Follow the Trail of Terror Through DeKalb County!

Looking for truly frightening haunted houses and corn mazes this Halloween? Or perhaps you’re seeking more family-friendly fall activities? However you choose to celebrate this spooky season,DeKalb County is your destination, and the Illinois Trail or Terror is your roadmap!

Offered in collaboration with several area visitor’s bureaus, the Trail of Terror provides information on the best October attractions in northern Illinois. Read on for what to do this month!

Haunted Attractions amenti jonamac 2014 coupons

Visitors to DeKalb County this Halloween are in for a real “treat!” For just $30, you can get priority entry to the Amenti Haunted House at the Egyptian Theatre in DeKalb and the Haunted Corn Maze at Jonamac Orchard in Malta. The Haunted Priority Combo Pass is good for any of the event dates. Reserve your ticket today!

Apple Picking and Pumpkin Patches

Select your very own bushel of apples and sample other tasty goods at Jonamac or Kuipers Family Farm in Maple Park. Gala, Honeycrisp, Fuji, Jonathan, Golden Delicious, and so many more are ripe and ready for picking! Both farms are such popular fall destinations; they were recently featured inAAA Living magazine.


Come for the apples and stay long enough to walk through the pumpkin patch and choose the perfect jack-o-lantern. You and your family can also take part in dozens of kid-friendly activities, like duck races, hayrides, petting zoo, and apple cannons, to name just a few.

Visit DeKalb County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau for more information on these and other agricultural destinations.

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The 53rd Annual Sycamore Pumpkin Festival runs October 22-26. Stop by the DeKalb County Courthouse beginning on Thursday, October 23 to see the Lions’ Pumpkin Display on the lawn. Enjoy a carnival, Historic Homes walk, craft market, Sunday parade, and so much more!

Stay tuned to our blog for more information on Pumpkin Fest in the coming weeks!

BONUS: What To Do This Weekend!

Don’t miss the 33rd Annual Cortland Festival and Parade, this Sunday, October 12 starting at 1pm! Visit our Calendar of Events or the Town of Cortland for more information.

DeKalb County offers many other opportunities to enjoy during fall, and every season! Visit DeKalb County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau for more information and dates, or call 877-335-2521 for assistance planning travel for groups and families.