Harvest Fest at Santa’s Village AZoosment Park – website
Location: 601 E. Dundee Avenue, East Dundee
Dates and hours: Sept. 28 – Oct. 28
Saturdays 10 am to 7 pm & Sundays 11 am to 6pm
Admission: $17.75/person, ages 3 & up; children 2 & under are free, $14.75/senior (65+). Active duty military with ID admitted free.
- Special Mad Science Show – Sept. 30 through Oct. 14 at 3:30 pm.
- Costume Contest – Saturday, Oct. 27th, 1:30 pm to 3 pm
- Trick-or-treating – Saturday, Oct. 27th through Sun., Oct. 28th, 2 pm to 3 pm
Celebrating the spirit of the season, the park will be decorated with pumpkins and colorful autumn décor. Specialty menu items will feature caramel apples, chili and other sweet treats.
In addition to rides, animals & attractions, Santa’s Spooky Adventure will be open for the younger crowd. During normal park hours, every little ghost and goblin can enjoy a variety of activities, such as a walk through the kid’s haunted house, or the special Mad Science Show.
Dates and hours: Sept. 28 – Oct. 27
Fridays & Saturdays 8 pm to 12 am
Admission: $10 per person
Once evening falls, the park opens its Nightmare From North Street- Haunted House & Terrify Trails activities. Step into the shadowy darkness but beware, because you never know what creatures come out to play after the park is closed. Watch your back as you creep though the haunted house with monsters, ghouls and zombies. Then step out in to the night as you zigzag your way through the darkened trails of terror and weave through creepy fright zones. Not for the faint at heart, these attractions are best for those aged 12 and up.
Season Passes for the 2013 year go on sale October 1. Purchase your season pass for next year at this year’s price AND you can use it for the remainder of this season as well. Currently season passes are $59/person or $179 for a 4-pack. Prices for next season will not be determined until 2013. In addition to free admission throughout the remainder of this season and all of next season, Season Pass holders receive at 10% discount on food and beverages (not including alcohol), a 15% discount on merchandise, and guest privileges of $13.75 admission for up to four guests per day.
I was provided a family season pass for four. The opinions expressed are my own.