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October: a month filled with scares, pumpkin spice, and fall leaves.  It’s that time of the year where a variety of fall themed activities pop up left and right.  Do you ever find yourself wanting to participate in these kinds of activities but by the time the end of the month rolls around you end up not doing any of them?  Although Halloween just passed, don’t fret!  The fall season is still here and you still have time!  Here are some ideas of fun fall things you can do to suffice your fall desires.

Haunted Houses

If you like things to get spooky, a haunted house may be for you. Grab a couple friends and check out some of these spook-tacular haunts.

13th Floor Haunted House in Melrose Park








House of Torment in Morton Grove

Cicero’s Town Hall of Horrors in Cicero

Pumpkin Farms

Some pumpkin farms are just pumpkins.  Others have pumpkins AND food, games, animals, mazes, even little haunted houses.  In case you want to buy pumpkins, have a good time, or both, you should visit these farms.

Sonny Acres Farm in West Chicago

Johansen Farms Children’s Zoo & Pumpkin Farm in Bolingbrook

Goebbert’s Farm & Garden Center in South Barrington


Snag some friends and get lost in one of theses mazes!  It’s a good way to spend some fall fun with your buds, and get your brains working together.  Often times these mazes also have other activities on site as well.

Konow’s Corn Maze in Homer Glen

Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm in Lockport

Richardson Adventure Farm & Corn Maze in Spring Grove


Take a ride in wagon full of hay this fall at one of these locations.  Most places have hayrides and other activities as well.  Some hayrides are haunted ones if you’re looking for a scare!

Hayride at Sonny Acres Farm in West Chicago

Odyssey Fun Farm’s “Zombie Safari Hayride” in Tinley Park

Forest View Farms’ haunted hayride in Tinley Park

Apple picking

Set aside some time to pick some fresh apples with friends and family.  

Royal Oak Farm’s apple picking in Harvard

Didier Farm’s apple picking in Lincolnshire

Apples on Oak’s apple picking in Lockport


If you want to stay at home, baking some fall favorite recipes could be for you! Check Allrecipes, Delish, and Foodnetwork for recipes.

Pumpkin pie

Apple crisp sundae

The famous Pillsbury pumpkin sugar cookies

Scary movie marathon

Spending some time in the dark with jump scares and monsters could be a fun activity for you.  Whether it’s a classic, new, or kids horror movie, fall is the perfect time to marathon these movies.  

Horror movie classics, Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street), Jason (Friday the 13th), and Michael Myers (Halloween)

R.L Stine’s “Goosebumps”

New remake of Stephen King’s “It”

Pumpkin Carving

There’s nothing like gutting a pumpkin and etching a face or image onto it!  Put a candle inside and set in outside your house for a nice decoration

A smiley jack-o-lantern carving

fun pumpkin carvings

We wish you all a spook-tacular Halloween!

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Angelica DeBenedictis, Reporter
Angelica is a sophmore at York.  She is interested in writing about current events, controversial topics, and York activities. Within York she is apart of RAYS, Journalism club (obviously), and Mirrors.  She was apart of Journalism club last year and is excited to be back and writing again!
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