Educational arts and crafts will be a part of the festivities as well, and trick-or-treating will take place also from noon – 2 p.m. There will be other activities throughout the entire zoo, including additional exhibits and even activities for toddlers. More information on the event is to be posted soon on the zoo’s site.
Leading up to the Spooky Zoo Spectacular is Lincoln Park’s annual Harvest Days celebration, which takes place the weekend before on Saturday, October 13 and Sunday, October 14, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Harvest Days will feature a pumpkin patch for kids, pumpkin decorating, and other fall crafts. There will also be festive music, animal and zoo-related fun, and other planned entertainment and fall treats. Harvest Days is also a free family event.
Another festive family Halloween fair taking place earlier in the season is the Cornucopia Fall Festival at Eugene Field Park on Saturday, September 29. The fest will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and will include a petting zoo, a pumpkin patch, face painting, inflatables, and more family fun. Admission and some fair activities are free, while others range from $2 – $5. There will also be plenty of food choices: Chicago food vendors in attendance will include Don Rafa Restaurant, Weiner Wagon, Caponies Express, Tamale Foodie, Curried, Sweet Ride, and others.
From early fall activities to festivals and fairs, Concierge Preferred covers the best of Halloween in Chicago for kids and adults. There are plenty of events for adults in the coming fall months as well, and area residents can get the latest information by visiting Concierge online.