The Supreme Guide to Trick-or-Treating in McHenry County

Trick-or-treating is no longer reserved to the block you live on. These days, there are a lot of opportunities around McHenry County to trick-or-treat, and not only on Halloween. Grab your little ones and your pumpkin-faced trick-or-treat pail and head to your nearest Halloween event! Here are all of the great places hosting trick-or-treating in McHenry County to get your candy fix.

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Little McHenry County has put together your supreme guide to all things trick-or-treating with this list of community and business district trick-or-treating hours and events. Please be sure to click all listings for full details as weather can be a factor. Little McHenry County is not responsible for changed or cancelled events. If events take place over multiple days, the first day of the event is linked.

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Trick-or-Treating Events in McHenry County

Events are listed in chronological order, use this key for quick references when scrolling:
Registration Required

15 October, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.Trunk or Treat at Green Street
FREE  {McHenry} Cruise night attendees are encouraged to decorate their vehicles, bring candy to pass out, and HAVE SOME FUN!

20 October, 3:00 – 5:30 p.m. – Trunk or Treat
FREE  {Lakemoor} Come for the treats and stay for the fun! Prizes for the best adult and child costume will be awarded. Pizza for sale by the slice.

20 October, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. – Trunk-or-Treat
{Richmond} Games, food, prizes and more for this trunk-or-treat! If you are able, please bring a non-perishable food item for the Grace Lutheran Food Pantry.

21 October 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Harvest Fest on the Square
FREE  {Huntley} There is something for everyone at Harvest Fest on the Square including: pumpkins, corn stalks & Indian corn for purchase! Trunk or Treat, hay rides and more available.

26 October 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 4th Annual Trunk or Treat
FREE  {Crystal Lake} This free event provides a safe, fun environment for Trick or Treating for the entire community. Also offered for each person who attends, is a free meal of hot dog, chips, and a drink, a hayride, face-painting, cookie decorating, and a showing of “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown.”

27 October, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Truck or Treat 
FREE {Crystal Lake} Truck or Treat is a FREE event that is open to children and their families. Children dressed in Halloween costumes will have the opportunity to trick or treat for candy and prizes from truck to truck at the event, take pictures at Halloween displays and enjoy morning of free family fun.

27 October, 11:00  a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Halloween Walk
FREE {Cary} Join the Cary-Grove Chamber and business owners for Halloween Trick or Treating. The parade will be lead by 2018 Miss Cary-Grove Lanie Johnson.

27 October 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Ar-BOO-Retum Fall Fest & Trick or Treating
FREE  {Barrington} Calling all little ghouls & goblins! Join us for a spooktacular day of fun at our annual Arb-BOO-Retum! Saturday, October 27 from 11am-2pm. Come in costume and enjoy trick or treating, pumpkin decorating (while supplies last), a magic show, costume parade, balloon artist, science fun stations (sponsored by our new store Purple Me Green, The Science Store) and free mini hot chocolates from Calibre!

27 October 1:00 p.m. – Trick or Treat Trail 
{Cary} $5 per child
Registration required. Walk the Lions Park trail and enjoy games, prizes, and more! Parents, please join your children as they dress up for this “spooktacular” afternoon.

27 October, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Halloween Walk
FREE {Fox River Grove} Join the Cary-Grove Chamber and business owners for Halloween Trick or Treating. The parade will be lead by 2018 Miss Cary-Grove Lanie Johnson.

27 October 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. Party in the Plaza
FREE {Crystal Lake} Don’t forget your bag to collect candy! Event includes face painting, petting zoo, touch-a-truck, trick-or-treating, and pumpkin painting.

27 October 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Trunk or Treat with Richmond PD
FREE {Richmond} Join the Richmond Police Department for a spectacular family event that provides a safe, fun, and friendly alternative to door-to-door trick-or-treating.

27 & 31 October, 12:00 -5:00 p.m. – Trick or Treat at Ice House Mall
FREE  {Barrington} Trick or Treating at the Ice House Mall for all little ghosts, goblins, and princesses is Saturday, October 27 and Wednesday, October 31 from noon to 5:00 pm at all stores. A Halloween Kids Craft Corner will also be available for trick or treaters!

28 October, 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.  – Trunk or Treat
FREE  {Harvard} Halloween Fest is a safe, family friendly, Halloween themed event, open to the public. Admission is free with all money collected benefiting local non-profit organizations. We will have free Trunk-or-Treating all afternoon, an all-ages costume contests, pumpkin decorating contest, games, pony rides, balloon figures, and free hot dogs!

28 October, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Trick or Treat Fun!
FREE {Algonquin} Kids ages 0-12 can trick or treat at participating retailers, while candy supplies last.

28 October, 4:00 – 6:30 p.m. Trunk or Treat Huntley
FREE  {Huntley} Calling all Space Rangers! Buzz Lightyear has gone missing at our annual Trunk or Treat party and we need your help to find him. Join us on a journey through Andy’s room, wearing cute or creative costumes. We will provide candy and fun!

trick-or-treating mchenry county29 October 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Halloween Howl
FREE {Fox Lake} Join the Village of Fox Lake Police Department to celebrate Halloween. Your family will get to meet members of the Fox Lake Police Department, enjoy treats, hot dogs, bouncy houses, hot chocolate, hay rides, and candy apples.

31 October, 10:00 a.m. – Halloween Parade & Trick or Treating
FREE  {Huntley} Join the Huntley Area Public Library for some Halloween fun!

31 October, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m, – Trick or Treat Around the Square
FREE {Huntley} Trick or Treat around local businesses.

31 October, 2:00 – 7:00 p.m. Trick or Treat @ the Library
FREE  {Woodstock} Be sure to swing by the library to trick-or-treat at the different service desks.

31 October, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.Halloween Handout 
FREE {Crystal Lake} A favorite among young children!  Participating merchants throughout Downtown Crystal Lake open their doors to invite costumed children 12 and under to receive a treat.

31 October, 3:30- 5:30 p.m. Safety Town Trick or Treat
FREE {Lake in the Hills} Children will be in a fenced area where they will be able to go up to each of the little buildings and meet friendly monsters and other cool characters who will be handing out treats.

31 October, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Halloween on the Square
FREE {Woodstock} Trick or Treating on the Square along with the Annual Costume Contest.

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Community Trick-or-Treat Hours

Here are the hours, per the individual cities websites or offices, for trick-or-treating. If no hours are posted, we have posted the times as we have seen from previous years or personal accounts, we will update as needed. Times and dates are subject to change.

Sunday October 28

Wednesday, October 31

Additional events and listings may be added as the information becomes available. If you know of an event or community that isn’t listed, please tell us about it in the comments.

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