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Posted on: October 21, 2010

[ARCHIVED] Halloween Activities on Saturday, October 30th

Bring the kids to downtown Elgin on Saturday, October 30th for an afternoon full of trick-or-treat fun! The activities start at 1:00 p.m., with kids activities, crafts, and costume contest registration on the south lawn of the Hemmens, followed by trick or treating at downtown businesses. Visit the “graveyard” fun at Carlton Rogers Park along the trick or treat route.

At 2 p.m., Gail Borden Public Library will have storytime at the lower level of the Hemmens, with the Costume Parade and winner announcement following at 3:00 p.m. All events are free to the public.
The Elgin Symphony Orchestra Halloween Spooktacular Concert takes place at 3:30 at the Hemmens. Tickets are $10 for children and $15 for adults. For concert tickets, go to

Daytime events are sponsored by The City of Elgin, Hemmens Cultural Center, the Elgin Symphony Orchestra, and the Downtown Neighborhood Association.


Adults can start their own Halloween celebrating on Saturday, October 30 with an evening full of “spooktacular” fun at the Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way in Elgin. Start the evening with a special appearance by WCIU’s own “Master of Scare-emonies” Svengooli, from 6:30 – 8:00 in the lobby of the Hemmens. Svengooli ( Rich Koz) will be available to sign autographs and share some of his comic genius with the crowd. Koz has spent the last 15 years as Chicagoland’s favorite television host as Svengoolie, winning 7 Emmy’s along the way. At 8:00 p.m. the Hemmens will present the Rocky Horror Picture Show, an interactive movie going experience that can’t be missed! Follow the adventures of newly-engaged couple Janet and Brad as they arrive at the castle of mad scientist, Dr. Frank-N-Furter, in this campy; on-screen spoof of the old horror movie genre. The couple’s uninvited appearance causes problems for gender-bending Frank and his bizarre “guests,” inciting a series of outrageous solutions. Barry Bostwick and Susan Sarandon star.

Be sure to dress in your finest Halloween attire, and enter to win great prizes in the Costume Contest taking place in the lobby of the Hemmens. Costumes can be themed with either the Rocky Horror Picture Show or any other Halloween theme.
Tickets are only $7.00 and can be purchased at or by calling the box office at 847-931-5900.

For information on Halloween hours on Sunday, October 31 and Halloween safety tips, click here

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