Special Menu for Anniversary and Halloween

Nu-Voh has crafted a special menu to celebrate Halloween and its first year in business! It will have a special dinner and drink menu and everyone’s tab is 20% off to celebrate! Entree selections include a 16-ounce bone-in pork chop, gnocchi, 8-ounce filet mignon, 10-ounce grilled sirloin and pan-seared salmon or tuna.

This one-day menu includes several small plate selections, soups, salads and desserts. Call 572-1994 for reservations.

Trick or Treat at the Governors Mansion

Free family event hosted by Governor JB Pritzker and First Lady MK Pritzker.

Treats provided by the Illinois Association of Wholesale Distributors and the Great Pumpkin Display made possible by pumpkins from The Great Pumpkin Patch in Arthur.

 

City of Springfield Safe Halloween

This free event for families is hosted by the City of Springfield Police, Fire, Public Works & Lincoln Library on the same block where the Levitt AMP Springfield Music Series was held! The Illinois Governor’s Mansion will be hosting trick-or-treating, right across the street, at the same time.

Enjoy:

Trick or Treating

Explore Police, Fire & Public Works Vehicles

Children’s Activities & Comics

The Hoogland Education Halloween Carnival

The Hoogland family-friendly carnival has grown BIGGER this year and will feature carnival booths with prizes and candy, performances of your favorite Halloween songs by the Hoogland Kids, Teens and Juniors and everyone is dressed up in their most elaborate costumes!

If you are feeling in a spooky mood, dare to venture through their haunted house! They also have a haunted house for younger children where you will walk through the world of FROZEN.

Parents can find a great place to relax and have a fall beverage while the children experience The Frog Jump, Toy Story Plinko, Pin the Heart on the Tin Man, and the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry!

All proceeds will support the Young Artist Fund. This fund provides scholarships to students in financial need who wish to join our Hoogland Education department.

Costume contests will be at during our mainstage performances with chances to win awesome prizes! These are also the times the Hoogland Kids, Teens and Juniors will perform!

NEW THIS YEAR- Don’t forget to include your name in the raffle to get the chance to “Pie Your Hoogland Ed. Teacher In The Face!”

Family admission is $5. (If you find a Hoogland kid, teen or junior before the days of the carnival- they have free family admission passes!)

You can purchase tickets at the door (Cash or check only) to play the games, go through the haunted house or buy food and drink. Tickets come in packages:

25 tickets for $20
10 tickets for $10
5 tickets for $5

Halloween at Kidzeum

Come play at Kidzeum with fun, Halloween-themed activities going on all day PLUS $1 off the price of admission for anyone in costume. Click on the link for their costume policy.

Halloween at the Market

DSI, SpringfieldMoms.org and friends host the annual Halloween at the Market, which includes costume contests for kids, families and dogs plus kids activities.

Cash prizes.

Sponsors are Bank of Springfield and Springfieldmoms.org.

Springfield Youth Performance Group will be performing, and you can visit booths with activities by Northside Children’s Community Library, Springfield Moms, Illinois Humane and WNNS Radio.

This festive event wraps up the 2019 summer season of the Old Capitol Farmers Market presented by HSHS St Johns Hospital. The Market opens at 8 am and Halloween at the Market activities begin at 9 am.

Halloween Comes Early Downtown

Especially on Saturday, October 26, this year’s Halloween activities in the downtown neighborhood provide…an overwhelming number of choices! Whether you have kids, still feel like a kid, or want to be away from kids, we have you covered. Read on and get your costumes finalized!

Halloween at the Market 9-12:30 pm

Wrap up the summer season with what Illinois Times readers call the “Best Reason to Visit Downtown” – the Old Capitol Farmers Market. DSI, SpringfieldMoms.org, Bank of Springfield and friends host this annual free event, which includes costume contests (with cash prizes) for kids, families and dogs. Free kids activities. See who’s selling this day at the Market.

Halloween at Kidzeum 10 am – 5 pm

Come play with fun, Halloween-themed activities going on all day PLUS $1 off the price of admission for anyone in costume.

Halloween Carnival at the Hoogland 11 am – 5 pm

This family-friendly carnival that supports the Young Artist Fund for scholarships has grown BIGGER this year with haunted houses for older kids and a special “Frozen” Haunted House for younger kids. Enjoy carnival booths with prizes and candy, performances of your favorite Halloween songs and check out everyone’s costumes.

Parents, relax and enjoy a fall beverage while the kids experience The Frog Jump, Toy Story Plinko, Pin the Heart on the Tin Man, and the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Trick or Treat at the Governor’s Mansion & City Safe Halloween Event on the Y Block 4 – 6 pm

These free events include generous amounts of candy, the ability to climb through the city’s large vehicles and more. Plus check out the Great Pumpkin Display while trick-or-treating at the Governor’s Mansion.

Nu-Voh Celebrates First Anniversary and Gives You 20% Off 4 – 10 pm

An adult way to celebrate the holiday weekend. Enjoy drink specials as well. Entree selections include a 16-ounce bone-in pork chop, gnocchi, 8-ounce filet mignon, 10-ounce grilled sirloin and pan-seared salmon or tuna.

Trick or Treat at the Old State Capitol 5-7 pm

More candy and fun activities before the parade starts!

The Incubator Celebrates First Anniversary with Halloween Bash 5 pm – 3 am

The Incubator is hosting its 2nd Annual Halloween party, featuring some of its favorite bands and DJs plus its new late night menu and drink specials.

Family Friendly Italian Dinner 6-9 pm

Grab some dinner and also stop by La Piazza Cucina Italiana on 6th Street to pick up coupons for kids 12 and under, to enjoy a slice of cheese pizza and soft drink for only $1.

Monsters Ball at 7 pm

Sangamo Club is hosting this special event for members and their guests.

The Parent Place 3rd Annual Halloween Parade at 7:30 pm

Check out the Beetlejuice-themed float by Downtown Springfield businesses and 41 other spooky, lighted entries.

Rocky Horror 10th Anniversary Show at 8 pm and 11:30 pm

So awesome, one of the performers had her eyelids still stuck together with glitter the next morning. ADHD Productions and HCFTA present the famous rock and roll musical about a “Sweet Transvestite from Transsexual Transylvania” live on stage.

Check out other coming downtown activities on our calendar.

Trick or Treat at the Lincoln Home

In cooperation with its Springfield partners, the Lincoln Home Employee Association is hosting a free “Trick-or-Treat” event for children 12 years old and under. The event will begin at the Lincoln Home National Historic Site’s Visitor Center located at 426 South 7th Street in downtown Springfield.

Children and parents are welcome to visit the park any time between these hours and view the site in a “different light.”

This year’s “Trick or Treat” event will feature a variety of activities including:

  • candy stops at several historic houses throughout the festively decorated Lincoln-era neighborhood (the houses will not be open for tours),
  • fun items for the Teal Pumpkin Project,
  • volunteers in period clothing,
  • a campfire re-enactment with the 114th Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry of the Civil War,
  • Junior Ranger activity,
  • 1860’s era games,
  • Several cars from the Cool Cruisers Car Club (weather permitting), and
  • canned food items will be collected to help families in need throughout Springfield

Second Annual Halloween Parade

The Parent Place is hosting its Second Annual Halloween Parade in downtown Springfield on 5th and 6th Streets. Families will line the street as floats, children and other special Halloween guests parade the streets!

Watch for festive floats and entries in this lighted evening parade! Contact 753-8730 to enter.

The Route is: Jefferson to 5th street to Monroe to 6th street to Washington.

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