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Patch’s Best 2022 Halloween Yard Haunts: DuPage And Kane Counties

DuPAGE-KANE COUNTY, IL — If you’re looking for new zombie graveyards, body parts, floating ghosts and devil’s playgrounds to explore for Halloween, you’ve come to the right place. Patch has assembled its annual scary yard tour for 2022, created by some of Chicagoland’s most imaginative and demented exterior decorators.

Given the scary yard tour’s past history of breaking the internet, we have organized the 2022 list by county. So click on the link for the list of scary yards near your house, or go crazy and visit them all,

The residents of Cook County have some slick haunts, so GET ON THE LIST. We LOVE reader submissions, so we’ll be updating the list every FRIDAY leading up to Halloween. So send in your pictures and tell us why your yard haunt is worth a drive-by to [email protected]
Read more about how to get on the list. If you participated in years past and didn’t get an email from us, send Patch your info.

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This year, your Patch editors will be selecting the best decorated yard haunt and awarding a $100 Amazon gift card to the winner.

Also, check out these lists for more scary yards throughout the Chicago area: Chicago Haunt Builders, Haunted Illinois Directory, Illinois Haunted Houses and We Love Halloween. There’s free fun to be had in the days leading up to Halloween, so set your GPS for these spooky standbys and nightmarish newbies.

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See what other counties are doing:

  • DuPage County
  • Lake County
  • McHenry/Kane County
  • Will/Kendall County

Check out these slick yard haunts in Lake and McHenry Counties:

aurora

Apparitions of Aurora, 301 Cane Garden Circle, Aurora – Brian Skwarek was on our list this year with a “ghostbuster” theme. This year, he’s changed it up to feature apparitions (we think we saw an apparition once during a Grateful Dead concert), including a 12-foot-tall skeleton, tombstones and so much more. There will be live actors dressed up on Halloween walking around the yard and driveway to scare the trick-or-treaters, dishing out candy to kids and adults. The adults need to have some fun too, right? Lights will be on from dusk to 10:30 pm, later on weekends, through Nov. 5.

Apparitions of Aurora, 301 Cane Garden Circle, Aurora

Bensenville

The Haunting On Dolores Drive, 905 Dolores Drive, Bensenville – This award winning walk-thru haunt features moving and static props, projectors and great photo opps. Lights are on Sunday through Thursday, from dusk to 9:30 pm and until 10 pm Friday and Saturday.

Carpentersville

The Boo House, 3704 Pinecrest Drive, Carpentersville – Julie Roimiser’s must-see Halloween attraction offers a spooky graveyard, zombie invasion, witch’s party and a pumpkin patch. The yard is lit up from 6:30 to 9 pm Sunday through Thursday, and until 10:30 pm Friday and Saturday.

The Boo House, 3704 Pinecrest Drive, Carpentersville

Downer’s Grove

Duncan’s Haunted Manor, 2308 College Road, Downers Grove – Come and see what enchants you, from ghosts and witches to pumpkins – the Duncan family has it all. Open daily from 6 to 9 pm, weather permitting, through Halloween.

Duncan’s Haunted Manor, 2308 College Road, Downers Grove

Gilbert’s

Greenbriar Cemetery, 49 Greenbriar Drive, Gilberts – Matt Nausid’s yard haunts everything your spooky heart desires, featuring static props, animatronics, coffins, a pirate scene with a ship and cannons, holograms, fog, thunder and lighting, music and frights around every corner. The haunt is free and donations are always welcome. Greenbriar Cemetery won Gilbert’s scariest yard haunt award in 2021. During Halloween weekend, Oct. 28 through Oct. 31, there will be a full walkthrough where looky-loos can hunt down zombies and other creatures with Nerf weapons. Matt will also have a hearse and the local fire department coming out to show off the fire truck to all the guests.

Greenbriar Cemetery, 49 Greenbriar Drive, Gilbert

Lombard

680 N Lombard Ave, Lombard – Don’t mess with Texas in the Michals Family’s corner-lot haunt at Lombard and LeMoyne Avenues. The all homemade decor features eight different scenes and 10 characters. Highlights include Michael Myers, Alice Cooper, the entire Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2 family, zombies, an electric chair, and one angry hockey goalie. Look for the most Halloween decor on LeMoyne.

680 N Lombard Ave, Lombard

GRACE STREET GRAVEYARD, 629 N. GRACE ST., LOMBARD — Laura and Jason Sasinka do a family-friendly yard display with some moving parts. Dusk to 9 pm Sunday through Thursday, and dusk to 10 pm Friday and Saturday. This year. The Sasinka’s are accepting cash donations for Almost Home Foundation. Trick-or-treaters can enjoy a variety of snack size treats including Snickers, Baby Ruth, Butterfingers, Hershey, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, Kitkat, Skittles, Starburst and Twizzlers, all mixed together in a candy bag.

GRACE STREET GRAVEYARD, 629 N. GRACE ST., LOMBARD

Naperville

Tumpack Halloween Haunt, 4355 Pine Lake Drive, Naperville – The Tumpack yard is full of scary surprises luring trick-or-treaters to the front door. The yard has multiple themes, so there is something for everyone. This year, the Tumpacks are one of only 300 homes in the entire country who are dedicating their yard displays to Skeletons for St. Jude. Many of the decorations are animated. All proceeds go to St. Jude’s Research Hospital for Children. The yard is live every night from 4:30 to 10:30 pm Learn more or make a donation to Tumpack Skeletons for St. Jude.

Tumpack Halloween Haunt, 4355 Pine Lake Drive, Naperville

Eternal Unrest Cemetery, 1728 Paddington Ave., Naperville – Back on the tour for a second year, Kristin Rafferty and her boyfriend, Jim Groat, have gone to the extreme. This hauntingly spooktacular features La Haunted Pumpkin Patch, River Styx Ferry of the Dead, and an intricate graveyard, with eerie lighting and fog machines. New this year are 10 motion-activated animatronics and five 12-foot-tall monsters. “Our candy is stellar. We have a wide variety of all the popular candy brands.” Lit from 7 to 10:30 pm through Halloween.

Eternal Unrest Cemetery, 1728 Paddington Ave., Naperville

Haunted Arcade, 2129 Countryside Circle, Naperville – Patrick Mueller contacted us in July about getting on the scary yard tour. His haunted arcade was a huge hit last year, featuring free arcade games, spooky retro music, and lights and fog. The free crane game in the middle dispensed candy. He’s working on some ideas to expand it.

Haunted Arcade, 2129 Countryside Circle, Naperville

Winfield

Silverwood Screams, 0N461 Silverwood Court, Winfield – There is plenty scream about at Kevin Bastian’s Silverwood Screams.

Silverwood Screams, 0N461 Silverwood Court, Winfiel

Woodridge

Apache Cemetery, 2301 Apache Lane, Woodridge – This special, immersive yard haunt includes 40-plus Home Depot and Spirit Halloween animatronics, including strategically placed jump scares. You have to see it to experience it. Open Oct. 28 through Oct. 31. Member of Chicago Haunt Builders.

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