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Now through early November, head to Lake County for scary family fun, exciting fall activities and some terrifyingly good locally produced beer, wine and spirits. Plus travel packagesHalloween events and even more frightening fun! And be sure to drink responsibly.

Distinct Distilling at North Shore Distillery

Six Flags Great America Fright Fest 2017

Local Libations at Mickey Finn’s

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Wauktober

Ghost Wauk: Tales of the Historic Genesee Theatre

Wednesdays, October 11, 18 and 25

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203 N Genesee St
Waukegan, IL 60085

Phone: 800.982.2787

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Who’s lurking around when the lights go out? One hour tours at 7:00. 7:30, 8:00, 8:30, 9:00 and 9:30 p.m. $10 per person. Space is limited. Rated PG-13

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Volobog

Volo Quaking Bog Ghost Stories

October 14, 5 pm – 9 pm

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28478 W Brandenburg Rd
Ingleside, IL 60041

Phone: 815.344.1294

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Come join us for a ghoulish good time at Volo Bog’s annual ghost stories. Reservations required.

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Zombie Wauk

Waukegan’s 7th Annual ZombieWauk

Saturday October 21

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Jack Benny Plaza
Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL 60087

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On Saturday, the 15th of October in the year 2016, the streets of Downtown Waukegan, Illinois will once again be filled with the walking dead. 
Make a plan. Be prepared. Be there.

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Small Pumpkins Glowing

Night of 1,000 Jack-o’-Lanterns

October 26 – 29

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1000 Lake Cook Rd
Glencoe, IL 60022

Phone: 847.835.5440

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More than 1,000 hand-carved pumpkins—some as large as 150 pounds—will light up the night at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Night of 1,000 Jack-o’-Lanterns is the only event of its kind in the Chicago area.

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Svengoolie

Volo Auto Museum Svengoolie Meet & Greet

Saturday, October 28

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27582 Volo Village Rd
Volo, IL 60073

Phone: 815.385.3644

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Meet Chicago Horror Host Svengoolie. Photos and autographs. Appearance from 11 - 2.

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2017 Corn Maze

Richardson Adventure Farm and Corn Maze

September 2 – October 29

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909 English Prairie Rd
Spring Grove, IL 60081

Phone: 815.675.9729

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World’s Largest Corn Maze, zip lining, pumpkin patch, and a whole lot more.

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Frightfest

Fright Fest at Six Flags Great America

September 16 - October 31

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1 Great America Parkway
Gurnee, IL 60031

Phone: 847.249.1776

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Once the sun goes down on Saturdays and Sundays, the night begins to take over and transforms the park.

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Volo Train

Volo Auto Museum Haunted Train Tours

Weekends Only, through October 31

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27582 Volo Village Rd
Volo, IL 60073

Phone: 815.385.3644

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Tired of walking?  Sit back, relax and learn about the museum on a 30 minute guided tour on a train built by Ed “Big Daddy” Roth and Von Dutch.

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Girl Pumpkin

Didier Farms Pumpkinfest

September 23 – October 31

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16678 Aptakisic Rd
Lincolnshire, IL 60069

Phone: 847.634.3291

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Tractor drawn hayrides, a corn maze, pony & camel rides, Animal Land, Pumpkin Playland, kiddie rides, and Pig Races! Pumpkin Patch Café features homemade apple cider & pumpkin donuts made daily.

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Champion Magic

Champions of Magic at the Genesee Theatre

Thursday, October 26

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203 N Genesee St
Waukegan, IL 60085

Phone: 847.782.2366

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Britain’s top illusionists performing their greatest tricks and stunts. Witness mind-blowing disappearances, levitation, teleportation and a heart-stopping finale! It’s a stunning presentation of mystery and magic.

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New Dungeon Of Doom

Dungeon of Doom

September 23 – November 4

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600 29th St
Zion, IL 60099

Phone: 847.262.3666

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The Legendary Dungeon of Doom Haunted House operates a National Recognized Haunted Attraction in a 42,000 sq. foot building. Stage production environment with costume, makeup, prop design departments along with the attraction itself.

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Realm Of Terror

Realm of Terror

Fridays and Saturdays, October 6–November 4; Select Sundays

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421 W. Rollins Road
Round Lake Beach, IL 60073

Phone: 847.973.6053

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One of the craziest, most intense, extreme Halloween experiences. Highest-Ever rated Haunted House in Illinois. Leave the Kids at home for this one.

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Goldpyramidhouse

Gold Pyramid House Tours

Sundays, through November 5

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37921 N Dilleys Rd
Wadsworth, IL 60083

Phone: 847.244.7777

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Visit King Tuts tomb, tour the inside of the pyramid, and discover exciting artifacts in the gift shop. Please arrive a little early to make sure the tour can start on time. Groups of 6 or more can call for private tours. 

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Bosackis

Bosacki’s Home Brew Microbrewery

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610 E Hawley St
Mundelein, IL 60060

Phone: 224.778.5400

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Tasting room with emphasis on take-home brews.

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Buffalo Creek

Buffalo Creek Brewing

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360 Historical Ln
Long Grove, IL 60047

Phone: 847-821-6140

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Brewing madness in downtown historic Long Grove.

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Halfday Brewing

Half Day Brewing Co.

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200 Village Green
Lincolnshire, IL 60069

Phone: 847.821.6933

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Savor an extensive list of house beers and craft brews on tap with an appealing gastropub menu and a sprawling patio.

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Mickeyfinns

Mickey Finn’s Brewery

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345 N Milwaukee Ave
Libertyville, IL 60048

Phone: 847.362.6688

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Lake County’s first brewpub serving unique handcrafted ales and lagers. Plus great food and live music on the weekend.

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Sidelot

Side Lot Brewery

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110 Slocum Lake Rd
Wauconda, IL 60084

Phone: 847.865.0281

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This sleek and saavy brewery knows what it’s doing with a stellar selection of beers on tap and a delectable food menu

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Club Tiki

Club Tiki Small Batch Vodka

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3500 Sunset Ave
Waukegan, IL 60087

Phone: 847.872.7777

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Bar decorated as a Tiki hut, featuring video gaming and Gold Pyramid Vodka from The Gold Pyramid House. Available for special events!

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Northshore

North Shore Distillery

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13990 Rockland Rd
Green Oaks, IL 60048

Phone: 847.574.2499

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Delicious, award-winning spirits and cocktails by true artisans. Beautiful spaces, cocktail classes, events & more.

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Lynfred

Lynfred Winery

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971 N Milwaukee Ave
Wheeling, IL 60090

Phone: 847.229.9463

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Oenophiles flock to this elegant tasting room for flights and pairings. Browse the wine shop. Wine events year-round.

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Valentino

Valentino Vineyards

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5175 Aptakisic Rd
Long Grove, IL 60047

Phone: 847.634.2831

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A viticulturist’s dream! Come taste 20 different types of wine and tour this 20-acre estate vineyard. Open May-Dec.

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Vignetodelbino

Vigneto del Bino

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42150 N Crawford Rd
Antioch, IL 60002

Phone: 847.204.7352

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From the fruit of the vines of this 10-acre boutique winery come award-winning reds and whites. Tasting room and gift shop.

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Festival

Annual Libation Festivals

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Explore Lake County’s list of annual brew, wine and spirit fests.

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