Bordertown Hauntings


Save the date

for the 18th Annual “Bordertown Hauntings” Downtown Trick-or-Treat event will be held on Saturday, October 27th, 2018, from noon until 4pm.

You don’t have to go far to experience the only Halloween Festival in Kankakee County. Downtown business owners will provide treats to the revelers, while Main Street Momence has teamed up with Van Drunen Farms, downtown & area businesses, the Chipman Public Library, Momence Youth Center and other groups. Trick or treating, a children and pet costume contest, cookie decorating, spooky arts and crafts, pumpkin painting , children's games, a hay ride, spooky story telling, MAGIC SHOW with Mitch Williams, NXW Pro Wrestlers and more will take place. There are too many cool activities to mention! Moms and dads will enjoy the festivities too and perhaps grab a bite to eat at one of the many downtown restaurants. There is something for everyone in historic downtown Momence!

Bordertown Hauntings is held each year on the weekend before Halloween. Mark your calendars for this great event!



Scenes from the 2017 Bordertown Hauntings

Momence Youth Group at Haunted House Riverside Medical Group at Visitor's Center Angela and Nathan Lamonte trick-or-treating Magician with Da'niya and Da'nahja Keller Weiss as T-Rex mom

Recent Events

Carolers performing at the Graham House
December 2nd

Christmas Gathering

This annual Holiday event features the downtown brimming with Holiday Cheer - with special guest Santa and his reindeer, camel rides, horse-drawn sleigh rides, craft shows, and lots more activities for young and old alike. Beautifully decorated store windows in the theme "Christmas Blessings" and the community Christmas Tree warmly welcome visitors to this Momence Holiday Tradition.

Bordertown Haunting Hayride
October 28th

Bordertown Hauntings

The annual downtown trick-or-treating event saw hundreds of visitors brave the cold in order to participate in activities such as cookie decorating, pumpkin decorating, and the haunted house.

Cruise Night on Washington Street
May - August

Cruise Nights

Washington Street Downtown once again came alive with antique and unique "Cool Cars under the Stars" throughout the summer. The public came out to browse, listen to the music, eat some great food, and take a chance on the split the pot drawings held at each event.


Auctioneer Bill Phelps

Annual Community Auction

Sunday, April 29th

Next up - Main Street's Annual Community Auction features a wide variety of items, including furniture, household items and decor, plants for your garden, and much more, which will be awarded to the highest bidder. Items for the auction can either be donated or consigned - so it's a great time to clean out your attic and basement. Auctioneers Bill Phelps and Danny Loftus from River Valley Auctions lead a professional auction - your chance to go home with treasures you didn't know you needed. So come on over to St. Pat's Gym for a day of fun!