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n Glass Pumpkin Patch

Oct. 13-16

Morton Arboretum

4100 Route 53, Lisle

(630) 968-0074

https://www.mortonarb.org

The Morton Arboretum’s 12th annual Glass Pumpkin Patch features demonstrations by artists as they turn bits of glass into stunning molten pumpkin masterpieces. Guests also can visit the Halloween tent to find enchanting and frightful works of art to decorate the home and garden. Glass pumpkins are available for sale from 1 p.m. Oct. 14 to 5 p.m. Oct. 16. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: free with timed admission of $16 for adults, $14 for seniors, $11 for kids ages 2-17 and free for those 2 and younger.

n Friday Fright Film Night

Oct. 14

Hinsdale Public Library

20 E. Maple St.

(630) 986-1976

https://www.hinsdalelibrary.info

Experience a frightful film on a Friday night at the library — “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.” Snacks will be provided. Time: 4 to 6 p.m. RR

n Fall Family Fest

Oct. 15

Hinsdale Middle School

100 S. Garfield St.

Dress in costume and join in on a free day of fun for all ages, with a costume contest, pumpkin decorating (pumpkins free for first 500 attendees), inflatables and entertainment. Stop by The Hinsdalean booth to have a professional photo taken and check in at the Hinsdale Chamber of Commerce table for costume judging from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (winners announced at 2 p.m.) Trick-or-treat at participating downtown businesses from noon to 3 p.m. The event is sponsored by the village, the Hinsdale Public Library, The Community House, the chamber and The Hinsdalean. Time: 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

n All Hallows Eve

Oct. 14-15

Naper Settlement

523 S. Webster St. Naperville

(630) 420-6010

https://www.napersettlement.org

Monsters, witches and werewolves have escaped their homes on the pages of favorite Halloween stories and are running loose on the grounds of Naper Settlement. Experience All Hallows Eve like never before with a newly reimagined lineup of outdoor activities and performances designed for families with kids 16 and younger. Time: 6:30 to 10 p.m. Tickets: $20.

n Fall Color Walk

Oct. 16 & 22

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center

12545 W. 111th St., Lemont

https://www.fpdcc.com

(630) 257-2045

Enjoy a leisurely nature walk with the family to see fall colors. Time: 1 p.m. RR

n Trunk or Treat

Oct. 20

Zion Lutheran ECEC

204 S. Grant St., Hinsdale

(630) 323-0065

Join the Zion early childhood education program for costumes, chili and candy at this annual event. Time: 5 to 7 p.m.

n Howlin’ at the Moon

Oct. 21-22

Naper Settlement

523 S. Webster St. Naperville

(630) 420-6010

https://www.napersettlement.org

Come dressed in costume and enjoy thrilling performances and attractions at this annual event for adults 21 and older. Howl along with live music, feast your fangs into local cuisine from the Food Truck Graveyard and quench your undying thirst at the Boooze Bar. Other attractions include a Moonlight Market, Dark Art Gallery, costume contest, fire dancers, liquid lights show, contortionist, magician and more. Time: 5 to 10 p.m. Cost: $20. RR, MD

n Cider and Ale Festival

Oct. 22

Morton Arboretum

4100 Route 53, Lisle

(630) 968-0074

https://www.mortonarb.org

Savor 20 3-ounces samples of hard cider and seasonal beers selected from more than 30 local breweries and cideries. Breathe in the fresh autumn air and stroll among the trees while sipping and enjoying live music from the AD3 Trio from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tasting booths will be spread out along the Meadow Lake, Frost Hill and Conifer walking paths. Ticket purchasers must be 21 or older. Time: 1 to 4 p.m., noon to 4 p.m. for VIP guests. Tickets: $60, $70 for VIP. RR, MD

n Pumpkin Night Hike for Families

Oct. 22

Fullersburg Woods

3609 Spring Road, Oak Brook

(630) 933-7248

https://www.dupageforest.org

Use jack-o-lanterns to light the way on a self-guided night hike, with a Halloween-themed scavenger hunt for kids to complete and a treat at the end. Hikes leave every 15 minutes. The program is for all ages; those under 18 must be with an adult. Time: 5:30 to 9 p.m. Cost: $10, free for 3 and younger. RR

n Halloween Spooktacular

Oct. 22-23

McAninch Arts Center

College of DuPage

421 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn

(630) 942-4000

https://www.atthemac.org

This bewitching New Philharmonic performance features classic musical treats — from Bach, Stokowskis, Berlioz, Wanger and Offenbach and popular films — and ghoulishly fun costumes. Audience members are welcome to wear their own spooky costumes. Time: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22, 3 p.m. Oct. 23. Tickets: $53.

n Corn Harvest

Oct. 22-23 & 29-30

Kline Creek Farm

1N600 County Farm Road, West Chicago

(630) 876-5900

https://www.dupageforest.org

Experience life as a field hand while helping to harvest this year’s corn crop, which will feed the farm’s livestock throughout the year and provide seed for next year’s plantings. Learn about the importance of this crop to farmers in the 1890s and today. The program is for all ages; those under 18 must be with an adult. Time: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

n Halloween Party

Oct. 23

Hinsdale Public Library

20 E. Maple St.

(630) 986-1976

https://www.hinsdalelibrary.info

Different stations will be set up around the children’s department with Halloween-themed games and crafts. Costumes are encouraged at this party for all ages. Time: 2 to 4 p.m.

n Boo! at the Zoo

Weekends through Oct. 23

Brookfield Zoo

3300 Golf Road

(708) 688-8400

http://www.czs.org/booatthezoo

Zoogoers of all ages can enjoy creatures, memorable photo opportunities, sweet treats and fall fun at this annual event. Enjoy the “Crazed Maize” corn maze or take a spin on the carousel with its Halloween-themed decorations. Seasonal fall food and drinks are on sale at the food carts around the zoo. Watch animals play with and eat pumpkin treats, enjoy special zoo chats and receive goodies from Ferrara candy when exiting the park. Time: 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. activities, zoo open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission: $24.95, $17.95 for kids 3-11, $19.95 for seniors plus $15 parking.

n Thrills and Chills Book Club

Oct. 25

Hinsdale Public Library

20 E. Maple St.

(630) 986-1976

https://www.hinsdalelibrary.info

Readers who dare are invited to read “City of Ghosts” by Victoria Schwab. Time: 7 to 8 p.m. RR

n Lantern-Lit Halloween Hike

Oct. 28-29

St. James Farm

2S541 Winfield Road, Warrenville

(630) 933-7248

https://www.dupageforest.org

Experience a 2-mile self-guided lantern-lit walk along the trails, ending with haunted conversation around the fire and decorated buildings. The program is for ages 12 and up; those under 18 must be with an adult. Hikes leave every 15 minutes. Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost: $10. RR

n OAKtober Walk

Oct. 30

St. James Farm

2S541 Winfield Road, Warrenville

(630) 933-7248

https://www.dupageforest.org

Enjoy the fall colors and learn about oaks on a guided walk. Participants may bring crayons and paper to make their own leaf and bark rubbings. The program is for those 5 and older; those under 18 must be with an adult. Time: 2 to 3 p.m. Cost: $5. RR

n Pumpkin Scavenger Hunt

Oct. 30

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center

9800 Willow Springs Road, Willow Springs

https://www.fpdcc.com

(708) 839-6897

Find all the hidden pumpkins during this fun scavenger hunt. Costumes are encouraged but not required. Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. RR

n Day of the Dead Celebration

Oct. 30

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center

9800 Willow Springs Road, Willow Springs

https://www.fpdcc.com

(708) 839-6897

Attend the unveiling of the animal altar dedicated to endangered and extinct specied, talke a night walk and enjoy stories at the campfire. This program for all ages also will be offered in Spanish. Time: 7 to 8:30 p.m. RR

n Boo Bash

Oct. 31

Cantigny Park

1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton

(630) 668-5161

https://www.cantigny.org

Little ones ages 3-5 and grown-ups are encouraged to come dressed in costume to enjoy Halloween stories, crafts and a special treat. Time: 10 to 11 a.m. Cost: $12 per child. RR, MD

n Scarecrow Trail

Daily in October

Morton Arboretum

4100 Route 53, Lisle

(630) 719-2468

https://www.mortonarb.org

Take a stroll around Meadow Lake to view scarecrows created by local scout troops and school groups. After the walk, vote for your favorite scarecrow. Cost: free with timed admission of $16 for adults, $14 for seniors, $11 for kids ages 2-17 and free for those 2 and younger.

n OAKtober Oak ID

Daily in October

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center

12545 W. 111th St., Lemont

https://www.fpdcc.com

(630) 257-2045

Enjoy OAKtober with a self-guided oak identification hike along trails and paved walkways.

Key

RR — registration required

MD — member discount

 
 

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