mystery history downtown walking tour

DATE | Thursday, October 3 from 6:00p - 9:00p

LOCATION | Starts at St. Charles History Museum

COST | Residents $20 | Nonresidents $30

DETAILS | Walk through the history and culture of St. Charles. Stroll through the streets by lantern light and listen to the stories from years gone by from a tour guide. Along the way, stop into two local establishments to enjoy a drink (on your own). The final destination will be a downtown St. Charles eatery where dessert will be provided.

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grave reminders

DATE | Saturday, October 18 from 7:30p - 8:30p

LOCATION | Parking at Bethlehem Church | 1145 N. 5th Avenue

COST | Residents $18 | Nonresidents $27

DETAILS | As the sun sets on a cool autumn day, enjoy an exclusive opportunity to walk through one of St. Charles’ oldest cemeteries after dark. Explore the cemetery’s dark corners, closely inspect the headstones to see what you might learn, and take a moment to step across the graves - if you dare. Learn about the history of St. Charles graveyards, and hear the stories of the individuals who found their final resting place in St. Charles.

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Pet Costume Contest

DATE | Sunday, October 6 from 2:00p - 4:00p

LOCATION | Cafe & BARR in Geneva


DETAILS | Win prizes for best pet costume and best family costume! Enter a raffle to win prizes from local Geneva businesses with proceeds benefitting Tiny N' Tall Rescue and Answers Pet Food Legal Defense Fund! Goodie bags for all registered dogs!

To register, email WOOF@BRUCEANDWILLYS.COM with the following: Your name, Pet's name, E-mail, and Phone Number


Halloween Hayday

DATE | Saturday, October 26 from 10:00a - 1:00p

LOCATION | Stephen D. Persinger Recreation Center

COST | Ages 14 & under preregistration, $5 resident ($8 nonresident) | $7 resident at the door ($10 nonresident) | Adults FREE

DETAILS | It’s time to get spooky! Celebrate with us at the Halloween Hayday! Activities include kids games and crafts, a costume contest, science activities, a Halloween egg hunt, bounce houses, hay rides, and more!

Games and activities run from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. | Magician Jaime Aponte will perform from 12:15 pm-1:00 pm.


howl o' ween dog parade

DATE | Saturday, October 26 at 1:30p

LOCATION | Peck Farm Park


DETAILS | Bring your dogs and dress-to-impress at Peck Farm Park’s FREE Howl O’ Ween Dog Parade! Prizes will be awarded for most creative, funniest, and scariest costumes. Line-up is at 1:15 pm in the courtyard. The parade begins promptly at 1:30 pm.


indoor trick or treating at the greenfields

DATE | Thursday, October 31 from 2:15p - 4:00p

LOCATION | GreenFields of Geneva


DETAILS | Stay warm and dry while you Trick or Treat indoors at the GreenFields in Geneva!



DATE | Saturday, October 26 from 10:00a - 2:00p

LOCATION | Peg Bond Pavillion


DETAILS | BatFest is Batavia’s annual Halloween themed family event attracting over 2,500 ghouls. BatFest includes, downtown Trick-or-Treating, Mothers’ Club Parade, pumpkin bowl, contests BatArt and games for free family fun.

The event will take place Saturday, October 26 around downtown and at the Batavia Riverwalk and Peg Bond Pavilion from 10am to 2pm. Also at the festival, shop the last of the Farmers’ Market outdoor season.



DATE | Wednesday, October 30 from 3:00p - 4:30p

LOCATION | Covenant Living at the Holmstad | 700 W. Fabyan Parkway, Batavia


DETAILS | Bring your kids to our first annual indoor Trick or Treat event! Don't forget your costume and a bag for your candy.  Event occurs in Town Center Building only.


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