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Wildlife Scary Park

October 26 @ 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on October 19, 2019 at 2:00pm

One event on October 20, 2019 at 2:00pm

One event on October 25, 2019 at 2:00pm

One event on October 26, 2019 at 2:00pm

One event on October 27, 2019 at 2:00pm

A Peoria area tradition during the season of fright, Wildlife Scary Park offers a kid-friendly Halloween experience.  This family event offers trick-or-treating, hayrack rides, haunted train rides, animal encounters, professional pumpkin carver, and much more!

Wildlife Scary Park has been a Peoria area tradition for 34 years. When the event first started, it was simply a Halloween Party with candy for kids that took place in the train depot. Everyone got to ride the spooky train through the woods and dress in costumes. As the year’s progress the high attendance allowed the Park to expand the program to what it is today. Each year records are broken with attendance. We have maintained our low admission rate while offering more activities to accommodate the large crowds and give you the biggest bang for your buck. We thank you for the ongoing support over the years and hope to see you again this fall!

Friday, October 18th, 5pm-10pm
Saturday, October 19th, 2pm-10pm
Sunday, October 20th, 2pm-8pm
Friday, October 25th, 5pm-10pm
Saturday, October 26th, 2pm-5pm **Due to inclement weather, Wildlife Scary Park will close at 5pm on Saturday, October 26th, 2019
Sunday, October 27th, 2pm-8pm 

At the Door Prices:
Non-Members: $10
Members: $8
Children 2 & under: Free
Fun Zone: $5/person
Parking: $5, members free

Advanced Admission and Fun Zone Bundle Prices:
Non-Member Bundle- $13 ($15 at door)
Member Bundle- $11 ($13 at door)
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Tickets cannot be purchased the day of online. Please plan ahead!

Last General Park Admission:
Friday: 3:30pm
Saturday & Sunday: 1pm
Animal Trails: Close at 4:30pm every night


Fun Zone
Purchase an additional $5 fun zone pass and gain unlimited access to the following activities:

  • Knockerball
  • Laser Tag
  • Pumpkin Chuckin’
  • Inflatables
  • Hall of Horror
  • Games

Included in General Admission

  • Giant Trick-or-Treat Trail
  • Ride on the Train-sylvania Express
  • Hayrack rides
  • Games
  • Animals on Display
  • Entertainment

Don’t forget to check out the food court!

2019 Entertainment
All nights of the event October 18th-20th & 25th-27th

  • Magic Mirror- Interactive mirror booth
  • Pumpkin Carver- Carves and sells customize pumpkins- make a request when you arrive and pick up when you head back to your car!
  • Face Painter
  • Black Light Tent

Meet the Disney Princesses! 

  • Snow White and Sleeping Beauty October 18th at 5pm-6:30pm
  • Cinderella and Prince Charming on October 19th at 2pm-3:30pm
  • Belle and Rapunzel October 25th at 5pm-6:30pm
  • The Snow Queen and Snow Princess October 26th at 2pm-3:30pm

Fire Spinners- 

  • October 18th, 19th, 25th and 26th- 7:30pm-9pm
  • October 20th and 27th- 6:30pm-8pm

Ghostbusters– October 18th and 19th

Pumpkin Decorating Contest for Classrooms– Due October 14th!
Pumpkin Contest Flyer 2019
Pumpkin Contest Entry Form
Vote on your favorites by the giant slide!

2019 Food Court

All nights of the event- October 18th- 20th & 25th- 27th

  • Fat Freddy’s Chop Shop- Cotton candy, grilled pork chops, hot dogs, nachos, caramel, apples, drinks
  • DeMarchi’s Espresso – Hot chocolate and specialty coffee drinks
  • Haddads – Gyros, falafel, chips and drinks
  • Uncle Les’ Kettle Corn-  Kettle corn, slushies, pickles and water
  • Fronies- Cookies, pumpkin bars, chocolate dipped apple
  • Mini Donut Trolley- fresh mini donuts
  • Jen’s Place Bar and Grill- Cookies, pumpkin bars, chocolate dipped apples

October 18th, 19th & 20th only

  • Emily’s Tattoo Tamales- Tamales and drinks
  • Bud’s Rootbeer- Don’t forget your bottles from past events! Homemade rootbeer, cream soda, and ginger ale

October 18th, 25th and 26th only

  • Snowie Shaved Ice Bus- Snow cones, hot drinks, apple cider
    donuts, caramel apples from Minonk Candies, Halloween candy
    on a stick, and cotton candy

October 19th, and 25th only 

  • Open Smoke BBQ

All tickets are non-refundable and valid for any of the six nights of Wildlife Scary Park. Activities subject to change and weather. Scary Park is a rain or shine event.


October 26
2:00 pm - 10:00 pm