Octoberfest, St. John Township Center, 1515 Lincoln Highway, Schererville. The 13th annual Schererville Central Lions Club Octoberfest will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 19. Various food items will be in the spotlight including smoked pork chops, spaetzle, sweet and sour red cabbage, sauerkraut, desserts and more. FYI: (219) 322-2795
Boo at the Zoo, Brookfield Zoo, Brookfield, Ill. The annual Boo at the Zoo runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 20 and 21 and Oct. 27 and 28. Costume contests, children's entertainment and more will be featured. FYI: brookfieldzoo.org
Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce Fall Antiques and Collectibles Show, The Industrial Arts Building at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 889 S. Court St., Crown Point. The annual event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 3 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 4. Admission is $4; children 12 and younger will be admitted free. FYI: (219) 769-8180.