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Halloween in Andersonville features 100+ trick or treat locations, dessert crawl

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CHICAGO ( October 5, 2018 ): The Andersonville neighborhood will celebrate Halloween the weekend of Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28 throughout the business district. Over 100 businesses participate each year in the Clark Street Trick-or-Treat on Saturday from 12:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. and another 20 businesses will participate in the Andersonville Sweetish Stroll, formerly the Dessert Crawl, produced by the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce ( ACC ) on Sunday from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The hallmark of the Saturday festivities, the Trick-or-Treat on Clark Street and Costume Contest, will include over 100 participating businesses. Families are encouraged to come in costume and visit any business with an Orange Pumpkin sign on their storefront door for candy. Participants for the Costume Contest can check in at AlleyCat Comics ( 5304 N. Clark ) between 11:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to register. The winner will be announced at 3:30 p.m. Gus Giordano Dance School's Zombie Dancers will also perform "Thriller" and "Monster Mash" at the corner of Clark and Farragut at 12:40 p.m. during the Trick-or-Treat time frame.

Additional Saturday events include the 48th Ward and Edgewater Triangle Neighborhood Association Halloween Parade, gathering at Peirce Elementary School ( 1423 W. Bryn Mawr ) at 10:00 a.m. with the parade kicking off at 11:00 a.m. and traveling north on Glenwood Avenue to Gethsemane Garden Center ( 5739 N. Clark ). Gethsemane will host their annual Children's Fall Fest on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

View the complete list of Halloween events throughout October in Andersonville .

Last year, the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce ( ACC ) planned to retire the former Dessert Crawl, but due to popular demand for this "adult trick-or-treat" experience, will re-launch the event as the Sweetish Stroll on Sunday, October 28. The event features two different routes, the August Gloop route and the Veruca Salt route, with ten sweet-stops on each. Tickets are available online now for $20 per route.

"After we announced that the 2017 event was the final year for Dessert Crawl, we started hearing from a lot of our local residents, especially during check-in for Taste of Andersonville this past August, that it was their favorite event of the year," said ACC Community and Events Manager Laura Austin. "We are excited to bring the crawl back as the Sweetish Stroll this year and to feature new businesses like Lost Larson, Octavio Cantina & Kitchen, the Swedish American Museum's new café offerings, and FRIO Gelato, which is set to open the week of October 15, in addition to returning favorites such as m.Henry and My Private Chef."

This year's featured routes and menus on theSweetish Stroll include:

Augustus Gloop Route

Andersonville Wine & Spirits | 5201 N. Clark ( Sauternes: A dessert wine from France )

Andie's Restaurant | 5253 N. Clark ( Pumpkin cheesecake with Caramelized walnuts, baklava and $5 Glogg Special )

Candyality | 5225 N. Clark ( Choice of Milk or Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel )

Colectivo Coffee | 5425 N. Clark ( Mini Kougin-Amann )

DeFloured: A Gluten Free Bakery | 1477 W. Balmoral ( menu TBD )

First Slice Pie Cafe | 5357 N. Ashland ( menu TBD )

FRIO Gelato | 5152 N. Clark ( Scoop of gelato - customer's choice! )

GrownUp Kids Stuff @ Andersonville Galleria | 5247 N. Clark ( Chocolate Roasted Almonds )

Octavio Cantina & Kitchen | 5310 N. Clark ( Tres Leches - dulce de leche drizzle )

Swedish American Museum | 5211 N. Clark ( Variety of Swedish Cookies )

Veruca Salt Route

The Coffee Studio | 5628 N. Clark ( Nitro-Caramelatte: iced latte made with our new nitro cold brew coffee and house-made caramel sauce )

George's Ice Cream & Sweets | 5306 N. Clark ( menu TBD )

Jerry's Sandwiches | 5419 N. Clark ( Jerry's take on Toll House Bars )

Lady Gregory's | 5260 N. Clark ( Sticky toffee pudding: warm date and brown sugar cake, toffee sauce, whipped cream )

Letizia's Natural Bakery @ City Olive | 5644 N. Clark ( Mimosa Cake and Tiramisu )

Lost Larson | 5318 N. Clark ( menu TBD )

m.henry | 5707 N. Clark ( menu TBD )

My Private Chef @ In Fine Spirits | 5418 N. Clark ( Cranberry Mousse with Cranberry Apple Sauce and Gingersnap

Tres Leches: dulce de leche drizzle )

Swedish American Museum | 5211 N. Clark ( Variety of Swedish Cookies )

Terry's Toffee @ Andersonville Galleria | 5247 N. Clark ( S'mores" Toffee: Graham cracker coated in toffee, topped with roasted marshmallows and coated in chocolate )

TrueNorth Cafe | 5507 N. Clark ( menu TBD )

*Routes, participating restaurants and menu items are subject to change.

Tickets to The Sweetish Stroll include admission and small plate samples at each location.

Check-in for the Andersonville Sweetish Stroll will begin at 1:00 p.m. on October 28 at the Swedish American Museum ( 5211 N. Clark ). Tickets can be purchased online at until October 28 at 12:00 p.m.. If available, additional day-of tickets will be sold starting at 1:00 p.m. at the Museum. Proceeds support the ongoing programing of the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce.

The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce fosters a vibrant environment in which Andersonville businesses can thrive by attracting a diverse customer base; providing business support services and advocacy; and engaging in business attraction, long-range planning, and economic development.

—From a press release

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