Heroes, villains and creatures of all kind hit the town for pre-Halloween festivities on the North Shore.
Winnetka and Wilmette each hosted their marquee seasonal events over the weekend with hundreds coming out to Pumpkins in the Woods Friday, Oct. 20, and Wicked Wilmette on Saturday, Oct. 21.
The Winnetka Park District’s Pumpkins in the Woods featured a transformed Hubbard Woods Park, complete with DJ, spooky bounce houses, impromptu pumpkin patch, carnival games and more.
A day later and five miles south, a similar adventure descended upon Hibbard Park in Wilmette.
The family-friendly event featured the spooky inflatables, a hay maze, magic show and graveyard scavenger hunt, among other fun.
The Halloween action is only beginning with a full slate of local fun to be had until the big night on Tuesday, Oct. 31.
A Candy Stroll hits downtown Highland Park from 3-6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26, and then two Boo Bashes scare up fun on Friday night — Glencoe’s from 5-7 p.m. at the Takiff Center, and Northfield’s from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Northfield Community Center.
The Linden Square Pumpkin Walk is from 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Oct. 28, in Wilmette, and Harvest Hayride is from 4-7 p.m. at Lloyd Park in Winnetka. Additionally, all weekend long Chalet Nursery in Wilmette will host a Halloween Costume Contest.
For more details on those events and others, check out The Record’s Halloween roundup from earlier this month.
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