My kids have been talking about Halloween for MONTHS. What they're going to dress up as; planning their trick-or-treat route in our neighborhood; where they're going to store all their candy; you name it, they have a plan for it.

In the last few weeks I have been trying to gently prepare them for the possibility of no trick-or-treating this year. We've discussed how a lot of our Halloween traditions will look a little different. Thankfully, the City of Rockford finally announced that trick-or-treating WILL BE happening this year, but I wanted to find more Halloween for them to enjoy this year.

That's when I came across an article on that answered everything I was hoping to find! Here's their list of 11 drive-thru Halloween events happening in the Stateline-are this month and the fun starts this weekend!

  1. Screwcityjeeps815 2nd Annual Trunk-Or-Treat Sunday, October 11 from 2 to 4 p.m. at JJ's Deli and Slot in New Milford. Admission is free.
  2. Twilight at Traxler - Wednesday, October 14 through Saturday, October 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Traxler Park in Janesville, WI. Drive through a a forest filled with lights, spooky-fun scenes and inflatables. Admission is free.
  3. Midway Village's All Hallows' Eve Drive-Thru Event - Saturday, October 17 from 12 to 6 p.m. at Midway Village's Victorian Village. $5 per car, admission includes 3 treat bags filled with candy.
  4. Traxler Trunk-Or-Treat - Sunday, October 18 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Traxler Park in Janesville, WI. Free admission. Face masks must be work by everyone in your car, and kids can hold treat bags out the car window to receive treats.
  5. A Mother's Love Trunk-Or-Treat - Saturday, October 24 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Cato Fashion's at 3818 W Riverside Blvd in Rockford. Free admission.
  6. Uptown Janesville Trunk-Or-Treat - Thursday, October 29 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Janesville Mall. Free admission.
  7. Treat Street at Crossroads Community Church - Sunday, October 25 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Crossroads Community Church in Winnebago, IL. Free admission.
  8. Drive-Thru Trunk-Or-Treat at Firstborn Ministries - Sunday, October 25 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Firstborn Ministries at 8213 N Alpine Rd. Free to attend, but pre-registration is required, here.
  9. Two Men and a Truck Rockford Drive-Thru Trunk-Or-Treat - Friday, October 30 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Northeast Christian Church at 5651 E. Riverside Blvd. Free to attend, face masks must be worn.
  10. Belvidere Area Chamber of Commerce Trunk-Or-Treat - Friday, October 30 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Manley's Belvidere Ford Lincoln at 1800 N State St. in Belvidere. Free to attend.
  11. CandyLand Drive-Thru at Life Church - Saturday, October 31 from 1 to 3 p.m. at both Life Church Assembly of God locations at  5910 Elevator Rd. in Roscoe Roscoe and  4312 20th St. in Rockford. Free to attend.

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