Illinois October 15, 2018
There’s Nothing Else Quite Like This Creepy Casket Race In Illinois
There’s a one-of-a-kind Halloween event that takes place in Northern Illinois each year, and it’s about time everyone knew about it. Clear your calendar for Forest Park’s creepy casket race this month.
Creativity and dark humor come together at this fabulous and unique fall festival. Scroll on for more details.
Taking place October 27, 2018 is a very unique Halloween-themed event that few people know exists. The Forest Park Casket Races are delightfully frightening sight to see, and you don't want to miss them.
Teams can enter for $30 each and include five members: one who sits inside (known as the "ghost") and four who guide the vehicle. At least three of the four teammates guiding the casket must be touching it at all times lest they face disqualification.
Teams compete in heats of two caskets at a time that have about 585 feet to prove their speed. Also, "ghosts" must wear helmets.
Officially starting at 11 a.m., Two rounds will take place at this creepy casket race. Those who make the top four fastest speeds qualify to compete for the trophies.
Contestants are awarded tombstone trophies for first, second, and third place, as well as "dead last" which goes to the casket that is the most quirky and silly.
Each casket is pre-judged before the races to score teams on creativity and design, as well as to make sure each casket falls under the size qualifications.
The Zombie Pub Crawl takes place later that night beginning at 8 p.m. and lasting until midnight. The cost is $10 and participants are encouraged to dress up. Everyone who joins will receive a glow-in-the-dark mug, wrist band, and map. An after-party will be held at Doc Ryan's right at midnight.
Forest Park’s 6th Annual Casket Races will take place along Beloit Ave., Forest Park, IL 60130, and you can learn more on the town’s
website or Facebook page.
For more fall fun, check out a
40-acre pumpkin farm in Illinois that is the quintessential autumn experience.
If you’ve ever attended or participated in this creepy casket race, we’d love to hear from you. Please share your experiences and stories with us below in the comments.