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Haunted House Volunteers Needed - October 2021

There are a variety of opportunities to help beyond dressing up and scaring the community! 

Construction                            Prop Building

                     Makeup Application                    Costume Coordination

        Hay Rack Drivers                Vendor Donations                              Concessions

In October the Village of Downs Haunted House will celebrate 28 years. Haunted House takes place every Friday and Saturday in October. This event draws thousands of people from all over Illinois and even surrounding states during October. We have been able to maintain all of our activities including the hayrack rides, concessions, and Dooley Park activities with the help of our dedicated volunteers; in 2012, we started the free Un-Haunted version for the younger children to enjoy with no-scares and will continue that tradition on October 31st starting at 1 pm.

The proceeds from Haunted House help fund other Village of Downs annual events and make significant additions/improvements to the haunt each year. With your help, this year will be the best yet! Volunteers are needed for construction, prop building, acting, makeup application, costume coordination, hay rack drivers, vendor donations, and concessions.

If you are available to volunteer and help continue our small-town tradition, please email us at or fill out the volunteer/actor registration form at