Forest Park, IL celebrates Halloween with annual casket race for ‘lifeless final’


ByJustyna Syska by way of

Friday, October 28, 2022 8:24PM

FOREST PARK, Unwell. — “Forest Park is the proper place to have a good time Halloween,” mentioned Laurie Korkenes, Government Director of the Forest Park Chamber of Commerce.

And the village in suburban Chicago celebrates it annually with casket racing!

Donned the “Village of Cemeteries” for having 50 instances extra people interred in its cemeteries than residents residing above floor, Forest Park hosts this annual competitors to convey builders, racers and the group collectively.

Groups are tasked with creating distinctive “casket” field vehicles and race to win trophies created particularly by artists from the Forest Park Arts Alliance. And even for those who do not place first within the race, you possibly can nonetheless get a trophy for coming in “lifeless final” and for the funniest caskets and creepiest caskets.

The occasion attracts residents and spectators from all ages and seeks to actually make Halloween come to life locally.

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