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updated: 10/25/2011 2:39 PM

Libertyville, Mundelein to host Halloween fun fests

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Little ghosts and goblins can have some big Halloween fun at events planned in Libertyville and Mundelein.

The Libertyville Sports Complex, Route 45 and Peterson Road, will be transformed into the second annual Halloween Fest from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27.

Geared to kids ages 10 and younger, the event features a variety of games and activities, including a pumpkin patch, train and hay rides, inflatable and interactive games, and entertainment booths.

Registration on the day of the event is $8; free for adults and grandparents. Call (847) 918-7275.

In Mundelein, what was formerly known as "The Night Before Halloween," hosted by the Mundelein Park and Recreation District for kids 3 to 11, has grown and this year includes indoor activities.

The new Boo Bash is from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at Mundelein Community Center/Keith Mione Park, 1401 N. Midlothian Road, between Route 176 and Winchester Road.

Registration is not required and activities are indoors and out, rain or shine. The event is free.

Hitch a ride on a tractor-pulled wagon, search for prizes in haystacks, find your way through the straw maze for preschoolers, play games, and walk the new "CRAZY RIVER Trail," a thrilling, yet not-too-haunted remake of Barefoot Bay's summertime Lazy River.

Indoor trick-or-treating includes dozens of spots for stopping.

Costumes are encouraged and participants should dress for the weather and bring a bag for goodies. Adult supervision is required.