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HallowFest

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Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Rd.
Glencoe, IL 60022
October 26, 2013 - October 27, 2013
This event has passed. Please visit the Events Calendar for a calendar of upcoming events.

Chicago Botanic Garden's annual HallowFest is a garden of good...and evil! You have the choice of taking the "friendly" or "spooky" path to activities in the Regenstein Center and McGinley Pavilion. Be sure to bring your camera to capture all the fun!

Eerie Entertainment

  • Live show-and-tell with Rob Carmichael's creepy, crawly amphibians, reptiles and birds of prey in the Auditorium
  • Magic with Dracula in Nichols Hall

Carved Pumpkin Gallery

  • Glowing jack-o-lanters in the Bridge Gallery
  • Opportunity to pick up a pumpkin to carve at home

Fortune-telling

  • Chance for a glance into your future in the Linnaeus Room

Face Painting

  • Festivities in McGinley Pavilion

Howlin' Express

  • 15-minute rides around the Garden 

Miniature Mania

  • Model Railroad Garden in ghostly lights and miniature splendor
  • Featuring special ghost trains

Spooky Snack Shack

  • Free treats in the Greenhouse Galleries

The Garden Café

  • Special Monster Menu for boos and ghouls

Activities in the Lenhardt Library

  • Interactive activities for younger HallowFest visitors
  • Critter Olympics
  • Sensory boxes

Photos: © Chicago Botanic Garden

Saturday: 6 - 9 p.m.
Sunday: 4 - 7 p.m.
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