Halloween in Andersonville

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Halloween 2021 welcomes the return of trick-or-treating in the district! Also, WasteNot Compost wants you to compost that old, mushy pumpkin! Through November 30th, you may request a pumpkin pickup through their website!

Virtual Map of Businesses participating in Halloween Trick Or Treating in the District

Halloween on Catalpa | October 30 from 10AM-4PM

This year will will continue our efforts by providing a fun and safe Halloween experience on Catalpa by inviting folks to a timed walk through with their kiddos for distancing and safety measures and ALSO provide a map of businesses that have signed up to that would like to hand out candy as well!  We invite you to join us for a socially-distanced Trick-or-Treat Grab & Go experience on Catalpa Avenue on Saturday, October 30 from 10AM-4PM.  Attendees are asked to register for a 20 minute time slot. Please make sure to add a ticket for each person attending, including children. This allows us to safely limit the amount of people walking through. All attendees will receive free Halloween treats including bags of candy, taffy apples and gourds & pie pumpkins ( While supplies last). Folks who don’t make the time slots are able to join us after 1PM.

Thanks to AlleyCat Comics you can grab a photo opportunity with a superhero! Walgreens will also be giving out free flu shots, boosters, and COVID-19 Vaccinations. We will be following the Illinois’s Guidelines for Trick or Treating.

This event is co-hosted by the 40th Ward, AlleyCat Comics and SSA #22. Thank you to our event sponsors: SSA #22, School of Rock Andersonville,  Lakeshore Schools, George’s Ice Cream and Sweets, Defloured: A Gluten Free Bakery, Little Friends Preschool, Sandbox Baby Boutique, Eli Tea Bar, Evoke Tattoos, and Walgreens.

We are looking for volunteers to dress up in costume and help us with traffic flow. Please sign up here with interest.

Reserve Your Time-Slot Here 

Here are some highlights for the month of October:

Tuesday, October 19

The SOFO Tap | Pumpkin Carving on the Patio | 7-10PM

Wednesday, October 20

Meeting House Tavern | Wicked Workshop Pumpkin Painting | 8-11PM

Saturday, October 23

Yoga Tree‘s Spooky Yoga at the Sandbox Baby Boutique | October 23 at 10AM | $12

Join us on Saturday, October 23rd at 10AM for a Halloween inspired drop-in yoga class at Sandbox Baby Boutique. Taught by experienced instructor/Yoga Tree Director Anna Schabold, this session will help ground your mind and body all while having a little Halloween fun. Tickets available

Tuesday, October 26

Meeting House Tavern | Big Ghastly Gameshow | 8-10PM

Wednesday, October 27 

The SOFO Tap | Scary Bear Trivia | 8-10PM

Thursday, October 28

Meeting House Tavern | Thirsty Thursdays Scaryooke | 9-1AM

Friday, October 29

Meeting House Tavern | Dirty Circus Halloween Party and Costume Contest | 9-1AM
The SOFO Tap | Nightbear on Clark Street GRRR | 9-2AM

Saturday, October 3o

Gus Giordano Dance School | October 30 @1PM: GUS Dancers will be performing on Catalpa at 1PM

Meeting House Tavern | 2-6PM Hall-O-Kween
The SOFO Tap | Doggy Days Houl-O-Ween | 12-3PM and Costume Contest | 9-3AM

Sunday, October 31

The SOFO Tap | Frank “N” Steins | 1-3PM
The SOFO Tap | Halloween Bearoke | 9-1AM
Uvae Wine Bar + Kitchen | Murder Mystery Wine Dinner and Costume Contest | 5:30PM

Saturday, November 6

Edgewater Pumpkin Smash | hosted by Edgewater Environmental Coalition & Andersonville Chamber of Commerce
12 – 4PM 6040 N. Clark Street