It’s time to get spooky in the Stateline! 😱

There are so many things to do this time of year in the Rockford area. The weather is crisp and the Halloween fun is just getting started. Check out this helpful guide on things to do in the greater Rockford area this Fall and Halloween season!

Things to Do This Fall in the Rockford Area

Fall is one of the best times in the Rockford area. The weather is refreshing, the landscape is beautiful and there are a lot of family-friendly events happening indoors and outside. If you’re brainstorming what to put on your Fall Bucket List, here are 50 Things to Do in the Stateline This Fall!

Play Stateline Fall Bingo!

We’ve put together a Bingo card of a dozen different things you can do locally this Fall. Once you’ve filled your card out, send a pic of it (and pics of you doing fun Fall activities) to hello@statelinekids.com. For extra entries, tag Stateline_Kids and #play815 in your social media pictures! One lucky winner will get 4 tickets to the Midway Village All Hallow’s Eve event on October 19th. Entries must be in by October 14th to be eligible.

Go to a Fall Festival

Enjoy the carnival rides, games, and delicious fall foods like popcorn, caramel apples and cider donuts at a fall festival this year! We’ve included some festivals that are worth the drive like Scarecrow Fest in St. Charles.

Visit an Apple Orchard

We have FIVE local apple orchards in the Stateline. Have you been to all of them yet? Check out our guide for all the information you need to know before you go and recommendations for the can’t miss items at each place.

See the Changing Leaves at Rockford Area Parks

The colorful leaves are one of the most beautiful things about Fall. We asked you where your favorite places to see the leaves change color and put together a list of the best places to see all the fall colors.

Best Corn Mazes for Families

There are several corn mazes a short distance from Rockford. If you’d like to get lost in the stalks, check out our list here.

Pick the Perfect Pumpkin in Rockford

We have a few local pumpkin patches and stands where you can pick your perfect pumpkin and get into the Halloween spirit. Check out this list for where to go to pick pumpkins and what other fun activities you can do while you’re there.

Trunk or Treat Events in the Rockford Area

Last year, we had over 30 Trunk or Treat events in our list and this year is shaping up to be just as big. Almost ALL of these events are free to the public and a great chance to take your little ones trick or treating in a safe environment. Take a peek at the list and start planning your calendar.

Trick or Treating Times For Each City and Town

Find your city, grab a bag to fill up with candy, and set an alarm for October 31st.

Family Friendly Halloween Events in the Rockford Area

Halloween in the Stateline lasts all October! There are fun events happening throughout Rockford including parades, costume contests, and parties. Check out our list of spooktacular fun here.

Halloween Themed Library Events in the Stateline

Our local libraries know how to celebrate Halloween the right way! There are many free programs happening for kids of all ages at the area libraries. Here’s a list of what’s happening this year.

Scare Yourself Silly at Haunted Houses and Trails

If you have tweens, teens, or brave kiddos, you may want to take them through a haunted house this Halloween season. If you’re looking for some spooky fun, here’s the place to find all of your haunted spots. These attractions are recommended for kids 13 and older.

Ghost Tours, Hunts and Talks in the Stateline

Rockford, Illinois has a haunted past! If you’d like to get scared by history, check out our post on places to take a ghost tour, hunt and listen to a ghost talk this Halloween season. These events are usually geared towards adults unless noted and would be great for an October date night!

Smash Some Pumpkins After Halloween’s Over

If you don’t know what to do with your leftover Jack O’Lanterns after Halloween, we’ve got some fun options. There are several pumpkin smashing events happening in the Stateline for you to check out.

We hope you have a scarily fun Fall and Halloween! 🕷️