Summerfield Zoo hosts ‘Boo at the Zoo’ Oct. 22-23

Belvidere’s Summerfield Zoo will celebrate the Halloween season with “Boo at the Zoo” Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 22-23. (Photo provided)

Staff Report

BELVIDERE, Ill. — Belvidere’s Summerfield Zoo will offer “Boo at the Zoo” Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 22-23.

Sandy Swanson, member of the board of directors at Summerfield Zoo, explained: “We are excited to be continuing the tradition of Boo at the Zoo. Boo at the Zoo is a fun family event for all. We have a lot of special events planned for the weekend, including kids’ costume contests, trick-or-treating, a headless horseman, El Gato the Halloween Dancing Horse, and so much more! ”

The zoo will be open 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 22, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 23. Admission is $5 per person, and all proceeds go to the care of all the animals, many of which are rescues.

Enjoy animal presentations, feed the petting zoo animals, and shop the gift shop. The winner of each costume contest receives a 2012 season pass.

Summerfield Zoo is at 3088 Flora Road, Belvidere, Ill. Visit or call (815) 547-4852 for details.

From the Oct. 19-25, 2011, issue

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