The Rockford area knows how to have fun for Halloween! There are many events happening in the Stateline throughout October in celebration of Halloween. There are parties, outdoor events, parades, costume contests, and more! Unless noted, all of the events below are for kids of all ages and are family-friendly and not scary.
We will continue to add events to this calendar as we find them. If you know of an event we’ve missed, please email us!
2020 Update: Please follow all county health guidelines and wear masks when indoors or unable to social distance at these events. Check event descriptions for more details. Before going to the event, check the link to make sure the event is still happening. We do our best to keep this page up-to-date, but changes are happening rapidly.
Costumes are encouraged at these events!
Halloween Parties & Family Events
Where: Rockford Public Library (WebEx)
When: October 9, 2020
5:45 pm – 7 pm
Kids ages 8-13 can listen to spine-chilling tales, games, and spooky science experiments. You’ll be sent a link for the program. Register here.
Where: Family Worship Center Beloit
1021 Cranston Rd., Beloit, WI
When: October 24, 2020
11 am – 2 pm
Come to the Family Worship Center for carnival games, hayrides, water balloon launch, and a pumpkin patch.
Where: Severson Dells Nature Center
8786 Montague Rd., Rockford, IL
When: October 24, 2020
6 pm – 8 pm
Learn about spooky creatures like bats, spiders, and skunks at this family-friendly event. Register here.
Where: Discovery Center Museum
711 N Main St, Rockford, IL
When: October 29 – 31, 2020
10 am – 12 pm or 1 pm – 3 pm
Cost: $5 for members, $10 for the public
One night of Spooky Science isn’t enough! Dust off your favorite costume
and wear it on your visit to the museum Oct. 29-31 for some not-so-scary
Halloween fun. Concoct slime to take home, create masks, crowns and tube monsters and play Monster Hide and Seek! It will be skele-tons of fun! Included with museum admission. $9/person; free to Members and kids ages 1 and younger. Advance reservations are required. Reserve your play session at http://www.discoverycentermuseum.org/reservations#Reserve or call 815-963-6769.
Where: Lockwood Park
5201 Safford Rd, Rockford, IL
When: October 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31st
10 am – 4 pm
Cost: Free admission, each experience costs money
Visit Lockwood Park every Saturday in October for Fall on the Farm. Admission is free and you can purchase a package ticket or pay for individual experiences.
Fall on the Farm Experience Package – $10 per person
- Wagon ride
- Pick your own pumpkin
- Petting zoo and feed
Individual activities include:
- Wagon Rides: $4/person
- Trail Rides: Reserve Online
- Pick Your Own Pumpkin: $6/pumpkin (includes pumpkin painting)
- Pumpkin Painting w/purchase of pie pumpkin: $3/each
- Petting Zoo & Feed: $2/person
- Pony Ride – $5/person (weight & height restrictions apply)
- Food Truck
Free activities at Fall on the Farm include:
- Corn Maze
- Fall atmosphere with photo ops and free games
- Playing on the playground
Halloween Night Hike
Where: Angelic Organics Learning Center
1936 Rockton Rd., Caledonia, IL
When: October 31, 2020
6 pm – 9 pm
Cost: Free – suggested donation of $5 per person or $20 per family
Take a blue moon hike, learn about the moon, and sit at a campfire. Register here.
There are no scheduled Halloween parades for 2020.
There are no Halloween hayrides for 2020.
Halloween Trails & Haunted Woods
There are no Halloween trails or non-scary Haunted Woods. You can find Haunted Houses for kids 13 and up here.