6 things to do with pumpkins in Chicago


Smash them

To be fair, this one's more like "watch pumpkins get smashed." The ever-so-creepy "Pumpkin Executioner" ceremonially demolishes one pumpkin every half-hour, and he's got a whole scary routine to go along with it. Just try not to picture a guillotine while you're watching.

Creatures of the Night

  • Brookfield Zoo
  • First Avenue between Ogden Avenue and 31st Street, Brookfield
  • Oct. 12-28, Friday-Sunday, 6:30-10:30 p.m.
  • (708) 688-8000
  • czs.org

Kids Eat Chicago

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