Westmont, Illinois - Date Issued: August 17, 2023
Mark your calendars and get ready for Wicked West Fest 2023. Wicked West Fest is a month-long festival of Fall and Halloween events and activities. Following are some of this year’s highlights:
WESTMONT SCARECROW DECORATING CONTESTSeptember 28 - Sign-Up Deadline Downtown WestmontThe entire community is invited to participate in the Westmont Scarecrow Decorating Contest hosted by the Westmont Chamber and the Historical Society. Decorated scarecrows will be on display throughout downtown Westmont and everyone will be invited to vote online. For more information and to sign up, please visit the Chamber website.
FALL & HALLOWEEN WINDOW MURAL PROGRAMSeptember 29 - Sign-Up Deadline Throughout WestmontHosted by Westmont Special Events and the Creative Arts Network, area businesses are invited to sign up to have their windows painted by our incredible local artists with Fall & Halloween-themed murals. More information and sign-up details have been posted on the Westmont Special Events website at westmontevents.com.
THE LAST STRAWSunday, October 1 - NOON-4PM Gregg House Museum - 115 S. LindenCome to the Gregg House Museum for a variety of fun family activities: Make a scarecrow (nominal fee), decorate pumpkins, create cool crafts, take a hayride, pan for gold, and more. For more information, visit the Westmont Park District website.
FIREFLY FAMILY THEATRE PRESENTS: THE HARVEST MOONSaturday, October 7 - 10:00AM & 10:45AMWestmont Public Library - 428 N. CassJoin Spark the Firefly and all her friends as they welcome a new season. The Harvest Moon includes puppets, original music, interactive movement, and lots of fall fun for families! This 20-minutes show is ideal for ages 2–7, but all ages are welcome. Sign up via the WPL events calendar.
MYSTICAL POTIONS - Teen eventWednesday, October 11 - 6:30-7:30PMWestmont Public Library - 428 N. CassMake a mystical potion right in your own cauldron, where everyday ingredients will transform into extraordinary elixirs! Sign up via the WPL events calendar.
PARANORMAL INVESTIGATING BASICSWednesday, October 11 - 6:00PMWestmont Public Library - 428 N. CassExplore the basics of paranormal investigating from Quantum Paranormal Investigators. Learn about the equipment, the dos and don’ts, and how to conduct an investigation in an appropriate way. You will also learn about well known haunted locations in Illinois and the Chicago area. Sign up via the WPL events calendar.
PAINT A PUMPKIN - Grades K–5 Event Thursday, October 12 - 4:15-5:00PMWestmont Public Library - 428 N. CassDecorate a mini pumpkin with vibrant paint and embellishments to add a touch of autumn magic to your home! Sign up via the WPL events calendar.
PUMPKIN PARTY - Teen eventWednesday, October 18 - 6:30-7:30PMWestmont Public Library - 428 N. CassBring your pumpkin to life using paint, paper, pipe cleaners, and more! Come dressed for a mess. Sign up via the WPL website.
FANTASTIC FALL STORYTIME & CRAFT - 0-to-6 Year OldsThursday, October 19 - 10:00-10:45AM Westmont Public Library - 428 N. CassCelebrate the season with a fall-themed storytime and craft. 0 – 6 years with a caregiver. For more information, visit the WPL website.
WICKED WEST FEST HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTESTSaturday, October 21 - Sign-up 10:15AMDowntown Westmont - Intersection of Cass & IrvingDress up for Halloween and come to downtown Westmont to be part of this fun costume contest. There will be six categories. For more information, contact Westmont Special Events at firstname.lastname@example.org or 630-829-9378.
TRICK OR TREAT TRAIL Saturday, October 21 - 11AM-1PMDowntown Westmont on CassCome to downtown Westmont in your Halloween costume and go trick or treating at participating businesses throughout the downtown business district. For more info, contact the Westmont Chamber at email@example.com or 630-960-5553.
CASKETS ON CASS RACESaturday, October 21 - 12:30PMDowntown Westmont on CassCaskets on Cass is a foot race of homemade caskets sponsored by community organizations, businesses, and area residents. To learn more and sign up on the Chamber website at westmontchamber.com or contact the Westmont Chamber at 630-960-5553.
HAUNTED FOREST TOUR Saturday, October 21 - 3:00-9:30PMDiane Main Park - 200 W. 59th StreetFollow the trail and take a haunted wagon ride through Smith Woods as ghosts, ghouls and monsters come alive before your very eyes! Little Monsters Showing for younger viewers 3 to 6:30pm. Sheer Terror Tours from 7 to 9:30pm. $8 per person. For more information, visit the Westmont Park District website.
JANE AUSTEN MURDER MYSTERY GAMETuesday, October 24 - 6:00-7:30PMWestmont Public Library - 428 N. CassA crime of great proportions has rocked Rosings Park! As one of Jane Austen’s beloved characters, can you put the clues together and discover the killer? Sign up via the WPL events calendar.
ZOMBIE CRAWL Saturday, October 28, 2-6:00PMLocations Throughout WestmontHosted by Westmont Special Events, this event takes guests throughout the community visiting participating pubs and restaurants. Each location will have food and beverage specials as well as a fun Halloween activity. This is a 21 and over event. Tickets and registration information will be published soon at westmontevents.com.
SPOOKTACULAR FUN NIGHT Monday, October 30, 5-7:00PMWestmont Park District Community Center - 75 E. RichmondThe whole family is invited to a safe and fun-filled evening as you trick or treat through the Park District Community Center. Meet Wacky Drac, create a spooky craft, or try your luck at a game or two - A variety of spooktacular activities will make your evening fangtastic! For more information, visit the Westmont Park District website.