Updated on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 1:28AM by Tara Burghart
If you've driven by the Kane County Fairgrounds in the last month, you've probably seen the signs for the "KC Scaregrounds," a 3D Haunted House. Now in its third year, it has original ghoulish artwork by Disney's Haunted Mansion artist! Images are further brought to life by scary professional monster-actors hiden in the darkened maze with spooky sounds and eerie lighting.
The KC Scaregrounds is actually the primary fundraiser for Steel Beam Theatre. Located in downtown St. Charles on Main Street, Steel Beam is a non-profit organization that has brought semi-professional theater to the Fox Valley for 13 seasons now. Steel Beam offers about a half-dozen shows each year for adults, but it has a "Kid's Stage Season," too. This year, shows for children include "The Frog Princess," "Babe The Sheep-Pig," and "Tiny Thumbelina."
Currently the children's show is "Legend of Sleeping Hollow," which runs through Nov. 2. Keeping with the Halloween spirit, this tale of a headless horseman is told in a fun and comical way.
But back to the giveaway for Go West readers.
The KC Scaregrounds will be open on Friday and Saturday evenings (Oct. 25 and Oct. 26) from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Tickets are $15; participants must be over 13 or accompanied by an adult. Group sales and special events are also available. To learn more, you can "like" the KC Scaregrounds Facebook page or follow it on Twitter at @KCScaregrounds with the hashtag #ifyoudare.
For younger kids, Steel Beam is offering a special "Monster-Free" 3D viewing on Sunday, Oct. 27, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. There will be treats for costumed children.
Tickets for the "Monster-Free Zone" are usually $10 for adults and $5 per child. But this week, I have a "family four-pack" to give away to the Monster-Free zone. It will allow one family up to four free admissions to the "Monster-Free Zone" this Sunday, Oct. 27, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.