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Chicago Halloween Guide is your ultimate source for all things Halloween in the Chicago metropolitan area! Search our Event Directory for Halloween Events and Haunted Houses, find fun articles, vote on your Halloween favorites, and get Exclusive Halloween Event Deals you won't find anywhere else!


And that's just the beginning! If you're a Halloween fan from the Windy City, we want to be your haunted home.

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The Chicago Halloween Awards Have Been Posted!


Your votes are in, and the winners of the 2013 Chicago Halloween Awards have been posted HERE. Congratulations to the Winners!!! Thanks for a great season, everyone!



Posted on 31 October 2013 | 7:16 pm



The 2013 Haunt Actor of the Year is….


Chicago Halloween Guide would like to Congratulate Jeff Walker of Statesville Haunted Prison, for being Voted the Top Haunt Actor in Chicagoland for 2013!


Jeff Walker, of course, plays Statesville’s most beloved and notorious inmate, FLUFFY.  This is Jeff’s Second Chicago Halloween Award, and, as 2012′s Reigning Haunt Actor of the Year, he is now The Reigning Back-to-Back Champion!


Congratulations, Jeff, and thanks for bringing Fluffy to Chicago Halloween Guide… And, of course, thanks to everyone who voted!!!





Posted on 31 October 2013 | 2:22 pm



Happy Halloween 2013!


From all of us to all of you, Have a Fun, Safe, and Happy Halloween, Chicagoland!


Don’t forget to check back later for the Chicago Halloween Awards! Voting runs until about 2pm, and the Awards will be announced later today!



Posted on 31 October 2013 | 2:33 am



Urban Legend: The Supposed “Dangers” of Trick-or-Treating


Some cities and towns all over are seeing less and less Trick-or-Treaters each year, and we believe this is a very bad trend!


In our latest Article, we confront the Urban Legends, and reflect on why Trick-or-Treating is important for kids. CLICK HERE for the Article!





Posted on 28 October 2013 | 10:06 pm



Rosemont’s New Haunting Tradition: Screams in the Park Rises


Did you know Screams in the Park was just named one of the Top Ten Haunted Houses in Illinois? Be sure to check out our latest Article on Chicago Halloween Guide while you’re here… A look inside how Rosemont’s own Screams in the Park Haunted House came to be!


CLICK HERE for the Article!





Posted on 26 October 2013 | 3:09 am



CHG Exclusive: Retro Rad TV Chef Emily Ellyn’s Pumpkin Bread Recipe


We were lucky to talk with Food Network Star Emily Ellyn not too long ago, and she was as RAD as they come! She even had an Exclusive Halloween Recipe to share with Chicago!


Thanks, Emily, for taking the time to sit and chat.


Click Here for Retro-Rad TV Chef Emily Ellyn’s Pumpkin Bread Recipe!




Posted on 25 October 2013 | 3:43 pm



Chicago Haunt Actor of the Year Standings: 10-21-13


10-21-13: Your Current Leaders for Haunt Actor of the Year in The 2013 Chicago Halloween Awards!





Posted on 21 October 2013 | 3:45 pm



Discount Tickets to Eleventh Hour, House of Nightmares, and Basement of the Dead Haunted Houses!


Hey Chicago Area Haunt Fans! Want to visit a haunted house tonight?


We’ve got crazy discounts for Eleventh Hour Haunted House General Admission, as well as big discounts on Basement of the Dead Haunted Houses, House of Nightmares, and Eleventh Hour RIP/VIP tickets! On sale right now at CHG.


CLICK HERE to see the deals!



Posted on 12 October 2013 | 12:20 pm



Chicago Halloween Awards Voting is LIVE!


The Voting for the best in Chicagoland Halloween Events is live, with an all-new voting system for 2013! Vote for the best Halloween Events, Haunt Actor of the Year, and Best Haunted House in Chicago and beyond!


We hope you’ll stop in and cast your votes today. CLICK HERE to vote!


So do vote early and vote often!



Posted on 3 October 2013 | 10:14 am



How to Get Started in Haunted Houses?


Hey Chicago Halloween Fans!


It’s almost time! The Haunted House season is upon us, and it couldn’t be more exciting. So what better time to share our latest article: How to get Started Working in Haunted Houses?


Whether you want to act, build, or do makeup for a Haunted House in Chicago or anywhere else, this overview is a great place to start your own haunted house adventure! CLICK HERE to check out the article!



Posted on 23 September 2013 | 2:55 pm



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