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Fall activities to get into the Halloween spirit


It’s officially Autumn, which means Halloween is right around the corner. As someone who enjoys fall and is preparing for Halloween, I wanted to highlight some of the exciting and local events happening that truly bring out the spirit. Whether you’re looking for something fun and relaxing or something on the scary side, there is plenty to do and enjoy in the area.

Scarecrow Trail

Walk around the Morton Arboretum to view handmade scarecrows made by local scout troops. You can then vote for your favorite scarecrow after walking the trail. The event will be happening everyday in October and admissions come with the ticket in.

All Hallows Eve

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All Hallows Eve is always a Naperville tradition enjoyed around this time of year. Open to all ages, this event allows you to walk around the spooked-out Naper Settlement and explore different scary attractions inside. The event is happening Oct. 20-21. 

Haunted Houses

Disturbia Haunted House is listed as one of the top-rated haunted attractions in the Midwest. It’s located in Downers Grove and filled with scary monsters and decorations. The attraction is open until Nov. 4. 

Pumpkin Patches

Bengston Farm is one of the best-rated farms in the area, located in Homer Glen. The farm offers unlimited ride entries to 13 amusement rides, award-winning food and a petting zoo. They will remain open until Oct. 31. 

Halloween from home

Even though it’s fun to go out to celebrate, it’s easy to do it at home, too. Some of my favorite Halloween traditions include making pumpkin pie, painting my family’s faces for their costumes and binge-watching horror movies.

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Sarah Knoop
Sarah Knoop, Features Editor
Sarah is celebrating her senior year at Naperville North. She’s excited to be the Features Editor for The North Star this year. She’s also looking forward to graduating the school year a semester early to focus on other academic opportunities. Outside of the newsroom, Sarah enjoys spending time with her close friends and family, working and listening to aggressive rap on full blast in her car.   

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