The La Grange Business Association (LGBA) will host its annual Halloween Walk & Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 26 with a full day of fall-themed activities for families in the shops and restaurants of the downtown area.
The traditional Halloween Walk will kick off from 10 a.m. to noon as staffers from the Greater La Grange YMCA lead costumed pirates, witches, monsters and their families on a trick-or-treat parade. The walk begins at Cossitt School playground with treats provided by local merchants.
There will be a magic show and pictures with Ronald McDonald from 12:00-12:30 p.m. near the fountain located at Village Hall.
Throughout the day, nearly 30 merchants will offer a spirited schedule of seasonal activities plus shopping and dining specials, according to a news release from the La Grange Business Association. Events include free costumed pet photos, a painting party, pumpkin decorating, Halloween crafts, make-your-own caramel apples, hourly pie eating contests, a pool party and more.
Merchants are currently distributing a schedule of events and a punch card. Customers can be entered in a drawing to win great gifts with every $25 that they spend at participating merchants on Oct. 26.
The Halloween Walk & Fall Festival is sponsored by Fornaro Law and other local businesses, the Village of La Grange and the Greater La Grange YMCA. Event details and a map are available at www.lgba.com.
The La Grange Business Association is a consortium of downtown businesses, services and non-profit organizations that strive to energize and enhance the local business climate through events, networking and advocacy.
Participating Businesses, Activities:
ADVENTIST LA GRANGE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
Stop by the information booth near Village Hall to pick up healthy fall recipes, wellness tips and a terrific craft for the kids.
Buy 1 cupcake, get 1 free. Halloween cookies are $1.50.
Kids eat free; adults can choose a complimentary glass of wine, beer or a dessert with purchase of an entree from 11:30-3:30PM.
BOTTLE & BOTTEGA, LA GRANGE Unique all ages open painting event 11AM-1PM. Paint a 6 x 6 canvas for $5 while supplies last. BYOB Art Party for adults 2PM-5PM or 6PM-9PM. The instructor will guide you step-by-step to create a 16 x 20 masterpiece! Cost is $35 with all supplies and instruction. Reservations online or (708)441-4300.
CHERYL D KITCHENS AND CABINETS
Kitchen Design & the Art of Entertaining. 12PM-2PM. Stop by after the walk to check out their new “Bears” Hot Wheels Party Cart and sample complimentary hot bites and cool potions. Kitchen Designer, Cheryl D, will demonstrate entertaining made easy with great design.
CONSIGN & REDESIGN
A smashing idea: Pumpkin decorating! $5 per pumpkin.
Monster Mash Halloween Craft. 2PM-4PM.
Visit them at the Information Booth located near Village Hall.
Kids dining in costume eat free. Adults dining in costume will receive a gift card. Enjoy $5 pizza at lunch. Specialty drink and martini specials available.
GREATER LA GRANGE YMCA
Dive in for fun and games at the Spooktacular Pool Party at LT North Campus! 2:30PM-4:30PM.
ISN’T THAT SWEET
Spooky Sprinkles Bar; $4 per cupcake with unlimited sprinkles plus a free chef’s hat. 1PM-3PM. Plus, all day long, get a free $5 gift certificate with every $15 spent.
LA GRANGE ART LEAGUE
Free paint-your-own mask activity from 12PM-2PM.
LA GRANGE MCDONALDS
Stop by the Village Hall fountain for a magic show and pictures with Ronald McDonald from 12-12:30PM.
LA GRANGE LIBRARY
Day of the Dead for Tweens from 1PM-2PM. Taste pan de muerto while growing paper marigolds and decorating sugar skulls. Not-So-Scary Storytime for Pre-K through grade 2 with stories, songs, a craft, and snacks. Call (708) 215-3210 to register.
It’s Bingo-time with door prizes at 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30PM.
LILETT’ CANDIES GOURMET CHOCOLATE SHOP
A deal you don’t want to miss! Purchase 5 nut apples, get 1 plain apple or 1/4lb bag of English Toffee free with purchase.
Kids eat free in restaurant for lunch or dinner. Dine in only.
NAILZ 4 U
Save while you soak: $5 off the House Special Pedicure; Neck Massage $1 per minute.
Have fun and make glow in the dark jars for kids until 4PM on the hour, every hour. Also, Mod Podge wine bottles for adults from 5PM-8PM. $5-$10 for all activities which includes supplies.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHOCOLATE FACTORY
Make your own caramel apple from 10-4PM for $8 per apple.
Buy one burger, get one free for lunch or dinner.
THE CAROUSEL SHOP
Save 50% on all Halloween costumes.
THE CORNER SHOP
Guess the jelly beans in the jar-you might win a $50 gift certificate.
THE DENTAL LOFT
Join us before noon for sugar-free treats and tips to keep your little goblins cavity-free! Adults, enter to win a free Custom Whitening Treatment.
THE RUNNER’S SOUL
Hourly pie eating contests beginning at noon. Come in the store to register.
THE URBAN MUTT
Free photos of your pet in costume.
Free tastings of all different popcorn flavors.
Information courtesy of a news release from the La Grange Business Association.