Aville-o-Ween Activities in Andersonville
Andersonville Halloween House & Business Decorating
The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce is excited to have you as one of our home/business decorators for Aville-o-ween! Let's have a little fun this year and make your home the spookiest in town! Aville-o-ween decorating is open to all storefronts and all types of homes from single-family, to 2 flats, to multi-unit and courtyard buildings. We are even opening this up to parkways/sidewalks! Entrants will have their location added to a google map for residents and community members to follow on a self guided tour of houses. How will you show off your Halloween spirit? Spooky? Scary? Silly? it's all up to you and we can't wait to see your decoration!
- All businesses and residences in 60640 and 60660 are welcome to join!
- Decorations must be visible from the street
Aville-o-ween decorating officially kicks off October 1, but if you just can't wait, feel free to start now. Register here!
Gethsemane Pumpkin Patch | 5739 N Clark | September 23 - October 22
Open 7 days a week from 9-4PM from September 23 - October 22. Experience pumpkins, photo fun, and a straw maze! On Saturdays from 10AM-2PM, there will face painting and pumpkin painting for all ages!
Shadow Carriers: Andersonville Ghost Tour | Boniface Cemetery | 4901 N Clark
Starting October 10! Join veteran paranormal tour guides, Orion Couling & Zack Meyer, on a night that explores the shadows of history with the lantern of mystery. This 1.5-mile walking tour will take you to the door of hidden haunts and the path of legends. Find out the eerie stories about some of Andersonville's most beloved spots!
Orion & Zack are nationally renowned storytellers that have recently brought their unique style of storytelling to the "Shadow Carriers" podcast. Now, you have the opportunity to walk alongside them as you learn more about the dark history of Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood.
This tour received high acclaim and sold out last year. Get your ticket soon so you don't miss out! Buy Tickets here.
Replay Andersonville | Halloween Trivia | 5358 N Clark | October 25 | 8PM
Join Replay for Stewpendous Production's Halloween Michael Meyers Trivia! Followed by a viewing of the original 1977 Halloween movie. Reservations are encouraged, click here
The SoFo Tap | ScaryBear Trivia | 4923 N Clark | October 25 | 8 - 10PM
Summon your cleverest ghoul-friends for ScaryBear trivia night on Wednesday (Addams), October 25th, at 8pm, hosted by the gourd-geous Beartender Thomas. Show off your skulls and bury your competition to come out on top, so your team can win from a coffin full of prizes!
Bar Roma | 5101 N Clark | October 28 | 4 - 10:30PM
Costume Contest, Menu Specials and More!
Bar Roma will welcome Halloween revelers for a festive celebration on Saturday, October 28. A costume contest will take place at 8PM, with dressed guests competing for three top prizes. The person (or duo) with the best costume will win dinner for two ($100 gift card); second place will receive a $50 gift card; and third place will be awarded a bottle of Italian wine. All dining guests that arrive in costume throughout the evening will receive a complimentary dessert.
Start the spooky night right with happy hour! From 4-6PM; Bar Roma offers $8 carafes of wine and select small plates ($6-$11) in the tavern area. In addition to the regular dinner menu, Chef/Partner Fred Ramos will feature an array of Halloween weekend specials, including split pea soup; roasted brussels sprouts salad; baked oxtail lasagna; pan seared walleye; and pumpkin pie. For table reservations, visit BarRomaChicago.com.
GUS® | Original Gus Giordano Dance School Presents SPOOKTACULAR! Dance Show | 1463 W Gregory | October 28 at 3PM
GUS® presents “Spookatcular!"Saturday 10/28 at 3PM! Bring the whole family to this fun, FREE Halloween dance show! “Spookatcular!"features GUS® Company dancers from Gus Giordano Dance School performing hip hop, jazz and more! The shows ends with a huge cast performing Thriller! You won’t want to miss this event! SHOW LOCATION: Helen C. Peirce Elementary Field on 10/28. Show begins 3pm. Let’s “boo”gie! guslegacy.org/performance
The SoFo Tap | Doggy Days Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest | 4923 N Clark | October 28 | 12 - 3PM
The Dog Days of Summer are over, which means it's time for Howl-o-Ween at The SoFo Tap! Bring your little goblin in their woof-fun-est costume to Doggy Days for your chance to win a $50, $25 or $15 2Bears Tavern Group gift card redeemable at any 2Bears Tavern Group location! They'll have free dog treats and half-priced drafts on Saturday October 28th from 12–3pm. Have a Yappy Howl-O-Ween!
Uvae Kitchen & Wine Bar | 5553 N Clark | Hallo-weekend Psychic Cheese Reading | October 28 | 3 - 4:30PM
Crumbles, Ash Lines, or Flowers — What does your cheese choice say about you? Kick off your Hallo-weekend with Jennifer Billock, Chicago’s own Kitchen Witch! Have a Psychic Reading based off Cheese! Eat, Sip and find out what the future holds. For $20 — add on Wine Pairings! All pairings added at time of event.
Uvae Kitchen & Wine Bar | 5553 N Clark | Hallo-Wine Haunted Speakeasy 2023 | October 30 | 6 - 9PM
1920's costumes encouraged! Your night of magic and mystery includes champagne, tastings, appetizers, a live magician, and tarot card reader! Click here for tickets
Inclusive Funeral Care |4880 N Clark on October 31 | 8 - 9:30PM
Halloween Night Magic! "What are you doing on Halloween?" When the sun goes down on October 31, you're invited to join Inclusive Funeral Care as the gather in the cozy living room for Halloween laughs and magic. Professional magician Rebecca Spectre (Magic Castle, Chicago Magic Lounge, Bucktown Arts Fest, National Museum of Mexican Art) presents a magic show for adults that is warm, funny, and all about human connection. It's also astounding, full of mystifying magic performed with Tarot cards, dangerous metal hooks, and more. Come with or without a costume. P.S. After the show, there will be exclusive merch for sale. Reserve your spot here!
ASNA Halleyween | 1614 W Winona | October 31 | 5 - 8PM
Join the Andersonville South Neighborhood Association for games, crafts, and hot apple cider! Located in the alley between Foster and Winona.
Pauline's | 1754 W Balmoral | October 31 | 7AM - 3PM
Join Pauline's on Halloween in your best costume!
Meeting House Tavern Big Ghastly Gayme Show | 5025 N Clark | October 31 | 7 - 8PM
Join Sofonda for a PreShow from 7 - 8pm for even more chances to win goodies! Sponsored by Video Head Cleaner, you're sure to find something that'll clean your cauldron.
Edgewater's Annual Pumpkin Smash | 6040 N Clark | November 4| 12 - 4PM
The annual Pumpkin Smash event seeks to educate residents about the advantages of composting food waste. They invite you to meet in the parking lot at 6040 N Clark, north of the Fire Station, to have some free Halloween-related fun. Join them on Saturday, November 4th to green your Halloween by reducing neighborhood food waste.