Events

Spooky Events + Activities

When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam, may luck be yours on Halloween. We’ve rounded up a list of events & activities to put the spooky in your Halloween this year!

Haunted History Walking Tour

The Haunted History Walking Tour lasts 90 minutes and explores the haunted and sometimes dark history of Downtown Terre Haute. You will visit the ghosts of ISU, a salon inhabited by the spirit of a young girl, a subterranean cemetery and other spooky spots.

October 24th + 30th from 7-8:30pm. 

Please meet at the Max Ehrmann statue at 7th Street and Wabash Avenue fifteen minutes prior to the tour start time.

Scare at the Fairgrounds

Drive-thru Scare at the Fairgrounds, hosted by Culinary Queens takes place Friday October 16th & Saturday October 17th.. Listen to Halloween music on your vehicle radio 94.1 – FM as you make your way through spooky fog and scary characters from 6:30-9pm. Concessions on site, some proceeds to benefit FSA Counseling. Price is per carload. Event is hosted by DJ Danny Wayne, Culinary Queens is a proud partner and will be selling amazing snack packs to benefit FSA Counseling Center.

Halloween Trivia

Join WaterTower Estates Thursday, October 29th for a special SPOOKY Halloween trivia night! Can you answer questions about all things Halloween?! They will have a costume contest with several categories to win (stay tuned for a list of categories)! They will also have extra ghoully drinks! It’s sure to be a howling good time, join…if you dare!!

Fowler Park After Dark

Fowler Park After Dark
Friday, October 30
6:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Shelter A – Fowler Park
Ages 13+

Join the VCPRD at the Fowler Park Pioneer Village for Fowler Park After Dark! This is the perfect event for fear loving friends of the park! They will be showing When a Stranger Calls (rated PG-13; run time: 1 hour 27 min) in the field next to Shelter A at Fowler Park! Concessions will begin at 6:30 and the movie will begin at 7:15. But wait! There’s more! We will have a spooky surprise for our movie-goers before the start of the movie! We can’t wait to see you!

Terre Haute Terror Tales

Have you heard of the terror of Sheet’s Mausoleum or the tales of the Dewees-Preston House? Watch a frightful retelling of these local hauntings in the Library’s parking lot as they’re projected on Halloween night. Following the short film, the 1959 version of 𝘏𝘰𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘰𝘯 𝘏𝘢𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘏𝘪𝘭𝘭 will be shown. Please bring your own refreshments for the evening. Enjoy the films from your vehicle or bring lawn chairs to watch from the Library lawn.

Saturday, October 31st from 7:30-10pm.

Shattered Nightmares Haunted House

Inside the darkness finger nails scrape the sides of the walls trying to get out, You have no choice but to go further into the nightmare, the farther you go the more you realize your nightmares are becoming reality, many paths you must take to navigate your  way to the end!

Shattered Nightmares Haunted House is located on Lafayette Avenue in Terre Haute.

They are open weekends in October from 7pm-Midnight.

Indy Scream Park

Rated #1 in the country – Indy Scream Park is SIX terrifying haunted attractions, plus a monster midway with food, beer, wine and so much more. Indy Scream Park is Indiana’s only haunted house scream park that can KIDNAP you from your group and keep you behind!

A Night of Spirits

Séance & Readings

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at Irvington Lodge

Readings start at 5:30 pm.

Seance begins at 6:30 pm., 2nd Seance begins at 8:30 pm.

MUST WEAR A MASK. Seance $30 per ticket, $10 per reading – Must buy a Seance ticket in order to buy reading tickets.

The evening will include:

•       Refreshments

•       Spirits of all kinds 

•       $10 (cash) Psychic Readings (6 – 11 p.m.) With Séance ticket purchase only: Jan DeFerbarche, of the Magic Candle, will host readers at this event. You may get as many or as few readings as you like on a first come, first serve basis.

There will be two limited-seating séances (one from 6:30 to 8:00 and one from 8:30 to 10:00 p.m.) where three mediums will communicate with your dearly departed loved ones and impart the messages to you. This is a $30 ticketed event with proceeds benefitting Gaia Works Food Pantry and The Spirtualist Church of Indianapolis.

Tickets are extremley limited to the séance and sell out quickly, so stop into the Magic Candle, Hampton Designs or Coal Yard Coffee (Coal Yard now SOLD OUT) and purchase your tickets today! Cash only.

Hanna Haunted Acres

Hanna Haunted Acres is Indianapolis’s premier haunted house theme park. Hanna Haunted Acres is open for 25 nights during the Halloween season and features 6 absolutely spectacular haunted attractions, including Indy’s best Haunted Hayride. Hanna Haunted Acres has been seen on ABC, NBC, USA’s GREATEST HAUNTS, and numerous other media outlets throughout the state.

NEW FOR 2020:
COVID safety precautions
The Horror Fields Maze
Undead Attraction

Capacity is limited and will sell out. Prices also subject to change. Buy your tickets now to reserve your date and low price.

Twilight Tales

Take a flashlight tour through the quiet Indiana State Museum and see some of the creepiest items in its collection. Staff will tell tales of Indiana folklore and the paranormal at the museum’s historic sites.

  • When: Registration required by Oct. 20 for Oct. 21 program and by Oct. 25 for Oct. 28.
  • Where: Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St.
  • Cost: $17.
  • Info and buy tickets: indianamuseum.org/programs/twilight-tales.

Ghost Stories at the Tibbs Drive-In

Enjoy tales from Celestine Bloomfield, David Matlack, Sally Perkins and Bob Sander. Stay afterward for “The Addams Family” and then “The Ring.” Storytelling Arts of Indiana moved the famous event to the Tibbs so that people can stay in their cars or spread out.

  • When: 8 p.m. Oct. 23.
  • Where: Tibbs Drive-In, 480 S. Tibbs Ave.
  • Cost: $20 for individuals, $50 for more than two people in a car.
  • Info and to buy tickets:storytellingarts.org/events.

Headless Horseman Festival

The title gives you a pretty good idea of who will be chasing you on the haunted hayride. No one can blame him for celebrating the 200th anniversary of “The Legends of Sleepy Hollow,” after all. More activities include a marionette show, fortune-telling booth, mad science show and a new tubing hill.

This year’s 22,160-foot corn maze shows the headless horseman springing from the pages of a book. The Puzzle Maze and Kids’ Maze are open during daytime hours.

  • When: Thursdays through Sundays through Oct. 30.
  • Where: 13400 Allisonville Road in Fishers.
  • Cost: $17 Thursday and Sunday nights. $21 Friday and Saturday nights. Free for members. For Puzzle Maze and Kids’ Maze: $5 nonmembers. $4 members.
  • Info and to buy tickets:connerprairie.org/explore/things-to-do/headless-horseman.

Zoo Boo

Going to the Indianapolis Zoo means heading into Pumpkin Town — with science demonstrations, jokes and critters — taking a train ride, seeing an enormous spider and riding a carousel that turns in reverse.

  • When: Oct. 7-Nov. 1. Activities Wednesday-Sunday.
  • Where: 1200 W. Washington St.
  • Cost: Included with regular admission. Free for members.
  • Info and to buy tickets:indianapoliszoo.com/events/zooboo.

Harvest Nights at Newfields

Harvest at Newfields is back with a month-long celebration and a brand-new spooky experience, Harvest Nights. This new nightly ticketed event features thousands of endless glowing pumpkins along a never-before-seen path at Newfields. The spooky (not scary) outdoor walking experience guides guests around twists and turns of the enchanted forest, an eerie ghost train and a grand finale at Mischief Manor at the Lilly House mansion. Ghosts and friends alike can enjoy festive fall beverages and light snacks as they wander amongst glowing jack-o-lanterns. 

OCTOBER 2-25, 2020
NEWFIELDS
OCTOBER 1 / MEMBER PREVIEW NIGHT
$13 – $25 / CHILDREN UNDER 5 ARE FREE
ADVANCE TICKET REQUIRED

 

-M.

 

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