Patch editors put together a map to help you find the best pumpkin patches, hayrides, haunted houses and cups of cocoa throughout the suburbs.
Friday, October 12, 2012
Fall is in the air in Huntley and the suburbs. The pumpkin patches are open, the hot cider is steaming and haunted houses are popping up throughout the area. Patch editors put together a collaborative map to show you all the best places to celebrate fall throughout the Chicago suburbs. Did we miss your favorite spot? Let us know in the comments or add it to the map yourself! It's open for input from readers. And please feel free to share photos of you and your loved ones enjoying the gorgeous autumn weather! Here's just a small sampling of places you'll find on the map:
Joe Buedel has been getting his haunt, at 10716 Wheatlands Way, ready for Halloween for months. The grand opening is Oct. 6.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Gloria Casas
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Joe Buedel loves scaring people. He gets a kick out of turning his Huntley home into an extreme haunted house every Halloween, building his own props and coming up with new ideas to scare the crowds that gather in his neighborhood every year. Last year, Holiday Habits _ the name of his “haunt” _ drew 4,000 people to view the countless skeletons, tombstones and creepy scenes at his house. He started years ago with a single Halloween decoration _ a creepy butler prop who became known as “Grampa James” _ when he bought his first home. The prop now sits in the basement of his Huntley home, which is his workshop. Buedel is a member of the Chicago Haunt Builders, a group of homeowners who decorate their homes and work on ideas throughout the …