Fall is the best season in Chicago. Period. When you add Halloween in Chicago on top of Oktoberfest celebrations, incredible foliage and an awesome lineup of October events, this season can't be beat. Halloween, of course, is autumn's crown jewel, and Chicago isn’t afraid to break out its freaky side. Don’t let yourself slap together some last-minute costume on October 30 again this year—follow our Halloween events guide and you'll have your spookiest fall in Chicago yet.
Halloween in Chicago
Pumpkin patches near Chicago
The best pumpkin patches near Chicago have it all—and a trip to one of these should definitely top your list of the best things to do in October. I mean, it wouldn't really be the fall season without a big ol' pumpkin, right? Make a whole day out of it and take a trip to try out some corn mazes or do some apple picking. RECOMMENDED: The complete guide to fall in Chicago