Haunted Illinois Visitors Favorite Haunted House for 2008. Final Results of Visitor Voting.
By Tony Carton
Posted Sep. 8, 2015 at PM
Updated Sep 8, 2015 at PM
The first sign of autumn is colored in the trees, a hint of things to come. One fall tradition is a horse-drawn or tractor-pulled wagon ride to a pumpkin patch where mom, dad and the kids choose a special pumpkin from the hundreds, or sometimes thousands, of specimans.This list of pumpkin-picking spots and autumn festivals was compiled using information from Freeport/Stephenson County Convention Visitors Bureau, the Galena/Jo Daviess County Convention Visitors Bureau and VisitCarrollCountyIL.com, Carroll County s official tourism website with updates from Mount Carroll City Clerk Julie Cuckler.Run-A-Muc AcresAddress: 3063 Becker School Road, FreeportPhone: 815-266-1737Open: Labor Day through Halloween daily, dawn to duskInformation: Celebrate the season with this pumpkin patch offering pumpkins, gourds, mums, hay, clothing, cotton candy and other treats, and a scarecrow contest. Plus, photo boards for some great photo opportunities. Enjoy the corn maze every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in October.Dittmar FarmsAddress: 256 S. Grebner Road, ElizabethPhone/website: 815-858-3413; dittmarfarms.com or on Facebook at Dittmar Farms Mill Creek ValleyOpen: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday mid-September through Oct. 31Information: U-pick pumpkins, scenic hayride, corn maze.Galena Cellars VineyardAddress: 4746 N. Ford Road, GalenaPhone: 800-397-9463; 815-777-3235Open: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday through Nov. 1, hours change after Nov. 1Information: Pumpkin decorating, horses, music, food, spa treatments and wine. Artists in the vineyard featuring demonstrations, an art sale, free horse-drawn wagon rides and live music.Tri-State Market Pumpkin BarnAddress: 1887 IL Route 35 North, East DubuquePhone: 815-747-6832Open: Enjoy the corn maze every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in October from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.Information: Open-air market/fresh produce, honey, jams, veggies, pumpkins, apples, bounce house, hay rides, farm animals and food. Celebrate the season with this pumpkin patch offering pumpkins, gourds, mums, hay, clothing, cotton candy and other treats, and a scarecrow contest, plus photo boards for photo opportunities.The Pumpkin Patch near Caledonia, ILAddress: Two miles east of Caledonia on IL Route 173Phone/website: 815-765-2587: thegreatpumpkinpatch.com/Page 2 of 2 - Hours: Open 7 days a week, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in September and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. in OctoberInformation: Opening day at The Pumpkin Patch is Sept. 15. The patch will host a Witches Ball from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 10, and be sure to visit the Pumpkin Patch to trick or treat from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31.If a full blown fall festival is more to your liking you ll find villages all across the area are ready to please with events designed to entertain and delight every member of the family.Warren Pumpkin FestivalLocation: Main Street in downtown WarrenPhone: 815-275-4400Dates: Sept. 25-27, come early/stay lateInformation: This is an old-fashioned village-wide festival with a parade, antique tractor pull, carnival rides, pumpkin-themed games, lots of food and beverage, craft and farmers market and more.Village of Elizabeth Scarecrow FestivalLocation: Downtown ElizabethPhone: 815-858-2014Date: Oct. 10, the fun starts at 9 a.m. and lasts as long as you doInformation: One of the best old-fashioned fall festivals with a village-wide scarecrow display and judging, mammoth pumpkin weigh-in competition, fall face painting and a baked apple pie contest. Plus, five museums open for touring: The Chicago Great Western Railway Depot Museum; 1876 Banwarth House; PSF Earth Space Science Museum; Elizabeth Historical Society Museum; and the Apple River Fort State Historic Site and its Interpretive Center.Mount Carroll Pumpkin Fest and Ghoulish GallopLocation: Downtown Mount CarrollDate: Oct. 24, the day will start at 8 a.m. with a two- and five-mile run followed by the Pumpkin Street DragsInformation: The fest includes decorated lampposts, food booths selling fall favorites, a farmers market, a must-see pumpkin sling shot, pumpkin drag races, evening historic cemetery tour, celebrated haunted house tours and more.The Mt Carroll Great Pumpkin Street Drags will feature real pumpkin race cars battling in unique side-by-side single elimination races featuring handcrafted, decorated Pumpkin Race Cars in a funky and hilarious display of American ingenuity. Pumpkins are mounted on any kind of chassis or have wheels on independent axles and participants are encouraged to be creative because prizes are awarded for Best Decoration and Most Innovative Design. Entries in each age bracket will battle head to head for cash prizes. All races take place in downtown Mt Carroll. Line up begins at and races begin at 2 pm.To close the festivities, there will be a showing of the famed Rocky Horror Picture Show at 9 p.m. at Timber Lake Playhouse, 8215 Black Oak Road.
13th Floor Haunted House
1940 George Street, Melrose Park
Admission: 24.99. Opening night is September 26th.
Fast pass: add 10.
VIP Admission: add 20.
Asylum of Mad Dreams
19425 IL 84, Cordova
Admission: 15 and includes all 5 haunts.
Opens October 3rd
OCTOBER 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 23-25, Read More
Blood Creek Haunted Hayride
6512 Manchester Rd., South Beloit
Admission 12 PER Event PER Person
Haunted Barn: 12
Haunted Hayride: 12
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15630 IL Route 76, Poplar Grove
November 7th and 8th from 7pm-midnight ONLY. 12
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Disturbia: Screams in the Park
880 W Lake Street, Addison
Opens October 3rd.
General Admission - 25
VIP - 35
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1945 Cornell Ave, Melrose Park
Admission: 20 General Admission/ 15 with coupon.
VIP Admission: 35 per person
FREE PARKING. Read More
Dungeon of Doom
2701 Deborah Ave., Zion
Admission: 25 - Opens October 3rd.
Fridays: pm until the last body crawls
Saturdays: 7: Read More
Evil Intentions Haunted House
900 Grace St, Elgin
NEW THIS YEAR. Admission: 25 - Opens October 3rd
Age Range: Young Adults - Ages 16 and older
Sc Read More
Fear Fest Haunted Barn
Fear Fest Haunted Hayride 2014
6512 Manchester Rd, South Beloit
1405 Riverside St., Janesville
Admission: 13 - Opens October 10th.
Fast Fright Pass : 18
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Haunted Rockford Bus Tours
The Rockford Public Library and Haunted Rockford are sponsoring Haunted Rockford Bus Tours every Sat Read More
Haunted Trails family friendly Frightmare Haunted House
7759 S. Harlem Ave., Burbank
Admission: 12 - Opens Oct. 10th
Frightmare Haunted House Hours:
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Hoppers Haunted House
11576 IL. Route 2, Rockford
10 admission - Opens October 3rd
Your Fears Come To Life at Hoppers Haunted House. You Will Ente Read More
Janesville Community Haunted House
207 N. Academy St., Janesville
Admission: 8 - Opens September 13th.
Janesville Community Haunted House is a 2 story haunted hou Read More
Karnival of Karnage
8791 IL Route 76, Belvidere
Admission: 10 - General Admission - Opens October 3rd.
15 - R.I.P SpeedPass
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Locktoberfest - Family Friendly
5201 Safford Rd, Rockford
FREE Admission - Saturdays Sundays in October
Hours: a.m. - p.m.
Admission: Free, w Read More
Nightmare On Chicago Street - October 25th.
Chicago Street Douglas to Villa, Elgin
10 at the gate - 7 on-line in advance up until to October 24th
The safe zone will be under heav Read More
Nightmares Basement of the Dead - Top 13 3D Haunt in the World.
28 W. New York St., Aurora
Admission: 18 Basement of the Dead only - Opens October 2nd
25 combo package includes both h Read More
Psychosis Haunted House
300 Lake St., Elgin
Admission: 18 - Opens October 2nd.
2 discount: must bring in a donation of canned cat or dog f Read More
Raven s Grin Inn
411 N. Carroll St., Mount Carroll
Admission: 15 per person
Children 9 and under 13.00
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Realm of Terror Horror Experience
421 West Rollins Road, Round Lake Beach
Admission: 22 - Opens October 3rd
Skip the Line Admission: 30
VIP Admission: 40
Includes: Read More
Screamatorium Haunted House
10 admission / 20 Speed Pass - Opens October 3rd.
Fridays Saturdays 7pm-pm
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Statesville Haunted Prison
17250 S. Weber Road, Crest Hill
Admission: 30 - Opens October 2nd
VIP 45 online or 50 at the gate
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Terror On the Railroad
7000 Olson Rd., Union
Admission: 18 - Opens October 3rd
FROM ROCKFORD AND WESTERN WISCONSIN
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The Grim Garage Of Hell - Halloween Night - FREE
For the past 10 years, we have created the best home haunt in Rockford. It s free doesn t cost anyth Read More
The Massacre Haunted House
299 Montgomery Rd., Montgomery
Admission: 23 - Opens October 3rd.
23.00 Massacre or Fear Factory
35.00 VIP Both Haunts
W Read More
The Pumpkin Patch
3178 Il. Rte 173, Caledonia
Monday Friday: Free admission includes petting zoo and The Barn
Saturday Sunday: 3.00/perso Read More
The Twisted Crypt
5420 East State Street, Rockford
Admission: 12 - opens September 26th
Sept 26, 27, 28
Oct 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, Read More
Train of Terror
2954 S. Walnut Rd, Freeport
Admission: 6.00 Children Under 12 3.00 - Opens October 8th
Each night, the harsh light of reali Read More.
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