There’s a chill in the air . . . and little ghosts and goblins everywhere are on the hunt for a good scare! While some events have been cancelled this year, others are moving ahead with a focus on advance registration, smaller groups, and other precautions. These open-air events are a great way to get those scares in more safely.
2020 Haunted Hayrides, Houses, Forest Walks, and Drive-Thru Events
Parental discretion is always recommended. If you’re unsure whether a particular event or venue listed below is age-appropriate for your kids, call ahead!
Escape the Barn (St. Charles)
October 9 and 10, 2020 | 4:30pm – 5:30pm, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, or 8:30pm – 9:30pm
Follow creepy clues through the grounds at Primrose Farm. Advance registration required.
Haunted Forest (Oak Brook)
October 10, 2020 | 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Come out to this spectacular family-friendly Halloween event. See if you can make it through the twists and turns of our life-size haunted maze! Other family friendly activities include bounce houses, a hayride through Central Park’s haunted forest, candy in a haystack, a pumpkin patch, crafts, tattoos, and more! Click here for more information and pricing.
Halloween House Tour (Downers Grove)
October 17, 2020 | 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Children must be accompanied by a registered adult as you tour Victorian Blodgett House, all decorated for Halloween.
A Nightmare at West Main (Batavia)
October 23, 2020 |30-minute sessions from 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Join for a haunted walk through the spooky trails at West Main Community Park. Pre-registration is required.
Ackerman Woods Spook Trail (Glen Ellyn)
October 30, 2020 | 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Games, treats, and walk a spooky trail at this scary event.
Terror-ific Drive (Bloomingdale)
October 30, 2020 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Join in this haunted drive-thru experience at Springfield Park. Register adult drivers and child treat bags.
Haunted Trail (Glendale Heights)
October 30, 2020 | 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Stroll through this guided tour of Camera Park and try not to get scared! Pre-registration is required.
Trick or Treat Trail (Carol Stream)
October 31, 2020 | 12:00pm – 4:00pm
All participants must register for a designated time slot, and must check-in during their arrival window.
Goebbert’s Farm Haunted Hayride (South Barrington)
September 19 – October 31, 2020 | Daily from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Explore a frightening 12-room haunted house specially designed for school-aged children. Included with admission wristband; masks required.
Sonny Acres Farm (West Chicago)
October 2020; Check website for more details
29W310 North Avenue
West Chicago, IL 60185
Sonny Acres usually runs a haunted hayride and other spooky events. This year, “haunted” experiences will begin in October; check their website for more details.
There are plenty of 2020 family-friendly Halloween events going on, so make sure to plan ahead and make reservations early!