It’s time for Halloween in Riverside and Brookfield! Halloween wouldn’t be the same without haunted houses, treats, and costumes, so get your family and friends together for the following events that will get you in the spooky mood.

First things first — the official time for trick-or-treating is the most important to figure out. It is important to note that both Riverside and Brookfield’s hours are the same. So, for all the big and small trick-or-treaters, your hours for tricking are 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. on Oct. 31.

Do not miss what Brookfield and Riverside have to offer this Halloween season! Whether it be The Haunt, costume contests, scary hjouses, or trick-or-treating, Riverside and Brookfield is the place to be.

Friday, Oct. 27

Haunted Halloween Ride

CycleBrookfield is conducting a Haunted Halloween Bike Ride through the neighborhood’s best decorated Halloween houses. The ride will start at 7:30

p.m. at the Compassion Factory and end at the Compassion Factory Garden. CycleBrookfield urges participants to arrive 15 minutes early so that lineup can begin. The ride will be 5 miles and it will act as a slow roll Halloween Scary House Tour. Bikers are also encouraged to wear costumes and decorate their bikes. After all, every witch needs its broomstick!

9210 Broadway Ave.

Through Oct. 30

The Haunt in Brookfield

Brookfield’s annual Halloween Haunt is back and ready to knock your socks off with over 25 spooky figures and props set up all around the house! The Haunt features ghosts, witches, warlocks, skeletons, bats, and more. Each year, this house on Harrison Avenue dedicates so much time to put up their spooky display, so it’s only fair that the whole neighborhood goes to see it before Halloween ends. The house puts a flying witch, coven, and the headless horseman on display that are beloved by many. Come check out this display that’ll haunt your dreams. Visit during the day if you’re too scared… mwahaha.

Harrison Avenue, Brookfield

Dark academia

Besides going out and about to different locations in Riverside Brookfield, the Linda Sokol Francis and North Riverside Public Libraries will be hosting Halloween events that are perfect for kids!

  • Linda Sokol Francis Brookfield Library Wednesday, Oct. 25
  • Halloween Storytime 6 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 31 Halloween Open Crafting 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • North Riverside Public Library Tuesday, Oct. 31
  • Trick-or-Treat at the Library 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 31

Irish Times Pub & Restaurant 

Wear you spookiest or not-so-spookiest costume to Irish Times Pub on Halloween for a costume party! Irish Times is calling all legal citizens of Riverside Brookfield to participate in a fright night full of prizes, special drinks, $5 Fireball shots, a DJ, and a costume contest. All creatures, critters, and characters are all welcome, nothing matters… except age, of course.

11 a.m. – 1:30 a.m, 8869 Burlington Ave.