Get your spook on: Halloween happenings in McHenry County
The following events are taking place for Halloween in the area.
THE HAUNTED SQUARE, through Nov. 2, 112 E. Van Buren St., Woodstock. Fundraiser to benefit Family Alliance and help restore the historic Woodstock Courthouse. Featuring an interactive haunted house named Madness Manor haunted by the cursed Maddigan family. Schedule: 7 p.m. to midnight Oct. 25-26, Oct. 31-Nov. 2; and 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 24 & 27. Admission: $12 a person. Haunted Hall Pass discount coupons (good for $2 off admission) can be found at various retailers/restaurants on the square. Information: 815-245-1123 or www.thehauntedsquare.com.
McHENRY AREA JAYCEES HAUNTED HOUSE, through Nov. 2, the Big Red Barn by the new McDonald's, 300 S. Route 31, McHenry. Schedule: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Oct. 24-27, 31 and Nov. 1-2. Admission: $9 or $15 for a fast pass; $1 off with a canned food item for FISH Food Pantry. Information: 815-307-4478 or www.facebook.com/mchenryjayceeshauntedhouse.
HOLIDAY HABITS HALLOWEEN DISPLAY, through Oct. 31,10716 Wheatland Way, Huntley. A yard haunt attraction on display featuring pneumatic and animated props, static decorations, fog machines, special effects lighting and music. Stop by, get out of the car and walk around. Free. Information: www.holidayhabits.com/haunt.
HALLOWEEN HANDOUT, 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 31, downtown Crystal Lake. Participating merchants throughout downtown Crystal lake will open their doors to invite costumed children 12 and younger to receive a treat. Information: 815-479-0835 or www.downtowncl.org.
SAFETY TOWN TRICK OR TREAT, 10th annual, 3 to 6 p.m. Oct. 31, Safety Educational Center, 1109 Crystal Lake Road, Lake in the Hills. Safe trick or treat night for children throughout the miniature town behind the Safety Educational Center. Hosted by the Lake in the Hills Police Department. Information: 847-658-5676 or www.lith.org.
TRUNK OR TREAT, 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31, Woodstock Free Methodist Church parking lot, 934 N. Seminary Ave., Woodstock. Cars will be lined up in the parking lot with their trunks open and decorated for all the little costumed friends to get treats. Information: 815-338-3180 or www.woodstockfmc.net.
ANNUAL HALLOWEEN NIGHT FREE HOT DOG ROAST, 6 p.m. Oct. 31, Hampshire Elementary School, 321 Terwilliger Ave., Hampshire, Hosted by the Hampshire Lions Club. The magic of Don Bothwell follows at 6:15 p.m. Information: 847-683-2659.
WHITE WITCH TEA PARTY, 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 1, at a private home in Bull Valley. Fundraiser to benefit the 157-year-old Historic Stickney House featuring a tea party with raffle prizes, auction items, contests, refreshments. Costumes encouraged, but not required. Tickets: $40 per person before Oct. 28, $60 after Oct. 28. Event address will be provided to ticket holders upon purchase. Tickets will be available after Oct. 28 at the Stickney House, 1904 Cherry Valley Road, Bull Valley. Tickets and information: 815-459-4833.