5 Scary Events That Will Make You Scream

October means Halloween. And Halloween means haunted houses. My friends love to drag me to these events, because frankly I’m scared of them. Zombies with one hand cut off that jump out at me is not my idea of fun. But the thrill of the ride is sometimes worth it, and in this case it is. Check out these scary events happening in October:

Nightmare on Chicago Street

Saturday, October 25 from 6:00pm – 11:00pm

$7.00 admission charge if you purchase online, just click the link above and it will direct you to the page. $10.00 admission charge at the gate.

Chicago Street (Douglas to Villa)

Elgin, Illinois 60120

Terror on the Railroad

October 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24 & 25 from 6:30pm – 11:00pm

$18.00 admission charge. They also require you to come 30 minutes early from your ride time. Best way to ensure you get a spot would be to click the link above and purchase the tickets online.

Illinois Railway Museum

700 Olson Rd.

Union, IL 60108

All Hollows Eve: Village of Fear

Friday and Saturday, October 17 and 18 from 6:30pm – 10:00 pm

$10.00 admission charge if you buy them now, just click the link above and it will direct you to the page. $15.00 admission charge at the gate.

Naper Settlement

523 S. Webster Street

Naperville, IL

Santa’s Village: Nightmare on North Street

 Wednesday October 1 – Friday, October 31 from 8:00pm – 12:00pm

$10.00 admission charge but FREE parking!

Santa’s Village

601 Dundee Ave

East Dundee, IL 60118

Evil Intentions Haunted House

October 1 – October 31 from 7:30pm – 10:00pm or 7:30pm – 12:00pm, depending on the night. (Check the site for the right time on the day you’d like to go.)

$25.00 admission charge.

900 Grace Street

Elgin, IL 60120

I would recommend bringing your kids, 12 years and above, to the All Hollows Eve: Village of Fear and Santa’s Village Nightmare on North Street. Evil Intentions Haunted House does not recommend you bring children 13 and below to this event. Nightmare on Chicago Street states that 17 and younger will not be admitted without a parent/guardian. Terror on the Railroad is not recommended for children under the age of 13.

Bottom line, use discretion but pick the event that seems the most fun for you and your family/friends. Better yet, go to all 5 if Halloween is your favorite holiday! Remember that this time of year involves fun events around Halloween that include dressing up like your favorite character or being scared with the people that you enjoy most. Enjoy it while it lasts!


About the Author: Shalina Wozny

I am a communications intern for EACVB. I really like being the “middle man” and finding a way to bridge the gap between people. I like exploring new cities, eating a good bowl of pasta, and having anything sweet for dessert – dessert is a must for me! Fall is my favorite season; the leaves changing color fascinate me. I love having deep, soulful conversations. Follow my posts on this blog to find out more about what I love to do in this area.