Trick or Treating Events & Times


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This list includes fun Tricking or Treating Events, Trunk or Treats and City-wide Trick or Treating Times.

  • Oct 29 & 30th at Bomke’s Patch Bring your child out and Trick-or-Treat through our 10 acre corn maze! Kids dressed in costume will get maze entry for $3 (regularly $5). Adults $3. A portion of the maze proceeds will go to benefit Family Services Center in Springfield. They specializes in providing foster care, community counseling and adoption services for Springfield and surrounding communities! Please show support and join us at our Trick-or-Treat Maze From Noon to 3pm
  • Oct. 30: 4pm-7pm Trick or Treat at Scheels Come dressed in your best costume and join Scheels for some Halloween fun! Trick or Treat Scavenger Hunt, Prizes, Candy and More!  Fun for the whole family! 
  • Oct 31: Halloween Party at Rochester Public Library 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm. Dress up in your Halloween costume and come to the library to get candy, make crafts, and play Halloween-inspired games. Rochester Public Lib
    rary, 1 Community Drive, Rochester.
  • Oct 31: Trick or Treating at Auburn Public Library 2 pm – 7 pm
  • Oct 31: St. Joseph’s Home nursing home at 3306 S 6th St road in Springfield is welcoming trick or treaters on Oct 31st from 4 to 7 pm.  
  • Oct 31: Trinity Lutheran Church and School will host its annual Trunk or Treat on Tuesday, October 31, from 5:00-7:00 PM in the Parish Hall at the School, 515 S. MacArthur Blvd., Springfield. A number of fellowship and ministry groups of Trinity will host tables featuring candy, bottled water, and other fun items for the “trunk or treaters” to take home. The Parish Hall is well-lit and climate-controlled so no matter what the weather outside, everyone will be comfortable inside and enjoy their “trunk or treating” experience.
  • Oct 31: Loami Halloween Carnival Join us on October 31st any time from 5:15 pm – 7:00 pm at the Loami Village Center for a fun, free Halloween Carnival. There will be games, prizes, and candy for kids trick-or-treating in Loami.
  • Oct. 31: Join Our Savior’s Church Trunk or Treat – Tuesday, October 31, 5-7 pm in the OS parking lot. The church is hosting this free, friendly, safe opportunity to dress up and have fun! Trunk or Treat rain or shine (in the Parish Hall if it rains). 2645 Old Jacksonville Rd., Springfield.
  • Oct. 31st: Auburn Public Library.  2:00-7:00 pm.  Come dressed in your costumes receive candy.  All ages are welcome.
  • Oct 31: Loami Halloween Carnival Join us on October 31st any time from 5:15 pm – 7:00 pm at the Loami Village Center for a fun, free Halloween Carnival. There will be games, prizes, and candy for kids trick-or-treating in Loami.
  • Oct. 31: Join Our Savior’s Church Trunk or Treat – Tuesday, October 31, 5-7 pm in the OS parking lot. The church is hosting this free, friendly, safe opportunity to dress up and have fun! Trunk or Treat rain or shine (in the Parish Hall if it rains)

CITY WIDE Trick or Treating Hours

  • Auburn: Oct. 30-31 from 5-8 p.m.
  • Chatham: Oct. 31 from 4:30-8 p.m.
  • Clinton: Oct. 31 from 5-8 p.m.
  • Decatur: Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m.
  • Mattoon: Oct. 31 from 5-8 p.m.
  • Monticello: Oct. 31 from 5-8 p.m. 
  • Mt. Zion: Oct. 31 from 5-8 p.m.
  • New Berlin: Oct. 31 from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Pawnee: Oct. 30-31 from 6-8 p.m.
  • Riverton: Oct. 31 from 5-8 p.m.
  • Rochester: Oct. 31 from 5-8 p.m.
  • Shelbyville: Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m.
  • Sherman: Oct. 31 from 5-8 p.m.
  • Springfield (City Hours): Oct. 31 from 4:30-8 p.m.  Residents who wish to greet trick-or-treaters may do so by turning on their porch lights.  Homes without their porch lights on should not be visited. 
  • Waverly: Oct. 31 from 5pm-8pm
  • Williamsville: Oct. 31 from 5 pm – 8 pm


OLD 2017 Events:

  • Oct. 19 WJVO Safe Halloween for Kids at Prairieland Heritage Museum’s Big Red Barn, 1005 West Michigan, South Jacksonville. Children “trick-or-treat” from room-to-room, gathering candy and coupons from over 18 themed rooms. This free event provides a controlled and safe environment for children 12 and under.  Special needs children are allowed access to trick-or-treat at 4:45, and then it is open to the public from 5-8 PM Please, no strollers! For more information, contact Sarah Hautala at 217.245.5119. Facebook event
  • Oct. 19 Scary Hour at Chatham Public Library at 6:30 p.m. This program, designed for monsters 3rd grade and older, features very scary stories in the Library Gallery – if you dare! Ghouls and spooky creatures will be haunting the Library this evening. Please do not bring younger children to this program. Registration is not required. Come in cosutme!
  • Oct. 20 Lincoln Home Trick or Treating 5:30-7:30 pm, 426 S. Seventh St., Springfield. The Lincoln Home Employee Association presents the 13th annual Trick or Treat Event for ages 12 and under. There will be candy, children’s programs and a costume contest! The costume contest begins at 6:30 pm in our Visitor Center. Donations for a local food pantry also accepted at Visitor Center. Facebook event page
  • Oct. 20-22 Zoolie Ghoulie at Henson Robinson Zoo, 1100 E. Lake Shore Dr., Springfield. 4-8 pm Friday and 1-5 pm Saturday and Sunday. Safe trick-or-treating inside zoo. Costume contest at 6 pm Fri; and at 4 pm Sat and Sun. $5 trick-or-treaters, $4 parents and guardians. Facebook event page.  
  • Oct. 21 Trunk or Treat Gus and Flora Kerasotes YMCA 4:30-6:30. 3 month family membership for the best trunk.  
  • Oct 21: Trunk or Treat at First Christian Church, 2106 S Main St, Jacksonville. (217) 243-6445 
  • Oct 26: Friendly and Slightly Scary Halloween Stories at Chatham Public Library. At 6:30, Friendly Halloween Stories, followed by a snack. For Slightly Scary Halloween stories, come by 6:45 for a snack followed stories with a slight thrill. Both sessions are meant for little goblins through 2nd grade. No registration is required. Come in costume.
  • October 28th 9:30am-Noon:  Downtown Springfield Halloween at the Market sponsored by Downtown Springfield Inc, and Springfield Moms….more than $500 in prizes for 12 winners in three age groups and the family costume contest too!  Registration begins at 9:30 am corner of 4th and Adams downtown at the Old Capitol Farmer’s Market!  Don’t miss this awesome event:
  • October 28: Springfield Police and Fire Departments are welcoming families to their annual Halloween Safety Event on Thursday, October 27, from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at Fire Station #1, 825 East Capitol Avenue. Children are encouraged to come in costume for a fun evening of trick-or- treating and games while learning about Halloween Safety. Families can meet local police officers and firefighters and have a chance to see various rescue vehicles up close.The event is free to the community.
  • Oct 28: The Parent Place of Springfield Halloween Parade at 7:30 pm in downtown Springfield on 5th & 6th streets. Fund, family-friendly Halloween parade. Floats,  children, and other special Halloween guests will parade the streets of downtown Springfield.  Facebook event page
  • Oct 28:  Trick or Treat town of Petersburg 4:30-6:30
  • Oct. 28: Cotton Hill United Methodist Church Trunk or Treat event from 3-5 PM.  There will be free hot dogs and drinks. Lots of candy! Cotton Hill UMC is located on Cotton Hill Rd. just north of Toronto Road:  5931 N. Cotton Hill Road, For more information call 217-429-2736.
  • Oct. 28: 7th Annual Halloween Parade in Petersburg at 4:30; and Trick-or-Treating from 4:30-7:30 pm. Maps available that day in town. Later, bring your blankets at dusk on the south side of the Petersburg Courthouse for a fun, family friendly Halloween Movie!!
  • Oct. 28 Illinois National Guard Youth Programs Annual Trunk or Treat, 1-3 pm. This event is open to all military families, military family survivors,retirees and veterans, from all branches. Registration information on the Facebook event.
  • Oct. 28: Join us for Halloween Comic Fest 2017 10:30-7:00 – It’s a Mini Free Comic Book Day celebrated at Killens! 1650 Wabash Ave Come in and enjoy FREE Comics!, Meet Comic Artists, Free Candy, and Enjoy a Massive Storewide Sale! This is the perfect event to take the whole family! Costumes are encouraged!
  • Oct 28: Chatham Jaycees and Chatham United Methodist Church present Trunk or Treat! 4pm -7pm 104 W Chestnut St, Chatham, IL 62629-1301 Allergy Friendly alternatives available Storytime provided by the Chatham Public Library Hot dogs, chips and water provided by the Chatham Jaycees; Hot cocoa/apple cider provided by the Chatham United Methodist Women. In lieu of payment for the above items, please consider a donation to Titan Fuel! Items needed to serve children of the BCSD are: individual packages of: cereal, applesauce, fruit servings, oatmeal, breakfast bars, mac ‘n cheese, ramen noodles and chef boyardee. Please no peanuts. Scoop du Jour will be on site with ice cream treats for those in costume
  • Oct. 28 Trunk or Treat at The Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1053 E. Vandalia Rd., Jacksonville. 3-5 pm. Crafts, games, tractor hayride, and trunk or treat. Free and family-friendly.
  • Oct. 28 Trick or Treating at the Old State Capitol 5:30-7:30 pm. Children Pre-K – 5th grade are invited to this free event for Halloween treats at the Old State Capitol.
  • Oct. 29 Trick or Treat Street from Mid-West Family Broadcasting (WMAY/WNNS/97.7 QLZ/US927) presents a FREE and SAFE trick or treating event for kids in Springfield! Trick Or Treat Street presented by Sylvan Learning Springfield –Sunday, October 29 from 1-4 PM at Erin’s Pavilion at Southwind Park
  • Oct. 29 Trunk or Treat at Lakeside Christian Church, 225 Toronto Rd., Springfield. 5:00-6:30 PM! Dozens of Lakeside families will transform their trunks into creative destinations for children to experience and receive a treat. Families will traverse from trunk to trunk. But don’t forget, there are more treats inside the gym (5:00-7:30 PM)! Bring the whole family in and sit down, relax and enjoy some chili, hot dogs and so many other fall favorites.
  • Oct. 29 Trunk or Treat at Central Christian Church, 359 W. College Ave., Jacksonville.  Wear your costume and bring a treat for your goodies! A fun and safe Halloween event.
  • Oct. 29  Trunk of Treat at Grace Church in Springfield 3401 S. 6th Street in Southern View. Trunk or Treat from 4-6 pm.  If rainy, we will move inside. Details on their facebook page:
  • Oct. 29 Trunk or Treat at Farmingdale Elementary. Looking for a fun and safe trick-or-treating event? Make plans to attend the Trunk or Treat in the parking lot of Farmingdale Elementary, 2473 N Farmingdale Rd, Pleasant Plains.  4:00 -5:00 pm on October 29th. Come in costume and bring the whole family! Facebook event.
  • Oct. 29 Halloween In The Halls Millikin University’s Student Housing Council will host its annual Halloween in the Halls event on Sunday, Oct. 29, from 12 – 4 p.m. beginning in the University Commons on Millikin’s campus. The event is free and open to the public. This is a safe, family-friendly environment for youngsters to trick-or-treat on via a guided tour through campus. Guided hall tours will depart every 15 minutes from the University Commons and will run until 3:45 p.m. in the residence halls. Each hall will be themed “scary” and “non-scary” so that all attendees can enjoy the tours. This year, tours will also include visits to Millikin Greek Life houses who have decorated for community members to visit. Attendees can expect to participate in crafts and activities in the University Commons while they wait to go on tours. For children ages 2-14. Bring a bag and dress in costume. All children must be accompanied by a parent at all times. One adult is required for every two children. Tours are expected to last 20-30 minutes. For more information, 217.362.6410.
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