Haunted Trail and Bonfire

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Don’t miss the biggest Special Event of the year! This one-day event is organized by the Lindenhurst Park District with help from local businesses, schools and volunteers. Come out with your family and friends and enjoy a fall festival like no other. There’s something for everyone! Start off with a wagon ride through McDonald Woods, then stroll over to the Costume Contest at the Cornstalk Stage. You never know who you might see! If you’re still searching for that perfect pumpkin-check out the Millburn Tree Farm-they always bring a great selection. Bring your appetite, the Witches’ Kitchen will be grilling up some yummy treats, and make sure you save room for a giant pumpkin or spider web sugar cookie-they're always a hit! Shiver me timbers and check out the Pirate Ship Game Tent-keep your eye-out for wandering pirates. The little ones will enjoy our inflatable Pirate Ship, Casper Moonwalk and Happy Ghosts straw maze, while the brave ones can walk through the trail if they dare. What lurks among the trees? There will be 12 mortifying scenes with unnatural creatures awaiting to eagerly quench their undying thirst for your screams! Amazing performers can be found at the FREE Cornstalk Stage. From spooky Halloween tales to mystifying magicians-hopefully they won’t make you disappear! At dusk the Lake Villa Volunteer Fire Department will start the bonfire and we will serve FREE apple cider heated in a cauldron.


Forest View Park

513 Forest View Drive

Lindenhurst, IL  60046

Wagon Rides- McDonald Woods $1 or 1 Canned Food Item Per Person.

Haunted Trail- $1 per person each time through.

Tickets for other activities and food: $.50 each.

Costume Contest

Our costume contest starts promptly at 3:30pm at the stage area.  Age groups are as follows:  3-5, 6-8, and 9-11.  PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED!!

Schedule of Events for Cornstalk Stage

3:30pm:  Costume Contest

5:00pm:  Paddy Lynn, Story Acting for Children

5:30pm: Patti Ecker, Tales and Tunes

6:00pm: JeanieB!  Music for kids!


6:30pm: Caricatures by Bill Begos

7:00pm:  Magical Balloon Dude-Dale

7:30pm:  Jason the Juggler

8:00pm:  Magic Dave

In case of unsafe weather, (heavy rain, etc.) the trail will be cancelled, but most of the other festivities will take place at the Lindenhurst Park District Community Center Gym, starting at 3:00pm.