October is here, which means it is time to get the pants scared off of you!
Check out some of the spooky (and not so spooky) events around the Peoria Area this month!

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SPIDER HILL AT THREE SISTERS PARK

Get ready to face your worst fears at one of the area's largest haunted attractions!  Spider Hill returns to Three Sisters Park for the 18th year!  Take part in the Massacre Mansion, Trail of Terror and The Zombie Adventure. Can you handle all three? Try if you dare!

Every Friday and Saturday in October
Location: Three Sisters Park

PEKIN HAUNT

It's a zombie invasion at the Pekin Paintball Park! Are you ready to take out the feral ghouls? Hop on board a two story battlewagon mounted with paintball guns and see if you can blast away "live zombies"!

Every Friday and Saturday in October
Location: Pekin Paintball Club

SPOOK HOLLOW 
with M.C. Manor and M.C. Nightmare

It is the longest running "Outdoor Haunted Attraction" in Illinois and it gets more scary each year! Head out to Marquette Heights for Spook Hollow! Three different attractions equals three ways to get spooked!

October 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29
Location: Marquette Heights

HAUNTED INFIRMARY 
at Bartonville Asylum

Behind the other abandoned asylum buildings on the Bartonville State Hospital grounds lies the infirmary. A group of madmen have taken over the building, waiting for their next victim. Will you be next?

Every Friday and Saturday in October
Location: Bartonville Hospital

ASYLUM ACRES
at Bartonville Asylum

Who has escaped the asylum and spent life wandering the woods around it? Now is your chance to find out!  At Asylum Acres, you walk through the woods surrounding the old facility.  You never know who you may....run into!

Every Friday and Saturday in October
Location: Bartonville Asylum

NIGHTMARE ON FAIRGROUND ROAD

When the carnival leaves, what happens inside the Bureau County Fairgrounds? Head to Princeton to see what may have...stayed behind.  Wind through a number of creepy fairground barns and take a ride on a haunted hayrack ride.

Every Friday and Saturday in October, plus October 23
Location: Bureau County Fairgrounds

FRIGHT NIGHT FOREST CITY

25 years of dread haunts Fright Night Forest City. Test your bravery in four different attractions. When they warn that this is not recommended for children, you know it is scary!

Every Friday and Saturday in October
Location: Forest City

5K RUN DEAD ZOMBIE RUN

THE ZOMBIES ARE COMING!!!  Runners will endure a 5K run through a zombie-infested course. Test your speed, endurance, and strength while trying to avoid ravenous zombies!

October 22
Location: Peoria Riverfront

PEORIA HISTORY TOUR: HAUNTED PEORIA

Come see the dark side of Peoria, where some...strange things have been reported over the years.   Learn about the Lady in White, the Legend of Nee-Nee-Wah, the Curse of Old Lady Gray and more!

Every Friday and Saturday in October
Location: All tours leave from Peoria Riverfront Museum

HOWL-ZOO-WEEN

Calling all ghosts and ghouls! Join the Peoria Zoo for their annual Howl-Zoo-Ween event. Enjoy a Trick-or-Treat Trail through Africa!, magic shows, costume contests and so much more

October 7-8
Location: Peoria Zoo

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WILDLIFE SCARY PARK

Wildlife Prairie Park turns into Wildlife Scary Park for Halloween! This scary, but family-friendly event offers trick-or-treating, hayrack rides, haunted train rides and much more!

October 21-23, 28-30
Location: Wildlife Prairie Park

HAYRIDES AND HOT DOGS

Come on out any Thursday in October and have an old-fashioned good time. For a small fee you get so much: hot dogs for roasting, hayrides, mid-1800s Autumn Play Party activities and much mnore! Costumes encouraged!

Every Thursday in October
Location: Sommer Park

WITCHES WALK

The Farm Park becomes delightfully haunted at this time of year. Come follow the luminary "Witches Walk", while experiencing the spooky sights and sounds of the season. "Not so scary, just the right amount of fright for the little ones".

October 21-22, 28-29
Location: Fondulac Farm Park

WITCHES NIGHT OUT 

Head out to Princeton for one wicked shopping event! Stores along Main Street will be offering discounts, giveaways and maybe a few surprises!

October 14
Location: Main Street in Princeton

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