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HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR FESTIVAL AND PARADE
WHERE: Downtown Glen Ellyn
WHEN: 9:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 28
COST AND INFO: Free; glenellynchamber.com
ABOUT: See 2,500 happy children with their parents participate in the parade, go trick-or-treating at participating local businesses, and enjoy festival entertainment and crafts. Donate a pantry item or $1 to the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry and receive a pumpkin to paint. Also taking place is the Harvest Festival Fundraiser for the food pantry at Grace Lutheran Church, 493 Forest Ave., with games, food and a free outdoor barn dance.