October is FILLED with many different FUN activities for all ages. We are proud to share the many events Central IL puts on this time of year. Many of these events are fundraisers for great causes.... have a SPOOKTACULAR time!

1. Costume Swap and Create at Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

DATES: October 1-15 drop off dates and October 21 for costume swap day

COST: Free with regular museum admission

2. Hayrides and Hotdogs at Sommer Park

DATES: October 5, 12, 19 and 26 (Thursday's in October)

3. Spider Hill at Three Sisters Park Chillicothe

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DATES: October 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 and 28 (Friday & Saturday's in October)

COST: $10 for each attraction or $25 for all 3 * Fast passes available for additional cost to by-pass long lines! 

4. Hogwarts' Garden of Botanical Wonders at Luthy Botanical Garden

DATES: October 6-29

5. Campfire Ghost Stories at Camp Wokanda

DATE: October 13

COST: Free, Donations Accepted

6. Howl-Zoo-Ween at Peoria Zoo

October 13-14, 5:30- 8:30

COST: $7 per person

6. 27th Annual Witches Walk at Fon du Lac Farm Park

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DATES: October 15-17, 22-24 6-8PM

COST: $2.50 ages 1-15, $3.00 ages 15+

7. Halloween Taboo Game at Peoria Public Library Lincoln Branch

DATE: October 17

8. DIY Trick or Treat Bag at Peoria Public Library Lakeview Branch

DATE: October 18

9. The Haunted Trail and Hayrack Ride at Carl Spindler Marina

DATE: October 20-21 5-10PM

COST: $5 per person. *All proceeds benefit the Richland Youth Programs

10. Creatures of the Night at Forest Park Nature Center

DATE: October 20 6:30-8:30PM

COST: $4 in advance; $5 at the door

11. Halloween Bash at Kid's Care America

DATE: October 20

12. Wildlife Scary Park at Wildlife Prairie Park

October 20-22 and 27-29

COST: Ages 0-2 FREE, WPP Members $8.00, Non-Members $10.00

13. Daxfest at Washington Park

DATE: October 21 4-7PM

COST: Adults and Kids under 1 FREE & Children $12 each

14. Fall Festival at Soldwedel Program Center Pekin

DATE: October 21 12-9PM

15. Barktoberfest at Foster Pet Outreach

DATE: October 21 11AM-2PM

COST: $5 per person

16. Pumpkin Art at Peoria Public Library Lincoln Branch

DATE: October 23 5-6PM

17. Halloween Jeopardy and Puzzles at Peoria Public Library Lincoln Branch

DATE: October 24 5-6PM

18. Halloween Prep for Peoria Students at Peoria Public Library North Branch

DATE: October 25 1-4PM

19. Spooky Campfire Storytime at Peoria Public Library North Branch

DATE: October 25 7-7:30PM

20. Halloween Party at Franciscan Rec Complex

DATE: October 27 5:30-7:30PM

COST: $3/child * For ages 1-10

21. Trunk or Treat at Peoria YMCA

DATE: October 27 5:30-7:30PM


22. Pumpkin Bash at Peoria Zoo

October 28 10AM- 12PM

COST: Included with cost of admission 

23. Jeepers Creepers: Metamora Community Fall Fest at Black Partridge Park

DATE: October 28 2PM-10PM

24. Peoria Heights Chamber of Commerce Annual Fall Celebration

DATE: October 28 11AM

25. Fall Festival at Logan Recreation Center

DATE: October 30 4-7PM

26. Halloween Party and "Spooky" Mini Golf at Peoria Public Library North Branch

DATE: October 30 5:30- 7:30

27. 25th Annual Spooktacular at Pearce Community Center

DATE: October 30 4-6:30PM

COST: Game tickets can be purchased for $0.25. The hot dog dinner will be $3 for children 12 and under and $5 for adults 13 and over. A large adult meal with two hot dogs will be available for $7

28. Trunk or Treat at Proctor Recreation Center

DATE: October 31 5-8PM


29. Wee Ones Halloween Party at Alpha Park Library

DATE: October 31 10AM- 11AM


30. Haunted House at Peoria Public Library Lincoln Branch

DATE: October 31 5:30- 7:30PM

31. Family Fun Halloween Costume Contest & Trick or Treat at Northwoods Mall

DATE: October 31  5-7PM        

Have a SAFE & FUN Halloween! Be sure to contact The Knell Group with any of your real estate needs.