McLean County Calendar of Events Oct. 27 – 31

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Children’s Discovery Museum in Normal will host the Halloween Hoopla for families on Oct. 27. (Image courtesy of Children’s Museum)

OCT. 27

Deer Creek Halloween Parade
Friday, 3 p.m.
Young at Heartland
Friday, 2-3 p.m.
Normal Public Library, 206 W. College Ave.

Young at Heartland senior actors perform brief scenes depicting some of the opportunities that life can bring. For more information, call (309) 452-1757.

Downtown Bloomington Trick or Treat
Friday, 5-7 p.m.

Young people can get treats at participating downtown businesses. For more information, call (309) 829-9599.

After Hours Halloween Party at the Library
Friday, 5:30-8 p.m.
Normal Public Library, 206 W. College Ave.

Young people can join in scary games, and enjoy crafts and food as well as a library scavenger hunt in the dark. For more information, call (309) 433-3482.

Murder Mystery Dinner: Full House of Death
Friday, begins at 5:30
Mackinaw Valley Vineyard & Winery, 33633 State Rte. 9
$45 for dinner and show

The drama starts at 6:30 in the tasting room. Dinner catered by The Catering Company. For more information, call (309) 359-9463.

Freaky Friday Fright Night Open Skate
Friday, 7:30-9 p.m.
Pepsi Ice Center, 201 S. Roosevelt Ave., Bloomington
$6; skate rental $2

Wear your costume and the free glow necklace. For more information, call (309) 434-2875.

Halloween Hoopla
Friday, 6-8 p.m.
Children’s Discovery Museum, 101 E. Beaufort St., Normal

Celebrate Halloween with trick-or-treating in museum exhibits, creepy crafts and ghostly games. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information or to register, visit

OCT. 28

Howl at the Market
Saturday, 7:30- a.m.- noon
Museum Square, downtown Bloomington

Come dressed in costume to enjoy the final Farmers’ Market of the season. All kids will receive a “boo buck” good towards $1 worth of small items (like apples, honey straws, mini pumpkins, and cookies. For more information, call (309) 829-9599.

Spooktacular at the Zoo
Saturday, 5-8 p.m.
Miller Park Zoo, 1020 S. Morris, Bloomington

Show off your Halloween costume and enjoy crafts, local vendors, up close animal encounters, and candy. For more information, call (309) 434-2250.

OCT.  28-29

Antique Show
Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Interstate Center, 1106 Interstate Dr., Bloomington

Over 40 top dealers from throughout the Midwest will have their wares on sale. For more information, call (217) 469-2256.

OCT.  29

Non-Scary Spooktacular at the Zoo
Sunday, noon-3 p.m.
Miller Park Zoo, 1020 S. Morris, Bloomington
$6.95; ages 3-12 $4.95; seniors and military $5.95

Activities will include crafts and vendors. For more information, call (309) 434-2250.

OCT.  30

Treat Feast in Normal
Monday, 5-6:30 p.m.
Uptown Normal, 11 Uptown Circle

The streets will be closed off and filled with spooky ghosts and ghouls of the kiddie variety. Businesses will open their doors to trick-or-treaters in a safe and fun setting. For more information, call (309) 454-9557.

Heyworth Trick or Treating
Monday: 6-8 p.m.

OCT.  31

Halloween at the Mansion
Tuesday, 4-7 p.m.
David Davis Mansion, 1000 Monroe Dr., Bloomington

Treats will be handed out on the mansion doorsteps, and there will be photography opportunity stations on the Mansion Grounds. For more information, call (309) 828-1084.

Trick or Treating times:

  • Flanagan: 4-7 p.m.
  • Fairbury: 4-8 p.m.
  • Bloomington: 5-8 p.m.
  • Normal: 5-8 p.m.
  • McLean: 5-8 p.m.
  • Gridley: 5-8 p.m.
  • Clinton: 5-8 p.m.
  • Danvers: 5-8 p.m.
  • Hudson: 5:30-8 p.m.
  • Chenoa: 5:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Carlock: 5:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Downs: 5:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Heyworth: 5-9 p.m.


–McLean County Calendar of Events Oct. 27 – 31–