Tis the season for pumpkins, apples, hay-rides, and general spookiness! Some Halloween-y events for the young and the young at heart:
- Chicagoween - October 23 – 31, 2009: Chicago’s Daley Plaza turns into Franken Plaza the last week of October, and features hay rides, pumpkin decorating, storytellers, and acrobats Midnight Circus.
- Fall Fun at Navy Pier – Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through November 1, 2009: Formerly (and still unofficially) called Navy Fear, this fall celebration at Chicago’s Navy Pier features spooky fun and attractions for the whole family.
- Boo! at the Zoo – October 17-18 and 24-25, 2009 – Brookfield Zoo goes (mildly) spooky with a fun Halloween celebration for the kids.
- Haunted Sanitarium – October 19 – November 1, 2009 – The Chicago Park District opens their haunted house in the Theater on the Lake, located at Fullerton Avenue (2400 N) and Lake Shore Drive. Leave the little ones at home, this event is recommended for teens and adults only.
Taken from http://gochicago.about.com/od/chicago101thebasics/a/october.htm