Fun Halloween Events 2021
12th Annual Trail Of Scarecrows
10/1 – 11/7 at Prophetstown State Park 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Come to Prophetstown State Park to see scarecrows featured along the park’s paved accessible trail for easy hiking, biking, and strolling from Prairie View Picnic area to the Aquatic Center. Park visitors are encouraged to vote for their favorite scarecrows by making donations to the Interpretive Services fund for Education, Arts, Culture and History Programs at Prophetstown State Park. By donating one dollar, park guests can cast 100 votes for their favorite Scarecrow. You can pick up and drop off ballots at the park’s main gate, camp gate, or visitor’s center. Prizes are awarded for the most votes so spread the word to vote for your favorite Scarecrows! Voting is open from October 1st to November 7th.
The Great Pumpkin Patch
10/1 – 10/31 at Congress Street United Methodist Church
Visitors can shop for pumpkins, gourds, fall decorations, bake sale, mums and more! The Patch is handicap-accessible, pets are welcome, and picture-taking is encouraged.
Evil On Erie (Haunted Warehouse)
10/1 – 10/30 at 1240 Erie St. Lafayette
The Story of Evil on Erie.
For ages two worlds lived divided until, by accident, a portal was opened. In 1956 a warehouse was built to house products to be sold to the general public. From the outside it looked like any other building with windows and doors. But for those that worked within it, there was a feeling of unease. Many employees talked about cold spots that occurred all year long, summer or winter. Others swore they saw shadows walk past them, sometimes the shadows would reach-out to them leaving marks on their bodies. This went on for years, the building changed ownership, but the same things happened. Then in 2011 the current owners built a new facility and left the building vacant. Over the next three years neighbors reported to local police that they heard screams and saw lights in the vacant building. The police searched the building on several visits but found it empty. Then in 2015, the owners of Indiana Fields of Fear Haunted Attraction signed a lease with the owners. As they began to move in their workers felt the same sensations as past employees. Wabash Valley Paranormal was called into to bring their equipment to the building and determine if it held true ghosts. After three investigations including one with a local Journal and Courier Reporter, they have deemed the building truly haunted. The one thing that has occurred since their investigations is that all involved have developed severe nightmares that are so real that they wake up with marks over their bodies. They believe they somehow open a portal to another world, one that allows nightmares to attach to all that enter the building. SO if you dare, enter Evil on Erie, house of nightmares, where your dreams really do come true!
October 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 & 30, 2021. See website for hours.
Fall Craft Show and Bake Sale
10/2 at Eastside Assembly of God 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Our Fall Craft Show will host a wide variety of Craft vendors as well as Puritan Coney Island Express food truck. Our church will also be having a Bake sale for this day!
Spooky Sanctuary: Kids Halloween Party & Fall Fundraiser
10/9 from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM at Belladonna Rescue & Sanctuary
Come on out to Belladonna Rescue & Sanctuary for a kid’s Halloween event! This event will help us raise money for the sanctuary and get needed items to prepare the sanctuary for winter (Straw, hay, and feed!).
There will be play equipment, games, crafts, and of course opportunities to interact with the animals and residents of Belladonna! We can’t wait to see you!
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Harvest Festival 2021
10/10 11:15 AM to 5:00 PM at Battle Ground Bible Church
BGBC Harvest Festival is an annual fall celebration for the whole community that kicks-off with a 5K Run/Walk, hosts a family picnic, and includes a performance by the Scott Greeson & The Trouble with Monday Band. The event includes a car show, chili cook-off competition, pie baking competition, hayride, and a bounce house. Come join the celebration!
Holiday Light Show: Halloween The Dead Cemetery
10/10 – 10/31 at 2684 Tristian Dr. Lafayette
Come see a Halloween themed light show! Music synchronized with the lights can be heard on your radio 93.3 FM. Please, while watching the lights, be mindful of our neighboring houses and do NOT block driveways, park with your tires in the grass, and do not leave any litter. Doing these things will allow this holiday tradition to continue for years to come.
Haunted Adams Mill
Each year around Halloween, the Mill is decorated and becomes a haunted, scary place. Guided tours through the ghostly three floors of the Mill reveal many spine-tingling experiences. Scavenger hunts will be added to the excitement this year! Outside, tractor-drawn hayrides take visitors through the haunted forest. Warm drinks and other treats are available under the overhang at the front of the Mill. This year’s Haunted Mill will take place October 16, 22, 23, 29, 30 & 31.
Imagination Station Haunted Lab
10/16 at Imagination Station from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Imagination Station is brewing up something special for Halloween! This October marks the return of our 5th Annual Haunted Lab. Guests will be able to join us for special activities and demonstrations outdoors / indoors all in a spooky, but family-friendly, environment. Guests are invited to come in friendly costumes. Create and explore science on why things Glow, Grow, Blink, and Shriek! This is a free event sponsored by the community. But donations are welcome!!!
The Farm At Prophetstown Presents: Fall Fun Fest
10/16 at The Farm at Prophetstown from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Throw on your costume and celebrate Fall Funfest weekend on The Farm! We will have fall themed crafts and activities for kids. Try your hand at our fall scavenger hunt and receive a treat bag. Food will be available for purchase. Decorate a mini pumpkin for $2 each.
Boo At The Zoo
The annual Boo at the Zoo event at Columbian Park Zoo is upon us once again! Boo at the Zoo Weekend will be held October 22, 23, and 24, 2021 during select time slots.
Even though the world is different right now, Columbian Park Zoo is dedicated to providing children and families with an opportunity to celebrate Halloween in a way that will continue to keep our community safe. Boo at the Zoo will be BURSTING with not-so-scary decorations and music, as well as fun Halloween enrichment with the animals that you have come to love at the Columbian Park Zoo! Enjoy animal viewing, a penguin-themed scavenger hunt, a kids’ costume contest, decorated pumpkins, selfie stations, games, and candy stops. Back in action this year is the ever-popular Columbian Park Express for a hauntingly-fun Halloween train ride around Columbian Park!
Boo at the Zoo is our biggest fundraiser of the year and your support directly benefits the Columbian Park Zoo’s capital improvements and educational programming.
We can’t wait to see you! Put on your favorite costume and make plans to join us at the Columbian Park Zoo for Boo at the Zoo Weekends. It will be hauntingly-friendly fun for the whole family!
House of Bonz – An Adult Halloween Costume Party
10/23 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM at Thomas Duncan Community Hall
Adult Halloween Bash! FOOD featuring none other than BONZ Barb BQ sauce. MUSIC by DJ Wendell Ferguson DRINKS by Thieme & Wagner Brewery. COSTUME CONTEST with prizes!!!!!
Pumpkin Party At Wolf Park
10/23 at 3:00 PM at Wolf Park
Join Wolf Park for our festive Pumpkin Party! Come on out! Enjoy hot dogs, S’mores, and hot chocolate! Walk the trail to watch our ambassador animals enjoy their seasonal pumpkin treats. Staff will be stationed along the trail to answer any questions. Get outside, enjoy the fall weather – Let’s learn together!
Please make reservations! This event is free to members. Show your membership card at admissions. Please bring your mask to wear inside the facilities, if necessary. Thank you!
Witches Night Out At Leaping Leopard Antiques
10/23 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Leaping Leopard Antiques
Guest vendors, best witch costume contest and trick or treats!
FrankenMuffin Halloween Bash 2021 at Digby’s
10/29, 10/30 at Digby’s Pub and Patio
Come on out to the annual FrankenMuffin Halloween Bash! There will be live music and a costume contest both nights.
Film Series: Phantom Of the Opera (1925 Silent Film)
10/29 at the at 7:30 PM Long Center
Join us for a pre-Halloween screening of the Universal silent spectacular The Phantom of the Opera with live accompaniment by organist Ken Double on the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ. Experience the horror classic as it was meant to be heard at its original 1925 release! Based on Gaston Leroux’s 1910 novel The Phantom of the Opera, the film and its star, Lon “The Man of a Thousand Faces” Chaney, have thrilled audiences for 96 years.
West Lafayette Parks and Recreation Presents: First Annual Fall Festival
10/29 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
The West Lafayette Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting their first annual Fall Festival on Friday, October 29 from 5 PM- 8 PM. This event will include trails lined with games and trick-or-treating, bounce houses and so much more. There is no fee for admission, but registration for all attendees is required: https://secure.rec1.com/…/west-lafayette-in…/catalog
The Parks and Recreation Department is inviting local businesses to participate. Businesses can decorate their spaces with Halloween themes, have games and pass out treats. Apart from the food trucks, businesses are not permitted to sell goods on site at this event, however, business promotional material is allowed. If businesses are unable to attend the Fall Festival event, they can help sponsor by donating treats.
The Fall Festival will be located at the West Lafayette Wellness Center: 1101 Kalberer Road, West Lafayette. For more information or to sign up for a spot, please reach out to Ashley Conner, Youth Development Coordinator
The Farm At Prophetstown Presents: Trick or Treating With The Animals
10/30 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM at The Farm At Prophetstown
Come dressed in your costume and share this festive weekend with our animals. Find each station on The Farm and receive a treat. Several of our animals will be in costume, so don’t miss this fun event! Rain or shine.
Foot Pursuit 5K
10/30 at 8:30 AM
JOIN US FOR THE FOOT PURSUIT 5K ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2021 at 8:30 AM. THE RACE WILL BE HELD DOWNTOWN IN RIEHLE PLAZA.
HALLOWEEN COSTUMES ENCOURAGED BUT NOT REQUIRED!
Packet Pick-up and Race Day Registration: 7:30 AM-8:15 AM
Howl-O-Ween Night at Wolf Park
10/30, 10/31 at Wolf Park
Spend your Halloween at Howl-O-Ween Night at Wolf Park! Costumes welcome! Enjoy hot dogs, S’mores, and hot chocolate! Howl with our wolves during our popular Howl Night program, take a Lantern Lit Tour, see our animal ambassadors, and learn about wolf mythology & local haunting stories. Sit by the fire and enjoy a glorious Indiana fall evening. (Weather permitting)
- 7-7:30- Happy Haunting Hour
- 7:30-8:30- Howl Night Program
- 8:30-9:30- Lantern Lit Tours
Bring some treats for the wolves! We accept packaged hot dogs, summer sausage, or cheese. In exchange, we will reciprocate and treat you in return. No tricks!
Please make reservations! Please bring your mask to wear inside the facilities, if necessary. Thank you!
Cameras are welcome, but no flash photography, please, as it can startle or upset the wolves. Generally, the wolves come right up to the fence- you will see them!
Sgt. Preston’s Halloween Party
10/30 at 9:00 PM at Sgt. Preston’s
Come on out to the Halloween Party at Sgt. Preston’s! Don’t miss out on the costume contest with special prizes TBD! Ask about Sgt. Preston’s “Spooky Specials”. In costume or not, enjoy an awesome night of fun! 21+ venue.
Home Town Fall Bazaar
10/30 from 9:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Rossville Bennett Room
Several vendors selling at the Fall Bazaar.
Halloween Party At Great United Skates
10/31 from 12:30 PM to 5:00 PM
See website for more information.
Spooky Pinball’s Halloween Launch Party!
10/31 at 1:00 PM at North End Pub
What better day than Halloween to celebrate Spooky Pinball’s latest release John Carpenter’s Halloween! We are going to run a Flip Frenzy Tournament starting at 1PM, we will go for 90 minutes followed up by a short finals on the Halloween machine to declare a champion! Will wrap up nice and early so you can go home and take the kids out trick-or-treating or get ready for your parties, or whatever else you feel like doing!
10/31 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the McAllister Gymnasium
Join us Sunday, October 31, at McAllister Recreation Center for the inaugural Fall Festival! Put on your favorite Halloween costume and come out for the perfect family-friendly afternoon! This event will feature fall crafts & games, pumpkin decorating, prizes, balloon art, food trucks, & so much more. Better yet, McAllister Recreation Center’s Fall Festival is FREE to attend! We can’t wait to celebrate fall with you and your loved ones. Keep an eye out for more updates on our social media pages @ Lafayette Parks. For any questions or concerns feel free to call the McAllister Recreation Center at (765) 807-1360 for more information.
Trunk Or Treat In Lafayette 2021
Trunk or Treat at Christ United Methodist Church
10/23 From 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Christ United Methodist Church
Come out dressed in your best Halloween costume to Christ United Methodist Church’s Trunk or Treat! This event provides a safe environment for your children to enjoy some Halloween fun. Free Event!
CRC’s Trunk Or Treat
10/24 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Community Reformed Church
Come enjoy supper, along with trunk or treating in the parking lot! Come dressed in your favorite costume and enjoy a night of fun! Everything is FREE and the whole family is welcome!
Annual Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat
10/24 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Crestview Community Church
Join Crestview Community Church for our Annual Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat. From 4pm – 7pm we will have bounce houses, pony rides, face painting, music, games, food and more! Trunk or Treating will take place through out the event so come dressed in your best costume! Door prizes will be awarded throughout the evening. This is a FREE event and EVERYONE is welcome! Visit c3lafayette.org for more information.
Trunk or Treat at Immanuel United Church of Christ
10/30 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
We will have Trick or Treating outside to encourage social distancing. After collecting some candy, walk our Scarecrow Trail! You won’t want to miss this fun-filled evening! Free event!
Local Trick Or Treat Hours
The City of Lafayette does not have mandated hours for Trick or Treating activities. Please have fun and be safe!
The City of West Lafayette does not have mandated hours for Trick-or-Treat activities. We suggest children have fun Trick-or-Treating on October 31 in daylight hours if possible. Have fun but use common sense and be safe.
Pumpkin Patches Near Lafayette
Looking for a local pumpkin patch to kick off this Fall Season? Check out our list of local pumpkin patches to grab your favorite fall and Halloween decorations.
Keep checking back, we will add events as they come up!
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