Dual autumn events for frights and families

October 8, 2013 by  

Two celebrations of the autumn season will be taking place at Heritage Hill Historic Park in Lake Forest in mid-October. Community members of all ages can find fall fun unfolding with themed events over two days.

First up is the sixth annual Haunt at Heritage Hill event. This fright fest will be available on Friday, October 18, opening at 6:00 pm and running until 10:30 pm. Everyone over the age of 12 is invited to experience the scares of the Fright Maze, shiver through The Joker’s Sideshow, and hang on to their heads through The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

Also premiering that night is the brand new Lost World of Carnivora. A screening of the original Dracula will also be available for lovers of the Bela Lugosi classic. A fortune teller, DJ, and photo booth will add more light-hearted fun. Tickets are $5 per person.

The very next day, the Autumn Harvest Festival promises a slightly less hair-raising adventure. From 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm, visitors of all ages can enjoy a carnival atmosphere with seasonal and cinematic twists. Attractions include a Pirate Adventure Maze, Indiana Jones-themed Trick or Treat stations, a Super Heroes Adventure Show, and a Princess Pumpkin patch, as well as traditional festival classics like face painting, balloon animals, and game stations. There will also be a costume parade for kids who already have their outfits ready to go. Tickets are $3 for children and $4 for adults, but attractions and games may require additional tickets.

Seasonal events are a fine way to bring communities together, but first organizers have to spread the word. A local printing company can print up brightly-colored, exciting flyers and posters to build public interest.