Halloween Events in South-Central Indiana

Check out some of your city's Halloween events for this weekend below.

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Photo: Carlos Eduardo Souza Lopes (Flickr)

Look below for some Halloween events in south-central Indiana this weekend.

Bloomington:

Dennis James Hosts Halloween

Boo! It’s the Phantom Everything old is new again when master organist and Indiana University alumnus Dennis James returns to IU Auditorium for his annual Halloween-themed silent film organ performance.

Festival of Ghost Stories

  • October 28, 2011
  • Venue: Bryan Park
  • Address: 1001 S. Henderson, Bloomington, IN 47401
  • Phone: 812-349-3725
  • Times: 7 – 8:30 pm
  • Admission: Free
  • www.bloomington.in.gov/parks

An Ink-black night with leering jack-o-lanterns and crisp cider set the stage for an evening of live storytelling beneath the stars. A Halloween-time tradition for more than 30 years, the Festival of Ghost Stories features haunting tales of ghosts

Pipes Spooktacular

  • October 28, 2011
  • Location: Auer Hall in the IU Simon Music Center
  • Address: 200 S. Jordan Avenue, Bloomington, IN
  • Times: 7 pm
  • Admission: Free

Pipes Spooktacular is a family-friendly Halloween recital hosted by the IU Organ Department and Bloomington American Guild of Organists performing spooky and crazy organ music, including a tag-team for Bach’s famous Toccata in D Minor!

Halloween at Lake Monroe

  • October 29, 2011
  • Venue: Lake Monroe
  • Address: 4850 South State Road 446, Bloomington, IN 47401
  • Phone: 812-837-9546
  • Times: 2 – 9 pm
  • Admission: $5/vehicle for Indiana residents; $7/vehicle for out-of-state residents
  • www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/2954.htm

2 – 4 pm Creepy Crafts! Drop by anytime during this period to make some fun, seasonal crafts. Look for the craft tables near the Campground Gate. 5:30 – 7 pm Campsite Decorating Contest Vote for your favorite campsite today!

Safe Halloween at College Mall

  • October 29, 2011
  • Location: Bloomington College Mall
  • Address: 2894 E 3rd St., Bloomington, IN 47401
  • Phone: 812-339-9370
  • Times: 6 – 8 pm

Families are welcome to attend College Mall’s “Safe Halloween,” events include face painting and trick or treating around the mall.

Skate & Scare

  • October 29, 2011
  • Venue: Frank Southern Ice Arena
  • Address: 1965 South Henderson St., Bloomington, IN 47401
  • Phone: 812-349-3742
  • Times: 7 – 9 pm
  • Admission: $5 per person plus $2.50 skate rental

Indiana University’s School of HPER students put on the Halloween Skate & Scare each year showcasing their creativity and event planning skills. Kids and adults can skate to spooky music, enjoy warm cider and skate

Spooky Paper Making

  • October 30, 2011
  • Location: Twisted Limb Paperworks Studio on the B-Line
  • Address: 1122 S. Morton Street, Bloomington, IN 47403
  • Phone: 812-333-3151
  • Times: Sunday, October 30th Time Slots: 2-3:30 pm, 3:45-5:15 pm, 5:30-7 pm, 7:15-8:45 pm Monday, October 31st Time Slots: 6-7:30 pm, 7:45-9:15 pm
  • Admission: $15 per person + $5 refundable deposit on paper making felts
  • www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=112598665510741

Enjoy cider and treats in our decorated studio while listening to haunted music and making Halloween-themed handmade paper with names like Headless Horseman, Dragon’s Breath, Children of the Corn, Eye of Newt, and Cobwebs!

Halloween Trick or Treating Hours

Calling all Ghosts & Goblins, This year’s Trick or Treating Hours in Bloomington are from 5:30 – 8:30pm on October 31st. Children make sure to walk with an adult, stay on sidewalks, look both ways, and get lots of candy! HAPPY HALLOWEEN

Museum Celebrations: Halloween Family Fun Fest

Explore folk and fairy tales at the museum’s annual, free family Halloween celebration.

Spooky Paper Making

  • October 31, 2011
  • Location: Twisted Limb Paperworks Studio on the B-Line
  • Address: 1122 S. Morton Street, Bloomington, IN 47403
  • Phone: 812-333-3151
  • Times: Sunday, October 30th Time Slots: 2-3:30 pm, 3:45-5:15 pm, 5:30-7 pm, 7:15-8:45 pm Monday, October 31st Time Slots: 6-7:30 pm, 7:45-9:15 pm
  • Admission: $15 per person + $5 refundable deposit on paper making felts
  • www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=112598665510741

Enjoy cider and treats in our decorated studio while listening to haunted music and making Halloween-themed handmade paper with names like Headless Horseman, Dragon’s Breath, Children of the Corn, Eye of Newt, and Cobwebs!

 

Columbus:

Etown Terror Haunted Woods

Child friendly halloween fun event with optional hayride, 5pm – 7pm every Friday and Saturday in October. Scary version from at 8 pm to 11:30 pm.

Night of a Thousand Jacks – Jack Turn In

  • October 28, 2011
  • Venue: Kidscommons
  • Address: 309 Washington St., Columbus, IN
  • Phone: (812) 372-2808
  • Time: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Admission: $5
  • http://www.NightofaThousandJacks.com

When Darkness Falls Haunted Trail

  • October 28 and 29, 2011
  • Venue: Ceraland Park
  • Address: 3989 S. 525 E, Columbus, IN
  • Phone: (812) 377-5849
  • Admission: $5 for Ceraland members; $8 for non-members

Moose Park Haunted House

  • October 29, 2011
  • Time: Opens at 5 p.m.
  • Venue: Moose Park
  • Address: Off Base Road at Jewell Village, Columbus, IN
  • Phone: (812) 374-8203
  • Admission: $5 per person

Children’s Fall Festival

  • October 29, 2011
  • Venue: Parkside Baptist Church
  • Address: 1780 Rocky Ford Road, Columbus, IN
  • Admission: Free
  • Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • http://www.parksidebaptist.com

Halloween Mayhem Concert

  • October 29, 2011
  • Venue: Crump Theater
  • Address: Third Street, Columbua, IN
  • Time: 7 p.m.
Featuring Fall of Dusk, Sever This Illusion, Maltese Cross, Creep and Day of Ruin. All ages welcome and costumes are encouraged. Admission is $5.

Halloween Dance for Seniors
  • October 30, 2011
  • Venue: Jennings County Senior Resource Center
  • Address: 515 Buckeye St., North Vernon, IN
  • Time: 5 – 9 p.m.
  • Admission: $6 singles, $11 couples

Halloween Carnival

  • October 31, 2011
  • Venue: Eastside Community Center
  • Address: 421 McClure Road, Columbus, IN
  • Time: 5 – 9 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
Eastside Community Center will hold a free Halloween Carnival and Trunk or Treat event 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 at the center, 421 McClure Road. The event will include food, games and prizes. Donations will be accepted before and during the event.

 Toner and Maley B & B Ghost Tour

  • October 31, 2011
  • Venue: Toner and Maley Bed and Breakfast
  • Address: Main Cross and Clay street, Edinburgh, IN
  • Phone: (812) 526-6995
  • Time: Tours from 6 pm – 10 pm
  • Admission: $5
  • http://www.hoosierparanormal.com
Guided ghost tours through this haunted B and B.

 

Terre Haute:

Halloween Fiber Frolic

Enjoy weaving, felting, knitting, and spinning projects with a fall and Halloween theme. There will be bobbing for apples and other fun Halloween activities.

Trunk or Treat

Come join us for Trunk or Treat at St. Mark October 30, 2011 from 4-7 pm. This is a family friendly event to provide a safe place for kids to come and trick or treat. There will be games, food, and of course candy!

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