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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.
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.
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 with the following: Your name, Pet's name, E-mail, and Phone Number
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.
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.
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.