3 Spooktacular Chicago Halloween Events
October in Chicago is a festive time filled with parades, haunted activities and harvest celebrations. Chicago residents and visitors enjoy the lively atmosphere and cooler temperatures associated with autumn. These three spooktacular Halloween events are happening around Chicago this month.
- Bengston's Haunted Barn and Pumpkin Fest: Bengston’s Haunted Barn and Pumpkin Fest are located on 151st Street in the suburban neighborhood of Homer Glen, just 25 miles from downtown Chicago. A ride on the Hootenanny Railroad is the perfect starting point to view the layout of the farm. Guests may dive into the Jimmy Crackled Corn Box or take a trip through the scary haunted barn. Animal lovers will enjoy the petting zoo, along with camel and pony rides. Visitors will not want to miss the Swine Speedsters Race with 10 shows daily. Live pigs actually race to the finish line. Adults and children enjoy the 90 ft. super slide. The Flying Frogs Ride and Happy Swing are also fun.
- Halloween at Navy Pier: The 2015 Halloween party begins at noon on Friday, October 19th and continues through Halloween Day at Navy Pier. Three beastly fire spinning performances nightly will amaze party guests, which will be set up near Gateway Park. Guests will delight at the opportunity to ride an alpaca, camel or pony. Shows near Dock Street at Navy Pier include a performance by a master of illusion, zombie caricature artists, live music, pumpkin carving and a marionette act. DJ’s will be spinning the hottest tunes for an all-day dance party at the family pavilion. Ferrara Candy and iCandy Sugar Shoppe will be passing out candy for young trick or treaters from October 26th through Halloween evening.
- Haunted Halloween Segway Tours: The tours are located at Millennium Park off East Monroe Street. Join the skelebration as ghost hunting guides escort guests through the downtown district of Chicago on Segways. The guides relate stories of haunted hotels, gruesome murders and mysterious disasters while patrons enjoy riding on Segways. This is the first ever ghost hunting expedition utilizing Segways. Guests may or may not encounter lingering spirits or experience a paranormal encounter with a tortured soul. Haunted Fort Dearborn and the Morgue on State are just two of the ghoulsome treats the guides have in store.
*Photo courtesy of Navy Pier with Halloween Touch by Rob Hooft at Flickr’s Creative Commons.
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