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Halloween officially returns to Carbondale from beyond – for a weekend full of frightening fun, thrilling events, and spine-tingling music for the whole family. Join us for two spooktacular days filled with treats and a few tricks, perfect for your entire brood. When night falls, wicked fun continues with live music and a ghoulish selection of food and spirits. Whether you want to relive the ghosts of Halloweens past, or scare up new memories, Carbondale Halloween is, once again, a monster of a good time.

10.25.19 & 10.26.19

events

FRI OCT 12

    The Great Glass Pumpkin Patch

    9am-1pm

    Choose from a wide variety of handmade pumpkins at The Great Glass Pumpkin Patch. The event, located on the campus of Southern Illinois University, is an annual fundraiser for Southern Glass Works (SGW), a student organization in the SIU Glass program. Proceeds from the event will support educational programming.

    Location: 500 W. Grand Avenue

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FRI OCT 18

    Haunted Carbondale Walking Tour

    7-8pm

    Guided walking tour of haunted locations in downtown Carbondale. All locations are outside so dress for the weather. Wheelchair and stroller accessible.

    Location: Castle Perilous Games & Books

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    Recreation Gone Wrong Haunted Hayride

    7-10pm

    The Carbondale Park District presents the Recreation Gone Wrong Haunted Hayride. Concessions on sale at the shelter.

    Location: Evergreen Park Pine Tree Shelter

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SAT OCT 19

WED OCT 23

    Ghost Hunter Chris Fleming

    6pm

    Join Ghost Hunter Chris Fleming for an evening of true haunting stories from his over 40 years of first-hand experience with the paranormal and other psychic phenomena, followed by a spirit communication using his paranormal equipment (limited to the first 50 interested students).

    Location: SIU Student Center Auditorium

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FRI OCT 25

    Ghoul and Glam Portrait Event

    10am-5pm

    Don't miss Aimee Wigfall Photography's Halloween makeover and photoshoot! Choose from three ghoulish looks created and applied by local special effects makeup artist, Stephanie Jines. Capture your look in a short horror-themed photoshoot immediately following. Limited slots available. First come, first serve.

    Location: Aimee Wigfall Photography, 1740 Innovation Drive

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    Fourth Friday Fair Fandango

    6-9 PM

    The Fourth Friday Fair in October, presented by Carbondale Main Street, in partnership with SiCABE, will feature Son Monarcas, a band from Chicago that plays Latin music infused with other styles, including jazz. The Fair also includes kids activities, including a Bounce House, art activities from Carbondale Community Arts and a food court with food trucks and desserts! This event is completely free, and is a BYOB event.

    Location: Town Square Pavilion

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    Pumpkin Glow

    6-10pm. Glow trail opens at dark, approximately 6:30pm

    The Pumpkin Glow is a nighttime Jack-O-Lantern hike and family carnival held within the Oakland Nature Preserve in Northwest Carbondale. Proceeds from this event benefit local nonprofits Green Earth, Inc. and The Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Illinois.

    Location: Oakland Nature Preserve - 1319 N. Oakland Avenue

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    Haunted Carbondale Walking Tour

    7-8pm

    Guided walking tour of haunted locations in downtown Carbondale. All locations are outside so dress for the weather. Wheelchair and stroller accessible.

    Location: Castle Perilous Games & Books

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    Beetlejuice at The Varsity Center

    7 pm

    Screening of the film "Beetlejuice"

    Location: The Varsity Center

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    Rocky Horror Picture Show

    10pm

    A Carbondale Halloween favorite returns to The Varsity with a screening of “Rocky Horror Picture Show.” The screening will follow the 7pm screening of “Beetlejuice.” The downtown venue will be open to all creatures of the night as they enjoy this tale of an engagement trip gone horribly right. Say hello to Riff Raff, Magenta, Columbia, Dr. Frank-N-Furter and the whole Transylvanian crew for the second year.

    Location: The Varsity Center

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SAT OCT 26

    Family Fun at Artspace 304

    10am-2pm

    Drop in for a variety of all-ages art activities!

    Location: Artspace 304

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    Ghoul and Glam Portrait Event

    10am-5pm

    Don't miss Aimee Wigfall Photography's Halloween makeover and photoshoot! Choose from three ghoulish looks created and applied by local special effects makeup artist, Stephanie Jines. Capture your look in a short horror-themed photoshoot immediately following. Limited slots available. First come, first serve.

    Location: Aimee Wigfall Photography, 1740 Innovation Drive

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    Halloween Comic Fest

    10am-9pm

    Stop by Castle Perilous Games & Books for two free comics, plus one additional if you're in costume. Local graphic artists and writers will be on hand to sign and sell their work.

    Location: Castle Perilous Games & Books

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    Safe Halloween

    10am-2pm

    Carbondale Safe Halloween at Murdale allows youth to trick-or-treat at the Murdale shops while enjoying inflatables and various games.

    Location: Murdale Shopping Center

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    Open Container

    11 am-2am

    Alcoholic beverages may be possessed in plastic containers between Jackson and Mill streets and University Avenue and Washington Street on October 26 from 11am until 2am on October 27. No coolers.

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    Candy Walk

    Noon-2pm

    Trick-or-treat downtown prior to the Pumpkin Race from noon-2pm! Wear your best costume and visit participating businesses for candy and fun. The walk starts at the Old Train Depot, located at 121 S. Illinois Avenue, For more information, call 529-8040.

    Location: Meet at the Old Train Depot for a map of locations.

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    The Great Carbondale Pumpkin Race

    Registration at 1pm. First Heat at 2pm.

    Racers, crafted from pumpkins, two axles, and four wheels, roll down Mill Street at the underpass. Funds for local organizations are raised through sponsorship.

    Location: Mill Street Underpass

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    Free Screenings of Horror Movies

    1pm, 3pm, and 5pm

    Free horror movie screenings at The Varsity.

    Location: The Varsity Center

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    Music Under the Marquee

    1pm - 6pm

    Free music from buskers.

    Location: The Varsity Center

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    Live at Washington and Main

    4pm - Midnight

    Live music will include Kristin Kearns, Rip Lee Pryor, The Copyrights, Jungle Dogs and DJ Mista Fisha. There will also be food vendors, beer and wine sales and family-friendly activities.

    Location: Washington Street and Illinois 13

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    Night of the Living Dawg 5k Zombie Run

    Race starts at 4:30pm

    Can you survive the zombie outbreak that has happened on Southern Illinois University Carbondale campus? Runners will be given a belt with detachable flags (e.g. football flags) at the beginning of the race and will have to navigate the course attempting to not lose your flags to the hungry zombies. Look for signs and Good Samaritans along the way to help you find your way to the finish line.

    Location: SIU Rec Center

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    Pop-Up Monster Portraits with CCA

    6-8pm

    Have your portraits drawn in monster form!

    Location: Washington Street and Illinois 13

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    Haunted Carbondale Walking Tour

    7-8pm

    Guided walking tour of haunted locations in downtown Carbondale. All locations are outside so dress for the weather. Wheelchair and stroller accessible.

    Location: Castle Perilous Games & Books

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    The Invincible Czars present The Cabinet of Dr. Calagiri

    10pm

    Watch a screening of the silent film "The Cabinet of Dr. Calagiri" while the original score is performed live.

    Location: The Varsity Center

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