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Several Illinois haunted attractions and Halloween events have announced that they will not be operating for the Halloween season.

2020 Cancelled Illinois Haunted Houses and Halloween Events

Due to COVID-19 and various other factors, several Illinois haunted houses, haunted attractions and Halloween events have announced that they will not be open for the 2020 Halloween season. To find out more information about each of the events below, click on the event name. To see which events will be open this season, Click Here to visit our Halloween Event Directory.

"R" Acres Of Terror *** CANCELLED ***
Dow, IL - (Event Type: Haunted Trail)

The final post... the final announcement and if I told you I was ready to write these words, I’d be lying through my screen... R Acres of Terror has made the very tough and emotional decision to permanently close the woods. We want to thank all our sponsors and fans over the years for all of the amazing support we’ve received. None of what we’ve been able to do would have been possible without all of you and we are so thankful for all the memories we’ve made.

A Night In Sleepy Hollow *** CANCELLED ***
Bourbonnais, IL - (Event Type: Haunted Trail)

A Night In Sleepy Hollow in Bourbonnais, IL has been cancelled by the park district, for the 2020 Halloween Season.

“The entire district looks forward to showcasing Perry Farm in all its splendor each fall so this was a tough call to make. But we have to prioritize the health and safety of our staff and our community”, says Hollice Clark, Executive Director.

Asylum Of Mad Dreams *** CANCELLED ***
Cordova, IL - (Event Type: Haunted House)

With the haunt season just around the corner, many of you have been wondering if and when we will be open. We have been watching the Covid-19 situation closely. For the past few months we have been researching and trying to come up with a safe and efficient plan to operate. Guests and staff safety is our top priority. With all the uncertainty and changing restrictions, we are saddened to announce that the ASYLUM of MAD Dreams WILL NOT BE OPEN for the 2020 haunt season. This was a very difficult decision to make, but felt it was the right choice to help fight and stop the spread of Covid-19 in our communities. Thank you for your understanding on this tough choice of not opening in 2020. AOMD Scream park fans are the best and the Clowns, Zombies, Creatures and Bus Driver will miss your screams. We will be back in 2021 bigger and better for you.

Stay Safe,
ASYLUM of MAD Dreams

Blood Moon Manor *** CANCELLED ***
Forest City, IL - (Event Type: Haunted House)

Over the past two years, Blood Moon Manor has evolved bringing something new to you each year, only getting better, the same was planned for this year as well.

However, numerous conversations have taken place by the board and no matter how good of a control plan we have in place, we are worried about contributing to the spread of COVID-19.

Regrettably, we are choosing to NOT open Blood Moon Manor for the 2020 venue. The safety of our Monsters, our fans, and our host community is first and foremost in all our minds.

We know that this is a disappointment to many, but this will allow us to continue to work on our haunt and provide you with bigger and better attractions in the 2021 venue.

We hope that everyone understands our decision and I stand behind the board for making a decision that is just the right thing to do.

Thank you ~ Michelle Schulte, aka, Momma Voodoo

Bloomington Normal Zombie Walk (BNZW) *** CANCELLED ***
Normal, IL - (Event Type: Zombie Walk)

We are saddened to announce that due to the COVID 19 restrictions with Social Distancing, we are unable to have the BNZW this October. Planning for this event takes time, months in advance. With businesses being shut down, donations are very few and far between with the economic crisis the way it is. Ultimately, health and safety comes first and we know that Zombies can’t socially distance. Therefore, the BNZW has been cancelled for 2020. We will be working on making 2021 even better. Thanks for all your support and understanding!

Carlyle Haunted Trail *** CANCELLED ***
Carlyle, IL - (Event Type: Haunted Trail)


After much deliberation, we regret to announce that we have decided to make the extremely difficult decision to cancel this year’s trail in an effort to keep our volunteers and patrons safe. Hope to see you in 2021!

Chebanse Haunted House *** CANCELLED ***
Chebanse, IL - (Event Type: Haunted House)

The Chebanse Haunted House committee has made a very hard decision to close the haunted house down for the 2020 season. We would like to thank everyone for all the support and we hope to see everyone back for the 2021 season.

Clinton's Terror On Washington Street Haunted House *** CANCELLED ***
Clinton, IL - (Event Type: Haunted House, Escape Room)

In light of the new Executive Order, Terror on Washington Street can not open in 2020.

We look forward to opening again in 2021.

Curse Of The Bayou *** CANCELLED ***
Lockport, IL - (Event Type: Haunted House, Trail, Haunted Trail)

Dear Hayride friends and family, with Covid numbers rising we have decided it is in the best interest of all to close for the 2020 season. We will be back with an even bigger and better attraction for 2021!

Dark History & Horror Con *** CANCELLED ***
Champaign, IL - (Event Type: Horror Convention)

We have come to the very difficult decision to cancel the Dark History and Horror Con for 2020. The decision was very tough but as we seem to be going backwards in dealing with the Covid crises, I feel it for the best for everyone involved.

Please see the new dates AND watch for announcement regarding a BRAND NEW event we will be putting on in the spring.

Domum Diaboli Haunted House *** CANCELLED ***
Shorewood, IL - (Event Type: Home Haunt)

It is with regret that we inform everyone that Domum Diaboli Haunted House will not be operating this October season. This is mainly due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, as we don't feel that we can put on a show that is worthy of seeing and safe at the same time. We will be taking this season off to make significant changes and upgrades to the show, such as a more personal, interactive experience, and timed reservations! Stay tuned for updates and teasers as the 2021 season nears. Stay safe and always remember they can remove some Halloween activities, but the Halloween spirit never dies!

Downs Haunted House *** CANCELLED ***
Downs, IL - (Event Type: Haunted House, Hayride)

We are sad to announce that due to the CURRENT state rules under the latest executive order the Downs Haunted House will not be open starting Saturday, Oct 3rd.

If the rules change, we will reconsider this decision. Please watch Facebook and the website for updates. If you already purchased tickets, we will be issuing you a refund.

We are sorry for not being able to continue this 27 year tradition for Downs and we hope the rules change.

Thank you for your continued support of our village’s haunted house. We will see you next year.

Fear On Fiona *** CANCELLED ***
Mokena, IL - (Event Type: Yard Display)

Hello friends! We have come to the conclusion for the health and safety of our family and our community, that we will not be decorating this year. After 23 years straight of bringing our neighborhood together for fun and frights, we know that we must do our part in helping end this pandemic by not putting people at risk while visiting our haunted home. Please stay safe, be courteous of your neighbors, and we hope to see you in 2021, bigger and better than ever! And have a Happy Halloween! 🎃👻🤡

Forest Of Terror By Campers Of Sherwood Forest Campground *** CANCELLED ***
Hillsboro, IL - (Event Type: Haunted Trail)

It is with much sadness and regret that due to the Pandemic of 2020 and our desire to keep our actors, volunteers and guests safe and healthy as well as comply with state and public health guidelines, we will not be able to host the Forest of Terror in 2020. We look forward to returning to the woods in 2021 and scaring the daylights out of all of you! See you in October 2021!

Fright Night "The Sequel" *** CANCELLED ***
Forest City, IL - (Event Type: Haunted House, Hayride, Haunted Hayride, Trail, Haunted Trail, Festival)

IMPORTANT NOTICE: It is with a sad heart that I am informing everyone that FRIGHT NIGHT will be canceled this year due to the COVID outbreak. I would not be able to live with myself if I brought COVID into our community and my main goal is to keep not just the Village safe but all the fans who attend Fright Night and all the ghouls who entertain them. I plan to use this time to have the area around the old Church (Section 24) torn down and completely rebuilt. There are amazing improvements in line for 2021. So to all of you.... BE SAFE.... and we will see you all NEXT YEAR.

Galena Halloween Parade *** CANCELLED ***
Galena, IL - (Event Type: Halloween Parade)

2020 Halloween Parade Announcement

Galena Area Chamber of Commerce

Due to current federal, state and local guidelines regarding the ongoing threat of Covid-19, and the historically large draw of over 20,000+ visitors with this annual event; The Galena Area Chamber of Commerce has voted to cancel the 2020 Halloween Parade scheduled for October 31st 2020. While we are disappointed to share this decision, we feel that the health and safety of our community must take precedent over any large events this year. State mandated guidelines will not allow gatherings of more than 50 people at any event until Illinois reaches phase 5 of reopening. This event is planned months in advance with coordinated efforts between volunteers, vendors, parade participants and local and state law enforcement which is unable to happen at this time.

More details will be coming soon on our 2020 Halloween Spirit Tour which we are coordinating with other local organizations. This will be a month long decorating contest in October for area homes and businesses, and will include the introduction of our Galena Area Chamber of Commerce Halloween Poster to be sold at a variety of locations this fall.

We look forward to celebrating the parade with you in 2021! Please stay tuned for more information on how to register your home or business for the 2020 Halloween Spirit Tour.

Take Care!

Angela DeVere
Executive Director
Galena Area Chamber of Commerce

Gothgloom Cemetery *** CANCELLED ***
Orland Park, IL - (Event Type: Yard Display)

With saddend hearts, for the safety of you, I, and everyone we have come to the conclusion to not go forward with the haunt for 2020.

There are many factors leading to the closure of the display this year, but I'll keep it simple. I want everyone safe, and healthy.

It was a tough decision, however I'm proud i'm making it.

We will see you in 2021, bigger, better, and most of all SCARIER!

Thank you all.

Hair Razor Haunted Scenes *** CANCELLED ***
Chicago, IL - (Event Type: Haunted House)

Hello everyone. By now you probably have heard that St. Thecla will be officially closing. Hair Razor Haunted Scenes page was started for St. Thecla's haunted house. I have changed the name of my page to Haunted Scenes as I may someday open a Haunted House again!

It has been a wonderful run. We thank you for all your support!

Halls Of Horror *** CANCELLED ***
Creve Coeur, IL - (Event Type: Haunted House)

With a heavy heart Halls of Horror haunted attraction has decided to not open for the 2020 haunt season due to Covid 19. With recommendations emerging daily, we are aware that these times are uncertain. Although this was not an easy decision, we feel it's the best decision we can make to protect the well being of our volunteers, our patrons and their families. We look forward to see you all at future Halloween events.

Sincerely, the Halls of Horror team.

Haunt On The Hill *** CANCELLED ***
Table Grove, IL - (Event Type: Haunted House)

Haunt on the Hill has been cancelled this year due to COVID-19. Hope to see you in 2021!

Haunted Hayride Wonder Lake Water Ski Show Team *** CANCELLED ***
McHenry, IL - (Event Type: Haunted Hayride)

It is with deep regret, that due to COVID-19, the Wonder Lake Water Ski Show Team has announced the cancellation of the 2020 Haunted Hayride.

Heap's Haunted Corn Maze *** CANCELLED ***
Minooka, IL - (Event Type: Haunted Corn Maze)

It wasn’t an easy decision, but for the safety of our actors and fellow haunt seekers, we made the hard decision to close the haunted corn maze for the 2020 season due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!

Hell's Borrow Haunted Attraction *** CANCELLED ***
Hillsboro, IL - (Event Type: Home Haunt)

We waited as long as we could to make the final decision on whether or not to close the Haunt for the 2020 season. It was not an easy decision, but in the end, you have to side with public safety.

We will still be putting up a yard display, so be sure and swing by for Trick-or-Treating this Halloween!

Be safe everyone!

Hellsgate Haunted House *** CANCELLED ***
Lockport, IL - (Event Type: Haunted House)

HellsGate Haunted House, along with all Zombie Army Productions, will remain closed for the 2020 season in the interest of public health.

It is impossible to keep our actors and audience safe inside a haunted attraction during this pandemic. We are, as most haunted houses are, an indoor mass gathering. While our show may mean the world to us, it is clear that our opening would likely be a contributor to the spread of COVID-19 in our community, and we simply believe that the public health is more important than our show.

Our hearts may be broken and our wallets empty, but we will survive and thrive in 2021.

We hope to see your beautiful faces then.


Lights On Haunted House *** CANCELLED ***
Worth, IL - (Event Type: Haunted House)

It is with heavy heart that we announce that we have to cancel the haunted house due to the IL guidelines that were released.

Lost Souls Haunted Bus Tour *** CANCELLED ***
Chicago, IL - (Event Type: Haunted House, Haunted House Bus Tour)

It is finally time to announce that Lost Souls Chicago will not be operating any bus tours this year. We have been dreading making this announcement, but we’ve known it to be true for a long time.

Every year, we look forward to seeing our old friends and making new ones. We look forward to laughing and screaming and making incredible memories with every one of you. This is why we need to take this year off… Because we want to do this with you again.

There is no way we can provide a safe experience during this pandemic. 40 adults crammed into a bus is not a reasonable idea this year. Asking everyone to not drink or snack during the tour is not a reasonable idea this year. Trying to control Brewster from sitting in your laps or sneaking drinks of your beer is downright impossible. If any one of you were to get sick because we made an irresponsible decision, we would not be able to live with ourselves. This is why we need to take this year off.

Even though we will not be running our tours, we will continue to provide updates about the haunt industry on our Facebook page. We will have all the up to date news and updates about what haunts are still operating with adequate precautions (remember… if you don’t see it here… It ain’t safe). We’ll be offering suggestions to celebrate the Halloween season without putting yourself (and others) at risk.

Everyone, please take care of yourselves… We want to see you safe next year. LOST SOULS WILL RETURN IN 2021!

Madness On Midland *** CANCELLED ***
Joliet, IL - (Event Type: Yard Display)

Here is where we are at on this years event. I lost all of my mannequins and fake bodies in the damage that was done during the storm. I lost a coffin, numerous masks and a couple of my animatronics. Chances are we are not going to be opening this year. Sorry! I planned to make this the huge come back.

Main Street Manor *** CANCELLED ***
South Pekin, IL - (Event Type: Haunted House)

Attention all haunt seekers. Due to the recent outbreak of COVID, it pains me to announce that the Manor will not be operating this year. I along with all of our staff, apologize for the inconvenience. This is not only for the safety of our spooks, but most definitely the safety of all of our great supporters. We will miss you all, but will sure to be seeing all of you next season.

However, we will be opening next season, with an even bigger, scarier and more scare filled fun. 2021 will be our re-grand opening.

We look forward to seeing you all then. Stay tuned for more details on next years theme.
Again, on behalf of the entire staff and Village of South Pekin, we do apologize.
Thank you d as fdd as in for all the love and support, we will see you next year.

Bobby ....(Pork-Chop).

McHenry Jaycees Haunted House *** CANCELLED ***
McHenry, IL - (Event Type: Haunted House)

As one of our favorite events and holidays approach, We the Jaycees decided, Sadly, that we will not be able to move forward with our haunted house this year. As Covid-19 is still prevalent, a lot of restrictions have been brought up in the haunted house industry to where we could not give you, our patrons, a safe and great show. We want to keep everyone as safe as possible, and we are working on how we can do that have a great show as well as a safe show in 2021. We thank you for your understanding with our decision, and again hope we can put on a great show in 2021.

Mindtrap - Haunted Attraction *** CANCELLED ***
Bloomington, IL - (Event Type: Haunted House, Zombie Paintball)

The Mindtrap Family has been preparing for this year with the unknown of what may happen with this pandemic. We came together as a group and figured in all factors involving the show we bring to the community. Unfortunately, we don't feel the show is able to be open for this Halloween season. We will be adding more for the next season as well as working on a website to keep you more involved. The Mindtrap family members will be seen more online since they all miss you so much. Thank you to all of our supoorts for understanding and your support. We look forward to providing you with the best show and experience we can provide.

Scare ya later!

Mombie's Madhouse Haunted House *** CANCELLED ***
Springfield, IL - (Event Type: Yard Display, Home Haunt)

With the uncertainty of the world right now, we have decided that we will not be opening the haunted house this year. However, we will still be doing the yard display and accepting non-perishable food donations for the food pantry. We will also plan to hand out candy to trick or treaters as well. The display will be up the entire month of October, with extra special effects put on Halloween night! Hope to still see you all here!!!

Necrosis Haunted House *** CANCELLED ***
Rantoul, IL - (Event Type: Haunted House)

Necrosis 2020 Season Update:

In these unprecedented times, the Necrosis team have had many discussions of what the 2020 season would entail. We still intended on opening and felt we could do so safely and effectively with the Covid-19 safety plans we had in place. Unfortunately, due to certain other unforeseen circumstances beyond our control, we will not be able to operate this season. We are sorry to relay this news and we share in your disappointment but are looking forward to returning next year with a haunt that is bigger and better than ever before. See you in 2021!

Neufearfield Cemetery *** CANCELLED ***
Joliet, IL - (Event Type: Yard Display)

In the interest of public health and safety, Neufearfield Cemetery has decided to not set up this year. It is with a heavy heart that I write this post. This was not an easy decision to make. The pros do not outweigh the cons. We are homeowners and can not enforce social distancing or expect people to wear masks. I have two autoimmune diseases and would not be able to comfortably interact with everyone that visits. There are so many reasons. Please remember we love you and will be missing each and every person that blesses us with a visit!

Night Terrors Of Effingham *** CANCELLED ***
Effingham, IL - (Event Type: Haunted House)

After many discussions and researching all options for Night Terrors to open this Halloween season, we have made the difficult decision to remain closed for the 2020 season. Due to the increasing numbers for area we felt staying closed would be the safest option for our staff and patrons. As we continue to monitor the Covid situation we are hoping to have special openings for Friday the 13th or even Christmas Terrors! Thank you for your understanding and support!! Stay safe and healthy!! We will TERRORIZE you soon!!

Nightmare At Fox Hill *** CANCELLED ***
Monticello, IL - (Event Type: Haunted House)

It is with heavy heart that we announce we are not opening this season. These are trying and uncertain times, and we are not willing to risk anyone's health for scares. There is no stopping Halloween. It lives in our hearts and can still be celebrated in other ways. We are considering ideas to still raise money for Shop-with-a-Cop. Please respond in the comments if you would be interested in a safe and sanitary Halloween themed photo shoot. If there is enough interest, we may set up a few scenes and have a photographer take photos for a certain price. Please give us feed back, we miss being scary! Stay safe!

Nightmare At The Terrace *** CANCELLED ***
Worth, IL - (Event Type: Haunted House)

It is with heavy heart that we announce that we have to cancel the haunted house due to the IL guidelines that were released.

Nightmare On Chicago Street *** CANCELLED ***
Elgin, IL - (Event Type: Zombie Street Festival)

The safest zone is at home, citizens. In response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, and with the health of everyone being our number one priority, we are cancelling this years Nightmare on Chicago Street. Please watch our website for any future updates - .

For more information about the impact of COVID-19 locally, read the following release from the City of Elgin, and follow their website for important updates as we all continue to do what we can to keep ourselves, and others, healthy and safe.

Nightmare On Fairgrounds Road *** CANCELLED ***
Princeton, IL - (Event Type: Haunted House)

We at Nightmare have been working diligently with our local health dept and insurance company to come with an operational plan that protects our visitors and our treasured commodity Nightmare entertainers. We have held out until the last possible moment in the hope that we could proceed in some form. We have seen many of our sister haunts struggle with the same decision and in the end bow to demands of safety. In the end, I am afraid I must accept the same fate. Nightmare will not operate in 2020. We will use this time to re-emerge as a bigger and better haunt experience for 2021. Those haunts that have been afforded the chance to haunt we wish you the best and hope all goes well. NIGHTMARE will be back next year. Have a great Haunt season.

Nightmare On Leamington *** CANCELLED ***
Chicago, IL - (Event Type: Haunted House)

Unfortunately, no, we will not be open this year because of COVID-19. We will be back in 2021! Can't wait to scare everyone in 2021!

Pekin Haunt *** CANCELLED ***
Pekin, IL - (Event Type: Haunted House)

Pekin Haunt will be closed for the 2020 Halloween season due to COVID-19.

Raven's Curse Haunted House *** CANCELLED ***
Centralia, IL - (Event Type: Haunted House)

*** Closed - Out of Business ***

They say all good things must come to an end and we're sad to share that's the case with Raven's Curse Haunted House. Unfortunately, last night we closed the gates of Raven's Curse for the final time. Our parent company is restructuring and, as a result, officially sold the haunted house on Thursday. Although this is goodbye, we'll keep the memories we've made here over the past five years for a lifetime.

To all of our loyal customers, thank you for five amazing seasons full of laughter and screams. It has been our absolute pleasure to frighten and entertain you. We sincerely hope you enjoyed your visits with us. We sincerely enjoyed having you. You have all been such an important part of our success here and we can't thank you enough for your support.

To the cities of Centralia, Wamac, and all the local business we have partnered with and worked with, thank you for all your help and love these past five years. We couldn't have asked for a more supportive or welcoming community. It has been an honor and a pleasure to know and work with all of you.

Raven's Grin Inn *** CANCELLED ***
Mount Carroll, IL - (Event Type: Haunted House, Haunted Fun House, 1870s Inn with haunted tours)

I am sure everyone knew this was coming but sadly after 33 years of being open not just during October, but nearly every day throughout the year, we will be staying closed at least through the Halloween season. We have tried coming up with a number of scenarios to try and not only provide the same depth of entertainment as everyone has come to enjoy throughout these years, but also ones which would keep customers, our seasonal employees, and ourselves as safe as possible. We have tried, I promise you that, but with no luck. The same design of our tours and interactions that are what make this house and experience unique, is also a massive roadblock in trying to come up with a plan. So for now, stay safe everyone and hopefully we see you soon!

-Jim and Jessica

Realm Of Terror Haunted House *** CANCELLED ***
Round Lake Beach, IL - (Event Type: Haunted House)

Realm of Terror Haunted House has made the difficult decision to not hold our annual October-long event in 2020.

After much review, Realm of Terror does not see any way that we or any similar event can put on a show that we are proud of and could be 100% confident in its safety to guests and staff alike amidst the current global crisis.

We know this decision will disappoint our fans and guests. We are disappointed, too. But we look forward to creating an amazing event in 2021.

We thank our fans and crew who have supported us for the past 18 years and look forward to the next 18.

2021 will be Realm of Terror's biggest year ever - good things come to those who wait!

In the meantime: stay safe, have an incredible fall and a Happy Halloween!

Scares On Sequoia *** CANCELLED ***
Orland Park, IL - (Event Type: Home Haunt)

Update for 2020 Haunt Season...

We have decided that we WILL NOT be setting up a display here at Scares on Sequoia. This decision was not easy but we believe we cannot keep crowds safe from Covid-19.


Scream Scene *** CANCELLED ***
Skokie, IL - (Event Type: Haunted House)

Sorry, but we won't be open this year. Hope to see you in 2021.

Shadows Realm Haunted House *** CANCELLED ***
Galesburg, IL - (Event Type: Haunted House)

After much thought and deliberation, due to concerns for our patrons, volunteers and their families, we are saddened to announce that due to COVID 19 we will not be able to open for the 2020 season. This was not an easy decision, we hope to see you all return with the 2021 season.

Six Flags Fright Fest *** CANCELLED ***
Gurnee, IL - (Event Type: Haunted House, Amusement Park)

Six Flags Fright Fest will not be operating during the 2020 Halloween season. The park is temporarily closed.

Spider Hill Haunted Attractions *** CANCELLED ***
Chillicothe, IL - (Event Type: Haunted House, Haunted Trail, Zombie Paintball)

Spider Hill Haunted Attractions at Three Sisters Park has announced that due to the COVID19 pandemic, Spider Hill 2020 has been cancelled.

The committee for this premier and award-winning event has spent the last couple months on a plan that would have met all the current social distancing and sanitation requirements. However, after a great deal of consideration, we have determined that an event that met those requirements would greatly diminish the quality of the haunts while still posing some danger to all involved. By the very nature of scaring customers in a haunt, it would be practically impossible to eliminate all possible COVID transmission risks. Consequently, rather than risking the safety of our customers and presenting an event of diminished quality, we have decided to use the off-year to continue to improve, grow, and add to the safe Halloween experience we have consistently provided for 22 years.

We wish everyone a safe and enjoyable Halloween season and hope to scare you next year.

Spook Hollow With M.c. Manor & M.c. Nightmare *** CANCELLED ***
Marquette Heights, IL - (Event Type: Haunted House, Haunted Trail)

As the Halloween Season approaches, we have heard from many of our “World Famous Spook Hollow” fans asking if SPOOK HOLLOW will be opening.

From the start of the Covid-19 pandemic back in March, the Marquette Heights Men's Club of Central Illinois has spent 100's of man hours researching and studying how SPOOK HOLLOW could operate under the required state mandates. Safety is always our top priority, and it is nearly impossible with the protocols put in place by the State of Illinois, to keep our Staff, Actors, Volunteers and Guests safe while inside our World Famous Haunted Attraction during this pandemic.

Today we are sad to announce that “World Famous Spook Hollow with M.C. Manor & M.C. Nightmare” will NOT be opening for the 2020 Haunt Season. This is not a decision that the Marquette Heights Men's Club and the Spook Hollow Staff take lightly. But after hours of research, the standards and protocols that would be necessary to open, far outweigh the possible risks.

The Spook Hollow Volunteers and Members of the Marquette Heights Men's Club thank you all, for your understanding of a very difficult decision to not open this haunt season to entertain and scare you.

World Famous Spook Hollow is looking forward to scaring you again, during the 2021 Haunt Season!

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Statesville Haunted Prison® *** CANCELLED ***
Lockport, IL - (Event Type: Haunted House)

As our favorite season starts to creep upon us, we have been hearing from our amazing customers to see if and when we will be opening. As many of you are aware restrictions have been changing on a daily basis. We have been closely following and working with our local health department and inspectors to monitor new conditions and guidelines. From the start of Covid-19 pandemic, we have spent several hours researching and studying how we can operate Statesville Haunted Prison safely and efficiently in light of everything. Safety is always our top priority for every guest and employees that set foot on the property. With that being said, as of today we are saddened to announce that our 2020 season, we will not be opening the Gates of Statesville Haunted Prison. We want to do our part and help in the fight against Covid-19 and feel it would not be a safe move to open this year. If the conditions and restrictions change we will reevaluated this decision. We thank you all for understanding our very difficult choice of not opening this season. We will still have Statesville Gear available for purchase.
Enjoy the rest of your summer! See you in 2021

-The Warden and Siegel Family

Sycamore Pumpkin Festival *** CANCELLED ***
Sycamore, IL - (Event Type: Pumpkins, Festival)

Due to the current and future expectations of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Sycamore Pumpkin Festival Committee has voted to cancel all 2020 Sycamore Pumpkin Festival events that attract crowds in excess of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or Illinois Department of Public Health guidelines for in person gatherings. This includes but is not limited to the parade, carnival, and food courts. The committee is dedicated to exploring options for honoring as many of the traditions of Sycamore Pumpkin Festival as possible, in a safe, virtual way for the 2020 festival.

Stay tuned to our web site: or our Facebook page: Sycamore Pumpkin Festival for future information regarding our virtual 2020 festival. We look forward to keeping Wally’s vision for a fun family friendly tradition moving forward, and hope to see you in person in 2021.

Terror In The Graveyard *** CANCELLED ***
Petersburg, IL - (Event Type: Haunted Trail)

We were planning on doing a totally new, fun, horrifying show this year. Unfortunately due to this crazy year, we have explored many different options and have decided to sit this year out. The safety of our patrons and our staff is very important to us. Please share this post to get the word out to everyone. We hope to see everyone in 2021!

The Catacombs *** CANCELLED ***
Chicago, IL - (Event Type: Haunted House)

🚨 It is with Heavy Hearts that we have to announce that The Catacombs WILL NOT be opening this year for our 41st year of Haunting.

We have to put the SAFETY of all of our Families and Customers, Staff, Volunteers and Creatures.
In the meantime, please visit and support our Sponsors, they need our help more now than ever.

Stay tuned to our Facebook and Instagram Pages for News & Updates regarding our upcoming 2021 Season .

Stay Healthy & Safe Everyone!!

The Haunted Factory *** CANCELLED ***
Kankakee, IL - (Event Type: Haunted House)

Giggles and Madam Trustworthy here. Due to the state of Illinois requirements and guidelines for Covid-19 we will NOT be opening for the 2020 haunt season. The decision was a hard one to make, but it was one we felt is in the best interest of everyone. We here at Acere's "The Haunted Factory" fundraiser would like to extend a Thank You for your patience. We will continue to work hard to provide you with a safe and scary experience in 2021.

The Haunted Hideaway *** CANCELLED ***
Georgetown, IL - (Event Type: Haunted House)

We are closed for good

Torment At Twelve Hundred *** CANCELLED ***
Orion, IL - (Event Type: Haunted House)

As you all know, the Covid-19 pandemic has made life difficult for everyone. This decision that we have made, as hard as it is to say, is really a no brainer. The health and safety of our visitors, actors, and staff will always be the number one most important factor to us. Therefore we are officially announcing Torment at Twelve Hundred will remain closed throughout the 2020 season. We thank you for your many years of support and hope you will understand our decision.

Stay safe, stay healthy… see you soon!

- The Torment Staff

Twisted Crypt Haunted House *** CANCELLED ***
Rockford, IL - (Event Type: Haunted House)

(Rockford, IL.) Due to the global pandemic, COVID19, Twisted Crypt Haunted House will be suspending operation until the 2021 season, out of an abundance of caution. This is not a decision we take lightly, but after careful consideration - the possible risks far outweigh the reward.

Our cast, crew, and guest safety is our primary concern. With the possibility of a resurgence of COVID19 cases, and the strict social distancing restrictions in place, we don’t believe it would be possible to successfully and responsibly operate a haunted attraction this Fall. The quality of our show would suffer greatly, and we would take the risk exposing our cast and guests.

With such an unknown future landscape, the time and effort needed to plan and operate our attraction, and our ultimate concern of guest and crew safety, the decision eventually became clear.

We will miss entertaining our fans and guests this Halloween season, but believe this is the right decision. We fully intend to open our doors in 2021 and hope that people respect our decision and ho we came to this conclusion.

Twisted Crypt Productions, Inc.

Waterloo Sportsman's Club Haunted Trail *** CANCELLED ***
Waterloo, IL - (Event Type: Haunted House, Haunted Trail)

After much thought and consideration for the safety of our members, trail workers and customers, we sadly announce that the 2020 WSC Haunted Trail is CANCELLED. Set up would have had to have started in a couple of weeks, and trying to go ahead would contradict CDC and state guidelines. Unfortunately the turkey shoot and meat raffle scheduled for November 1st is also CANCELLED.

Thank you for understanding.

Wheaton All Night Flea & Haunted Flea Market *** CANCELLED ***
Wheaton, IL - (Event Type: Festival, Haunted Flea Market)

World Famous Wheaton Illinois All Night Flea Market

Saturday August 15, 2020 (Canceled)

Sorry folks! The August 15, 2020 All Night Flea Market at the DuPage County Fairgrounds has been canceled due to the COVID19 epidemic. We will try for our October 17, 2020 Haunted Halloween Flea Market. Please call our office at 715-526-9769 for more information.

Wicked Walkthru *** CANCELLED ***
Joliet, IL - (Event Type: Home Haunt)

I feel, like others… terrible to announce that we will NOT be Operating this Haunting Season of 2020.

We pride ourselves in being a Very Interactive experience, with Photo Face Cut-Outs, Buttons to Push, Levers to Pull,
A Popcorn Machine etc. all beings Hands-on, which seams to be counter-productive in this current situation. Sorry Fans.

Wicked WalkThru
1006 Lindsay Street Joliet Illinois

Ed & Shelleye Regan

Woodlawn Haunted Woods *** CANCELLED ***
Woodlawn, IL - (Event Type: Haunted House, Haunted Trail)

We have made the heart wrenching decision to NOT open our haunted woods this season! 😢 There are lots of factors besides covid-19 that helped us make that decision! We will be back in 2021 with lots of new stuff!! Stay tuned and we will scare ya next season!

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