Chicago’s spooks and scares

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Chicago’s spooks and scares

Katelin Aanerud

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Witches, zombies, and vampires, oh my! From costumes and scares to movie nights, Chicago isn’t short of way to spend this spooky month in preparation for halloween!

Bengtson Farms: 13341 W 151st St Homer Glen – Open throughout October

Just as the weather starts to get chilly, it’s time to pick out that perfect pumpkin to carve into this year’s masterpiece. Filled with pumpkins to select from, rides of the younger kids, petting farms, and the classic haunted barn, there is definitely something for everyone at Bengston Farm’s Pumpkin Fest!

The Chicago Campfire Festival In The Park: Chase Park 4701 N. Ashland – October 15

With plenty of campfire roaring and children searching for the perfect stick to roast marshmallows on, The Chicago Campfire Festival is a great family destination for the weekend as the temperatures start to plummet. There is nothing better than sitting around a campfire with your friends and family.

Disturbia: 5501 Park Place Rosemont – Open on weekends until Nov 5

Disturbia haunted house is bringing a whole new side to scary this halloween with a huge haunted houses filled to the brim with scares that aren’t for the faint of heart. Can you make it out alive and survive those blood thirsty vampires and zombies hungry for a piece of your flesh? Tickets range from $25 to $40 for an even scarier experience.

Night of 1,000 Jack-o’-Lanterns: 1000 Lake Cook Rd – Oct. 20 – 23

The Botanic gardens is lighting up it’s walkways with hundreds of hand carved pumpkins to astound and amaze families in the Chicago area. Not only will there be the amazing art but also you might want to watch out for zombies around each corner. The pumpkins will not be the only scares!

The Halloween Gathering Festival and Parade: 201 E Randolph St – Oct. 22

This parade gaters together some of the best artist in the Chicago area and puts on a show for all ages. This is surly a sight you don’t want to miss, because Halloween is really the artist’s holiday and no one can put on a better show than a group of talented individuals like these.

Halloween At Navy Pier: 600 E Grand Ave – Oct. 22, 23, 28-31

From free movie showings of family classics, to trick r’ treating with huge prizes, and halloween fireworks, Navy Pier is always a great place for families to get together and spend an eventful day or tricks and spooks.

Music Box Of Horrors: 3733 N Southport Ave – Oct 15 and 16

The classic theater in the heart of Chicago is celebrating their annual 24-hour movie fright fest, filled to the brim with classic and not a shortage of blood. They will play favorites like Halloween III Season of the Witch, and brand new films like Another Evil.