Halloween at Fermilab

The Fermilab Pumpkin Carving Contest is open to all Fermilab Employees, Users, Affiliates and their immediate families.


  • All entries should be received by Sunday evening, October 31st
  • Entries be against a solid background and should include at least 2 photos:
    – One with lights on, so we can see your whole pumpkin
    – One with lights off and the candle lit
  • Extra credit if you also send a picture of you with your pumpkin!

Photos will be shared on this website and in the Fermilab News.

Submit your Pumpkin entry here!

and then email your photos to Jessica Jensen

Here are last years entries:

Offsite “Spooky Season” Activities:

Trick-or-Treating hours

“Halloween Happenings” – Batavia

“No Tricks, just Treats” – West Chicago (10/30) 

For everyone (Kid-Friendly):

BatFest (Batavia)
Pumpkin Daze at Abbey Farms in Aurora
Sugar Grove Pumpkin Farms
Sonny Acres Farm in West Chicago
Halloween Haydays – Geneva

Fun for Adults (scary/creepy):

Halloween at West Main Park – Batavia
Little Park of Horrors (Elgin)
Local Haunted House Events 

*A “haunted house” at Halloween in the US refers to a walk through a sort of interactive theatre. Most contain spooky scenes that may disturb some people

Please Note: There will be no Trick-or-Treating in the Village this year.

Do you have a “Spooky Season” Event you would like to share with the Fermilab Community?

Click here to let us know!

Halloween scavenger hunt with orange and black checkboxes