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Join us Sunday, Oct. 20, 2024 from 11:00 AM-4:00PM

Our free, fall family fun festival returns! The Haunted Hollow provides a perfect Halloween atmosphere for everyone with a balance of laughs and gasps in a safe and fun environment.

We'll also have frightening foods and beverages for purchase. 

Costumes are encouraged! 

face painting at SIU Haunted Hollow
camper doing the Saluki Soar


  • A family hayride.
  • A haunted cabin (but not too scary).
  • Grilled hot dogs and hamburgers (for purchase) along with frightening desserts! 
  • A portable climbing wall, bouncy house, face painting, and more!
  • Family games for children of all ages.
  • Tickets for purchase for some of the events. 

Participants will also learn about and have the chance to hold snakes and other “creepy crawlers.”

Everything is family-friendly and suitable for all ages. Touch of Nature is wheelchair and stroller-accessible. A parent or guardian must accompany children to the event.

The Haunted Hollow will go on rain or shine, we encourage participants to dress accordingly for the day’s weather.

For questions, please call Touch of Nature at 618/453-1121 or email us at ton@siu.edu

Looking for the chance to volunteer at Haunted Hollow?

Sign-up today to be apart of a spooky, good time!

SIU Volunteers

Community Volunteers


The event will run rain or shine, so be sure to come with a costume and appropriate outdoor clothing!