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Carbondale Halloween & Great Pumpkin Race

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Mill Street, Carbondale, IL 62901

Halloween officially returns to Carbondale for a week full of frightening fun, thrilling events, and spine-tingling music for the whole family!

It’s that time of year again to fill your days and nights up with spooks and thrills! Carbondale Halloween will be jam packed with family friendly events such as the The Great Carbondale Pumpkin Race, Downtown Candy Walk, Green Earth’s Pumpkin Glow, Touch of Nature’s Haunted Hollow, and a spectacular concert, Live at Washington and Main, with Nashville artists Lindsay Lou and Kyle Tuttle, and local gem, Miss Jenny. We will wrap up the season’s festivities with a brand new event hosted by SIU sustainability, The Great Southern Illinois Pumpkin Smash, at the beginning of November to encourage residents to compost their jack-o-lanterns and decorative pumpkins from Halloween.

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Best Western Saluki Inn


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Hampton Inn - Carbondale


The Hampton Inn Carbondale hotel is located on the east side of Carbondale on Illinois Route 13. We're close to the many restaurants, golf courses and…

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