NFL Punt, Pass, and Kick Competition

The NFL and USA Football want every child to be given an equal opporetunity to compete. This program creates a lively and engaging forum for boys and girls to compete separately against their peers in punting, passing, and kicking. Contest is open to boys' and girls' divisions as follows: 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, and 12-13. Age is determined as of December 31, 2014. The top scorer in each division of all Local Competitions will advance to the Sectional Competition in October. Visit for more information and to register. You MUST have a copy of your child's birth certificate on the day of the event in order to compete. Event held at Mokena Main Park, 5:30 p.m. check-in. FREE.


Door County - Autumn Splendor

Come discover the "New England of the Midwest" in charming Door County! Enjoy 4 days and 3 nights as we tour one of the top ten destinations in the Midwest. This trip includes motorcoach transportation, 3 nights lodging at Newport Resort, 8 meals including e breakfasts, 1 lunch and 3 dinners, 1 full day guided tour of Door County, American Folklore Theater, ferry to Washington Island, tour of Washington Island, and much more. (Please note that trip insurance is available for $65 - please write a separate check to Many Destinations Travel.)
Program:    B14E955
Dates:        Monday, Sept. 29 - Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014
Fee:            $599/person double occupancy; $799 per person single occupancy
Depart:        7:00 a.m. Founders Community Center, Frankfort
Return:        5:15 p.m. approx.
Deadline:    Sunday, September 7, 2014

33rd Annual Halloween Hollow

33rd Annual Halloween Hollow

October 17-19, 2014

Main Park – 10925 W La Porte Road

Admission:  $2/per person/per day (Children under 5 = Free)


Howling Adventures Await You!

  • Ride the exciting carnival rides!
  • Test your skills at our Ghost Town Games! 
  • Hop aboard our hayride.
  • Pick out and decorate your favorite pumpkins at our pumpkin patch!
  • Build your own scarecrow in our Scarecrow Lab!
  • Join the Headless Horsemen for a Horseback Ride!

Gads of Ghoulish Goodies will tempt you…

Restaurants from around the area will be here to serve your favorite potions and scary snacks…how will you choose?

  • Pizza slices and Italian beef sandwitches
  • Hot dogs, chili dogs and BBQ pork sandwitches
  • Funnel cakes, cotton candy and snocones
  • Brats and burgers
  • Fresh fruit smoothies
  • And more!!!!!!

Windy City Amusements – Carnival Ride Mega Pass

New this year, Mega Passes for unlimited carnival rides are available!  Ride all three (3) days from open until close with the MEGA PASS! Presale Mega Passes are available for purchase online only at for $60 through October 16 or available at the Windy City Ticket Booth at the Fest for $75.

The mega pass is valid for one person for the entire event and is non transferrable.  

Purchase Restrictions:

The purchaser listed on your order must be present for redemption and must bring a valid photo ID.  Please make sure the order is in the name of the person who will be present to redeem the tickets.  Ride height requirements apply - most rides require a minimum height of 36".  Absolutely no refunds will be given under any circumstance including weather.

Redemption Instructions:

Please print a copy of your sales voucher/receipt and bring it with you to the Windy City Amusements ticket booth at Halloween Hollow.  The purchaser listed on this order MUST BE present for redemption along and MUST bring with a valid photo ID.

Fascinating Free Stage Entertainment!

Bands, dance groups, magician, live animal show and more! Check back later for the entertainment schedule.

Treat Bag

1st 100 kids on Saturday and Sunday get a free treat bag with variety of ghostly goodies! On Friday, the 1st 100 kids receive a free glow stick.

Monster’s Marketplace

Something for everyone! Vendors will be selling plants, home décor and jewelry as well as toys, glow in the dark items and more! Enjoy your time browsing and shopping their boo-tiful wares!  For a vendor application, please contact 708-390-2416 or e-mail by Friday, September 26. 

Great Pumpkin Weigh-In Contest

Tote that hefty pumpkin to Main Stage in Main Park for the official weigh-in from 12:00p.m.-3:00p.m on Saturday, October 18.  Open to all ages.  Winners will be announced at the Main Stage at 3:00p.m.   

Jack-o-Lantern Contest

Bring your carved, painted and/or decorated pumpkins or goards to compete for great prizes!  All ages can participate.  Check-in near Main Stage and display between 12:00p.m.-3:00p.m on Saturday, October 18.  Prizes are based on creativity, originality and presentation.  Winners will be announced at the Main Stage at 3:00p.m.

Scarecrow Laboratory

This eerie experiment will result in the creation of a life-size scarecrow.  Hundreds of scarecrows will emerge from the lab by the completion of the event.  We supply the straw and clothes.  Limit one per family.  Available free with admission on Sunday, October 19 from 1:00p.m-4:00p.m. or while supplies last.

Costume Contest

Meet at the Main Stage at 1:30pm on Sunday, October 19.  Costumes will be judged in five (5) categories: Cutest Baby (under 2 yrs old), Funniest, Scariest, Prettiest and Most Original.  Great awards and prizes will be presented to the top three winners per category as well as one (1) Best Overall winner. 

Donations Wanted:

Drop off those unwanted shirts, pants, ties, belts, hats, etc. at the Park Office for our Scarecrow Laboratory M-F between 9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m no later than Friday, October 3.

Volunteers Needed

Interested in volunteering at the event?  Volunteers are always needed and appreciated!  One (1) hot dog/drink will be provided per volunteer.  Please contact 708-390-2404 before Wednesday, October 1, 2014. 

Sponsorship and Vendor Information

Interested in participating as a sponsor or vendor at the event?  Additional information available by contacting 708-390-2416 prior to Friday, September 26, 2014.  Thank you for your interest!


Friday, October 17, 2014

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

*Admission:  $2/per person (Children under 5: FREE)

*Free parking

*Carnival Rides ($25 Carnival Rides Only Wristband from 6-10p.m)

*Monster Market and Freaky Food Court

*Free glow sticks to the 1st 100 kids

*Free stage entertainment


Saturday, October 18, 2014

12:00 pm – 9:00 pm

*Admission:  $2/per person (Children under 5: FREE)

*Free parking

*Monster Market and Freaky Food Court

*Free stage entertainment

*Free treat bags to the 1st 100 kids

*$25 Carnival Rides Only Wristband from 12:30p.m. to 4:30p.m.

*$25 Carnival Rides Only Wristband from 5p.m. to 9p.m.


Sunday, October 19, 2014

1:00 pm – 6:00pm

*Admission:  $2/per person (Children under 5: FREE)

*Free parking

*Monster Market and Freaky Food Court

*Free stage entertainment

*Free treat bags to the 1st 100 kids

*$25 Carnival Wristband from 1:30p.m. to 5:30p.m.


Free activities (vary by day) with admission includes:

                                    *Ghost Town Games                                     

*Stage Entertainment


*Home Depot Pie Pumpkin & Pumpkin Painting

*Great Pumpkin Weigh-In Contest

*Spooky Sponsors Giveaways

*Jack-o-lantern Contest

*Mummy Wrap & Scream Queens Contest

*Costume Contest

                                 *Scarecrow Laboratory