Things that go "bump" in the night, ghosts and ghouls on parade, even shopping for Santa is on tap for this weekend in the Stateline. How spooktacular!

Here's just a few of the things to check out this weekend:

  • Night Sounds: A "Real" Night at the Museum - Friday, 6 to 9p.m. - Burpee Museum of Natural History at 737 N Main St. in Rockford - Visit all 4 four floors of the museum for different activities and stations - Bring a flashlight - $7 for non-members, $4 for members - Call 815-965-3433 or visit for more information.
  • Pink Party and Live Bra Auction - Friday, Doors open at 5:30p.m. - Prosser's Chop House at 11189 Forest Hills Rd. in Machesney Park. - Proceeds benefit the Winnebago County chapter of Pink Heals - $15 at the door -
  • DC Estate Winery Grand Opening - Friday, 5 to 8p.m., Saturday, Noon to 6:30p.m., Sunday, 11a.m. to 6p.m. - 8877 S Stateline Road in South Beloit - Free admission with live entertainment and delicious wine tasting -
  • Locktoberfest Costume Days - Saturday and Sunday 10a.m. to 4p.m. - Lockwood Park at 5201 Safford Rd. in Rockford - Kids costume contest with treats and prizes, trail and storytime hayrides, seasonal games, and more - Free admission with some paid activities -
  • Hollidazzle Craft Show - Saturday and Sunday 10a.m. to 4p.m. - Winnebago County Fair Grounds at 500 W First St. in Pecatonica - $3 admission - 815-239-1641 or for more information.
  • All Hallows Eve Celebration - Saturday, 2 to 8p.m. - Midway Village Museum at 6799 Guilford Rd. - Trick-or-treat the grounds of Midway Village, kids games and Halloween crafts - $6 admission, kids 3 and younger are free -
  • Society of St. Vincent dePaul Food Pantry's Annual Fun Festival- Saturday, 10a.m. to 10p.m. - Coral Cove Family Fun Center in South Beloit - arcade games, bounce houses, crafts, chili cook-off, talent show, live music, silent auction, pie eating contest, clowns, and more - All proceeds benefit the food panty for families in need.
  • Festival of Fantasy - Saturday, 11a.m. - Edgebrook Mall at 1639 N Alpine Rd. in Rockford - kids costume parade and contest (winner receives a new bicycle from Kegel's Bicycle Store), face painting, story-telling, pumpkin carving, crafts, food, prizes and more - Free admission - Call 815-226-0870 or visit for more information.
  • Music That Goes "Bump" In The Night - Saturday, 7:30p.m. - Coronado Performing Arts Center at 314 N Main St. in Rockford - Halloween concert from the Rockford Symphony Orchestra - Tickets range from $22-$60, $7 for students -
  • Fall Family Festival - Saturday, 10a.m. to 1p.m. - Main Street Square at 5310 Williams Dr. in Roscoe - Trick-or-treating, live music, Halloween crafts and pumpkin decorating - Free family fun - Call 815-623-9065 for more info.