Halloween has evolved from one day of going up and down your block to a month of family-friendly fun! Whether you have teens that want to be scared, tots that just want candy or you want some quality time together for everyone Lake County has an event for you. Find all our guides and reviews related to Halloween on this page so you can come back to one place. Remember, you can always find things to do in Lake County on our calendar.

Halloween in Lake County

There is so much to do in October, find your perfect Halloween Event in Lake County with our guides:

Halloween Events in Lake County:

The Ultimate Guide to Trick-or-Treating in Lake County has all the events, trails, and hours where kids can fill their candy sacks. Continuously updated all season.

Want more than just a trail of treats? Check our the Complete Halloween Events in Lake County guide, a killer list that is broken done by type from not so scary to Tweens and more.

Halloween Event reviews, read about our experiences in previous years at some of the counties biggest events:
Lindenhurst Haunted Trail and Bonfire from 2012
Halloween Hikes at Ryerson Woods from 2010
Trick-or-Treat on Main Street Wauconda from 2016
Enjoying Six Flags Great America’s Fright Fest with Kids from 2017
Mundelein Pumpkin Drop from 2015


Coming soon….
– Halloween Candy Buy Back Events
– Pumpkin chucking events

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Halloween Activities in Lake County:

Get the whole family in the spirit with these Family Halloween Costume ideas.

Teal Pumpkin Project: Wondering why your neighbor has a blue pumpkin on their porch? Learn what it is and how you can participate. Natalie also has some great ways to Make Halloween Fun for Kids with Food Allergies.

Want to green up your Halloween a bit? We have some ideas and suggestions for Non-Toxic Halloween Costumes and make-up.

Pumpkin Patches in Lake County is a guide to all the patches where you can pick-your-own pumpkins in Lake County and Southeast Wisconsin. Find all our pumpkin patch reviews on our Fall fun in Lake County page.

Get lost in one of the area’s Corn Mazes.

Coming Soon…. Spend some quality time as a family on a hayride.

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halloween recipes Halloween Recipes:

Halloween lends itself to fun recipes, whether you are looking to use up all that pumpkin or just want something fun to serve for dinner we have a few favorites:
Mummy Dog Recipe
Pumpkin Chessecake French Toast Roll ups
Pumpkin Muffins
Green Franken-Muffins
Chef Brew’s Sweet and Savory Pumpkin Seeds
Taffy Apple Salad
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Pumpkin Sugar cookies

Because mom & dad enjoy Halloween too we share some Halloween Wine Pairings with our favorite wine, Diving Rod, paired with your favorite candies.