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HAUNTED HOUSES + More

escape the barn

DATE | Friday, October 11 and Saturday, October 12 from 5:30p - 8:30p

LOCATION | Primrose Farm

COST | Residents $20 | Nonresidents $30

DETAILS | It's a Crime Scene Investigation (for children ages 11+)! Mysterious crimes are popping up at Primrose Farm. We need your help to find the culprit! It’s up to you and your teammates to escape with your lives before it’s too late!

st. charles

escape the mansion

DATE | Saturday, October 19 from 4:00p - 9:30p

LOCATION | Stephen D. Persinger Recreation Center

COST | Residents $10 | Nonresidents $15

DETAILS | For one night only, the Stephen Persinger Recreation Center transforms into a mansion rumored to be haunted. Participants will be given a tour of Madame Klara’s mansion and learn all about its secrets. But be forewarned, many who have toured the mansion have never been heard from again. Use your wits and teamwork in order to escape the mansion before being trapped forever. Groups of 10 will be given the opportunity to participate in the escape-room style event within a 25-minute time frame.

Geneva

haunted quarry

DATE | Saturdays, October 12 & 19 from 7:00p - 9:00p

LOCATION | Hall Quarry Beach | 400 S. Water Street

COST | Preregistration $8 | Day of Registration $10

DETAILS | The ghosts are coming out to play at the Quarry! Join us for a good scare. Evil lurks at the Quarry! Enter if you dare. Summer is over, the leaves are brown, and evil lurks, throughout this haunted town. The water has been drained, the guards have gone away, and the scary ghosts, have come out to play. If you're up for a good scare, twisted and bloody, enter if you dare, escape if you're lucky.

batavia

massacre haunted house 

DATE | September 13 and September 18, along with most Fridays - Sundays in October with additional Wednesdays and Thursdays starting at 7:00p

LOCATION | 299 Montgomery Road, Montgomery

COST | $25

DETAILS | This custom built haunted house allows visitors to walk through in small groups of six to seven and is designed to give mature audiences the scare of their lives! Focusing on fear and fright, this haunted labyrinth dishes up over 60 rooms of pure terror where over 100 ghastly clad actors are waiting to scare and delight. Frightening mazes, eerie animatronics, and beyond is ready to fill your night with chills and thrills.

montgomery

basement of the dead haunted house

DATE | Friday, September 13, and Thursday - Sunday from September 27 - October 31

LOCATION | 42 W. New York Street, Aurora

COST | $28

DETAILS | Basement of the Dead Haunted Attraction in Aurora Illinois is not the biggest attraction in Illinois, but many consider it to be the best and even scariest.  Like most top haunts, the Basement of the Dead haunted house is run by a talented and passionate group of people who love the haunted house industry, and this group is actually family… a family who through hard work and faith in themselves turned their dream (or nightmare) into a reality.

aurora

evil intentions haunted house

DATE | Fridays - Sundays from September 21 - November 2, typically from 7:30p - 10:00p

LOCATION | 900 Grace Street, Elgin

COST | $25

DETAILS | Located in Elgin’s industrial section stands the abandoned home of Elgin Casket Company. This once proud building has been witness to a murder, grisly discoveries, cult activities, and unexplained occurrences, and a dark legacy has emerged from its sordid history.  Be terrorized at this multi-level 55,000 square foot paranormal hot spot. 

elgin

Haunted Corn Maze at Jonamac Orchard

DATE | Fridays - Saturdays from October 4 - October 26 (also on Sunday, October 13) from dusk to 10:30p

LOCATION | Jonamac Orchard | 19412 Shabbona Road, Malta

COST | $13 per person (ages 13+)

DETAILS | Flashlights will not be allowed in the Haunted Corn Maze, only glowsticks or pen lights.
In the event of rain we will be closed for the evening.

malta

Haunted forest at kuipers family farm

DATE | Seven Days a Week

LOCATION | Kuipers Family Farm | 1N318 Watson Road, Maple Park

COST | Included with general admission

DETAILS | As part of a full day getting a glimpse into life on a farm complete with hayrides, apple cider, and pumpkin picking, stroll through the Haunted Forest at the Kuipers Family Farm. It will raise the hairs on your neck and a giggle in your throat. This mildly scary and fully fun Haunted Forest is suitable for kids all ages.

maple park

Haunted Barn + Wagon Rides at sonny acres

DATE | October 1 - 31, 2019

LOCATION | Sonny Acres Farm | 

COST | Undetermined as of yet

DETAILS | Come visit our newly renovated Haunted Barn! Grandad thinks he’s still alive and is not in the mood for company.  If you like being scared and are up for a challenge, come for a terrorizing visit to our haunted barn. Then, go ont he Haunted Wagon Ride (45 minutes) through the Sonny Acres property for a fright!

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