Patch’s 2022 Guide to Chicagoland’s Best Halloween Haunts

ILLINOIS – Welcome to the Tower o’ Scary Yards for 2022, featuring the best Halloween lawn displays created by some of Chicagoland’s most imaginative and craziest outdoor decorators. If you’re looking for new zombie graveyards, body parts, floating ghosts, and devil’s playgrounds to explore this Halloween, you’ve come to the right place.

Your Patch editors will select the best-decorated backyard hideout and award a $100 Amazon gift card to the winner.

Considering the past history of the court’s creepy internet breakdown, we’ve organized the 2022 list by county. So click on the links below for a list of spooky building sites near you, or go crazy and visit them all.

  • Cook County/Chicago
  • DuPage/Kane County
  • Lake/McHenry County
  • Will/Kendall/Grundy County

SIGN UP ON THE LIST. We LOVE reader submissions, so we’ll be updating the list every FRIDAY before Halloween. So send us your photos and tell us why your backyard hideout is worth seeing at [email protected]

Also check out these lists for more scary building sites in the Chicago area: Chicago Haunt Builders, Illinois Haunted Directory, Illinois haunted houses and We love Halloween. There’s free fun to be had in the days leading up to Halloween, so tune your GPS for those spooky and nightmarish newbies.

Calvin W. Soper