitive needs.

Halloween Walk - GO Vernon Hills (October 26)

 

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Go on an evening walk with other ghosts and goblins at the Century Park Pavilion in Vernon Hills. Ghouls, witches and goblins of all ages are invited to dress up in their Halloween costumes. Bring your leashed dogs, too. Join Vernon Hills Park District staff on a 30-minute/two-mile walk around the park. They light up the path with glow sticks, too (provided). Meet at the Century Park Pavilion at 6 p.m.

Gurnee Mills Boo Bash (October 27)

 

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Visit Gurnee Mills for an evening of trick or treat fun. Get some shopping n as your little ghouls and goblins collect candy throughout the shopping destination. The free bash includes family-friendly activities, a selfie station and plenty of candy.

Lincolnshire Annual Boo Bash (October 28)

 

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Visit North Park in Lincolnshire for the delightfully spooky annual Boo Bash! This experience features pumpkin decorating, a photo booth, a haunted house/trail, balloon animals, face painting, trick-or-treating opportunities, refreshments and more. The community festival is free to attend and all ages will love the haunted shindig.

Vernon Hills Fall Fest (October 28)

 

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Bring out your ghosts and goblins for the spooktacular Vernon Hills Fall Fest. The haunted gathering features indoor trick-or-treating, balloon art, a black light party and the annual costume contest. This Halloween bonanza is held at the Vernon Hills Park District Sullivan Community Center and features refreshments available for purchase. This experience sells out quickly, so purchase your tickets early. Admission costs $5 per person, and children ages two and under are free.

Halloween Spooktacular at Hawthorn Mall (October 29)

 

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Bring the kiddos to Hawthorn Mall for their annual Spooktacular! Each kid receives a Halloween bucket and a cookie. There will be costumed characters around the mall, each one with special candy treats. The spooky special features face painting, balloon twisting, pumpkin painting and a showing of the movie "Addams Family Two." Register for the event here.

Spooky Skate at Top Shelf Ice Arena (October 29)

Join Top Shelf Ice Arena inside Gurnee Mills for the first-ever Spooky Skate! They encourage costumes for public skating and feature a costume contest, raffle, food and drink specials and more. All ages are welcome for this spooky spectacle on ice.

Trick-or-Treat on the Farm at Lambs Farm (October 29)

 

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Visit Lambs Farm and trick or treat with their favorite Farmyard friends! Kids and adults alike learn about all kinds of animals at their meet & greets. Experience the delicious cookies and apple cider that is available for purchase. Children will also receive festive toys and henna tattoos during the celebration. Don't forget to stop at the Magnolia Cafe and Bakery and pick up treats to bring home.

Bobby's Spooktacular Halloween Brunch and Dinner (October 30)

 

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Let your kid show off their costume during the day while you enjoy a spooktacular brunch. The Halloween brunch features spooky specials, games and costume contests for children. Bobby's Halloween Dinner features a four-course meal that requires reservations. There will be a fortune teller and costumes are encouraged. Visit BobbysDeerfield.com for information and to register for the events.


For more experiences beyond the trick or treat hours in Lake County 2022, click here. #LetsSnapLakeCounty Photo Contest has multiple categories to compete in and chances to win a $100 VISA gift card.

The 10-Day Check-In Challenge is for the October brew, wine and spirit enthusiasts. Spooks & Spirits: Lake IL, Autumn Celebration has something for everyone! Both the 10-Day Check-In Challenge and Spooks & Spirits goes through October 31.



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