Chicago’s Scary (and not so scary) Halloween Happenings

chicago-pumpkinsWith Halloween just around the corner, it’s time to make your pumpkin plans.This year,Chicago offers up plenty of ways to have a spook-tacular Halloween weekend.For those looking to have the Boo! scared out of them, Navy Pier welcomes back The Fear Haunted Houseeach weekend.Or perhaps you’ve heard about the giant sinkhole that recently opened up in the parking lot of the Chicago Tribune’s Freedom Center.What some are calling “The Sinkhole”, others are calling “The Chronicles of the Cursed”….explore if you dare.

If you’re less interested in the blood and gore, and more interested in the pumpkin gourd, Bengston’s Pumpkin Farm offers fun for the whole family.You can pick your own pumpkin, enjoy hayrides, pig races, a corn maze, petting zoo, pumpkin launcher (yes, pumpkin launcher), or even submit your own pumpkin for their giant pumpkin weigh off!After all that activity, you can sit back and relax with some good old fashioned horror flix at the historic Music Box Theatre’s 2-day horror film fest.Be sure to catch the midnight screening of cult classic, “Rocky Horror Picture Show“.

franken-plazaAnd for the 13th year, Daley Plaza will once again be transformed into Franken Plaza the weekend of Oct. 29-31.Each afternoon, stop by for hayrides, trick-or-treating, a costume contest and special performances by Chicago’s own Midnight Circus.Now that you’ve got your Halloween plans set, all thats left is to pick out the perfect costume.Tell us what your costume is!

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