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Trick or Treat Hours in Lake County 2021

By: Jonathan Jones

O trick or treat, O trick or treat. How lovely are thine satchels?

Maybe that wasn’t the proper lyrics, season or equipment, but it’s that time of year 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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For if your neighbors refrain from providing tasty treats, these children have don’t have a care in the world and will proceed to embarrass you in front of the whole community by removing your undergarments. So if you want our advice, give the kiddies the candy they deserve.

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Here are your trick or treat hours in Lake County

Trick or Treat Hours in Lake County


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Village of Antioch: October 31; 3-7 p.m. Downtown Antioch: TBA

Village of Deerfield: October 31; 3-7 p.m. Downtown Deerfield: October 23; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Deerfield-Bannockburn-Riverwoods Chamber Hours: October 23; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Village of Fox Lake: October 31; 4-8 p.m. Halloween Howl in Fox Lake: October 25; 4-7 p.m.

Village of Grayslake: October 31; 4-7 p.m. Downtown Grayslake: October 30; 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Village of Gurnee: October 31; 2-5 p.m. Trick or Treat Path at Viking Park; October 16; 1-3:45 p.m.

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

Village of Libertyville: October 31; 4-8 p.m. MainStreet Libertyville October 29: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.


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Village of Lincolnshire: October 31; 4-8 p.m.

Historic Downtown Long Grove: October 29; 2-5 p.m. Scarecrow Day: October 9; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. INFO» Pet Costume Parade: October 24; 11 a.m. INFO» Halloween Town: Now-October 29 INFO»

Village of Mundelein: October 31; 4-8 p.m. Boo Bash Trunk-or-Treat: October 23; 2-5 p.m. INFO»

Village of Vernon Hills: October 31; 4-8 p.m. Hawthorn Mall Drive-thru Trick or Treat: Vernon Hills Park District Trucks, Trunks & Treats: October 16;  11 a.m.-1 p.m.

City of Waukegan: October 31; 2-5 p.m. Jack Benny for the Arts Sugar Skull/Calaveritas de Azucar Workshops: Through October 16; noon-2 p.m. INFO» Life-Sized Candyland at Waukegan Library: October 20; 5-6 p.m. INFO» Sonesta Trunk or Treat: October 27; 4-7 p.m.INFO» Waukegan Park District's Spooky Party Treat; October 22; 6-7 p.m. INFO» Waukegan Park District Trick or Treat Trail: October 30; 1-3 p.m. INFO»

City of Zion: October 31; 2-5 p.m. Trail of Treats Drive-Thru hosted by the Zion Park District: October 29; 4-6 p.m. INFO»

Other Trick or Treat Hours in Lake County 2021


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Trick or Treat Family Events

The Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival (October 8-10)


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This festival has pumpkins stacked to the sky. So get into the spirit with your friend Jack while holding a lantern and journey to Highwood for the Great Pumpkin Festival. Once again, the festival will be jam-packed with daily events, various food and drink vendors, a carnival, live tunes, hayrides, pony rides, pumpkin carving, massive pumpkin displays, nightly pumpkin lightings, a parade, Superhero 5K/10K and other festivities. The live entertainment includes Petty Kings, a Tom Petty cover band and an HGTV demo.

Jenneration MX Motocross Trick or Treat in the Pits at the Lake County Fairgrounds and Event Center (Oct. 8-10)


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Get your motor running, blip the throttle and gear up for some racing. The Lake County Fairgrounds and Event Center hosts Jenneration MX Motocross Moto-Toberfest. Being right in the hotbed of the Midwest motocross scene, Jenneration MX is bringing in excitement for the whole family. On Friday and Saturday, the pits will open for trick-or-treating at intermission. View these talented, young daredevils as these bikers race at rapid speeds, and for this edition of the race series, some riders will be dressed in costume.  The event showcases live tunes from former MX rider Tim Smith and the High Rollers.

Halloween Hoopla in Deerfield (Select Days through Oct. 23)


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What’s all of the hubbub happening in Deerfield? The village’s park district is hosting its annual Halloween Hoopla, and with the ongoing public health crisis, Deerfield parks and rec has split this spooky event into a four-part series. This weekend, the hoopla is highlighted by their Family Fun Fest at Jewett Park, featuring balloon twisters, Halloween-themed arts and crafts, airbrush tattoos and prepackaged Halloween treats. Other events include pumpkin decorating, haunted ceramics and a haunted hustle and monster dash (5K or a one-mile run – including a costume contest)

Halloween Hikes at Ryerson Conservation Area (Oct. 22-23)


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It's spooky season, so you don't want to get caught out in the wilderness alone...right? You and your crew can experience the Lake County Forest Preserve family tradition of Ryerson Conservation Area's Halloween Hikes in Riverwoods. Trek along a guided, candlelit path that offers nature-themed skits for the family. The hour-long hikes will be followed by donuts and cider in front of the fire. This program doesn't you the creeps, so preschoolers are welcome. Hikers are encouraged to wear a costume and hiking boots.

Fall Bash at Deer Park Town Center (Oct. 23)


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Trick-or-treating and shopping go together like candy and costumes. Deer Park Town Center's Fall Bash is highlighted by a dance party with Bob the DJ and magic shows, a  minim pumpkin decorating, a balloon artist, costumed characters and entertainers, a live pumpkin carving and sand sculpturing and more.

Mundelein Boo Bash Trunk or Treat (Oct. 23)


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Treat or trunk, smell my truck, give me something good to munch. Dress up 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 Joe+Dough food truck will be in attendance providing donuts and coffee for purchase.

Halloween Howl in Fox Lake (Oct. 25)


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Oooowoooo, werewolves of Fox Lake. The Fox Lake Police Department hosts this wonderful family ghoulish event just once a year. The howl is highlighted by a meet and greet with Fox Lake's finest, delectable treats and hot dogs, kiddie activities and hayrides.

Lincolnshire Annual Boo Bash (October 29)


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Families will flock to Lincolnshire’s North Park for the village’s beloved Boo Bash. The Halloween-themed event will feature a haunted trail/house, pumpkin decorating, games, a live DJ, a bounce house, a gigantic slide, food trucks, laser tag, a photo booth and more. The community festival is suitable for all ages and is free to attend.

Vernon Hills Fall Fest (October 29)


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Visit Vernon Hills as the festival features family fun for all. Attendees will enjoy indoor trick or treating, balloon art, a black light dance party and the annual costume party. Register early as tickets go fast. Admission costs $3 per person, children ages two and under receive free entry.

For more information about trick or treat hours and the spooks and spirits of Lake County, continue here.

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