As all good witches know, Halloween isn’t just for kids! Here in Clinton County, there’s something for all ages, with spooky sites, fun frights and a whole lot of good times.
If you hear screams and eeks coming from the Little Prairie Nature Trail, not to worry, it’s just the participants on Carlyle Lake’s Haunted Trail! This favorite Halloween excursion puts guests in a truck-drawn, hay-filled wagon and takes them on a spooky trail filled with haunted spots, scary sounds and eerie objects.
October 19-20, 2018
Little Prairie Nature Trail (ride begins at McDonald’s in Carlyle)
6:30 – 10:00 p.m.
More weekend festivities can be found in Carlyle at the Pick of the Patch Fall Festival on Saturday, which includes a street fair, pumpkin patch, games, bounce houses, and more.
Pick of the Patch Fall Festival
October 20, 2018
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Carlyle Lake Dam West
Not to be outdone, the Trenton Sportsman’s Club offers two ghoulish weekends with its annual Haunted Trail. The well-planned path features ghosts, goblins, and other hair-raising sites. Food and drinks will be available.
October 21-22, 28-29, 2018
7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
14919 Sportsmens Road, Trenton
$10/person; $1 off with canned good donation
Get your costumes ready and head to Centralia on October 27 to join the Halloween Parade. All ages are welcome to dress up and walk, and there will be costume judging prior to the parade. It’s all part of the Annual Fall Festival in downtown, featuring a craft fair and flea market, children’s games and activities, a chili cook-off, car show, and live entertainment. A full day of fun!
Fall Festival and Halloween Parade
October 27, 2018
Downtown Centraila, IL
Festival begins at 9:00 a.m.
Costume judging, 10:30 a.m.
Parade, 11:00 a.m.
Trick or treat! This Halloween, children 12 and under are invited to stop by participating businesses in Carlyle for a little goodie. An orange ghost in the window lets you know where to go.
Trick or Treat
October 31, 2018
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Downtown Carlyle, IL
Holidays are always more fun in Clinton County!