Bordertown Hauntings


The 19th Annual “Bordertown Hauntings” Downtown Trick-or-Treat event
Saturday, October 26th, 2018, noon until 4pm.

Celebrate Halloween in Downtown Momence. Business owners will provide treats to the revelers. In addition to Trick or treating, a children's, family, and pet costume contest, cookie decorating, spooky arts and crafts, pumpkin painting , children's games, a hay ride, spooky story telling, MAGIC SHOW, Halloween songs with Farmer Ron at the Farm Museum, 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 Saturday before Halloween. Mark your calendars for this great event!


Please Note: There is a misprint in the brochure regarding activity times at the Library. The correct times are Noon-4pm.


Scenes from previous 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

Auctioneer Bill Phelps
April 29th

Community Auction

A great time was had by all with River Valley Auctioneers Bill Phelps and Danny Loftus accepting bids on all sorts of treasures.

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.

Saturday before Halloween

Bordertown Hauntings

Main Street's Annual Bordertown Hauntings features a wide variety of activities, including downtown trick-or-treating, pumpkin and cookie decorating, Children's and pet costume contests, magic show, spooky storytelling at the library, Halloween songs with Farmer Ron at the Farm Museum, and more. In Historic Downtown Momence from noon-4pm for a great, family-friendly day.


tree lighting ceremony

Chrismas Gathering

Saturday, December 7th

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