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   Sip and Stroll,
free, 1-5pm, sample local wineries and breweries, food vendors and local businesses, live music by Keenan Baxter,  tour the 85 acres of beautiful grounds, over 21 only, located at US 20 East & US 35, just west of I94, Michigan City, visit  More info click here

   Halloween Fun Fair,
Dyer Town Hall, Bring the kid dressed in their Halloween attire for some candy and games.
   Monster Mash,
6-9pm, fundraiser for St. Jude House, Smokey's BBQ, cash bar, prizes for costumes, presented by ROI of Crown Point, tickets: or call 384-4464 or 708-825-6897
   Boo at the Zoo,
scary afternoon with the animals, two sessions: 12:30 - 3:00 and 4:30 - 6:30. Trick or treat at the end of each session, $6 and $4, Wasington Park Zoo, 873-1510,
Friday, October 24th and Saturday, October 25th
   Halloween Spooktacular,
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.All are welcome. Enjoy fun, music, games, crafts and our famous Cake Walk. All are encouraged to come in costume (costumes must be family-friendly and in good taste). No Admission fee. Nominal fees will be charged for food and activities. (No Haunted House this Year) St. John Bosco Cafeteria (handicapped accessible) 171st Street off of Columbia Ave., Hammond 46324, (219) 844-9027
   The City of Gary's Fall Harvest Festival,
4-6pm, Brunswick park Pavilion, ages 2-14, hay rides, games, activities, candy bags, learn about safety, going green, call 881-1300 or visit

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       DIY Fairly Scary Monster Mayhem,Thursday, October 24th, '13
4:30 p.m, Children in kindergarten through 5th grade will enjoy stories, games and more with a monster twist, Park Office - 374-4444.
   Teen Film Fest -Thursday, October 17th,
2013 4 p.m, Teens can read or tell a favorite short, scary story and film it. Or...create your own performance of Thriller. If you want, make a backdrop and props, too. Cedar Lake Library, 374-7121,
   Trunk or Treat – Oct 26th, 2013,
food drive, 12-3pm, Town Hall, dress up your little ghosts and goblins for a treat, and bring non-perishable goods to our Food Drive to help those in need in our community. Refreshments provided by Strack & VanTil.  374-000..
   Not-So-Scary Golf , weekends, c
heck for dates, Lake County Parks Department hosts Not-So-Scary Mini Golf for all ages from 6 to 9 p.m on the 18 hole miniature course at Cedar Creek Family Golf Center, 10483 W. 109th Ave. wear a costume, receive a treat. $5.50 for adults, $4.50 for children 12 & younger. 365-2902.
“Howl”oween Oct 26th, '13 returns to haunt the dunes at Dunes State Park- Night Hike-6pm, must sign up in person, & Owl Banding – 8pm, at Nature Center, 926-1390,
 Pumpkin Palooza, October 26, 2013, Chesterton European Market, 10am - 1 pm, corner of Broadway & Third Ave, 926-5513,
    American Legion Halloween Party Post, Oct. 26th, /13, 7-midnight, $5 live band, Costume party with cash prizes, drink specials, and food. Everyone is invited to join in on the fun, 798 Wabash St., Chesterton, 926-4577
Dark Shores Tours, Oct. 18th , & 26/13, 7 to 11 pm, visit haunted sites located along the lakeshore, Chaos Haunted & Historical Tours, 714-3761. 
Trick or Treat Downtown, /span> October, 26th, 20134-6pm, Look for orange flyers in the windows. 926-5513, or 
   Dark Shores Tours,
various dates, 
7 to 11pm, visit haunted sites located along the lakeshore, Chaos Haunted & Historical Tours
, 714-3761.
   Trick or Treat Hours, Oct. 31, 5:30-7:30pm.
   Make a difference Day, presented by St. Jude Shelter, Oct. 26th, '13, 10-43 pm, photographs of children in fall attire or costume by Edda Taylor at County line orchard, no admission fee, Photos $25 for 2 to 5X7’s & 8 wallets, 662-7066 x 17.
   Haunted Tours, Oct 12th, 19th , 25th, & 26th, 2013, $30, ages 10+, 7 to 11 pm, call for reservations, tours leave from front of courthouse, 714-3761. .
    Ghosts and Giggles,  Oct. 22nd, 6pm, storyteller, Crown Point Library, at 306-4599 or visit

   Ghost Hunting 101, Oct. 27th, $20 per person, 6-9pm, hands on ghost hunting after the session, 714-3761,
   South Lake County Chiller, (NEW), Oct. 25th, Nov. 2nd, 7-11pm, visit devil’s road, saint mary’s in Cedar Lake, Haunted library in Lowell, Red Cedars Museum, and Hebron, Saint John, and Haunted train tracks, only 2 trips, 714-3761,
   Haunted Walking Tour, Oct. 23rd, 7-8:30 pm, (No Bus) 714-3761,
EVP Class, Oct. 28th, 7-9pm, Electronic Boice Phenomina, $20 per person, 714-3761,
Midnight Overnight Stay at the Haunted Crown Point Jail, Sat. Oct. 12th, Oct. 20th, 26th, 2013, 11:55 pm – 4am Sunday,

    Halloween Bash & Mini Ghost Tours, Oct. 26th, 7pm -1am, $15 per person, cash bar, cash prizes, food available, DJ, Indiana Ghost Tours, Halls of Justice, 220 S. Main St.
   Halloween Egg Hunt, Oct 28TH, 2013, for 8 & under 5:30 pm, Sauerman Woods Park, must pre-register by Oct. 24, 661-2271.
   Halloween Dance, Call for dates, $10 per person, Madison Dance Hall, 669 Madison St., Crown Point, 613-6069.
   Pumpkin Walk, Oct. 26th, 11am – 2pm, Children can “trick or Treat downtown shops, look for the pumpkin in the windows, Downtown Crown Point, Courthouse Square,

  Literacy Luncheon, Fighter Pilots, Nov. 2nd, 2013, 11am, $20 per person, First United Methodist Church, 352 S. Main St., Crown Point. 663-0270.
   Halloween Party for Preschoolers! Oct. 30, 2013, 10:00 & 11:30am, Come in costume and listen to stories, play games and have fun, Reg online by Oct 10, Crown Point Libaray, 663-0270.
Trick or Treat Hours,
   Trunk or Treat, Oct. 31, 5-7pm, Spencer Park, 112 Carnation St., food, games, concert from 6-9pm, 

 DYER  —              
     Halloween Parade, Oct. 19th, 2013, line up from 1 to 1:45pm for registration at Town Hall, and parade Begins at 2 pm, all ages of all ages are invited to dress up in their best Halloween costume and join the parade, parade go to park then circles back. awards for various costumes and prizes, First 200 kids will get a goodie bag. 865-2505.
Trick or Treat,
   Trick or Treat, Oct. 31 4-6 pm.  
 GARY  —   

    Witches’ Brooms & Zombie Eyes,
Wednesday, October th, 4:30 p.m. , A spooky time will be had by children in kindergartenand older in this program. Preregistration is a must, Black Oak Branch Library, 844-8809, .
   Stage production of “Dracula”
Oct. 30
at Indiana University Northwest, Broadway Ave., 981-4358,
   Halloween Party, Oct. 31 2013,
4 pm -6pm, Brunswick park, (7th and Clark Rd), 881-1314.
&   Oct. 31st, 2013 – LiveArts Studio:
Halloween Art Party. 4:30pm-7:30pm for ages 8 and up. Free but RSVP required 4760 Broadway. 884-2770 a href="">
   Oct. 31 – Fall Harvest Festival
and Gary City Hall for youth, 4-6pm, 881-1300.
Halloween Party Tuesday, October 22nd, 1 p.m.,Children, ages 3 to 5, are invited to hear Halloween stories, make a ghost craft, enjoy a snack and go trick-or-treating. Children may come in costume. Please bring 25 wrapped treats for the sharing, Griffith Library, 838-2825.
   Goblin & Magic Show, Oct 31st, 2013, 7:30pm, Central Park on Broad St, 924-7500,
   Trick or Treat, Oct. 31 5 to 7pm.
  Play- “She’s No Angel
Oct 18th, 19th and 20th 25, 27, and Nov 2-3rd, 2013,  a dark thriller, $12, 8 pm, Sundays 2 pm, Beatniks on Conkey, 418 Conkey, 852-0848,
Reaper’s Realm -
Haunted Mansion, Woods, Hell Hole, Carnival, not recommended for small children, $10 for woods, $7 for hell hole, $20 for Mansion & Woods, $25 for all plus one ride, $30 for all & unlimited rides, begins Oct 4th, 626 – 177th Street, Hammond,
Spooktacular, Sun. Oct 27th, 2 pm – 5pm, ages 2-6, Wicker Park, 2215 Ridge Rd., Highland, games, music, costume contest, hayrides, pumpkin decorating, bounce house, 932-2530.
Spooktacular & Haunted House Oct 25th & 26th, 2013, St. John Bosco’s two-story haunted house, $8 adults $6 8th grade and under, 6 – 10 pm 7111 Columbia Ave also a Spooktacular Kiddie House (just behind) at 171st st off of Columbia Oct 28-29 5:30-9 in cafeteria- small fees for chosen activities, with optional food, goodie bags, activities, & kiddie crafts 844-9027.
   Trunk or Treat,
Oct. 23 2013, 6-8 pm, rain or shine, Faith church at Kenwood School parking lot.
Rocky Horror Picture Show, Friday, Nov. 1st, $10 per person, Towle Theatre, 7pm and 10pm, Pre-show concession raffle, & costume contest available next door to The Towle Theater at EAT (5201 Hohman Avenue) starting 2 hours before start of shows. Face Painting will be available at Paul Henry's Art Gallery across the alley at 416 Sibley. Towle Community Theatre,
Trick or Treat, Oct. 31, 5 to 8 pm.
   Oct. 31st, 3-5 pm, all ages, wear costume, Hebron Library, no registration required, 201 Wt Sigler St, reg 996-3684. .
    Spooky Stories and Halloween Craft Oct 26th, 2013, 2-3 pm, Hebron Library, all ages, 3-5pm, wear costume, 101 E. Daumer Rd., 766-2271. 
   Haunted House- Oct 31 & Nov 1st, 2013,
4:30 to 6 p.m. for younger kids light on, $1 per person 7:30 -10pm $5, proceeds to help Angel Tree families, Hebron MS, 996-4771 x101.
   Trick or Treat, Oct. 31.
, 5:30 - 7:30.
 Spooktacular, Sun, October 27nd, 2013,
2 – 5pm, ages 2-6 Wicker Park, games, music, costume contest, hayrides
   Boo Blast Dance, Sat. Oct. 19th, 2013, Lincoln Center, fun, games, storytelling, snacks, costumes, 5th-6th graders for Highland and Munster students, 3-5 pm with dance from 6:30 – 8:30, $5 tickets at the door, Highland, 322-7746.
   Kiwanis Jack-O-Lantern Festival, October 29-30 2013
, 5-8 pm, Highland Main Square Gazebo, 3001 Ridge Rd., $2 entry fee, bring carved jack-o-latern, vote for 50 cents, prizes & refreshments available, Highland Kiwanis Club, 923-2360.
   Jack-O-Lantern 5K Jog, October 26th, 2013
(Adults)Through October 17th: 2.5K Walk : $17 and 5K Run: $22, 2.5K Walk: $20 and 5K Run: $25, $10 for kids to run (timed) or walk $5 for pets, race starts at Main Square park and heads north to the bike trail, loops around Sandalwood subdivision and heads back, Rain or shine, 923-3666.
   Halloween Party Saturday, October 26th,
2-4 p.m. It’s that spooky time of year and kids from kindergarten and up are invited to attend our scary afternoon of games, Halloween foods, and creepy guests! Hosted by the Teen Advisory Board. Come if you dare!! Wear costumes, Highland Library, 838-2394. 
   Trick or Treat, Oct. 31, 5 to 7 pm.

HOBART  —   
   Halloween Pumpkin Painting, Thursday, October 24th, 6 p.m., Everyone is invited to paint a Halloween pumpkin. Bring your own pumpkin and we will supply the paint. Hobart Library, 942-2243.
   Non-Reserved Hayrides,
Deep River thru Oct. 23, 2013 Take a ride over the river and through the woods along the trails of Deep River. Individuals and families may ride on a first-come, first-serve basis on Saturdays and Sundays, at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. for only $3. Groups may reserve evening hayrides, 945-0543 or 755-3685,, 769-PARK.
   Trick or Treat County Line Orchard,
Oct. 25th 6-9pm, free outside, live music, bon fire, choo choo rides, 200 S. County Line Rd., 947-7933.
   Rocky Horror Picture Show, Oct. 26th, 2013,
with shadow cast “Help Me Mommy,” come in costume, doors open at 11pm, film starts at Midnight, The Art Theatre in H

    Rocky Horror Picture Show, Oct. 26th,
2013, with shadow cast “Help Me Mommy,” come in costume, doors open at 11pm, film starts at Midnight, The Art Theatre in Hobart,
   Trick or Treat, Oct. 31, 5:30 to 7:30 pm. 
KOUTS  —  
    Trick or Treat, Oct 31, 2012, Hebron Library, all ages, 3-5pm, wear costume, 101 E. Daumer Rd., 766-2271.
LAKE STATION  —                
    Spooky Spiders Wednesday, October 9th, 6 p.m., Get ready for Halloween! Children in kindergarten and
up will make spiders and hear a Halloween story, Lake Station Library, 942-2409.

   Tween Time Wednesday, October 16th, 6 p.m., Children 10 - 12 years will celebrate Halloween by making
a mummy and hear a story. Lake Station Library, 942-2409.

   Halloween in the Park, Oct. 30th, 2013, 5 – 9:00, $5pp, ($4 in advance) crafts, candy, hayride, food, Lake Station Parks, Riverview Park, 962-7508.
   A Safe & Healthy Halloween Spooktacular, Oct 25, 2013 from 11 -1 pm, St Francis Xavier, 2453 Putnam St, prizes for the children as well as community info for parents. Wear your costumes. 989-3939.
   The Black Cat’s Meow, October 24th, 2013 Costume Party & Walking Riddle Show…Oh, The Places You’ll Go! 5:30-8 p.m. Kittens (under one year) FREE, Playful Cats (1 to 9 yrs) $15 for the first child, $10 for each additional, SophistiCATS (anyone 10 & over) $6 Three Rivers County Park , 2800 Colorado St, 963-2070. 
Trick or Treat Hours,
Oct. 31 4 to 7 pm.
   Not So Scary Stories
Halloween story time for preschoolers. Oct 23rd, 1pm, Come in costume. Stories, games and a Halloween treat, Rolling Prairie Library, Laporte, 778-2390.  .  
   Howling Halloween Party - Oct 24th, 6pm,
Monsters growl, wolves howl, and kids make themselves as scary as possible on Halloween. Come to Fish Lake Branch dressed in your favorite (scary, funny, pretty or just plain cool) costume best for a "howling" good time of a party! Fish Lake Library, Laporte, 369-1337,
   What Happens In The Library When The Lights Go Out?
Oct 25th, What are your favorite magical creatures? Meet them in the Library after the lights go out! Unicorns, dragons, mermaids, and giants are all waiting for you. Children are encouraged to wear costumes, 6:30-8:30pm, Main Laporte Library, 904 Indiana Ave., 362-5156,
   Oct. 19 -20th & 26-27th, 2013
Hesston Steam Museum Ghost Train, 12-5 pm, free admission, train fares: $5/adults, $3/children 12 and under,  (Appropriate for young children.) Fall colors are at peak brilliance; shop the Depot Store; grab some delicious food. Hesston Steam Museum, 778-2783.
    Freaky Family Fun Night, Oct. 25th,
2013, free, 6 to 8:00 pm, haunted house and scary movie, free, games, costume contest, prizes, YMCA, 325-9622.
   Sip and Scream, Oct. 27th,
10am – 4:30pm, refreshments, scavenger hunt, fun music, scary exhibits, reg admission applies, speakers on Gunness mystery all day, speaker about local haunting, story teller at 3pm, , LaPorte Museum, 2405 Indiana Ave., 324-6767,
   Mom/Son Dance "Halloween Style" O
ct. 25th, 2013, enjoy an evening of friendly games, gross and disgusting treasures, night hike (weather dependent), light refreshments and much more. Kids costume contest. Hurry, this will fill up fast! 6:30-8:30pm, $15 couple; $5 each additional son, Red Mill County Park, 0185 S Holmesville Rd, LaPorte, IN 219.325.8315,
   LaPorte Haunted Tours,
“The Black Widow Spider True Story,” Oct. 11th, & Oct. 26th 2013, $35/person, ages 10+, 7 to 11 pm, tour downtown & more, reservations, tours, 714-3761.
   Midnight Special Ghost Experience,
10pm – 2am, LaPorte Little Theatre, 714-3761.
Trick or Treat Oct 31, 5-7 pm. 
     Halloween Hoopla, Oct. 26th, Reg: 11am, judging at 11:30am, costume contest, Monster March, Liberty Park, Lowell, 696-1570
   Thru Oct. 30, Non-Reserved Hayrides, 2013 Saturdays and Sundays, 1 & 2 pm, except for 8&9, ride over the river and through the woods, $3, Buckley Homestead, 945-0543 or 755-3685
Trick or Treat, Oct. 31, 5 to 7 pm.
Oct. 24th, Halloween Pops Concert, 2013, 7:30 pm, listen to Harry Potter and Sorcere’s Apprentice music, see the musicians and concert goers in scary costumes, Star Plaza Theatre, Northwest Indiana Symphony, $25-65, 836-0525,
   Now Through Oct 20, 2013,
Group Hayrides, 30min, $40-80, Hidden Lake Park, noon-dusk, 769-2111.
   Costume Photos Oct. 22,2013,
Make A Difference Day benefits St. Jude House, a shelter in Crown Point for victims of domestic abuse. Professional photographer Edda Taylor will take studio quality photos of children in their Halloween costumes or everyday clothing, or families, from 9-3p.m. Southlake Mall, $30, with a portion of the proceeds benefits St. Jude House, (219) 662-7066 x15.
   Halloween Spooktacular,
2013, Oct. 31, 5-7pmWestfield Shoppingtown Southlake Mall, Trick or treat for kids under 12,  738-2260.
   Town Hall Trick-or-Treat, Fri. Oct. 25th,
, ghosts and goblins ages 5 and under to trick-or-treat in a safe, warm, dry environment 1 to 3 pm, 7820 Broadway, 980-5911.

Trick or Treat Hours, Oct. 31, 5 to 7 pm.

      Boo at the Zoo, Oct. 26, 2013, advance tickets suggested, two sessions, 1 pm, and later in the day, $3 adults & $2 children, frightful afternoon in a safe environment for your children to celebrate with the animals,  Washington Park Zoo, 115 Lake Shore Dr, 873-1425 or 873-1510.
   Play: “Dracula,” Oct. 18, 19, 20th, and Oct. 24- 25th, 2013, 8pm - 2pm on Sundays, Footlight Players, 1705 Franklin St., Michigan City, 874-4035,
   Bank of Horrors Seance,   Oct 19-20th
4pm – 7pm, visit the haunted house at Ryan’s Irish Pub and Floor, 4th & Franklin St.,  ($3)
   Downtown Trick or Treat & Bank of Horrors, Oct. 26, 2013 4pm – 7pm, visit the haunted house at Ryan’s Irish Pub ($3) Thriller dancing, bed races at 5:30 in front of Ryan’s Pub, and live fire dancers all evening, On North Franklin Streets from 7th – 4th Streets.
   Trunk or Treat, Orak Shrine, Oct. 27th, 3:30 - till gone, Costume contest, safe alternative, prizes for best decorated trunk, Free, 3848 N. Frontage Road, Michigan City, 

Trick or Treat, Oct. 31, 5 to 7pm.
   Pumpkins, Witches and Hayrides, Oct 19th, Oh My! 10-4pm Centennial Park, 836-7275
   Monster Dash & Pumpkins, Witches and Hayrides, October 19, 2013, Oh My! Centennial Park 901 N. Centennial Dr., 10am - 4 pm, FREE “Trick or Treat” walk around Maynard Lake visiting local business tables, costume parade on the stage, and prizes for best costumes, and tickets for raffle. Individual event tickets for sales for hayride, pumpkin patch, face painting, balloons, jump houses and concessions. 5K walk/run at 8am, thru Munster subdivisions, 836-PARK.
   Bieker Woods Night Walk, Oct, 25TH and 26th, 2013. adults:$5, children: $3, Not so Scary is on Friday from 6 to 9 pm, Fright Night is on Saturday, from 6:30 – 10:30, Bieker Woods is a scary, yet fun experience. Tour guides lead participants to new thrills and chills around every turn. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult. On-site ticket sales cut off at 10 pm. Parking at Munster Admin Building or The Center on Friday, & Parking at Admin Bldg and Middle School on Saturday, Concession Stand available. 836- PARK. 
Trick or Treat Hours, Oct. 31, 5 tto 7 pm.
    Oct 24-26, 2013, Haunted Hayride- Do you dare take a trip through the park and risk seeing the ghouls and goblins roaming the woods? Ride one of our haywagons and be prepared for some Halloween fun and frights! Woodland Park, 6:30-9:30 pm, $3 under 2 ride free, Kids under 8 must be with adult, 2100 Willowcreek Rd, 762-1675,
   Haunted Hills Hospital, Oct. 18-19th, 25-26, Oct 31st – Nov 2nd. 7-11 pm, Haunted Hills Hospital, $5, 7-11pm, across from Crimson Elementary, 6112 Old Porter Rd.,
(219) 241-9498, 

     Trick or Treat, Oct. 31, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
   Trick or Treat, Oct. 31 5-7pm.
Craft & Vendor Fair- Sun. Oct. 20th, Benefitting NWI Cancer Kids 11-5pm, Halls of St George, 905 E Joliet St, Schererville, 689-2162
 Trick or Treat, Oct 26 1-5 pm, Safety Village 1350 Eagle Ridge Dr, 865-9600.
   Oct 29th Halloween & Autumn Dinner & Fashion Show Benefit - EARLY LEARNING PARTNERSHIP OF NWI, food, fun & games, auction, shopping, 5-8 pm. Halls of St. George - 905 E Joliet St, Schererville. / $35, $15 per child's dinner (12 & under) rsvp by October 22, 689-2162.
   Howl-U-Ween Fest and Parade, October 19th, 2013, 1-4pm, $3 adults, kids free, parade, expo, police dog demos, prize raffles face painting & balloon animals, leashed dogs both in costume get a goodie bag to trick-or-treat at expo. / Pet &    Rescue Parade, Redar Park at 1:00 PM, join costumed dogs from each rescue on ~1 mile walk to the expo. Fleet Feet Sport Parking Lot, pets available for adoption pet-related items & services food & beverage area. You can also visit
   Murder Mystery Dinner, October 26th, Bullets in the Bathtub Fundraiser, 5:30, $50 per person, benefits habitat for Humanity, Halls of St. George, 905 E. Joliet Rd., Schererville, 923-7265 ext. 304.
   Halloween Stories & Campfire, Oct 24, 2013 Redar Park 3:30 pm, Children and adults are invited to an afternoon of spooky stories, crafts, and cooking, provide the snacks. free 865-5530.
   Halloween Party, Oct 19th, 2013 CSRI for the mentally challenged, $5 per person, 6-8 pm, at Schererville Community Center, Children and adults are invited, costume contest, Wear your costume and bring your decorated pumpkin for an evening of Halloween games, music and stories around the campfire! Registration requested via website. 865-5530.
ST. JOHN  —  
     Boo Family Story Time Wednesday, October 23rd, 6:30 p.m., St John Library Children of all ages and their families will enjoy Halloween games, stories and treats. Children may wear Halloween costumes for this fun event. Please register. 365-5379.
   Boo Bash, Oct. 27, 2013, ages 2-6, 12-2 pm, Registration Req, by Oct. 10th!, held in conjunction with the Haunted House, Costume Parade begins at 12:30 with prizes, train rides, hayrides, pumpkin patch, pumpkin decorating, hot dogs, West park on 93rd Ave, Parks, 365-6043 or 365-4686.
   Lake Hills Haunted House, OCT 4-5; Oct. 11-12;
Oct. 18-20; Oct. 25-26 2013 and 31, 7-10 pm, $15, Lake Hills Park, 8560 Lake Hills Dr 365-6236. for younger kids during the day, with lights on, $15per person Oct 26-27 12-3 pm, St. John Parks, presented by the Lions Club, 365-6043 or 365-6236. .
 October 4th, Nov. 1st, Haunted Pub Walk, New and Exclusive, 7:30 – 10:30, meet at Franklin House, back room, 68 South Campbell St., $15,
   October 4 (7:00 -8:30), Oct. 26th (3-4:30); Haunted Walk, New and Exclusive, meet at Franklin House, back room, 68 South Campbell St., 714-3761,
   October 5th, 19th, 25th, Porter County Terror Tours, 7-11pm, Bus tour, meet at 153 S. Franklin St., Valparaiso, 714-3761,
   Zombie Picnic & Food Drive, Oct 16th, Valparaiso Library, all day, What could be better than an autumn picnic... with zombies? 462-0524,
   Haunted Railway Garden, Each Fri, Sat & Sun. 2013, Throughout October, be treated to a full out Boo-fest, featuring spooky trees, raving ravens and creepy crawlies of the G-gauge steam trains. Twilight Witching Hour events 4 – 7 p.m. on selected Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. October 19th: Dog costume parade, pet portraits, prizes for best dog costume, October 26th: Happy Halloween! Come for scary stories, nocturnal animals and more, admission fees apply at gate, Taltree Arboretum, 450 West 100 North, 462-0025.
Great Pumpkin Spooktacular, Oct. 25th 6:30pm, a night of spooky tales and fun, wear your costume on stage, Memorial Opera House, downtown Valparaiso, 
   Monster Dash- October 27th, includes a 1K Family Fun Run as well as a 5K race, beginning and ending at Central Park Plaza in downtown Valparaiso. Dress as your favorite super hero, villain or fairy tale character for this costume fun run. 1K is $15, 5K is $25 or $30 for both 465-3586
   Haunted Trail Ride, Oct. 18-19th, Oct 25-26th, 2013, 6pm -10, $10 pp, kids free with adult, antique tractor rides through the woods, plus walk through haunted house. Gates close 10 pm, last tractor out at 10:30 p.m. food, drinks and baked goods available, Sunset Hill County Park, corner of Hwy 6 & Meridian Rd, North side of Valparaiso, more info call Paul 363-0688 or Bear 929-4655, 362-6824 .
   Trick or Treat Night Downtown Shops, Friday, Oct. 25th, 2013,: 4 to 6 pm, trick-or-treating at downtown businesses, cider, and hayrides around the downtown square, Pumpkin Lighting at 6:30, pie baking contest at Old World, downtown 464-8332. 
   Haunted Bus Tours, Oct. 11th, Nov 1st 2013, $35 ages 10+, 7- 11 pm, call for reservations, tours leave Franklin House, 68 South Campbell St., Valparaiso, 714-3761,
   Halloween Costume Party- Oct 29th, Fund Raiser for Valparaiso Theatrical Company, Haunted DJ, Fun House Photo Booth, Tarot Card Readings, Ghoulishly delicious fingers... er, um, finger foods, Scary low cash bar prices, Party favors, Prizes for best costume/s, and a silent scream auction! The Elks, 157 Jefferson St, $10 pre-sale and $15 at the door! only 200 tickets available 309-6794
   Haunted Pub Crawl, Oct. 18th, Nov. 2nd, 7 to 11 pm, must be 21, meet at Franklin House, 68 S. Campbell St., downtown Valparaiso, Chaos Haunted & Historical Tours, 714-3761.
   Make-it-Take-it Craft Halloween, Oct. 31st, Valparaiso, Library, 103 Jefferson St., 462-0524,
   Trick Or Treat, 5:30-7:30 pm.


   Guse Corn Maze, Now Thru Oct. 27th Sat & Sun 10am-6m, 2013 $7 per person, 7 acre maze, (est 1 hour) hay rides, kids activities, picnic areas, bon fires, train rides, pumpkin patch, school tours, 14685 S. 600 W., 733-9346. 
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   Trick or Treat, Oct. 31., 5-7pm.
   Day of the Dead – Art showcase Studio 659, Exhibit on display thru Nov.2nd, Open Thur, Fri and Sat. only, 1413 119th St,
    Halloween Parade, Oct. 26th, 2013, 1 pm, parade starts 1:30, from Bank One to Community Center, refreshments and treats afterwards at the community center, 659-0292 or 659-0860.
   Halloween Party, Oct 25th, 2013, Whiting Elks, 6:30 – 1pm, DJ music, food, fun, prizes for best costume, raffles, door prizes, and music $25 659-0525.
Haunted Hayride, 6-10pm, face painting, apple booth, cookie decorating, pumpkin patch, scary concession stand, Two nights only. Saturday, October 26th and Halloween Night, October 31st. From 6 pm - 10 pm - $5 per person. Get there early to assure you get on the ride. Whiting Park/Beach, Enter at 117th St. in Whiting to Wihala Beach. 219-659-0292.
   Children’s Halloween Party, Oct 27, 2013, Whiting Elks, Noon till 4pm, food (hot dogs & macaroni & cheese), fun, prizes for best costume, crafts and movie, 659-0525.
Trick or Treat, Oct. 31, 4- 6 pm, 
        Costume Halloween Party- Fri. Nov. 1st, 2013 DJ Jenn Booty, Cash Prizes, Vegas Hotel Pkg, Contests, Ghoulish Drink Specials, Monster Mash Dance, 10727 Randolph St, 3 miles South of US30 LOFS, 662-2244, 
   Trunk or Treat, Oct 27th 2013 4-7pm, hotdogs, chips and drinks supplied, costume parade and contest, (no scary costumes please) decorate you vehicle, Lakes of the Four Seasons Church, 9100 E. 109th Ave., 663-7803.

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