Haunted Trail & Bonfire
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Forest View Park-513 Forest View Drive
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. After the Costume Contest enjoy the amazing FREE performers, from spooky Halloween tales to mystifying magicians-hopefully they won't make you disappear! If your 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 Halloween sugar cookie-they're always a hit! The little ones will enjoy our inflatable Pumpkin Moonwalk, Animal Kingdom Activity House, Kids Game Tent, Face Painter, and the Happy Ghosts Straw Maze, while the brave ones can walk through the trail if they dare. What lurks among the trees? There will be 10 mortifying scenes with unnatural creatures awaiting to eagerly quench their undying thirst for your screams! At dusk the Lake Villa Fire Department will start the bonfire and we will serve FREE apple cider heated in a cauldron.
Schedule of Events
Wagon Rides-$1 or 1 canned food item
Our wagon rides are held at McDonald Woods Forest Preserve which is located just up the hill from Forest View Park. They run from 3:00pm-6:00pm.
Our Costume Contest starts promptly at 3:30pm at the Cornstalk Stage and is for ages 2-5, 6-8, & 9-11 years old. Prizes will be awarded!
5:00pm-Paddy Lynn-Halloween Tales
5:30pm-Chris Fascione-Scared Silly Stories
6:00pm-Magical Balloon Dude Dale
7:00pm-Jason the Juggler
Haunted Trail-$1 per person each time through
The trail hours are 4:30-6:00pm and 6:30-8:00pm. The scenes/spooky characters in the trail are the same in both time groups.
Bonfire-Free hot apple cider
At dusk the Lake Villa Fire Department will start the bonfire and we will serve FREE apple cider heated in a cauldron.
Once upon a time in a land far, far away-there lived an OGRE named Shrek! This year's special guest and friends will have you scared shrekless! Come see the PM&L Theatre cast from "Shrek the Musical" at 5:00pm at the Cornstalk Stage and then visit them at the Kids
If you are interested in having a scene in the haunted Trail or just want to volunteer-please call Kathy Kohler at 847.356.6011, ext. 104 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Perfect for Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Neighborhoods, and School Groups-We only have room for 12 spots!
In case of unsafe weather, (heavy rain, lightning, 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.
Thanks To Our Sponsors
- State Bank of The Lakes, Lindenhurst
- First Midwest Bank
- Piggly Wiggly-Antioch & Zion
- Rosborough Partners, Inc.
- PM&L Theatre
- Jazzercise, Lindenhurst
- Lindenhurst Mayor-Dominic Marturano
- Burris Equipment-Waukegan
- AAA Tent Masters & Party Rentals-Gurnee
- Groot Disposal-Round Lake Beach
- Berger Excavating-Wauconda
- Police Explorers-Post 2008 Grayslake & Lindenhurst
- Village of Lindenhurst
- Lindenfest, Inc.