Find family fun at Pumpkin Fest on Oct. 14

Event to include character path, games, hay rides and more

GRAYSLAKE -- The Grayslake Community Park District’s Annual Pumpkin Fest returns to Central Park Aquatic Fields, 250 Library Lane, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14.

“Pumpkin Fest is a wonderful opportunity for families to enjoy a beautiful fall evening together,” Grayslake Park District Executive Director Kristin Splitt said in a news release. “Last year, the COVID-19 pandemic forced us to change the structure of our event, and although it was very successful, we are so excited to be back in Central Park!”

Pumpkin Fest will feature a character path, Halloween-themed games, hay rides, inflatable obstacle courses, and children’s coloring contest hosted by the Village of Grayslake Pageant. Participants are encouraged to dress in Halloween costumes and enter the costume contest that starts at 7 p.m.

New for this year, all prizes will be pre-packaged in goody bags helping to mitigate touch surfaces. Although this is an outdoor event, masks are encouraged.

Register at (Code: 100011) on or before Oct. 13 for a reduced rate of $9 (residents) / $11 (non-residents) or pay $15 per child at the event. Adult attendance is free with a paying child. The rainout date is Thursday, October 21.

The Grayslake Park District extends a big thank you to their sponsors and community partners: Better Homes & Gardens Star Homes, Orthodontic Specialists of Lake County, Rule Dentistry, Village of Grayslake Pageant, Grayslake Historical Society, Hot Shots Sports, Culver’s of Grayslake, Lou Malnati’s Grayslake/Gurnee, Something’s Brewing, and Jewel Osco.

For the latest updates and a map of the event, be sure to follow the Grayslake Park District’s Facebook page: @grayslakeparkdistrict