Tricks and Treats: Peoria Area Halloween Festivities

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There are plenty of spooky delights in the Peoria Area this Halloween season! The chilled air and golden leaves are a perfectly pleasant backdrop for the magical, eerie and downright terrifying events going on this October.

The Massacre Mansion haunted house, Trail of Terror walking trail, Haunted Express wagon ride, and the family-friendly Boo Barn.

Thrills and chills at the Peoria Asylum!

Show off your costume, enjoy a hayrack ride, participate in a sack race and have your fortune told!

Explore the darker side of Peoria and discover the stories that have built ghostly legends over the years.

Come brave the creepiest, crawliest, most horrifying things imaginable in this 100+ year-old building with tunnels of pure terror!

Family-friendly, fun-filled activities including Trick-or-Treat trail, rides on the Train-sylvania Express and hayrack rides.

Packed with hundreds of mums, this event makes a great escape from the fall chill in the air and offers a peaceful respite before the holiday season begins.

Within nature, there are many spooky creatures and seriously dangerous, even frightening, plants. Explore sensationally spooky creatures and beautiful but dangerous plants.

Enjoy an all-ages costume contest with prizes, parade down Court Street, and trick or treating at downtown businesses with treats for the kids.

Fun for all ages! Parade, refreshments and prizes awarded for best costumes. Parade begins at 11:00 am. Refreshments following Parade at Peoria Heights Flowers

Trick-or-treat and enjoy Halloween fun with Washington’s local businesses along the trail in the Washington Park.

Instead of going from door to door, kids go from trunk to trunk collecting their Halloween treats! Hosted at the Proctor Center.

Join the Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette for a night of bubbling elixirs and ghoulish delights to benefit the Greater Peoria Honor Flight!

Come enjoy a post-Halloween wrap-up of mysteriously spooky science experiments – from oozing pumpkins and glowing drinks to bubbling potions and dancing ghosts.

Gotta Run? Run in Peoria.

Whether you’re running for health, socially, weight loss, fun, a challenge or a good cause — Peoria area has you covered. We’ve compiled a list of races that will take you through the end of the year!


Oct 11, 2014 (Saturday) – Goodwill’s Forward March & Run

8M run, 4M run, 1M walk – Peoria, IL


Oct 11, 2014 (Saturday) – Superhero 5K and Kids’ Villain Chase
5K run, 1/2 mile Kid’s run – Peoria, IL

Oct 11, 2014 (Saturday) – Farmdale Trail Run
50M trail run, 30M trail run, 10M trail run – East Peoria, IL

Oct 12, 2014 (Sunday) – Healthy Kids Running Series
Kids Run – Peoria & Washington, IL

Oct 18, 2014 (Saturday) – Halloween Hobble
5K run, 1M walk – Washington, IL

Oct 18, 2014 (Saturday) – Mud Mayhem
Extreme Obstacle Mud Run – Wildlife Prairie Park  Hanna City, IL

Oct 18, 2014 (Saturday) – Promise Run & Relay

Half marathon & 2-person relay – Peoria, IL

Oct 19, 2014 (Sunday) – Autism Awareness 5K
5K Run & Awareness Walk – Peoria, IL

Oct 19, 2014 (Sunday) – Healthy Kids Running Series
Kids Run – Peoria & Washington, IL

Oct 25, 2014 (Saturday) – Screaming Pumpkin Marathon

26.2M run, 6.6M run, 6.6M run, 26.2M relay, 2M walk – Peoria, IL


October 25, 2014 (Saturday) – IBFT Monster Dash

5K run, 1M walk – Glasford, IL

Oct 25, 2014 (Saturday) – Germantown Hills Fire-Rescue Challenge
5K run, 0.67 mile kid’s fun run – Germantown Hills, IL

Nov 1, 2014 (Saturday) – Red Kettle Run
5K run, 1M walk – Peoria, IL

10K run, 5K run, kids run, 5K walk – Peoria, IL

Nov 8, 2014 (Saturday) – McNotAgain
10M, 30M – Pekin, IL

Nov 15, 2014 (Saturday) – Hustle for Hydrops

12K run, 5K run, 1M fun run – Washington, IL


Nov 15, 2014 (Saturday) – Storm the Castle 5K

5K run, 5K walk – Peoria, IL

Nov 16, 2014 (Sunday) – Rise Up and Run
2.5 Miles w/ 9 Obstacles – Washington, IL

Nov 23, 2014 (Sunday) – Peoria Park District Turkey Trot
4M run, kids run – Peoria, IL

Nov 29, 2014 (Saturday) – Folepi River Trail Classic 4M
4M run, 2M walk – East Peoria, IL

Dec 5, 2014 (Friday) - Midnight Mayhem #6
5K night run – Wildlife Prairie Park  Hanna City, IL

Dec 6, 2014 (Saturday) – Jingle Bell Run/Walk

5K run, 5K walk – Peoria, IL

Dec 31, 2013 (Tuesday) – Get Lit New Year’s Eve Fun Run
2M run, 2M walk – East Peoria, IL

Let us know if we missed any events! We’d be happy to add them to our list.
Leave us a message below or e-mail the details to hvanderheydt@peoria.org.