CEDAR LAKE —
Oct 18th, 19th and 20th 25,
27, and Nov 2-3rd, 2013,
dark thriller, $12, 8 pm, Sundays 2 pm, Beatniks on Conkey, 418
DIY Fairly Scary Monster Mayhem,Thursday,
October 24th, 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, 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, check 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.
CHESTERTON & INDIANA DUNES PARKS —
“Howl”oween Oct 26th,
returns to haunt the dunes at Dunes State Park- Night Hike-6pm,
must sign up in person, & Owl Banding – 8pm, at Nature Center,
Palooza, October 26, 2013,
Chesterton European Market, 10am
- 1 pm, corner of Broadway & Third Ave, 926-5513, http://bit.ly/EuropeMarket.
American Legion Halloween Party Post,
Oct. 26th, 2013, 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.,
Dark Shores Tours,
Oct. 18th , & 26th, 2013,
7 to 11 pm, visit haunted sites located along the lakeshore,
Chaos Haunted & Historical Tours, 714-3761.
Trick or Treat
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. www.chaostrips.com
Trick or Treat Hours, Oct. 31, 5:30-7:30pm.
CROWN POINT —
Make a difference Day, presented by St. Jude Shelter,
2013, 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,
Ghosts and Giggles, Oct.
22nd, 6pm, storyteller, Crown Point Library, at 306-4599
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, www.chaostrips.com
EVP Class, Oct. 28th, 7-9pm, Electronic Boice Phenomina, $20 per
person, 714-3761, www.chaostrips.com
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. www.indianaghosts.org
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,
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,
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.
Trick or Treat,
Trick or Treat, Oct. 31 4-6 pm.
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,
Stage production of “Dracula” Oct. 30 –
at Indiana University Northwest, Broadway Ave., 981-4358,
Halloween Party, Oct. 31 2013,
-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="http://www.liveartsstudio.org">
Oct. 31 – Fall Harvest Festival
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”
Reaper’s Realm -
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,
Sun. Oct 27th,
2 pm – 5pm, ages 2-6, Wicker Park,
2215 Ridge Rd., Highland, games, music, costume contest,
hayrides, pumpkin decorating, bounce house,
Spooktacular & Haunted House Oct 25th & 26th, 2013,
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,
$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,
Trick or Treat, Oct. 31.,
5:30 - 7:30.
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,
Kiwanis Jack-O-Lantern Festival, October 29-30
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,
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,
Halloween Party Saturday, October 26th,
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.
Halloween Pumpkin Painting,
Thursday, October 24th,
p.m., Everyone is invited to paint a Halloween pumpkin. Bring
your own pumpkin and we will supply the paint. Hobart Library,
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, www.lakecountyparks.com, 769-PARK.
Trick or Treat County Line Orchard,
6-9pm, free outside, live music, bon
fire, choo choo rides, 200 S. County Line Rd., 947-7933.
Rocky Horror Picture Show, Oct.
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,
with shadow cast “Help Me Mommy,” come in
costume, doors open at 11pm, film starts at Midnight, The Art Theatre in
Halloween story time for
preschoolers. Oct 23rd, 1pm, Come in costume. Stories, games and a
Halloween treat, Rolling Prairie Library, Laporte,
778-2390. www.laportelibrary.org .
Trick or Treat, Oct. 31, 5:30 to 7:30 pm.
Trick or Treat, Oct 31, 2012,
Hebron Library, all ages, 3-5pm, wear costume, 101 E. Daumer Rd.,
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,
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,
to 7 pm.
Not So Scary Stories
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?
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.
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.,
Mom/Son Dance "Halloween Style" Oct. 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
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
Trick or Treat, Oct. 31, 5 to 7 pm.
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,
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,
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,
to 7 pm.
MICHIGAN CITY —
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
Play: “Dracula,” Oct. 18, 19, 20th, and Oct. 24- 25th,
2013, 8pm -
2pm on Sundays, Footlight Players, 1705 Franklin St., Michigan City,
Bank of Horrors Seance,
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. www.munster.org
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
Trick or Treat Hours,
tto 7 pm.
Craft & Vendor Fair- Sun. Oct. 20th,
Benefitting NWI Cancer Kids 11-5pm, Halls of St George, 905 E
Joliet St, Schererville, 689-2162
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, Hauntedhills@yahoo.com
Trick or Treat, Oct. 31, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Trick or Treat, Oct. 31 5-7pm.
or Treat, Oct 26
1-5 pm, Safety Village 1350 Eagle Ridge
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
Lake Hills Haunted House, OCT 4-5; Oct. 11-12;
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. .
Great Pumpkin Spooktacular, Oct. 25th
6:30pm, a night of spooky tales and fun, wear your costume on stage,
Memorial Opera House, downtown Valparaiso,
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.,
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.