For a frightfully good time, get in the ‘spirit’ and join us for the 8th annual Casket Races.  Races start at 11 a.m but come early to join in the fun!

  • 9 am – Caskets on Display, Halloween Hits by Windy City Hitman
  • 9:30 am – Food & Beverages, Kid’s Activities Begin
  • 10 am Arts Alliance Spooky Story time at Brown Cow Tent
  • 10:30 am – Parade of Caskets
  • 11 am to 12:30 pm – Races, Kid’s & Pet’s Costume Parade, Trophy presentation
  • 12:30 – 2 pm – Trick or Treat on Madison

Thank you to our sponsors and participating businesses:

Sponsors – Currie Motors, Riveredge Hospital and The Gillian Baker Team

Food/Drink Providers – The Brown Cow, Counter Coffee, New Rose Catering and Scratch Kitchen

Kids Activities – Face painting sponsored by Duffy’s Tavern, Halloween mask making sponsored by Bilingual Montessori Lab Academy, Spooky Story Time sponsored by Forest Park Arts Alliance.

Check out this video to see what last year’s casket races were like.

It’s fun to watch, but don’t miss out on the chance to win one of the coveted trophies for 1st, 2nd or 3rd place and ‘dead last’ — or the most frighteningly funny and creepiest casket. Just $30 to enter your team.

Casket Race Flyer 2019


2019 Casket Rules and Form

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Oct 24 2020


9:00 am - 12:30 pm


Madison Street & Beloit Avenue
Forest Park, IL
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