An EEK-o-friendly, healthy, green event! Follow the Green Pumpkin Trail through local businesses and organizations to participate in FREE kids’ activities and collect healthy, eek-o-friendly treats!

Click Here to download a PDF with information to help you choose more healthy options this Halloween.

Costumes are optional. Suggested ages 3–8. Rain or Shine!

Green Pumpkin Trail Stops

Start at the Oak Park Visitors Center – 1010 Lake Street

  • Pick up your Green Pumpkin Trail Map and Sticker Card. Collect stickers at the stops and receive a special treat at the end!
  • Roaming princess & superhero characters, 12:00–2:00pm

Pumpkin Patch (Weather Permitting)

  • Purchase and decorate a pumpkin with Wonder Works Children Museum on Westgate.

GREEN HALLOWEEN® Costume Swap Event at Sugarcup Trading – 110 N Marion Street, 12:00–4:00 pm
How it Works:

  • Drop off costumes during store hours starting now through Oct 19. You will receive swap tokens on the day of the event that will be used to obtain your “new to you” costumes. One complete costume equals one token. Share with others and bring as many used costumes as possible. Leftover costumes will be donated to a local charity.
  • Kids’ costumes sizes 0–16 will be accepted. Sizes should be clearly marked.
  • Costumes should be complete and must be clean, with no stains, rips or tears (unless part of the costume).
  • We will host event outside with racks clearly marked.
  • We request that hats and other head gear aren’t tried on.

Monster Mash on Marion

  • Enjoy live kids’ music and light refreshments provided by Wells Street Popcorn.

Scary Storytelling at Ten Thousand Villages – 121 N. Marion Street, 1:30pm

Get your photo taken with Aripo's arepa-pups! – 118 N. Marion Street

Drop-in Face-Painting Station at Oak Park Public Library – 834 Lake Street, 9:00–3:00pm

Halloween Kids' Movie at Lake Theatre
– 1022 Lake Street

  • FREE showing of Ghostbusters, 10:00am

Other stops along the trail include…

A Matter of Style – 114 N. Marion
Bruegger's Bagels – 1118 Lake Street
Cheryl’s Cookies – 1018 Lake Street
Cold Stone Creamery – 134 N. Marion
Crumbs Bake Shop – 1100 Lake Street
Every Last Byte – 1010 North Blvd
Fannie May – 1020 Lake Street
Lemonmade Styles and Snips– 187 N. Marion
Munch – 104 N. Marion
Muse – 106 N. Marion
Oak Park Visitors Center – 1010 Lake Street
Pumpkin Moon – 1028 North Blvd
Pure Health Wellness – 167 N. Marion
Sugar Fixe Patisserie – 119 N. Marion
Sugarcup Trading – 110 N. Marion
Ten Thousand Villages – 121 N. Marion

Green Halloween Gift Box Giveaway

Enter your email address for a chance to win eco-friendly products including kidsí organic fruit snacks, fair-trade chocolates & vegetable squeeze packets, as well as plant-based, earth-friendly household cleaners and products, plus coupons & much more — $100 value! 45 boxes to giveaway!

  • To enter, beginning October 9th, 2013 submit your email address on our website, or at our Green Halloween event on Saturday, October 19th, 2013.
  • Entering the Green Halloween Gift Box Giveaway also signs you up to receive emails from Downtown Oak Park, Green Halloween, and Healthy Child, Healthy World, in which you can opt-out of at any time.
  • Winners will be randomly selected on Monday, October 21st and contacted via email. Prizes must be picked up at the Downtown Oak Park office – 1010 Lake Street, Suite 114, Oak Park, IL 60301. Selected winners will be given one week to claim their prize.
The odds of winning are determined by the number of entries received. No substitution of prize is offered, and prizes may not be redeemed for cash value. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.

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