Uncover Spook-tacular Halloween Events Near Chicago

As the leaves turn brilliant shades of amber and gold, the hunt for the perfect autumn experience near Gerstad communities in Illinois and Wisconsin takes center stage. Amidst the picturesque landscapes, many Halloween adventures await! These Halloween events capture fall’s natural beauty and offer an opportunity to check off heart-pounding experiences from this year’s fall checklist.

Wisconsin Events

Haunted Houses & Attractions

Moxie 2, LLC & Dr. Scary’s Haunted Houses’ creative minds have joined forces to bring you the largest attraction yet. Located at Alpine Valley Resort in Elkhorn, A Walk of Terror will test all your senses and fears in its new location. It’s open through October 28, promising a spine-tingling experience that also supports a local charity. Remember to bring a signed waiver for entry!

Experience a free, one-of-a-kind, kid-friendly, drive-by Halloween spook-tacular in Genoa City. Weather permitting, Boney Manor showcases about 200 skeletons dressed as your favorite movie characters. Donations in cash go to the Lupus Foundation of America, WI Chapter. It’s open through October 31.

Embark on a thrilling night of haunted hayrides and barn fun at Dan Patch Stables Haunted Hayride and Barn. Early rides are kid-friendly, with monsters in the woods but no jump scares. The barn promises screams and screeches around every corner. Remember to plan your visit, as Columbus weekend is the busiest time. It’s open through October 28 in Lake Geneva.

For a spookier adventure, hop aboard the Spooktacular Lake Lawn Queen for an Adult Halloween Boat Bash Cruise. This night promises thrills with a live DJ spinning your favorite monster smashes and jams, along with prizes for the best costume. The excitement doesn’t end there, as the Monster Mash Adult Party in the Geneva Ballroom keeps the festivities going from 9 to 11:30 p.m. on Saturday nights.

Fall & Farm Events

Embark on a Fall Colors Tour in Delavan and kickstart your special night with a captivating sunset over the picturesque Delavan Lake. After boarding the boat, revel in the breathtaking views from the open-air upper deck or enjoy a drink at the fully stocked bar on the enclosed main level. Running through October 21, this tour promises an unforgettable experience along the lake’s stunning shoreline.

Explore a 12-acre professional corn maze and enjoy the finest locally grown produce at Pearce’s Farm Stand and Corn Maze in Walworth. From sweet corn to pumpkins and gourds, their selection is unrivaled. Don’t forget to try their fresh donuts and kettle corn, made on-site every weekend. It’s open through October 31.

Illinois Events

Pumpkin Patches & Orchards

Nestled in the heart of Woodstock, All Seasons Orchard beckons with a quintessential autumn experience. Families and friends can relish the season’s joys, from apple picking to hayrides. The sprawling orchard offers a range of activities that promise a delightful day out.

Cody’s Farm & Orchard is a haven for fall enthusiasts in the quaint town of Marengo. With acres of orchards ripe for exploration, visitors can immerse themselves in the harvest spirit. Check off every fall bucket list item, from picking your own apples to enjoying picturesque hayrides – there’s something for everyone!

Located in Huntley, Dave’s Pumpkins is a beacon of autumnal charm. Here, visitors can revel in the delights of the season, surrounded by vibrant pumpkins and festive decor. The farm offers various activities, ensuring a memorable outing for families and friends.

Fall Festivals & Spooky Spots

Algonquin transforms into a Halloween haven with the arrival of Halloween Town. This festive event offers an array of spooky delights for visitors of all ages, from haunted houses to lively parades. The town buzzes with Halloween spirit, promising a ghoulishly good time.

Over at Tom’s Farm Market in Huntley, a seasonal extravaganza unfolds at Fall on the Farm. The market comes alive with the spirit of autumn, offering an array of activities and treats. From navigating the corn maze to savoring freshly baked goods, visitors will leave with cherished memories.

For those seeking a more daring experience, the Haunted Hayride Wonder Lake Water Ski Show Team promises thrills and chills through October 21 for the bravest of souls.


Stade’s Farm & Market in McHenry is a treasure trove of fall delights, offering abundant fresh produce and an array of seasonal decorations. The market invites visitors to immerse themselves in the season’s spirit, whether it’s a bushel of apples or a festive centerpiece, Stade’s has it all.

As you dive into the exhilarating world of Halloween events and activities, explore our communities in McHenry, Poplar Grove and Richmond, IL, as well as Williams Bay, WI, that present new home opportunities perfectly tailored to embrace the joys of the season.

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