Pumpkin Palooza has festivities for the whole family at the DuPage Children's Museum. Photo courtesy of the museum
Pumpkin Palooza has festivities for the whole family at the DuPage Children's Museum. Photo courtesy of the museum

Best Things To Do in Chicago in October with Kids: Halloween, Fall Fests, and Outdoor Fun

Halloween plans may be up in the air, but there are plenty of fun activities on the docket for Chicago area families this October. We still have apples and pumpkins to pick; there are scarecrow related activities in Lisle, Downers Grove, and St. Charles, and kids can check out a variety of Jack-o-Lanterns in Geneva or Glencoe. The weather is even still right for a boat ride or a local hike.

Of course, we’ve got you covered for Halloween events, too. If door-to-door trick-or-treating isn’t an option, consider a trunk-or-treat in River Forest or Naperville, or haunted trail events in Glen Ellyn or Itasca. And if you're more comfortable staying in for the holiday, we have some fun Halloween games to recommend.

There's so much going on this month, though, you're definitely going to want to pop on a seasonal face mask and head out to indulge in a little October fun!


Kane County Courthouse
100 S. Third St.
Geneva , IL 60134

Thorndale Park
22W130 Thorndale Avenue
Medinah, IL 60157

Babcock's Grove Cemetery
Main Street and Washington Street
Lombard, IL 60148

Wheaton Community Center
1777 S. Blanchard Street
Wheaton , IL 60189

Fabbrini Park
1704 Glenlake Rd.
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169

Strat's
231 E. North Avenue
Villa Park, IL 60181

Pratt Wayne Woods Forest Preserve
Army Trail Road and Powis Road
Wayne, IL 60184

Cheney Mansion
220 N. Euclid Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302

Lyman Woods
901 31st Street
Downers Grove , IL 60515

Burr Ridge Village Center
701 Village Center Drive
Burr Ridge, IL 60527

Lemont Park District
16028 W 127th St, Lemon
Lemont, IL 60439

Diane Main Park
200 W. 59th Street
Westmont, IL 60559

Sedgwick Park
48th St & 10th Ave
LaGrange Park, IL 60525

Oak Brook Park District
1450 Forest Gate Road
Oak Brook, IL 60523

Sheffield and Belmont
Sheffield and Belmont
Chicago, IL 60657

North Park Village Nature Center
5801 N. Pulaski Rd.
Chicago, IL 60646

Downtown Wheaton
134 W. Front Street
Wheaton, IL 60187

Chicago Botanical Gardens
1000 Lake Cook Rd.
Glencoe, IL 60022

The Depot
Central Ave & Lake St
River Forest, IL 60305

Coyote Crossing Mini Golf
27W650 North Ave
West Chicago, IL 60188

Katherine Legge Park
5901 S. County Line Road
Hinsdale, IL 60521

Lombard Park District
820 S. Finley Road
Lombard, IL 60148

Bolingbrook Promenade
631 E. Boughton Road
Bolingbrook , IL 60440

Bartlett Hills Country Club
800 W. Oneida
Bartlett, IL 60103

Clauss Recreation Center
555 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue
Roselle, IL 60172

Churchill Park
271 St. Charles Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Park District of LaGrange Park Recreation Center
536 East Avenue
LaGrange Park, IL 60525

Knolls Park
1502 S. Meyers Rd
Lombard, IL 60148

DuPage Children's Museum
301 N. Washington Street
Naperville, IL 60540

Itasca Country Club
400 East Orchard Street
Itasca , IL 60143

HomeSmart Realty
651 N. Washington Street
Naperville, IL 60540

Centennial Recreational Center
1776 W. Centennial Pl.
Addison , IL 60101

Ackerman Park
800 St. Charles Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Palatine Lawnmower Repair Shop
407 W Colfax
Palatine, IL 60067

Ravenswood and Lincoln Square
Lincoln Avenue between Montrose and Lawrence
Chicago, IL 60625

Milwaukee Avenue
Milwaukee Avenue between Grand and Diversey
Chicago, IL 60622

Kroll's Fall Harvest Farm
13236 W. Town Line Road
Waukegan , IL 60087

Patch 22
15900 Kelly Road
Wadsworth, IL 60083

All Seasons Orchard
14510 IL Route 176
Woodstock, IL 60098

Royal Oak Farm Orchard
15908 Hebron Road
Harvard, IL 60033

Stade's Farm and Market
3709 Miller Road
McHenry, IL 60051

Richardson Adventure Farm
909 English Prairie Road
Spring Grove, IL 60071

Dave's Pumpkins
9112 Algonquin Rd
Huntley, IL 60142

Cody's Farm and Orchard
19502 River Road
Marengo, IL 60152

Didier Farms
16678 Aptakisic Road
Lincolnshire, IL 60069

Jonamac Orchard
19412 Shabbona Road
Malta, IL 60150

Keller's Farmstand
2500 Johnson Road
Oswego, IL 60543

Abbey Farms
2855 Hart Road
Aurora, IL 60502

Sonny Acres Farm
29W310 North Avenue
West Chicago, IL 60185

Siegel's Cottonwood Farm
17250 Weber Road
Lockport, IL 60441

Dollinger Family Farm
17250 Weber Road
Channahon, IL 60410

Odyssey Fun Farm
18900 Oak Park Avenue
Tinley Park, IL 60477

Heap's Giant Pumpkin Farm
4853 US Highway 52
Minooka, IL 60447

Johansen Farms
710 W. Boughton Road
Bolingbrook, IL 60440

Puckerville Farm
13332 Bell Rd
Lemont, IL 60439

Bengtson's Pumpkin Fest
13341 W. 151st Street
Homer Glen, IL 60491

County Line Orchard
200 S. County Line Road
Hobart, IN 46342

All Seasons Orchard
14510 IL Route 176
Woodstock, IL 60098

Royal Oak Farm Orchard
15908 Hebron Road
Harvard, IL 60033

Homestead Orchard
11802 Charles Rd
Woodstock, IL 60098

Prairie Sky Orchard
4914 N. Union Road
Union, IL 60180

Stade's Farm and Market
3709 Miller Road
McHenry, IL 60051

Lang's Orchard
17411 Secor Road
Woodstock, IL 60098

Jonamac Orchard
19412 Shabbona Road
Malta, IL 60150

Kuipers Family Farm
1N318 Watson Road
Maple Park, IL 60151

Honey Hill Orchard
11783 Waterman Rd.
Waterman , IL 60556

Keller's Farmstand
2500 Johnson Road
Oswego, IL 60543

County Line Orchard
200 S. County Line Road
Hobart, IN 46342

Apple Holler
5006 South Sylvania Avenue
Sturtevant, WI 53177

Heinz Orchard
1050 Crest Road
Green Oaks, IL 60048

Apple Barn Orchard and Winery
W6384 Sugar Creek Rd.
Elkhorn, WI 53121

Tom's Farm Market
10214 Algonquin Road
Huntley , IL 60142
Open House Chicago
Pritzker Pavilion - various times Pick
Halloween is Still Happening
Wheaton Community Center - 5:30 PM
Cosley Zoo Pumpkin Fest
Cosley Zoo - various times
Chuck Jones in Your Homes
Zoom - various times
Feathers of Fire--The Movie
Vimeo - various times
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides