Halloween Fest will be held in the Towne Center on Saturday, October 27th, 2018 with the exact time to be announced. This date is not a typo! The traditional day before Halloween event is moving to a Saturday to better accommodate Villa Park families.
Halloween Fest is a Villa Park annual tradition that started in 2002 and is now in it’s 17th year. Every year you can find kids of all ages in their favorite costumes partaking in the many contests and activities that are laid out for them. It’s a fun family event for all!
Coloring Contest: The coloring contest is open to all children aged 12 or younger. Make sure to mark your calendar with the information on this sheet, fill out the child’s name on the top of the flyer side, then have your child color the picture on the back. Turn in the sheet to either Serrano Elementary School, Villa Park Elementary School, or to Villa Park City Hall before October 27th. Entries will be judged in separate age groups. Winners will be posted during the Villa Park Halloween Fest and announced during the course of the evening. Please include your phone number in the event you are not present. The coloring contest sketch is located on the second page of the Halloween Fest Contest Flyer.
Costume Contest: The costume contest is open to all children aged 12 or younger. To enter, simply come to the Villa Park Halloween Fest in costume before 5:30 p.m. and sign up. No entries will be accepted after 5:30 p.m. If you come after 5:30 p.m. your child may be in the parade but will not be judged. Children will be judged in groups by age. Please plan to accompany very young children through the parade and contest. No weapons please. Winners will be announced at the end of the evening.
Pumpkin carving/Decorating Contest: The pumpkin carving contest is open to all children aged 12 or younger. To enter, decorate a pumpkin of your choice using any method or combination of methods, such as painting, decorating, carving, etc. Turn in your pumpkin along with an entry form (located at pumpkin drop-off) at Villa Park City Hall on October 30th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Judging will take place during the Halloween Fest and the winners announced during the festivities. Please include your phone number so we may contact you if you are not present.
Free Activities at Halloween Fest
- Haunt for treats at the local Towne Center stores
- Check out a Sheriff’s car or Fire Engine
- Dancing to songs like the Monster Mash
- There is always something new each year
- Commemorative photos
Halloween Fest Details
Where: Villa Park Towne Centre
When: Saturday, October 27th, 2018
Cost: Free except cost for food and beverages and certain activities. There is a lot to enjoy for free.
Halloween Fest is put on by the Villa Park Community Services Foundation, a nonprofit organization.